Diabetic Dessert of the Week – CHOCOLATE PUDDING WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES

March 4, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is CHOCOLATE PUDDING WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Corn Starch, Cocoa Powder, Splenda Essentials No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber, Skim Milk, Egg Substitute, Vanilla Extract, Butter, fresh Strawberries, and Fat Free Whipped Topping. The Pudding is 120 calories and 18 carbs per serving. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CHOCOLATE PUDDING WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES

Ingredients

2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 packets Splenda Essentials No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber, divided
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons butter
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup fat-free whipped topping

Directions

1 – Mix cornstarch, cocoa powder and 5 packets of Splenda Essentials No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
2 – Combine milk, egg substitute, and vanilla in a small sauce pot.
3 – Whisk in cocoa powder mixture until well blended. Add butter.
4 – Heat on medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Refrigerate until cool, about 30-40 minutes.
5 – Mix strawberries and remaining one packet of Splenda No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber. Stir well.
6 – Spoon pudding into individual serving cups or parfait dishes. Top each serving with berries and finish with 1 tablespoon of whipped topping.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 4“Serving Size: 1 cup pudding, 1/2 cup strawberries

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 120
Fat: 3.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 85 milligrams
Cholesterol: 0.5 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Sugars: 20 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/chocolate-pudding-with-fresh-strawberries

Chocolate Pudding with Strawberries

August 6, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | Leave a comment
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Here’s another Diabetic Friendly Dessert, Chocolate Pudding with Strawberries. This Delicious and Healthy Dessert is made using Corn Starch, Cocoa Powder, Splenda Sweetener, Skim Milk, Vanilla Extract, Butter, Strawberries, and Fat Free Whipped Topping. This 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

Chocolate Pudding with Strawberries
Smooth, creamy, and satisfying chocolate pudding layered with ripe strawberries and a dollop of whipped topping looks sensational and tastes magnificent.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
6 packets Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber – divided use
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons butter
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup fat-free whipped topping

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix cornstarch, cocoa powder and 5 packets of Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
2 – Combine milk, egg substitute, and vanilla in a small sauce pot.
3 – Whisk in cocoa powder mixture until well blended. Add butter.
4 – Heat on medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Refrigerate until cool, about 30 to 40 minutes.
5 – Mix strawberries and remaining one packet of Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener with Fiber. Stir well.
6 – Spoon pudding into individual serving cups or parfait dishes. Top each serving with berries and finish with 1 tablespoon of whipped topping.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 120 | Calories from Fat 30 | Fat 3.5g (sat 2.0g) | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 85mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 4g | Sugars 20g | Protein 6g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/chocolate_pudding_with_strawberries_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Pepper and Pineapple Pork Stew

October 5, 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 Pepper and Pineapple Pork Stew. Get the Sow Cooker out to make this week’s delicious recipe! You’ll need Pork Chops, Carrots, Chicken Broth, Teriyaki Sauce, Corn Starch, Pineapple Chunks, and Green Bell Peppers. The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe websites, the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines! So be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Pepper and Pineapple Pork Stew
A tasty and colorful pork stew that slow cooks all day while you are out—working or playing. Serve with hot cooked brown rice and multigrain dinner rolls.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 boneless pork chops, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 carrots, sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks in juice, drained and juice reserved
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

Cooking Directions:
1 – Brown pork cubes in hot skillet.
2 – Mix pork, carrots, broth and teriyaki in 3 1/2-quart slow cooker; cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
3 – Mix cornstarch with reserved pineapple juice; stir into pork mixture. Stir in pineapple and green pepper. Cover and cook on high 15 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.

Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/pepper_&_pineapple_pork_stew_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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This takes the cake………..

If you sprinkle a very thin layer of cornstarch on top of a cake before you ice it, the icing won’t run down the sides.

* Thank you Katie K. for passing this hint along!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 25, 2017 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When making French Toast……….

 

For crispy French toast, add a touch of cornstarch to the egg mixture. Thank you to Bray for passing this hint along!

Condiment of the Week – Corn Syrup

February 25, 2016 at 6:04 AM | Posted in Condiment of the Week | Leave a comment
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Dark corn syrup in commercial packaging.

Dark corn syrup in commercial packaging.

Corn syrup is a food syrup which is made from the starch of maize (called corn in some countries) and contains varying amounts of maltose and higher oligosaccharides, depending on the grade. Corn syrup is used in foods to soften texture, add volume, prevent crystallization of sugar, and enhance flavor. Corn syrup is distinct from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is manufactured from corn syrup by converting a large proportion of its glucose into fructose using the enzyme D-xylose isomerase, thus producing a sweeter compound due to higher levels of fructose.

