Boiled Sweet Corn, Green Beans, and Cornbread

September 3, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in greenbeans | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Boiled Sweet Corn, Green Beans, and Cornbread

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Real short on time today, some family issues to help take care of. 83 degrees, humid, and rain on and off most of the day. Went to Meijer for a few items. and back home, rain had started coming down pretty good. Started some laundry when I got a call from a family member that they needed help. I was gone most of the day helping with a few things. For Dinner tonight it’s Boiled Sweet Corn, Green Beans, and Cornbread.

 

 

I didn’t get home until after 6:00 this evening so Mom prepared Dinner tonight. I had called earlier and told Mom I wasn’t that hungry and just a light Dinner of Vegetables would do for me. She boiled the Sweet Corn I had bought yesterday and also prepared a pot of 1/2 Runner Green Beans that I also bought yesterday.

 

 

Throw in a Cast Iron Skillet of Cornbread and Dinner is served! Everything was so delicious, Thank you Mom! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Corn
Sweet corn is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel.

Sweet corn also called sweetcorn, sugar corn and pole corn is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Sweet corn is the result of a naturally occurring recessive mutation in the genes which control conversion of sugar to starch inside the endosperm of the corn kernel. Unlike field corn varieties, which are harvested when the kernels are dry and mature (dent stage), sweet corn is picked when immature (milk stage) and prepared and eaten as a vegetable, rather than a grain. Since the process of maturation involves converting sugar to starch, sweet corn stores poorly and must be eaten fresh, canned, or frozen, before the kernels become tough and starchy.

Sweet corn is eaten as a steamed vegetable, or on the cob, usually served with butter and salt. It can be found in Tex-Mex cooking in chili, tacos, and salads. When corn is mixed with lima beans it is called succotash. Sweet corn is one of the most popular vegetables in the United States. Fresh, canned and frozen sweet corn rank among the top ten vegetables in value and per capita consumption. Frozen cut corn is exceeded only by frozen potato products while frozen corn on the cob is 4th following peas.

 

 

 


Green Beans
Green beans are eaten around the world, and are sold fresh, canned, and frozen. They can be eaten raw or steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked. They are commonly cooked in other dishes such as soups, stews and casseroles. Green beans can also be pickled, much like cucumbers are.

A dish with green beans popular throughout the northern US, particularly at Thanksgiving, is green bean casserole, a dish of green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and French-fried onions. Some US restaurants serve green beans that are battered and fried, such as green bean tempura. Another popular dish, coo, consists solely of bean seeds that have been removed from their enclosing pods. Green beans are also sold dried, or fried with vegetables such as carrots, corn, and peas, as vegetable chips.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 31, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying store Corn on the Cob………………………

You want the corn husk to be bright green, wrapped tightly against the corn and slightly damp. These are the freshest cobs! Don’t choose any husks that are starting to yellow or feel dry. You’ll want to check the husk for small brown holes, which mean insects and should be avoided.

Vegetable Appetizer Recipes

August 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Vegetable Appetizer Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Vegetable Appetizer Recipes with recipes including Crispy Eggplant Parmesan Fries, Mexican Street Corn Dip, and Loaded Sheet-Pan Nachos. So 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Vegetable Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious vegetable appetizer recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Crispy Eggplant Parmesan Fries
The cheesy flavor and crispy crust on these eggplant “fries” is just like fried eggplant Parmesan, but with a fraction of the oil. They’re the perfect appetizer for Italian night! Dip these crispy fries into a big hot bowl of your favorite marinara……………………

Mexican Street Corn Dip
Creamy melted cheese brings sweet corn and spicy jalapeño together with a nice pop of brightness from lime juice and cilantro in this easy dip inspired by classic Mexican street corn. This creamy and satisfying dish can be served with tortilla chips and veggies for dipping…………………….

Loaded Sheet-Pan Nachos
This quick and easy Super Bowl recipe has been referred to as “the best nachos people have ever had.” With easy-to-find ingredients, an optional pop of tang and spice from the pickled jalapeños, and the salsa verde and sour cream for serving, we think it’s earned its title!…………………….

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love that Corn………………..

Corn contains valuable B vitamins, which are important to your overall health. Corn also provides our bodies with essential minerals such as zinc, magnesium, copper, iron and manganese. Corn is a good source of the antioxidants carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, which promote eye health.

Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes

August 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes with recipes including Lemon-Almond Couscous, Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream, and Summer Greens Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Anchovy Breadcrumbs. So 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Summer Side Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious summer side dish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Lemon-Almond Couscous
In a hurry? Just a bit of lemon peel, slivered almonds, and fresh chives are all that’s needed to season this fresh-tasting 15-minute couscous side dish, which pairs well with any meat or fish…………………..

