Stuffed Peppers with Rice, Apples and Bacon – Stuffed Peppers with Rice, Apples and Bacon

August 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Stuffed Peppers with Rice, Apples and Bacon. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Bell Peppers, Rice, Chicken Bouillon Powder, Spices, Garlic Clove, Celery, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Apples, Bacon, Salt, Pepper, and fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese. 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

Stuffed Peppers with Rice, Apples and Bacon
These peppers are easy to prepare and make a great side dish to accompany any meal. Try using a variety of colored peppers to add some color to a winter weekday meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 medium sized bell peppers
1 1/2 cups instant rice
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large celery stalks, diced
1 small zucchini, diced
1 cup button mushrooms, diced
2 cups apples, peeled, seeded and diced
6 strips cooked bacon, roughly chopped
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Wash peppers. Remove the top of the pepper and clean out the inside. Place peppers on a baking tray, set aside.
2 – Prepare instant rice following the instructions on the back of the box. Add chicken bouillon powder and dried thyme to the rice water.
3 – In a large saucepan, place 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Sauté onions until soft, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and celery. Sauté until soft. Add zucchini, mushrooms, apples and chopped bacon. Sauté for five minutes Remove saucepan from heat. Add rice and combine ingredients well.
4 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
5 – Once rice mixture has cooled slightly, stuff each pepper with filling. Place in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
6 – Top each pepper with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
7 – Place pan in oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until peppers are soft.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 325; Total Fat: 14g; Total Carbs: 43g; Protein: 11g.
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Diabetic Dish of the Week -Basil-Lime Scallops

July 27, 2021 at 6:02 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 Basil-Lime Scallops. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Fresh Basil, Lime Juice, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Vegetable Oil, Garlic Clove, Red Pepper Flakes, Jumbo Sea Scallops, Mixed Baby Greens, and Lime Wedges. There’s 92 calories and 5 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/

Basil-Lime Scallops
Combining fresh seafood, baby greens, and lime, this scallop dish has summer written all over it!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 jumbo sea scallops (about 1 pound)
Mixed baby greens (optional)
Lime wedges (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 scallops

1. Whisk basil, lime juice, soy sauce, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in shallow bowl until smooth and well blended. Add scallops; turn to coat evenly. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.* Cook scallops 3 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached.

3. Place 2 scallops on each serving plate. Serve with mixed greens, if desired. Garnish with lime wedges.

Note: There are two types of scallops available: sea scallops and bay scallops. Sea scallops are more widely available, although they’re less tender. Bay scallops are smaller, slightly sweeter, and more expensive.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 92 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 27 mg, Sodium: 495 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/basil-lime-scallops/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes

July 4, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is, Broccoli-Stuffed Potatoes. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Medium Baking Potatoes, Broccoli, Fat Free Milk, Shredded Low-Fat Cheddar Cheese, Black Pepper, and a Garlic Clove. There’s 106 calories and 18 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/

Broccoli-stuffed potatoes
Nothing says comfort food quite like baked potatoes topped with all the fixings. Requiring just six basic ingredients, this homemade version is full of all the broccoli and cheese your heart desires — but with only 106 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 75 minutes.

4 medium baking potatoes (about 7 1/2 ounces each)
2 cups broccoli (frozen or fresh)
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup shredded, low-fat Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 clove garlic, minced

Directions
Yield: 8 stuffed potato halves
Serving size: 1 stuffed potato half

1 – Scrub baking potatoes, pierce with fork several times, and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for approximately 60 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Meanwhile, place the broccoli in a small pot, add a small amount of water, and cover. Cook the broccoli until it is just tender. Drain broccoli, chop it finely, and add it to a medium mixing bowl. Add milk, cheese, black pepper, and garlic to the mixing bowl. Remove cooked baked potatoes from the oven and slice potatoes in half horizontally. Scoop out the flesh of the potato, leaving approximately 1/2 inch of flesh remaining in the skins, and place the potato flesh in the mixing bowl with the broccoli mixture. With an electric mixer, whip the potato–broccoli mixture for 3 minutes. Fill each potato half with mixture and return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 106 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 59 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/broccoli-stuffed-potatoes/

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SOUTHWEST MEATLOAF

May 8, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Southwest Meatloaf to pass along. To make this Meatloaf you’ll be needing Ground Beef (95% lean), Soft Bread Crumbs, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Frozen Corn, Milk, Egg, Garlic Clove, Salt, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Pepper, and Thick and Chunky Salsa. The Meatloaf is 280 calories and 11 net carbs per serving. 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/

SOUTHWEST MEATLOAF

Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef (95% lean)
1 cup soft bread crumbs
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients in large bowl except salsa, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
2 – Shape beef mixture into 10 x 4-inch loaf on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350F oven 1 hour,15 minutes to 1 hour, 20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 160F.
3 – Let stand 10 minutes. Top with salsa; cut into slices.

