Turkey Tomato Pesto Fettuccine

March 27, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe is a Turkey Tomato Pesto Fettuccine. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey, Olive Oil, Red Onion, Garlic, Dry White Wine, Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinegar, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Crushed Red Chilies, Fettuccine, and Parmesan Cheese Shavings. Sounds like another winning recipe from Jennie – O! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Tomato Pesto Fettuccine
Isn’t pesto just the best-o? Yes, yes it is. Chock full of veggies, lean turkey, garlic, white wine and pesto (of course), this fast and flavorful fettuccine recipe is under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
1(16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup dry white wine
2 cups cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
½ cup sun dried tomato pesto
1 teaspoon crushed red chilies
1 (8-ounce) package fettuccine
Parmesan cheese shavings, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove from skillet; set aside.
2) In same skillet over medium-high heat add oil, onion and garlic. Cook 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add wine; simmer until reduced by half.
3) Add turkey, tomatoes, vinegar, pesto and chilies. Cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until tomatoes are wilted.
4) Meanwhile, cook fettuccine as specified on the package or until al dente; drain. Add pasta to turkey mixture. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese shavings, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 270
Protein 20g
Carbohydrates 26g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 220mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/511-turkey-tomato-pesto-fettuccine

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Flank Steak with Italian Salsa

February 11, 2020 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 Flank Steak with Italian Salsa. Flank Steak kicked up a few notches on the flavor scale! Made using Lean Flank Steak, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Plum Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, and Fresh Basil. Add side dish of Asparagus, Broccoli, or your favorite Vegetable Dish to make a complete Meal! 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/

Flank Steak with Italian Salsa
Add some Mediterranean flair to your next steak dinner!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 lean flank steak (1 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 cup diced plum tomatoes
1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Directions
Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 3 ounces steak with 3 tablespoons tomato salsa mixture

1 – Whisk together vinegar and oil in medium glass bowl. Place steak in shallow bowl; spread with garlic. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper over steak. Spoon 2 tablespoons vinegar mixture over top of steak. Marinate in refrigerator at least 20 minutes or up to 2 hours.

2 – Prepare grill for direct cooking or preheat broiler. Add tomatoes, olives, basil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to remaining 2 teaspoons vinegar mixture in glass bowl; mix well. Set aside.

3 – Drain steak; discard marinade. Let garlic remain on steak. Place steak on grid over medium-hot coals. Grill 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.

4 – Transfer steak to carving board. Tent with foil; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with tomato salsa mixture.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 191 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 407 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/flank-steak-italian-salsa/

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops

January 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops. Give your every day Pork Chops a boost in flavor with this week’s recipe of Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops. To make the dish you’ll need 2 Boneless Pork Chops, Balsamic Vinegar, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Dijon Mustard, Sugar, and Red Pepper Flakes. 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 Dibestes 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/

Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops
Fire up the grill for these sizzling marinated pork chops! Balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and red pepper flakes give this dish some kick.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 boneless pork chops, trimmed of fat (8 ounces total)

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 3 ounces cooked pork and 1 1/2 teaspoons sauce

1 – Combine vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, sugar, and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Stir until well blended. Reserve 1 tablespoon marinade; refrigerate until needed.

2 – Place pork in large resealable food storage bag. Pour remaining over pork. Seal bag; turn to coat. Refrigerate 2 hours or up to 24 hours.

3 – Spray grill pan with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Cook pork 4 minutes on each side or until just slightly pink in center. Place on plates; top with reserved 1 tablespoon marinade.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 196 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 63 mg, Sodium: 653 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/balsamic-grilled-pork-chops/

 

 

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Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Roasted Italian Chicken

September 8, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | 2 Comments
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Roasted Italian Chicken. You’ll be preparing a Whole Broiler-Fryer Chicken with a rub of Herbs and Spices. Then roasted at 375°F until done. The entire family will be wanting seconds of this week’s dish! It’s from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Roasted Italian Chicken
Roasted Italian ChickenRoasted chicken tastes better if something flavorful, such as an herb, is placed under its skin. The under-the-skin rub method used in this recipe contributes a lot of flavor while working like a marinade.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 ( 3 to 3 1/2-pound) whole broiler-fryer chicken

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, oregano, basil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic. Set aside.
2 – Rinse inside of chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Tie legs to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Slip your fingers between the skin and the breast and leg meat of the chicken, forming a pocket. Spoon herb mixture into pocket. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. If desired, insert an oven-going meat thermometer into center of an inside thigh muscle, making sure it doesn’t touch bone.
3 – Roast in a 375°F (190°C) oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until drumsticks move easily in their sockets and chicken is no longer pink (180°F / 85°C). Remove chicken from oven. Cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories: 266, total fat: 17g, saturated fat: 4g, cholesterol: 79mg, sodium: 268mg, carbohydrate: 2g, fiber: 0g, protein: 25g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/roasted_italian_chicken_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Chicken Legs with Glazed Eggplant, Zucchini and Apricots SUNDAY

August 18, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Chicken Legs with Glazed Eggplant, Zucchini and Apricots. Made using Whole Chicken Leg Quarters along with Rosemary, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Eggplant, Zucchini, and Apricots. Grab your skewers and fire that grill up for this week’s recipe! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes that will please every one’s tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chicken Legs with Glazed Eggplant, Zucchini and Apricots

Recipe Ingredients:
4 whole chicken leg quarters
2 teaspoons salt – divided use
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper – divided use
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 small eggplant, sliced into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices
2 small zucchini, sliced into 1/2 to 3/4-inch slices
8 dried apricots
8 wooden or metal skewers

