Turkey and Spinach Chile Relleno with Fresh Tomato Sauce

August 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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The second Jennie – O Turkey recipe I’m passing along is a recipe for Turkey and Spinach Chile Relleno with Fresh Tomato Sauce. Another healthy and delicious Turkey and Pepper recipe with this one using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey. Some other ingredients you’ll need are; Cherry Tomatoes, Green Chilies, Red Peppers, Poblano Peppers, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and more! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey and Spinach Chile Relleno with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Grilled Poblano peppers stuffed with seasoned ground turkey and baked with a fresh homemade tomato sauce. Just an epic, easy-to-follow Mexican weeknight dinner recipe that’s under 500 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
TOMATO SAUCE
3 cups cherry tomatoes
2 (4-ounce) cans diced green chilies
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flax seeds, if desired
juice of 1 lime
¼ cup fresh cilantro

CHILE RELLENO
8 medium sized poblano peppers
olive oil cooking spray
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon cayenne
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
½ cup fresh cilantro, for garnish

DIRECTIONS
1 – Tomato Sauce
2 – In a food processor, combine cherry tomatoes, green chilies, onion, red pepper, garlic cloves, flaxseed, if desired, lime juice and cilantro. Blend mixture until a chunky sauce forms.
3 – POBLANO PEPPERS
4 – Move top shelf to under the broiler. Heat oven to broil. Line baking sheet with foil. Place poblano peppers on baking sheet. Cook under high heat until peppers are blackened. Watch carefully. Once one side is burned, turn it over so other side can cook. All side of pepper should be evenly blackened. Place in large bowl and cover bowl tightly with plastic. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
5 – TURKEY SPINACH FILLING
6 – In large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed deep skillet on medium heat, add extra virgin olive oil and ground turkey, breaking it apart with wooden spoon. Add oregano, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, kosher salt and cayenne. Continue to break apart turkey so it is evenly coated with spices. Cook turkey to well-done 14 to 16 minutes or until 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add spinach to turkey mixture. Stir well. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Add 1 cup tomato sauce to the mixture. Set aside.
7 – STUFF PEPPERS
8 – Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with olive oil spray.Carefully peel skins off the reserved poblanos. It is ok if a little of the charred skin remains, as it will add flavor, but try to get as much skin off as possible. Carefully slice the tops off the peppers and remove seeds. Be delicate in this process so as to ensure that you can keep the shape of the chile intact.Carefully stuff each pepper with a few spoonfuls of turkey and tomato sauce mixture. Lay stuffed peppers side-by-side in baking dish.
9 – BAKE PEPPERS
10 – Spoon remaining tomato sauce evenly over peppers and sprinkle top with mozzarella cheese. Spray a large piece of foil with olive oil spray and cover baking dish tightly. Bake peppers 20 minutes. Remove foil and top peppers with breadcrumbs. Leave chiles uncovered and bake 5 minutes or until top is browned. Serve with fresh cilantro, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 450
Protein 39g
Carbohydrates 40g
Fiber 13g
Sugars 5g
Fat 16g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 920mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/867-turkey-and-spinach-chile-relleno-with-fresh-tomato-sauce

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS

August 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS. Made using; Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Baby Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Be sure to check it out for any meal recipes or ideas. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS
Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed baby arugula
2 cups halved cherry and/or grape tomatoes, assorted colors if possible
1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
Salt and pepper (optional)

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse in cold water or in ice water until completely cooled and drain well.
2 – Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Toss with pasta.
3 – Add arugula, tomatoes and cheese to pasta. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with pine nuts and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 262
Calories from fat: 37
Fat: 11 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 143 milligrams
Cholesterol: 2 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/lemony-angel-hair-toss

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Sirloin Steak Antipasto Salad

August 20, 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 Sirloin Steak Antipasto Salad. Made using Beef Top Sirloin Steak along with Garlic, Black Pepper, Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Fat-Free Italian or Caesar Salad Dressing, and Fresh Basil. Steak and Salad equals a Meal! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Sirloin Steak Antipasto Salad
Juicy grilled sirloin steak makes the perfect addition to this light and crispy Mediterranean-style salad. Featuring the colors of crunchy romaine lettuce, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and fresh basil, it’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

Ingredients
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 beef top sirloin steak (about 1 pound and 3/4 inch thick), trimmed of fat
8 cups torn romaine lettuce
16 cherry tomatoes, halved
16 pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
1 can (14 ounces) quartered artichoke hearts in water, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup fat-free Italian or Caesar salad dressing
1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into thin strips

Directions
1 – Prepare grill for direct cooking or preheat broiler. Sprinkle garlic and pepper over steak.

