“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mushroom Sliders

October 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Mushroom Sliders. These Sliders are made using Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cremini Mushrooms, Onion, Dried Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar, Mini Sandwich Buns, Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula, and Crumbled Goat Cheese. 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mushroom Sliders

Looking for the perfect game-day snack to kick off football season? These satisfying sliders, packed with fiber and fall flavor, are sure to score a touchdown with your taste buds!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced onion
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
6 mini sandwich buns (about 1 ounce each), toasted
12 strips (1/2 inch) jarred roasted red pepper, blotted dry
Arugula
3 teaspoons crumbled goat cheese

Directions
Yield: 3 servings
Serving size: 2 sliders

1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; sprinkle with salt, if desired, thyme and black pepper. Cook 7 minutes, or until mushrooms are browned and onions are soft, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat if browning too quickly. Stir in vinegar.

2. Spoon mushroom mixture on bottoms of buns. Top each sandwich with two red pepper strips, arugula, 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese and tops of buns.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 273 calories, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 345 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/appetizer/mushroom-sliders/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Arugula……………………..

Choose bright, dry, fresh-looking arugula with a peppery, clean scent and no signs of wilting. Pre-washed, bagged arugula is also available at supermarkets. Arugula is very perishable. Do not rinse until use.

After getting your Arugula home wrap leaves in a cloth or paper towel and place them in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator. Arugula will keep in the refrigerator for about 10 days but it will be most flavorful in used in 3 to 6 days.

Healthy Green Salad Recipes

August 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Green Salad Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Green Salad Recipes with recipes like Peach Salad with Tomatoes and Raspberry Vinaigrette, Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken, and Chopped Salad with Cornbread Croutons. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Green Salad Recipes
Find healthy, delicious green salad recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peach Salad with Tomatoes and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Here’s a salad to toss together during the dog days of summer, when peaches and tomatoes are both at their best. Use a combination of lettuces that have different textures and flavors–a tender, more buttery variety with something more substantial and peppery, for instance…………………

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken
Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus…………………………..

Chopped Salad with Cornbread Croutons
At Handsome Hog, his restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota, Justin Sutherland offers this chopped salad topped with any barbecued meat on the menu. The chef recommends brisket–it takes this already Southern-inspired salad a step further……………………..

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One of America’s Favorites – Salad

June 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A garden salad consisting of lettuce, cucumber, scallions, cherry tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta

A salad is a dish consisting of a mixture of small pieces of food, usually vegetables or fruit. However, different varieties of salad may contain virtually any type of ready-to-eat food. Salads are typically served at room temperature or chilled, with notable exceptions such as south German potato salad which can be served warm.

Garden salads use a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, arugula/rocket, kale or spinach; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads. Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, fattoush, Greek salad (vegetable-based, but without leafy greens), and sōmen salad (a noodle-based salad). The sauce used to flavor a salad is commonly called a salad dressing; most salad dressings are based on either a mixture of oil and vinegar or a fermented milk product like kefir.

Salads may be served at any point during a meal:

* Appetizer salads—light, smaller-portion salads served as the first course of the meal.
* Side salads—to accompany the main course as a side dish, examples include potato salad and Caesar salad.
* Main course salads—usually containing a portion of a high-protein foods, such as meat, fish, eggs, legumes, or cheese.
* Dessert salads—sweet versions containing fruit, gelatin, sweeteners or whipped cream.

Green leaf salad with salmon and bread

The Romans, ancient Greeks and Persians ate mixed greens with dressing, a type of mixed salad. Salads, including layered and dressed salads, have been popular in Europe since the Greek and Roman imperial expansions. In his 1699 book, Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets, John Evelyn attempted with little success to encourage his fellow Britons to eat fresh salad greens. Mary, Queen of Scots, ate boiled celery root over greens covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil, and slices of hard-boiled eggs.

Oil used on salads can be found in the 17th-century colony of New Netherland (later called New York, New Jersey and Delaware). A list of common items arriving on ships and their designated prices when appraising cargo included “a can of salad oil at 1.10 florins” and “an anker of wine vinegar at 16 florins”. In a 1665 letter to the Director of New Netherland from the Island of Curaçao there is a request to send greens: “I request most amicably that your honors be pleased to send me seed of every sort, such as cabbage, carrots, lettuce, parsley, etc. for none can be acquired here and I know that your honor has plenty,…”.

Salads may be sold in supermarkets, at restaurants and at fast food chains. In the United States, restaurants will often have a salad bar with salad-making ingredients, which the customers will use to put together their salad. Salad restaurants were earning more than $300 million in 2014. At-home salad consumption in the 2010s was rising but moving away from fresh-chopped lettuce and toward bagged greens and salad kits, with bag sales expected to reach $7 billion per year.

Types of salads

American-style potato salad with egg and mayonnaise

A salad can be a composed salad (with the ingredients specifically arranged on the serving dish) or a tossed salad (with the ingredients placed in a bowl and mixed). An antipasto plate, the first dish of a formal Italian meal, is similar to a composed salad, and has vegetables, cheese, and meat.

