Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes

August 8, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes. Healthy and Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes like; Citrus Cider, Sangria-Style Cooler, and Mock Margarita. Find these thirst quenching recipes and much more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes
Festive drinks are a necessity when hosting a party, and now you can quench your thirst without relying on high-calorie cocktails. Whether you’re looking for alcoholic mixed drinks or nonalcoholic mocktails, our collection of favorite healthy party drink recipes serve at least six people.

Citrus Cider
Break out the slow cooker to make this easy nonalcoholic party drink. Tart orange juice and lemon juice give the cider zest, while warm spices sweeten it without adding calories and carbs…………

Sangria-Style Cooler
This nonalcoholic sangria recipe features grape juice, ginger ale, and fresh fruit for a refreshing and low-calorie party drink that serves 10…………

Mock Margarita
In our nonalcoholic variation of the traditional Mexican party drink, we replaced tequila with unsweetened grapefruit juice and triple sec with orange juice. Enjoy this healthy mocktail for only 58 calories and 15 grams of carb……….

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/drink/diabetes-friendly-party-drink-recipes

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Kitchen Hint of the Day

May 14, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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My favorite, Green Tea…………

Green tea is considered one of the world’s healthiest drinks and contains one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of any tea. … Green tea is approximately 20-45 percent polyphenols by weight, of which 60-80 percent are catechins such as EGCG. Catechins are antioxidants that are said to help prevent cell damage. These also include improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other impressive benefits……

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269538.php

Mint Julep

April 30, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon (or some other spirit), water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular.

A mint julep is traditionally made with four ingredients: mint leaf, bourbon, simple syrup, and crushed ice.

A mint julep served in the traditional silver cup

Traditionally, spearmint is the mint of choice used in Southern states, and in Kentucky in particular. Proper preparation of the cocktail is commonly debated, as methods may vary considerably from one bartender to another. The mint julep may be considered a member of a loosely associated family of drinks called “smashes” (the brandy smash is another example, as well as the mojito), in which fresh mint and other ingredients are muddled or crushed in preparation for flavoring the finished drink. The step further releases essential oils and juices into the mixture, intensifying the flavor from the added ingredient or ingredients.

Traditionally, mint juleps were often served in silver or pewter cups, and held only by the bottom and top edges of the cup. This allows frost to form on the outside of the cup. Traditional hand placement may have arisen as a way to reduce the heat transferred from the hand to the silver or pewter cup. Today, mint juleps are most commonly served in a tall old-fashioned glass, Collins glass, or highball glass with a straw.

The mint julep originated in the southern United States, probably during the eighteenth century.

U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced the drink to Washington, D.C., at the Round Robin Bar in the famous Willard Hotel during his residence in the city. The term “julep” is generally defined as a sweet drink, particularly one used as a vehicle for medicine. The word itself is derived from the Spanish “julepe”, from Spanish Arabic, and this from the Persian word گلاب (Golâb), meaning rosewater.

The mint julep was originally prescribed and appears in literature as early as 1784 “sickness at the stomach, with frequent retching, and, at times, a difficulty of swallowing. I then prescribed her an emetic, some opening powders, and a mint julep.” An appearance of a mint julep in print came in a book by John Davis published in London in 1803, where it was described as “a dram of spirituous liquor that has mint steeped in it, taken by Virginians of a morning.” However, Davis did not specify which spirit was used.

Americans enjoyed not only bourbon-based juleps during the nineteenth century, but also gin-based juleps made with genever, an aged gin.

A mint julep

The mint julep has been promoted by Churchill Downs in association with the Kentucky Derby since 1938. Each year almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, virtually all of them in specially made Kentucky Derby collectible glasses.

In a contract arrangement between the Brown-Forman Corporation and Churchill Downs that has lasted more than 18 years, the Early Times Mint Julep Cocktail has been the designated “official mint julep of the Kentucky Derby”, although the Early Times sold within the United States is a Kentucky whiskey, not a bourbon, due to its being aged in used, rather than new, oak barrels. However beginning in 2015, Old Forester, which is also produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation, is now “the official drink of the Kentucky Derby,” when sold as Old Forester Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail.

