“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Grilled Beany Zucchini

August 14, 2017 at 5:04 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a- Grilled Beany Zucchini. The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Grilled Beany Zucchini

Hollowed out zucchini are stuffed with a savory Italian-seasoned bean filling and grilled just until the shells are crisp-tender.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into halves
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo or red beans (1 1/2 cups), rinsed, drained and coarsely mashed
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use

Cooking Directions:

1 – Hollow out zucchini with sharp knife, leaving 1/4-inch shells; reserve shells. Chop zucchini that was removed.
Sauté chopped zucchini, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in oil in large skillet until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Add tomato and basil and sauté until tomato is wilted and mixture is fairly dry, about 5 minutes.
2 – Add beans to side of skillet; coarsely mash about half the beans. Mix beans and 2 tablespoons cheese into zucchini mixture.
3 – Spoon mixture into reserved zucchini shells; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals until zucchini shells are crisp-tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 240; Fat 7 g; % Calories from Fat 24; Calcium 152 mg; Carbohydrate 37g; Folate 138 mcg; Sodium 327 mg; Protein 11 g; Dietary Fiber 9 g; Cholesterol 4 mg.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/grilled_beany_zucchini_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Jambalaya – Vegan

July 31, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Jambalaya – Vegan. Enjoy Jambalaya Vegan style! Tofu, Rice, and Red Bell Peppers highlight this week’s recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has an endless selection of recipes for all tastes and cuisines. Check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Jambalaya – Vegan

Bite-sized chunks of meatless sausage lend an authentic flair to this vegan version of a Creole-Cajun classic. Serve with coleslaw, sautéed greens (kale or collards), and fresh corn bread for a hearty, satisfying winter dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups water
1 1/4 cups raw brown rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
14-ounce package Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage links, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 large onion, chopped
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
4 celery stalks, diced
1 medium green or red bell pepper, diced
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 teaspoon each: paprika, dried oregano, dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine the water and rice in a saucepan; bring to a rapid simmer, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 30 to 35 minutes.
2 – Heat the oil in the large skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic, celery, and bell pepper, and sliced sausage links, and continue to sauté until all the vegetables and sausage are lightly browned.
3 – Add the remaining ingredients except the salt. Heat until the tomato liquid simmers, then cover and cook over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
4 – Combine the skillet mixture with the hot cooked rice in a large serving bowl and toss together thoroughly. Season to taste with salt (and a bit more cayenne if you’d like) and serve at once.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/jambalaya_recipe.html

Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

July 22, 2017 at 5:46 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I wanted to pass along a recipe for Chicken Cacciatore that I came across at the CooksRecipe website, Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta. The dish is only 210 calories and 19 net carbs. At the CooksRecipe website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) you can find a huge assortment of recipes for all cuisines and tastes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta

Impress the family tonight with this easy, Italian-style pasta and chicken main dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (16-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/3 cup sliced ripe olives
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups hot cooked noodles (or any favorite pasta)

Cooking Directions:

1 – Slice chicken breasts into 32 pieces.
2 – Spray a large skillet with olive oil flavored cooking spray. Sauté chicken, onion, and green pepper for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in drained tomatoes and tomato sauce.
3 – Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, Italian seasoning, olives, and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4 – For each serving, place 1/2 cup pasta on a plate and spoon 2/3 cup sauce over top.
Makes 6 servings. Serving Size: 1/2 cup noodles, 3/4 cup chicken cacciatore.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 210; Calories from Fat: 40; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 65mg; Sodium: 460mg; Total Carbs: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 21g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chicken_cacciatore_over_pasta_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – French Toast Strata

July 4, 2017 at 5:47 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a French Toast Strata. It’s made with cinnamon raisin bread and Splenda replacing the Sugar. You can find this recipe on the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

French Toast Strata

This delightful strata is made with cinnamon raisin bread and is perfect for a breakfast or brunch. Very easy to prepare the night before, then just bake in the morning.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/3 cup Splenda® Granular
1 cup egg substitute (or 4 large eggs)
2/3 cup skim milk
3/4 teaspoon maple flavor
8 slices cinnamon raisin bread
2 cups peeled apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray an 8x8x2-inch square cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2 – Blend together, in a medium size mixing bowl, 1/3 cup Splenda® Granular, egg substitute, milk, and maple flavor.
3 – Tear Cinnamon Raisin Bread into 1 to 2-inch pieces. Toss bread and sliced apples into mixing bowl with other ingredients. Toss to just coat bread. Pour bread mixture into prepared pan.
4 – Cut cream cheese into 8 chunks and place on top of strata.
5 – Blend remaining 1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over strata. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
6 – Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe using egg substitute): Calories 160 | Calories from Fat 35 | Fat 4.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 200mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 13g | Protein 8g.

