Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – 4 Bean Bison Chili

September 13, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is 4 Bean Bison Chili. Chili is good year-around but it always seems to taste better in the Fall and Winter! So with Autumn just around the corner what better recipe to share from Wild Idea Buffalo. Made with the always delicious Wild Idea Ground Bison. Just add the other ingredients and your on your way to enjoy some delicious and healthy Chili! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Bison along with all the other great Wild Idea Products on the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

4 Bean Bison Chili
Serves 10
If you are looking for a great chili to bring to your next cook-off or football game, then try this recipe and let the compliments roll in. Even better the second (or third) day – if there’s leftovers.

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds ground bison
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons cumin
2½ tablespoons chili powder
½ tablespoon oregano
½ tablespoon thyme
2 teaspoons coriander
½ teaspoon each smoked paprika and cayenne
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 Quart stewed tomatoes
1 Quart tomato sauce
8 golden pepperoncini, diced + juices
1 15oz can each: butter beans, black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans, (drained – but not rinsed)
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups water

PREPARATION:

1.) Mix all dry spices together.
2.) In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
3.) Add Wild Idea bison meat, crumbling into small pieces. Lightly brown, stirring constantly for 4 minutes.
4.) Add onion, garlic and seasonings. Continue to brown, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
5.) Add remaining ingredients and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for ½ to 1 hour, or until desired thickness is achieved.

Adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with fresh lime or lemon wedges, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, or grated cheddar cheese. Serve with Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Bread, recipe included with purchase, upon request.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55667393-4-bean-bison-chili

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Healthy Breakfast Challenge Recipes

September 3, 2017 at 5:39 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and the EatingWell Magazine its Healthy Breakfast Challenge Recipes. A fantastic variety of Healthy Breakfast Recipes. Recipes like Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups, Bean and Bacon Breakfast Tacos, and Denver Omelet Sandwiches. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Breakfast Challenge Recipes
One of the easiest ways to eat healthier is to have breakfast every day. Regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and breakfast-eating dieters are more successful at losing weight. What’s more, studies have found that they also get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, riboflavin, zinc and iron—and less fat and dietary cholesterol. Challenge yourself to eat a healthy breakfast every day for a week with these recipes.

 

Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups
Wow your brunch guests with this adorable muffin-tin recipe of baked eggs in a “nest” of prosciutto and hash browns. Make sure you really wring out as much liquid as you can from the potatoes before you bake them–it will prevent the cups from sticking in the muffin tin…..

 

Bean and Bacon Breakfast Tacos
Get a serving of vegetables from kale, and protein and fiber from beans, in this healthy breakfast taco recipe. Other types of beans (pinto, black, kidney) or chickpeas also work well…..

 

Denver Omelet Sandwiches
This egg sandwich recipe with flavorful Canadian bacon and crunchy bell pepper is a perfect healthy breakfast-for-dinner candidate. For an evening meal, serve with roasted potatoes and a tomato salad. For breakfast, just add a cup of coffee or tea and you’re good to go……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Breakfast Challenge Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22236/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/challenge/slideshow/healthy-breakfast-challenge-recipes/

Fried Walleye w/ Cheesy HashBrown Potatoe’s and Seasoned Pinto Beans

September 1, 2017 at 5:08 PM | Posted in fish, Idahoan Potato Products, Margaret Holmes Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Cheesy HashBrown Potatoe’s and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunnyside Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hashbrowns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns then put the Sunnyside Up Egg on to top it off. One delicious Breakfast! Outside passing thunderstorms and only a high of 60 degrees! We are getting part of Hurricane Harvey today and tomorrow. Well we had hoped Dad might be coming home but that’s been put on hold as he has pneumonia! They caught it early though and they’ll go ahead and treat it at the rehab center. So he’ll be there longer than what we hoped. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye w/ Cheesy HashBrown Potatoe’s and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

While at Meijer yesterday I seen they had some beautiful looking Walleye Fillets they had just got in and just couldn’t pass them up. I rinsed it off in cold water, sliced into smaller pieces, and put them in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge until ready to use today. To prepare them I seasoned them 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 3 to 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!

 

For one side I prepared some Idahoan Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes. I love all the Idahoan products and this one no different. As the others its baked in a casserole dish. To make the dish I’ll need 1 box of the Idahoan Premium Steakhouse Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, 2 Tbsp Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1 3/4 cups boiling water, and 1/2 cup 2% Milk.

