Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Cut the cooking time………..

By simply microwaving hard vegetables like potatoes and pumpkin for five to eight minutes before putting them in the oven, a lot of time is saved roasting them in the oven.

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 28, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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A Carrot a day………..

It is crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Carrots are a particularly good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants. They also have a number of health benefits. They’re a weight-loss-friendly food and have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and improved eye health.

Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

May 17, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Beater’s Egg White folded Egg, lightly fried up 4 slices of thin cut Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, got a slice of Sargento Ultra thin Swiss Cheese, and toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin. And I had my Breakfast Sandwich, Egg White, Ham, and Swiss Cheese on English Muffin! Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy with a passing shower, 82 degrees outside today. I had to go to Kroger for a couple of items then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Back home after Lunch I got the cart out and did a few things around the yard. Then took the cart around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots.

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love this Chopped Steak. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. Thank you SayersBrook Bison Ranch!

 

 

 

I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared some Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots. I came across how delicious these are by way of another Dinner. A while back I helped Mom prepare a Crock Pot Beef Stew w/ Potatoes and Carrots. To prepare it I used a packet of McCormick Beef Stew Mix, which gave those Potatoes and Carrots incredible flavor. So I thought why not use the Stew Mix to Slow Roast the Potatoes and Carrots as a side dish. Glad I did!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I peeled and quartered some medium size Red Potatoes. Next I had bought a bag of Whole Carrots. I washed them off and cut the Carrots into quarters. Got out my small Dutch Oven. Added a 3 cups of water and mixed the packet of Stew Mix in it and turned it on. Then its Put a Lid on it and Forget it! I put them on late this morning and let them cook until it was time to eat. They turned out so delicious! Just incredible flavor. I’ll be using this as a side dish again, very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

 

 

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

May 7, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in BEEF, carrots, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Beef Stew w/ Potatoes, Carrots, and Corn Bread

 

 

For Breakfast this morning a Poached Egg, 2 Johnsonville Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 2 slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its beautiful! Sunny and 81 degrees out today. After Breakfast I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Stopped by at the ATM and filled Mom’s Car up with gas. Then later took her car up to be washed. After Lunch did a couple of loads of laundry. Then got the cart out and did some yard work. Nice to be out in sunshine! For Dinner tonight its Beef Stew w/ Potatoes, Carrots, and Corn Bread.

 

 

 

I normally don’t have Beef but Mom wanted to make some Beef Stew. I had purchased a Chuck Roast for her at Meijer along with Carrots and Red Potatoes. I gave her hand and we cooked everything in the Crock Pot. She made some Cornbread later on to go with the meal. Everything was so delicious. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Diet Mango Snapple to drink. Kept the post short today as Mom was the cook. And you know everything is better when Mom does it! Later!

ROASTED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS

April 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in carrots, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a perfect Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to go with the HERB-RUBBED BEEF ROAST WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER for your Easter Dinner, ROASTED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS. Easy to prepare and only 90 calories per serving! Make your Easter Dinner not only a Delicious one but a Healthy one also. It’s another one from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check out the Diabetic Gourmet site for a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes, news, and tips. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ROASTED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS

Ingredients

1 pound carrots, peeled
1 pound parsnips, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 425F.
2 – Cut carrots and parsnips in half then in half lengthwise.
3 – Place on large rimmed baking pan toss with olive oil.
4 – Season with salt and pepper.
5 – Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until parsnips are tender, stirring once.
6 – Sprinkle with parsley.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 90
Fat: 3.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 40 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/roasted-carrots-and-parsnips

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

April 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie. Shepherd’s Pie gone Vegetarian! Made using Onion, Mushrooms, Carrots, Celery, Green Peas, Spices and more! No Meat Needed for this Pie! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup sliced onion
1 package (16 ounces) mushrooms, quartered
1 1/4 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 tablespoon light margarine
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh rosemary (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until just begins to soften. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 1 teaspoon garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add carrots, celery, and peas; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

2 – Sprinkle flour over vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add broth, salt, and dried rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until thickened.

3 – Meanwhile, place potatoes in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.

4 – Beat potatoes, milk, margarine, remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic, and pepper in medium bowl with electric mixer at low speed until smooth.

