Asparagus with Fresh Grape Relish

September 18, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Side Dish from the CooksRecipes Website, Asparagus with Fresh Grape Relish. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Fresh Asparagus, Water, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Seedless Grapes, Balsamic Vinegar, Dijon Style Mustard, and Ground Black Pepper. There’s 110 calories and 17 1/2 carbs per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus with Fresh Grape Relish
The fresh grape relish also works well with grilled asparagus.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 pound medium fresh asparagus
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup each coarsely chopped red and green seedless California grapes
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Remove thick, woody part of asparagus spears.
2 – Bring water and salt to boil. Add asparagus and cook about 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender and still bright green.
3 – While asparagus is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté onion and garlic. Add grapes, vinegar, mustard and pepper; heat thoroughly.
4 – Spoon half of grape mixture onto serving platter, top with cooked asparagus and spoon remaining grape mixture over asparagus.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 110; Protein 3.3 g; Fat 3.0 g; Calories from Fat 22%; Carbohydrate 20.8 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Fiber 3.3 g; Sodium 108 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/asparagus_with_fresh_grape_relish_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Warm, Cheesy Chili Cream Cheese Dip

September 17, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Warm, Cheesy Chili Cream Cheese Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Can of Chili No Beans, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Green Onions, and Corn Chips. There’s 148 calories per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Warm, Cheesy Chili Cream Cheese Dip
This super easy warm chili and cheese dip is a real crowd-pleaser — and is a must-have dip for Super Bowl parties.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can chili with or without beans
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions for garnish (optional)
Corn chips for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2 – Spread the cream cheese in the bottom of a glass 9-inch pie plate.
3 – Spoon the chili on top of the cream cheese.
4 – Top with the grated cheddar cheese.
5 – Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
6 – Serve dip with corn chips.
Makes 15 (2 tablespoon) servings.

1 – Stovetop Method: Heat chili according to package directions. Pour 1/2 of warm chili into bottom of 9-inch pie plate; top with cream cheese. Spoon remaining 1/2 of chili over cream cheese. Top with shredded cheese and green onions.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/15 of recipe; 2 tablespoons; based on chili without beans): 147.5 calories; 74% calories from fat; 12.3g total fat; 38.4mg cholesterol; 248.9mg sodium; 89.8mg potassium; 2.4g carbohydrates; 0.0g fiber; 0.1g sugar; 2.4g net carbs; 7.1g protein.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/warm_cheesy_chili_cream_cheese_dip_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers

September 11, 2022 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 White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Red Onions, Garlic, Bell Peppers, Equal® Spoonful, Spices, Herbs, Can of Great Northern Beans, and Can of Black Beans. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers
The recipe’s name tells you the ingredients, but not the fact that there are only 4 grams of fat per serving in this satisfying salad. It can be made up to 1 day before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup finely chopped red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (15-ounce) can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
Red and green bell pepper rings

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil in medium skillet until crisp-tender. Remove from heat and cool.
2 – Stir in vinegar, chopped peppers, parsley, Equal®, salt and pepper.
3 – Pour onion mixture over combined beans in serving bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 174, protein 9 g, carbohydrate 27 g, fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 78 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/white_%26_black_beans_with_onions_%26_peppers_recipe.html

Country Style Barbecued Onions

September 11, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Country Style Barbecued Onions. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Vidalia Onions, Can of BUSH’S® Country Style Baked Beans, Dark Brown Sugar, Sweet Red Barbecue Sauce, Butter, Bacon, and Fresh Ground 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Country Style Barbecued Onions
The flavors of several ingredients blend together perfectly in these hearty, barbecue bean-stuffed onions.