Recipe Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 280
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 1.8 grams
Sodium: 313 milligrams
Cholesterol: 120 milligrams
Protein: 34 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/southwest-meatloaf

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Caprese Portabello Burgers

January 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in 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 Caprese Portabello Burger. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Portobello Mushrooms, Mozzarella Cheese, Plum Tomatoes, Garlic Clove, Black Pepper, Basil, Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin Rounds. The Burger has 191 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/

Caprese Portabello Burgers
Avoiding meat? You’ll never miss it with these juicy mushroom burgers! Grilled Portabello mushroom caps star as the main attraction between two toasted whole-wheat buns.

Ingredients
4 portobello mushrooms (about 3/4 pound), gills and stems removed
3 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon light balsamic vinaigrette
4 whole wheat sandwich thin rounds, toasted

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger

1. Spray grill with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, combine cheese, tomatoes, basil, vinaigrette, garlic and pepper in small bowl.

2. Grill mushroom caps, stem side down, 5 minutes on each side or until done. Spoon one-fourth of tomato mixture into each cap. Cover and grill 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve on sandwich thins.

Note: Cooked portobello mushrooms can be frozen and will keep for several months. Store in plastic containers or freezer bags.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 198 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Fiber: 7 g
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Appetizer of the Week – German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses

January 9, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | 8 Comments
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Shredded Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Wisconsin Swiss Cheese, Worcestershire Sauce, Dry Mustard, Garlic Clove, Dark German Beer, and Rye Bread Rounds. Wow, sounds great to me! 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

German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses

German Beer Spread with Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses

Serve this tasty beer spread at room temperature with rye or pumpernickel crackers or bread rounds.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Swiss Cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup dark German or other beer
Assorted rye or pumpernickel crackers, breadsticks, or rye bread rounds

Cooking Directions:
1 – Bring cheeses to room temperature; place in a food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic. Pulse until combined.
2 – Add beer and process until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
3 – Pack in crock or decorative jar; refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.
4 – Bring to room temperature and serve with crackers or bread rounds.
Makes 12 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/german_beer_spread_with_swiss_and_cheddar_cheeses_recipe.html

Salmon With Cilantro-Lime Salsa

December 1, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, salmon | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Dish to pass along, Salmon With Cilantro-Lime Salsa. This dish is made using Salmon Fillets, Salt, Pepper, Spices, Olive Oil, Cilantro-Lime Salsa, Garlic Clove, Cherry Tomatoes and more! The Dish 214 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. And you can find this recipe at 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/

Salmon With Cilantro-Lime Salsa
If you crave a hot, delicious, low-carb lunch, her Salmon With Cilantro Lime Salsa is for you.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 to 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 to 15 minute.

Salmon
6-8 ounces skin-on salmon (2 fillets)
1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper (mixed together)
1/2 teaspoon each chili powder, garlic powder and paprika (mixed together)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Cilantro-Lime Salsa
1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon of lime juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic clove
1/4 cup of quartered cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon of diced red onion
1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 fillet

1. Combine first six ingredients for Cilantro-Lime Salsa in a bowl. Add salt and pepper mixture to taste. Set aside or place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

2. Pat the salmon skin dry with a paper towel. This step is necessary for a nice, crispy skin. Season the skin with half of your salt and pepper mix.

3. Season the flesh side of the salmon with the salt and pepper mix and the chili powder, garlic powder and paprika mix.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

5. Once the oil is shimmering, place the salmon skin-side down; hold down for 10 to 15 seconds until it relaxes and lies flat.

6. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat before flipping over. If you feel resistance as you try to flip the salmon, let it cook a couple of minutes longer. Tip: You should be able to slide the spatula relatively easily under the fish when getting ready to flip it.

7. Turn down the heat, flip to the flesh side and let it cook over medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Depending on the thickness of the salmon, you may want to cook it a little longer or less.

8. The fish should be opaque (pink) when done. Test for doneness by slightly cutting open the thickest part of the salmon. If it flakes, you’re done!

9. Serve the salmon topped with the Cilantro-Lime Salsa and your choice of side.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 214 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 14 g, Cholesterol: 634 mg, Sodium: 289 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/salmon-with-cilantro-lime-salsa/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 4, 2014 at 7:02 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Always buy the freshest garlic you can find; the fresher it is, the sweeter it will be. The best garlic has firm tissue-like skin and should not be bruised, sprouted, soft or shriveled. If you find cloves that have green shoots, discard the shoots — they will only add bitterness.

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