“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

September 13, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie. Shepherd’s Pie gone Vegetarian! Made using Onion, Mushrooms, Carrots, Celery, Green Peas, Spices and more! No Meat Needed for this Pie! 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie
Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup sliced onion
1 package (16 ounces) mushrooms, quartered
1 1/4 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup frozen green peas
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1 tablespoon light margarine
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh rosemary (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until just begins to soften. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 1 teaspoon garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add carrots, celery, and peas; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

2 – Sprinkle flour over vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add broth, salt, and dried rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until thickened.

3 – Meanwhile, place potatoes in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain.

4 – Beat potatoes, milk, margarine, remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic, and pepper in medium bowl with electric mixer at low speed until smooth.

5 – Preheat broiler. Pour vegetable mixture into 2-quart casserole. Gently spread mashed potatoes over top. Broil 5 minutes or until light golden brown. Garnish with fresh rosemary.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 160 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/vegetarian-shepherds-pie/

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Kitchen Closed tonight, Domino Pizza!

September 11, 2021 at 7:05 PM | Posted in Domino, pizza | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Kitchen closed, Domino Pizza tonight

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 82 degrees, sunny and no humidity outside today. After Breakfast I went to Meijer for my neighbor. Back home I did some yard work. Laid back day. Too lazy to cook tonight so the Kitchen is Closed! It’s Domino’s Pizza tonight, at Mom’s request!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ordered Mom’s favorite, a Domino’s Hand Tossed Pizza Large with Cheese, Sauce, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Black Olives, Green Olives. As always the Pizza arrived on time, hot and delicious! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding. Take Care All!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domino’s Medium (12″) Hand Tossed Pizza
Whole: Cheese, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Olives, Black Olives, Mushrooms, Robust Inspired Tomato Sauce.
https://www.dominos.com/en/index.jsp

Healthy Fall Comfort Food Recipes

September 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Fall Comfort Food Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Fall Comfort Food Recipes with recipes including Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, Classic Lasagna, and New England Clam Chowder. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fall Comfort Food Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fall comfort food recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Make a double batch of this quick vegetarian chili, full of black beans and sweet potatoes, and eat it for lunch the next day or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the ground chipotle, but omit it if you prefer a mild chili. Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread and coleslaw………..

Classic Lasagna
Here’s an old-fashioned meat-and-cheese lasagna made lighter. Whole-wheat lasagna noodles taste great in this recipe, plus they help boost the fiber to 9 grams, which is more than a third of the recommended daily intake and especially good news for a healthy heart………..

New England Clam Chowder
Chopped clams, aromatic vegetables and creamy potatoes blended with low-fat milk and just a half cup of cream gives this chunky New England-style clam chowder plenty of rich body. Serve with oyster crackers and a tossed salad to make it a meal………..

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 6, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Vegetarian Protein Powerhouses…………

It’s important to make sure your family gets the appropriate amount of protein each day. However, the protein doesn’t need to come in complex forms like meat, fish and poultry, which are the biggest contributors to a costly grocery bill. Try substituting combinations of simple proteins like beans, tofu, mushrooms, and even nuts in your meals at least once a week to save money and boost nutrition. Now Chow Down!

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO WELLINGTON

September 1, 2021 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 BUFFALO WELLINGTON. To make this week’s recipe you can use either the Wild Idea Buffalo Tenderloin Steaks or Top Sirloin Steaks. Included are the recipes for a Pate and Marsala or Madiera Sauce. Better than Beef Wellington, it’s Buffalo Wellington! You can find this recipe and purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO WELLINGTON
(serves 6 to 8)

The traditional Wellington is typically made using the Tenderloin cut and Foie Grois Pate. I find this dish plenty rich without the Foie Gras and prepare a savory vegetable pate instead. You can prepare using whole Tenderloin, or my favorite is using individual pre-cut steaks (Tenderloin or Top Sirloin steaks work well), creating the perfect portion. Another option for hors d’oeuvres, is using our Tenderloin Tips, for a delicious pop in your mouth Petite Wellingtons.

Ingredients:

6 or 8 – 5oz. to 8oz. Tenderloin Steaks or Top Sirloin Steaks, rinsed and patted dry
1 Tb. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
2 to 4 sheets Puff Pastry, thawed (4 serving per sheet for 5oz steaks, 2 servings per sheet for 8oz. You may have some scraps left over.)

