Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Vanilla Soufflé Cakes with Molten Chocolate

May 27, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Vanilla Soufflé Cakes with Molten Chocolate. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Semisweet Chocolate, Water, Low Fat 2% Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Flour, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Cream of Tarter, and Sugar. The Soufflé is 197 calories and 24 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/

Vanilla Soufflé Cakes with Molten Chocolate
Looking for a dessert the whole family will love? You’ve come to the right place. These delightful golden brown cakes are bursting with a rich chocolate sauce. And with six

individual cakes created, there will plenty for everyone at the table.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Butter and sugar to coat ramekins
2 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1 cup low-fat (2%) cottage cheese
3 eggs, separated
1/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup plus 6 pinches sugar

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 ramekin
Equipment: 6 six-ounce ramekins or custard cups

1. Butter the ramekins and coat with sugar, shaking out the excess.

2. To make the sauce: Combine the chocolate and water in a small heatproof bowl set in a skillet of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Place the bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes or more to firm up the sauce while you make the soufflé cakes.

3. To make the soufflé cakes (up to 3 hours in advance): In bowl of food processor, combine cottage cheese, egg yolks, flour, salt, and vanilla extract. Process until the cheese is perfectly smooth, 2–3 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a medium bowl. Set aside.

4. In a clean, dry mixer bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until soft peaks form when the beaters are lifted. Add sugar gradually and beat until stiff and glossy but not dry. Fold one-quarter of the egg whites into the cheese mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites. Pour batter into ramekins. Chill until ready to bake.

5. When the chocolate mixture is firm, use a teaspoon or a tiny scoop to form 6 chocolate balls. Refrigerate the balls on a saucer until needed.

6. To bake: Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Just before baking, sprinkle the top of each soufflé cake evenly with a pinch of sugar. Center a ball of chocolate sauce on top of each cake (the chocolate will sink part way into the cake while baking). Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake 13–15 minutes until the soufflé cakes are puffed golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 197 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Cholesterol: 114 mg, Sodium: 249 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/vanilla-souffla-cakes-with-molten-chocolate/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Lemony Steamed Broccoli

May 23, 2021 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 Lemony Steamed Broccoli. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Broccoli, Butter, Lemon Juice, Salt, and Pepper. The Dish is 59 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. Enjoy! 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/

Lemony Steamed Broccoli
Interested in trying the Mediterranean diet? Why not give this simple steamed broccoli side a try? With only four ingredients, it’s a cinch to prepare!

Ingredients
1 pound broccoli
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of total recipe

1. Break broccoli into florets. Discard large stems. Trim smaller stems; cut stems into thin slices. Place 2 to 3 inches of water and steamer basket in large saucepan; bring water to a boil. Add broccoli; cover. Steam 6 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

2. Place broccoli in serving bowl. Add butter and lemon juice; toss lightly to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/lemony-steamed-broccoli/

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Healthy Clam Recipes

May 23, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Clam Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Clam Recipes with Recipes including New England Clam Chowder, Spaghetti with Garlic and Clam Sauce, and Seafood Linguine. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

New England Clam Chowder
Chopped clams, aromatic vegetables and creamy potatoes blended with low-fat milk and just a half cup of cream gives this chunky New England-style clam chowder plenty of rich body. Serve with oyster crackers and a tossed salad to make it a meal………….

Spaghetti with Garlic and Clam Sauce
This healthy spaghetti with clam sauce recipe incorporates a few twists that make it extra-delicious. The clams are steamed ahead of time to release their natural juices and create a flavorful clam broth for the base of the garlicky clam sauce. Plus, we use tarragon to add a fabulous hint of anise……………..

Seafood Linguine
This restaurant-worthy seafood pasta dish is a snap to make and an easy way to impress guests. We like the sweet taste and extra-saucy consistency of canned diced San Marzano tomatoes in sauces like this one. Marjoram pairs well with the seafood, but basil or even parsley works too. Serve with a Caesar salad…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Clam Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 15, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pass the butter…………….

