Diabetic Dish of the Week – Asparagus and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts for Diabetics

April 27, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Asparagus and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts for Diabetics. To prepare this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Asparagus, Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Red Bell Pepper, Garlic, Dried Parsley, Black Pepper, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, and Corn Relish. The Dish is 189 calories and 3 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Asparagus and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts for Diabetics
Asparagus is packed with vitamins and minerals that have health benefits ranging from fighting bloating to aiding in weight loss to helping prevent urinary tract infections. Take advantage of this nutritious and delicious veggie, now in peak season, with our filling and low-carb entrée!

Ingredients

20 asparagus spears (about 2 bunches)
2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 teaspoon roasted crushed garlic
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1/4 pound each)
4 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons corn relish (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 stuffed chicken breast

1 – Snap woody stem ends off asparagus and discard. Cut off asparagus tips about 4 inches long; set aside. Slice asparagus stalks and combine with broth, red pepper, garlic, parsley, and black pepper in saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2 – While vegetables cook, place each chicken breast half between plastic wrap, and pound with rolling pin until approximately 1/4 inch thick.

3 – Preheat electric indoor grill with lid. Lay 5 asparagus tips across one end of each pounded breast. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese and fold in half. Place stuffed breasts on grill and cook with lid closed for 6 minutes.

4 – Spoon vegetable sauce onto serving plates and top with cooked breast. Garnish with corn relish, if desired.

* Gelatin Salad: If desired, serve with Gelatin Salad. Mix together 4 cups ready-to-use shredded cabbage, 1 cup mandarin orange segments, and 1/2 cup fat-free vinaigrette in medium bowl. Divide mixture evenly among 4 salad plates. Remove orange gelatin from 4 ready-to-use, sugar-free gelatin dessert cups and slice gelatin with egg slicer or knife. Top each salad with gelatin slices. Garnish each serving with 1/2 tablespoon dried cranberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 189 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 33 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 83 mg, Sodium: 317 mg, Fiber: 2 g
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Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin with Gouda, Muenster and Asiago

April 27, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin with Gouda, Muenster and Asiago to pass along. To make this Delicious Asparagus Recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Asparagus, Milk, Cornstarch, Wisconsin Gouda, Wisconsin Muenster Cheese, Wisconsin Asiago Cheese, Salt, Pepper, and Bread Crumbs. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin with Gouda, Muenster and Asiago
An elegant side dish of tender asparagus spears enrobed in a creamy, two cheese sauce topped with asiago cheese and buttery bread crumbs.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 tablespoons butter
2 pounds (approximately) asparagus, washed and tough ends removed
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Gouda (plain or smoked) cheese, shredded
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Muenster cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup coarse bread crumbs
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Wisconsin asiago cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease a 9x9x2-inch glass baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter.
2 – Arrange the asparagus in the baking dish.
3 – Gently simmer milk over medium heat. Stir in the cornstarch mixture to thicken slightly. Add the Gouda and Muenster cheeses and whisk in until smooth and creamy; season with the salt. Pour the cheese sauce over the asparagus.
4 – Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Toss with the bread crumbs, Asiago and pepper. Sprinkle over the asparagus mixture.
5 – Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.
Makes 6 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/three_cheese_asparagus_gratin_with_wisconsin_cheese_recipe.html

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

March 26, 2021 at 7:11 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Very windy and 59 degrees out today, felt cooler with wind blowing out all day. We didn’t get any damage in our area but tree limbs down from the storm that moved through last night. Some areas had flooding and heavy wind damage, we were lucky! I got the cart, rake and leaf blower out of the shed and cleaned up around the yard, limbs and garbage. Then I went over and gave a couple of neighbors a hand. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus. Love this trio of food together but haven’t had it in a while.

 

Walleye tonight! I bought the Walleye, Butternut Squash, and Asparagus all from Meijer. To prepare the Walleye I first rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. Next I cut the Fillet in half. Then to prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

Then for another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle it with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place the pan in the oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Raspberry Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asparagus Pasta

February 8, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Asparagus Pasta. Some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Olive Oil, Mushrooms, Green Onions, Garlic, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Marsala Wine, Dry Fusilli Pasta, Grated Romano Cheese and more. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus Pasta
Sautéed mushrooms, green onions, garlic, olives, tomatoes and asparagus in a Marsala wine sauce, tossed with fusilli pasta, garnished with freshly grated Romano cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup olive wedges
1 cup diced tomatoes
2 cups cooked asparagus, cut on diagonal
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
1/2 cup Marsala wine
Cornstarch slurry (equal parts cornstarch and water)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
16 ounces dry fusilli pasta, cooked according to package directions
Freshly grated Romano cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large skillet, over high heat, sauté the mushrooms, green onions, and garlic in the olive oil until tender. Add the olives and tomatoes. Heat thoroughly.
2 – Add cooked asparagus and dry spices, stirring constantly.
3 – Add Marsala wine to flash point, then add vegetable stock.
4 – Add cornstarch slurry to thicken.
5 – Pour over cooked pasta, mix, sprinkle with Romano cheese and serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 319 calories, 8.23 grams protein, 28.16 grams carbohydrate, 3.75 grams fiber, 18.3 grams fat, 5.59 milligrams cholesterol, 480 milligrams sodium.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/asparagus_pasta_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche

January 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, Low Fat 1% Milk, All purpose Flour, Egg Whites, Egg, Deli Ham, Basil, Salt, Pepper, and Finely Shredded Swiss Cheese. The Dish is 138 calories and 7 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche
This low-carb quiche delivers two things: golden crispiness on the outside and 100 percent delectable flavor on the inside!

