Appetizer of the Week – BROCCOLI SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

September 11, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a BROCCOLI SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING. To make this week’s Appetizer you’ll be needing Broccoli Florets, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Smooth Peanut Butter, Sesame Oil, Rice Vinegar, Lime Juice, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Agave Syrup, Salt, Pepper, and Red Pepper Flakes. So 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BROCCOLI SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING
This recipe takes a tip from Thai cuisine and the peanut dressing is a healthy substitute for high-calorie, high-fat cheese sauces (or butter) that many use to top their broccoli. It is a great tasting topping for this cool salad, and the red onion and red bell pepper provide added nutrition, flavor and color.

Ingredients

4 cups broccoli florets
1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips, about 1 cup
1/3 cup red onion, cut in thin crescents
3 Tbsp. smooth peanut butter, natural and unsweetened
2 tsp. roasted sesame oil
1-2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. agave syrup
Pinch of salt
Ground black pepper
Red pepper flakes, optional

Directions

1 – Place steamer basket in large saucepan. Add water to depth of 1 inch. Cover and bring the water to boil. Add broccoli, cover and steam over medium-high heat until tender-crisp, 3 minutes. Transfer broccoli to mixing bowl. Add bell pepper and onion.
2 – In small bowl, combine peanut butter and sesame oil. Add vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce and agave and whisk until dressing is smooth. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over vegetables and use fork to toss until salad is well coated. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, if using, and mix to combine. Cover, and refrigerate the salad for 1 hour before serving, or up to 24 hours. Toss well before serving.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 146
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 255 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/broccoli-salad-with-peanut-dressing

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Cajun Stew

March 2, 2021 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 Cajun Stew. This week’s recipe is made using Onion, Celery, Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, Turkey Andouille Sausage Links, Tomatoes, Okra, Rice and more! The Stew is 199 calories 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cajun Stew
In the mood for some home cooking? You’ll love this authentic taste of the bayou! Featuring a hearty blend of chicken, andouille sausage, okra and brown rice, it will keep you fueled for hours.

Ingredients
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 boneless skinless chicken thigh (about 4 ounces), cut into bite-size pieces
2 (2-ounce) turkey or chicken andouille sausage links, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick pieces
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 can (about 14 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
2 cups frozen sliced okra
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add chicken and turkey sausage; cook and stir 2 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Pour in broth, stirring to scrape up browned bits.

2. Stir tomatoes, okra, rice, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper and thyme into saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 199 calories, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 47 mg, Sodium: 436 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/cajun-stew/

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Jamaican Curried Rice

January 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Jamaican Curried Rice to pass along. Add flavor and a little heat to your next Meal. Using Rice, Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper, Curry Powder, Onions, Cashews, and Pineapple. This should go good with any dish but especially your Seafood Dishes! 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

Jamaican Curried Rice
This zesty flavored rice dish combines cooked rice with black beans, red bell pepper, onions and pineapple. Lime juice and curry get your attention and add that great island taste.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons curry powder
3 cups hot cooked rice
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salted cashews

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in medium skillet. Cook and stir bell pepper and onions 2 to 3 minutes. Add curry powder; stir 30 seconds.
2 – Combine cooked rice, Equal®, lime juice and salt in medium-size bowl. Stir in cooked vegetable mixture, pineapple and black beans. Rice may be served warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with cashews just before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 196, protein 6 g, carbohydrate 31 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 474 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/jamaican_curried_rice_recipe.html

Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti

September 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe is Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti. To make this Dish you’ll be needing JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Bratwurst, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic, Mexican Seasoning, Ground Cumin, Chili, Picante Sauce, Dried Oregano, Spaghetti, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Spaghetti taken to another level, Enjoy! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti
Here’s a fun and easy weeknight dinner that combines two favorite food genres — Italian and Tex-Mex for a classic spaghetti with a picante twist. Tex-Mex Turkey Spaghetti is ready in under 30 minutes and full of authentic flavor—all for under 500 calories per serving.

Total Time 40 Minutes
Serving Size 6 Servings

Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil

1 (19.5-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Bratwurst

1 cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning or 2 teaspoons chili powder plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 (140.5-ounce) can chili or salsa-style tomatoes, undrained

¾ cup picante sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained

1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions
1) In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Pinch ¾-inch pieces of bratwurst into pan; discard casings. Cook 5 to 8 minutes or until browned. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

2) Add onion, garlic and Mexican seasoning; cook over medium-high heat 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, picante sauce and oregano; bring to a boil.

3) Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Transfer spaghetti to serving plates.

4) Top with sauce; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Per Serving
Calories 400
Protein 27g
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 980mg
Saturated Fat 9g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/tex-mex-turkey-spaghetti/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Basil Grilled Shrimp

April 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Basil Grilled Shrimp. Grilled, Shrimp, I’m sold! To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Reduced-Calorie Margarine, Lemon, Coarse-Grain Prepared Mustard, Basil, Garlic, Black Pepper, Medium Size Shrimp, and Cooking Spray. Like you need another reason to fire that grill up! 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/

Basil Grilled Shrimp
Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Cooking time: about 4–6 minutes.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine, melted
Juice of 1/2 a large lemon
1 tablespoon coarse-grain prepared mustard
1 ounce (approximately 1 cup) fresh basil, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch of black pepper
1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
Cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1 – In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, margarine, lemon juice, mustard, basil, garlic, and pepper; pour into a large, zip-top bag. Add shrimp and toss gently to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove shrimp from the marinade and thread on skewers. Coat grill grate with cooking spray. Arrange skewers on grill over medium-high heat and drizzle with any remaining marinade. Cook for 2–3 minutes, turn over, and continue cooking for 2–3 more minutes or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Leftovers may be eaten chilled or reheated.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 180 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 280 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/basil-grilled-shrimp/

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Smoky Chipotle Chili

April 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Smoky Chipotle Chili. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Boneless Beef Chuck Pot Roast, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Garlic, Diced Tomatoes with Green Peppers and Onions, Beer, Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, Kidney Beans, Masa Harina, and Sour Cream. I can smell that aroma now! 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 recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Smoky Chipotle Chili
This ‘fan’tastic super bowl of chili is sure to become a Game Day (or any day) favorite, plus score extra points for the fact that is is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and vitamin B6.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck pot roast, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil – divided use
1 teaspoon salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, undrained
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 (15-ounce) can black, kidney or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons masa harina*
Sour cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut beef pot roast into 1/2-inch pieces. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot; brown beef in batches and remove from stockpot. Season with salt.
2 – Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same stockpot over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add beef, tomatoes, beer, adobo sauce and chipotle peppers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
3 – Stir in beans and masa harina*; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve with sour cream, as desired.
Makes 6 servings.

*3 tablespoons all-purpose flour mixed with 1/2 cup water can be substituted for masa harina.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 24 calories; 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 75 mg cholesterol; 887 mg sodium; 18 g carbohydrate; 3.9 g fiber; 32 g protein; 9.1 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 5.1 mg iron; 32.6 mcg selenium; 6.9 mg zinc; 0.7 mg choline.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/smoky_chipotle_chili_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Tuna Steaks with Pineapple and Tomato Salsa

June 11, 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 – Tuna Steaks with Pineapple and Tomato Salsa. Tuna Steaks, Pineapple, Tomato, and Red Onion are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s recipe. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! Be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/ 

 

Tuna Steaks with Pineapple and Tomato Salsa

Ingredients
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeño pepper*, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon minced red onion
1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
2 teaspoons lime juice
4 tuna steaks (4 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions
1 – For salsa, combine tomato, pineapple, cilantro, jalapeño, onion, lime peel, and lime juice in medium bowl.

2 – Sprinkle tuna with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tuna; cook 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare or to desired degree of doneness. Serve with salsa.

*Note. Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 tuna steak and scant 1/2 cup salsa.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 228 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 43 mg, Sodium: 338 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/tuna-steaks-pineapple-tomato-salsa/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 14, 2016 at 4:56 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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It’s picnic and grilling season….
It’s a good idea to use a separate cooler for drinks, so the one containing perishable food won’t be constantly opened and closed.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 3, 2016 at 5:20 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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To keep Parsley fresh….

 

Next time you buy fresh parsley, trim the stems and put the parsley in a glass of water, fit a plastic bag over it, and stash it in the refrigerator.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 17, 2016 at 5:47 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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When frying bacon, it’s important to keep a close eye on it and turn it often. It can burn in the blink of an eye. Older bacon will cook and burn almost twice as quickly as fresh bacon.

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