Diabetic Dish of the Week – Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin

December 17, 2019 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 a recipe for Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Perfect main dish for your Holiday Table, Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Made using Beef Tenderloin, Shallots, Cremini Mushrooms, Garlic, Thyme, Parsley, Red Wine Vinegar, Bread Crumbs, Salt and Pepper. Only 195 calories and 4 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetes Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!  https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Holiday Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Looking for a diabetes-friendly meal for the holidays?
Luckily, we have a family-friendly alternative: low-carb Beef Tenderloin.

Ingredients
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 shallots, minced
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
1/4 cup dry sherry or red wine vinegar
2 to 3 pounds beef tenderloin
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 – Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add mushrooms, cook and stir 8 minutes or until softened. Stir in 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon thyme and 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley; cook and stir 1 minute.

3 – Pour dry sherry into skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 2 minutes or until sherry is reduced by about half. Cool slightly.

4 – Cut beef tenderloin lengthwise. (Do not cut all the way through). Open up beef; cover with plastic or waxed paper. Pound using meat mallet to 1/2-inch thickness.

5 – Stir bread crumbs into mushroom mixture; spread evenly onto center of beef, leaving 1-inch border around edges. Roll up beef jelly-roll style. Secure with kitchen string at 1-inch intervals. Place beef on rack in shallow roasting pan.

6 – Combine remaining 2 teaspoons oil, 2 cloves garlic, salt and pepper in small bowl. Rub mixture evenly over beef.

7 – Roast 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare (135°F) or until desired doneness is reached. Remove roast to carving board; tent loosely with foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before carving and serving. Sprinkle with additional thyme and parsley, if desired.

*Note: To make fresh bread crumbs, tear 1 slice bread into pieces; process in food processor until coarse crumbs form.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/8 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 21 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 59 mg, Sodium: 381 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/holiday-stuffed-beef-tenderloin/

 

 

 


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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI

May 1, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI. Made using Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with Cremini Mushrooms, Pecorino Romano or Parmesano Reggiano Cheese, Cream, and Green Onions. A Recipe sure to please all! You can find this recipe at Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can also purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products. Well Enjoy the recipe and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI
A month ago I had the privilege of spending a couple of weeks in Italy. One of my favorite pasta dishes while I was there was a sausage and mushroom stuffed ravioli with sage butter. After about two weeks of being home I gave into my cravings and gave making homemade pasta another try. I won’t lie, it is a little tricky, but once you have the hang of it, it gets a little easier. The end result wasn’t as perfect as what I was served, but it was delicious and my family loved it. Note, I made a smaller batch, which made about 50 ravioli’s, but the recipe could easily be doubled. And, if made ahead it would be great for a crowd (but, I wouldn’t make it and have company on the same day).

Sausage Filling:
½ – pound Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
8 – ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and coarse chopped
1 – cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesano Reggiano cheese
2 – tablespoons cream
4 – green onions, coarse chopped
2 – teaspoons olive oil
2 – teaspoons butter
1 – teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat, add olive oil and butter.
2 – Add mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes.
3 – Crumble the Buffalo Sausage into the pan and stir into the mushrooms. Sauté until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
4 – Remove the pan from heat and transfer the sausage to a food processor along with the cream. Pulse process until the mixture is incorporated.
5 – Add the cheese and pulse process again until incorporated.
6 – Scrape down the sides and along the bottom to incorporate any missed pieces and add the green onions. Flash process, leaving bits of green visible.
7 – Remove the blade and cover until you are ready to use. You can also make this ahead and refrigerate for a later use.
Pasta Dough:
1 – cup semolina flour *I blended this flour in my smoothie blender to make a little more fine.
1 – cup high protein flour or all-purpose flour +
1 – teaspoon salt
3 – eggs, beaten
1 – tablespoon olive oil +
1 – egg white, beaten

Salt for pasta water
Sage leaves and lemon wedges for garnish

Preparation:

1 – Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stir.
2 – Create an impression in the center of the flour and add the eggs and oil.
3 – Using a dough hook, mix the ingredients together. If too stiff, add a little cold water. Cover your mixer with a dishtowel to avoid flying dough.
4 – Scrape the dough off of the hook occassionally and continue to beat the dough for an additional 6 minutes on low to medium low speed.
5 – Remove the dough and place on a floured surface. Knead the dough a few times by hand and shape into a ball. Rub with a little oil and cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
6 – Cut your dough into manageable pieces. I cut mine into 8 pieces.
7 – Press each piece into a rectangular shape with your hand, before running it through a pasta machine or rolling it out by hand.
8 – Set your pasta machine to 2, so the dough will easily pass through, yet flatten out on the first time through. Reset the dial to 5 and send the flattened pieces through again, catching the sheets with your hand as it comes through the pasta machine and pulling it forward. The dough will be very fragile.
9 – Lay your pasta strips on a lightly floured surface.
Assembly Preparation:

