Soup Special of the Day!………Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

April 23, 2017 at 5:48 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This weeks Soup Special of the Day is Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. This one combines Cauliflower, Green Onions, Chicken Broth, Roasted Red Peppers, and more! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine which has a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Tips. So check the site out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped green onion
4 cups chicken broth
2 packages (8 ounces each) fresh cauliflowerets
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups shredded pepper-Jack cheese (6 ounces)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
Directions

* Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add green onions and saute about 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups broth; bring to boiling. Add cauliflowerets; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 6 minutes or until cauliflower is almost tender.
* Whisk together flour and remaining 1 cup chicken broth in a small bowl. Stir into saucepan. Bring to boiling; cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until soup is thickened.
* Remove soup from heat. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in roasted red peppers, salt if using and hot-pepper sauce, breaking up red peppers with a wooden spoon.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 294
Protein: 15g
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 14g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/82.shtml

Homemade Pizza Recipes

April 23, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Homemade Pizza Recipes. Make Pizza Night a healthier night with these Diabetic Friendly Pizza Recipes! Delicious Pizza Recipes including; Goat Cheese Pizza, Pesto Shrimp Pizza, and Pizza Bites. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Homemade Pizza Recipes
Pizza doesn’t have to be guilt-by-the-slice. Feel good about eating your favorite comfort food with these homemade pizzas and calzones. Whether featuring homemade pizza dough or light, convenient substitutes like pitas, tortillas, or lettuce, all of our healthy pizza recipes are delicious and diabetes-friendly.

 

 

Goat Cheese Pizza

Top a hearty premade crust with just six ingredients for an easy dinner bursting with fresh flavor. We swapped traditional mozzarella for crumbled goat cheese to give the low-carb pizza unexpected richness…….

 
Pesto Shrimp Pizza

For this unique, low-carb flatbread dinner, start by making homemade pizza dough, then substitute tangy pesto for traditional red sauce and shrimp for Italian sausage……

 
Pizza Bites

Transform your everyday sandwich rolls into perfectly portioned pizzas. Each sausage pizza has only 105 calories and 13 grams of carb — making one pizza a tasty appetizer or two pizzas a satisfying dinner……….

 
* Click the link below to get all the Homemade Pizza Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/homemade-pizza-recipes

Healthy Spring Soup Recipes

April 20, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Spring Soup Recipes. Delicious and healthy Soup Recipes like; Ravioli and Vegetable Soup, Cream of Mushroom and Barley Soup, and Cheddar Cauliflower Soup. Find them all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

 

 

Healthy Spring Soup Recipes
Find healthy, delicious spring soup recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

 

 

Ravioli and Vegetable Soup
Fresh or frozen ravioli cook in minutes and turn this light vegetable soup into a main course. Look for whole-wheat or whole-grain ravioli in the refrigerated or frozen section of the supermarket. Tortellini can be used instead of ravioli as well. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell……

 
Cream of Mushroom and Barley Soup
This sophisticated take on creamy mushroom soup is rich with earthy porcini mushrooms and has the added goodness of whole-grain barley………

 
Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
Start your meal off with a bowl of this satisfying, easy cheesy cauliflower soup…….

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Spring Soup Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19801/seasonal/spring/soup/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta alla Carrettiera with Italian Buffalo Meatballs

April 19, 2017 at 5:35 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the week is Pasta alla Carrettiera with Italian Buffalo Meatballs. Using 1 pound package Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to new level with this recipe. It’s from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Pasta alla Carrettiera with Italian Buffalo Meatballs (serves 4)
This dish is named after the people who drove food and wine carts in Italy. It is a slightly spicy red sauce, with garlic and basil, and is typically served over a thicker style of pasta. My favorite rendition of this dish also had hints of parsley and mint, which made for lingering, memorable flavors. After a little research, and substituting a few of the more difficult to find ingredients with like alternatives, I thought I might be able to come close to duplicating it. The only thing missing was Wild Idea’s artisan, Italian Buffalo Sausage, and I knew just where to go for that. This simple dish is packed with flavor and very easy to prepare. The perfect solution, for a stress free, delicious dinner!

