Shrimp and Celery Salad

February 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for a Shrimp and Celery Salad. To make this delicious and health dish you’ll be needing Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, Lime Juice, Grated Lime Zest, Curry Powder, Salt, Deveined and Cooked Medium Shrimp, Celery Stalks and Cucumber. Enjoy! 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

Shrimp and Celery Salad
Fresh lime, curry powder, and creamy sour cream make a zesty dressing for this refreshing summer salad. Try spooning it onto toasted whole-grain bread for a delicious open-faced sandwich.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
11/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds peeled, deveined, and cooked medium fresh or frozen shrimp (thaw if frozen)
4 large celery stalks, thinly sliced
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced

Cooking Directions:
1 – Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, lime zest, curry powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add shrimp, celery, and cucumber; toss gently to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 4 (1 1/2 cups) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe; 1 1/2 cups): 330 calories, 17 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 670 mg sodium.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/shrimp_and_celery_salad_recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – BLT

January 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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BLT sandwich on toast

A BLT is a type of sandwich, named for the initials of its primary ingredients, bacon, lettuce and tomato. It can be made with varying recipes according to personal preference. Simple variants include using different types of lettuce, toasting or not, or adding mayonnaise. More pronounced variants can include using turkey bacon or tofu in place of bacon, or removing the lettuce entirely.

Variations on the BLT date to the early 1900s, but it did not achieve widespread popularity until after World War II, when the ingredients became more readily available year-round. Referencing the sandwich by its initials rather than naming the ingredients in full did not become common until the 1970s. Until 2019 the BLT has been ranked as the second most popular sandwich in the US and as the UK’s favourite sandwich, and is frequently referenced or depicted in media and culture. In 2019 the BLT dropped rank and was voted the sixth most popular sandwich in the US, with grilled cheese taking the lead as the most popular sandwich in the US.

 

Although the ingredients of the BLT have existed for many years, there is little evidence of BLT sandwich recipes prior to 1900. The 1903 Good Housekeeping Everyday Cook Book, a recipe by a Dr. Evan Mee for a club sandwich included bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and a slice of turkey sandwiched between two slices of bread. While the 1929 book Seven Hundred Sandwiches does include a section on bacon sandwiches, the recipes often include pickles and none contain tomato.

A BLT sandwich preparation

The BLT became popular after World War II because of the rapid expansion of supermarkets, which allowed ingredients to be available year-round. The initials, representing “bacon, lettuce, tomato”, likely began in the U.S. restaurant industry as shorthand for the sandwich, but it is unclear when this transferred to the public consciousness. For example, a 1951 edition of the Saturday Evening Post makes reference to the sandwich, although it does not use its initials, describing a scene in which: “On the tray, invariably, are a bowl of soup, a toasted sandwich of bacon, lettuce and tomato, and a chocolate milk shake.”

A 1954 issue of Modern Hospital contains a meal suggestion that includes: “Bean Soup, Toasted Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich, Pickles, Jellied Banana Salad, Cream Dressing, and Pound Cake.” By 1958, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise advertised their product as “traditional on bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches,” suggesting that the combination had been around for some time. However, there are several references to a “B.L.T” in the early 1970s, including in one review of Bruce Jay Friedman’s play entitled Steambath titled: “A B.L.T. for God – hold the mayo.”. The abbreviation used in title references a line of dialogue in the play in which God yells, “Send up a bacon and lettuce and tomato sandwich, hold the mayo. You burn the toast, I’ll smite you down with my terrible swift sword.” The coexistence of the shortened version and the full name suggests this was a period of transition as the abbreviation was popularized.

 

While there are variations on the BLT, the essential ingredients are bacon, tomatoes and lettuce between two slices of bread, often toasted. The quantity and quality of the ingredients are matters of personal preference. The bacon can be well cooked or tender, but as it “carries” the other flavors, chefs recommend using higher quality meat; in particular, chef Edward Lee states “Your general supermarket bacon is not going to cut the mustard.”