5 – Preheat broiler. Pour vegetable mixture into 2-quart casserole. Gently spread mashed potatoes over top. Broil 5 minutes or until light golden brown. Garnish with fresh rosemary.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/vegetarian-shepherds-pie/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Springtime Panzanella

April 16, 2019 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 a Springtime Panzanella. Get a healthy and delicious taste of Spring with this week’s recipe. Asparagus, Carrots, Red Onion, and Parmesan Cheese are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe. It’s from one of my favorite sites and Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management. At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Springtime Panzanella

Ingredients
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced and divided
3 slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon deli-style mustard
2 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine 1 tablespoon oil and 1 clove garlic in large bowl; mix well. Add bread cubes; toss to coat evenly. Spread in single layer on baking sheet.

3 – Combine 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1 clove garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in same bowl. Add asparagus and carrot; toss to coat evenly. Spread on separate baking sheet.

4 – Bake bread cubes and vegetables 15 minutes, stirring once. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to cool slightly.

5 – Meanwhile, combine onion, vinegar, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, mustard, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in small bowl; mix well. Add bread cubes and vegetables; gently toss to coat evenly. Top with cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 173 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 722 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/springtime-panzanella/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Easy Chicken, Spinach, and Wild Rice Soup

April 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Easy Chicken, Spinach, and Wild Rice Soup. Rotisserie Chicken, Chicken Broth, Wild Rice, and Baby Spinach are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe! The recipe is from another one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more. Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy Chicken, Spinach, and Wild Rice Soup
Ingredients
1 can (about 14 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 3/4 cups chopped carrots
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
2 cups cooked wild rice
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken*
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half or fat-free (skim) milk

Directions
1 – Bring broth to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrots; cook 10 minutes.

2 – Add soup, rice, thyme, sage, and pepper to saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in spinach, chicken, and half-and-half; cook and stir 2 minutes or until heated through.

*Note. Half of a rotisserie chicken will yield about 1 1/2 cups of cooked meat.

Yield: 6 to 7 servings.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 256 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 22 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 62 mg, Sodium: 624 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/easy-chicken-spinach-and-wild-rice-soup/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Oven Baked Beef Stew

March 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Oven Baked Beef Stew. Beef Stew Meat, Onions, Tomatoes, Tapioca, Carrots, Turnips, New Potatoes, and 2 Ears of Corn all make up this week’s recipe of Oven Baked Beef Stew. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Oven Baked Beef Stew
No recipe image available.Beef stew simmered long and slow in the oven with new potatoes, carrots, turnips and corn.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium onions, diced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 (16-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained
1/3 cup uncooked quick-cooking tapioca
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 tablespoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon salt and ground pepper to taste
4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium turnip, cut into 1/2-inch strips
8 small new potatoes, cut in half
2 ears corn (frozen or fresh)*, cut into fourths

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix all ingredients except corn, potatoes, carrots and turnip in Dutch oven, breaking up tomatoes.
2 – Cover and bake at 325°F (160°C) for 2 hours, stirring 2 or 3 times during the first 1 1/2 hours of cooking.
3 – Stir in carrots and turnip.Cover and bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
4 – Add potatoes and corn and cook 1 hour or longer or until beef and vegetables are tender.
Makes 8 servings.

*If you are using fresh corn, add about 1/2 hour before serving time.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/beef/oven-baked-beef-stew-recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – LUCK OF THE IRISH CORNED BEEF BRISKET

March 5, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – LUCK OF THE IRISH CORNED BEEF BRISKET. When Irish Eyes are smiling…. And those Eyes are smiling with this week’s recipe of LUCK OF THE IRISH CORNED BEEF BRISKET. Made using Angus Beef fresh corned beef brisket along with Spices, Carrots, Cabbage, and Onions. The Dish is 374 calories and 15 carbs per serving! Having Diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Irish Foods! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LUCK OF THE IRISH CORNED BEEF BRISKET

Ingredients

4 lb. Certified Angus Beef fresh corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
1 (1-in.) cinnamon stick
2 bay leaves
6 carrots, peeled and halved
12 coriander seeds
1 large head cabbage, cut into 8 wedges
2 onion, halved and stuck with 2 cloves each
12 whole peppercorns
3 sprigs fresh parsley
3 quarts water

Directions

1 – Place corned beef and seasoning packet in large heavy pot; add water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hr.
2 – Add onions and carrots. Bring back to a boil and skim off fat.
3 – Add remaining ingredients, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer approximately 2 to 4 hrs. until beef is tender. When brisket pierces easily, it is ready.
4 – Drain the water, place brisket on a platter and let stand about 10 mins.
5 – Slice diagonally across the grain and serve with cabbage, carrots and onion.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 374
Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 1741 milligrams
Cholesterol: 103 milligrams
Protein: 49 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/luck-of-the-irish-corned-beef-brisket

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