 

 

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven on 450°F . Then in a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 3/4 cups boiling water. Add the 1/2 cup milk and stir to combine. Bake uncovered at 450°F for 25 minutes. Sprinkle crunchy onion topping on top of potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve. Well seasoned and Cheesy.

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

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

 

 

Idahoan Steakhouse® Casserole – CHEESY HASHBROWNS

Idahoan Steakhouse® Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes start with world-famous Idaho® potato shreds in a premium cheese sauce, then finish with a real crunchy onion topping! These Steakhouse Cheesy Hashbrown potatoes will add premium restaurant quality flavor to any meal.

Prep Instructions

Oven Directions

1 – In 1 1/2 qt casserole dish, combine potatoes, contents of sauce pouch, 2 Tbsp butter, and 1 3/4 cups boiling water.
2 – Add 1/2 cup milk and stir to combine.
3 – Bake uncovered at 450°F for 25 minutes.
4 – Sprinkle crunchy onion topping on top of potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 190
Calories from fat 90petite-buffalo-top-sirloin-steak-cheesey-hash-brown-casserole-004
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g* 15%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 5%
Sodium 520mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

http://idahoan.com/products/steakhouse-cheesy-hashbrowns/

Slow Cooker Soups

August 25, 2017 at 5:57 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Slow Cooker Soups. Easily prepared, Delicious, and Diabetic Friendly Slow Cooker Soups. With recipes like; Chicken Mulligatawny Soup, Vegetarian Black Bean Soup, and Country Italian Beef Stew. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Slow Cooker Soups
You’re juggling a thousand responsibilities each day; the last thing you want to do when you come home is make dinner. With a little help from your slow cooker, you can throw together a few ingredients in the morning and sit down later to a steaming bowl of goodness. And the best part about dinner in one pot: fewer plates to spin on the way to the sink.

 

Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

Curry powder offers a delicious taste to this Asian-inspired soup. Dish it up tonight for a low-calorie meal the whole family will love…….

 

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Spice up dinner tonight with this jalapeno-infused slow simmer. You’ll get a kick of Mexican flavor without eating too much carbohydrate — just 37 grams per serving……

 

Country Italian Beef Stew

Satisfy any appetite with this flavor-filled stew. Rosemary and basil amp up the Italian zest while keeping calories and carbs to a minimum……..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Slow Cooker Soups
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/soup/slow-cooker-soups

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

August 19, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, Pork, pork chops | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 85 degrees out there today. Passing showers and humid also. It was house cleaning today, dusted and vacuumed. After Lunch did a couple of loads of laundry for Mom. Dinner tonight I had a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 

 

I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce. I like using these large Chops, plenty leftover for Breakfast or Lunch the next day!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the Chop. Let stand 20 minutes. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

 

I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:
Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans

July 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in Bluegrass Brats and Metts, Bush's | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I made Breakfast for everyone. Mom and Dad usually have McDonald’s but this morning I’m making Breakfast. I prepared a package of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausages, made Scrambled Eggs for everyone, made some packages of Instant Grits, toasted 2 types of Bread – Raisin Bread and Aunt Millie’s light Whole Grain Bread. Mom and Dad wanted the Raisin Bread, not a big fan of it myself. I also made Coffee for the Folks and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for myself. Outside it’s in the 90’s, very humid, and rain on and off. So between the rain and humidity there wasn’t a lot going on outside. So I did some cleaning inside, vacuum and dusted. Then took the brushes out of the vacuum and cleaned them and washed out the vacuum filter. Moved on to the Pantry and straightened it up. Full day today. For Dinner tonight its Bluegrass Lean Bratwurst w/ Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans.

 

I used Blue Grass Lean Bratwurst which are 100 calories and 4 carbs per Brat, not bad at all for Brats. To prepare them; Just add the Brats to a large skillet and add water, until the Brats are half way covered. Bring them to a brisk boil but then immediately turn down the heat to a very low boil, more of a simmer than an active boil. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, then finish off in a pan with just the Brats and a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil to get a nice crispy finish. Love this method, if you can’t grill them. Delicious, plump, and they cook up great! Served it on a Kroger Whole Grain Hot Dog Bun topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. I also had some Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Potato Chips. Then for dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar. Love these, only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per bar!