Iceberg lettuce is a common choice because it does not add too much flavor while adding crunch. Food writer Ed Levine has suggested that BLT does not require lettuce at all, as it is “superfluous”, a suggestion that Jon Bonné, lifestyle editor at MSNBC, described as “shocking”. Michele Anna Jordan, author of The BLT Cookbook, believes the tomato is the key ingredient and recommends the use of the beefsteak tomato as it has more flesh and fewer seeds. Similarly, chef and food writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt believes that a BLT is not a well-dressed bacon sandwich; it’s a tomato sandwich, seasoned with bacon. For that reason, he argues that the BLT is a seasonal sandwich since it best made with high-quality summer tomatoes.

The sandwich is sometimes served with dressings, like mayonnaise. The bread can be of any variety, white or wholemeal, toasted or not, depending on personal preference.

 

BLT with avocado

The sandwich has a high sodium and fat content, and has been specifically targeted by UK café chains in an effort to reduce salt and fat. Due to this, low-fat mayonnaise is a common substitute along with low salt bread and less fatty bacon. A more visible solution is to use turkey bacon in lieu of normal bacon. One of the variations on the BLT is the club sandwich, a two-layered sandwich in which one layer is a BLT. The other layer can be almost any sort of sliced meat, normally chicken or turkey.

The BLT has been deconstructed into a number of forms; for example, Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock created a BLT salad in The Gift of Southern Cooking by cutting the ingredients into 1 inch pieces and tossing in mayonnaise. This variation was described by The New York Times writer Julia Reed as “even more perfect than a BLT”.

Vegans and vegetarians may replace bacon with tempeh or tofu as meat analogue instead. Alternatively they can use mock bacon.

 

 

One of America’s Favorites – Pimento Cheese

November 16, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Pimento cheese on crackers

In the cuisine of the Southern United States, pimento cheese is a spread or relish made with cheese, mayonnaise and pimentos. Elsewhere, different ingredients may be used. It is served on bread, crackers and vegetables, or in sandwiches.

Pimento cheese has been referred to as the “pâté of the south”, “Carolina caviar” and “the caviar of the South.”

The basic recipe has few ingredients: sharp cheddar cheese or processed cheese (such as Velveeta or American cheese), mayonnaise or salad dressing, and pimentos, blended to either a smooth or chunky paste. Regional ingredients include horseradish, cream cheese, salt and pepper, Louisiana-style hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, paprika, jalapeños, onions, garlic, and dill pickles.

Close-up view of a commercial pimento cheese

Pimento cheese can be served as a spread on crackers or celery, scooped onto corn chips or tortilla chips, mixed in with mashed yolks for deviled eggs, added to grits, or slathered over hamburgers or hotdogs.

A pimento cheese sandwich can be a quick and inexpensive lunch, or it can be served as a cocktail finger food (with crusts trimmed, garnished with watercress, and cut into triangles) or rolled up and cut into pinwheels. It is also a common snack in the Philippines, where it is referred to as cheese pimiento.

Pimento cheese sandwiches are a popular item at the Masters Tournament. Minor controversy ensued in 2013 when the Augusta National Golf Club switched food suppliers for the Masters and the new supplier was unable to duplicate the recipe used by the previous supplier, resulting in a sandwich with a markedly different taste.

 

 

One of America’s Favorites – Waldorf Salad

August 17, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A modern Waldorf salad with green grapes and whole walnuts, served in a glass bowl

A Waldorf salad is a fruit and nut salad generally made of fresh celery, apples, walnuts, and grapes, dressed in mayonnaise, and traditionally served on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer or a light meal. The apples, celery, and grapes can all be green, which harmonizes the color palette of the dish.

 

Waldorf salad is named for the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, where it was first created for a charity ball given in honor of the St. Mary’s Hospital for Children on March 14, 1896. The Waldorf-Astoria’s maître d’hôtel, Oscar Tschirky, developed or inspired many of the hotel’s signature dishes and is widely credited with creating the salad recipe. In 1896, the salad appeared in The Cook Book by “Oscar of the Waldorf”.

