“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Black Bean Lasagna

June 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Black Bean Lasagna. Made with Black Beans, Onion, Green Sweet Pepper, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, and the Seasonings. Take your Lasagna where it’s never been with this week’s recipe! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Black Bean Lasagna
Here’s a crowd pleaser! Serve with a big green salad, tortilla chips and your family’s favorite beverage.

Recipe Ingredients:
9 lasagna noodles (8 ounces)
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15-ounce) cans low-sodium tomato sauce or tomato sauce with seasonings
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
1 (12-ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese
1 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
1/4 cup light dairy sour cream
Tomato slices (optional)
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Mash one can of the beans; set aside.
2 – Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add onion, green sweet pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir over medium heat until tender but not brown. Add mashed beans, un-mashed beans, tomato sauce, and snipped cilantro; heat through.
3 – In a large bowl combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream; set aside. Spray a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with nonstick coating. Arrange three of the noodles in the dish. Top with one-third of the bean mixture. Spread with one-third of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice, ending with bean mixture. Reserve the remaining cheese mixture.
4 – Bake, covered, in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through. Dollop with reserved cheese mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish with tomato slices and cilantro, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, up to 1 day, and bake as directed. Or, freeze up to 1 month; thaw frozen casserole in refrigerator overnight, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories: 340, total fat: 8g, saturated fat: 5g, cholesterol: 25mg, sodium: 589mg, carbohydrate: 49g, fiber: 8g, protein: 21g, vitamin A: 21%, vitamin C: 31%, iron: 21%.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/black_bean_lasagna_recipe.html

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Crawfish Chili

June 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Crawfish Chili. Nothing like some Crawfish to kick up your Chili! Ground Beef, Shrimp, and Spices makeup this week’s recipe. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, the CooksRecipes website. At the CooksRecipes website you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please everyone so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crawfish Chili
Adding crawfish to the mix makes this chili as Louisianan as it gets.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pounds ground beef
2 pounds crayfish
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped onion

Cooking Directions:
* Brown ground beef in a saucepan. Add crayfish, minced garlic, salt, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, mint, dried parsley, chili powder, tomato sauce, white wine, water, lemon juice, and chopped onions. Simmer for 2 hours, or until tender.

Makes 16 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/crawfish_chili_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Vietnamese Stir-Fried Chicken with Nuts and California Raisins

June 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Vietnamese Stir-Fried Chicken with Nuts and California Raisins. Made using Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts along with Chinese Dates, California Raisins, Cashews, Walnuts, Ginkgo Nuts, and Rice Wine. There will be no leftovers for this dish! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes for all cuisines, tastes, and diets. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Vietnamese Stir-Fried Chicken with Nuts and California Raisins

Recipe Ingredients:
Stir-Fry Sauce:
1 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup fish sauce
3/4 cup granulated sugar

Stir-Fry:
2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breast
Canola oil or peanut oil
Salt, to taste
1/2 cup Chinese dates
1/2 cup California raisins
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup ginkgo nuts
2 tablespoons rice wine

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Stir-fry Sauce: Mix chicken stock, fish sauce and sugar together. Cover and store in refrigerator. (Sauce can be made up to 1 month in advance.)
2 – For Stir-fry: Have all ingredients ready. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch cubes. Rub with 1 tablespoon oil to coat meat and salt to taste; set aside.
3 – Soak dates and raisins in warm water for 10 minutes; drain.
4 – Boil fresh ginkgo nuts in water until tender; then peel off the outer skin or purchase already peeled.
5 – Heat a couple tablespoons of oil in pan or wok. Add walnuts and cashews; fry until golden brown. (If the walnuts taste bitter, make a new batch. You probably overcooked them). Set aside.
6 – Add 2 tablespoons oil to preheated wok. Heat to smoking. Add chicken cubes. Sauté until lightly browned. Drain off any excess oil. Add dates, raisins and nuts. Stir in rice wine and 3 tablespoons stir-fry sauce. (You will have extra stir-fry sauce. Keep it refrigerated for future use). Cook until heated through. Serve over steamed rice.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 650; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Total Carbs: 88g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 38g; Sodium: 4380mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/vietnamese_stir-fried_chicken_with_nuts_and_calif_raisins_recipe.html

Grandma’s Apple Crisp

June 6, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a second Dessert Recipe to pass along to all of you, Grandma’s Apple Crisp. Granny Smith Apples, Cinnamon, and Equal Sweetener make up this recipe. This one is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Grandma’s Apple Crisp
A traditional apple crisp with cinnamon flavored sliced fresh apples with a crunchy oat and nut topping, but with 39% less calories per serving. Serve it warm with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt.

Recipe Ingredients:
Filling:
6 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:
3/4 cup quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
1/4 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Filling: Combine apples, 1/2 cup Equal®, water, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon. Toss gently to coat apple slices. Place in an 8-inch square baking pan.
2 – For Topping: Combine oats, flour, 1/4 cup Equal®, pecans, melted butter and cinnamon. Stir until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.
3 – Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is crisp. Remove from oven. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener.

