“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables

October 19, 2020 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 – Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables. This week’s Dish is made with BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli, Olive Oil, Green Beans, Salt, Pepper, Yellow Summer Squash, Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan or Romano Cheese. 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

Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables

Made with whole wheat four cheese ravioli and fresh, colorful vegetables, this easy-to-make dish is perfect for summer entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli, prepared according to package directions
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 pound fresh green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 medium yellow summer squash*, quartered and sliced
1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan or Romano Cheese for sprinkling

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans, salt and ground black pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
2 – Add squash; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
3 – Add tomatoes and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
4 – Toss in prepared pasta; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes or until pasta is warm.
5 – Sprinkle with Parmesan or Romano cheese.


Makes 4 servings.

*Crookneck or yellow zucchini. If unavailable, green zucchini can be used in place of the yellow.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 340 Calories from Fat: 160 Total Fat: 17 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Cholesterol: 55 mg Sodium: 840 mg Carbohydrates: 31 g Dietary Fiber: 6 g Sugars: 4 g Protein: 15 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/whole_wheat_ravioli_with_garlic_sauteed_vegetables_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Apple Glazed Carrots

October 4, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is – Apple Glazed Carrots. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice, Cornstarch, Baby Carrots, Butter, Honey, and Salt. 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

Apple Glazed Carrots
The blending of apple juice and honey enhances the natural sweetness of baby carrots. This side dish will be loved by young and old alike. Serve with any of your favorite entrées for a simple yet sophisticated accent.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pound baby carrots
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine apple juice and cornstarch in small bowl; mix until smooth.
2 – Cook carrots in boiling water for 10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Return to pan; add butter, honey and salt. Add Juicy Juice mixture; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until glaze is thickened.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 100 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 260 mg Carbohydrates: 18 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 12 g Protein: 1 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/apple_glazed_carrots_recipe.html

Boston-Style Baked Beans

October 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Diabetic Friendly Recipe to pass along Boston-Style Baked Beans. This side dish is made using Navy Beans, Bacon, Onion, Yellow Mustard, Splenda, and Molasses. The Dish is 140 calories and 16 net carbs. Another winning recipe 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

Boston-Style Baked Beans
A delicious formula for rich and flavorful, diabetic-friendly Boston baked beans.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (15-ounce) cans navy beans, undrained1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/3 cup Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
2 tablespoons robust molasses

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Drain navy beans and reserve 1 1/4 cups liquid.
3 – Fry bacon in a large skillet until browned. Remove bacon and reserve half of the bacon fat.
4 – Fry onion in reserved bacon fat and cook until translucent. Stir in beans and remaining ingredients.
5 – Pour beans into a 3-quart baking dish.
6 – Bake for 45 minutes.
Makes 18 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): Calories: 140 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 520mg Total Carbs: 21g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugars: 3g Protein: 9g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/boston-style_baked_beans_recipe.html

Spicy Italian Meatballs

September 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have another Delicious Meatball Appetizer to pass along, Spicy Italian Meatballs. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Egg, Bread Crumbs, Bottled Pepperoncini Salad Peppers, Italian Seasoning, Ground Beef, Italian Sausage, Peppers, Spices and more! I love a good Meatball! 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

Spicy Italian Meatballs
Juicy meatballs are precisely what your next party needs. This slow cooker recipe for the saucy favorite features spicy Italian sausage and a tangy balsamic-tomato sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped bottled pepperoncini salad peppers
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup onion, pepperoncini peppers, Italian seasoning, and the 1 clove garlic; mix well. Add ground beef and sausage; mix gently until combined. Shape mixture into twenty-four 2-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes; drain well.
3 – Meanwhile, in a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker combine crushed tomatoes, 1/2 cup onion, the vinegar, 2 cloves garlic, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Add baked meatballs to slow cooker; stir gently to coat.
4 -Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours. Skim fat from sauce before serving.
Makes 24 meatballs.