 

 

Ingredients:
1 – 1 pound package Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage
3 – tablespoons olive oil
3 – cloves garlic, about 1 tablespoon
½ – teaspoon chili flake, or pepperoncino (dried Italian chili pepper)
½ – cup basil, finely chopped
2 – tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 – tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 – 28 ounce can whole *San Marzano Tomatoes, flash processed, *they’re the best
1 – teaspoon salt
2 – teaspoons sugar
1 – lemon, juiced, about ¼ cup
1 – cup freshly grated, Parmigiano Reggiano, or Porcini cheese
1 – 12 ounce box of Casarecce pasta, Pici pasta, or thick Spaghetti, cooked el dente, reserve 1 cup pasta water

Preparation:
1) Divide Wild Idea Italian Buffalo sausage into 24 pieces and roll into meatballs. Pour one of the tablespoons of olive oil on a baking sheet and roll the meatballs in the oil. Cover and set-aside until you are ready to broil.
2) In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the remaining tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic, and toss or stir regularly, until tender, about 3 minutes.
3) Add the basil, parsley, and half of the mint to the pan. Sauté and stir for 1 minute.
4) Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar and lemon juice and stir to incorporate. Bring to a gentle boil, cook for 5 minutes and then add the remaining mint. *Sauce can be made ahead and reheated.
5) During step 4, or right before serving, place the prepped bison meatballs on the second rack from the top of a preheated broiler, and broil the meat balls for about 5 minutes or until nicely browned.
6) Simultaneously bring the reserved pasta water to a boil. Add the prepared pasta, and toss to reheat.
7) Drain pasta, transfer to a bowl and add ½ cup of the grated cheese. Toss to incorporate.
8) Place desired amounts of pasta on to plates and cover with ¾ cup or desired amount of sauce. Serve with the hot Italian Bison meatballs and garnish with remaining grated cheese and additional fresh herbs. Delizioso!
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2015/pasta-alla-carrettiera-with-buffalo-meatballs/

Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

April 18, 2017 at 4:48 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta

 

 

 
To start this 18th day of April I toasted a couple Eggo Waffles. Still love these after all these years! I also made my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. What a beautiful day out there today, 77 degrees and sunny! After Breakfast I went to Walmart to pick up a few bottles of gas for the new grill. Also put a new outdoor table and chair in layaway, I’ll get it out after the deck is painted. Back home I had hired a neighborhood repair man to spray and wash the house, deck, and driveway down. Hope he gets time here soon to repaint our wooden deck. Had to change a tire on my 4 wheel mobility chair, picked up a nail. So for Dinner tonight its Catfish Nuggets w/ Creamy Cheddar Rotini Pasta.

 

 

 

I had purchased the Catfish Nuggets from Kroger last week. I rinsed and cleaned the nuggets and froze them. Last night I laid a bag in the fridge to thaw overnight. To prepare them I first 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 as always.I love using all the Zatarain’s Products, perfect for Fish and Seafood!

 

 

To go with my Catfish Nuggets I prepared some Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix. I had tried this a while back and loved it! I’ve also had the Bear Creek Potato Soup Mix, Navy Bean Soup Mix, Minestrone, and Creamy Chicken Pasta, which all were excellent! To prepare it; Grabbed a 2 quart sauce pan, added 4 cups of water. Heated to a rolling boil. Whisked in the Pasta and Sauce Mix. Brought the mixture back to a rolling boil. Reduced the heat to a medium boil and cooked for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

 

 

Removed from the heat and let it sit for 8 minutes. The Sauce thickened up beautifully as it cooled. Another excellent product from Bear Creek. Really enjoy these all these Products! I seasoned the Pasta with just a little sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper. The Pasta and Catfish make a great pairing! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Divine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 
Catfish
Catfish are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat’s whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the three largest species, the Mekong giant … Wikipedia
Nutrition Facts
Catfish, breaded and fried
Amount Per 1 fillet (87 g)
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Saturated fat 2.9 g 14%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.9 g
Cholesterol 62 mg 20%
Sodium 244 mg 10%
Potassium 296 mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 16 g 32%

 

 
Bear Creek Creamy Cheddar Pasta Mix

High in the heber valley of the wasatch mountains, bear creek country kitchen began with one goal in mind: deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Using the same qualities that you find in our soups, bear creek now presents delicious pasta dishes with hearty pastas, quality cheeses and tasty vegetables, all in rich and flavorful sauces. Just add water and in minutes you can serve a delicious pasta dish that will satisfy every appetite in your family.

Hearty rotini pasta in a rich, creamy cheddar sauce. 4 one cup servings. Great taste! Just add water. Cooks in 12 minutes. High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 CUP PREPARED
Servings Per Container 4.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories
Calories From Fat 80 Calories
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.0 g 14.0
Saturated Fat 3.5 g 18
Trans Fat 0.50 g
Cholesterol 5 mg2
Sodium 890 mg 37
Total Carbohydrate 49.0 g 16.0
Dietary Fiber 1.00 g 4.00
Sugars 5 g
Protein 9.0 g

One of America’s Favorites – Chicken Parmigiana

April 17, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A chicken Parmigiano, served with french fries and salad.