* Starting half an inch form the end of a pasta strip place half a tablespoon of filling (or desired amount). Continue down the sheet every inch on half of the pasta sheets.
* Brush the egg whites between the sausage fillings.
* Place another sheet on top of the sausage-covered sheets and press down in between the fillings.
* Cut in between the fillings with a knife and seal the edges together with a fork. *At this point you can cover the ravioli’s, refrigerate and cook at a later time.
* Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt as the water starts to bubble (it’s an Italian thing).
* Drop Ravioli’s into the pot, adding only as many as the pot will hold without crowding them. I did about 10 at a time. Boil for two minutes and remove with slotted spoon and place on a platter. Repeat until finished.
* To Serve: Place 4 to 5 Ravioli’s on each plate, and drizzle with Sage Butter. Garnish with fried sage leaves, slivers of cheese, and lemon.

* Sage Butter: In a saucepan over medium heat, add 1 – stick salted butter and 2 small bundles of fresh sage leaves or about 1/3 cup fresh sage leaves. Allow butter and leaves to simmer, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat if needed. Remove butter from heat until needed. Remove leaves and drizzle over the pasta.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/sausage-stuffed-ravioli

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Creamy Baked Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

March 10, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Creamy Baked Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms. T o make this delicious and healthy dish you’ll need; Skinless Chicken Breasts, Spices, Artichokes, and Cremini Mushrooms. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self Management site you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Creamy Baked Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

Ingredients
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 ounces each)
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can (14 ounces) artichokes packed in water, drained
1 tablespoon butter
1 package (8 ounces) sliced cremini mushrooms
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half

 

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 – Place chicken in 13X9-inch baking dish. Combine paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper in small bowl; mix well. Reserve 1 teaspoon seasoning mixture; set aside. Sprinkle remaining seasoning mixture evenly over chicken. Cut artichokes in half; arrange around chicken.
3 – Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and reserved 1 teaspoon seasoning mixture; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle flour over mushrooms; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in broth; simmer 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in half-and-half; cook 1 minute. Pour evenly over chicken and artichokes.
4 – Bake 30 minutes or until no longer pink.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a steamed green vegetable such as asparagus, broccoli, or green beans.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 29 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 79 mg, Sodium: 425 mg, Fiber: 7 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/creamy-baked-chicken-artichokes-mushrooms/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI

March 28, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI. Made using Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with Cremini Mushrooms, Pecorino Romano or Parmesano Reggiano Cheese, Cream, and Green Onions. A Recipe sure to please all! You can find this recipe at Wild Idea Buffalo website where you can also purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products. Well Enjoy the recipe and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

SAUSAGE STUFFED RAVIOLI
A month ago I had the privilege of spending a couple of weeks in Italy. One of my favorite pasta dishes while I was there was a sausage and mushroom stuffed ravioli with sage butter. After about two weeks of being home I gave into my cravings and gave making homemade pasta another try. I won’t lie, it is a little tricky, but once you have the hang of it, it gets a little easier. The end result wasn’t as perfect as what I was served, but it was delicious and my family loved it. Note, I made a smaller batch, which made about 50 ravioli’s, but the recipe could easily be doubled. And, if made ahead it would be great for a crowd (but, I wouldn’t make it and have company on the same day).

Sausage Filling:
½ – pound Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage
8 – ounces cremini mushrooms, stemmed and coarse chopped
1 – cup grated Pecorino Romano or Parmesano Reggiano cheese
2 – tablespoons cream
4 – green onions, coarse chopped
2 – teaspoons olive oil
2 – teaspoons butter
1 – teaspoon black pepper

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat, add olive oil and butter.
2 – Add mushrooms and sauté for about 5 minutes.
3 – Crumble the Buffalo Sausage into the pan and stir into the mushrooms. Sauté until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
4 – Remove the pan from heat and transfer the sausage to a food processor along with the cream. Pulse process until the mixture is incorporated.
5 – Add the cheese and pulse process again until incorporated.
6 – Scrape down the sides and along the bottom to incorporate any missed pieces and add the green onions. Flash process, leaving bits of green visible.
7 – Remove the blade and cover until you are ready to use. You can also make this ahead and refrigerate for a later use.
Pasta Dough:
1 – cup semolina flour *I blended this flour in my smoothie blender to make a little more fine.
1 – cup high protein flour or all-purpose flour +
1 – teaspoon salt
3 – eggs, beaten
1 – tablespoon olive oil +
1 – egg white, beaten

