“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetable-Topped Hummus

May 16, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Vegetable-Topped Hummus. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Chickpeas, Tahini, Lemon Juice, Garlic Clove, Salt, Tomato, Green Onions, Parsley, and Assorted Crackers. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetable-Topped Hummus
A conventional homemade hummus base topped with an assortment of chopped veggies makes for a winning combination! For a gluten-, dairy-, egg-, nut-, and soy-free snack, serve this dip with carrot and celery sticks, bell pepper strips, and cucumber slices. Fun for everyone!

Ingredients
1 can (about 15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Pita bread or assorted crackers (optional)

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 6 tablespoons hummus

1 – Combine chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt in food processor or blender; process until smooth.

2 – Combine tomato, green onions, and parsley in small bowl; gently toss to combine.

3 – Spoon hummus into serving bowl; top with tomato mixture. Serve with pita bread or assorted crackers, if desired.

Note: For a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free snack, serve hummus with carrot and celery sticks, bell pepper strips, and cucumber slices.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 75 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 369 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of Week – Cajun Grains

April 18, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of Week is Cajun Grains. So to make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Whole Farro, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Ground Turkey (93% Lean), Green Bell Pepper, White Onion, Salt Free Cajun Seasoning, and 1 can No Salt Added Red Kidney Beans. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cajun Grains
This simple Cajun Grain recipe from Jackie Newgent’s The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition, will kick the monotony out of any boring lunchtime. Packed with the whole grain farro, lean ground turkey, and plenty of vegetables, this is something you can make in advance and then reheat in the microwave for a high-flavor and nutritious lunch entree!

Ingredients
1 cup whole farro, rinsed and drained
1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can roasted, diced tomatoes with green chilies (undrained)
1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces ground turkey (about 93% lean)
1 medium green bell pepper, finely diced
1 small white onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon salt-free Cajun seasoning
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added red kidney beans, drained

Directions
1 – Add the farro, broth, diced tomatoes with liquid, and salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. (The farro will be halfway cooked.)

2 – Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey, bell pepper, onion, and cajun seasoning and sauté until the turkey is crumbled and well-done and onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

3 – Stir the turkey mixture and beans into the farro mixture, cover, and continue to simmer until the farro is tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes to complete the cooking process. Then serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 230 calories, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mediterranean Scramble Pitas

April 11, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Vegetarian | 1 Comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Mediterranean Scramble Pita. Made using Canola Oil, Zucchini, Green Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Dried Rosemary, Stuffed Green Olives, Italian Parsley, Egg Substitute, Multigrain Pita Bread Rounds, and Crumbled Reduced-Fat Feta Cheese. he recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mediterranean Scramble Pitas
Packed with fiber, these delicious Greek pitas are the perfect way to try the Mediterranean diet!

Ingredients
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 cup sliced zucchini and/or yellow squash
1 cup diced green bell peppers
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
12 small stuffed green olives, quartered
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
2 multigrain pita bread rounds, halved and warmed
1 ounce reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 filled pita half

1 – Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and bell peppers; cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and rosemary; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in olives and parsley. Place in medium bowl. Cover to keep warm.

2 – Wipe out skillet with paper towel. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil and heat over medium heat. Cook egg substitute until set, lifting edges to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath.

3 – Fill each warmed pita half with equal amounts of eggs and half of feta. Top with vegetable mixture and remaining feta.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 199 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 554 mg, Fiber: 6 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Soup

March 14, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Soup. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Frozen Cauliflower Florets, Water, Skim Milk, Garlic Diet Margarine, Salt, Pepper, Sour Cream, and Shredded Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. There’s 179 calories and 23 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Creamy Potato-Cauliflower Soup
Looking for a healthy dish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Irish eyes will be smiling on this creamy and comforting soup, packed with the deliciousness of potatoes and cheese. The addition of cauliflower florets to the mix keeps the carb content down but the flavor high!

Ingredients
1 pound frozen cauliflower florets, thawed
1/4 cup water
2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
2 cups mashed potatoes (see tip)
4 to 5 medium green onions, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons diet margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup fat-free sour cream
6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) shredded, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup soup, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 tablespoon cheese, and about 1 tablespoon green onions

1. Bring cauliflower and water to a boil in large saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat. Cover. Simmer 12 to 14 minutes, or until tender. Transfer cauliflower, any remaining water, and 1 cup milk into blender. Cover. Holding lid securely, process until puréed.

