“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Georgia Pecan Vegetable Torte with Cheddar

July 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Georgia Pecan Vegetable Torte with Cheddar. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Chopped Pecans, Sweet Potato, Onion, Frozen Spinach, Cheddar Cheese, Yellow Squash, Jar Roasted Red Pepper, 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

Georgia Pecan Vegetable Torte with Cheddar
A meatless main-course dish, this torte is a mosaic of vegetable flavors and colors, enriched with layers of cheese and pecan. Serve it warm or at room temperature with a simple green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:
3/4 cup chopped pecans – divided use
1 large sweet potato (approximately 12 ounces)
Salt and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced (not separated into rings)
2 (10-ounces each) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese flavored with chives (about 1 1/2 cups) – divided use
2 medium (5-ounces each) yellow squash
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red pepper, drained, sliced and cleaned

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Oil the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
2 – Peel the sweet potato and slice crosswise into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Arrange the sweet potato in overlapping layers in bottom of pan, sprinkling lightly with salt and ground black pepper. Cover pan with foil and bake 20 minutes.
3 – Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet and sauté onion until tender; set aside. Drain the spinach and squeeze in a colander to remove excess liquid. Combine spinach, 1 cup cheese, salt and ground black pepper to taste and mix well; set aside.
4 – Uncover pan and spread spinach mixture evenly on top of sweet potato layer; sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans.
5 – Slice the yellow squash crosswise into very thin (about 1/8-inch thick) rounds and layer in pan alternating with the onion.
6 – Top with 1/4 cup pecans and 1/4 cup cheese, the basil, salt and ground black pepper. Arrange red pepper pieces in a single layer on top.
7 – Place pan on a rimmed baking sheet and press down on torte with the back of a metal spatula to squeeze out any remaining excess liquid. Drain the liquid, brush the red pepper layer lightly with oil and bake torte on top of baking sheet 20 minutes.
8 – Sprinkle torte with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and pecans and bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until cheese melts and pecans are lightly toasted.
9 – Cool at least 15 minutes.
10 – To serve, run a thin knife around the inside edge of pan to loosen torte. Remove sides of pan and cut into wedges to serve.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 330; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Total Carbs: 30g; Fiber: 7g; Protein: 13g; Sodium: 266mg.


December 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for SNOWY VANILLA PECAN CRESCENTS to pass along. To make these you’ll be needing Powdered Sugar, Reduced Fat Margarine, Salt, Vanilla Extract, All Purpose Flour, Rolled Oats, and Chopped Pecans. The Crescents are 75 calories and 9 carbs per serving. 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/

The generosity and sweetness of pueblo foods at Christmastime is embodied in this recipe.


1 cup powdered sugar, divided
2 sticks fat-reduced margarine, suitable for baking (must have 60-70% fat), such as Imperial or Fleischmann’s
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped


1 – Preheat oven to 325F. In a large bowl, cream half of the sugar into the margarine, then add the salt and vanilla extract, blending well. Next add the flour, oats, and nuts, and blend thoroughly.
2 – Place dough by the Tablespoonful on ungreased cookie sheet. Shape into crescents. Bake for 15 minutes or until bottoms are light honey-golden. Remove to wire rack and sift remaining powdered sugar generously over warm crescents.
The generosity and sweetness of pueblo foods at Christmastime is embodied in this recipe.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 36 Cookies

Calories: 75
Fat: 4 grams
Sodium: 50 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Chutney Glazed Carrots

October 18, 2020 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 Chutney Glazed Carrots. This week’s dish is made using Carrots, Mango Chutney, Dijon Mustard, Butter, and Chopped Pecans. The Dish is 88 calories and 9 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chutney Glazed Carrots
Add a pop of color — and flavor — to your holiday table with this simple and low-carb veggie side.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

2 cups chopped carrots (1 1/2-inch pieces)
3 tablespoons cranberry or mango chutney
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted*

1. Place carrots in medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until carrots are tender.

2. Drain carrots; return to saucepan. Add chutney, mustard, and butter; cook and stir over medium heat 2 minutes or until carrots are glazed. Top with pecans just before serving.

*Note. To toast pecans, spread in single layer in heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until nuts are lightly browned, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 88 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 151 mg, Fiber: 2 g

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