Wedge Salad

October 31, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, salad | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Classic Salad, Wedge Salad. To make the Wedge Salad you’ll be needing Iceberg Lettuce, Bacon, Dried Sweet Red Onion, Tomatoes, and Balsamic Reduction Syrup. Also included is a recipe for the Blue Cheese Dressing. I love a good fresh Salad! This recipe is also 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Wedge Salad
One of life’s simple dining pleasures is this refreshing salad made with a wedge of crisp iceberg lettuce sumptuously topped with creamy, homemade blue cheese dressing, crisp pieces of bacon, diced red onion, juicy, ripe tomato and a drizzle of balsamic reduction syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:
Salad:
1 head of iceberg lettuce, washed, drained and well chilled
Crisp bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
Diced sweet red onion
Tomato, diced, or halved cherry tomatoes
Balsamic reduction syrup (optional)

Blue Cheese Dressing:
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley (1/2 teaspoon dried parsley)
1 teaspoon steak sauce Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely minced to a paste* or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Salad: Several hours before serving, core the iceberg lettuce by slamming the whole head of lettuce, core-side down on the kitchen counter top, then twist out the core. Remove any outer leaves that are undesirable and wash thoroughly, inside and out, with running water. Shake out as much water as possible over the sink and then drain thoroughly on paper towels. Once the lettuce is well-drained, refrigerate in a covered container or sealed plastic bag for several hours or overnight so that it can crisp up (this step is vital for the perfect wedge salad, so don’t skip it).
2 – For Blue Cheese Dressing: Combine all ingredients, except blue cheese, together in a medium mixing bowl, mixing well. Add crumbled blue cheese and stir vigorously to combine well, allowing some crumbles to remain for texture. Refrigerate for at minimum of 1 hour to allow flavors to marry. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
3 – To Serve: Cut the head of lettuce into 1 wedge per person and place each on a chilled serving plate. Drizzle blue cheese dressing over the wedge and sprinkle with the bacon pieces, diced red onion and diced tomatoes, or if using tomato wedges, place them around the lettuce. Lastly, lightly drizzle with balsamic reduction syrup.
4 – Serve immediately.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/wedge_salad_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – BONELESS BUFFALO WINGS

October 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 2 Comments
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is – BONELESS BUFFALO WINGS. My mouth is watering! To make these Boneless Wings you’ll be needing Hot Sauce, Cayenne, and Chicken Tenders. Also included is a recipe for Blue Cheese Dressing and to make the Dressing you’ll be needing Reduced Fat Blue Cheese Dressing, Low Fat Mayonnaise, and Crumbled Blue Cheese. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BONELESS BUFFALO WINGS
Ingredients

1-1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
Pinch cayenne
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 pound chicken tenders

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup reduced-fat blue cheese dressing
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
Celery Sticks

Directions

1 – Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2 – In a shallow bowl, combine the hot sauce, cayenne, and paprika. Roll the chicken tenders in the mixture.
3 – Place the chicken tenders on a small nonstick baking sheet.
4 – Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes until chicken is tender.
5 – Combine the dressing ingredients.
6 – Serve the dressing with the chicken and celery sticks.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings “Serving Size: 2 oz. chicken per serving

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 192
Fat: 12 grams
Sodium: 572 milligrams
Cholesterol: 42 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Sugars: 4 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/boneless-buffalo-wings

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Basketball Turkey Burger

March 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – Basketball Turkey Burger. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with Chipotle Chilies, Cilantro, and Garlic. Add toppings of Mozzarella Cheese Stick Strings, Blue Cheese Dressing, Carrots, Celery Sticks, and Bibb Lettuce and served on a Reduced Calorie Whole Wheat Bun. 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 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Basketball Turkey Burger
Here’s a kid-friendly turkey burger recipe that’s great for both the college hoops tournament in March or your kids’ basketball team cookout. Under 300 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
2 chipotle chilies, finely chopped
⅓ cup finely chopped cilantro
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 mozzarella string cheese sticks
½ cup low-fat blue cheese dressing
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup thinly sliced celery sticks
6 small Bibb lettuce leaves
6 reduced-calorie whole grain buns

DIRECTIONS
1) In large bowl, combine turkey, chilies, cilantro and garlic. Mix until combined. Divide meat mixture into 6 (½-inch thick) patties. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Place patties in skillet over medium-high heat. Cover. Cook 18 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times and until internal temperature reaches 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Always cook to well-done.
2) Separate strings from cheese. Decorate hot patties with cheese strings to resemble basketballs.
3) In small bowl, combine dressing, carrot and celery. Arrange mixture on bun bottom bun; add patties and bun top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 290
Protein 23g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Fat 10g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 580mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/672-basketball-turkey-burger

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Buffalo Turkey Tacos

April 24, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Buffalo Turkey Tacos. Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey but when I make my Turkey Tacos I always use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. By using the Ground Turkey Breast you can cut out even more od the calories and carbs! Adding Hot Pepper Wing Sauce and the Blue Cheese Dressing will give you that Buffalo flavor. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all their other Delicious and Healthy Recipes. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

Buffalo Turkey Tacos
This kid-friendly taco recipe makes for a quick and easy dinner. Featuring buffalo-style turkey and blue cheese dressing, it’s a flavorful twist on your kids’ favorite tacos. And it’s under 300 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
⅓ cup hot pepper wing sauce
8 hard corn taco shells, heated as specified on package
1 cup shredded lettuce
2 tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, sliced
½ cup blue cheese dressing

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey as specified on package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add hot pepper sauce. Stir to combine.
2) Fill tacos shells with lettuce, turkey mixture, tomatoes and avocado. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 220
Protein 14g
Carbohydrates 13g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 260mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/786-buffalo-turkey-tacos

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Buffalo Chicken Salad

August 9, 2016 at 5:05 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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Came across this recipe on the Diabetic Living Online website (http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/) and it sounded too good not to pass along! This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – Buffalo Chicken Salad. Buffalo Chicken pieces along with Wing Sauce and Blue Cheese all in a Romaine Lettuce Salad, told you too good! You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Living Online website, home of Diabetic Friendly recipes!

