Ohio Festivals – October 20-23, 2021

October 19, 2021 at 2:52 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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October 20-23, 2021 Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville, Ohio
Ohio’s oldest and largest festival. Pumpkin growing competition, Miss Pumpkin Queen, World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie, fruit & vegetable displays, hog calling, egg toss, pumpkin toss, pie eating, baked goods, parades, entertainment. Attendance: 100,000.

https://www.pumpkinshow.com/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken

October 19, 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 Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken. Made using Skinless Chicken Thighs, Onion, Lemon, Pitted Green Olives, White Vinegar, Herbes de Provence, Bay Leaf, Salt and Pepper, Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, and Fresh Parsley. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe to it at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken
This French-inspired recipe uses a slow-cooker, which means you can set it, forget it, and dig into a delicious meal a few hours later!
Ingredients
2 cups chopped onion
2 pounds skinless chicken thighs
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
1/2 cup pitted green olives
1 tablespoon white vinegar or olive brine
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onions in slow cooker. Arrange chicken thighs and lemon slices over onion. Add olives, vinegar, herbes de Provence, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Pour in broth.

2 – Cover; cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or on HIGH 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley before serving.

Yield: 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 75 mg, Sodium: 400 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/provencal-lemon-and-olive-chicken/

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Healthy Hummus Recipes

October 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Hummus Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Hummus Recipes with recipes including Black Bean Hummus, Sweet Potato Hummus, and Double-Tahini Hummus. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Hummus Recipes
Find healthy, delicious hummus recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Black Bean Hummus
For a slightly Southwestern spin on hummus, swap in black beans for the traditional chickpeas. It’s just as fiber-rich and filling, but with a taste that pairs well with tortilla chips and crisp bell peppers………..

Sweet Potato Hummus
Roasted sweet potato adds earthy sweetness to hummus and gives it an even creamier, smoother texture. Use pimentón, or Spanish smoked paprika, for a hint of fire-grilled flavor, or use sweet paprika for a more subtle spice……..

Double-Tahini Hummus
You’ll look like an expert with this easy hummus recipe that produces the lightest, silkiest hummus you’ve ever had. Chilling the cooked chickpeas ensures that when they’re blended with the oil and cold tahini the hummus will come out creamy rather than oily. In a pinch, you can use the quick-soak technique (see Step 1), reduce the chilling time and still get great hummus…….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Hummus Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 19, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Cooking healthier………

Keep fats to a minimum. Choose lean meats and reduced-fat dairy products and limit processed foods to minimize hidden fats. Nuts, seeds, fish, soy, olives and avocado are all healthier options because they include the essential long-chain fatty acids and these fats are accompanied by other good nutrients.

If you add fats when cooking, keep them to a minimum and use monounsaturated oils such as olive and canola oil.

Italian Pasta Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

October 18, 2021 at 6:56 PM | Posted in chicken, pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Italian Pasta Salad with Rotisserie Chicken

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea to start my day. 58 degrees, sunny and windy out today. Did a load of laundry and cleaned the Kitchen today. Wiped everything down Lysol Towels and then cleaned microwave. Next I cleaned out the fridge and wiped it down. I have to fast after Midnight. I have to be at the family Doctor to check all the vitals. For Dinner tonight I prepared an Italian Pasta Salad with Rotisserie Chicken.

 

I prepared a Italian Pasta Salad, made about noon today. It always taste even better after chilled for a while. A Light and tasty dish that includes Ronzoni Garden Delight Tri Color Rotini Pasta, Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, McCormick Italian Seasoning. Prepared the Pasta according to the box and added all the ingredients and tossed until well mixed. Then refrigerated until ready to use.

 

Boiled the Pasta for 10 minutes and drained it. After it cooled I seasoned and added it with the Black Olives, Kalamata Olives, Hormel Turkey Pepperoni, Anchovies, Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing, McCormick Italian Seasoning. I can’t wait to dig in!

 

 

 

While at Meijer earl this later this afternoon and I picked up a Meijer Rotisserie Whole Chicken. We love Rotisserie Chicken, delicious and easy to prepare. When it was time for Dinner I heated the oven on 325 degrees. Got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. Took the Chicken out of the package and into the baking pan. Reheat it for 30 minutes. After the Chicken cooled a bit I pulled all the Chicken from the bones and it was ready to serve!

