Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mushroom and Chicken Skillet

August 14, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Mushroom and Chicken Skillet. Chicken, Rice, Mushrooms, Cream of Celery, Chicken Broth, and Thyme make up this delicious skillet meal! It’s 277 calories and 26 net carbs per serving. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website. Besides a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes you’ll find tips on Nutrition, and methods on how to Manage your Diabetes. So Check out the Diabetes Self Management website today. https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mushroom and Chicken Skillet
Ingredients
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups uncooked instant rice
8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) 98% fat-free cream of celery soup, undiluted
Chopped fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Cook chicken in broth and water in 12-inch nonstick skillet until mixture comes to a full boil. Stir in thyme and rice. Place mushrooms on top. (Do not stir mushrooms into rice.) Cover skillet; turn off heat and let stand 5 minutes.
2 – Stir in soup; cook over low heat 5 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Tip: Serve with mixed greens salad and sliced fresh strawberries.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 277 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 67 mg, Sodium: 774 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/mushroom-chicken-skillet/

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Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes

August 14, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes. Find Delicious and Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes like; Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake, Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies, and 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes
Find healthy, delicious peanut butter recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Icebox Cake
This no-bake “refrigerator cake” evokes pure nostalgia for childhood treats. Fold peanut butter into whipped cream for a delicately nutty frosting. Then, layer chocolate wafers with the creamy filling, and let it all meld together in the refrigerator for a decadent summertime treat…….

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies
This diabetic-friendly brownie recipe uses the classic flavor combination of chocolate and peanut butter to make a delicious dessert you’ll want to make again and again…….

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie
This irresistible diabetic-friendly peanut butter cookie recipe contains no flour. For Christmas or special occasions, imprint them with cookie cutters to fit the season instead of the star-shaped cutter……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Peanut Butter Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19243/ingredients/nuts-seeds/peanut-butter/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 14, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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About my favorite snack – Peanut Butter……….

Peanut Butter makes you feel full longer, so you end up eating less overall. It is also packed with nutrition because a serving of peanut butter has 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6.

Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

August 13, 2018 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

I just had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast. Still had a few things to do outside before the Landscapers got here. We’re having all the old bushes and roses pulled out and putting in new bushes and hedges. A high school friend of mine owns his own landscaping service and he’s doing the work for us. And what a job! It looks great, so much better! Thank you Dave great work. I had to call my dermatologist and get an appointment. I have a not so pretty place coming in on my right leg and wanted it to get checked asap! It worries me when something comes up like this. It brings back a lot bad memories having dealt with Melanoma for so long and costing my left leg. More on this when I know more. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 


I started by getting a skillet and spraying it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and heating it on medium heat. For the Bacon I’m using al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fries up perfect with an excellent taste. I buy it at Meijer, it’s the only store I’ve found to carry it. I need to 2 slices but fried up 5 slices. Always remember when frying Bacon use Bacon Math. Just decide how many slices you’ll need and double it or so. Because, at least when I fry Bacon, you end up eating as much as you fix as you’re preparing it!

 

 


For the Buffalo Burger I used my favorite, the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers as usual. Their meaty, juicy and just flat out delicious! Preheated up a small skillet, on medium heat, that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, seasoned my Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then pan fried it, in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 3 1/2 minutes per side. After flipping the Burger I added a slice of Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar with about 1 minute of cook time left. Topped with the Chicken Bacon and served the Burger on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. The Burger was juicy and delicious, as all the Wild Idea Burgers are. Just love a good Burger, Buffalo Burger!

 


For the Cheese I used Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar. I tried a sample of it at Kroger a while back and really loved the taste. It melts perfectly and has an excellent Cheddar taste. Our Cheese of choice lately!

 

 

 

 

 


To go with my Burger I baked some of my favorite Fries – Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

One of America’s Favorites – Hangtown Fry

August 13, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A “hangtown burger” made using a hangtown fry, a ⅓-pound chuck steak, sriracha sauce of roasted red peppers, and baby arugula

Hangtown fry is a type of omelette made famous during the California Gold Rush in the 1850s. The most common version includes bacon and oysters combined with eggs, and fried together. The dish was invented in Placerville, California, then known as Hangtown. According to most accounts, the dish was invented when a gold prospector struck it rich, headed to the Cary House Hotel, and demanded the most expensive dish that the kitchen could provide. The most expensive ingredients available were eggs, which were delicate and had to be carefully brought to the mining town; bacon, which was shipped from the East Coast, and oysters, which had to be brought on ice from San Francisco, over 100 miles away.

Another creation myth is the one told by the waiters at Sam’s Grill in Tiburon, just north of San Francisco. At the county jail in Placerville, a condemned man was asked what he would like to eat for his last meal. He thought quickly and ordered an oyster omelet, knowing that the oysters would have to be brought from the water, over a hundred miles away by steamship and over rough roads, delaying his execution for a day.

The dish was popularized by Tadich Grill in San Francisco, where it has apparently been on the menu for 160 years. Later variations on the dish include the addition of onions, bell peppers, or various spices, and deep frying the oysters before adding them to the omelette.

According to the El Dorado County Museum, “No dish epitomizes California and its Gold Rush more than Hangtown Fry. It was created at a location central to the Gold Rush at the same time the great state was being born. And, like the miners who worked the river banks and hillsides, and the population that followed, it is a unique blend of many things, both those produced locally and those that have arrived from elsewhere.”