Ingredients
2 cups sliced asparagus (1/2-inch pieces)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 egg whites
1 egg
1 cup chopped cooked deli ham
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or basil
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine asparagus, bell pepper, and 1 tablespoon water in microwavable bowl. Cover with waxed paper; microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain vegetables.

2 – Whisk milk and flour in large bowl. Whisk in egg whites and egg until well combined. Stir in vegetables, ham, tarragon, salt, if desired, and black pepper. Pour into 9-inch pie plate. Bake 35 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over quiche; bake 5 minutes or until center is set and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Cut into 6 wedges.

Variations: Add 1 clove minced garlic. Add 2 tablespoons chopped green onion.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 439 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/crustless-ham-and-asparagus-quiche/

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Whole-Grain Rotini with Asparagus and Chicken

December 8, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Whole-Grain Rotini with Asparagus and Chicken to pass along. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Red Bell Pepper, Whole Grain Rotini Pasta, Olive Oil, Asparagus, Chicken Breast, Mushrooms, Fat-Free Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, Romano Cheese and more! Another Delicious and Healthy recipe 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/

Whole-Grain Rotini with Asparagus and Chicken
In-season, fresh asparagus, bite-size chicken breast, red bell peppers and mushrooms are the stars of this nutritious and satisfying meal. Whole-grain rotini adds an extra boost of fiber — and flavor!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 18 minutes.

1 large red bell pepper
8 ounces whole-grain rotini pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound fresh asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2–2 1/2-inch pieces
1 pound cooked chicken breast (skinless and boneless), cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 1/4 cups fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
Black pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

1 – Cut bell pepper into approximately 2 1/2-inch pieces and arrange pieces on a broiler-safe pan. Place in broiler, and broil until flesh is soft and skin has some browning. Remove and let cool. Once cool, cut into strips. Bring at least 2 quarts of water to a boil, add rotini, and cook for about 8–10 minutes. Drain and reserve in a bowl. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add asparagus and sauté for 2 minutes. Add chicken breast and garlic and stir constantly for about 1 minute more to heat (if sticking occurs, add 2 tablespoons of the chicken broth rather than more oil). Quickly add mushrooms, red pepper, chicken broth, and thyme. Heat until just about boiling then quickly add reserved pasta and combine with a slotted spoon or spatula. Carefully transfer mixture into a large pasta or serving dish and top with Romano cheese and black pepper.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 448 calories, Carbohydrates: 50 g, Protein: 35 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 80 mg, Sodium: 690 mg, Fiber: 8 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/whole-grain-rotini-with-asparagus-and-chicken/

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Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

August 29, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 95 degrees and mostly sunny , had a passing shower in late afternoon. I had to be at Kroger between 10 – 11 to pick up a grocery order. I’m going to start grocery pick up again. Our area has the biggest increase for the virus in the County. I sure hope and pray this passes soon. I’m still not sure what to believe about it, real or political. Anyway did a little yard work and got the cart out of the shed and cleaned it up. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

I’m having Fish again, Walleye tonight. I bought the Walleye from Meijer. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. Next I cut the Fillet in half. Then to prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

Then for another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – Crêpes with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brie

August 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week is – Crêpes with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brie. The always delicious Brie along with Crêpes, Steamed Asparagus, Wild Mushrooms, and more make up these Diabetic Friendly Crêpes. 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 recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crêpes with Wild Mushrooms, Asparagus and Brie
Wedges of Brie cheese are tucked around tender, folded crêpes and topped with steamed asparagus and a garlicky wild mushroom and tarragon sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 (8-inch) crêpes (see recipe for Basic Crêpes)
2 (8-ounce) wheels Wisconsin Brie cheese, sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
1 pound fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons butter – divided use
1 pound sliced wild mushrooms: mixture of crimini, shiitake and portobello
1 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh garlic
1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon

Cooking Directions:
1 – Fold Crêpes into quarters. Tuck wedges of Brie between folds. Place on cookie sheet; bake at 375°F (190°C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
2 – Meanwhile, steam asparagus.
3 – In skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat; add mushrooms, onion and garlic. Sauté until mushrooms are browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add vegetable broth, pepper and salt. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes to develop flavors. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon butter, parsley and tarragon.
4 – To serve, place 2 crêpes on individual plates. Arrange asparagus spears on plate; spoon mushroom mixture over crêpes.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/crepes_with_wild_mushrooms_asparagus_and_brie_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying and storing Asparagus………………………

When buying asparagus, look for bundles with firm spears whose tips are closed and green. Avoid dry, brownish looking spears. Make sure to store your asparagus properly to keep it fresh. The best way is to treat the spears like flowers. Trim the stems and wrap a moist paper towel around the ends or, even better, stand them upright in a couple of inches of cold water. For both ways, be sure to store the asparagus in the refrigerator.

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Vegetable Orzo

July 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a recipe for Vegetable Orzo. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using to make this week’s recipe; Garlic, Onion, Less Sodium Fat Free Chicken Broth, Carrots, Orzo, Asparagus, Zucchini, Shredded Asiago 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetable Orzo
Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 20 minutes.
Standing time: 2 minutes

Cooking spray
1 teaspoon corn oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 cups canned 33% less sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup orzo
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 cup 1-inch pieces diagonally sliced fresh asparagus
1/4 cup shredded zucchini
2 tablespoons shredded Asiago cheese

Directions
Yield: 1 3/4 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Coat a saucepan with cooking spray. Add corn oil and warm over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in broth, carrot, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Mix in orzo. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer about 15 minutes, or until orzo is tender. Stir in basil and asparagus then cook 1–2 minutes more, or until liquid is evaporated. Remove from heat and mix in zucchini. Cover and let stand 2 minutes. Toss gently and sprinkle with Asiago.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 115 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 345 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/vegetable-orzo/

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