 

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/french_toast_strata_recipe.html

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

July 3, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Whole Wheat Ravioli with Garlic Sautéed Vegetables. Made with one of my favorite pastas – BUITONI Refrigerated Whole Wheat Four Cheese Ravioli. Along with a nice assortment of Sautéed Vegetables. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

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.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/whole_wheat_ravioli_with_garlic_sauteed_vegetables_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage

June 19, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage. Potatoes and Greens served with a Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a large selection of recipes of all cuisines. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage

Greens often come out on top of healthy food lovers’ must-eat lists. The dark leafy greens are still crave-worthy in March, until such time as the lighter and leafier spring greens arrive.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium-large Yukon gold or red-skinned potatoes
1 large sweet potato
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 good-sized bunch collard greens or kale
2 links Tofurkey or Field Roast vegan sausage, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup dry white wine or water
Leaves from 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, or 1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves, to taste
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

 

Cooking Directions:

1 – Cook, bake, or microwave the potatoes and sweet potatoes until they can be pierced with a fork but still firm. When cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick half circles.
2 – Cut away the thick midribs from the greens and cut the leaves in half lengthwise. Rinse well, then, stacking several leaves at a time, cut them into strips.
3 – Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat until golden.
4 – Add the potatoes, collards, sausage, and wine. Turn the heat up to medium high and cook, stirring frequently, until the collards are bright green and tender-crisp and the potatoes and sausage are touched with golden spots here and there.
5 – Sprinkle in the rosemary, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook for two to three minutes longer, stirring frequently. Season with salt and ground black pepper and serve.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/potatoes_and_collard_greens_with_vegan_sausage_recipe.html

Hot Thai Stir-Fry

June 16, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website it’s a Hot Thai Stir-Fry. Made with cubed pork, ginger, and a host of spices and served with rice. At the CooksRecipes website you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to satisfy all tastes and cuisines! Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Hot Thai Stir-Fry

Adjust the heat of this dish to fit your family’s taste. Serve over rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger*
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground mild chili powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds pork loin, cubed
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup chopped broccoli
Hot cooked rice

Cooking Directions:

1 – Blend oil, garlic powder, ginger, cardamom, chili powder and soy sauce in large skillet. Add pork; stir-fry pork over medium-high heat 3 minutes.
2 – Add vegetables, vinegar and curry. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Serve over rice.
Makes 6 servings.

*If fresh ginger is not available, substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 320 calories Protein 25 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 220 milligrams Cholesterol 55 milligrams Saturated Fat 3 grams Carbohydrates 28 grams Fiber 2 grams

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/hot_thai_stir-fry_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Polenta Stacks

June 12, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Polenta Stacks. This dish combines baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese and topped with a roasted vegetable sauce. It’s from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Polenta Stacks

A Mediterranean-style dish of baked polenta, eggplant slices and feta cheese topped with a rosemary-seasoned, roasted vegetable sauce.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

Vegetable cooking spray
12 slices (1/2-inch) eggplant, unpeeled (about 12 ounces)
8 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 pounds Italian plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern or light red kidney beans, rinsed, drained (1 1/2 cups)
1 (16-ounce) package prepared polenta, cut into 12 slices
4 ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:

1 – Line two large jellyroll pans with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Arrange eggplant and garlic on one pan; combine tomatoes, onion, and bell pepper and arrange on second pan. Spray all vegetables with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with salt and ground black pepper. Sprinkle tomato mixture with sugar and rosemary.
2 – Roast vegetables at 450ºF (230ºC) for 30 minutes, removing garlic when browned and soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
3 – Top eggplant slices with polenta slices and cheese. Squeeze garlic from cloves; mix garlic and beans into tomato mixture. Return both pans to oven and roast 10 minutes longer.
4 – Arrange three polenta-eggplant slices on each serving plate; spoon tomato-bean mixture over.
Makes 4 servings.

* Tip: Plain, Italian-herb, sun-dried tomato, or wild mushroom polenta can be used in this recipe.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 432; Fat 10g; % Calories from Fat 20; Carbohydrate 69g; Folate 177mcg; Sodium 635mg; Protein 22g; Dietary Fiber 15g; Cholesterol 15mg.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/polenta_stacks_complex_recipe.html

Soup Special of the Day!………..Bean and Bacon Soup

June 11, 2017 at 4:52 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Bean and Bacon Soup. Beans, Bacon, and spices makeup this week’s recipe. It’s from the CooksRecipes website (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html) which has a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes, so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Bean and Bacon Soup
Bacon adds a lovely smokiness to this hearty bean soup. Try it on a cold blustery day to rewarm your bones

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound dry navy beans, sorted and rinsed
6 cups water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
4 strips bacon
2 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon crushed dried parsley

Cooking Directions:

1 – Place beans in a large pot, cover with water and soak overnight; drain and rinse.
2 – Add water, garlic, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 1½ hours.
3 – Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp; remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Set aside.
4 – Add onions and bell pepper to pan drippings; sauté until tender. Add to beans along with carrots. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
5 – Add tomato sauce and parsley. Cover and simmer an additional 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving with reserved bacon crumbled on top.
* Makes 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/bean_and_bacon_soup_recipe.html

Soup Special of the Day!………Simple Corn Chowder

June 4, 2017 at 4:58 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Simple Corn Chowder. 6 ingredients and super easy to make! It’s from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Simple Corn Chowder

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can sweet corn, drained
1 (15-ounce) can creamed corn
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
2 (10.75-ounce) cans chicken broth
1 cup uncooked noodles

Cooking Directions:

1 – Combine all ingredients in large sauce pan, add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Boil for 10 minutes stirring occasionally, then simmer for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/simple_corn_chowder_recipe.html

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