Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Tandoori-Spiced Game Hens

September 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, Diabetes Self Management, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Tandoori-Spiced Game Hens. Made using fresh Cornish Game Hens, Plain Fat free Yogurt, Curry Powder, Sweet Paprika, Bottled Puréed Ginger, and Puréed Garlic. Mix the ingrdients, Marinate the Chicken, and Bake! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please everyone! You can subscribe to the Daibetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites! I left a link at the bottom of the post where you can subscribe. So Enjoy and Make 2019 aHealthy One!

Tandoori-Spiced Game Hens

4 cups (32 ounces) plain fat-free yogurt
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon bottled puréed ginger
1 teaspoon bottled puréed garlic
4 fresh Cornish game hens, all visible fat removed

1 – Combine yogurt with curry powder, paprika, ginger, and garlic in large bowl; mix well.

2 – Cut game hens in half by cutting through breast bone. Remove triangular breast bone; discard. Rinse hens.

3 – Place hens in resealable food storage bags. Divide yogurt mixture among hens; seal bags. Marinate in refrigerator 2 to 3 hours or overnight, turning bags once or twice.

4 – Preheat oven to 500°F. Remove hens from bags; discard marinade. Place hens, skin side down, on cutting board; brush off excess marinade. Place hens on racks lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Place racks in shallow baking pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juices run clear. Garnish, if desired, with fresh celery leaves.

Note: Remove the skin before serving to keep the fat at 4 grams per serving. With skin, the fat is 24 grams per serving, 7 of it saturated.

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 game hen.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 179 calories, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 110 mg, Sodium: 130 mg, Fiber: 1 g

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One of America’s Favorites – Country Captain

December 24, 2018 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Country Captain is a curried chicken and rice dish, which is popular in the Southern United States. It was introduced to the U.S. through Charleston, Savannah, New York and Philadelphia, but has origins in India. The dish was once included in the United States military Meal, Ready-to-Eat packs, in honor of it being a favorite dish of George S. Patton.

It has also appeared on television shows in both the United States and in the United Kingdom, with chefs Bobby Flay, Atul Kochhar and Cyrus Todiwala all cooking the dish. Todiwala served his

Country Captain

version to Queen Elizabeth II as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

In its basic form, country captain is a mild stew made with browned chicken pieces, onions, and curry powder. Almonds and golden raisins or zante currants are usually added. Many versions also call for tomatoes, garlic, and bell peppers. The dish is served over white rice. With the exception of the rice, it is meant to be cooked all in the same pot. Chef Mamrej Khan has referred to the dish as one of the first fusion dishes to be developed, making it part of the Anglo-Indian cuisine.

Country captain originated in India as a simple spatchcock poultry or game recipe involving onions and curry and possibly enjoyed by British officers. One theory is that an early 19th-century British sea captain, possibly from the East India Company, working in the spice trade introduced it to the American South via the port of Savannah. The dish remains popular amongst the communities in Mumbai, India. The “country” part of the dish’s name dates from when the term referred to things of Indian origin instead of British, and so the term “country captain” would have meant a captain of Indian origin, a trader along the coasts of India. Others claim that the word “captain” in the title is simply a corruption of the word “capon”.

In 1991, New York Times columnist Molly O’Neill researched the origin of the dish known as country captain, which had been a steady feature in southern cookbooks since the 1950s. Working with Cecily Brownstone, they discovered that the dish originally published in the United States in the pages of Miss Leslie’s New Cookery Book published in Philadelphia in 1857.[8] The recipe required a “fine full-grown fowl”. It also appeared in the kitchens of Alessandro Filippini, who was a chef with a restaurant on Wall Street in the 18th century.

Fans of the dish have included Franklin D. Roosevelt, who introduced it to George S. Patton. It was Patton’s love for the dish which subsequently resulted in it being added in his honor to the U.S. Army’s Meal, Ready-to-Eat field rations in 2000. A variety of Southern chefs have recipes for the dish, including Paul Prudhomme, Paula Deen and Emeril Lagasse. The dish was featured on an episode of Throwdown! with Bobby Flay in season 6 guest-starring Matt and Ted Lee. It also appeared on the BBC One cooking show, Saturday Kitchen, with chef Atul Kochhar cooking the regular chicken and rice version of the dish.

Chef Cyrus Todiwala cooked a variation of country captain on Saturday Kitchen. His version was similar to Shepherd’s Pie, in that the meat was baked under a layer of potato. He had previously cooked the dish for Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Kirishna Avanti school in Harrow as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. That version of the dish used rare breed lamb from the Orkney Islands which had been fed on seaweed. The dish is also now on the menu of Todiwala’s London restaurant, Café Spice Namasté.


