Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Bittersweet Chocolate Torte

June 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Bittersweet Chocolate Torte. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Stick Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, Fat Free Milk, Sugar-Free Apricot Preserves, Instant Coffee Crystals, Egg Yolk, Vanilla Extract, Equal Spoonful, Egg Whites, Cream of Tartar, All Purpose Flour, and Salt. The Torte is 145 calories and 9 carbs per serving. The recipe is 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bittersweet Chocolate Torte
A rich decadent almost flourless cake for the true chocolate lover, it has 46% fewer calories than a traditional cake.

Recipe Ingredients:
Torte:
6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup sugar-free apricot preserves or apricot spreadable fruit
2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Equal® Spoonful*
3 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Rich Chocolate Glaze:
1 ounce semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
Optional Garnishes: Whipped topping, fresh raspberries, and/or fresh mint

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Torte, heat 6 tablespoons butter, 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, milk, preserves and coffee crystals in small saucepan, whisking frequently until chocolate is almost melted.
2 – Remove pan from heat; continue whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla. Add Equal®, whisking until smooth.
3 – Lightly grease bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan and line with parchment or waxed paper. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks in large bowl. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites; fold in combined flour and salt. Pour cake batter into pan.
4 – Bake in preheated 350°F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Do Not over bake.
5 – Carefully loosen side of cake from pan with small sharp knife, which will keep cake from cracking as it cools. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.
6 – For Rich Chocolate Glaze, melt 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan, stirring frequently.
7 – Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate. Pour Rich Chocolate Glaze over top of cake, letting it run down sides. Let cake stand about 1 hour or until glaze is set. Garnish top of cake with prepared whipped topping, fresh raspberries and fresh mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 36 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 145, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 36 mg, sodium 116 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/bittersweet_chocolate_torte_recipe.html

Turkey, Chive and Shrimp Cakes

May 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for Turkey, Chive and Shrimp Cakes. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Medium Shrimp, JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Lime Juice, Jalapeño Pepper, Chives, Flour, and Egg Whites. Another good one from Jennie – O! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey, Chive and Shrimp Cakes
A succulent, surf and turf appetizer with an Asian influence. Served with a tangy cilantro and sesame dipping sauce, this quick and simple Turkey, Chive & Shrimp Cakes recipe are packed with authentic flavor. Under 300 calories per serving.

Total Time – 1 Hour
Serving Size – 4 Servings

Ingredients
12 – medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and coarsely chopped
½ – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 – tablespoon lime juice
1 – small jalapeño pepper, chopped
¼ – cup chopped chives
3 – tablespoons flour
2 – egg whites, lightly beaten

DIPPING SAUCE
¼ – cup white vinegar
¼ – cup sugar
¼ – cup water
1 – tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 – teaspoon sesame oil
1 – teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Directions
1) Combine shrimp, turkey, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, chives, flour and egg whites in bowl.

2) Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of turkey mixture per cake to hot pan.

3) Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden and thoroughly cooked. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

4) To make dipping sauce, combine vinegar, sugar and water in saucepan. Stir over medium-high heat. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Stir in cilantro, sesame oil and sesame seeds.

5) Serve with cakes.

Nutrition
Calories – 220
Protein – 19g
Carbohydrates – 30g
Fiber – 1g
Sugars – 13g
Fat – 2.5g
Cholesterol – 50mg
Sodium – 95mg
Saturated Fat – 0.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-chive-shrimp-cakes/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Zucchini-Tomato Frittata

May 17, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Zucchini-Tomato Frittata. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Zucchini, Broccoli Florets, Eggs, Egg Whites, Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Spices and more! The Dish is 160 calories and 10 net 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Zucchini-Tomato Frittata
Jam-packed with veggies, including zucchini, tomato, broccoli, onion and bell peppers, this low-carb egg dish is a nutrient-rich way to start your day!

