Diabetic Dish of the Week – New England Clam Chowder

December 8, 2020 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 New England Clam Chowder. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Whole Baby Clams, Baking Potato, Onion, Skimmed Milk, White Pepper, Dried Thyme, and Reduced Fat Margarine. This version of New England Clam Chowder is only 204 calories and 29 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/

New England Clam Chowder
Jam-packed with clams, this classic seafood dish is sure to warm you up! With just seven ingredients and less than 30 minutes of preparation time, it’s the perfect dish for cozying up by the

fireside.
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 bowl chowder (1/2 of total recipe)

Ingredients
1 can (5 ounces) whole baby clams, undrained
1 baking potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2/3 cup evaporated skimmed milk
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon reduced-fat margarine

Directions
1 – Drain clams, reserving juice. Add enough water to reserved juice to measure 2/3 cup. Combine clam juice mixture, potato, and onion in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes or until potato is tender.

2 – Add milk, pepper, and thyme to saucepan. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Add margarine. Cook 5 minutes or until soup thickens, stirring occasionally.

3 – Add clams; cook and stir 5 minutes or until clams are firm.

Yield: 2 servings. Serving size: 1 bowl chowder (1/2 of total recipe).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 204 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 47 mg, Sodium: 205 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/new-england-clam-chowder/

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Jalapeño Sweet Potato and Chicken Chowder

June 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Jalapeño Sweet Potato and Chicken Chowder. To make this delicious Chowder you’ll need Sweet Potatoes, Onion, Vegetable Broth, Chicken, Whole Kernel Corn, Jalapeños, Heavy Cream, Green Onions, and Seasonings. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Jalapeño Sweet Potato and Chicken Chowder

Recipe Ingredients:
2 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1 small onion, 1/4-inch diced
Up to 1 quart vegetable broth, chicken stock or water
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn (fresh or frozen)
2 teaspoons jalapeños, minced (or more to taste)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
Chopped green onions for garnish

Cooking Directions:
1 – Bake sweet potatoes at 350°F (175°C) until softened. Scoop out flesh; discard skin. Purée (or mash) sweet potatoes.
2 – In a soup pot, sauté onion in butter until softened. Add puréed sweet potato and desired amount of chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reducing liquid slightly.
3 – Add chicken, corn, jalapeños, heavy cream and salt. Simmer soup for 10 minutes.
4 – Serve garnished with chopped green onions.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 361; Total Fat: 16g; Total Carbs: 35g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 20g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/jalapeno_sweet_potato_chicken_chowder_recipe.html

Healthy Corn Recipes

May 23, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Corn Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Corn Recipes with recipes including Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad, Slow-Cooker Chile-Rubbed Pork with Corn and Black Beans, and Instant Pot Summer Corn and Crab Chowder. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Corn Recipes
Find healthy, delicious corn recipes including grilled, microwave and roasted corn on the cob. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad
This riff on pasta salad is best served warm while the gnocchi are nice and tender. Plus, the grilled veggies taste extra-good fresh off the fire in this easy gnocchi recipe………………………..

Slow-Cooker Chile-Rubbed Pork with Corn and Black Beans
With minimal hands-on prep and only a couple hours in the slow cooker, you end up with incredibly flavorful, spice-rubbed pork and a bean-and-corn side dish, which easily converts to a next-day salsa. We promise this isn’t like any slow-cooker pork tenderloin you’ve ever had…………………………

Instant Pot Summer Corn and Crab Chowder
Sweet corn and tender lump crabmeat go together wonderfully to make this rich, hearty chowder. This colorful, quick and easy Instant Pot soup makes a great starter for a summertime meal……………………………….

* Click the link below to get al the Healthy Corn Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19298/ingredients/vegetables/corn/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Making Chowder……………………….