Fresh Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream
When corn stands are full of fresh, tasty corn in late summer, grab a few extra ears for this 35-minute corn cake recipe. Loaded with fresh corn, carrot and green pepper, each patty is cooked until crispy and golden-brown and served with a cilantro-lime yogurt dip……………………………..

Summer Greens Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Anchovy Breadcrumbs
Using a variety of greens gives this simple summer salad an interesting mix of textures. The anchovy in the breadcrumbs and sun-dried tomatoes in the vinaigrette are subtle, but key to adding umami…………………………………..

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa

July 14, 2020 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 Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa. Kick it up a little with this week’s recipe of Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa! The Dish is made using Corn, Red Bell Pepper, Black Beans, Avocado, Cilantro, Lime Juice, Pickled Jalapeño Pepper, Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, Chicken Breasts, and Nonstick Cooking Spray. Winner, Winner…….. This recipe comes 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Grilled Chicken With Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Put a twist on your traditional grilled chicken with this recipe, featuring flavorful salsa with a spicy jalapeño kick!

Ingredients
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 ripe medium avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped sliced pickled jalapeño pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each), pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 chicken breast and 1/4 cup salsa

1. Combine corn, bell pepper, beans, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño and 1/4 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

2. Combine black pepper, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and chili powder in small bowl; sprinkle over chicken.

3. Coat grill pan with cooking spray. Cook chicken over medium-high heat 4 minutes per side or until no longer pink in center.

4. Serve chicken topped with half of salsa; refrigerate remaining salsa for another use.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 230 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 425 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/grilled-chicken-with-corn-and-black-bean-salsa/

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(Meatless Monday) Healthy Vegetarian BBQ and Grilling Recipes

May 25, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Vegetarian BBQ and Grilling Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian BBQ and Grilling Recipes with recipes including Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad, Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad, and Grilled Eggplant and Tomatoes with Polenta. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Vegetarian BBQ and Grilling Recipes
Find healthy, delicious grilled vegetarian BBQ recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Summer Vegetable Gnocchi Salad
This riff on pasta salad is best served warm while the gnocchi are nice and tender. Plus, the grilled veggies taste extra-good fresh off the fire in this easy gnocchi recipe………………………..

Grilled Eggplant and Tomatoes with Polenta
The sweet flavor and plump flesh of ripe tomatoes are a natural fit with the silky texture that eggplant gets from grilling. You can get the same effect by broiling the eggplant for about 4 minutes per side. Serve over creamy polenta for an easy healthy dinner, or swap in whole-wheat pasta for the polenta for a faster weeknight supper…………………………………….

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Pesto Butter
If Mexican street corn took a trip to Genoa, it might come back slathered in pesto butter like this grilled corn on the cob recipe. This Italian flair works because the flavors of basil and Parmesan have a natural affinity with corn…………………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Vegetarian BBQ and Grilling Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18562/lifestyle-diets/vegetarian/bbq-grilling-recipes/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Curried Corn and Pepper Chowder

May 23, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Curried Corn and Pepper Chowder. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Shallots, Spices, Corn, Vegetable Stock, Soy Milk, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. The Chowder is served! 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

Curried Corn and Pepper Chowder

A gluten-free recipe courtesy of The Soyfoods Council.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup minced shallots
2 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups fresh corn or 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen corn, thawed
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
3 cups plain, unflavored soymilk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat the oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the shallots during the last minute; stir until tender but not browned. Add the curry powder and salt; stir for 1 minute.
2 – Stir in the corn, vegetable stock, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium; cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
3 – Transfer 2 cups of the corn mixture to a blender or food processor. Add 1 cup of the soy milk. Process until the mixture is nearly smooth. Pour the puréed mixture into the saucepan; stir in the remaining soy milk. Stir gently over medium heat until the mixture is heated through, about 5 minutes.
4 – Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 326; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 16mg; Total Carbs: 36g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 15g; Sodium: 594mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/curried_corn_and_pepper_chowder_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling Corn………………………

As with many vegetables cooked on the grill, you should start by soaking corn on the cob in cold water. Allow the ears to soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes to an hour before you put them on the grill.

Place the prepared ears of corn on a medium heat grill, rotating the corn every so often. Allow the corn to slowly continue cooking for another 15 to 20 minutes. You will know it is done when you press a kernel and it shoots out it’s sweet liquid. Do not overcook the corn or it will become mushy.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 22, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying fresh Corn……………..

When buying Corn, pick up each ear and look for full, plump ears that fill out your hand. The silk at the end should be golden brown and kind of sticky. Look for ears that have a lot of silk, as each individual silk is attached to a kernel of corn, so more silk means more kernels.

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