Chicken parmigiana, or chicken parmesan (Italian Pollo alla parmigiana) (also referred to colloquially in the United States as ‘chicken parm’ and in Australia as a parma or parm is a popular Italian-American dish. It consists of a breaded chicken breast topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, parmesan or provolone cheese. A slice of ham or bacon is sometimes added, but not all chefs are in agreement with the addition of pork. It has been speculated that the dish is based on a combination of the Italian melanzane alla Parmigiana, a dish using breaded eggplant slices instead of chicken, along with costelette Parmigiana (the latter generally served without sauce or cheese in Italy).

 

Chicken parmigiana is included as the base of a number of different meals, including sandwiches and pies, and the meal is used as the subject of eating contests at some restaurants.

 

 

 

Chicken parmesan in a pan

In the United States and Canada, chicken parmigiana is often served as an entree, and sometimes with a side of or on top of pasta. Many restaurants also offer chicken parm sandwiches, putting chicken parmigiana between two slices of bread. A recipe for chicken parmigiana was published in The New York Times in 1962. The New York Public Library has in their collection a menu from New York City Italian restaurant that has been in the same location since 1906 which shows that chicken parmigiana was being offered in 1958. In the same collection at the New York Public Library, there is a menu from a restaurant on board an ocean liner of the Italian Line that crossed the North Atlantic between North America and Europe and had offered Petti Di Pollo Alla Parmigiana in 1956. There is a recipe that was published in the 1953 issue of the New York Herald Tribune that used frozen fried chicken patties or fillets along with other pre-processed foods to make a version of the dish at home.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Dora M. for passing this hint along……

 
Cheese won’t harden if you butter the exposed edges before storing.

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger

April 15, 2017 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger. Take your Burger to new levels with this week’s recipe, Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger. You’ll be using 2 Jennie o products to make this recipe, JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon and JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey. It’s topped with Sweet Onions, BBQ Sauce, and American Cheese. To saute the Onions; use butter, garlic, onion and whiskey. Now that’s some caramelized onions! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger

Bite into a whiskey turkey burger with bacon and American cheese. The flavor of bacon and whiskey make the perfect combination to this delicious dish!

INGREDIENTS

8 strips JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
¼ cup whiskey
4 hamburger buns
¼ cup barbecue sauce
4 slices American cheese
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Set aside.
2) Shape turkey into 4 patties. Prepare grill for medium heat. On preheated grill over medium heat, grill burgers 9 to 10 minutes per side turning twice. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
3) In skillet, over medium heat add butter, garlic, onion and whiskey. Cook onions 8 minutes or until brown and caramelized.
4) On bun bottom, spread barbecue sauce, add turkey burger, cheese, bacon and onion mixture. Add bun top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories460
Protein34g
Carbohydrates29g
Fiber3g
Sugars8g
Fat19g
Cholesterol115mg
Sodium790mg
Saturated Fat7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1144-whiskey-bacon-turkey-burger

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger

April 14, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger. Take your Burger to new levels with this week’s recipe, Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger. You’ll be using 2 Jennie o products to make this recipe, JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon and JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey. It’s topped with Sweet Onions, BBQ Sauce, and American Cheese. To saute the Onions; use butter, garlic, onion and whiskey. Now that’s some caramelized onions! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Whiskey Bacon Turkey Burger

Bite into a whiskey turkey burger with bacon and American cheese. The flavor of bacon and whiskey make the perfect combination to this delicious dish!

INGREDIENTS

8 strips JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
¼ cup whiskey
4 hamburger buns
¼ cup barbecue sauce
4 slices American cheese
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Set aside.
2) Shape turkey into 4 patties. Prepare grill for medium heat. On preheated grill over medium heat, grill burgers 9 to 10 minutes per side turning twice. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
3) In skillet, over medium heat add butter, garlic, onion and whiskey. Cook onions 8 minutes or until brown and caramelized.
4) On bun bottom, spread barbecue sauce, add turkey burger, cheese, bacon and onion mixture. Add bun top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

 

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories460
Protein34g
Carbohydrates29g
Fiber3g
Sugars8g
Fat19g
Cholesterol115mg
Sodium790mg
Saturated Fat7g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1144-whiskey-bacon-turkey-burger

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 12, 2017 at 6:44 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Did you know that you can freeze…….

 
All these ingredients will freeze well……
* Butter and margarine can be frozen for 3 months.
* Grated cheese can be frozen for up to 4 months and can be used straight from the freezer.
* Most bread, except crusty varieties such as French bread, will freeze well for up to 3 months. Sliced bread can be toasted from frozen.
* Milk will freeze for 1 month. Defrost in the fridge and shake well before using.
* Raw pastry will freeze for for 6 months and takes just 1 hour to thaw.

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