Ingredients

Nonstick olive oil-flavored cooking spray

1 cup sliced zucchini

1 cup broccoli florets

1 cup diced red or yellow bell pepper

3 whole eggs, lightly beaten*

5 egg whites, lightly beaten*

1/2 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 cup rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes (1 ounce dry), coarsely chopped**

1/4 cup chopped green onions with tops

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Paprika (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 frittata wedge

1. Preheat broiler. Spray 10-inch ovenproof skillet with cooking spray. Place zucchini, broccoli and bell pepper in skillet; cook and stir over high heat 3 to 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

2. Combine whole eggs, egg whites, cottage cheese, tomatoes, onions, basil and ground red pepper in medium bowl; mix well. Pour egg mixture over vegetables in skillet. Cook, uncovered, gently lifting sides of frittata so uncooked egg flows underneath. Cook 7 to 8 minutes, or until frittata is almost firm and golden brown on bottom. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with parmesan.

3. Broil about 5 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown on surface. Garnish with paprika, if desired. Cut into 4 wedges. Serve immediately.

*Note: Or, substitute with cholesterol-free egg substitute to equal 6 large eggs.

**Note: To rehydrate sun-dried tomatoes, pour 1 cup boiling water over tomatoes in small bowl. Let soak 5 to 10 minutes, or until softened; drain well.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 163 mg, Sodium: 305 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/breakfast/zucchini-tomato-frittata/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Keto Macaroons

April 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Keto Macaroons. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Powdered Erythritol, Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, Unsweetened Chocolate Chips, Salt, Pure Vanilla Extract, and Egg Whites. 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Keto Macaroons
A twist on the classic Italian dessert, these keto coconut macaroons are a cinch to prepare. Make with or without the optional chocolate chips — either way, they’re sure to put a smile on your face!

Ingredients
3/4 cup powdered erythritol, or equivalent of stevia
2 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate chips, such as Lily’s brand (optional)
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 macaroon

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients well by mixing with your hands.

2. Wet your hands and then place 1 1/2 tablespoons of macaroon mixture on the baking sheet. Repeat this step with the remaining mixture, spacing macaroons about an inch apart.

3. Bake macaroons until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 142 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Fat: 13 g, Sodium: 33 mg
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/keto-macaroons/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Diabetic Beef and Artichoke Casserole Recipe

April 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Diabetic Beef and Artichoke Casserole Recipe. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing 95% Lean Ground Beef, Mushrooms, Onions, Garlic, Artichoke Hearts, Bread Crumbs, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Herbs, Spices, and Egg Whites. The Recipe is 260 calories and 15 net 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Diabetic Beef and Artichoke Casserole Recipe
This casserole is chock-full of fiber — and flavor!

Ingredients
3/4 pound 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
Salt and black pepper
3 egg whites

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 total recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 1-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Brown beef 6 to 8 minutes in medium skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat. Add mushrooms, onion, and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender.

3 – Combine ground beef mixture, artichokes, bread crumbs, cheese, rosemary, and marjoram; gently mix. Season with salt and pepper

4 – Beat egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form; fold into ground beef mixture. Spoon into prepared casserole.

5 – Bake 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 260 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 55 mg, Sodium: 330 mg, Fiber: 9 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/beef-and-artichoke-casserole/

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Appetizer of the Week – HOISIN-WHISKEY GLAZED MEATBALLS

February 20, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is HOISIN-WHISKEY GLAZED MEATBALLS. The Meatballs are made from Ground Turkey, Quick Cooking Oats, Green Onions, Jalapeno, Egg Whites, Coarsely Ground Black Pepper, and Canola Oil. Also included is a recipe for the Hoisin Whiskey Glaze in which you’ll be needing Hoisin Sauce and Bourbon or Canadian Whiskey. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

HOISIN-WHISKEY GLAZED MEATBALLS
Hoisin sauce, also called Chinese barbecue sauce, adds a lot of flavor and helps to thicken this Asian-inspired glaze. Recipe for Hoisin-Whiskey Glazed Meatballs from our Appetizer recipe section.