Ingredients for Pate: (Makes enough for 8 Steaks, or 1 whole Tenderloin. Left overs can be tossed with rice or used in a soup at a later time.)

4 Tb. butter
1 cup onion, diced
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
½ cup carrot, shopped and flash processed
½ cup celery, chopped and flash processed
2 cups mushrooms, diced
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced
2 tsp. dry thyme
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1½ cup’s dry sherry
½ cup red wine

Preparation:

1 – Rub individual steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
2 – Heat heavy sauté pan over medium high heat and place prepped steaks in hot pan.
3 – Brown for 1 minute each side for 5 oz. cut or 2 minutes each side for 8oz. cut.
4 – Remove from pan, and set aside, loosely covered with saran.
5 – Return pan to heat and add butter, onion, garlic, carrots, celery and seasonings. Sauté for 6 minutes.
6 – Add chopped mushrooms and continue to sauté for an additional 4 minutes.
7 – Fold in remaining sliced mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes.
8 – Deglaze pan with sherry and bring to full heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until liquids are almost gone, about 10 minutes.
9 – Add red wine and simmer until all liquids are gone, but pate is still moist.
10 – Remove pate from pan and allow it to come to room temperature. Reserve pan, do not wash.
11 – Cut puff pastry into squares, roll out lightly or stretch gently with hands.
12 – To assemble pat juices away with paper towel from the bottom of prepared steaks and place in the center of the pastry. Top steaks with desired amount of vegetable pate. Pull two opposite pastry corners up and over steak and pate, folding in sides. Pinch pastry together, right below pastry corner, leaving a leaf like tab. Repeat with the other two corners. Pinch all together at top, pulling on pastry corners to create a leaf like design. Place Wellingtons on lightly oiled baking sheet or non-stick baking sheet. Wellingtons can be loosely covered with saran wrap and placed in the refrigerator until ready to bake, for up to 2 hours.
13 – Pre-heat oven to 475*. Place Wellingtons in hot oven and bake until pastry is golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes.
Serve with wild rice and Wine Sauce.

Ingredients for Marsala or Madiera Sauce:

2 Tb. butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cups Dry Marsala, Dry Madeira or lighter bodied red wine
2 cups buffalo or organic beef stock
1 Tb. arrowroot

Preparation:

Return sauté pan to medium high heat and add the butter. While butter is melting, scrape up the brown bits from the bottom. Add mushrooms and sauté for a few minutes. Add wine and stock, and bring to full heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until liquids have reduced to half. Turn heat back to medium high. Mix arrowroot with ¼ cup cold water and whisk into hot sauce. Reduce heat to low. Season to taste. Serve immediately or remove from heat and reheat for later use.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93350785-buffalo-wellington

Healthy Ravioli Recipes

August 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Ravioli Recipes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Ravioli Recipes with recipes including Skillet Ravioli Lasagna, Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Kale, and Crispy Baked Ravioli with Red Pepper and Mushroom Bolognese. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Ravioli Recipes
Find healthy, delicious ravioli recipes including cheese and spinach ravioli, and ravioli soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Skillet Ravioli Lasagna
This easy inside-out ravioli lasagna is the ultimate weeknight comfort food–no layering or mixing bowls required. Feel free to swap in ground turkey for the beef. Look for fresh mozzarella balls (also called “pearls”) in the specialty cheese section of your grocery store……….

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken Sausage and Kale
What’s the secret to making store-bought butternut squash ravioli even more delicious? Add apple-chicken sausage, tender greens and lots of caramelized onions. We add a bit of sugar to help the onions caramelize faster, but feel free to omit it (just cook the onions a bit longer if you do). Buy prewashed chopped kale to cut down on prep time. It all adds up to an easy dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes…………..

Crispy Baked Ravioli with Red Pepper and Mushroom Bolognese
Legend has it that toasted ravioli originated with a St. Louis chef dropping the pasta in hot oil instead of water. Here, we lighten it up by baking instead of frying and adding a serving of vegetables in the form of a vegetarian Bolognese-style sauce. More good news: this easy vegetarian dinner takes just 35 minutes to make…………..