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, rosemary, garlic and olive oil. Crush into a paste by pressing the garlic to the sides and bottom of the bowl with the back of a spoon.
2 – Place chicken legs in baking dish and rub all over with garlic rosemary paste, rubbing over and under skin. Allow chicken to marinate for 30 minutes.
3 – While chicken is marinating, combine balsamic vinegar, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce by half, about 15 to 20 minutes. If using wooden skewers, soak skewers in water to prevent burning while cooking.
4 – Place vegetables and apricots in a large bowl. Pour balsamic glaze over; toss to coat well. String vegetables and apricots onto skewers, alternating between eggplant, zucchini and apricots. Reserve any remaining glaze in bowl.
5 – Preheat broiler or prepare grill by heating on high, covered for about 10 minutes. Adjust grill heat to medium high after preheating.
6 – Over medium high heat, sear or broil chicken on lightly oiled rack. Turn over once until well browned, cooking for a total of 6 to 8 minutes. Continue to cook chicken, moving and turning to avoid burning. Grill or broil chicken, until it reaches an internal temperature of 170°F (76.6°C), about another 20 to 25 minutes.
7 – When chicken is halfway done, place vegetable skewers on grill or under broiler. Grill, turning often, until vegetables are tender and browned but not falling off of skewers, about 15 to 20 minutes.
8 – To Serve: Place chicken on a platter, arrange skewers (or remove vegetables from skewers if preferred) next to chicken. Drizzle warm vegetables with remaining honey balsamic glaze.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 340; Total Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Total Carbs: 38g; Protein: 30g; Sodium: 960mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/chicken_legs_with_glazed_eggplant_zucchini_and_apricots_recipe.html

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch…… Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar and Cherry Reduction

November 11, 2017 at 6:27 AM | Posted in SayersBrook Ranch | 2 Comments
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This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/) it’s a recipe for Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar and Cherry Reduction. Made using SayersBrook Duck Magret, that you can purchase at the SayersBrook site. Duck is just one of the SayersBrook products you’ll be able to choose from. They also have selections of Bison, Elk, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Rabbit, and more! Now more on the recipe for Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar and Cherry Reduction. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.sayersbrook.com/

 

Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar and Cherry Reduction

Although higher in fat than other domestic birds, duck is a good source of protein and iron. Duck is meaty with a dark meat. So, if you love chicken thighs over white meat, then you’ll love duck.
Duck Breast with Balsamic Vinegar and Cherry Reduction


This simple preparation enhances the duck without obliterating the natural flavor. Does not require a long marination. Perfect for a special meal. Preparation time does not include marinating time

Ingredients

* 4 duck breast halves
* 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar*
* salt and pepper, to taste
* extra balsamic vinegar, for drizzling (optional)
* for cherry reduction please see ‘notes’

Instructions

1 – Using a sharp knife, score the duck skin (fat) with diagonal parallel slashes 1/2 inch apart to make a diamond pattern, being careful not to pierce through to the flesh.
2 – Pour the balsamic vinegar into a shallow dish just wide enough to fit the breasts in one layer.
3 – Add the duck, flesh (not fat) side down; cover and leave to marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature (can be marinated up to 2 hours refrigerated but remove for last twenty minutes at room temperature).
Notes

Cherry Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

1 – Add 4 oz. of black cherry fruit spread, sweetened only with fruit juice.
2 – Pour chicken broth and most of the vinegar into a saucepan over med-low heat.
3 – Add fruit spread and reduce for about half an hour, or until it’s reduced by about 2/3. When duck is sliced, add the extra juices to your sauce.
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“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!

September 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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If you eat pimientos, make sure to cover them in vinegar before storing them in the fridge. They’ll last much longer.

32 No-Cook Recipes to Beat the Heat

August 17, 2013 at 9:06 AM | Posted in cooking, Eating Well | Leave a comment
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As August heats up beat the heat with these 32 No-Cook Recipes from the Eating Well web site. The link is at the end of the post, Enjoy!

 

Eating Well

 

32 No-Cook Recipes to Beat the Heat
When the temperature is hot and the humidity is high, the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. Using handy pre-cooked convenience foods and relying heavily on fresh produce, these easy no-cook recipes for healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, appetizers will keep your house cool and satisfy your need for healthy, delicious. and quick with these appetite for the taste of summer.

 

Italian Vegetable Hoagies
This delightfully easy, and somewhat messy, sandwich packs a punch with sweet balsamic vinegar, artichoke hearts, red onion, provolone cheese and zesty pepperoncini. We love it for dinner as well as lunch. If you’re packing the hoagies to take along, keep the ingredients separate and assemble right before eating to avoid soggy bread. Serve with tomato and cucumber salad….

 
Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap
White beans mashed with ripe avocado and blended with sharp Cheddar and onion makes an incredibly rich, flavorful filling for this wrap. The tangy, spicy slaw adds crunch. A pinch (or more) of ground chipotle pepper and an extra dash of cider vinegar can be used in place of the canned chipotles in adobo sauce. Serve with tortilla chips, salsa and Tecate beer….

 
Get these and 30 other No-Cook Recipes to Beat the Heat by clicking the link below.

 

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/no_cook_recipes?sssdmh=dm17.683883&utm_source=EWTWNL&esrc=nwewtw080613

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM | Posted in vegetables | 1 Comment
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To make sure beets keep their red color through the entire cooking process, cook them whole with at least two inches of stem still attached, add a few tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.

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