Tip: Meatballs can be served on their own, over hot cooked pasta, or in buns for meatball sandwiches.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): 133 cal., 9 g fat (3 g sat. fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 4 g monounsatured fat), 36 mg chol., 237 mg sodium, 5 g carb., 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 7 g pro.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/spicy_italian_meatballs_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week -Ultimate Party Meatballs

September 19, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This Week’s Appetizer of the Week is Ultimate Party Meatballs. So easy to prepare using just 3 ingredients – Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Heinz® Chili Sauce, and Frozen Pre Cooked Cocktail Sized Meatballs. The recipe makes 30 servings. 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

Ultimate Party Meatballs
Quick, easy and delicious party fare, meatballs are always a favorite with guests — these especially so!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (16-ounce) can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1 (12-ounce) bottle Heinz® Chili Sauce
1 (2-pound) bag frozen, pre-cooked, cocktail-size meatballs

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine sauces in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth.
2 – Add meatballs. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
Makes 30 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/ultimate_party_meatballs_recipe.html

Touchdown Turkey Pesto Party Pops with Hail Mary Horseradish Dipping Sauce

September 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have another Appetizer to pass along and this one is just in time for Football,Touchdown Turkey Pesto Party Pops with Hail Mary Horseradish Dipping Sauce. Included are recipes for both the Turkey Pesto Party Pops and for the Hail Mary Horseradish Dipping Sauce. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make the Turkey Pesto Party Pops are Ground Turkey, Mild Italian Sausage, Italian Seasoned Croutons, Basil Pesto, Egg, Salt, Pepper, and Lollipop Sticks. And as I said there’s a recipe for the Hail Mary Horseradish Dipping Sauce with ingredients of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Goat Cheese, Sour Cream, Grated Horseradish, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, and Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley. This one also comes 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

Touchdown Turkey Pesto Party Pops with Hail Mary Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Score winning points with game fans when you serve these tasty turkey pesto pops with a kickn’ cranberry and horseradish dipping sauce! Recipe by Devon Delaney of Westpoint, Connecticut, 2012 Ocean Spray Tailgating Recipe Contest Winner.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Turkey Pesto Party Pops:
1 pound ground turkey
1/3 pound mild Italian bulk sausage
2/3 cup Italian seasoned croutons, crushed
1/4 cup basil pesto
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Lollipop sticks

Hail Mary Horseradish Dipping Sauce:
1 cup Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
2 ounces goat cheese, softened
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons prepared grated horseradish
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Chopped fresh flat leaf parsley for garnish

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven or grill to 400°F (205°C). Grease a large baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil; set aside.
2 – For Turkey Pesto Party Pops: Combine the turkey, sausage, croutons, pesto, egg, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
3 – Shape turkey mixture into uniform meatballs and lay side by side on oiled baking sheet.
4 – Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until cooked through.
5 – For Hail Mary Horseradish Dipping Sauce: Place cranberry sauce, goat cheese, sour cream and horseradish in a blender or food processor and pulse until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley to garnish.
6 – Poke meatballs with lollipop sticks and place in a transportable container to take to the tailgate party along with the dipping sauce.

Makes about 24 appetizer servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/touchdown_turkey_pesto_party_pops_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips

September 5, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is – Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips. This includes recipes for the Tortilla Chips and the Black Bean-Avocado Salsa. To make the Home Baked Tortilla Chips you’ll be needing Soft Corn Tortillas, Canola Oil, Garlic Powder, Ground Black Pepper, and Salt. To make the Black Bean-Avocado Salsa you’ll be using Avocados, Tomatillo, Jalapeno Chili Pepper, Cilantro Leaves, Red Onion, Black Beans, Canola Oil, Lime Juice, Cider Vinegar, and Salt. The recipe comes 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

Black Bean-Avocado Salsa with Home-Baked Tortilla Chips
Enjoy this tasty heart healthy snack for your next celebration!

Recipe Ingredients:
Tortilla Chips:
6 (6-inch) soft corn tortillas
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Black Bean-Avocado Salsa:
1/2 ripe medium avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
1 medium tomatillo, papery skin removed, rinsed and diced
1 large jalapeno chili pepper, finely chopped (seeded, if desired)
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/2 of a (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained*
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – For Tortilla Chips: Stack tortillas and cut into eight equal triangles (48 wedges total). Put triangles in single layer on two baking sheets. Drizzle triangles with canola oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until chips are light brown and beginning to crisp. Remove from oven, place baking sheets on cooling racks, sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and cool completely (about 10 minutes). As chips cool, they will become crisper. Store in airtight container up to 24 hours for peak flavor and texture.
3 – For Black Bean-Avocado Salsa: Combine avocado, tomatillo, jalapeno, cilantro, red onion, black beans, canola oil, lime juice, vinegar and salt in medium bowl. Serve with tortilla chips.
Makes 6 (1/3 cup) servings.

