Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Don’t Rinse the Meat…………

While salmonella and other bacterial scares may tempt you to give your raw meat a quick rinse, it’s not recommended. For one thing, water won’t remove many dangerous pathogens in the first place. For another, running water over raw poultry and other meat may also contaminate your sink and other kitchen surfaces with bacteria. If you’re worried about foodborne illness, the best measure to take is cooking your meat thoroughly and testing it with a meat thermometer—at least 145° F for steaks, roasts, chops, and fish; 160° F for ground beef or pork; and 165° F for poultry.

Diabetic Beef Recipes

November 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Diabetic Beef Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Diabetic Beef Recipes with recipes including Steak Enchilada Bowls with Sweet Potato Rice, Cuban Beef Picadillo over Plantain Mash, and Beef and Bean Sloppy Joes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetic Beef Recipes
Find healthy, delicious diabetic beef recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Steak Enchilada Bowls with Sweet Potato Rice
You won’t miss the regular rice in these hearty bowls, which feature sweet potato “rice” that’s quickly made in your food processor. The simple swap means a welcome burst of color and flavor, plus way more vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. This quick and easy recipe is sure to become a weeknight favorite. It takes about half an hour to prep, but you can make it even faster by swapping in store-bought sweet potato rice………………….

Cuban Beef Picadillo over Plantain Mash
Ground beef cooked with tomatoes and briny olives can be found all over Latin America. This is a favorite Cuban variation served over plantains, starchy vegetables that look like giant bananas. You can also serve the picadillo over rice or potatoes, so this easy dinner recipe is versatile too……………….

Beef and Bean Sloppy Joes
This healthy copycat recipe of the comfort food classic trades beans for some of the meat to bump up fiber by 7 grams. We also cut back on the sugar and ketchup in this Sloppy Joe recipe makeover to save you 12 grams of added sugar…………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetic Beef Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22999/health-condition/diabetic/dinner/meats/beef/

It’s all about the Chili in Cincinnati………..

November 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM | Posted in chili | Leave a comment
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Very good article in the Sunday Edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer, click the link at the bottom of the post to read the entire article. It’s Chili Time!

 

It came in at No. 52 on Deadspin’s ranked list of foods by state. (51 was being hit by a car.) The New York Times was horrified by it. A lot of people who aren’t from Cincinnati –food bloggers, commentators, Yelpers from out of town – don’t like Cincinnati chili. Some of them can be condescending, dismissive and downright mean.

And we don’t care! Although Cincinnati basks in positive attention like being seventh best place for recent college grads, we don’t give a single coney with mustard what they say about our chili. That brick-colored splash that won’t come out of your blouse? That’s a badge of honor. It declares membership in an exclusive club.

Exclusive because Cincinnati is not blind to the weirdness of our chili. It’s not obvious like Buffalo wings or New Orleans gumbo. Anyone can like those! But if anyone can join, it’s not a club. Three-ways, tiny coneys, four-way with onion? Those you have to be born to love or make a conscious effort to see the light.

Chili pulls us together against the world. Anytime you’re eating chili, you know many of your city mates are eating it, too, though you may have nothing else in common with them. At one of my favorite places for a Greek salad and a couple of coneys, the Skyline at Fourth and Sycamore, there are businessmen in suits, ties flung over their shoulder, grabbing lunch. There are also guys who do building maintenance.

From time to time, I’ve thought about proclaiming the best Cincinnati chili. But I’m more interested in the variety: how chili is the same but different all over town. And how each Cincinnatian makes the experience their own. So I spent a few weeks just going to get chili with people at lunch or dinner or later in the evening. We talked about a lot of things. Including chili………
https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/dining/2019/11/08/skyline-gold-star-empress-dixie-camp-washington-blue-ash-pleasant-ridge-identities-cincinnati-chili/3929488002/

Healthy Holiday and Occasion Recipes

November 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 2 Comments
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Holiday and Occasion Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Holiday and Occasion Recipes with recipes including; Farmers’ Market Fried Rice, Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions, and Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes. Find these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Holiday and Occasion Recipes
Find healthy, delicious holiday recipes including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and 4th of July recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Farmers’ Market Fried Rice
This fried rice recipe features a fall mixture of sliced Brussels sprouts and parsnips, but feel free to use whatever is fresh and in season. This recipe works best in a wok— a skillet is too small for the volume of food and requires more oil to prevent sticking. Always use cold cooked rice otherwise the fried rice will be gummy and sticky……………….

Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions
Traditional pulled pork is barbecued, which gives it a smoky flavor. But the slow cooker happens to be the absolute easiest way to cook pulled pork—and you can get a hint of smoke by adding chipotle chile. Serve the pulled pork with potato salad, collard greens and grits. Or make it into a sandwich and serve it on a bun with coleslaw…………

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
In this easy vegetable side dish recipe, sweet potatoes are tossed with maple syrup, butter and lemon juice and are roasted until tender and golden brown. The delicious glaze that forms on these maple-roasted sweet potatoes transform this ultra-simple dish into something sublime……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Holiday and Occasion Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17959/holidays-occasions/

Healthy Stew Recipes

October 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Stew Recipes, Delicious and Healthy Stew Recipes with recipes including Clean-Out-the-Fridge Vegetable Stew, Leftover Turkey Stew, and Pork and Green Chile Stew. Find these recipes and plenty more all at the EatingWell website. Also you can subscribe to one of my favorite Cooking Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue is packed with recipes and cooking tips. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Stew Recipes
Find healthy, delicious stew recipes including beef, chicken and fish stew. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Clean-Out-the-Fridge Vegetable Stew
Full of flavor and plenty of veggies, this easy vegetable soup is a great way to clear out some space in your produce drawer. This recipe is flexible enough that you can make ingredient changes based on what you have on hand. You could also very easily make this a vegan stew by swapping out the butter for oil. Be sure to defrost the frozen items and drain off any liquid that accumulates during defrosting time you don’t water down the stew. Because this recipe makes a large amount of stew, consider freezing half for later…………