Soup Special of the Day! – Curried Cream of Vegetable Soup

May 15, 2016 at 5:27 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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For the Soup Special of the Day its a Curried Cream of Vegetable Soup. Carrots, Cauliflower, Potatoes, and Onions all highlighted by Curry Powder. You can find this recipe from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. If you are looking for a certain recipe or just looking for recipe ideas check out the CooksRecipes site!



Curried Cream of Vegetable Soup

The curry powder imparts a classic taste of India to this soup. Pair with warm, crusty rolls and a crisp green salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups water
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped Cooksrecipes 2
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
5 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives (optional)


Cooking Directions:

1 – Boil water, carrots, cauliflower, potato, onion, chicken base, curry powder, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in stockpot; reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 17 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
2 – Transfer mixture to blender or food processor (in batches, if necessary); cover. Blend until almost smooth. Return to stockpot; stir in cream. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with chives before serving.
Makes 4 servings.

For Freeze Ahead: Prepare as above; do not sprinkle with chives. Cool soup completely. Place in airtight container; freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Heat in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with chives before serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 180 Calories from Fat: 50 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat: 4.5 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 1500 mg Carbohydrates: 23 g Dietary Fiber: 4 g Sugars: 14 g Protein: 9 g.

Easy Curried Chicken and Vegetable Stew

December 22, 2012 at 11:24 AM | Posted in chicken, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Easy Curried Chicken and Vegetable Stew

1 16 ounce package Frozen Stew Vegetables
4 large Skinless Chicken Thighs or Skinless Chicken Breasts (1-1/2 to 1-3/4 pounds total)
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 10 3/4 ounce can Reduced-Fat and Reduced-Sodium Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
2 teaspoons Curry Powder
1 tablespoon snipped fresh Cilantro
1 tablespoon snipped fresh Basil

1. Place frozen stew vegetables in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Top with chicken. Sprinkle with pepper and sea salt. In a small bowl stir together soup and curry powder. Pour soup mixture over all in cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours. Remove and discard the chicken bones and, if desired, break meat into large pieces. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro and basil.

Fried Catfish Nuggets w/ Hash Browns and Velveeta Shells and Cheese

November 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM | Posted in diabetes friendly, fish, potatoes, Velveeta/Kraft Dinners | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Catfish Nuggets w/ Hash Browns and Velveeta Shells and Cheese
It was Catfish Nuggets for dinner tonight. I used 2 pie pans to prepare the nuggets filling one with EggBeater’s seasoned with Paprika and in the other Italian Style Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Catfish with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and then dipped each one in the Egg Beater’s, making sure each was well coated. Shaking off the excess Egg Beater I then rolled them in the Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs. I fried them in Canola Oil on medium heat about 4 – 5 minutes, turning once. They came up golden brown and delicious! Catfish fries up so good. Baking Fish is a lot healthier but Catfish is a Fish that tastes better fried. i als made a Remoulade Sauce. Made with Reduced Fat Mayo, Chili Sauce, and Horseradish Sauce along with some spices. I left the full recipe at the end of the post.
For sides I had Simply Potatoes Hash Browns and I also prepared an individual serving of Velveeta 2% Shells and Cheese. Easy to prepare, microwave 3 1/2 minutes, and just as good as fixing it from a box. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Frozen Ice cream Truffle Bar.


Remoulade Sauce


1 Cup Light Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Chili Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Salt
tsp Curry Powder, or to taste
1 Tbsp Hot Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp Dry Mustard

*Add all ingredients to jar or container
*Mix until well blended
*Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours before serving.

Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Scalloped Potatoes….

December 16, 2011 at 5:51 PM | Posted in baking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, Idahoan Potato Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Scalloped Potatoes, Sweet Corn, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread.

Baked Catfish tonight. I used Kroger brand Catfish Tenders. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes and they come out perfect every time! I made a Remoulade Dipping Sauce for them also. This Sauce is fantastic and goes well with almost all Fish. I’ll leave the recipe at the end of the post for the Sauce.

For sides we had Idahoan Scalloped Potatoes, Del Monte Sweet Corn, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. The Idahoan Scalloped Potatoes are the easy and quick way for some Scalloped Potatoes. A breeze to make just mix the ingredients and bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes and you have some delicious Scalloped Potatoes. Plus their only 160 calories and 20 carbs. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

Remoulade Sauce


1 Cup Light Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Chili Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Salt
tsp Curry Powder, or to taste
1 Tbsp Hot Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp Dry Mustard

*Add all ingredients to jar or container
*Mix until well blended
*Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours before serving.

Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Potato Pancakes and…

October 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, leftovers, low calorie, low carb, potatoes, rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Catfish Tenders & Remoulade Dipping Sauce w/ Potato Pancakes and Creamy Parmesan Risotto

Mom and Dad wanted Fish tonight so that’s what I had to make. I used a Kroger brand Catfish Tenders. Baked at 425 degrees for 25 minutes, they come out perfect! I made a Remoulade Dipping Sauce for them also. This Sauce is fantastic and goes well with almost all Fish. I’ll leave the recipe at the end of the post for the Sauce.
As sides I made one my Mom’s favorites Potato Pancakes. I use Manischewitz Potato Pancke Mix. Not only are these delicious but their only 80 calories and 18 carbs per serving, 3 pancakes! I also had Lundberg Creamy Parmesan Risotto it takes about 25 – 30 minutes to whip this up. Really a quick and very good tasting Risotto. For dessert later a Yoplait Delight Chocolate Eclair Parfait.

Remoulade Sauce


1 Cup Light Mayonnaise
2 Tblsp Chili Sauce
1 tsp Garlic Salt
1tsp Curry Powder, or to taste
1 Tbsp Hot Prepared Horseradish
1 tsp Dry Mustard

*Add all ingredientsto jar or container
*Mix until well blended
*Refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours before serving.

Bobotie – South Africa

September 15, 2011 at 12:11 PM | Posted in baking, Food, grilling | Leave a comment
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Bobotie (pronounced /bɒˈboʊti/) is a South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. The recipe is likely to have originated from the Dutch East India Company colonies in Batavia, with the name derived from the Indonesian Bobotok. Afterwards, it was taken to South Africa and adopted by the Cape Malay community. It is also made with curry powder leaving it with a slight “tang”. It is often served with Sambal.

It is a dish of some antiquity: it has certainly been known in the Cape of Good Hope since the 17th century, when it was made with a mixture of mutton and pork. Today it is much more likely to be made with beef or lamb, although pork lends the dish extra moistness. Early recipes incorporated ginger, marjoram and lemon rind; the introduction of curry powder has simplified the recipe somewhat but the basic concept remains the same. Some recipes also call for chopped onions to be added to the mixture. Traditionally, bobotie incorporates dried fruit like raisins or sultanas, but the sweetness that they lend is not to everybody’s taste. It is often garnished with walnuts, chutney and bananas.

Although not particularly spicy, the dish incorporates a variety of flavours that can add complexity. For example, the dried fruit (usually apricots and raisins/sultanas) contrasts the curry flavouring very nicely. The texture of the dish is also complex, with the baked egg mixture topping complementing the milk-soaked bread which adds moisture to the dish.

The Bobotie recipe was transported by South African settlers to colonies all over Africa. Today, recipes for it can be found that originated in white settler communities in Kenya, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. There is a variation that was popular among the 7,000 Boer settlers who settled in the Chubut River Valley in Argentina in the early 20th century, in which the bobotie mixture is packed inside a large pumpkin, which is then baked until tender.



* Oil — 2-3 tablespoons
* Onions, thinly sliced — 2
* Ground beef — 2 pounds
* White bread, crust removed and cut into cubes — 2-3 slices
* Milk — 1 cup
* Vinegar or lemon juice — 1/4 cup
* Raisins — 1/2 cup
* Sugar — 2 tablespoons
* Curry powder — 1-2 tablespoons
* Turmeric — 1 teaspoons
* Salt and pepper — to season
* Bay leaves — 5
* Eggs, beaten — 2


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium flame. Add the onions and sauté until translucent and just starting to brown. Add the ground beef and break it up while sautéing until cooked through and crumbly. Remove from heat, drain of any excess fat and place in a large bowl.
2. Put the bread and milk in a bowl and soak for 5-10 minutes. Remove the bread and squeeze it dry, adding squeezed milk back into the bowl.
3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Add the soaked bread, vinegar or lemon juice, raisins, sugar, curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper to the bowl with the cooked meat and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings. The meat should have a pleasantly sweet-sour flavor.
4. Pour the meat mixture into a greased casserole dish and smooth out the top. Lay the bay leaves over the meat in a decorative pattern and press down lightly to make them stick. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
5. Beat the eggs with the reserved bread-soaking milk. After the meat has baked for 30 minutes, pour the egg-milk mixture over the top of the meat and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the custard is set and lightly browned.
6. Remove from the oven and serve hot with geelrys and mango chutney.