Customarily, chowder included onion, potatoes, and cream. … A chowder is a thick, rich, chunky soup usually made with a white sauce base though Manhattan chowders have a tomato base. Originally, it was a fishermen’s stew made with seafood but today, vegetable chowders are common such as corn chowder and potato chowder.

Chowders typically have five parts: The vegetables or seafood, the focal ingredient of the soup. Ancillary ingredients which may include cream, diced onions, bacon, or herbs. The cooking liquid—usually broth or stock.

Healthy Shellfish Recipes

May 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Find healthy, delicious shellfish recipes including crab, shrimp and lobster. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. How about some Delicious and Healthy Shellfish Recipes with recipes including Lemon Shrimp and Orzo Salad, Scallops and Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce, and Instant Pot Summer Corn and Crab Chowder. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Find healthy, delicious shellfish recipes including crab, shrimp and lobster. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Lemon Shrimp and Orzo Salad
Consider making a double batch of this easy pasta salad–it’s delicious the next day. The orzo will absorb the dressing as it sits, so add a little more olive oil and lemon juice if you’d like…………………..

Scallops and Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce
These pan-seared scallops come together in just 20 minutes for a delicious, easy dinner. You’ll want some whole-wheat angel hair pasta or polenta to sop up all the rich, briny sauce……………….

Instant Pot Summer Corn and Crab Chowder
Sweet corn and tender lump crabmeat go together wonderfully to make this rich, hearty chowder. This colorful, quick and easy Instant Pot soup makes a great starter for a summertime meal……………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Shellfish Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22780/ingredients/fish-seafood/shellfish/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Black Bean and Chorizo Soup

March 7, 2020 at 7:02 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Black Bean and Chorizo Soup. You take Black Beans, add Chorizo, plus all the other ingredients and you have this week’s recipe. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website, which is loaded with Diabetic Friendly Recipes, tips, and Diabetic news. Just an excellent site. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine. Each issue is packed with delicious and healthy recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Black Bean and Chorizo Soup
This hearty Black bean soup will warm you up on a cold day.

Yield: 10 servings.
1/2 cup per serving.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 onion, cubed
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tomato, deseeded and chopped
1 ancho chile, seeded, soaked in hot water
1 pasilla pepper, seeded, soaked in hot water
1 (19 oz) can black beans
1 bouquet garni (1 Tbsp each dried cilantro, oregano, marjoram wrapped in cheesecloth)*
1 lime, halved
4 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp mezcal or tequila
Salt to taste
6 Tbsp chorizo, fried and crumbled
6 Tbsp low-fat buttermilk

*Bouquet garni is a bundle of herbs used to prepare soup, stock and various stews. The bouquet is boiled with other ingredients, but removed prior to consumption. To make the bouquet, use 1 Tbsp each of dried cilantro, oregano and marjoram and place in cheesecloth to form a bundle.

Directions

1 – In deep pan or pot, heat canola oil at high heat and add onion. Saute until brown and add garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in tomatoes and peppers. Cook 15 minutes, stirring constantly to avoid burning.
2 – Combine black beans, bouquet garni, limes and broth with mixture. Cook 5 minutes. Add mezcal or tequila, salt and discard lime halves and herbs. Cook 10 minutes. Blend and season to taste.
3 – Garnish with buttermilk and chorizo.

Tip: If too thick, add more broth

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 180
Protein: 10 g
Fat: 7 g
Sodium: 310 mg
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Dietary Fiber: 6 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/black-bean-and-chorizo-soup

January 21, 2020 is New England Clam Chowder Day

January 21, 2020 at 11:58 PM | Posted in seafood | Leave a comment
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January 21, 2020 is New England Clam Chowder Day

It’s New England Clam Chowder Day! Chowders originated in fishing villages on the coast of France in the 16th century. Back then any kind of fish chowder was considered a poor man’s dish. Most recipes called for salt pork and biscuits, which were both part of a standard sailor’s ration. Today, we’ve substituted the biscuits (also known as hardtack) for salty crackers!