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Healthy Bison Recipes

August 18, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Bison Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Bison Recipes with recipes including Grilled Bison-Mushroom Burgers, Buffalo and Black Bean Chili, and Mexican Bison Stew. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Bison Recipes
Find healthy, delicious bison recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Grilled Bison-Mushroom Burgers
Adding smoky, umami-packed ground mushrooms to grilled burgers builds flavor and keeps things juicy while bumping up the patty size. This burger is super-tasty made with ground beef too, but we love bison as a sustainable alternative packed with rich flavor. Look for it in the meat section of well-stocked supermarkets……….

Buffalo and Black Bean Chili
In this healthy buffalo and black bean chili recipe, the buffalo is cooked with sweet red bell peppers and spiced with two types of chili powder, cocoa powder and espresso powder, making this chili mouthwatering and memorable. Ground buffalo, also known as ground bison, is a healthy alternative to ground beef because it’s naturally lower in fat and has a rich, delectable flavor. After all the ingredients are added to the pot, we like to slowly simmer our chili for close to an hour to develop the best flavor, but if you’re in a hurry, reduce the liquid by half and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes…………

Mexican Bison Stew
Mexican cooks are great at turning tough chunks of meat into delicious and tender stews. This one, which uses tougher cuts of bison, such as chuck or brisket, is flavored with chili powder, cumin and tequila. Serve with warm tortillas………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Bison Recipes
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Chopped Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

August 17, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Posted in bison, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chopped Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. ! I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 83 degrees, very humid with rain and thunderstorms on and off throughout the day. Just not a lot going on today. For Dinner tonight it’s one of our favorites, Chopped Bison Sirloin and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Baked Potato and Texas Toast.

 

For Dinner tonight it’s one of our favorites, SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. SayersBrook no longer produces the Chopped Bison Sirloin. So I thought that was the end of them until I came across 3 packages of 2 of at the bottom of the stand up freezer a while back. I sat a package of them in the fridge overnight to thaw. That’s 2 of 3 packages, 1 left. So to start I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heat it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side for 2 minutes. Then finish it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. This might be all the SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak that we have left. They no longer make the Chopped Steak, very sad!

 

I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

I also prepared a Baked Potato. Seasoned that with the McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and topped with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Texas Toast, One delicious meal tonight. The Chopped Steak, Potato, and Texas Toast just seem to work the best! For Dessert later a 90 Calorie Breyer’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak
If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

Risotto With Yellow Squash and Peas

August 15, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe to pass along for Risotto With Yellow Squash and Peas. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Yellow Crookneck Squash, Frozen Peas, Mushrooms, Arborio Rice, Spices, Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Parmesan Cheese and more! 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Risotto With Yellow Squash and Peas
If you’re looking for a hearty dish to keep you fueled for the long summer evenings, be sure to check out this recipe for colorful risotto with seasonal yellow squash and peas!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 25 minutes

1 cup sliced yellow crookneck squash

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup Arborio rice

2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions
Yield: 4 cups
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – In a large saucepan, sauté sliced yellow squash, frozen peas, mushrooms, onion, and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until crisp–tender. Stir in rice and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, heat broth in a small saucepan. Ladle approximately 1/2 cup of the warm chicken broth into the vegetable–rice mixture. Stir the mixture frequently, allowing each 1/2 cup of broth to be absorbed before adding another 1/2 cup. Continue stirring and adding broth until rice is just tender, and texture is creamy. Add fresh basil, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Heat through an additional 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Discard any remaining broth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 157 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 245 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/risotto-with-yellow-squash-and-peas/

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Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes

August 8, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and magazine it’s Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes with recipes including Loaded Cauliflower Casserole, Stuffed Potatoes with Salsa and Beans, and Zucchini and Mushroom Saute. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
You’ll never want to eat roasted cauliflower any other way once you try this tasty recipe. Bacon, sour cream and sharp Cheddar cheese coat good-for-you cauliflower in deliciousness for an easy side that will make everyone actually want to eat their vegetables…………

Stuffed Potatoes with Salsa and Beans
Taco night meets baked potato night with this simple recipe for loaded baked potatoes with salsa, beans and avocado. This easy, healthy family dinner comes together with just 10 minutes of active time, so you can make it on even the busiest of weeknights. This recipe is just as delicious with sweet potatoes in place of russets…………..

Zucchini and Mushroom Saute
Serve this simple side dish with grilled turkey burgers. Other fresh herbs, like thyme or oregano, work well too……………..

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