Leftover Turkey Stew
This hearty and healthy turkey stew recipe is just about the best use of Thanksgiving leftovers we can think of. And we don’t just mean the turkey. The stew is packed with leftover roasted vegetables—use whatever vegetables you have on hand, such as Brussels sprouts, parsnips, sweet potatoes and green beans. And leftover gravy is used to add depth of flavor and body. Possibly the best part of this stew recipe? It comes together really quickly—because don’t we all need a 20-minute dinner after the craziness of Thanksgiving? Add some leftover bread or rolls and dinner is done. This recipe is equally delicious with leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken, and we’ve included instructions for making a quick gravy in case you don’t have leftovers, so you can serve this Thanksgiving-in-a-pot year-round…………….

Pork and Green Chile Stew
Let your slow cooker work—while you’re at work!—and come home to a delicious bowl of hearty stew for dinner. Full of potatoes, hominy, green chiles, and chunks of pork sirloin, this filling stew recipe takes just 25 minutes to prepare in the morning……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Stew Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18232/main-dishes/stew/

Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes

October 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Easily prepared Delicious and Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Find recipes like; Cornmeal-Topped Turkey Chili Pie and Hungarian Beef Goulash. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
Find healthy, delicious slow-cooker and crockpot recipes including slow-cooker and crockpot chicken, beef, and vegetables. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Cornmeal-Topped Turkey Chili Pie
Use your slow cooker to make hearty, slightly spicy chili pot pie. You can substitute any no-salt-added beans for the black beans. Serve with a crisp, green salad, if desired……………

Hungarian Beef Goulash
This streamlined goulash skips the step of browning the beef, and instead coats it in a spice crust to give it a rich mahogany hue. This saucy dish is a natural served over whole-wheat egg noodles. Or, for something different, try prepared potato gnocchi or spaetzle…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17987/cooking-methods-styles/slow-cooker-crockpot/

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cutting the fat……………

When shopping for meat, choose cuts like skinless chicken breast and ground turkey breast, and consider buying ones labeled “choice” or “select” instead of “prime.” Consider swapping out high fat versions of meat with leaner ones. For example, if you like bacon with breakfast, try Canadian bacon or turkey bacon instead of pork. Or swap out the ground beef for burgers with half extra-lean ground beef and half ground turkey. Plan on eating seafood twice a week. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel are all high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. To make a big change use Buffalo or Bison instead of Beef. It cooks up quicker, leaner, less calories, and tastes better.

Rachael Ray Every Day – Our 20 Most Popular Chili Recipes!

October 19, 2019 at 11:14 AM | Posted in beans, chili | Leave a comment
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Hey Chili lovers, I’ve got 20 Chili Recipes from the Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine and website to pass along to all of you. Just click the link below. Enjoy Chili Lovers!

Rachael Ray Every Day – Our 20 Most Popular Chili Recipes!
Chilly night? Have a chili night! You’ve pinned, saved and shared these stick-to-your-ribs chili recipes more than any others on our site.

Beef Chili with Pickled Jalapenos, Turkey Chili, Tex-Mex Corn Chip Chili……………..
https://www.rachaelraymag.com/food/20-great-chili-recipes

Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes

October 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Keep everyone home for Dinner with these Delicious Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Find recipes like; Spicy Chicken Lasagna, Sweet Potato and Barley Chili, and Shredded Chicken Tacos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
Find healthy, delicious family slow-cooker and crockpot recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Spicy Chicken Lasagna
Instead of spending hours at the stove making an Italian tomato sauce for your lasagna, let your slow cooker do the work. Your family will love the chicken and mushrooms in this makeover recipe of traditional lasagna……………..

Sweet Potato and Barley Chili
If you’re ready for something different, try this hearty slow-cooked chili made with sweet potato, pearled barley, and red beans…………..

Shredded Chicken Tacos
This taco recipe is a great choice for midweek dinners, even if it’s not Taco Tuesday! Instead of beef, we use moist, boneless chicken thighs and to make things easier for you, the taco filling is cooked in a slow cooker, so you can prepare it in the morning and come home to a delicious meal………….

* Click the link below to get all the Family Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19367/cooking-methods-styles/slow-cooker-crockpot/family/

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget

October 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget. Delicious Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget with recipes like; Italian Beans with Pesto, Green Chile Turkey Burgers, and Chili-Cheese Nachos. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine also. Each issue full oh Healthy Cooking Tips and Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget
Find healthy, delicious budget low-calorie dinner recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Italian Beans with Pesto
Beans and bulgur wheat are flavored with prepared pesto sauce and vegetables, then rolled into a tortilla or served over greens for a hearty, healthy lunch or light supper…………

Green Chile Turkey Burgers
These healthy turkey burgers are flavored with the Southwestern triad of chiles verdes, cumin and cilantro. We serve them here on tortillas, but traditionalists can go for a bun……………..

Chili-Cheese Nachos
Make nachos a healthy dinner when you top them with an easy 30-minute chili. Serve this healthy recipe with sliced scallions, avocado, fresh tomatoes and sour cream, if desired……….

* Click the link below to get all theLow-Calorie Dinner Recipes on a Budget
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20095/mealtimes/dinner/low-calorie/budget/

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