Ingredients
8 oz ground turkey 250 g
1/3 cup quick cooking oats 75 mL
1/3 cup finely chopped green onion (green and white parts) 75 mL
1 medium jalapeno chili pepper, finely chopped (with seeds)
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper 1 mL
2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL

Glaze
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce 30 mL
2 Tbsp Bourbon or Canadian whiskey 30 mL
2 tsp

Directions

1 – In medium bowl, combine turkey, oats, green onion, chili pepper, egg whites, pepper and 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of canola oil and shape into 24 small meatballs (about 1 Tbsp/15 mL each).
2 – Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs 6 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning frequently.
3 – Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together hoisin sauce, bourbon and sugar substitute.
4 – Pour hoisin mixture over meatballs in skillet and cook 15 seconds, stirring gently until well coated. Serve with wooden picks.
NOTES:
Hoisin sauce, also called Chinese barbecue sauce, adds a lot of flavor and helps to thicken this Asian-inspired glaze.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 4 meatballs.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 160
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 230 milligrams
Cholesterol: 20 milligrams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/hoisin-whiskey-glazed-meatballs

Cheesy Soft Pretzel Twists

February 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 1 Comment
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I have a recipe for some Cheesy Soft Pretzel Twists. To make these Soft Pretzels you’ll be needing Cooking Spray, Reduced-Fat Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Dry Yeast Hot Roll Mix, All Purpose Flour, Egg Whites, Water, Salt, and Poppy Seeds. The Pretzels are 139 calories and 21 net 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cheesy Soft Pretzel Twists
Ingredients
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Baking time: 14–16 minutes per pan

Cooking spray
1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat finely shredded Cheddar cheese
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 package (16 ounces) dry yeast hot roll mix, plus ingredients to prepare
All-purpose flour (to prevent sticking)
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Directions
Yield: 16 pretzels
Serving size: 1 pretzel

1 – Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat two baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together cheese, garlic powder, and oregano; set aside.

2 – Prepare hot roll mix dough according to package directions (the dough does not need to rise). On a clean, floured surface using clean, floured hands, divide the dough into four equal portions (a sharp knife or pizza cutter works well to cut dough). Shape each portion into a ball. Take one dough ball at a time and divide it into four equal pieces (for a total of 16 pieces). Roll each piece into an 8-inch rope. On a floured surface, pat each rope out until it’s 1 1/2 inches wide. Sprinkle each lightly with cheese mixture. Fold each rope over lengthwise and pat to seal. (You now have sixteen 8-inch dough ropes stuffed with cheese.) Place dough ropes on baking sheets and twist into pretzel shape (pretzels do not need to rise).

3 – In a small bowl, whisk together egg white and water until frothy. Brush pretzels well with egg white mixture (this helps the pretzels brown during baking), sprinkle with salt, then poppy seeds.

4 – Bake for 14–16 minutes, or until golden brown (watch closely during last few minutes of baking). Transfer to a cooling rack.

* Store leftovers in an airtight container or a zip-top bag in the refrigerator. Warm slightly before eating (a toaster oven works nicely to restore outer crispness to pretzels).

TIP: Try warm pizza sauce for dipping.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 139 calories, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 297 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/cheesy-soft-pretzel-twists/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche

January 26, 2021 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 Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, Low Fat 1% Milk, All purpose Flour, Egg Whites, Egg, Deli Ham, Basil, Salt, Pepper, and Finely Shredded Swiss Cheese. The Dish is 138 calories and 7 net 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche
This low-carb quiche delivers two things: golden crispiness on the outside and 100 percent delectable flavor on the inside!

Ingredients
2 cups sliced asparagus (1/2-inch pieces)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 egg whites
1 egg
1 cup chopped cooked deli ham
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or basil
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine asparagus, bell pepper, and 1 tablespoon water in microwavable bowl. Cover with waxed paper; microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain vegetables.

2 – Whisk milk and flour in large bowl. Whisk in egg whites and egg until well combined. Stir in vegetables, ham, tarragon, salt, if desired, and black pepper. Pour into 9-inch pie plate. Bake 35 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over quiche; bake 5 minutes or until center is set and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Cut into 6 wedges.

Variations: Add 1 clove minced garlic. Add 2 tablespoons chopped green onion.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 439 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/crustless-ham-and-asparagus-quiche/

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One of America’s Favorites – Soufflé

December 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 1 Comment
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A chocolate soufflé

A soufflé is a baked egg-based dish originating in France in the early eighteenth century. Combined with various other ingredients it can be served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means “to blow”, “to breathe”, “to inflate” or “to puff”.

