Appetizer of the Week – TANDOORI CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH MINT RAITA

October 17, 2020 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 a recipe for TANDOORI CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH MINT RAITA. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt, Reduced Fat Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Canola Oil, Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breast, Red Onion, Fresh Mint, and Lime Juice. The Dish is 121 calories and 7 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 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

TANDOORI CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH MINT RAITA

Ingredients

1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt, divided
1/3 cup reduced fat coconut milk, divided
2 tsp. curry powder, mild or hot
1-2 finely chopped garlic cloves
3/4 tsp. sea salt, divided
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 lb. skinless and boneless chicken breast
2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
1 tsp. fresh lime juice
12 (8-inch) bamboo skewers

Directions

1 – In wide, shallow bowl or deep plate, combine 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 2 tablespoons of coconut milk, curry powder, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix in oil.
2 – Cut chicken lengthwise into 12 strips. Insert skewer into bottom of one chicken strip and work it up lengthwise to top. Repeat with remaining chicken. Place skewers in curry marinade and using your fingers, make sure it coats them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours.
3 – Arrange marinated chicken on paper toweling and blot dry, removing all excess marinade. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat, then coat with cooking spray. Or heat stovetop griddle. Arrange skewers in one layer in pan and cook for 2 minutes, browning chicken. Using tongs, turn skewers and brown on another side, 2 minutes. Turn chicken and cook until it is opaque and hot around skewer at thickest part of chicken. Transfer skewers to serving plate.
4 – While chicken cooks, prepare the Raita. In bowl, combine remaining yogurt and coconut milk with onions, mint, lime juice and remaining salt. When possible, make Raita 30 minutes before serving chicken to allow its flavors to develop and meld. Serve it the day it is made.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings for main course or a snack for 6 or 12 people

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 121
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Sodium: 297 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/tandoori-chicken-skewers-with-mint-raita

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta)

March 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta). This week’s recipe is made using Boneless Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt) Roast, Italian Seasoning, Fennel Seed, Salt, Celery Seed, Ground Black Pepper, Potatoes, Garlic Cloves, and Beef Broth. 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/

Iron Range Pot Roast (Porketta)

Iron Range Pot Roast”Porketta” is a seasoned pork roast that was popular with the Italian immigrants who came to mid-Minnesota to work in the iron mines. This hearty dinner needs just a green salad tossed with vinaigrette.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (3-pound) boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt) roast
2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch slices
4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup beef broth (or water)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Mix together seasonings and rub over all surfaces of pork roast.
2 – Brown roast in a little oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, turning often to brown evenly.
3 – Place potatoes and garlic in 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker, pour broth over and top with browned pork roast. Cover and cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours, until pork is very tender.
4 – Slice pork to serve with vegetables and juices.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 380 calories Protein 34 grams Fat 17 grams Sodium 520 milligrams Cholesterol 115 milligrams Saturated Fat 6 grams Carbohydrates 20 grams Fiber 2 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/iron_range_pot_roast_recipe.html

 

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Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Honey Sesame Tenderloin

February 23, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | 1 Comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Honey Sesame Tenderloin. Made using Whole Pork Tenderloin, Soy Sauce, Garlic Cloves, Ginger Root, Sesame Oil, Honey, Brown Sugar, and Sesame Seed. 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 recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Honey Sesame Tenderloin
Roasting this marinated tenderloin whole in a hot oven only takes 15 minutes or so, enough time to cook a pot of rice and steam a green vegetable.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons sesame seed

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place tenderloin in self-sealing bag; add soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sesame oil; seal bag and toss to mix thoroughly. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
2 – Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
3 – Remove tenderloin from marinade, discarding marinade.
4 – On shallow plate mix together honey and brown sugar; place sesame seed on another plate.
5 – Roll tenderloin in honey mixture to coat evenly, then roll in sesame seed. Place in shallow pan and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until internal temperature reads 155°F (approximately 65°C).
6 – Remove to serving platter and slice to serve.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 330 calories Protein 28 grams Fat 9 grams Sodium 830 milligrams Cholesterol 65 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 32 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/honey_sesame_tenderloin_recipe.html

Turkey Quinoa Alfredo

February 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe is a Turkey Quinoa Alfredo. This one is made using a package of JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets, Quiona, Reduced Fat Alfredo Sauce, Water, Frozen Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Garlic Cloves, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Quinoa Alfredo
Quinoa? Quin-why not! By using these magic seeds, this simple weeknight dinner recipe is savory, creamy, packed with veggies, super filling and STILL under 500 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup dry uncooked quinoa
2 cups reduced-fat Alfredo sauce, divided
1 cup water
½ (12-ounce) bag frozen broccoli, thawed
2 tablespoons minced sweet onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (17.6-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 375°F. Prepare a 2½-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
2) In large bowl, stir together quinoa, 1 cup Alfredo sauce, water, broccoli, onion and garlic. Pour half of mixture into prepared dish and spread evenly. Place turkey breast cutlets evenly on top and pour remaining quinoa mixture over turkey. Spread remaining 1 cup Alfredo sauce over turkey and sprinkle with cheese and pepper.
3) Cover with foil. Bake 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Garnish with parsley.
*Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 410
Protein 36g
Carbohydrates 31g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Fat 15g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 790mg
Saturated Fat 8g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/801-turkey-quinoa-alfredo