Recipe Ingredients:
8 medium Vidalia onions or other sweet onions
1 (28-ounce) can BUSH’S® Country Style Baked Beans
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sweet red barbecue sauce
4 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces
2 strips bacon, precooked, cut into 8 pieces
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:
Cut off onion stems and peel. Hollow out onions leaving base intact. Finely chop pieces removed from onions.
In mixing bowl, combine BUSH’S Country Style Baked Beans, onions, brown sugar and barbecue sauce.
Spoon baked beans mixture into onions. Top each onion with piece of butter, ground pepper and piece of bacon.
Arrange onions on grill grate away from fire. Grill onions 40 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and tender.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 269; Total Fat: 7.7g; Cholesterol: 17mg; Sodium: 736mg; Total Carbs: 43.5g; Dietary Fiber: 7.6g;Protein: 7.4g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/sidedish/country_style_barbecued_onions_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Lemon Raspberry Bars

September 8, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is Lemon Raspberry Bars. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Splenda® Granular, All Purpose Flour, Light Butter, Salt, Egg Substitute, Half and Half, Lemon Juice, Grated Lemon Peel, and Reduced Sugar Raspberry Preserves. There’s 80 calories and 11 carbs per serving.
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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Lemon Raspberry Bars
The flavors of fresh lemon and raspberry give these cookie bars an explosion of taste!

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
3/4 cup Splenda® Granular
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup light butter
Pinch of salt

Filling:
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups Splenda® Granular
1/2 cup egg substitute (or 2 large eggs)
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon peel
1/4 cup reduced sugar raspberry preserves

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8x8x2-inch-baking pan generously with butter flavored nonstick spray. Set aside.
2 – Mix together flour, Splenda® Granular and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Cut in light butter until the mixture is crumbly, like a streusel topping. Do Not over mix. Press dough into prepared baking pan.
3 – Bake in preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
4 – Place Splenda® Granular and flour in a medium sized mixing bowl. Stir well. Add egg substitute and half-and-half. Stir until blended. Slowly add lemon juice while stirring constantly. Add lemon peel.
5 – Stir raspberry preserves until they loosen up. Spread evenly over warm crust.
6 – Gently pour lemon mixture over preserves. Bake in preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool before placing in refrigerator.
7 – Chill in refrigerator 2 hours before serving.
Makes 16 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe using egg substitute; 1 bar): Calories 80 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 1.5g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 60mg | Carbohydrates 11g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 5g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/lemon_raspberry_bars_recipe.html

Grilled Scallop and Watermelon Kabobs

September 3, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for Grilled Scallop and Watermelon Kabobs. To make these Kabobs you’ll be needing Scallops, Vegetable Broth, Watermelon Cubes, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, and Minced Garlic. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Grilled Scallop and Watermelon Kabobs
Recipe courtesy of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.

Recipe Ingredients:
12 sea scallops
4 cups boiling vegetable or chicken broth
24 (1×1-inch) watermelon cubes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cut the scallops into halves across the diameter to create half-moon shapes. Place them in a heatproof casserole dish in a single layer.
2 – Pour the boiling clear broth over the scallops and let them poach for 5 minutes.
3 – Drain and cool the scallops.
4 – On each skewer alternate 1 half-moon scallop, then 2 watermelon cubes, then another half-moon scallop.
5 – Mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger and brush the kebabs as they are grilled over a medium hot grill for about 90 seconds per side turning once. Serve warm.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/grilled_scallops_and_watermelon_kabobs_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Eggplant “Parmigiana” Wisconsin-Style

August 15, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday, Vegetarian | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Eggplant “Parmigiana” Wisconsin-Style. Eggplant Parmigiana made using Wisconsin Aged Asiago Cheese and Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella Cheese. The Asiago will be giving it a taste like you’ve never had on your Eggplant Parmigiana! 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Eggplant “Parmigiana” Wisconsin-Style
This excellent recipe for eggplant parmigiana was created by chef Sanford D’Amato.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Wisconsin Aged Asiago Cheese (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil – divided use
1 eggplant (about 24 ounces) cut crosswise in 16 thin (3/16-inch thick) slices
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups seasoned tomato or marinara sauce, homemade or top quality purchased
8 ounces Wisconsin Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cut in 16 slices
16 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
1/4 cup Italian green olives, pitted and sliced 3/16-inch thick