Since 2006, Churchill Downs has also served extra-premium custom-made mint juleps at a cost of $1000 each at the Kentucky Derby. These mint juleps were served in gold-plated cups with silver straws, and were made from Woodford Reserve bourbon, mint imported from Ireland, spring water ice cubes from the Bavarian Alps, and sugar from Australia. The proceeds were used to support charitable causes dedicated to retired race horses. Woodford Reserve, Early Times, and Old Forester are sister brands produced by Brown-Forman, and under the terms of its current marketing agreement with Churchill Downs, Woodford Reserve is called the “official bourbon” of the derby.

In May 2008, Churchill Downs unveiled the world’s largest mint julep glass. Churchill Downs, in conjunction with Brown-Forman, commissioned the Weber Group to fabricate the 6-foot (1.8 m) tall glass (7.5-foot (2.3 m) if the mint sprig is included). The glass was constructed from FDA food-grade acrylic, heated and molded into the shape of an official 2008 Derby glass. It had a capacity of 206 US gallons (780 l; 172 imp gal), and distributed the Early Times mint juleps at the Derby with an elaborate pumping system concealed within the “stir straw”.

 

A Christmas Favorite – Eggnog

December 23, 2016 at 6:42 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Eggnog with cinnamon

Eggnog with cinnamon

Eggnog /ˈɛɡˌnɒɡ/ (or egg nog), historically also known (when alcoholic) as milk punch or egg milk punch, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, creamy dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture, and its name) and, in some contexts, distilled spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eggnog is traditionally consumed throughout Canada and the United States at Christmas every year, often from American Thanksgiving through the end of the Christmas season. A variety called Ponche Crema has been made and consumed in Venezuela and Trinidad since the 1900s, also in the Christmas season. During this period commercially prepared eggnog is sold in grocery stores in these countries. Eggnog is also often homemade. Distilled spirits are sometimes added to both commercially prepared eggnog and homemade eggnog. Eggnog or eggnog flavoring may also be used in other drinks, such as coffee (e.g. an “eggnog latte” espresso drink) and tea, or to dessert foods such as egg-custard puddings or eggnog-flavored ice cream.

 

 
Traditional eggnog is made of milk or cream, sugar, raw eggs, an alcoholic spirit, and spices, often vanilla or nutmeg.

Traditional eggnog typically consists of milk, sugar and raw eggs.

Traditional eggnog typically consists of milk, sugar and raw eggs.

In some recipes, vanilla flavor is added. Some modern commercial eggnog add gelatin and other thickeners, with less egg and cream. There are variations in ingredients, and toppings may be added, such as grated nutmeg or ground cinnamon. Eggnog can be made commercially, as well as at home. Ready-made eggnog versions are seasonally available with different spirits, or without alcohol, to be drunk as bought or used as “mixes” with all the ingredients except the liquor, to be added as desired. Traditional eggnog has a significant fat content, due to the use of cream, and a high sugar content; low-fat and sugar-free formulations are available using skimmed or low fat milk.

Dutch advocaat with around 20% alcohol, long sold in bottles, is essentially an eggnog. Under current U.S. law, commercial products sold as eggnog are permitted to contain milk, sugar, modified milk ingredients, glucose-fructose, water, carrageenan, guar gum, natural and artificial flavorings, spices, monoglycerides, and colorings. Ingredients vary significantly between variants. Alcohol used in different national and regional versions of eggnog include brandy, cognac, bourbon, whiskey, sherry, rum and grain alcohol.

 

 
Some North American manufacturers offer soy-, almond-, rice- or coconut milk-based alternatives for vegans and those with dairy allergies, lactose intolerance or other dietary restrictions.

The history of non-dairy eggnogs goes back to at least 1899 when Almeda Lambert, in her Guide for Nut Cookery,

"Silk Nog," a commercial soy milk eggnog.