Butter cannot handle high temperatures. To prevent it from burning or blackening when panfrying meat or vegetables, add a drizzle of oil so that your butter can heat up without burning.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Double Chocolate Fudgies

May 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Double Chocolate Fudgies. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Butter, Unsweetened Applesauce, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Equal Spoonful, Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Unsweetened Cocoa, Baking Powder, and Salt. The Recipe is 70 calories and 7 carbs per serving. 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

Double Chocolate Fudgies
These are rich mini chocolate brownie cups baked in a miniature muffin pan. They are perfect for gift giving or a school bake sale. No one will guess they have 33% less calories than a traditional brownie.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Fill foil or paper cup lined miniature muffin cups with approximately 1 rounded teaspoonful of dough.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
4 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 24 mini muffin cups.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe; 1 mini muffin): calories 70 protein 1 g carbohydrate 7 g fat 5 g cholesterol 25 mg sodium 51 mg
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_fudgies_recipe.html

Roasted Dessert Pears

May 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Roasted Dessert Pears to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Bartlett Pears, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Ground Cinnamon, Fresh Lemon Juice, Butter, Maple Flavoring, Orange Juice, and Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. 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

Roasted Dessert Pears

A light fruit ending to a luscious meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and cut in half
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
1/2 cup orange juice
1 pint low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Arrange pears cut side down in an 11x7x1 1/2-inch baking dish. Combine Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon, lemon juice, butter, and maple flavoring. Spoon over pears, turning to coat. Pour orange juice in bottom of pan around pears.
3 -Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender.
4 – Serve warm or at room temperature with 1 scoop frozen yogurt.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 130; Calories from Fat: 35; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 60mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 20g; Protein: 3g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/roasted_dessert_pears_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Zesty Corn On the Cob

May 2, 2021 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 Zesty Corn On the Cob. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Ears of Corn, Non Fat Sour Cream, and Cajun Style Seasoning. 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/

Zesty Corn On the Cob
Cajun seasoning gives this corn on the cob some kick!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 1 minute
Cooking time: 8 minutes.

4 ears of corn, about 6–8 inches long
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1 teaspoon Cajun-style seasoning

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cob

1 – Cook corn to desired doneness, either by grilling or boiling. Combine sour cream with Cajun-style seasoning in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush or spreader, spread 1 tablespoon flavored sour cream on each hot cob just before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 172 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 353 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/zesty-corn-on-the-cob/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 29, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Almond Flour, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, Powdered Erythritol, Baking Powder, Salt, Butter, Pure Vanilla Extract, and Whole Milk. The Cookies are 86 calories and 7 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/

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Looking for a diabetes-friendly treat? These keto cookies use an almond flour base and sugar-free chocolate chips to make a delightful dessert that’s low in carbs but high in flavor!

Ingredients
1 cup almond flour
4 tablespoons sugar-free chocolate chips, such as Lily’s brand
2 tablespoons powdered erythritol, or equivalent of stevia
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted (or melted coconut oil)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 teaspoons whole milk (or nondairy milk)

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 cookie

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Stir dry ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Add in wet ingredients to form a dough.

4. Shape into 1-inch balls.

5. Place cookie balls on a cookie tray and bake on center rack for 10 to 12 minutes.

6. Allow cookies to cool and firm up for 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 86 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Fat: 8 g, Sodium: 32 mg
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/keto-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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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

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Red Onion and Parmesan Tartlets

April 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Red Onion and Parmesan Tartlets. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Butter, Egg Yolk, Onion, Lemon Juice, Sour Cream, Fresh Grated Parmesan 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

Red Onion and Parmesan Tartlets

Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup butter
1 medium egg yolk
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 medium red onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon thyme
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large bowl sift together the flour and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and enough water to make a firm dough.
2 – Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 1 or 2 minutes Roll out and use to line four (4 or 5-inch) tartlet tins. Prick the bases with a fork and chill while preparing the filling.
3 – Melt the butter and oil in a medium sized non-stick pan and add the onions and lemon juice. Sauté for 15 minutes until soft and slightly caramelized. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
4 – Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
5 – Line each tartlet with parchment paper filled with baking beans. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes to dry out. Remove and cool slightly on a baking sheet.
6 – Increase the oven temperature to 450°F (230°C).
7 – Mix the onions, half the Parmesan, the sour cream and thyme leaves, season with salt and ground black pepper and divide evenly between the tartlet cups. Sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan.
8 – Bake for 5 to 10 minutes until golden. Garnish with thyme leaves and serve warm or cold with a crisp green salad.
Makes 4 servings.

Tips:

* Always have a batch of pastry made in advance and store in the freezer. Defrost overnight in the fridge and use as required in recipes.
* Add a little freshly grated nutmeg to the onion mixture; it tastes great.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/red_onion_and_parmesan_tartlets_recipe.html

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