There are many different varieties of clam chowder including New England, Manhattan, Rhode Island, Down East, and Outer Banks. New England clam chowder is made with milk or cream, and the use of tomatoes is frowned upon. In fact, in 1939 the state of Maine made it illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder!

Celebrate this great culinary tradition and enjoy a bowl of delicious chowder in honor of New England Clam Chowder Day!
https://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/2020/1/21/new-england-clam-chowder-day

Low-Calorie Fall Recipes

November 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Calorie Fall Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Low-Calorie Fall Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Clam Chowder, Rib Roast with Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce, and Apple-Cranberry Cobbler. Find these delicious Fall recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Also you can subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue full of healthy tips and healthy recipes. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Calorie Fall Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie fall recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Clam Chowder
Plan to make this slow-cooker chowder recipe when you have a busy day at work. Put in just a few minutes of prep in the morning and you’ll be rewarded with a hearty clam chowder come dinnertime…………….

Rib Roast with Dijon-Sour Cream Sauce
This classic rib roast is seasoned with rosemary and marjoram and served with an incredibly simple—yet divine—mustard and sour cream sauce……………..

Apple-Cranberry Cobbler
Topped with a crunchy, low-fat granola, this warm, fruity cobbler recipe is loaded with apples, cranberries and spices. It serves 2 and can be on the table in just 40 minutes………….

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Calorie Fall Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20161/low-calorie/seasons/fall/

Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes

November 9, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Manhattan-Style Shrimp Chowder, Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash, and Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes
Find healthy, delicious slow-cooker and crock pot soup and stew recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Manhattan-Style Shrimp Chowder
Look for white, American 22-25 count shrimp—the fresher, the better. They’ll poach and become very tender in the hot slow-cooker liquid. Just be sure not to overcook them. Garnish with fennel fronds and serve with bread and olive oil, if desired………….

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash
The sweetness of the butternut squash tames the kick from cayenne in this healthy turkey chili, making this easy crock pot chili just right for kids and adults alike, whether for weeknight dinners or tailgating parties. For those who prefer a spicier chili, just pass hot sauce at the table. This chili also freezes well, so save leftovers for hearty and healthy dinners and lunches for weeks to come………………..

Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew
This hearty Southwestern-inspired stew may take a while in your slow cooker, but it’s so worth it! Full of sweet potatoes, black beans, and hominy, it will satisfy your tastebuds and keep you full for hours……………….

* Click the link below to get all the Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19369/cooking-methods-styles/slow-cooker-crockpot/soup/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Jalapeño Sweet Potato and Chicken Chowder

October 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 2 Comments
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Jalapeño Sweet Potato and Chicken Chowder. To make this delicious Chowder you’ll need Sweet Potatoes, Onion, Vegetable Broth, Chicken, Whole Kernel Corn, Jalapeños, Heavy Cream, Green Onions, and Seasonings. Warm up these cool Fall nights with this week’s recipe! It’s from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find an endless selection of delicious recipes, so check it out today1 Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Jalapeño Sweet Potato and Chicken Chowder

Recipe Ingredients:
2 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1 small onion, 1/4-inch diced
Up to 1 quart vegetable broth, chicken stock or water
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn (fresh or frozen)
2 teaspoons jalapeños, minced (or more to taste)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
Chopped green onions for garnish

Cooking Directions:
1 – Bake sweet potatoes at 350°F (175°C) until softened. Scoop out flesh; discard skin. Purée (or mash) sweet potatoes.
2 – In a soup pot, sauté onion in butter until softened. Add puréed sweet potato and desired amount of chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reducing liquid slightly.
3 – Add chicken, corn, jalapeños, heavy cream and salt. Simmer soup for 10 minutes.
4 – Serve garnished with chopped green onions.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 361; Total Fat: 16g; Total Carbs: 35g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 20g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/jalapeno_sweet_potato_chicken_chowder_recipe.html

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