“Silk Nog,” a commercial soy milk eggnog.

gave a recipe for “Egg Nog” made using coconut cream, eggs, and sugar. In 1973, Eunice Farmilant, in The Natural Foods Sweet-Tooth Cookbook, gave a more modern non-dairy eggnog recipe using 3 eggs separated, 2 tablespoons of barley malt extract or Amasake syrup, 4 cups of chilled soy milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and nutmeg, (p. 138-39)

In 1981, Grain Country of Los Angeles, California, introduced Grain Nog, the earliest non-dairy and vegan eggnog. Based on amazake (a traditional Japanese fermented rice beverage) and containing no eggs, it was available in plain, strawberry, and carob flavors. Also in 1981, Redwood Valley Soyfoods Unlimited (California) introduced “Soynog”, the earliest known soy-based non-dairy and vegan eggnog based on soy milk and tofu (added for thickness). It was renamed Lite Nog in 1982 and Tofu Nog in 1985.

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Holiday Spiced Tea

December 20, 2016 at 6:07 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week its a Holiday Spiced Tea. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. You’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes at the Cooks site. Enjoy and eat healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Holiday Spiced Tea

Warm up your holidays with this nicely spiced orange tea or enjoy this spicy tea on ice during the summer months.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 cups water – divided useCooksrecipes 2
6 tea bags
4 cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 1/4 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Garnish: lemon slices, orange slices, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks

Cooking Directions:

1 – Bring 8 cups water to a boil. Pour over tea bags into large heat resistant bowl; cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently. Stir in Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, orange juice, and lemon juice.
2 – Combine 4 cups water, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into tea mixture, discarding spices.
3 – Pour into mugs and serve tea hot with lemon and orange slices, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Makes 16 (6-ounce) servings.

 

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 6-ounces): Calories 30 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 5mg | Carbohydrates 8g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 7g | Protein 0g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/holiday_spiced_tea_recipe.html

Warmed Spiced Apple Cider

November 29, 2016 at 6:07 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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When I seen this recipe at the Jennie – O website I thought Christmas! Its a Warmed Spiced Apple Cider, what a way to greet your Christmas visitors! At the Jennie – O site they have more than just those delicious Turkey Recipes. You can find complete Dinner Recipes, Desserts, Salads, Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Entrees. So check out the Jennie – O site when you’re looking for a recipe. Enjoy and Make the Switch! http://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

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Warmed Spiced Apple Cider

INGREDIENTS

8 cups apple cider
1 vanilla bean, split
1 orange, peeled
ground cinnamon, if desired
½ cup whipping cream, whipped

 
DIRECTIONS

1) In saucepan, heat cider, vanilla bean and orange peel to boiling. Remove from heat; let steep 30 minutes.
2) Remove vanilla bean and orange peel. Return cider to simmering.
3) Pour cider into mugs. Sprinkle cider generously with cinnamon. Top with whipped cream and another sprinkle of cinnamon.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories160
Protein1g
Carbohydrates30g
Fiber3g
Sugars23g
Fat5g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium35mg
Saturated Fat3g
http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/923-warmed-spiced-apple-cider

Ohio Festivals This Week

July 30, 2014 at 8:58 AM | Posted in Festivals | 1 Comment
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Canal Winchester Blues & RibfestBlues and Ribs
Canal Winchester, Ohio
As central Ohio’s only all-Blues & Rib-themed festival, this event draws serious rib and blues aficionados from around the state. Sizzling hot ribs and authentic live blues are served up on the streets of historic downtown Canal Winchester Ohio. Fun activities for children and a wine/beer garden for our Blues and Rib lovers over 21 years old will be available.

 

http://www.bluesandribfest.com/

 

 
August 1-2, 2014 20th Annual Vintage Ohio Wine FestivalWine Fest
Lake County, Ohio
Vintage Ohio is a two-day festival in Lake County, Ohio which will feature Ohio wineries, many food vendors, arts and music. Wine will be available to taste, by the glass and by the bottle. There is a designated driver program and all ages are welcome.

 

http://www.visitvintageohio.com/

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