*Note: The leftover black beans may be stored in an airtight container in the freezer up to one month for later use.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 130; Total Fat 10g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 200mg; Carbohydrates 9g; Fiber 2g; Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/black_bean-avocado_salsa_with_home-baked_tortilla_chips_recipe.html

Smokey Cola Glazed Meatballs

September 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Appetizer Recipe from the CooksRecipes website to pass along, Smokey Cola Glazed Meatballs. To make these you’ll be needing a bag of Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs, Butter, Cola (Soda), Apple Cider Vinegar, Dark Brown Sugar, Ground Chipotle Pepper, and Kosher salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper. These sound incredible! This recipe is also 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

Smokey Cola Glazed Meatballs
Try this super simple turkey meatball recipe – perfect for serving at your game day party…or any festive gathering.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (28 ounce) bag of Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups cola soda (not sugar-free)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium sauce pan, add butter and melt.
2 – Whisk in the cola, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and chipotle pepper. Salt and pepper to taste.
3 – Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low until a thicker syrup is formed (about 15 minutes).
4 – Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator for one hour (the mixture will thicken in the refrigerator).
5 – Prepare meatballs according to package directions. Remove from the oven and toss with glaze.
6 – Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/smokey_cola_glazed_meatballs_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Mexican Bean Dip

August 29, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Mexican Bean Dip. The Dip is made using a can of Red Kidney Beans, Avocado, Lemon Juice, Toamato Paste, Jalapeño Chile, Garlic, Equal Spoonful, Green Onion, and Parsley. 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

Mexican Bean Dip
Cross between guacamole and puréed beans, with a spicy flavor provided by chiles, garlic and onion.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium avocado, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 jalapeño chile, finely chopped (optional)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful*
1 green onion, sliced
1/4 cup chopped parsley – divided use

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place kidney beans, avocado, lemon juice, tomato paste, chili, garlic and Equal® in food processor; cover. Process until well blended.
Stir in green onion and 3 tablespoons parsley. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Makes 14 servings.

*May substitute 1 1/2 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/14 of recipe): calories 56, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 2 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 3 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/mexican_bean_dip_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Arroz con Huevos

August 24, 2020 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 is Arroz con Huevos. To make the Dish you’ll be needing Water, Rice, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Green Pepper, Taco Sauce, Tomato, Eggs, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Perfect for Breakfast or Brunch. 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

Arroz con Huevos

This hearty and satisfying dish, Mexican-style rice topped with poached eggs and garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, can be served anytime of the day.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup uncooked rice
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons bottled taco sauce or salsa
1/2 cup chopped tomato
4 large eggs
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:

1 – In medium saucepan stir together water, rice, onion, garlic and salt, if desired. Cover. Over high heat, bring to boiling. Reduce heat to keep water simmering. About 10 minutes before rice is done (check rice package for total cooking time needed), stir in green pepper and taco sauce. Re-cover and cook until rice is tender, about 10 minutes longer. Stir in tomato. Remove from heat, cover and keep warm while poaching eggs.
2 – In saucepan or deep omelet pan, bring 2 to 3 inches of water to boiling. Reduce heat to keep water gently simmering. Break cold eggs, 1 at a time, into custard cup or saucer or break several into bowl. Holding dish close to water’s surface, slip eggs, 1 by 1 into water. Cook until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, about 3 to 5 minutes. With slotted spoon, lift out eggs. Drain in spoon or on paper towels and trim any rough edges, if desired.
3 – To serve, spoon 1/4 of the reserved rice mixture onto each of 4 plates. Top each with 1 of the poached eggs, sprinkle each egg with 1 tablespoon of the cheese.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/arroz_con_huevos_recipe.html

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