 

Then for a side I prepared some Bush’s Grillin’ Beans Bourbon and Brown Sugar. Not sure if I’ve had these before or not, but they sure are good! As all Bush Beans are. I just emptied the can into a small sauce pan and heated them until they started to simmer. For Dessert/Snack later I’m having a 100 Calorie Mini Bag Jolly Time Pop Corn. I hadn’t been able to find this anywhere until I found some at Jungle Jim’s International Market yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegrass Deliciously Lean Bratwurst
* 65% Less Fat
* 50% Fewer Calories
* 25% Less Sodium
* No MSG
* Gluten Free

Deliciously Lean Bratwurst
A lighter Bratwurst targeted at today’s active
consumer.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 link (66g)
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Sat. Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a
2,000 calorie diet.

INGREDIENTS:
PORK, WATER*, CORN SYRUP, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH*,
CONTAINS 2% OR LESS POTASSIUM LACTATE, SALT, NONFAT DRY MILK*, PORK FLAVOR, FLAVORINGS, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM DIACETATE.

http://www.bluegrassqualitymeats.com/our-products/

 

 

 

A TASTE OF TENNESSEE
BUSH’S® BOURBON AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLIN’ BEANS®

When you’re grilling your favorite meats, you want a side that can hold its own—like the bold taste of BUSH’S® Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans®. We slow-cook plump navy beans in a robust sauce generously seasoned with brown sugar, molasses, a bold blend of spices and a touch of natural bourbon flavor for a side dish that’s decidedly different.
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/bourbon-and-brown-sugar

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Annie’s Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

July 10, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Annie’s Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers. Why Annie’s you ask, because Annie passed this one along to me a while back. So Thank you Annie! Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups Brown Rice
6 large Green Bell Peppers
3 tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 tablespoons Cooking Sherry
1 teaspoon Vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 cups extra firm Tofu
1/3 cup canned Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup sweetened Dried Cranberries
4 fresh Basil Leaves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped Pecans
1/2 cup Kraft Grated Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
1 teaspoon Ground Roasted Cumin
Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 cups Tomato Sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a saucepan bring 3 cups water to a boil. Stir in rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
2 – Meanwhile, core and seed green peppers, leaving bottoms intact. Place peppers in a microwavable dish with about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom. Microwave on high for 6 minutes.
3 – In a small frying pan bring soy sauce, wine and Worcestershire sauce to a simmer. Add tofu and simmer until the liquid is absorbed. Combine rice (after it has cooled), tofu, black beans, cranberries, basil leaves, nuts, cheese, cumin, salt and pepper; mix and pack firmly into peppers. Return peppers to the dish you first microwaved them in, and bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
4 – Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine tomato sauce and Splenda; heat until hot throughout. Spoon sauce over each serving.

 

Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Recipes

June 23, 2017 at 5:28 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Recipes. Healthy and Easy Low-Calorie Recipes for the whole family to enjoy! Recipes like; Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil, Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans, and Beef and Bean Chile Verde. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website, and don’t forget to check out the latest issue of EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

No-Fuss, 30-Minute Meals
When you’re busy, don’t sacrifice putting a nourishing and healthy dinner on the table. Whip up one of these quick chicken recipes for a delicious dinner your whole family will love.
Find healthy, delicious quick and easy low-calorie recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil
This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare—it’s perfect for entertaining. You just spread a side of salmon with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you’re done!…..

 

Skillet Gnocchi with Chard and White Beans
In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. Serve with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette….

 

Beef and Bean Chile Verde
Chile Verde, usually a slow-cooked stew of pork, jalapeños and tomatillos, becomes an easy weeknight meal with quick-cooking ground beef and store-bought green salsa. Make it a Meal: Serve with fresh cilantro, red onion and Monterey Jack. Add cornbread on the side and your favorite hot sauce…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Quick and Easy Low-Calorie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18410/cooking-methods-styles/quick-easy/low-calorie/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Polenta Stacks

June 12, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Polenta Stacks. This dish combines baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese and topped with a roasted vegetable sauce. It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Polenta Stacks

A Mediterranean-style dish of baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese topped with a rosemary-seasoned, roasted vegetable sauce.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Vegetable cooking spray
12 slices (1/2-inch) eggplant, unpeeled (about 12 ounces)
8 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 pounds Italian plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern or light red kidney beans, rinsed, drained (1 1/2 cups)
1 (16-ounce) package prepared polenta, cut into 12 slices
4 ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:

1 – Line two large jellyroll pans with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Arrange eggplant and garlic on one pan; combine tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper and arrange on second pan. Spray all vegetables with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle tomato mixture with sugar and rosemary.
2 – Roast vegetables at 450ºF (230ºC) for 30 minutes, removing garlic when browned and soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
3 – Top eggplant slices with polenta slices and cheese. Squeeze garlic from cloves; mix garlic and beans into tomato mixture. Return both pans to oven and roast 10 minutes longer.
4 – Arrange three polenta-eggplant slices on each serving plate; spoon tomato-bean mixture over.
Makes 4 servings.