Green salad
A green salad or garden salad is most often composed of leafy vegetables such as lettuce varieties, spinach, or rocket (arugula). If non-greens make up a large portion of the salad it may instead be called a vegetable salad. Common raw vegetables (in the culinary sense) used in a salad include cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, radishes, mushrooms, avocado, olives, artichoke hearts, heart of palm, watercress, parsley, garden beets, and green beans. Nuts, berries, seeds, and flowers are less common components. Hard-boiled eggs, bacon, shrimp, and cheeses may be used as garnishes, but large amounts of animal-based foods would be more likely in a dinner salad.

Wedge salad
A wedge salad is a specific type of green salad made from a head of lettuce (often iceberg), halved or quartered, with other ingredients on top.

Fruit salad
Fruit salads are made of fruit (in the culinary sense), which may be fresh or canned. Examples include fruit cocktail.

Rice and pasta salads
Rice and pasta may be used as the key ingredient to making a salad. Pasta salads are more common. Some examples of rice salads come from Thai cuisine, like Nasi ulam.

Bound salads
Bound salads are assembled with thick sauces such as mayonnaise. One portion of a bound salad will hold its shape when placed on a plate with a scoop. Examples of bound salad include tuna salad, chicken salad, egg salad, coleslaw, and potato salad. Some bound salads are used as sandwich fillings. Some pasta salads, i.e. macaroni salad, are bound salads. They are popular at picnics and barbecues.

Dinner salads

Ambrosia

Main course salads (known as dinner salads or as entrée salads in the United States) may contain small pieces of poultry, seafood, or steak. Caesar salad, Chef salad, Cobb salad, Chinese chicken salad and Michigan salad are dinner salads.

A wider variety of cheeses are used in dinner salads, including Roquefort blue cheese (traditional for a Cobb salad), and Swiss, Cheddar, Jack, and Provolone (for Chef and Cobb salads).

Dessert salads
Dessert salads rarely include leafy greens and are often sweet. Common variants are made with gelatin or whipped cream; e.g. jello salad, pistachio salad, and ambrosia. Other forms of dessert salads include snickers salad, glorified rice, and cookie salad.

 

Healthy Greens Recipes

November 27, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Greens Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Greens Recipes with recipes including; Winter Greens Salad with Pomegranate and Kumquats, Best Caesar Salad with Crispy Parmesan, and Slow-Cooker White Bean, Spinach and Sausage Stew. Find these recipes and many more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Greens Recipes
Find healthy, delicious greens recipes including arugula, chard, watercress and endive recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Winter Greens Salad with Pomegranate and Kumquats
Kumquats deliver a piquant burst of citrus, especially when eaten skins, seeds and all. Here we toss them with a trio of greens for their vivid orange color as much as their zestiness. Pomegranate seeds and pistachios bring a jewel­like finish………………..

Best Caesar Salad with Crispy Parmesan
For a nutrient-packed twist, this healthy Caesar salad features spinach and kale in addition to romaine. But it’s the Parmesan crisps that make this salad holiday-worthy. Serve it for Thanksgiving or any other special meal…………………..

Slow-Cooker White Bean, Spinach and Sausage Stew
Reach for this recipe on a chilly morning when you know you’ll want a steaming bowl of slow-cooker sausage stew for supper. To make this recipe gluten free, use gluten-free sausage…………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Greens Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 31, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Bitter Greens……………….

Soak bitter greens, like arugula or kale, in a bowl of ice water in the fridge for about an hour to cut their bitterness. Run the leaves through your salad spinner several times with a paper towel to get them nice and dry and crisp

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey Toast

January 11, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey Toast. This one is made using the Jennie – O Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey Breast along with Apple Butter, Brie Cheese, Granny Smith Apples, Arugula, all served on toasted Multi-Grain Bread. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey Toast
Warm up to the flavors of fall with Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey Toast. Perfect for crisp autumn mornings, this flavorful toast recipe is ideal for breakfast or brunch. With a sweet and savory mix of apple, brie cheese, arugula and our new thinly sliced JENNIE-O® Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey, you’ll be in the fall spirit after one bite.

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons apple butter
2 slices multi-grain bread, toasted
2 ounces thinly sliced JENNIE-O® Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey, from the service deli
1 ounce brie cheese, sliced
4 Granny Smith apple slices
¼ cup fresh arugula leaves

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 425°F.
2) Spread apple butter on 1 side of each bread slice. Layer 1 bread slice with turkey, cheese and apple slices.
3) Place sandwich on baking sheet. Bake 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted. Add arugula and remaining bread slice.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 420
Protein 27g
Carbohydrates 55g
Fiber 7g
Sugars 29g
Fat 11g
Cholestero l55mg
Sodium 890mg
Saturated Fat5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1236-apple-cider-cinnamon-turkey-toast

Jennie – O Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey Breast
What’s better than a cup of hot apple cider on a fall day? Our new Apple Cider Cinnamon Turkey Breast. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday table. Whether it’s sliced thin for lunch or cut thick for dinner, adding the flavors of fall to your favorite recipes just got easier.

