Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BISON MINESTRONE SOUP

May 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a BISON MINESTRONE SOUP. Comfort Food here we come! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Onion, Carrots, Roasted Red Peppers, Kale, Lemon, Spices, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Penne Pasta. This will make enough so you can freeze some also! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Bison along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BISON MINESTRONE SOUP
You’re going to love, love, love this recipe! Seriously, you’ll make the recipe with the intention of freezing some for a quick and easy meal, but… you may find that it will disappear before you have the chance to freeze it. Approved by Dan & Gervase, men of discerning tastes!

Ingredients: (serves 8)

1 – pound Ground Buffalo Meat
1 – onion, chopped (about 3 cups)
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – tablespoon thyme
1 – tablespoon basil
1 – tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
1 – tablespoon oregano
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
3 – cups carrots, chopped
3 – cups celery chopped
3 – tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 – 32 oz. organic chicken stock
1 – 16oz. jar roasted red peppers, pureed
2 – tablespoons tomato paste
1 – 15oz. can of red kidney beans, or any beans
1 – head kale, chopped (about 3 handfuls)
Squeeze of half a lemon
Italian Parsley, chopped
Parmesan Cheese, grated
Penne pasta *optional

Preparation:

1 – In a large pot, over medium high heat add the olive oil and coarsely crumble in the ground buffalo and add the chopped onions and dry spices. Brown the meat and stir occasionally, for about 7 minutes.
2 – Add the carrots, celery and garlic and stir in to incorporate. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 – Add the stock, pureed peppers and tomato paste, stir to incorporate and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover the pot and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.
4 – Add the beans and the kale and stir to incorporate. Increase the heat and bring to a boil.
5 – Reduce heat to low and add the fresh lemon.
6 – To serve, place a half a cup of cooked pasta in individual bowls and ladle the soup over the pasta. Top with Italian Parsley and grated parmesan and accompany with crusty bread.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/bison-minestrone-soup

 

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One of America’s Favorites – Oysters Rockefeller

May 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Oysters Rockefeller consists of oysters on the half-shell that have been topped with a rich sauce of butter, parsley and other green herbs, and bread crumbs, then baked or broiled. Lemon wedges are the typical garnish.

Oysters Rockefeller topped with bacon

The original sauce may or may not include spinach, a popular shortcut for achieving the dish’s signature bright green color. Many contemporary adaptations use diced oysters instead of whole. Also, diced bacon often appears as a non-traditional topping in addition to or in place of the sauce.

The dish appears as a popular restaurant appetizer throughout the United States and is served as a brunch item in the South.

Oysters Rockefeller was created in 1889 at the New Orleans restaurant Antoine’s by Jules Alciatore, son of founder Antoine Alciatore. Jules developed the dish due to a shortage of escargot, substituting the locally available oysters. The recipe remains unchanged, with an estimated three and a half million orders having been served.

The dish was named Oysters Rockefeller after John D. Rockefeller, the then-wealthiest American, for its extreme richness. It consists of oysters on the half-shell topped with a green sauce and bread crumbs, then baked or broiled. Though the original sauce recipe is a secret, it includes a purée of a number of green vegetables that may include spinach. Similar versions of the dish have proliferated in New Orleans, with none noted as an accurate duplicate.

Chef Alton Brown states in the “Shell Game” episode of his Food Network series Good Eats that Alciatore took his recipe to the grave and any version since is merely an assumption. While many achieve the sauce’s trademark green color simply using spinach, Antoine’s chefs have repeatedly denied the dish contains it. A 1986 laboratory analysis by William Poundstone in Bigger Secrets indicated its primary ingredients were parsley, pureed and strained celery, scallions or chives (indistinguishable in a food lab), olive oil, and capers.

Pernod Fils absinthe liqueur, a popular Victorian-era inclusion that fell out of production in 1915, is a possible original ingredient. Malcolm Hébert, native Louisianan, cookbook author and wine and food editor, decries spinach, and adds the anise-flavored liqueur Herbsaint. It is not possible that Herbsaint was in the original recipe, as Herbsaint debuted in 1934, nor Pernod Fils, which did not appear until after the First World War.

 

Seafood Sunday – Crab and Portabella Mushroom Fettuccine

May 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Seafood Sunday | Leave a comment
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Well I’m moving on from Pork Roast Sunday Dinner to Seafood Sunday. Crab and Portabella Mushroom Fettuccine is this week’s recipe. Made using Fettuccine, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Cooked Crabmeat, Baby Portabella Mushrooms, Red Bell Pepper, Lemon, Basil Leaves, and Black Pepper. I love Seafood and Fish! 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/

Crab and Portabella Mushroom Fettuccine

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5–10 minutes
Cooking time: 10–12 minutes.

