Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Turkey Burger with Chipotle Cranberry Relish

May 19, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Turkey Burger with Chipotle Cranberry Relish. You’ll be using JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties and topped with a Chipotle Cranberry Relish. Cranberry Sauce like you’ve never had; combine cranberry sauce, chipotle pepper and orange juice! It’s also topped with Arugula and served on a Ciabatta Roll. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

 

Turkey Burger with Chipotle Cranberry Relish

Feed your adventurous side something tasty: Savory turkey burgers cooked to perfection and topped with a spicy citrus cranberry sauce and under 300 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties
⅔ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons orange juice
4 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
1 cup baby arugula leaves
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) In small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, chipotle pepper and orange juice.
3) Place turkey patties on bottom halves of each roll. Top with cranberry mixture and arugula. Cover with roll tops.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

 

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories280
Protein25g
Carbohydrates21g
Fiber3g
Sugars4g
Fat10g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium310mg
Saturated Fat2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/788-turkey-burger-with-chipotle-cranberry-relish

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Holiday Spiced Tea

December 20, 2016 at 6:07 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week its a Holiday Spiced Tea. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, CooksRecipes. You’ll find a fantastic selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes at the Cooks site. Enjoy and eat healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Holiday Spiced Tea

Warm up your holidays with this nicely spiced orange tea or enjoy this spicy tea on ice during the summer months.

Recipe Ingredients:

12 cups water – divided useCooksrecipes 2
6 tea bags
4 cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons whole cloves
1 1/4 cups Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 (6-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Garnish: lemon slices, orange slices, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks

Cooking Directions:

1 – Bring 8 cups water to a boil. Pour over tea bags into large heat resistant bowl; cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags, squeezing gently. Stir in Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, orange juice, and lemon juice.
2 – Combine 4 cups water, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into tea mixture, discarding spices.
3 – Pour into mugs and serve tea hot with lemon and orange slices, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Makes 16 (6-ounce) servings.

 

 

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 6-ounces): Calories 30 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 5mg | Carbohydrates 8g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 7g | Protein 0g.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/holiday_spiced_tea_recipe.html

One of Ameroca’s Favorites – Orange Juice

September 5, 2016 at 5:20 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Orange juice is the liquid extract of the fruit of the orange tree, extracted by squeezing oranges.

A glass of pulp-free orange juice

A glass of pulp-free orange juice

Commercial orange juice with a long shelf life is made by drying and later re-hydrating the juice, or by concentrating the juice and later adding water to the concentrate. Prior to drying, the juice may also be pasteurized and oxygen removed from it, necessitating the later addition of a flavor pack, generally made from orange products. Orange juice is known for its health benefits, particularly its high concentration of vitamin C. It comes in several different varieties, including blood orange. In American English, the beverage name may be abbreviated as “OJ”.

Due to the importance of oranges to the economy of the state of Florida, “the juice obtained from mature oranges of the species Citrus sinensis and hybrids thereof” was adopted as the official beverage of Florida in 1967. Orange juice (along with grapefruit juice) is offered to every visitor at each of the state’s five Florida Welcome Centers.

 

 

Nutritional value per 248 g (1 cup)

Nutritional value per 248 g (1 cup)

A cup serving of raw, fresh orange juice, amounting to 248 grams or 8 ounces, has 124 mg of vitamin C (>100% RDI). It has 20.8 g of sugars and has 112 Calories. It also supplies potassium, thiamin, and folate.

Citrus juices contain flavonoids (especially in the pulp) that may have health benefits. Orange juice is also a source of the antioxidant hesperidin. Because of its citric acid content, orange juice is acidic, with a typical pH of around 3.5.

 
Commercial squeezed orange juice is pasteurized and filtered before being evaporated under vacuum and heat. After removal of most of the water, this concentrated juice, about 65% sugar by weight, is then stored at about 10 °F (−12 °C). Essences, Vitamin C, and oils extracted during the vacuum concentration process may be added back to restore flavor and nutrition.

When water is added to freshly thawed concentrated orange juice, it is said to be reconstituted.

The product was developed in 1948 at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center. Since, it has emerged as a commodity product, and futures contracts have traded in New York since 1966. Options on FCOJ were introduced in 1985. From the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, the product had the greatest orange juice market share, but not-from-concentrate juices surpassed FCOJ in the 1980s.

 

Orange juice that is pasteurized and then sold to consumers without having been concentrated is labeled as “not from concentrate”. Just as “from concentrate” processing, most “not from concentrate” processing reduces the natural flavor from the juice. The largest producers of “not from concentrate” use a production process where the juice is placed in aseptic storage, with the oxygen stripped from it, for up to a year.