2 – Grill steak over medium-hot coals or broil 4 inches from heat 4 minutes per side for medium-rare or until desired doneness. Transfer steak to cutting board; tent with foil. Let stand at least 5 minutes.

3 – Meanwhile, combine lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and artichoke hearts in large bowl. Add dressing; toss well. Transfer to four plates.

4 – Cut steak crosswise into thin slices; arrange over salads. Drizzle juices from cutting board over steak. Sprinkle with basil.

Tip: Beef top sirloin steak is a versatile cut of meat that can be grilled, broiled or cooked in a skillet. When cooking steaks, use a spatula or tongs to prevent the loss of meat juices.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 250 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 776 mg, Fiber: 9 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/sirloin-steak-antipasto-salad/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO KABOBS

January 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – BUFFALO KABOBS. You’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo Round Heel Steak along with Colored Bell Peppers, Onion, and Cherry Tomatoes all and prepared all on skewers. Included also is a recipe for the Marinade. I’ve used the Buffalo Round Heel Steak many times and it’s one tender and delicious cut! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Round Heel Steak along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO KABOBS
Summer is here and it’s time to grill. You’ll love this easy to prepare and grill Buffalo Kabob recipe. The key is to have a few no-fuss ingredients on hand. If you do not have these ingredients, they are readily available at your local grocery store. Buffalo Kabobs make a beautiful plate and tastes delicious! Vegetables are suggestions, so feel free to change to the vegetables you like or have on hand. (Makes 4 servings)

Kabob Ingredients:

1 – 12 oz. Round Heel Steak, cut into 12 pieces
2 – duo colored bell peppers, cut into meat size pieces
1 – large onion, quartered & separated
12 – cherry tomatoes
wooden skewers, soaked in water

Marinade Ingredients:

¾ – cup lime infused olive oil (or olive oil, plus zest & juice of a lime)
2 – tablespoons sugar
1 – tablespoon Emeril’s Essence
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – tablespoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon salt

Preparation:

1) Prep steak and vegetables. Place buffalo steak pieces in large baggie and spread vegetables in a single layer on a pan.
2) Mix all marinade ingredients in a blender and flash process to incorporate.
3) Pour ¼ cup of the marinade in bag with the meat, seal bag and massage marinade into meat. Pour remaining marinade over vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Cover vegetables with saran. Allow both to marinade for 4 to 24 hours. Turn or toss half way through marinade process. Allow meat and vegetables to rest at room temperature for two hours before proceeding. *I prefer marinating for a longer time period, so the marinade flavors are fully absorbed.
4) Remove steak from marinade and shake off excess. Thread skewers with meat and vegetables, rotating veggies and meat.
5) Turn gas grill to high heat, and heat to 500°. Place kabobs over high heat, closing lid during grill time. Turn Kabobs every 2 minutes, and grill for 5 to 6 minutes for medium rare.
6) Remove from heat and place on a platter, sprinkle with finishing salt and cover, allowing too rest for 5 minutes.

Serve over a bed of tri-colored Quinoa, for a complete deliciously beautiful meal. Enjoy!
Kabob Ingredients:

1 – 12 oz. Round Heel Steak, cut into 12 pieces
2 – duo colored bell peppers, cut into meat size pieces
1 – large onion, quartered & separated
12 – cherry tomatoes
wooden skewers, soaked in water

Marinade Ingredients:

¾ – cup lime infused olive oil (or olive oil, plus zest & juice of a lime)
2 – tablespoons sugar
1 – tablespoon Emeril’s Essence
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – tablespoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon salt

Preparation:

1) Prep steak and vegetables. Place buffalo steak pieces in large baggie and spread vegetables in a single layer on a pan.
2) Mix all marinade ingredients in a blender and flash process to incorporate.
3) Pour ¼ cup of the marinade in bag with the meat, seal bag and massage marinade into meat. Pour remaining marinade over vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Cover vegetables with saran. Allow both to marinade for 4 to 24 hours. Turn or toss half way through marinade process. Allow meat and vegetables to rest at room temperature for two hours before proceeding. *I prefer marinating for a longer time period, so the marinade flavors are fully absorbed.
4) Remove steak from marinade and shake off excess. Thread skewers with meat and vegetables, rotating veggies and meat.
5) Turn gas grill to high heat, and heat to 500°. Place kabobs over high heat, closing lid during grill time. Turn Kabobs every 2 minutes, and grill for 5 to 6 minutes for medium rare.
6) Remove from heat and place on a platter, sprinkle with finishing salt and cover, allowing too rest for 5 minutes.