1/2 pound enriched, dry fettuccine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
3/4 pound cooked crabmeat (or cooked imitation crabmeat, which is much lower in cholesterol)
4 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, washed and stems trimmed
1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 lemon
2 teaspoons basil leaves
Black pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup crab mixture over 1/4 of pasta

* Boil fettuccine in a stockpot or large saucepan according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add crushed garlic and stir quickly a few times with a heat-resistant spatula or spoon. Add crabmeat, mushrooms, and peppers, and sauté until the mushrooms and peppers just start to deepen in color and soften slightly. Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze the juice of one half into the pan. Reserve the other half and cut into wedges to use as a garnish on the finished dish. Add basil leaves and black pepper, and sauté until combination is well mixed. Drain fettuccine when cooked through. Serve crab mixture over cooked fettuccine.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 321 calories, Carbohydrates: 45 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 85 g, Sodium: 515 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/crab-and-portabella-mushroom-fettuccine/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Basil Grilled Shrimp

April 28, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in 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 Basil Grilled Shrimp. Grilled, Shrimp, I’m sold! To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Reduced-Calorie Margarine, Lemon, Coarse-Grain Prepared Mustard, Basil, Garlic, Black Pepper, Medium Size Shrimp, and Cooking Spray. Like you need another reason to fire that grill up! 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/

Basil Grilled Shrimp
Ingredients
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Cooking time: about 4–6 minutes.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine, melted
Juice of 1/2 a large lemon
1 tablespoon coarse-grain prepared mustard
1 ounce (approximately 1 cup) fresh basil, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch of black pepper
1 pound medium fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
Cooking spray

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

1 – In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, margarine, lemon juice, mustard, basil, garlic, and pepper; pour into a large, zip-top bag. Add shrimp and toss gently to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove shrimp from the marinade and thread on skewers. Coat grill grate with cooking spray. Arrange skewers on grill over medium-high heat and drizzle with any remaining marinade. Cook for 2–3 minutes, turn over, and continue cooking for 2–3 more minutes or until shrimp are pink and opaque. Leftovers may be eaten chilled or reheated.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 180 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 280 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/basil-grilled-shrimp/

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Healthy Mousse Recipes

March 12, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Mousse Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Mousse Recipes. Find recipes like Lemon Mousse-Topped Gingersnaps, Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, and Chilled Key Lime Mousse. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Mousse Recipes
Find healthy, delicious mousse recipes including chocolate, lemon and raspberry mousse, including gluten-free mousse recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Lemon Mousse-Topped Gingersnaps
Store-bought gingersnap cookies serve as crusts for these scrumptious, low-calorie, lemon mousse bites………………………………..

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse
Chocolate mousse for 115 calories? Yes, please! This healthy dessert recipe is perfect for a special occasion or if you just need a sweet treat. For the fluffiest mousse, make as few gentle strokes with your spatula as possible to fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture…………………..

Chilled Key Lime Mousse
This refreshing chilled Key lime mousse is a perfect union of cream and foam, tangy lime and soft sweet custard. The method is simple but a little unusual–you make a custard with fresh Key lime juice rather than milk or cream. Key limes, which are about the size of a Ping-Pong ball, are wonderfully fragrant and more acidic than regular limes. They are available all year at well-stocked supermarkets. If you can’t find them, by all means use regular limes………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Mousse Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cleaning your Microwave………………………

Clean a microwave faster and easier by nuking 2 cups water in a microwave safe vessel for 2 minutes then wiping down the insides with a clean cloth. Add a wedge or two of lemon to the water for some real cleaning power!

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken

November 17, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | 2 Comments
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken. Here’s your Sunday Dinner, Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken! Made using Skinless Chicken Thighs, Onion, Lemon, Pitted Green Olives, White Vinegar, Herbes de Provence, Bay Leaf, Salt and Pepper, Fat-Free Reduced-Sodium Chicken Broth, and Fresh Parsley. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites. I’ve left a link to subscribe to it at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Provençal Lemon and Olive Chicken

Ingredients
2 cups chopped onion
2 pounds skinless chicken thighs
1 medium lemon, thinly sliced and seeded
1/2 cup pitted green olives
1 tablespoon white vinegar or olive brine
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions
1 – Place onions in slow cooker. Arrange chicken thighs and lemon slices over onion. Add olives, vinegar, herbes de Provence, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Pour in broth.

2 – Cover; cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or on HIGH 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in parsley before serving.

Yield: 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 75 mg, Sodium: 400 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/provencal-lemon-and-olive-chicken/

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 29, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Lemons…………..

Grilling fish can be frustrating at times because the skin inevitably gets stuck to the grate, particularly when grilling salmon. Avoid this by placing a few thin slices of lemon or lime on the grill, and the the fish top. Not only will your cleanup be easier, but the citrus flavor will also taste great with seafood. Now grill that fish!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 2, 2019 at 6:09 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Cutting back on salt in your cooking……….

Start by selecting reduced-sodium or no-salt-added canned soups and vegetables. Always check the Nutrition Facts Label for sodium and choose products with lower sodium content. Then season foods with herbs, spices, garlic, onions, peppers and lemon or lime juice to add flavor.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – HUMMUS

July 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – HUMMUS. Start the party, here’s the perfect “Meatless” appetizer, Hummus! Made using Chickpeas, Garlic, Sesame Tahini, Lemon, Olive Oil, and Cayenne Pepper. Only 49 calories and 5 net carbs per serving. The Recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Self Management website, also a fantastic Magazine that you can subscribe to. At the Diabetes site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management tips, Diabetes News, and more! So be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

HUMMUS

Ingredients

1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained, reserve 1 tablespoon liquid
3-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons olive oil
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions

* Combine all ingredients into a blender until smooth, using 1 tablespoon chickpea liquid if necessary to make a smooth spread.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 12 servings Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 49
Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 33 milligrams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 7 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/hummus

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