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS

January 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS. I’ve got a Vegetarian Side Dish to pass along this week – SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS. Made using Garlic Cloves, Dried Hot Pepper Flakes, Red Bell Pepper, Baby Spinach, Raisins, Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts, and Black Pepper. Perfect Side Dish for Vegetarian Dinner. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020!  https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS
Ingredients

1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
A pinch dried hot red pepper flakes
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 pounds fresh baby spinach*, rinsed and spun
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1 – In large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, shaking pan here and there, just until edges of garlic are brown.
2 – Add red bell pepper and cook, tossing or stirring, another minute. Add spinach, raisins and peanuts; using tongs, flip spinach from underneath to over on top to distribute mixture and evenly cook.
3 – Saute just until wilted and released water has mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 143
Fat: 9 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/spinach-with-garlic-raisins-and-peanuts

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL

August 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL. Some of the the ingredients you’ll be using are; Chickpeas, Onion, Garlic Cloves, Herbs, Spices, Pita Bread, more! This recipe can be found at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

OVEN-ROASTED FALAFEL

Ingredients

1 (19-oz/540 mL) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 small onion, chopped
2-4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (30 mL)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (30 mL)
1 tsp ground cumin (5 mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
pinch dried chili flakes
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (plus extra, if needed) (60 mL)
1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
canola oil for cooking
fresh pitas, tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion accompaniments

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 425F (220C).
2 – Place chickpeas, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, cumin, salt, and chili flakes in bowl of food processor and pulse until combined but still chunky.
3 – Add flour and baking powder and pulse until it turns into soft mixture that you can roll into balls without sticking to your hands. (Add another spoonful of flour if it seems too sticky.)
4 – Roll dough into meatball-sized balls and gently flatten each into little patty.
5 – Place patties on heavy-rimmed baking sheet, preferably one that’s dark in color. Brush each patty with canola oil, flip them over and brush other side.
6 – Roast for 15 minutes, then flip them over and roast for another 10 minutes, until crisp and golden on both sides.
7 – Serve warm, wrapped in pitas, with tzatziki, chopped cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.
NOTES:
Falafel, crispy vegetarian patties made of chickpeas, garlic, onion and spices make an easy, inexpensive dinner or unique party food – serve small falafel balls with tzatziki for dipping.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 20 falafel patties.Serving size: 3 falafels.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 180
Fat: 6 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Sodium: 150 milligrams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/oven-roasted-falafel

The Cincinnati Garlic Festival 2019 Friday, May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2019

May 29, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Get Stinky: Arnold’s Bar & Grill to Host the Cincinnati Garlic Festival
The festival will take place over two days and will feature local garlic-themed foods

Arnold’s Bar & Grill isn’t afraid to get smelly with their food: Introducing the Cincinnati Garlic Festival 2019.

On Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, Cincinnatians can consume all the garlic they want via an assortment of specially prepared local food and beer at the downtown bar:

Listermann, Fifty West and Rhinegeist will bring their very own garlic beers
Madisono’s Gelato & Sorbetto will have garlic gelato
Wunderbar! will have garlic pretzels
La Soupe will be providing garlic soup
Sixteen Bricks will have garlic breads
Avril-Bleh butchers will provide assorted garlic sausages and meats
and Arnold’s will have a slew of garlic cocktails, appetizers, entrées and desserts from chef Kayla Robison
In 1998, Jim Tarbell hosted the original Cincinnati Garlic Festival in the Grammer’s parking lot in Over-the-Rhine, with restaurants, printed T-shirts and a garlic bulb mascot.

Arnold’s got Tarbell’s blessing and reinvented the Queen City tradition, and design firm We Have Become Vikings created the logo and modernized the mascot. Limited edition Cincinnati Garlic Fest T-shirts and hand-numbered screen prints will be available to purchase at the event.

In addition to food, there will be live music from Root Cellar Xtract 8-11:30 p.m. Friday and The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs 8-11:30 p.m. Saturday,

5-11 p.m. May 31; all day June 1. Free admission. Arnold’s Bar & Grill, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown. More info: https://www.facebook.com/arnoldsbar/

https://www.citybeat.com/food-drink/the-dish/blog/21068625/get-stinky-arnolds-bar-grill-to-host-the-cincinnati-garlic-festival

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 6, 2017 at 5:20 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Smashing Garlic for a recipe……

 
Smash garlic cloves inside a resealable plastic bag with the back of a knife. That way, your cutting board and knife won’t smell.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 25, 2016 at 4:49 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and the skins slip right off.

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