“Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week – PENNE WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT AND SAVORY MUSHROOM RAGOUT

May 27, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday’ Recipe of the Week is – PENNE WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT AND SAVORY MUSHROOM RAGOUT. To make this delicious sounding dish you’ll need; 1 box of Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Rotini, Eggplants, Herbs and Spices, Mushrooms, Wine, Marinara Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One. https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PENNE WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT AND SAVORY MUSHROOM RAGOUT

Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate or Rotini
2 medium eggplants (about 3/4 pound each)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon each chopped fresh rosemary, minced garlic and finely chopped red onion
1 cup each sliced porcini (dry), portobello (fresh) and shiitake (fresh) mushrooms (see note below)
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 cups (16 ounces) prepared marinara sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
1 – Cut eggplant into 1/2-inch rounds. Spray cut sides with nonstick cooking spray. Place on nonstick baking sheet or foil-lined baking sheet.
2 – Bake in preheated 450F oven 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven. Place eggplant on paper towels. When cooled, cut slices in half.
3 – Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add parsley, rosemary, garlic and onion. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until sizzling, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms. Stir in wine; cook 2 to 3 minutes until wine evaporates. Stir in marinara sauce and eggplant. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Toss with eggplant sauce and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.
Note: To hydrate porcini mushrooms, cover mushrooms with hot water. Allow to stand about 20 minutes to soften; drain.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 397
Calories from fat: 65
Fat: 10 grams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 12 grams
Sodium: 641 milligrams
Cholesterol: 6 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 65 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/penne-with-roasted-eggplant-and-savory-mushroom-ragout

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – PENNE MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHT SALAD

March 19, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – PENNE MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHT SALAD. Dreamfields Penne Rigate, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Green Olives are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe. The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. If you’re looking for Diabetic Friendly recipes of any type, check out the Diabetic Gourmet site! Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

PENNE MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHT SALAD

Ingredients

2 cups (dry) Dreamfields Penne Rigate
1 cup red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2/3 cup prepared hummus
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup black and/or green pitted Greek olives, cut in half
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/2 teaspoon each salt and ground black pepper
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Directions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water and drain well.
    Gently toss remaining ingredients except pine nuts with pasta. Refrigerate, covered, to chill.
    Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.
    NOTES:
    Hummus makes a very delicious and different pasta salad dressing. This recipe can serve as a filling lunch salad. If the mixture is dry, drizzle some additional olive oil to moisten. Add the pine nuts just before serving.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 440
Calories from fat: 54
Fat: 22 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 9 grams
Sodium: 1154 milligrams
Cholesterol: 8 milligrams
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/penne-mediterranean-delight-salad

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