Serve over a bed of tri-colored Quinoa, for a complete deliciously beautiful meal. Enjoy!
Kabob Ingredients:

1 – 12 oz. Round Heel Steak, cut into 12 pieces
2 – duo colored bell peppers, cut into meat size pieces
1 – large onion, quartered & separated
12 – cherry tomatoes
wooden skewers, soaked in water

Marinade Ingredients:

¾ – cup lime infused olive oil (or olive oil, plus zest & juice of a lime)
2 – tablespoons sugar
1 – tablespoon Emeril’s Essence
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – tablespoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon salt

Preparation:

1) Prep steak and vegetables. Place buffalo steak pieces in large baggie and spread vegetables in a single layer on a pan.
2) Mix all marinade ingredients in a blender and flash process to incorporate.
3) Pour ¼ cup of the marinade in bag with the meat, seal bag and massage marinade into meat. Pour remaining marinade over vegetables and toss to coat evenly. Cover vegetables with saran. Allow both to marinade for 4 to 24 hours. Turn or toss half way through marinade process. Allow meat and vegetables to rest at room temperature for two hours before proceeding. *I prefer marinating for a longer time period, so the marinade flavors are fully absorbed.
4) Remove steak from marinade and shake off excess. Thread skewers with meat and vegetables, rotating veggies and meat.
5) Turn gas grill to high heat, and heat to 500°. Place kabobs over high heat, closing lid during grill time. Turn Kabobs every 2 minutes, and grill for 5 to 6 minutes for medium rare.
6) Remove from heat and place on a platter, sprinkle with finishing salt and cover, allowing too rest for 5 minutes.

Serve over a bed of tri-colored Quinoa, for a complete deliciously beautiful meal. Enjoy!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55934401-buffalo-kabobs

 


Wild Idea Buffalo – ROUND HEEL STEAK 12 OZ.
This cut is a favorite of Jill’s: loaded with flavor, it comes from the most tender part of the primal round. A hidden cut that only skilled artisan butchers are aware of. We’ve cut it into a 12 oz. portion, making it a perfect dinner for two option. Marinade is optional. Rub with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and grill or pan sear.

12 oz. steak
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/round-heel-steak

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Tex-Mex Meal Bowls

September 7, 2018 at 5:02 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 – Turkey Tex-Mex Meal Bowls. Shell less Tacos made using JENNIE-O® Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey along with Brown Rice, Black Beans, Corn, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, and Cilantro. Just another Delicious Recipe from the Jennie – O website so check it out today! Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Tex-Mex Meal Bowls
Bring tacos out of their shell with these Turkey Tex-Mex Bowls! They’re a fast, wholesome meal the whole family can actually agree on.

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked or frozen corn
2 bell peppers, cut into strips
¼ red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
lime wedges and avocado slices, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook taco seasoned turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Divide turkey, rice, beans, corn, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes and cilantro into 4 sealable containers. Refrigerate until ready to use. Garnish with lime wedges and avocado, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 370
Protein 35g
Carbohydrates 51g
Fiber 10g
Sugars 6g
Fat 7g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 610mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1183-turkey-tex-mex-meal-bowls

 

Lean Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey
Save yourself some prep time with JENNIE-O® Taco Seasoned Lean Ground Turkey. It comes conveniently pre-seasoned right out of the package with special taco seasoning. Although it’s great for turkey tacos, it’s also amazing in all your favorite dishes that could use a good, nutritious kick!

* ALL NATURAL
* NO ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS
* MINIMALLY PROCESSED
* GLUTEN FREE
* LEAN
* NET WT 16 OZ (1 LB)
* PRESEASONED

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
CONSUMER STOVETOP SKILLET:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients: Turkey, Seasoning (Paprika, Spices, Canola Oil, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor), Salt, Rosemary Extract.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/9-lean-taco-seasoned-ground-turkey

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Pastrami and Zucchini Linguine

September 7, 2016 at 5:08 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Buffalo Pastrami and Zucchini Linguine. Can it get much healthier, Buffalo Pastrami and Zucchini Linguine! It uses Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami. Another good one from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami online at the Wild Idea Buffalo website.   http://wildideabuffalo.com

 
Buffalo Pastrami and Zucchini Linguine (Serves 2)Wild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Pastrami & Zucchini Linguini
By: Jill O’Brien

Ingredients:

1/4 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami, julienned
4 oz, linguine, cooked al dente
(reserve 1 cup pasta water)
1 medium sized zucchini
4 Tb. basil pesto
1/2 cup cherry or pear tomatoes
grated Parmesan
Cooking Directions:

1 – Prepare Buffalo Pastrami and linguine as suggested. Using vegetable peeler, peel zucchini in flat ribbons and then slice ribbons in half, lengthways.
2 – In heavy bottomed pot, bring 1/2 cup of pasta water to gentle boil.
3 – Add zucchini and cook for two minutes. Remove zucchini from water and set aside.
4 – Add prepared pasta to pot, adding more pasta water if necessary. Cover and let heat through, about 2 minutes.
5 – Add basil pesto and toss lightly.
6 – Add zucchini back to pot and julienned pastrami. Gently toss together. Cover and let heat for an addition minute or two.
7 – Using large fork, twist pasta into desired serving and transfer to pasta dish. Garnish with tomatoes, and sprinkle with Parmesan. Season with a pinch of salt and a twist of fresh cracked pepper.
* Simply Delicious! You might also like my recipe for a Zucchini Salad, found in the “Various Recipe” section.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93465857-buffalo-pastrami-zucchini-linguini

 

 

 

Wild idea Buffalo Buffalo Pastrami

Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami

8 oz. Buffalo Pastrami
We may be 1,700 miles from a New York deli, but this pastrami has done its homework. Our buffalo Top Rounds are completely trimmed and gorgeously flavored without the need for excessive fat. This tasty goodness will get you hooked on sandwiches. Pastrami comes pre-sliced in a 8 oz. package.

Ingredients: Buffalo, Organic Spices:[Black Pepper, Coriander, Garlic Juice, Salt, Sugar] Natural Acetic & Citric Acid, Veg Stable {celery powder, sea salt, silicon dioxide (anti caking)}, water.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/products/8-oz-buffalo-pastrami

Baked Cod with Tomato Pesto and Baked Potato

July 18, 2016 at 5:09 PM | Posted in fish | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Cod with Tomato Pesto and Baked Potato

 

 

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Wow, one humid morning out there today. I went out to get the morning paper and walking out felt like opening an oven door! For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Along with my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Not much to do outside, too humid and rain on and of today. So inside repaired some base board molding around the house, I’m banging into it all the time in my Hoveround Chair. Then on to the Kitchen and cleaned the Fridge, Stove, and Microwave. For dinner tonight I prepared a Baked Cod with Tomato Pesto and Baked Potato.

 
I actually got tonight’s Dinner recipe, Baked Cod with Tomato Pesto, from a Kroger Coupon and Ad we got in the mail. They used Halibut where I’m using Cod. Halibut is okay but not my favorite. Plus Cod is fewer calories and, at least to me, cooks up better.

 

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First to make the Tomato Pesto I’ll need; 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes (halved), Extra Virgin Olive Oil for seasoning + 1/4 cup, Salt and Pepper (to taste), 1 Cup fresh Basil Leaves, 2 Tablespoons toasted Pine Nuts, and 1 Clove Garlic (minced).

 

 

 

 

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To prepare the Pesto; preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Toss the halved Tomatoes lightly with Olive Oil, and arrange on a rimmed foil lined baking sheet, and season with Salt. Roast the Tomatoes for about 2 hours, until shriveled. Let cool. Keep the oven and increase the heat to 400 degrees, for baking the Cod. Place the Tomatoes, Basil, Pine Nuts, and Garlic in a food processor; pulse to chop. Add 1/4 cup Olive Oil; pulse to combine well. Season with Salt and Pepper.

 

 

 

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To prepare the Cod I’ll need; 2-4 Cod Pieces (I used 2), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper (to taste). Use a rimmed foil lined baking sheet. Brush the Cod Fillets with the Olive Oil, season well with salt and Pepper (to taste) and place the sheet in the oven. Bake until the Cod flakes with a fork, about 11 minutes. To serve spoon the Pesto over each Fillet. I Love this Pesto Sauce! Works perfect with Fish, the Tomatoes and Pine Nuts work great together.

 

 

Baked Potato
For a side I prepared a Baked Potato. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, topped it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tomato Pesto Sauce
Ingredients
Ingredients Pesto Sauce
1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes, halved
Extra Virgin Olive Oil for seasoning + 1/4 cup
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 Cup fresh Basil Leaves
2 Tablespoons toasted Pine Nuts
1 Clove Garlic, minced

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Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Toss the halved Tomatoes lightly with Olive Oil, and arrange on a rimmed foil lined baking sheet, and season with Salt. Roast the Tomatoes for about 2 hours, until shriveled. Let cool. Keep the oven and increase the heat to 400 degrees, for baking the Cod. Place the Tomatoes, Basil, Pine Nuts, and Garlic in a food processor; pulse to chop. Add 1/4 cup Olive Oil; pulse to combine well. Season with Salt and Pepper.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Rye Berry Salad with Red Cabbage, Feta, and Dill