 

To serve made a bed of the Pasta and topped it with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and some more of the Kraft Zesty Italian Fat Free Dressing. The Pasta Salad and Rotisserie Chicken are a perfect combination. The Kraft Italian Dressing provides some great flavor for the Pasta and the Rotisserie Chicken was seasoned perfectly! I enjoy Simple and Delicious Meals so much! For Dessert later a Breyer’s 90 Calorie Vanilla Bean Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Garden Delight Trio Italiano Pasta

Trio Italiano from Ronzoni Garden Delight
Trio Italiano is a combination of three shapes in one box: Rotini, Penne & Shells. With three shapes in three colors RONZONI GARDEN DELIGHT Trio Italiano is perfect for showcasing the vegetables in any meal, but is especially appealing in cold salads.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 20mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 40g 13% Dietary Fiber 2g 8% Sugars 3g Protein 8g
See more at: https://www.ronzoni.com/en-us/products/3378/TrioItaliano%C2%AE.aspx

 

 

Rotisserie Chicken Nutritional Benefits
With rotisserie chicken, you get a good amount of protein with lower amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol than you find in red meat. What’s more, the chicken contains robust amounts of niacin and phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of other minerals and vitamin B-12.

One of America’s Favorites – Pastrami on Rye

October 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A pastrami sandwich from Katz’s Delicatessen

Pastrami on rye is a classic sandwich made famous in the Jewish kosher delicatessens of New York City. It was first created in 1888 by Sussman Volk, who served it at his deli on Delancey Street in New York City.

Sussman Volk immigrated from Lithuania in the late 1800s. He opened a small butcher shop on New York’s Lower East Side. He befriended another immigrant, this one from Romania, who he allowed to store meat in his large icebox. In exchange for his kindness, the friend gave the recipe for pastrami to Volk, who began to serve it to his customers. It proved so popular that in 1888, Volk opened a delicatessen at 88 Delancey Street, one of the first delis in New York City, where he served the meat on rye bread.

It became a favorite at other delis, served on rye bread and topped with spicy brown mustard. Delis in New York City, like Katz’s Delicatessen, have become known for their Pastrami on rye sandwiches. In her description of the book on Katz’s, Florence Fabricant, the noted food critic for the New York Times, described the volume “as overstuffed as Katz’s pastrami on rye.”

The pastrami on rye sandwich has come to be a symbol of the classic New York Jewish deli, being featured in delis around the world attempting to recreate the ambience of the original New York delis, in cities such as Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Boca Raton, Florida, and San Diego, California. The classic, which some consider to be New York’s signature sandwich, consists simply of sliced pastrami, placed on rye bread, and topped with spicy brown mustard. It is usually accompanied by a Kosher dill pickle on the side.

Pastrami on rye, served with the classic accoutrements of spicy brown mustard and Kosher dill pickles

Variations
Corned beef and pastrami on rye may be prepared using rye bread, pastrami, corned beef, cole slaw, and Russian dressing. Preparation involves placing both meats on a slice of rye bread and topping it with coleslaw. Russian dressing may be added to the top slice of bread.

Pastrami, lettuce, and tomato (PLT) may be prepared using two slices of toasted sourdough bread, mayonnaise, pastrami, lettuce, tomato slices. Preparation involves placing the pastrami on a toasted slice of sourdough bread and topping it with the lettuce and tomato slices. Mayonnaise may be spread on the second slice of sourdough, and placed on top of the sandwich.

“Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week – Moroccan Spiced Millet

October 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is a Moroccan Spiced Millet. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Green Chard, Kosher Salt, Minced Garlic, Roma Tomatoes, Millet, California Ripe Olives, Cashews, Orange Zest, Ground Cinnamon, and Cayenne Pepper. 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

Moroccan Spiced Millet
Recipe courtesy of California Ripe Olives.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 quarts (4 ounces) coarsely chopped green chard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon minced garlic
6 ounces Roma tomatoes, seeded and sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips
2 1/2 cups warm cooked millet
1 cup California Ripe Olives, wedged
1/3 cup coarsely chopped toasted cashews
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat oil in a medium sized sauté pan over medium high heat. Add chard and sauté until wilted and tender for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, stir in garlic and tomatoes and cook for 1 more minute. Set aside and keep warm.
2 – In a large mixing bowl combine cooked millet, California Ripe Olives and cashews. Season with orange zest, cinnamon and cayenne.
3 – Spoon chard mixture onto serving plate. Top with millet and serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 316; Total Fat: 12g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 46g; Fiber: 11g; Protein: 9g; Sodium: 903mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/moroccan_spiced_millet_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Make scrambled eggs in the microwave…..

Grab a mug and spritz it with nonstick spray. Crack a couple eggs inside. Top with a splash of milk or water, sprinkle with some salt and pepper, then stir with a fork to combine. Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring after each, for a total of 90 seconds and a 12-grams-of-protein-strong breakfast is served! You can also add crumbled cheese or bacon pieces, just stir those in as well before cooking.

Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Fries

October 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ore - Ida | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Cool morning out there this morning , 39 degrees with a cool wind. We had a high of 67 degrees and sunny, very windy out though. Not a thing going on today. Mom feels a lot better today. For me I was a slug all day! Did some work on the computer and then caught up with shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight it’s Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage w/ Baked Fries.

 

I used one of my favorites, the healthy and delicious Jennie O Lean Sweet Italian Turkey Sausages. I bought a package of them at Meijer the other day. I prepared a few of them for our Dinner tonight. I pan fried them, using Pam w/ Olive Oil Cooking Spray and no oil needed. Heated the pan on medium and cooked a total of about 14 minutes, turning the Sausages occasionally. They fry up plump and brown, as always Jennie – O Products always have that fresh taste to them. The Sausages have 160 calories and 0 carbs per Sausage. I served them on Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Hot Dog Buns and topped with French’s Spicy Brown Mustard. Love these!

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries. Served them with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with Diet Dr. Pepper to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie O Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage
JENNIE-O® All Natural* Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage works great in pastas, lasagnas, pizzas and more! These lean turkey sausage links have 18 g of protein and 150 calories per serving for balanced nutrition with a bold taste. Save time and skip the seasoning with Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage for your next family dinner. You’ll be kissing your fingers in appreciation. Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

Cooking Instructions:
GRILL METHOD:
* Spray grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
* Place dinner sausages on grill rack 4 inches from heat source.
* Grill approximately 16 to 18 minutes, turning occasionally.
* Always cook to well done, 165 °F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

STOVE TOP METHOD:
* Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
* Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
* Place dinner sausage in hot skillet.
* Cook covered, turning occasionally, 17 – 19 minutes.
* Always cook to well-done, 165º F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.
* Learn how to safely handle turkey

Nutrition Facts
Jennie O – Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Lean
Servings: 1
Calories 160
Sodium 670 mg
Total Fat 10 g
Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 3 g
Total Carbs 0 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g
Protein 17 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
http://www.jennieo.com/products/76-Lean-Sweet-Italian-Turkey-Sausage

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf

October 17, 2021 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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I’ve got a great Fall Side Dish for this week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week, Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf. Perfect Fall recipe to go with about anything. You’ll need a box of Mushroom and Whole Grain and Wild Rice Mix, Red Delicious Apple, Almonds, Bell Pepper, Onion, and Pepper Flakes. 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/

Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf
Requiring just six ingredients, this quick and easy Apple and Almond Rice Pilaf is the perfect comfort food for fall!
Ingredients
1 (6.7-ounce) box mushroom, whole grain and wild rice mix
1 medium Red Delicious apple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup finely chopped red, yellow or orange bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flake

Directions
Yield: 8 servings.
Serving size: 1/2 cup.

1 – In large saucepan, cook rice mix according to package directions, omitting fat.

2 – Stir in apple, almonds, bell pepper, onion, and pepper flakes. Cover; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 131 calories, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 331 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://beatcancer2010.wordpress.com/2019/10/13/apple-and-almond-rice-pilaf/

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