The earliest mention of the soufflé is attributed to French master cook Vincent La Chapelle, in the early eighteenth century. The development and popularization of the soufflé is usually traced to French chef Marie-Antoine Carême in the early nineteenth century.

 

Soufflés are typically prepared from two basic components:

1 – a flavored crème pâtissière, cream sauce or béchamel, or a purée as the base

Cheese soufflés

2 – egg whites beaten to a soft peak
The base provides the flavor and the egg whites provide the “lift”, or puffiness to the dish. Foods commonly used to flavor the base include herbs, cheese and vegetables for savory soufflés and jam, fruits, berries, chocolate, banana and lemon for dessert soufflés.

Soufflés are generally baked in individual ramekins of a few ounces or soufflé dishes of a few liters: these are typically glazed, flat-bottomed, round porcelain containers with unglazed bottoms, vertical or nearly vertical sides, and fluted exterior borders. The ramekin, or other baking vessel, may be coated with a thin film of butter to prevent the soufflé from sticking. Some preparations also include adding a coating of sugar, bread crumbs, or a grated hard cheese such as Parmesan inside the ramekin in addition to the butter; some cooks believe this allows the soufflé to rise more easily.

After being cooked, a soufflé is puffed up and fluffy, and it will generally fall after 5 or 10 minutes (as risen dough does). It may be served with a sauce atop the soufflé, such as a sweet dessert sauce, or with a sorbet or ice-cream on the side. When served, the top of a soufflé may be punctured with serving utensils to separate it into individual servings. This can also enable a sauce to integrate into the dish.

A chocolate soufflé with lava center served with ice cream

 

There are a number of both savory and sweet soufflé flavor variations. Savory soufflés often include cheese, and vegetables such as spinach, carrot and herbs, and may sometimes incorporate poultry, bacon, ham, or seafood for a more substantial dish. Sweet soufflés may be based on a chocolate or fruit sauce (lemon or raspberry, for example), and are often served with a dusting of powdered sugar. Frugal recipes sometimes emphasize the possibilities for making soufflés from leftovers.

A soufflé may be served alone or with ice cream, fruit, or a sauce.

Apple soufflé is made by lining a cake tin with pureed rice that has been boiled in sweetened milk and baking it in this until it sets. The rice “border” is filled with thickened apple marmalade and whipped egg whites and baked until it rises.

 

 

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

December 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Mocha Swirl Cheesecake to pass along. To make this Cheesecake some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Eggs, Egg Whites, Instant Coffee Crystals, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and more! Also included is the recipe for the Pie Crust. This recipe is also 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

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Eye catching dessert of cheesecake with a coffee-chocolate mixture swirled throughout. This cheesecake has 47% fewer calories than the original thanks to Equal® and reduced fat dairy products.

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce each) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful***
1 1/4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Crust: Combine chocolate crumbs, pecans, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal®. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal® in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites, cornstarch and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
3 – Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Stir in 3 tablespoons Equal®, instant coffee crystals and cocoa until well combined. Pour half of plain batter over crust. Top with 5 spoonfuls of coffee batter. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl coffee batter into cheesecake. Repeat with remaining batters.
4 – Bake in preheated 325°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 171, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 56 mg, sodium 283 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/mocha_swirl_cheesecake_recipe.html

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Thoughts and conversation about food, and other interests, being shared from beautiful Sydney, Australia.

SO MUCH FOOD

Approachable and exciting recipes for the adventurous home cook!

Moss En Place

Vegetable forward, feel good food

Aly Eats Food

Delicious recipes and restaurant reviews!

A lot of Kitchen Eats

Embarking on a Kitchen Journey

FRESH. OUT.

Healthy recipes for busy people. Our constantly growing collection of recipes includes Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, and Keto, options.

Rahel the Amazon

Bespoke Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching in London

The Cheeky Chickpea

Vegan Food Blog With Delicious Simple Vegan Recipes

Pilates with Rachel Louise

Leading a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle

Adventures with the Michigan Mama

This mama always has something to do and share

Vegetable-Kids.com

Nancy J. Miller, M.S. Author/Career Counselor/Life Coach