**May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 228, protein 4 g, carbohydrate 34 g, fat 10 g, cholesterol 15 mg, sodium 4 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/grandma%27s_apple_crisp_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Spinach Pasta Pie

June 3, 2019 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 a Cheesy Spinach Pasta Pie. Creamed Spinach, Spaghetti, Ricotta Cheese, and Mozzarella Cheese are just some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this dish. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website, one of my favorites! You’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes to please everyone, so check the site out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheesy Spinach Pasta Pie
Serve this meatless cheese, spinach and pasta casserole for brunch with fresh fruit and warm muffins.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package STOUFFER’S Creamed Spinach, defrosted according to package directions
6 ounces dry spaghetti, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 large eggs – divided use
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – divided use
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon crushed dried basil leaves

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (175°C).
2 – Combine pasta, oil and 2 lightly beaten eggs in large bowl; press onto bottom and up side of 10-inch pie plate.
3 – Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until set.
4 – Combine creamed spinach, remaining eggs, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, half-and-half, onion, Parmesan, parsley and basil; spoon into pasta shell. Top with remaining mozzarella.
5 – Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean; cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheesy_spinach_pasta_pie_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Cuban-Style Chicken

June 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is a recipe for Cuban-Style Chicken. You’ll be using Chicken Drumsticks that will be in a Seasoned Citrus Sauce. Chicken Dinner with a Cuban flair! You cam find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please everyone! Check it out today. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cuban-Style Chicken
A flavorful and economical dish made with chicken drumsticks simmered in a perfectly seasoned citrus sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 small onion, quartered
5 cloves garlic
3 MAGGI Cumin Flavor Seasoning Cubes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil – divided use
10 chicken drumsticks
Hot, cooked rice
Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place onion, garlic, seasoning cubes, oregano, orange juice, lemon juice and 1/4 cup oil in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2 – Combine chicken and sauce in plastic bag; close bag and marinate in refrigerator for about 4 hours. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade.
3 – Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken, turning frequently, for 5 minutes or until golden. Add reserved marinade. Cook, stirring frequently, until it reaches a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened. Serve with rice; sprinkle with cilantro.

Makes 5 (2 drumstick) servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/cuban-style_chicken_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Shrimp Bisque

June 1, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Shrimp Bisque. This one uses one of my favorite foods, Shrimp! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Shrimp Bisque
Shrimp bisque is great for a weekend get-together or to surprise a loved one.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine – divided use
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups water
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon chicken soup base or bouillon
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons dry white wine or water

Cooking Directions:
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shrimp, onion and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turn pink. Remove from saucepan; set aside.
Melt remaining butter in same saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in water, ketchup, bouillon, bay leaf, seasoned salt and cayenne pepper. Boil, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add shrimp mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Stir in evaporated milk and wine. Heat through; do not boil.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 340 Calories from Fat: 180 Total Fat: 20 g Saturated Fat: 13 g Cholesterol: 175 mg Sodium: 1260 mg Carbohydrates: 17 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 7 g Protein: 21 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/shrimp_bisque_recipe.html

 

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Garden Chicken

May 26, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Garden Chicken. Made using Chicken Breasts, Diced Tomatoes, White Wine, Italian Tomato Paste, Asparagus, and Seasoning. A Dish sure to Make the Perfect Sunday Dinner! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has huge selection of recipes to please everyone! Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Garden Chicken
Chicken breasts are quick-braised in an Italian-seasoned tomato and white wine sauce with fresh asparagus.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 3/4 cups (14.5-ounce can) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained (1 3/4 cups)
1 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
1 (6-ounce) can Italian tomato paste (2/3 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound fresh asparagus, stemmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Push chicken to side of skillet.
2 – Add tomatoes with juice, broth, tomato paste, parsley, and salt to skillet; stir. Add asparagus; spoon sauce over chicken and asparagus. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/garden_chicken_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Spicy Pork Chili

May 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 2 Comments
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Spicy Pork Chili. Made using a Boneless Pork Loin along with Tomatoes, Kidney Beans, and Spices. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Spicy Pork Chili
Warm up after a day of raking leaves or shoveling snow with this tasty pork chili. Even better the next day as leftovers. Serve with extra tortillas or warm cornbread.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 (16-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed
1 (16-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese for accompaniment (optional)
Warm flour tortillas for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook pork, onion, green pepper, and garlic in hot oil until pork is browned.
2 – Stir in flour, mixing well. Add the remaining ingredients, except cheese and tortillas. Simmer, uncovered, one hour.
3 – Top each serving with some of the cheese. Serve with tortillas, if desired.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/spicy_pork_chili_recipe.html

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Golden Tuscan Chicken

May 12, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Golden Tuscan Chicken. You’ll be using Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts along with Thyme, Oregano, Cauliflower, Prosciutto, Pine Nuts, Green Beans, Olives, and Seasoning. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website along with all the other many delicious recipes! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Golden Tuscan Chicken

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces (4 cups) cauliflowerets, quartered and blanched
1 ounce sliced prosciutto, chopped
2 tablespoons pine nuts
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
6 ounces green beans, trimmed and blanched
1 cup olives, whole, pitted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Season chicken breasts with 2 teaspoon of thyme and oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
2 – Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Place chicken breasts in pan and brown for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip over and brown for 2 more minutes. Transfer chicken to a high sided baking sheet and cook in a 450°F (230°C) oven for 8 minutes or until cooked through.
3 – While chicken is roasting, heat remaining oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to medium-low, add prosciutto, pine nuts and garlic and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Toss in green beans, olives, lemon juice and pepper. Cover and cook for 2 minutes until heated through.
4 – Place 5 to 6 ounces of vegetable mixture onto each serving plate. Top with chicken and serve hot.

Makes 4 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/golden_tuscan_chicken_recipe.html

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