2. Return cauliflower mixture to saucepan. Add potatoes, all but 1/3 cup green onions, garlic, and remaining 1 cup milk. Stir until blended. Cook on medium-low heat 10 minutes. Add margarine, salt, if desired, and pepper. Stir until margarine is melted. Garnish with equal amounts sour cream, cheese, and remaining green onions.

Tip: To make 2 cups nutritious mashed potatoes, mash 1 pound boiled baking potatoes with 2 tablespoons diet margarine and 1/4 to 1/3 cup fat-free (skim) milk.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 179 calories, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 12 mg, Sodium: 271 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tomato, Orange, and Onion Salad

February 28, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tomato, Orange, and Onion Salad. Included are recipes for the Vinaigrette and Salad. To make the Salad you’ll be needing Tomatoes, Navel Oranges, Vidalia Onions, Black Olives, and fresh Parsley. For the Vinaigrette: Dry Mustard Powder, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Tomato, Orange, and Onion Salad
Who says winter isn’t salad season? This simple offering, topped with homemade dressing, combines a variety of colors and flavors for a low-carb appetizer that will wow your dinner companions!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes

Vinaigrette:
1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Salad:
4 large ripe tomatoes
2 navel oranges, peeled
2 medium-size sweet onions (Vidalia), peeled
8 to 10 black olives, pitted, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – For the vinaigrette, combine all of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously.

2 – For the salad, slice tomatoes, oranges, and onions into 1/4-inch slices. Arrange slices on a large platter. Sprinkle with chopped olives. Pour vinaigrette over the top of the salad and sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Split Pea and Rice Soup Recipe for Diabetics

January 17, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Split Pea and Rice Soup Recipe for Diabetics. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Onion, Carrots, Celery, Garlic, Curry Powder, Split Peas, Brown Rice, Water, Bay Leaf, Salt, and Pepper. There’s 131 calories and 22 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Split Pea And Rice Soup Recipe for Diabetics
Peas? Yes, please! If you’re a fan of this versatile legume, you’ll want to try this cold-weather favorite. Packed with peas and brown rice and spiced with a hint of curry, it’s a satisfying winter snack or side.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 to 2 teaspoons curry powder, to taste
2 cups split peas
1 cup uncooked brown rice, rinsed
8 cups water
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions
Yield: about 14 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Heat oil in large kettle and sauté onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until tender. Stir in curry powder to taste. Add split peas, rice, water, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until peas and rice are tender. Add pepper and salt and serve hot.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 131 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 227 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tempeh Dagwood Sandwich

January 10, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tempeh Dagwood Sandwich. This bad boy is loaded with nothing but good things. You’ll be needing Low-Sodium Soy Sauce, Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Soy Tempeh, Mayonnaise, Multigrain Bread, Shredded Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese, and Tomato. Forget about the Meat with this one! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Tempeh Dagwood Sandwich
Stacked up high and filled with smooth avocado, juicy tomato, and creamy cheese, this power-protein sandwich is a South Beach vegetarian favorite. Vegans can use nondairy mayo and soy cheese. If you have extra time, marinate the tempeh for up to an hour.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon plus 11/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 (8-ounce) package soy tempeh
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
2 slices multigrain bread, lightly toasted
1 ounce shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (3 tablespoons)
1/4 avocado, peeled and sliced
2 slices tomato

Cooking Directions:
1 – Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic in a shallow bowl. Add tempeh and marinate for 10 minutes, turning once halfway through.
2 – Spray a medium nonstick skillet with fat-free cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add tempeh, reserving marinade, and cook until well browned, 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat, add 2 tablespoons of the marinade to the pan, and flip tempeh once or twice until marinade is absorbed.
3 – Spread mayonnaise on 1 bread slice. Place tempeh on top and cover with cheese, avocado, and tomato. Top with remaining bread, gently press down, slice in half, and serve.
Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): 450 calories, 19 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 16 g dietary fiber, 860 mg sodium.
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Veggie Patch Pizza