Cooking Directions:
1 – In small bowl, mix Asiago Cheese, bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; set aside.
2 – Using 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, brush eggplant slices on both sides; season with salt and pepper.
3 – Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill each slice 3 minutes; turn and grill 2 minutes longer. Remove slices and cool.
4 – Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
5 – In large baking pan, spoon 8 tablespoons of tomato sauce in 8 circles. Place a slice of eggplant over each pool of sauce. Top with 1 slice Mozzarella, a basil leaf and another tablespoon of sauce. Repeat layers, using all ingredients and ending with all remaining tomato sauce. Sprinkle the cheese/crumb mixture over each eggplant stack. Drizzle remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over all stacks.
6 – Bake 15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle capers and olives over each stack.
Makes 4 servings.

*If made ahead and refrigerated, reduce oven temperature to 375°F (190°C). and bake 25 minutes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/eggplant_parmigiana_wisconsin-style_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce

August 14, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is an Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing are Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Peanut Oil, Water, Tahini (puréed sesame seeds), Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Splenda® Granular, Red Pepper Flakes, and Asparagus Spears. The Asparagus is 70 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce
Flavorful, Asian-style asparagus with sesame-ginger sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon tahini (puréed sesame seeds)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
Pinch red pepper flakes
48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
2 – Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
3 – Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but Do Not rinse.
4 – Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 7 servings (2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/7 of recipe; 2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces): Total Calories 70, Total Carbohydrates 6 g, Protein 3 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g ,Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 150 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/asparagus_with_sesame-ginger_sauce_recipe.html

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week -Southwestern-Style Corn Pudding

July 24, 2022 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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A Southwestern-Style Corn Pudding to go with the Roast Pork Loin Southwest Style. To make this recipe you’ll be using Egg Substitute, Fat Free Half and Half, Flour, Splenda Sweetener, Salt, Frozen Corn, Green Chilies, Cooking Spray, and Reduced-Fat Margarine. Time to dig in! There’s 95 calories and 12 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 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Southwestern-Style Corn Pudding
This pudding tastes like a hearty bite of home but without the carbs and fat. Just mix the ingredients, bake for about 30 minutes, and presto: you have a side ready for pairing with just about any main dish!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: approximately 30 minutes

3/4 cup liquid egg substitute
2 cups fat-free half-and-half
1/4 cup flour
4 teaspoons Splenda sweetener
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups frozen corn, thawed and drained (fresh corn cut from the cob may be used)
1 can (4 1/2 ounces) diced green chilies, drained
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine

Directions
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together egg substitute, half-and-half, flour, Splenda, and salt. Stir in corn and chilies. Pour into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Dot with margarine. Bake uncovered 15 minutes, stir, and continue baking another 15–20 minutes, or until pudding is no longer liquid in the center.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 95 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Cholesterol: <1 mg, Sodium: 253 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/southwestern-style-corn-pudding/

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Apple Pie Oatmeal

July 20, 2022 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Start off with your day off with a Delicious and Healthy bowl of Apple Pie Oatmeal. Made using Old Fashioned Oats with a topping made using Splenda Brown Sugar, Chopped Apple, and Apple Pie Spice. 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 2022! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Apple Pie Oatmeal
Start your day with a bowl of steaming oatmeal. It is even better topped with fresh apples and spices.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 dash salt

Apple Pie Topping:
2 teaspoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 tablespoon chopped apple
1 dash apple pie spice

Cooking Directions:
1 – Stovetop Directions: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat 5 minutes.
2 – Microwave Directions: Combine water, oats, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap; fold back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; stir well.
3 – Top oatmeal with Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, chopped apple and spice.
Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): Calories 200 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 0.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 400mg | Carbohydrates 37g | Fiber 5g | Sugars 9g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/apple_pie_oatmeal_recipe.html

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