The original recipe was just apples, celery, and mayonnaise. It did not contain nuts, but they had been added by the time the recipe appeared in The Rector Cook Book in 1928.

 

Other ingredients such as chicken, turkey, and dried fruit (e.g. dates or raisins) are sometimes added. Updated versions of the salad sometimes change the dressing to a seasoned mayonnaise (see also: dressings based on mayonnaise) or a yogurt dressing. Modern Waldorf salad may also include the zest of oranges and/or lemons.

A variation known as an “emerald salad” replaces the celery with cauliflower.

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – FAVORITE SUMMERTIME RECIPES

July 8, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a couple of recipes for this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week, Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers and Jill’s Potato Salad. Perfect family gathering recipes! The Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers are made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Thyme, Chokecherry or Plum Preserves, and Blue Cheese. Also included is a recipe for Jill’s Potato Salad! A 2 for 1 Special today! You can find these recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

FAVORITE SUMMERTIME RECIPES
Here are a couple of our favorite “Jill” recipes to help make your summer or next celebration a little more delicious!

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 lb. Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 oz. package Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparation:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into 6 portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Insure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Jill’s Potato Salad
Everyone has a recipe for potato salad, but I have to tell you this one often gets, “the best potato salad I’ve ever had” comments. Hope you like it too! Best if made a few hours or day before serving, to allow flavors to emulsify.
Ingredients:

3 – lbs. organic potatoes, skins left on and washed
1 – dozen farm fresh eggs (or the best you can find), hard-boiled
½ – cup onion, minced
1 – cup celery, sliced
1 – teaspoon dill
2 – teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ tablespoon salt
½ – tablespoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 – teaspoon chili flake
¼ – cup dill pickle juice
1 – cup mayonnaise

Preparation:

1) Boil potatoes in slated water until tender. Drain and allow too cool.

2) Hard boil eggs, peel and slice with egg slicer and place in large bowl.

3) In separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together, stirring to incorporate.

4) Add mayonnaise mixture to eggs and mix together.

5) Cut potatoes in bite size pieces and add to egg mixture. Fold to incorporate. Season to taste.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Southwest Turkey Salad

June 26, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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I have another Jennie – O Turkey recipe to pass along, Southwest Turkey Salad. To make this one you’ll be needing Mayonnaise, Lite Sour Cream, Lime Juice, Salt, Ground Pepper, JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast, Poblano Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Cilantro, and Jalapeno. One Delicious Salad coming! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Southwest Turkey Salad
There’s no lettuce in this tasty turkey salad. Instead, creamy dressing, fresh vegetables and oven roasted turkey are mixed together for a delicious appetizer.

INGREDIENTS
¼ cup lite mayonnaise
¼ cup lite sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 cups finely chopped cooked JENNIE-O® OVEN READY™ Boneless Turkey Breast
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
½ red bell pepper, chopped
¼ cup chopped red onion
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook turkey breast as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Chop; Set aside.
2) In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.
3) In large bowl, mix turkey, peppers, onion, cilantro and jalapeno until combined. Stir in mayonnaise mixture.
40 Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 140
Protein 20g
Carbohydrates 5g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 620mg
Saturated Fat 1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1115-southwest-turkey-salad

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 24, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Add Mayonnaise to Your Scrambled Eggs……………………..