December 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Veggie Patch Pizza. How about a Homemade Vegetarian Pizza! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Refrigerated Pizza Crust Dough, Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, Tomatoes, Onions, Mushrooms, Banana Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Provolone Cheese, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Veggie Patch Pizza
Looking for a delicious, homemade vegetarian pizza? You’ll love this recipe!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Baking time: 22–30 minutes

Cooking spray
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 can (10 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust dough
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
3 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
3 large mushrooms, thinly sliced
Half a 13.75-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and sliced
Half a 14-ounce can hearts of palm, drained and sliced
1/2 cup pickled banana pepper rings
2 ounces provolone cheese, shredded or sliced into thin strips
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions
Yield: 13-inch pizza
Serving size: 1/8 of pizza

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 13-inch pizza pan or baking stone with cooking spray and sprinkle evenly with cornmeal. Place pizza dough on pan and, starting at center, press dough out with hands to cover pan. Using your fingertips or a pastry brush, coat dough lightly with olive oil. Bake 5–8 minutes, or until light golden. Remove crust from the oven and sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese. Cover with tomato slices, onion rings, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, and banana pepper rings. Top with provolone cheese and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Return pizza to the oven and bake 17–22 minutes more, or until crust is deep golden.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 207 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 11 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 622 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Southwest White Bean Stew

November 29, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a recipe for Southwest White Bean Stew. Some of the ingredients you’ll need is; Red Onion, Bell Peppers, Jalapenos, and more! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Southwest White Bean Stew
Do the cold days and long nights leave you wanting to hunker down at home? You’ll want to try our quick and tasty white bean soup recipe to shake off those winter doldrums and fill your kitchen with mouth watering aromas!

Ingredients
3 cups white beans, cooked and drained
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 assorted bell peppers, diced
2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup low-salt chicken or vegetable broth
2 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
1 14.5-ounce can low-salt diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions
Yield: 4 servings.
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

1 – Puree 1 cup of the cooked beans and combine with the whole beans.

2 – Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Sauté the onions, bell peppers, jalapeños and garlic in the oil until the onions are translucent, 4–5 minutes.

3 – Add the bean mixture and broth. Stir constantly until the beans are thoroughly heated, 3–4 minutes.

4 – Add the vinegar, tomatoes, and salt and remove from the heat when hot. Stir in the cilantro just before serving.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 276 calories, Carbohydrates: 45 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1/2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 321 mg, Fiber: 11 g
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“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – PENNE WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT AND SAVORY MUSHROOM RAGOUT

November 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week is – PENNE WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT AND SAVORY MUSHROOM RAGOUT. To make this delicious sounding dish you’ll need; 1 box of Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Rotini, Eggplants, Herbs and Spices, Mushrooms, Wine, Marinara Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PENNE WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT AND SAVORY MUSHROOM RAGOUT
Recipe for Penne with Roasted Eggplant and Savory Mushroom Ragout from our Main Dishes recipe section.

Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Rotini
2 medium eggplants (about 3/4 pound each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon each chopped fresh rosemary, minced garlic and finely chopped red onion
1 cup each sliced porcini (dry), portobello (fresh) and shiitake (fresh) mushrooms (see note below)
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 cups (16 ounces) prepared marinara sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
1 – Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch rounds. Spray cut sides with nonstick cooking spray. Place on nonstick baking sheet or foil-lined baking sheet.
2 – Bake in preheated 450F oven 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven. Place eggplant on paper towels. When cooled, cut slices in half.
3 – Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add parsley, rosemary, garlic and onion. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until sizzling, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms. Stir in wine; cook 2 to 3 minutes until wine evaporates. Stir in marinara sauce and eggplant. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Toss with eggplant sauce and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.
Note: To hydrate porcini mushrooms, cover mushrooms with hot water. Allow to stand about 20 minutes to soften; drain.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 397
Calories from fat: 65
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 12 grams
Sodium: 641 milligrams
Cholesterol: 6 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 65 grams

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Everything about veganism,food, activism

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Climbing, Outdoors, Life!

The Entertaining Addict

Flavors for Family and Friends

Raising This Home

Life of a Jesus follower, wife and mommy.

Chicken Girl

Offering helpful advice on raising happy, healthy backyard chickens and other small animals.

Nosh N Fit

Nutrition | Health | Wellness

FOOD AND HEALTH

Let enjoy eating this delicious healthy foods for a better lifestyle and even a boost of confidence.