* GLUTEN FREE
* PREMIUM SEASONED
Ask for this product in the deli section of your grocery store.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
FULLY COOKED – READY TO EAT:
This product is fully cooked and is “Ready To Eat”.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size 56 g
Calories 70
Calories From Fat 10
Total Fat 1.0 g
Saturated Fat. 0 g
Trans Fat. 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 480 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 13 g

INGREDIENTS
Seasoning Ingredients: Sugar, Brown Sugar, Spices (Including Cinnamon), Natural Flavoring, Malic Acid. Ingredients: Turkey Breast Meat, Turkey Broth, Contains 2% Or Less Seasoning (Sugar, Spice Extractives, Apple Cider), Salt, Turbinado Sugar, Vinegar, Rosemary Extract, Baking Soda.

https://www.jennieo.com/products/260-apple-cider-cinnamon-turkey-breast

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Meatloaf Makeover

December 14, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Turkey Meatloaf Makeover. Meatloaf made healthier. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with White Onion, Carrot, Red Bell Pepper, Arugula, Cloves, Bread Crumbs, and Spices. Just another Healthy and Delicious Recipe from Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Meatloaf Makeover
This meatloaf recipe will leave you wondering why you didn’t switch to turkey sooner. It’s tender, it’s juicy and it has all the flavor you expect — but this one’s under 300 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
MEATLOAF
½ white onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled, chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup arugula
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (16-ounce) packages JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg
olive oil spray

GLAZE
½ cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350°F. In food processor, combine onion, carrot, red bell pepper, arugula and garlic. Pulse to chopped.
2) In large bowl, combine ground turkey and onion mixture. Using hands, work ingredients in gently. In medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, thyme, chili powder, pepper and salt. Mix well. In small bowl, combine almond milk and egg, whisk to combine. Sprinkle dry mixture over meat and gently mix in, add the wet mixture and continue to gently mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
3) Spray large foil or parchment lined baking sheet with olive oil spray and shape meat into a 6-inch by 11-inch x 1 ½-inch rectangle in the middle of the pan.
4) For glaze, in a small bowl mix together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, cumin and honey and brush over meatloaf top and sides.
5) Bake 1 hour 30 minutes and until 165°F. as measured by
6) a meat thermometer in the center. Always cook to well-done. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 260
Protein 25g
Carbohydrates 18g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 510mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/769-turkey-meatloaf-makeover

Healthy Arugula Recipes

May 19, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Arugula Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Arugula Recipes like; Sausage, Mushroom and Pesto Grilled Pizza, Steak and Pepper Tartines with Arugula Salad, and Asparagus Salad Topped with Poached Eggs. Find these recipes and more all the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Arugula Recipes
Find healthy, delicious arugula recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sausage, Mushroom and Pesto Grilled Pizza
Healthy homemade sausage-and-mushroom pizza in the comfort of your backyard? Yes, please. All you need for a Naples-worthy pie is a hot grill, store-bought pizza dough and easy prepared ingredients. Serve with a glass of Chianti………

Steak and Pepper Tartines with Arugula Salad
These open-face, knife-and-fork steak sandwiches are topped with Gruyère cheese to make them reminiscent of a Philly cheesesteak. If you can’t find shaved sandwich steak in your grocery store, try slicing a flank steak very thin……….

Asparagus Salad Topped with Poached Eggs
This asparagus salad topped with poached eggs is satisfying yet light, making it a nice option for lunch, brunch or even dinner with some crusty bread. Roasting brings out a toasty flavor in the asparagus. We like this salad with medium-set poached eggs so the yolks are still a little runny, but poach your eggs for the full 8 minutes if you prefer hard-set yolks………….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Arugula Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21664/ingredients/vegetables/greens/arugula/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Burger and Sundried Tomato Mayo

May 11, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Burger and Sundried Tomato Mayo. This one uses JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties along with toppings of Sundried Tomato Mayo, Arugula, Cheddar Cheese, all served on split Ciabatta Bread. As always you can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Jennie – O recipes. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Burger and Sundried Tomato Mayo
The sundried tomato mayo on this juicy turkey burger is a-mayo-zing! Spruce it up even more with delicious toppings including arugula and cheddar cheese. Once you see how easy this recipe is to make, plain burgers will be a thing of the past.

INGREDIENTS
¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties
4 slices white Cheddar cheese, halved
1 (14-ounce) package ciabatta bread, split and cut into 4 pieces
arugla leaves

DIRECTIONS
1) In blender, combine tomatoes, water, vinegar and mayonnaise; blend until smooth. Set aside.
2) Cook patties as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Place cheese on bottom halves of bread. Top with burgers, sun-dried mayo, arugula and bread top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 360
Protein 32g
Carbohydrates 23g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Fat 15g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 550mg
Saturated Fat 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/700-turkey-burger-and-sundried-tomato-mayo

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