Appetizer of the Week – Chile and Cheese Spread

May 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, CooksRecipes | 1 Comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Chile and Cheese Spread. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles, Green Onions, Hot Pepper Sauce, Chili Powder, and Ground Cumin. Enjoy the Spread! 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

Chile and Cheese Spread
Here’s a make-ahead cheese spread that is sure to be a hit at your next party. Serve with corn chips, tortillas, or your favorite assortment of crackers.

Recipe Ingredients:
4-ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
3 tablespoons sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine cream cheese and sour cream in medium bowl. Stir in cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, chiles, green onion, hot pepper sauce, chili powder and cumin. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 2 cups.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/chile_and_cheese_spread_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Lentil Burgers

February 22, 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 Lentil Burgers. To make these “Meatless” Burgers some of the ingredients that you’ll be needing are Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, Dried Lentils, Carrot, Mushrooms, Egg, Spices, Hot Pepper Sauce, Kaiser Rolls and more! The Burger is 124 calories and 20 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/

Lentil Burgers
This vegetarian burger is low in calories but high in flavor! A dill and cucumber sauce tops a hearty lentil- and mushroom-based patty.

Ingredients
1 can (about 14 ounces) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup dried lentils, sorted and rinsed
1 small carrot, grated
1/4 cup coarsely chopped mushrooms
1 egg
1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash hot pepper sauce (optional)
Kaiser rolls

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 Lentil Burger with about 1 tablespoon sauce (without roll)

1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in lentils; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes or until lentils are tender and liquid is absorbed. Cool to room temperature.

2. Place lentils, carrot and mushrooms in food processor or blender; process until finely chopped but not smooth. (Some whole lentils should still be visible.) Stir in egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic and thyme. Refrigerate, covered, 2 to 3 hours.

3. Shape lentil mixture into four (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook patties over medium-low heat about 10 minutes or until browned on both sides.

4. Meanwhile, for sauce, combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, dill, black pepper, salt and hot pepper sauce, if desired, in small bowl. Serve sauce over burgers.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 124 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 166 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Spicy Shrimp Appetizers

October 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Appetizer Recipe to pass along, Spicy Shrimp Appetizers. These are made using Water, Shelled Cooked Medium Shrimp, Tomato Paste, Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper, Olive Oil, Basil, Pepper, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Leaf Lettuce. This one has 87 calories and 2 carbs per serving. This recipe is also 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/

Spicy Shrimp Appetizers
Requiring just 12 minutes of preparation time, this tasty and elegant shrimp appetizers are perfect for your next garden party!
Ingredients
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

2 quarts water
1 pound shelled and cooked medium frozen shrimp (21–24 count)
1/4 cup no-added-salt tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2–3 drops hot pepper sauce
24 toothpicks
3 leaf lettuce leaves for presentation

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: about 3 shrimp

1 – Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add frozen shrimp and cook approximately 3 minutes until shrimp are heated through. Drain.

2 – In a small bowl, whisk together tomato paste, garlic, crushed red pepper, olive oil, basil, black pepper, and hot sauce. Pour mixture into a large skillet and heat at a low heat, stirring constantly. Add hot, cooked shrimp and stir to coat with sauce. Place 1 toothpick in each shrimp. Serve immediately on a large plate covered with 3 lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 87 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 112 mg, Sodium: 65 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/spicy-shrimp-appetizers/

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Appetizer of the Week – SPICY BUFFALO-STYLE MEATBALLS

July 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is SPICY BUFFALO-STYLE MEATBALLS. These delicious Meatballs are made using 95% Lean Ground Beef, Bread Crumbs, Egg, Onion, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Hot Pepper Sauce, Butter, Homey Blue Cheese Dressing, and Celery Sticks. Hmmm, Appetizer or a Meal? The Recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check them out. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPICY BUFFALO-STYLE MEATBALLS
Ingredients

1 pound 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon honey
Blue cheese dressing
Celery sticks

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
2 – Shape beef mixture into 32 1-inch meatballs; place on rack in broiler pan. Bake in 350F oven 18 to 20 minutes.
3 – Meanwhile, combine hot pepper sauce, butter and honey in large bowl; mix well. Add meatballs; stir to coat.
4 – Serve with dressing and celery sticks, as desired. Makes 32 appetizer servings.
* Cook’s Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef done-ness.

* Cook’s Tip: 1 package (about 18 ounces) frozen fully-cooked beef meatballs can be substituted for ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook meatballs according to package directions. Continue as directed in step 3.

Recipe Yield: Makes 32 appetizer servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 33
Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 78 milligrams
Cholesterol: 16 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/spicy-buffalo-style-meatballs

Appetizer of the Week – Black Bean Dip

July 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Changing it up for Saturday’s Feature Post to Appetizer of the Week. I’ll be featuring different Appetizers that I come across, Enjoy! This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Black Bean Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need Low Sodium Black Beans, Garlic, Green Onions, Parsley, Roasted Red Peppers, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Lime Juice, and Hot Pepper Sauce. This week’s 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/

Black Bean Dip
This dip is easy to pull off for a crowd because you can make a big batch of it. It’s relatively inexpensive to whip up and can be served on crusty bread, with chips or pretzels, fresh vegetables, or by itself.