The more general term glucose syrup is often used synonymously with corn syrup, since glucose syrup is in the United States most commonly made from corn starch. Technically, glucose syrup is any liquid starch hydrolysate of mono-, di-, and higher-saccharides and can be made from any source of starch; wheat, tapioca and potatoes are the most common other sources.

 
Historically, corn syrup was produced by combining corn starch with dilute hydrochloric acid, and then heating the mixture under pressure. The process was invented by Gottlieb Kirchhoff in 1812. Currently, corn syrup is obtained through a multi-step bioprocess. First, the enzyme α-amylase is added to a mixture of corn starch and water. α-amylase is secreted by various species of the bacterium Bacillus and the enzyme is isolated from the liquid in which the bacteria were grown. The enzyme breaks down the starch into oligosaccharides, which are then broken into glucose molecules by adding the enzyme glucoamylase, known also as “γ-amylase”. Glucoamylase is secreted by various species of the fungus Aspergillus; the enzyme is isolated from the liquid in which the fungus is grown. The glucose can then be transformed into fructose by passing the glucose through a column that is loaded with the enzyme D-xylose isomerase, an enzyme that is isolated from the growth medium of any of several bacteria.

Corn syrup is produced from number 2 yellow dent corn. When wet milled, about 2.3 litres of corn are required to yield an average of 947g of starch, to produce 1 kg of glucose or dextrose syrup. A bushel (25 kg) of corn will yield an average of 31.5 pounds (14.3 kg) of starch, which in turn will yield about 33.3 pounds (15.1 kg) of syrup. Thus, it takes about 2,300 litres of corn to produce a tonne of glucose syrup, or 60 bushels (1524 kg) of corn to produce one short ton.

The viscosity and sweetness of the syrup depends on the extent to which the hydrolysis reaction has been carried out. To distinguish different grades of syrup, they are rated according to their dextrose equivalent (DE). Most commercially available corn syrups are approximately 1/3 glucose by weight.

Two common commercial corn syrup products are light and dark corn syrup.

Light corn syrup is corn syrup seasoned with vanilla flavor and salt. Light corn syrup is clear and tastes moderately sweet.
Dark corn syrup is a combination of corn syrup and molasses (or Refiners’ syrup), caramel color and flavor, salt, and the preservative sodium benzoate. Dark corn syrup is a warm brown color and tastes much stronger than light corn syrup. Molasses in dark corn syrup enhances its flavor and color. This product is very useful in science experiments like the Seven layers density column.

 

 

Karo advertisement, 1917.

Karo advertisement, 1917.

Corn syrup’s major uses in commercially prepared foods are as a thickener, a sweetener and as a humectant – an ingredient that retains moisture and thus maintains a food’s freshness.

In the United States, cane sugar quotas raise the price of sugar; hence, domestically produced corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup are less costly alternatives that are often used in American-made processed and mass-produced foods, candies, soft drinks and fruit drinks.

Glucose syrup was the primary corn sweetener in the United States prior to the expanded use of high fructose corn syrup production. HFCS is a variant in which other enzymes are used to convert some of the glucose into fructose. The resulting syrup is sweeter and more soluble. Corn syrup is also available as a retail product.

If mixed with sugar, water and cream of tartar corn syrup can be used to make sugar glass.

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Karen E. for passing this Hint along….

 

For crispy French toast, add a touch of cornstarch to the egg mixture. When done top with Butter and Maple Syrup and enjoy!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 29, 2015 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When making Chili…..

 

If your chili is too thin, try adding tomato paste to thicken it. Add the tomato paste in small amounts until the desired thickness is reached. If the tomato paste doesn’t work, try a small amount of cornstarch or flour. Enjoy that Chili!

What to do With – Leftover Green Beans and Ham

November 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM | Posted in greenbeans, Ham, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Put those leftover Green Beans and Ham to work by making a Leftover Green Beans and Ham Vegetable Medley! Nothing but good things in this one.

 

Leftover Green Beans and Ham Vegetable Medley

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cups carrots, julienned
2 cups leftover green beans, drained
1 cup frozen green peas
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup sliced green bell peppers
1 cup sliced red bell peppers
4 cups cooked ham, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup Egg Beater’s
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

DIRECTIONS:
1. Heat a wok or large skillet with oil on medium heat. Place carrots, green beans, green peas, broccoli, green peppers and red peppers. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
2. Make a well in the center of vegetables. Place ham in and stir to moisten. Simmer 5 to 10 minutes.
3. In a small, lightly greased skillet, scramble the Egg Beater’s until firm. Cut up into small pieces.
4. Stir vegetables, ham and eggs together. Mix the soy sauce, water and cornstarch in a bowl and pour into center of wok or skillet. Stir quickly until it begins to thicken.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 13, 2013 at 9:31 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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To get a sharp edge on your cookies when using cutters, dip the cutter in flour or warm oil occasionally during the cutting process.

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