 

 

Buffalo Chicken Salad

When you’re craving the heat, take a bite of this spicy Buffalo chicken salad topped with creamy blue cheese crumbles — without the worry of excess calories and fat.
Ingredients

1/2 of a heart of romaine, sliced
3/4 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken breast
2 tablespoons Buffalo wing sauce,* such as Wing Time® brand
1 21 – gram wedge light blue cheese, such as Laughing Cow® brand, crumbledDiabetic living logo
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon bottled fat-free blue cheese salad dressing
1 teaspoon fat-free milk
1 stalk celery, cut into 4 sticks
Directions

Arrange romaine on a plate or in a bowl. In a small microwave-safe bowl combine chopped chicken and wing sauce. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 40 to 50 seconds or until heated through. Spoon chicken mixture over romaine. Top with crumbled cheese and pepper. In a small bowl combine salad dressing and milk; drizzle over salad. Serve with celery sticks.
Tip

*Test Kitchen Tip: Read the nutritional facts on the labels of the Buffalo wing sauces available at your grocery store and choose the sauce that’s lowest in sodium.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 1
PER SERVING: 297 cal., 10 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 99 mg chol., 596 mg sodium, 13 g carb. (3 g fiber, 4 g sugars), 37 g pro.

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/hot-wing-salad

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 16, 2013 at 7:55 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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It’s frustrating to have to throw out condiments like sour cream, mayo, yogurt, and mustard because you didn’t use the entire container before it went bad. However, you can easily combat this by changing containers as you use up the item. Using a smaller container exposes the condiment to less air – and fewer bacteria. The trick of course, is making sure you successfully transfer every bit of mayo possible from the jar to the tiny Tupperware. We usually do our container downsizing right before we’re about to use the condiment on something. That way, we can scrape out what we don’t transfer on to your sandwiches.

 

Grilled Potato Chips and Buffalo Chicken Kebabs

July 27, 2012 at 11:17 AM | Posted in chicken, diabetes, diabetes friendly, grilling, potatoes | Leave a comment
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A couple of grilling recipes for your weekend, enjoy!

 
Buffalo Chicken Kebabs

 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Fat-Free Plain Yogurt or fat free Greek Yogurt
2 1/2 tbsp. Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large carrots, peeled
1 medium onion
1/2 cup fat-free ranch or blue cheese dressing

* Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper for seasoning, optional

 

Directions:
In a medium sealable container, thoroughly mix yogurt with 1/2 tbsp. hot sauce. Add chicken and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes to prevent burning. (You’ll need four.) Cut carrots and onion into 1-inch chunks.

Place carrot chunks in a microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, or until slightly softened.

Alternately thread saucy chicken and veggies onto four skewers, tightly packing the pieces together.

Bring a grill sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Grill kebabs for 5 minutes with the grill cover down.

Flip kebabs. With the grill cover down, grill for 6 – 8 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix dressing with remaining 2 tbsp. hot sauce.

Serve kebabs with dressing mixture for dunking!

1/4th of recipe (1 kebab): 191 calories, 1.5g fat, 764mg sodium, 14.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6g sugars

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

 
Grilled Potato Chips

Ingredients:

1/2 pound large potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Preparation:

Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Use either a mandolin or sharp knife to cut potatoes lengthwise into very thin slices. Place in a large bowl and coat with olive oil and salt. Place grill pan on grill and allow to heat. Place potatoes on pan forming a single layer. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes per side or until browned. Repeat process with additional potato slices. Serve with your favorite dip.

Spicy Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dressing

April 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM | Posted in cheese, chicken, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | Leave a comment
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Came across this recipe on several sites and wanted to pass it along, features Blue Cheese in the dressing.

Spicy Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese Dressing

Preparation

1. Coat each tender in a mixture of the buttermilk and hot sauce.
2. Combine the flour, paprika, black pepper, and ground red pepper. Dredge each tenderloin in the flour mixture, shaking off excess
3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tenders and cook for about 3 minutes per side. Remove and drain on paper towels.
4. Combine all the dressing ingredients. Serve the chicken with some of the dressing on the side.
Ingredients

Chicken
1 lb. chicken tenders
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
Several drops hot sauce
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil

Dressing
1/2 cup nonfat mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. bottled minced garlic
1 1/3 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Nutrition

Makes 3 servings as a main meal
Makes 6 servings as an appetizer
Serving size: As a main meal, 4 strips with 2 Tbsp. dressing
As an appetizer, 2 strips with 1 Tbsp. dressing
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes

As a main dish

Amount per serving
Calories 345
Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Sodium 440 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 36 g

As an appetizer
Starch exchanges 0.5
Lean meat exchanges 2
Fat exchanges 0.5

Amount per serving
Calories 175
Calories from Fat 55
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Total Carbohydrate 10 g

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