Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 31, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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A Lemon a day……………………

Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits. Lemons may aid weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer.

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.

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 1, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Zest me later………………..

Don’t discard the rinds of limes, lemons, oranges, or other citrus. Grate them, then store in tightly covered glass jars in the fridge. They make excellent flavorings for cakes, and can be sprinkled over chicken ans fish as well.

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 16, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Roll the Citrus………..

Lemon and Limes are a great way to add flavor to dishes. To get the most juice out of your citrus, roll it on a cutting board before slicing in.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Save the lemons………….

Lemons will stay fresh for up to three months if you store them in a bowl of water in the fridge. Just change the water every week.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Bring on on the Lemons and Limes………….

Citruses are a natural taste enhancer and a good way to add a zest of vitamin C in your diet. For example, you can garnish your veggie rices or quinoa pilaffs with a lemon slice; and your Thai or Vietnamese soups and chilli sin carne with lime.

Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Olives

June 23, 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 – Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Olives. Made using Boneless Chicken Breasts along with Onion, Garlic, Whole Cinnamon Sticks,Cumin, Turmeric, Ground Pepper, Lemons, Plum Tomatoes, and Green Olives. This looks and sounds like one delicious Chicken Dish! The recipe comes from one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, and Diabetic news so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Moroccan Lemon Chicken with Olives
Preparation time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 1 hour.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (approximately 4 ounces per breast)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sticks whole cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 lemons
2 small plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup water
18 large green olives

Directions
Heat olive oil in a large pan. Place chicken breasts in hot oil and cook on all sides until slightly browned on surface. Remove from pan and set aside. To pan add onion, garlic, cinnamon sticks, cumin, turmeric, and black pepper. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring, until onion is cooked. Return chicken to pan and cover. Squeeze the juice of two lemons, reserving lemon peels. Add lemon juice to pan. Slice lemon peels into strips and add to pan with chopped tomatoes, water, and olives. Cover the pan and bring contents to a boil, then reduce heat to low and allow the mixture to simmer for about 45 minutes, until chicken is tender, occasionally lifting the lid to stir mixture and check that liquid available in pot is adequate to avoid burning. When chicken is done, arrange contents on a platter, discarding cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately. (This dish is excellent served with couscous.)

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1 chicken breast with 3 green olives.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 181 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 194 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/moroccan-lemon-chicken-with-olives/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Wax on, wax off………….

Lemon are often waxed so scrub the peel thoroughly under hot water to remove wax before zesting/ grating.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 8, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Roll citrus to get more juice out…………

To get the most juice out of your citrus, roll it on a cutting board before slicing in.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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What’s missing…………

If a dish is lacking flavor and you can’t figure out what it is missing, a squeeze of lemon juice or lime juice works wonders. You can use them in everything from meats, vegetables, soup, and salsa.

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