* Add a couple tablespoons of mango chutney or apricot preserves to the meat if you like. A grated apple is also sometimes added.
* Stir a handful of toasted, slivered almonds into the meat mixture before cooking, or garnish the finished dish with toasted almonds.
* One or two beaten eggs can also be stirred into the meat mixture if you like.
* Substitute lemon leaves for the bay leaves if you can find them.
* Use ground lamb in place of the beef.

Baked Shrimp w/ Shells & Cheese and Whole Grain Bread

August 27, 2011 at 8:00 PM | Posted in baking, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, low calorie, low carb, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Baked Shrimp w/Shells & Cheese and Whole Grain Bread

I tried Gorton’s Classic Grilled Shrimp with Herbs and Spices. easily fixed, bake at 425 degrees for 10 – 11 minutes and you have Shrimp! There’s 8 Shrimp per serving and it’s only 110 calories and 5 carbs. Tasty nice size Shrimp, I’ll be buying more of these. I made a Shrimp Dipping Sauce. I took a 1 cup of Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, 2 Tbsp. Chili Sauce, 1 tsp. Curry Powder, 1 Tbsp. Prepared Hot Horseradish Sauce, 1 tsp. Dry Mustard, and 1 tsp. Garlic Salt and mixed until well blended with a spoon. Then refrigerated it for 1 hour before serving it with the Shrimp. As a side I had a Velveeta/Kraft 2% Cheese and Shells Pasta and a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later a bag of Jolly Time 100 Calorie Bag of Pop Corn.

Indian Curry Fish

July 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, low calorie, low carb, tilapia | Leave a comment
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I was looking for a Tilapia recipe for next week and came across this which should jazz my Tilapia up! From the web site.

With simple switches of ingredients, fish goes on a culinary tour of the world. Take your pick of an East Indian curry, a New Orleans po’ boy, or an Asian-inspired noodle bowl.
SERVINGS: 4 servings (1 fillet, 1/2 c. vegetables, 1/3 c. lentils per serving)

4     5-ounce fresh or frozen skinless tilapia fillets, about 1/2 inch thick
1/4     teaspoon salt
1/4     teaspoon ground black pepper
1     tablespoon olive oil
2     cups fresh pea pods
2     cups halved cherry tomatoes
1     tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
1     teaspoon curry powder
1/2     teaspoon garam masala
1-1/3     cups hot cooked lentils
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a shallow baking pan; set aside. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

2. Place fish in a single layer in prepared baking pan. Tuck under any thin edges. Bake, uncovered, for 4 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pea pods and tomatoes; reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir for 2 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

4. To serve, stir half of the snipped cilantro, half of the curry powder, and half of the garam masala into the vegetable mixture. Stir the remaining snipped cilantro, the remaining curry powder, and the remaining garam masala into the cooked lentils. Divide lentil mixture and vegetable mixture among four dinner plates; top with fish. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Makes 4 servings (1 fish fillet, 1/2 cup cooked vegetables and 1/3 cup cooked lentils per serving)

Po’ Boy Variation: Prepare as above, except substitute 1 cup sliced onion and 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves for the pea pods and tomatoes; cook onion about 10 minutes, adding spinach for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Substitute 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning for the cilantro, curry powder, and garam masala. Substitute 4 whole grain hot dog buns, split and toasted, for the lentils. Serve the fish on the rolls topped with the onion mixture. Omit cilantro leaves. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
PER SERVING: 322 cal., 8 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 71 mg chol., 624 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Daily Values: 58 percent vitamin A, 25 percent vitamin C, 6 percent calcium, 13 percent iron.
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1.5 starch, 4 lean meat.
Carb Choices: 2.

Noodle Bowl Variation: Prepare as above, except substitute 4 cups broccoli florets and 1 carrot, thinly bias sliced, for the pea pods and tomatoes; cook broccoli and carrot for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Substitute 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper for the cilantro, curry powder, and garam masala. Substitute 1-1/3 cups hot cooked soba noodles for the lentils. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds. Omit cilantro leaves.
PER SERVING: 294 cal., 9 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 71 mg chol., 298 mg sodium, 22 g carb., 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1.5 starch, 4 lean meat, .5 fat.
Carb choices: 1.5

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