“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Potato Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

April 24, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Potato Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella. The name alone sounds like nothing but “delicious”. Fresh made Gnocchi topped with Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes. Enjoy and eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Potato Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

This is Italian comfort food—homemade potato gnocchi served with a tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. Recipe created by Chef Thomas Catherall, C.M.C.

 

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Gnocchi:*
2 pounds russet baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Sauce:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
10 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced (or 1 1/2 [28 ounces each] cans Italian plum tomatoes, drained and chopped)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Large pinch crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 to 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut in 1/4-inch cubes
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – For Gnocchi: Place the potatoes in a saucepan and add water just to the level of the potatoes. Salt the water. Bring to a boil and cook until very soft, 25 minutes. Drain well; let stand in the colander for 10 minutes.
2 – Spread the flour on your work surface. With a potato ricer or food mill fit with a medium disk, rice the warm potatoes evenly over the entire top of the the flour. Toss together lightly with your fingers to distribute the potatoes and flour evenly. Make a well in the center and add the egg. Knead to form a ball. Knead 1 minute to gather up all of the bits of flour and potato on the work surface. Cover with an inverted bowl and let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
3 – Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a 1/2-inch-thick rope, approximately 12 inches long. Working with one rope at a time (keeping the others covered with towel), with floured hands, cut through the dough with the curved edge of a fork, every 1/2 inch. On the back edge of the fork, roll each piece forward and back, making fork indentations and shell shapes. Toss with the flour. Place on a floured baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
4 – Heat salted water in large Dutch oven.
5 – For Sauce: Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, oregano, crushed red pepper, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, wine, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the liquid begins to evaporate and the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from the heat. Puree in a blender or food processor. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and red wine vinegar. Return to skillet.
6 – To complete the recipe, bring salted water to a boil. Cook about half of the gnocchi until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Repeat with the remaining gnocchi.
7 – Add the cooked gnocchi to the sauce. Heat thoroughly. Toss in the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with grated cheese; serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/potato_gnocchi_with_tomatoes_and_fresh_mozzarella_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 24, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Some reasons to love Potatoes even more………

 
* Just 110 calories.
* No fat, sodium or cholesterol.
* Nearly half your daily value of vitamin C.
* More potassium than a banana.
* A good source of vitamin B6.
* Fiber, magnesium and antioxidants.
* Resistant starch.
* Blood-Pressure Lowering Potential of Potatoes.

April 24th is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day!

April 24, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

  Here are today’s five food facts to know about Pigs-in-a-Blanket:   The first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957. Pigs in a blanket a…

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Cajun Shrimp & Veggies in Foil

April 23, 2017 at 11:20 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Easy recipe but takes some chopping. You can chop all of the veggies in advance over the weekend. Great over rice or quinoa and you can use the leftovers to make tacos. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 TB Cajun or…

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Cinnamon Swirl Ragamuffins

April 23, 2017 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

If the name Ragamuffin doesn’t captivate you, the taste will. Ragamuffins are the lazy cook’s (by lazy I mean me, not necessarily you) way to a little Cinnamon Roll flavor without the y…

Source: Cinnamon Swirl Ragamuffins

No Dinner Post Tonight…

April 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM | Posted in cooking, Food | Leave a comment
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Started off the morning with a Poached egg on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had the wooden deck repainted today. We have a huge deck so it will take another day to finish it up. It’s looking good though! After Breakfast I went up to the local Kroger for a couple of items and back home. A little warmer out there today, 69 degrees and mostly sunny. Not much going on today, all caught up on all the cleaning. Went on over to see Dad for a bit and back home. Not feeling up to par, upset stomach. So no Dinner post tonight. See everyone tomorrow!!

Chicken Chile Relleno Casserole

April 23, 2017 at 2:39 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We’ve made a wedding website, y’all! We also just finished up our registry yesterday… This whole thing is really starting to get official! We’re only 167 days out from the b…

Source: Chicken Chile Relleno Casserole

Super Simple Parmesan Fish

April 23, 2017 at 2:08 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

We finally arrived home yesterday. It certainly has been a crazy month! First our trip to Walt Disney World then home for four days and then to visit my parents in North Carolina. We arrived home f…

Source: Super Simple Parmesan Fish

Soup Special of the Day!………Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

April 23, 2017 at 5:48 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This weeks Soup Special of the Day is Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. This one combines Cauliflower, Green Onions, Chicken Broth, Roasted Red Peppers, and more! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine which has a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Tips. So check the site out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped green onion
4 cups chicken broth
2 packages (8 ounces each) fresh cauliflowerets
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups shredded pepper-Jack cheese (6 ounces)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
Directions

* Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add green onions and saute about 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups broth; bring to boiling. Add cauliflowerets; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 6 minutes or until cauliflower is almost tender.
* Whisk together flour and remaining 1 cup chicken broth in a small bowl. Stir into saucepan. Bring to boiling; cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until soup is thickened.
* Remove soup from heat. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in roasted red peppers, salt if using and hot-pepper sauce, breaking up red peppers with a wooden spoon.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 294
Protein: 15g
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 14g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/82.shtml

Homemade Pizza Recipes

April 23, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Homemade Pizza Recipes. Make Pizza Night a healthier night with these Diabetic Friendly Pizza Recipes! Delicious Pizza Recipes including; Goat Cheese Pizza, Pesto Shrimp Pizza, and Pizza Bites. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Homemade Pizza Recipes
Pizza doesn’t have to be guilt-by-the-slice. Feel good about eating your favorite comfort food with these homemade pizzas and calzones. Whether featuring homemade pizza dough or light, convenient substitutes like pitas, tortillas, or lettuce, all of our healthy pizza recipes are delicious and diabetes-friendly.

 

 

Goat Cheese Pizza

Top a hearty premade crust with just six ingredients for an easy dinner bursting with fresh flavor. We swapped traditional mozzarella for crumbled goat cheese to give the low-carb pizza unexpected richness…….

 
Pesto Shrimp Pizza

For this unique, low-carb flatbread dinner, start by making homemade pizza dough, then substitute tangy pesto for traditional red sauce and shrimp for Italian sausage……

 
Pizza Bites

Transform your everyday sandwich rolls into perfectly portioned pizzas. Each sausage pizza has only 105 calories and 13 grams of carb — making one pizza a tasty appetizer or two pizzas a satisfying dinner……….

 
* Click the link below to get all the Homemade Pizza Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/homemade-pizza-recipes

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