Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Are Apricots Healthy………..

Oh those Apricots! With a hefty dose of fiber that remains intact through the drying process and a great concentration of vitamins and minerals, dried apricots are a veritable superfood! One cup of dried apricots provides 94% of your body’s daily need for Vitamin A and 19% of its iron.

Curried Turkey and Apple Salad

November 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Curried Turkey and Apple Salad. Fresh, delicious, and Diabetic Friendly! To prepare the recipe you’ll be needing Canola Oil, Curry Powder, Onion, Lemon Juice, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Salt, Low Fat Mayo, Celery, Apple, Roasted Turkey Breast, Salad Greens, and Dried Apricots. Another Healthy and Delicious Recipe 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 your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Curried Turkey and Apple Salad

Chunks of apple, celery and turkey are tossed with a creamy curry sauce and served on a bed of salad greens. Garnish with a light sprinkling of dried cranberries, cherries or chopped apricots.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 medium apple, cut into chunks
1 pound roasted turkey breast, chopped into bite size chunks
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots

Cooking Directions:

1 – Place oil, curry powder and onion in a small saucepan. Heat on medium high heat. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until onions are tender. Add lemon juice, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and salt. Simmer over medium heat approx. 1 minute or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and cool.
2 – Add mayonnaise to cooled sauce. Stir well. Place prepared salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with dressing until evenly coated.
3 – Serve on salad greens. Garnish with a sprinkling of chopped apricots.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 270; Calories from Fat: 50; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 95mg; Sodium: 380mg; Total Carbs: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 14g; Protein: 35g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/curried_turkey_and_apple_salad_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Lamb Chops with Cranberry-Pear Chutney

November 10, 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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Diabetic Dish of the Week is Lamb Chops with Cranberry-Pear Chutney. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Water, Dried Cranberries, Dried Apricots, No-Sugar-Added Raspberry Fruit Spread, Red Vinegar, Spices, Pear, Vanilla, Bone In Lamb Loin Chops, and Garlic Cloves. The recipe is 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/

Lamb Chops with Cranberry-Pear Chutney
These juicy lamb chops will be the hit of any dinner — whether serving your family or a table of hungry guests. The colorful chutney adds just the right hint of seasonal flavor to the succulent chops. At only 260 calories per serving, everyone will be happily satisfied, not uncomfortably stuffed.

Ingredients
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried apricots, cut into quarters
1/4 cup no-sugar-added raspberry fruit spread
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1 medium pear, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 bone-in lamb loin chops (about 5 ounces each)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
Black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 lamb chop with 1/4 cup chutney

1 – Preheat broiler. For chutney, combine water, cranberries, apricots, fruit spread, vinegar, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, 12 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat; stir in pear and vanilla.

2 – Rub both sides of lamb chops with garlic. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, rosemary, and pepper. Coat broiler pan and rack with nonstick cooking spray; arrange lamb chops on prepared rack.

3 – Broil lamb at least 5 inches from heat source 7 minutes. Turn and broil 7 minutes more or until desired doneness. Serve lamb chops with chutney.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 260 calories, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 22 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 71 mg, Sodium: 293 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/lamb-chops-with-cranberry-pear-chutney/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Peach-Ginger Crumble

April 23, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Peach-Ginger Crumble. Made using Frozen Sliced Peaches, Pears, Dried Apricots, Dark Brown Sugar, Cornstarch, Vanilla, Gingersnaps, Canola Oil, Ground Cinnamon, and Whipped Cream. Bring on Dessert! The recipe is 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/

Peach-Ginger Crumble

Ingredients
1 pound frozen sliced peaches, thawed
2 ripe pears, sliced
3/4 cup dried apricots, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
4 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar, divided
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 gingersnaps, finely crushed
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Whipped cream (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine peaches, pears, apricots, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla in large bowl; toss to coat evenly. Transfer to prepared pie plate.

3 – Combine crushed gingersnaps, remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, oil, and cinnamon in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over peach mixture.

4 – Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 210 calories, Carbohydrates: 45 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 97 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/peach-ginger-crumble/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Apricot Brisket

April 7, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Apricot Brisket. This one is made using Dried Apricots, Diced Tomatoes, Ground Cumin, Salt, Garlic, Ground Cinnamon, Onion, Carrots, Beef Brisket, Pepper, Low Sodium Beef Broth, Cornstarch, Water, and Parsley. The Dish is only 170 calories and 15 carbs per serving. The recipe is 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/

Apricot Brisket
This delicious entree combines sweet apricots and spicy cinnamon with tender beef for a flavor that can’t be beat!

Ingredients
1 cup chopped dried apricots, divided
1 cup canned diced tomatoes, divided
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small beef brisket (about 2 to 3 pounds), trimmed of fat
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
Chopped parsley (optional)

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F.

