Diabetic Dish of the week – Shrimp and Caper Vermicelli

March 10, 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 Shrimp and Caper Vermicelli. Tomatoes, Spices, Vermicelli, Shrimp, and Feta are just some of the ingredients that you will be using to make this week’s dish. 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/

Shrimp and Caper Vermicelli

Ingredients
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons dry white wine or low-sodium broth
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
6 ounces uncooked dry vermicelli, broken in thirds
10 ounces peeled fresh or frozen and thawed raw medium shrimp
2 ounces reduced-fat feta, crumbled (plain or basil and sun-dried tomato variety)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Combine tomato, parsley, capers, wine, lemon juice, oil, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and red pepper flakes in large bowl; set aside.

2 – Cook pasta according to directions on package, omitting any salt or fat. After 6 minutes of cooking, add shrimp to pasta. Return to a boil and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp is pink and opaque. Drain well. Add to tomato mixture, and toss well.

3 – Place shrimp mixture in pasta bowl or place equal amounts on each of four dinner plates. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a quick sauté of fresh spinach and mixed greens with a light, creamy dressing.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 323 calories, Carbohydrates: 35 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 113 mg, Sodium: 646 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/shrimp-caper-vermicelli/

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 14, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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No Brown Butter………………………….

To prevent butter from over-browning in your pan, add a little bit of lemon juice.

* Thank you to Nora G. for passing this hint along.

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Fresno Pork Roast

February 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | 3 Comments
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Fresno Pork Roast. For this week’s dish you’ll be needing; a Pork Boneless Loin Roast, Sugar, Cornstarch, Canned Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, Salt, Cloves, Lemon Juice, and Fresh Strawberries. Served with Asparagus and New Potatoes. 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

Fresno Pork Roast
This roast is a perfect foil for springtime flavors. Serve with steamed fresh asparagus and roasted new potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:
3 pound boneless loin roast
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
6 ounces canned pineapple juice
6 ounces orange juice
Dash of salt
Dash of ground cloves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place roast in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 60 to 90 minutes, until meat thermometer inserted registers 155°F to 160°F (approximately 65°C to 70°C). Remove roast from oven, let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
2 – Meanwhile, combine sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Stir in pineapple and orange juices and cook, stirring, over medium heat, until mixture bubbles and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in salt, cloves and lemon juice.
3 – Serve roast with sauce, and garnish with strawberries.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 190 calories Protein 26 grams Fat 6 grams Sodium 70 milligrams Cholesterol 66 milligrams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/fresno_pork_roast_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – SPAGHETTI WITH WILD MUSHROOM SAUCE

January 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a SPAGHETTI WITH WILD MUSHROOM SAUCE. You’ll be using Dreamfields Spaghetti, Olive Oil, Fresh Parsley, Red Onion, Garlic, Cherry Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Lemon Juice, Dry White Wine, Salt and Pepper, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. A Salad and some Garlic Bread Sticks would go great with this! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPAGHETTI WITH WILD MUSHROOM SAUCE
Spaghetti with Wild Mushroom Sauce Recipe Photo – Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Recipes
Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 cup halved red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes
3 cups sliced porcini (dry), shiitake (fresh), portabella (fresh) or white (fresh) mushrooms, in any combination, stems removed (see note below)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

1 – Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add parsley, onion and garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sizzling. Add tomatoes; cook 2 to 3 minutes until tomatoes start to soften. Stir in mushrooms; cook until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring often.
2 – Stir in lemon juice and wine. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pepper and salt. Remove from heat.
3 – Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; add to skillet and toss with tomato mixture and Parmesan cheese.
4 – To hydrate porcini mushrooms, cover mushrooms with hot water. Allow to stand about 20 minutes to soften; drain. Or use room temperature water and allow to stand 45 minutes to an hour. Drain; gently rinse under cold water and pat dry.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 319
Calories from fat: 52
Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Sodium: 330 milligrams
Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Protein: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/spaghetti-with-wild-mushroom-sauce

Diabetic Dish of the Week – QUICK ITALIAN BEEF ROAST WITH ZUCCHINI AND TOMATOES

January 7, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a QUICK ITALIAN BEEF ROAST WITH ZUCCHINI AND TOMATOES. Eye of Round Beef Roast along with Zucchini, and Tomatoes, and Dinner is served! The dish is only 244 calories and 4 carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

QUICK ITALIAN BEEF ROAST WITH ZUCCHINI AND TOMATOES
Ingredients

1 beef Eye of Round Roast (2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 medium zucchini, sliced (1/2-inch)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halves

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 325F.
2 – Combine salt, 1/2 teaspoon basil, oregano and pepper; press onto beef roast.
3 – Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef. Do not add water or cover.
4 – Roast in 325F oven 1-1/4 hours for medium rare doneness.
5 – Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135F.
6 – Transfer to board; tent with foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10F to reach 145F for medium rare.)
7 – Increase oven temperature to 425F.
8 – Combine remaining ingredients, except tomatoes, in large bowl; toss. Place on rack in pan.
9 – Roast in 425F oven 15 minutes or until tender. Add tomatoes; toss. Carve roast. Serve with vegetables.
NOTES:
Rubs are an popular way to season a roast. Not only does it add flavor, but it creates a coat that helps seal in moisture and adds texture.
Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 244
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 278 milligrams
Cholesterol: 86 milligrams
Protein: 35 grams
Carbohydrates: 4 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/quick-italian-beef-roast-with-zucchini-and-tomatoes