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Quinoa and Chile Casserole

August 13, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Quinoa and Chile Casserole. Featuring one of my favorite Grains that I use from time to time, Quinoa. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Quinoa and Chile Casserole
Although quinoa (keen-wah) is new to the American market, it was a staple of the ancient peoples of Peru, who called it ‘the mother grain’. Hailed as the ‘super-grain of the future’, quinoa contains more protein than any other grain, and is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa can be used in much the same way as rice is used.

Recipe Ingredients:
2/3 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil – divided use
1 cup quinoa*
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped oven-dried tomatoes (or sun-dried)
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 (4-ounce) cans whole green chiles
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large (4 to 5-quart) saucepan over medium heat; add pine nuts and stir until lightly toasted. Remove from pan and set aside.
2 – Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil into same pan and add the quinoa. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until quinoa gives off a toasted aroma, about 3 minutes.
3 – Add tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pine nuts, green onions and cilantro. Season with vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and let stand.
4 – Drain chiles and split in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Arrange half the chiles in a 2-quart casserole (12x8x2-inch). Spread quinoa mixture evenly over chiles. Top with remaining chiles and sprinkle with the cheese.
5 – Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 minutes or until hot and cheese has melted.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/quinoa-and-chili-casserole-recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Quinoa………..

Red quinoa, cooked

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

 

Grilled Pastrami and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chips and Ranch Dip

August 12, 2018 at 5:09 PM | Posted in Boar's Head | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Pastrami and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chips and Ranch Dip

 

 

 

To start my Sunday morning off I prepared Skillet Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. Topped it off with a Sunnyside Up Egg and also made that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I headed up to the local Kroger for a few items and picked up Breakfast for Mom at McDonald’s. Outside it’s mostly Sunny, humid, and 88 degrees. I got the cart out and did some yard work this afternoon.I had a few things to do in the front yard. The Landscaper is coming tomorrow to redo our front flower bed for us. More detail on that tomorrow. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Grilled Pastrami and Swiss Sandwich w/ Chips and Ranch Dip.

 

I’ve been wanting a Pastrami Sandwich so when I went to Kroger this morning I purchased some Boar’s Head Cap-Off Top Round Pastrami and Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese. Besides the Pastrami and Swiss Cheese I’ll need; Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, French’s Spicy Brown Mustard, and Blue Bonnet Light Butter.

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I used my flat top griddle. I gave it a light spray of Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and a 1/2 tablespoon of the Blue Bonnet Butter. Heated the griddle on medium heat. Next I got 2 slices of the Aunt Millie’s Bread and spread the Brown Mustard on the inside of 1 slice. Added a slice of the Swiss Cheese and then the Pastrami. Top with another slice of bread. Finally I spread the Blue Bonnet Butter on the outside of both slices of Bread.

 

 

 

With the griddle heated and ready I grilled my Sandwich. Grilled each side until The Bread is toasted and the Cheese melted. Grilled and Ready! The Sandwich was delicious. The Pastrami and Swiss was so good, with the Spicy Brown Mustard adding all kinds of flavor. Swiss Cheese provides such great flavor, especially when it starts to melt. So Good!

 

 

 

 

To go with the Sandwich I had some Ruffle’s Reduced Fat Ruffle’s Potato Chips. I don’t have Potato Chips that often but with any Sandwich they go great! I also had a tablespoon of Lay’s Ranch Chip Dip. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Mango Diet Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Boar’s Head Cap-Off Top Round Pastrami
This hand-trimmed top round is rich and smokey and is generously coated with spices, including black pepper, ginger, cloves and coriander, then patiently smoked. Boar’s Head Top Round Pastrami is bursting with classic New York deli flavor

 

 

 


Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese
Made in Switzerland with Alpine milk under the watchful eye of Käse Meisters, this cheese has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor with earthy notes. Boar’s Head Imported Switzerland Swiss Cheese is aged more than 120 days to produce a bold taste, rich color and smooth texture.

https://boarshead.com/

Soup Special of the Day…………Italian Sausage Soup SUNDAY

August 12, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is, Italian Sausage Soup. You can use Sweet or Hot Italian Sausages for the recipe. You’ll also need Onion, Garlic, White Beans, Italian Style Diced Tomatoes, and Spices. The version of the recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Italian Sausage Soup
Experiment with hot or mild sausage in this soup and your family’s tastes. Serve with warm crusty bread.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage, casing removed
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can white beans (Great Northern or cannellini)
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dry marjoram, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large heavy saucepan brown sausage over medium-high heat; stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until soft, about 3 minutes.
2 – Stir in all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Makes 6 (1 cup) servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/italian_sausage_soup_recipe.html

Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes

August 12, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes. Delicious and Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes like; Grilled Chicken Thighs with Summer Corn Salad, Italian-Herbed Chicken and Mozzarella Melts, and Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website, where you can also subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes
Find healthy, delicious BBQ and grilled chicken thigh recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Summer Corn Salad
Chicken thighs are easy on the budget and great for grilling because they stay moist in the heat. Here, they are paired with a fresh corn and tomato salad for a simple summer dinner. When grilling skin-on chicken thighs, watch for flare-ups. Move the chicken away from the flames and reduce heat, if necessary, to keep it from charring…………

Italian-Herbed Chicken and Mozzarella Melts
Chicken thighs are slowly cooked with Italian-style sauce and herbs, then served on crusty bread slices with olives and two savory cheeses………..

Barbecued Raspberry-Hoisin Chicken
Hoisin sauce along with pureed tart raspberries makes a wonderful Chinese-inspired marinade and dipping sauce for grilled chicken. Plan ahead: The chicken thighs benefit from marinating for at least 2 hours before grilling…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/251937/barbecued-raspberry-hoisin-chicken/

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