Salt for pasta water
Sage leaves and lemon wedges for garnish

Preparation:

1 – Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl and stir.
2 – Create an impression in the center of the flour and add the eggs and oil.
3 – Using a dough hook, mix the ingredients together. If too stiff, add a little cold water. Cover your mixer with a dishtowel to avoid flying dough.
4 – Scrape the dough off of the hook occassionally and continue to beat the dough for an additional 6 minutes on low to medium low speed.
5 – Remove the dough and place on a floured surface. Knead the dough a few times by hand and shape into a ball. Rub with a little oil and cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
6 – Cut your dough into manageable pieces. I cut mine into 8 pieces.
7 – Press each piece into a rectangular shape with your hand, before running it through a pasta machine or rolling it out by hand.
8 – Set your pasta machine to 2, so the dough will easily pass through, yet flatten out on the first time through. Reset the dial to 5 and send the flattened pieces through again, catching the sheets with your hand as it comes through the pasta machine and pulling it forward. The dough will be very fragile.
9 – Lay your pasta strips on a lightly floured surface.
Assembly Preparation:

* Starting half an inch form the end of a pasta strip place half a tablespoon of filling (or desired amount). Continue down the sheet every inch on half of the pasta sheets.
* Brush the egg whites between the sausage fillings.
* Place another sheet on top of the sausage-covered sheets and press down in between the fillings.
* Cut in between the fillings with a knife and seal the edges together with a fork. *At this point you can cover the ravioli’s, refrigerate and cook at a later time.
* Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt as the water starts to bubble (it’s an Italian thing).
* Drop Ravioli’s into the pot, adding only as many as the pot will hold without crowding them. I did about 10 at a time. Boil for two minutes and remove with slotted spoon and place on a platter. Repeat until finished.
* To Serve: Place 4 to 5 Ravioli’s on each plate, and drizzle with Sage Butter. Garnish with fried sage leaves, slivers of cheese, and lemon.

* Sage Butter: In a saucepan over medium heat, add 1 – stick salted butter and 2 small bundles of fresh sage leaves or about 1/3 cup fresh sage leaves. Allow butter and leaves to simmer, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat if needed. Remove butter from heat until needed. Remove leaves and drizzle over the pasta.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/sausage-stuffed-ravioli

Soup Special of the Day! – Creamy Buffalo and Mushroom Soup

July 31, 2016 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Creamy Buffalo and Mushroom Soup. Made using Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo, along with Cremini Mushrooms, Onions, Cream Cheese, and Spices! This one is sure to please. It comes from the Wild Idea Buffalo website. The Wild Idea site is loaded with delicious and healthy recipes and you can purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo cuts of meat.  http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 
Creamy Buffalo and Mushroom Soup

I am just going to come right out and tell you that this recipe is super delicious! It has an earthy, elegant flavor, and you will love the texture. (Serves 6 or 12 as a first course)

Ingredients:

5 – tablespoons butter
10 – ounces Cremini mushrooms, stemmed & chopped (reserve 3)
1 – tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped + 1 small sprig
3 to 5 – garlic cloves, chopped
½ – onion, chopped, about half a cup
3 – cups buffalo or organic beef broth
8 – ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 – pound package Wild Idea Premium Ground Buffalo
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper
2 – tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Preparation:

1) In a heavy bottom stockpot over medium high heat, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter. Add chopped mushrooms, rosemary, onions, and garlic and sauté until tender, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2) Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.Wild Idea

3) Add cream cheese cubes and transfer all of the ingredients into a blender.

4) Return pot to the stove over medium high heat and melt another tablespoon of butter. Crumble the ground buffalo in the hot pan breaking up further with a spatula end, stirring continuously until lightly browned. Do not overcook or allow the meat to become hard.

5) Add browned meat to the blender or food processor and puree until smooth. *For a silkier texture I process the soup again in my “smoothy”, or smaller blender.

6) Return soup to pot and re-warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

7) Take remaining 3 mushrooms and finely dice them. Mince one short sprig or head of a rosemary sprig. In a small sauté pan over medium high heat, melt remaining tablespoon of butter. Add mushrooms and sauté until dark brown, adding the rosemary right at the end. Drain onto a paper towel.

8) Add lemon right before serving. To serve, ladle desired portions into bowl and sprinkle with crunchy mushroom bits. Accompany with crusty bread. So good!

http://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/84680961-souper-bowls

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