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asiago Vegetable Risotto

January 6, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Asiago Vegetable Risotto. To make this dish some of the items you’ll need are Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, Asparagus, Saffron, Asiago Cheese, Lemon Juice, Fresh Basil and Toasted Pine Nuts. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asiago Vegetable Risotto
Comforting, creamy risotto loaded with vegetables like zucchini, red bell pepper and asparagus, and seasoned with saffron, Asiago cheese, lemon juice, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts.

Recipe Ingredients:
2/3 cup (6 ounces) butter – divided use
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth – divided use
Pinch of saffron threads
1 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch half-rounds
1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Asiago* Cheese, shredded
2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Cooking Directions:
1 – In 3-quart pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add rice and stir continuously until edges of kernels are translucent; about 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth and stir until it is absorbed; about 3 minutes.
2 – Reduce heat to medium and add another 1/2 cup broth, saffron, zucchini, asparagus, red pepper, onions and pepper. Cook until all liquid is absorbed; stirring frequently. Continue to add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking until liquid is absorbed each time.
3 – When all liquid has been added and absorbed, stir in lemon juice, Asiago and remaining butter. Mixture should be creamy and rice should be al dente.
4 – Before serving, stir in basil and pine nuts.
Makes 8 servings.

*Tip: Parmesan cheese can be substituted for the Asiago.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/asiago_vegetable_risotto_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Microwave your Lemons………

Get more juice out of your Lemons by microwaving it whole for around 20-30 seconds on high. It’s just enough time to release the juices, but be careful not to go overboard and dry the flesh out.

Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Apple-Cranberry Crêpes

November 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is -Apple-Cranberry Crêpes. Another Fall Dessert with this week’s recipe of Apple-Cranberry Crêpes. Made using Baking Apples (Gala or Jonathan apples), Tart Apple (Granny Smith apple), Dried Cranberries, Lemon Juice, Spices, Orange Juice, Sugar Substitute, Prepared Crêpes, and No-Sugar-Added Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge assortment of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! Plus you can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Apple-Cranberry Crêpes
These fantastic crêpes — complete with no-sugar-added low-fat vanilla ice cream — can serve as a delicious dessert to top off your meal or a sweet seasonal snack to break up a dreary afternoon.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 large baking apple, such as Gala or Jonathan, peeled, cored, and cut into 6 wedges
1 large tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and cut into 6 wedges
1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries or cherries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves or allspice
1 tablespoon diet margarine
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon sugar substitute
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 prepared crêpes
1 cup no-sugar-added low-fat vanilla ice cream

Directions
1 – Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.

2 – Place apple wedges, cranberries, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in slow cooker; toss to coat. Cover; cook on LOW 2 hours. Stir margarine into apple mixture just until melted.

3 – Combine orange juice, sugar substitute, cornstarch, and almond extract in small bowl; stir until cornstarch dissolves. Stir into apples; mix well. Cover; cook on HIGH 15 minutes to thicken sauce slightly.

4 – Place 1 crepe on each of 4 dessert plates. Spoon apple mixture evenly down center of each crêpe. Fold edges over; turn crêpes with seam side down on plates. Sprinkle with remaining 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon.

5 – Heat filled crêpes in microwave, if desired, according to directions on package. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Tip: Prepared crêpes can be found in the produce section.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 3 apple wedges with about 1 tablespoon sauce, 1 crêpe, and 1/4 cup ice cream.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 235 calories, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 101 mg, Sodium: 221 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/apple-cranberry-crepes/

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 6, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Just a pat of butter………….

To prevent butter from over-browning in your pan, add a little bit of lemon juice.

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics

September 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics. An easy prepared and delicious recipe for Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics. You’ll need; 4 Small Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts,Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Lemon Juice, and 1 Packet of Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning. So fire that grill up and Enjoy a great Chicken Dinner! Its only 201 calories and 5 carbs per serving (1 Chicken Breast). You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetes Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine at the site, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy South-of-the-Border Grilled Chicken for Diabetics
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Ingredients
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 packet taco seasoning (If watching sodium, look for reduced-sodium taco seasoning.)
4 small skinless, boneless, chicken breasts

Directions
In a medium bowl, mix together sour cream, lemon juice, and taco seasoning with a wire whisk. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry. Dip chicken breasts in sour cream mixture and coat evenly. Grill breasts for about 10 minutes on each side or until done. Serve. If a grill is not available, you can also sauté the chicken breasts on the stovetop in a skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray over medium to medium-low heat.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 breast.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 201 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 26 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3.5 g, Cholesterol: 74 mg, Sodium: 639 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/easy-south-of-the-border-grilled-chicken/


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