Instead of adding milk to your next scramble, add a spoonful of mayo. The mayo adds enough fat to give your eggs that fluffy texture you’re craving, but the small amount won’t change the flavor.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tempeh Dagwood Sandwich

March 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | 1 Comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tempeh Dagwood Sandwich. This bad boy is loaded with nothing but good things. You’ll be needing Low-Sodium Soy Sauce, Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Soy Tempeh, Mayonnaise, Multigrain Bread, Shredded Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese, and Tomato. Forget about the Meat with this one! 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

Tempeh Dagwood Sandwich
Stacked up high and filled with smooth avocado, juicy tomato, and creamy cheese, this power-protein sandwich is a South Beach vegetarian favorite. Vegans can use nondairy mayo and soy cheese. If you have extra time, marinate the tempeh for up to an hour.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon plus 11/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 (8-ounce) package soy tempeh
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
2 slices multigrain bread, lightly toasted
1 ounce shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (3 tablespoons)
1/4 avocado, peeled and sliced
2 slices tomato

Cooking Directions:
Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, and garlic in a shallow bowl. Add tempeh and marinate for 10 minutes, turning once halfway through.
Spray a medium nonstick skillet with fat-free cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add tempeh, reserving marinade, and cook until well browned, 4 minutes per side. Remove from heat, add 2 tablespoons of the marinade to the pan, and flip tempeh once or twice until marinade is absorbed.
Spread mayonnaise on 1 bread slice. Place tempeh on top and cover with cheese, avocado, and tomato. Top with remaining bread, gently press down, slice in half, and serve.
Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): 450 calories, 19 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 16 g dietary fiber, 860 mg sodium.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/tempeh_dagwood_sandwich_recipe.html

Caribbean Jerk Turkey Tacos

March 20, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’ve got another Jennie – O Turkey Taco Recipe to pass along, Caribbean Jerk Turkey Tacos. Bring a little taste of the Islands with this week’s recipe of Caribbean Jerk Turkey Tacos. These are made using JENNIE-O® Slow Roasted Dark Turkey, Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, Mayonnaise, Celery, Pineapple, Light Brown Sugar, Lime Juice, Ground Ginger, Thyme, and Flour Tortillas. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020!  https://www.jennieo.com/

Caribbean Jerk Turkey Tacos
By combining amazing Caribbean Jerk spices with the convenience of tortilla shells, this simple Mediterranean dinner recipe is a delicious mashup of favorites. Ready in under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
⅓ cup fat-free mayonnaise
1½ cups shredded JENNIE-O® Slow Roasted Dark Turkey
½ cup celery, thinly sliced
1 cup pineapple, chopped
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
8 soft taco-size (6-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
lime wedges, if desired
thyme sprigs, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) In medium bowl, combine jerk seasoning, mayonnaise, turkey and celery.
2) In medium bowl, combine pineapple, sugar, lime juice, ginger and thyme.
3) Spoon turkey mixture onto each tortilla. Top with pineapple salsa. Fold in half to serve. Serve with lime wedges and thyme, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 170
Protein 9g
Carbohydrates 22g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 640mg
Saturated Fat 1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/784-caribbean-jerk-turkey-tacos

Andouille Turkey Hoagies

November 15, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For today’s 2nd Jennie – O recipe its Andouille Turkey Hoagies. This one is made using JENNIE-O® Andouille Turkey Sausage, a package of shredded Coleslaw Mix, Mayonnaise, Light Sour Cream, Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Hoagie Rolls, and French Fried Onions. Get that grill fired up and enjoy this recipe! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Andouille Turkey Hoagies
Satisfy major cravings with this seriously easy, seriously flavorful hoagie. It starts with turkey sausage loaded with pepper, paprika and garlic, and layers on fresh coleslaw and crispy fried onions.

INGREDIENTS
1 (13-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Andouille Turkey Sausage, cut into 4 pieces
1 (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons light sour cream
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
4 hoagie rolls, toasted
1 cup French fried onions

DIRECTIONS
1) Prepare grill for medium heat. Pierce sausage with a fork and grill 15 minutes, turning occasionally until slightly charred and heated through.
2) In large bowl, combine coleslaw, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, sugar and salt, if desired until well blended.
3) Place sausage in hoagie rolls. Top with coleslaw mixture, and fried onions.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 380
Protein 18g
Carbohydrates 44g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 8g
Fat 15g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 970mg
Saturated Fat 4g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1269-andouille-turkey-hoagies

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