September 21, 2015 at 4:54 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Rye Berry Salad with Red Cabbage, Feta, and Dill. It’s from the PBS/Recipe website. If you’re looking for a recipe for dinner tonight check out the PBS website. Main Dishes, Side Dishes, or Desserts they have a fantastic variety of all. http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

 
Rye Berry Salad with Red Cabbage, Feta, and Dill

This rye berry salad dish is wholesome, filling, and nutrient-dense.PBS3

Ingredients
For the Salad:
1 1/4 cup whole rye berries (wheat, emmer, spelt, or barley can be used)
1 Tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Half of a medium-small 2-pound red cabbage, finely chopped
1 small bunch of fresh dill, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
Half a bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
About 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced into quarters
4 oz feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
1 quarter of a small red onion, finely minced (about 2 Tbsp minced)
1 Tbsp capers (optional)
Sprigs of dill flowers, for garnish (optional)
For the Dressing:
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
1 – Place the rye berries in a bowl filled with 4 cups of water and 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Allow them to soak in this mixture for 12 to 24 hours. You can skip the soaking if you’re in a hurry, but it’s a good thing to do because it will make the rye’s nutrients more available for your body to absorb. Once the grains have soaked, drain the water and place the berries in a pot filled with 5 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and reduce the heat to low so the grains can simmer for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until they are tender. You should taste them every now and then. Some people like them a little chewier (more ‘al dente’) and some people like them softer. You can remove them from heat and drain once you’re happy with the texture. Set the drained berries aside to cool.
2 – Once the berries are cooled, place them in a large salad bowl and add the finely chopped red cabbage, finely chopped fresh dill, chopped parsley, quartered cherry tomatoes, cubed feta cheese, minced red onion, and capers.
3 – To prepare the dressing, place all the ingredients in a lidded jar, shake well and pour half the dressing over the salad. Toss well and taste. If you wish, add more dressing. The rye berries can absorb a lot of the flavor from the dressing so be generous with it. Serve with fresh sprigs of dill flowers if you have some. This salad makes great leftovers the next day!

http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/rye-berry-salad-red-cabbage-feta-dill/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Fragrant Stir Fried Buffalo

August 14, 2013 at 9:31 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This weeks recipe is – Fragrant Stir Fried Buffalo! The dish is made with the Buffalo Premium Steak Strips which can be purchased on the Wild Idea web site, I’ve left the links here in the post.

 

Fragrant Stir Fried BuffaloWild Idea Buffalo Fragrant Stir Fried Buffalo
By: Jill O’Brien

 

If you are looking to try out a new take on stir fry, then check out this fresh, fragrant, and light recipe. Not only is it good for you, but it tastes delicious!!

Serves 4. Approximately 243 calories per serving, (calories calculated with out rice or noodles).

Note: The recipe below is not diet food, but it’s good for you, simple and tasty. Adjust vegetables to your preference. Serving with white rice makes for a prettier plate, but wild rice is healthier, (which Dan thinks taste like dirt), so we compromise and do a mix. Rice noodles are also a nice accompaniment.

 

Ingredients:

1 – 1 lb. Buffalo Steak Strips, rinse and pat dry
2 – Tablespoons Sesame Oil
1 ½ – cup White Wine
1 – Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 – Tablespoon Asian Fish Sauce
1 – Tablespoon Red Curry Paste + to taste
2 – Teaspoons Brown Sugar
1 – Red Bell Pepper, julienned
1 – Red Onion, julienned
1 – Head Broccoli Florets — about 2 cups
1 – Cup fresh Cherry Tomatoes, halved (or) sub ½ cups chopped Sundried Tomatoes
1 – Cup Basil, julienned

 

 

Directions:

* Mix together white wine, lemon, fish sauce, curry paste, and brown sugar.
* Over high heat, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in heavy sauté pan or wok.
* Add Buffalo Steak Strips and flash sauté for 1 minute. Turning to brown.
* Remove Buffalo to platter and lower heat to medium.
* Heat remaining oil in same pan and add the pepper, onion, and broccoli. Sauté for 2 minutes.
* Add wine mixture and tomatoes. Bring to simmer.
* Add buffalo back to pan and basil. Quick stir to incorporate. Remove form heat and serve immediately.
* Serve on rice or rice noodles and garnish with fresh basil leaf and lemon wedge.

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/2012/fragrant-stir-fried-buffalo/

 

 

 

 

1 lb. Premium Steak StripsWild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Steak Strips
Pre-cut strips from the Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, and Sirloin. Perfect for stir frying or on the grill. 1 lb package

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/products/1-lb-premium-steak-strips

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