* Tip: Plain, Italian-herb, sun-dried tomato, or wild mushroom polenta can be used in this recipe.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 432; Fat 10g; % Calories from Fat 20; Carbohydrate 69g; Folate 177mcg; Sodium 635mg; Protein 22g; Dietary Fiber 15g; Cholesterol 15mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/polenta_stacks_complex_recipe.html

Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans

June 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM | Posted in beans, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

Started the day off with 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, 3 slices of Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After I had my Breakfast I went to Walmart for a few items and by Kroger to pick some Catfish Nuggets for tonight’s Dinner. Not a bad day outside today, partly cloudy and 76 degrees out. A little cooler today and no humidity. Got the cart out and did a little yard work and then took a ride around the neighborhood and down by the lake. For Dinner tonight I prepared Catfish Nuggets along with Potato Pancakes and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

Picked up the Catfish Nuggets at Kroger earlier. To prepare them I rinsed the Catfish Nuggets off in cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Seasoned them with Sea Salt. Then put them in a Hefty Plastic Storage Bag and added Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri Breading Mix, shook the bag until all the Nuggets were coated. Then pan fried them in a medium size skillet in Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried each side about 3 1/2 minutes, until a golden brown. The Zatarain’s Crispy Southern Fish Fri is perfect for the Catfish, great flavor and the Nuggets were good size and meaty. You can bake Catfish but for me you just can’t beat fried Catfish.

 

 

The whole family love’s Potato Pancakes! So for a side I prepared some Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix, my favorite (Never made a cake I didn’t like!). Just add 2 Egg Beater’s (1/2 Cup), 2 1/4 Cups Water, to the mix stir and fry! Easy and makes one good Potato Pancake and their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving (3 Potato Pancakes).

 

 

 

 

For one side dish I heated a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. To prepare them just empty the can into a small sauce pan and simmer until heated. I love the taste of these, just season with a bit of Sea Salt and it’s ready! For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Vanilla Carb Smart Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manischewitz Potato Pancake Mix

Ingredients
Potatoes ( Contains Sulfites to Maintain Whiteness), Potato Starch, Salt, Onion, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil).

Directions
Makes 18-24 pancakes. You Will Need: Medium bowl, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups cold water, vegetable oil, large skillet. 1. Mix: In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with a fork until blended. Add 2 1/4 cups cold water and mix well. Stir in the contents of this package. Allow batter to thicken for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir. 2. Fry: Drop tablespoons of batter into 1/8 inch hot vegetable oil in a large skillet and brown on both sides.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 10
Calories from Saturated Fat
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g (1%)
Saturated Fat 0.5g (4%)
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat 0g (0%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 500mg (21%)
Potassium
Total Carbohydrate 18g (6%)
Dietary Fiber 2g (9%)
http://www.manischewitz.com/sidesandmixesproducts.htm

 

 

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans

Allens Italian Cut Green Beans contain fiber and are naturally free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Diets rich in vegetables such as Allens Italian Cut Green Beans may help lower the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and some cancers.
Allens Italian Cut Green Beans
* Heart healthy
* Heat and serve
* Cholesterol free
* Saturated fat-free
* Kosher

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Italian Green Beans, Water, Salt.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 G
Servings Per Container 3.5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 30
Calories From Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0 G 0
Saturated Fat 0 G 0
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 0 Mg 0
Sodium 300 Mg 12
Total Carbohydrate 5 G 2
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 1 G

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Mediterranean diet is based on the tradtional food that people used to eat in counntries like Italy, Greece, and Spain.

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The World according to Dina

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Patriot Mom

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Be Unique

Blogging, vlogging and dealing with life

Heathers' Fresh Cooking

Fresh ingredients and great ideas for your table.

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Analiza Gonzales

A blog about cooking, travel, fashion, interior, DIY and family, but mostly cooking

Dians Cooks

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The Tiny Potager

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The Waffle Blog

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Miami Cuisine

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