Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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I love rice…….

To make whiter rice, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water before you cook the rice. The grains won’t stick together either.

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 6, 2018 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cutting back on salt…….

Add a splash of olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice close to the end of cooking time or to cooked vegetables – it can enhance flavors in the same way as salt.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 25, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 3 Comments
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Sliced Apples……..

To prevent sliced apples from browning, lightly squeeze lemon or lime juice on the pieces.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings

August 28, 2018 at 5:02 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 – Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings. Another way to prepare one of my favorite foods, the Chicken Wing. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website. They have a great selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes like this week’s Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings so be sure to check out the site soon! Also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. You’ll love all the delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes in each issue. So enjoy and Eat healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Ingredients
Large baking sheet, lined with foil, with a wire rack set on top
2 pounds free-range chicken wings
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

2 – Pat chicken dry with paper towels, removing as much moisture as you can. Arrange on the wire rack over the prepared baking sheet, leaving space in between, if possible.

3 – Roast in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, flipping them over halfway through, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced.

4 – Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper, and salt.

5 – Add wings to the lemon sauce and toss until evenly coated. Serve hot.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 291 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 20 g, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snacks-appetizers/lemon-pepper-chicken-wings/

Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes

August 8, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes. Healthy and Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes like; Citrus Cider, Sangria-Style Cooler, and Mock Margarita. Find these thirst quenching recipes and much more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes
Festive drinks are a necessity when hosting a party, and now you can quench your thirst without relying on high-calorie cocktails. Whether you’re looking for alcoholic mixed drinks or nonalcoholic mocktails, our collection of favorite healthy party drink recipes serve at least six people.

Citrus Cider
Break out the slow cooker to make this easy nonalcoholic party drink. Tart orange juice and lemon juice give the cider zest, while warm spices sweeten it without adding calories and carbs…………

Sangria-Style Cooler
This nonalcoholic sangria recipe features grape juice, ginger ale, and fresh fruit for a refreshing and low-calorie party drink that serves 10…………

Mock Margarita
In our nonalcoholic variation of the traditional Mexican party drink, we replaced tequila with unsweetened grapefruit juice and triple sec with orange juice. Enjoy this healthy mocktail for only 58 calories and 15 grams of carb……….

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Party Drink Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/drink/diabetes-friendly-party-drink-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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An Apple a day……….

To prevent sliced apples from browning, lightly squeeze lemon or lime juice on the pieces. I use this one all the time, it works great!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Mushrooms…………..

Mushrooms can be kept white and firm during sauteing if you add 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice for every 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 1, 2018 at 6:09 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Rice it up……..

To kick up the flavor your rice dish, heat one tablespoon of extra light olive oil in a pot and sauté one tablespoon of garlic for two minutes. Add the rice and sauté until lightly browned. Cook the rice according to package directions, adding vegetable broth instead of water for flavor. Another way is to add a little fresh lemon juice to the rice as it cooks, this also helps the rice not to clump.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – LEMON POUND CAKE

January 30, 2018 at 6:49 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week it’s Dessert – LEMON POUND CAKE. Equal Sweetner replaces the Sugar in the recipe. You’ll also be using Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix, Low Fat Yogurt, and 2% Milk. Sugar Free Pound Cake sure does sound good! You can fond this recipe along with all the other delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMON POUND CAKE
This sugar-free pound cake is easy to make because it uses a reduced-fat baking mix as the base. Lemon yogurt, juice and grated lemon peel provide rich flavor. This is sure to become a favorite with frequent requests. Just don’t let anyone know how easy it really is to make so you can bask in all the praise!

Recipe Yield: 16 servings.

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2-1/2 cups reduced-fat baking mix (Bisquick)
48 packets Equal sweetener*
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 cup lite lemon flavored nonfat yogurt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*Substitute 2 cups Equal Spoonful for the packets.

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350F.
2 – Spray a 9 cup Bundt cake pan OR a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.
3 – Combine baking mix, Equal, cornstarch and lemon peel.
4 – Mix in yogurt, melted butter, eggs, lemon juice, milk and flavorings until blended.
5 – Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
6 -Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.
7- Let cake cool in pan 5 minutes.
8- Remove and cool completely on wire rack.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 137
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 258 milligrams
Cholesterol: 35 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 18 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/lemon-pound-cake

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 18, 2018 at 6:37 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Sliced Apples………

I use this hint all the time; To prevent sliced apples from browning, lightly squeeze lemon or lime juice on the pieces.

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