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium black beans, undrained
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/4 cup roasted red pepper or pimientos
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) or olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

1 – Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender, process until smooth. Serve with vegetables, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 37 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 109 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/black-bean-dip/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Hot Shrimp with Cool Salsa

June 30, 2020 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 Hot Shrimp with Cool Salsa. It’s a Diabetic Friendly Marinated Shrimp with a Honeydew-Based Salsa, a true Summer Treat! This is made using Salsa, Lime Juice, Honey, Garlic, Hot Pepper Sauce, Large Shrimp, Honeydew Melon, Cucumber, Parsley, Green Onion, Sugar, Olive Oil, and Salt. 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/

Hot Shrimp with Cool Salsa
This deliciously spicy seafood dish is perfect for your Father’s Day cookout. Combining the surprisingly delightful flavors of marinated shrimp with honeydew-based salsa, this app is quick, easy and will have your guests clamoring for more!

Ingredients
1/4 cup salsa
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 teaspoon honey
1 clove garlic, minced
2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails intact
1 cup finely diced honeydew melon
1/2 cup finely diced unpeeled cucumber
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: about 3 to 4 large shrimp with about 1/4 cup salsa

1 – To make marinade, combine salsa, 2 tablespoons lime juice, honey, garlic, and hot pepper sauce in small bowl. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Brush shrimp with marinade; set aside.

2 – To make salsa, combine remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, melon, cucumber, parsley, onion, sugar, oil, and salt in medium bowl; mix well.

3 – Grill shrimp over medium coals 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once. Serve with salsa.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 132 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 19 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 175 mg, Sodium: 398 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/hot-shrimp-with-cool-salsa/

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Avocado Summer Soup

June 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Soups | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along another Diabetic Friendly Recipe, Avocado Summer Soup. Beat the heat with Chilled Soup! It’s made using Onion, Clove, Canola Oil, Haas Avocados, Lime Juice, Sherry, Low Sodium Chicken Stock, Hot Pepper Sauce, Cilantro, Low Fat Milk, and Kosher Salt. 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/

Avocado Summer Soup
Get a hearty dose of healthful monounsaturated fats in this fragrant and beautifully colored low-carb avocado soup. Chilled and refreshing, it’s perfect for eating al fresco on a hot summer night!

Ingredients
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 large ripe Haas avocados
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoon sherry
1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium chicken stock (or 1 1/2 cups homemade chicken broth)
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups low-fat milk
Dash kosher salt

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe

1 – Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until soft and fragrant. Set aside.

2 – Peel and chop the avocado. Purée in a blender or food processor with the onion and garlic mixture, the lime juice, and the sherry.

3 – Add chicken broth and hot sauce. Process until blended. Pour into a large serving bowl and add the chopped cilantro and milk. (Use more or less to achieve desired consistency.)

4 – Add salt to taste and chill for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

5 – Garnish with more chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 125 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 50 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/avocado-summer-soup/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous

June 15, 2020 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 Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous. This week’s recipe is made using Vegetable Broth, Ground Coriander, Ground Cardamom, Turmeric, Hot Pepper Sauce, Salt, Cinnamon, Carrots, Chickpeas, Green Peas, Quick-Cooking Couscous, and Fresh Mint. 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/

Spicy Chickpeas and Couscous
Ingredients
1 can (about 14 ounces) vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup matchstick-size carrots
1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup quick-cooking couscous
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or parsley

Directions
Yield: 6 servings

1 -Combine vegetable broth, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, pepper sauce, salt, and cinnamon in large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Add carrots; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

2 – Add chickpeas and green peas; return to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes.

3 – Stir in couscous. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with mint.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 226 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 431 mg, Fiber: 10 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spicy-chickpeas-couscous/

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Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Firecracker Barbecue Pork

June 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Firecracker Barbecue Pork. Let’s get Spicy with this week’s recipe of Firecracker Barbecue Pork. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing a Boneless Pork Roast, BBQ Sauce, Orange Marmalade, Hot Pepper Sauce, and Horseradish. Let the grilling and picnic begin! 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Firecracker Barbecue Pork
Spice up your favorite barbecue sauce with marmalade, hot pepper sauce and horseradish. Serve sliced with sandwich buns, grilled corn on the cob and potato salad.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 pound boneless pork loin roast
3/4 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
1/3 cup orange marmalade
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 -Season roast with salt and pepper; place over indirect heat on medium-hot grill.
2 – Stir together remaining ingredients and baste roast every 8 to 10 minutes with mixture, until roast is done (internal temperature measured with the meat thermometer is 155°-160°F), about 30 to 45 minutes.
3 – Let roast rest for 5 to 8 minutes before slicing to serve. Discard any leftover basting mixture.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/firecracker_barbecue_pork_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken Jambalaya

February 18, 2020 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 Chicken Jambalaya. I’ve got a Chicken Jambalaya for this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week. Made using Cubed and Cooked Chicken, Vegetable Oil, Onions, Green Pepper, Garlic, Rice, Seasoning, Hot Pepper Sauce, Tomatoes, and Unsalted Chicken Broth. Jambalaya, I love it! 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/

Chicken Jambalaya
Craving authentic Louisiana fare? You can’t go wrong with this one-pot Creole jambalaya!

Ingredients
Preparation time:
1 hour
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
1 cup uncooked rice
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt-free Creole seasoning
3–4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 can (16 ounces) tomatoes
1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth

Directions
Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 1/4 cups

1 – Heat vegetable oil in a large pot, then sauté onions, green pepper, and garlic until tender. Add chicken and rice, stirring until well coated with oil. Add bay leaf, thyme, Creole seasoning, hot pepper sauce, tomatoes, and broth. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 30–40 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 283 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 60 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/chicken-jambalaya/

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