2 – Combine 1/2 cup chopped apricots, 1/2 cup tomatoes, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic, and cinnamon in food processor. Process using on/off pulses until coarsely combined.

3 – Place onion and carrots on bottom of roasting pan. Place brisket on top. Cut several small slits across top of brisket; gently spoon apricot mixture into slits. Sprinkle brisket with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Spread remaining 1/2 cup diced tomatoes over brisket; top with remaining 1/2 cup apricots. Drizzle broth over brisket. Cover with foil.

4 – Roast 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Transfer brisket to carving board; tent with foil and let stand 15 minutes.

5 – Pour pan juices and vegetables into medium saucepan. Stir cornstarch into water in small bowl until smooth and well blended. Stir into pan juices; simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes.

6 – Carve brisket crosswise into thin slices; serve with onion, carrots, tomatoes, apricots, and pan juices. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 177 calories, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Protein: 20 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 380 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/apricot-brisket/

 

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Apricot Dessert Soufflé

September 12, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 4 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Apricot Dessert Soufflé. Made with Dried Apricots along with Apricot No-Sugar-Added Pourable Fruit, Eggs, Egg Whites, Cream of Tarter, and Seasonings. It’s only 148 calories and 13 net carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious, Healthy and Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I left a link to how to subscribe to it at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apricot Dessert Soufflé

Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup apricot no-sugar-added pourable fruit*
1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
3 egg yolks, beaten
4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 325°F. Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Add pourable fruit and apricots; cook and stir 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; whisk in egg yolks. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.

Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in small bowl at high speed with electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into apricot mixture. Spoon into 1 1/2-quart soufflé dish. Bake 30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.** Serve immediately.

*Note. 3/4 cup apricot fruit spread mixed with 1/4 cup warm water can be substituted.

**Note. Soufflé will be soft in center. For a firmer soufflé, increase baking time to 35 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 3/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 148 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 123 mg, Sodium: 151 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apricot-dessert-souffle/

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It’s Nuts I tell you…..BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK

August 23, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week of the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its the BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK. Mini sized Bitty Bars. 3 kinds – Sweet and Salty (3) Cranberry Quinoa (3) Trail Mix (3) Peanut Butter (3). Made with ingredients like peanuts, almonds, dried apricots, quinoa and more. Bound together with sweet, and pure honey. At the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) you can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Now more on the BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://nuts.com/

 

 

BITTY BAR VARIETY PACK
Wee-sized Bitty Bars for every lil’ craving! Taste them all with our Bitty Bar Bundle. Inside, you’ll find three bars of each flavor; Sweet and Salty, Cranberry Quinoa, Trail Mix and Peanut Butter and Jelly. Small as they are, these itsy bitsy bars pack a ton of flavor. Made with clean, simple ingredients like peanuts, almonds, dried apricots, quinoa and more. Bound together with sweet, pure honey! Plus, they’re travel-sized and do just the trick when you need a quick pick-me-up.

Our Bitty Bar Bundle contains 12 bars in all:
Sweet and Salty (3) Cranberry Quinoa (3) Trail Mix (3) Peanut Butter (3)

Ingredients
Split Peanuts, Honey, Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Apple Juice Concentrate, Sunflower Oil), Peanut Butter (dry roasted peanuts), Raisins, Almonds, Crisp Brown Rice, Dried Apricots, Redskin Peanuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds , Sea Salt, Quinoa, Sultana Raisins, Cinnamon. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 18g (~0.6 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 45
%DV
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
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It’s Nuts I tell you!………ROYALE GIFT BOX

May 4, 2017 at 5:49 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its the ROYALE GIFT BOX. Looking for a gift for Mom this Mother’s Day? Here it is the ROYALE GIFT BOX. Included in the gift box is; Salted Pistachios (In-Shell), Salted Almonds, Dried Apricots, Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans, Chocolate Almonds and Red and Black Gummy Raspberries. The ROYALE GIFT BOX is just one of many gifts that you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/). Besides the Gifts you can also find; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and more! Most items can be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s Everyday Free Shipping, see for details. Now more on the ROYALE GIFT BOX. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

 

ROYALE GIFT BOX
Our Royale Gift Box is the perfect way to treat someone special like a king or queen. In regal red and gold, this gorgeous gift box is sure to be met with gratitude. Packed with more than two pounds of majestic goodies. The Royale Gift Box makes a grand gift during the holiday season and beyond.

Includes: Salted Pistachios (In-Shell), Salted Almonds, Dried Apricots, Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans, Chocolate Almonds and Red and Black Gummy Raspberries.

Ingredients
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.
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