Removing the oxygen also strips out flavor-providing compounds, and so manufactures add a flavor pack in the final step, which Cooks Illustrated magazine describes as containing “highly engineered additives.” Flavor pack formulas vary by region, because consumers in different parts of the world have different preferences related to sweetness, freshness and acidity. According to the citrus industry, the Food and Drug Administration does not require the contents of flavor packs to be detailed on a product’s packaging.

One common component of flavor packs is ethyl butyrate, a natural aroma that people associate with freshness, and which is removed from juice during pasteurization and storage. Cooks Illustrated sent juice samples to independent laboratories, and found that while fresh-squeezed juice naturally contained about 1.19 milligrams of ethyl butyrate per liter, juice that had been commercially processed had levels as high as 8.53 milligrams per liter.

A small fraction of fresh orange juice is canned. Canned orange juice retains Vitamin C much better than bottled juice. The canned product loses flavor, however, when stored at room temperature for more than 12 weeks. In the early years of canned orange juice, the acidity of the juice caused the juice to have a metallic taste. In 1931, Dr. Philip Phillips developed a flash pasteurization process that eliminated this problem and significantly increased the market for canned orange juice.
Fresh-squeezed, unpasteurized juice is the closest to consuming the orange itself. This version of the juice consists of oranges that are squeezed and then bottled without having any additives or flavor packs inserted. The juice is not subjected to pasteurization. Fresh squeezed orange juice has a typical shelf life of 12 days.

 

In the U.S., the major orange juice brand is Tropicana Products (owned by PepsiCo Inc.), which possesses nearly 65% of the market share. Tropicana also has a large presence in Latin America, Europe, and Central Asia. Competing products include Minute Maid (of The Coca-Cola Company) and Florida’s Natural (a Florida-based agricultural cooperative that differentiates itself from the competition by being locally owned and using only Florida grown oranges; Tropicana and Simply Orange use a mixture of domestic and foreign stock). In Australia, Daily Juice (owned by National Foods) is a major brand of partially fresh, partially preserved, orange juice.

In the United Kingdom, major orange juice brands include Del Monte and Princes.

 

 

A glass of blood orange juice

A glass of blood orange juice

Common orange juice is made from the sweet orange. Different cultivars (e.g., Valencia, Hamlin) have different properties, and a producer may mix cultivar juices to get a desired taste. Orange juice usually varies between shades of orange and yellow, although some ruby red or blood orange varieties are a reddish-orange or even pinkish. This is due to different pigmentation in ruby red oranges.

The blood orange is a mutant of the sweet orange. Blood orange juice is popular in Italy, but may be hard to find elsewhere. The Mandarin orange and varieties clementine and tangerine, are good for juice, and are often used for sparkling juice drinks.

Recently, many brands of organic orange juices have become available on the market.

 

Baked Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Sliced Carrots

August 26, 2016 at 4:53 PM | Posted in carrots, salmon, spices and herbs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Baked Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Sliced Carrots

 

 

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For breakfast I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Did the morning workout and showered. Then off to Meijer, they had a few items that went on a 2 day sale starting today. Pork Tenderloin Roasts, Buy 1 get one free. Along with some other items, good sale! Hot and very, very humid out. Man I can’t stand this high humidity! Back home did a few chores around the house. For Dinner tonight I tried a new recipe, Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon. I prepared a Baked Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon w/ Sugar Snap Peas and Sliced Carrots.

 

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I came across this recipe, Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon, on an McCormick Recipe email and couldn’t wait to give it a try! I’ll need the following to make the dish; 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey, 1 tablespoon McCormick® Ground Ginger, 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder, 1 green onion (chopped), and 1 pound salmon fillets.

 

 

 

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I purchased the Salmon at Meijer Seafood Department earlier today. To prepare the salmon I first rinsed it off under cold water and patted dry with paper towel and set aside. Next mixed the orange juice, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic powder and green onion in small bowl. Reserving 2 tablespoons of the marinade. Placed the salmon in large resealable plastic bag. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerated for 30 minutes. Preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Removed the salmon from marinade. Discarded the remaining marinade.

 

 

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Baked the salmon for 11 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting the fillet 1/2 way through the baking time with the reserved marinade. The salmon came out perfect, and what flavor! The orange juice, soy sauce, and honey combine for a perfect marinade. Then you get the taste of the ginger and garlic powder, outstanding! A for sure Keeper Recipe! I baked my salmon where the original recipe calls for grilling it. The original recipe and web link are at the end of the post.

 

 

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For one side dish I prepared some Sugar Snap Peas, I had picked these up at Kroger the day before.They come packaged fresh. To prepare them I heated 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Olive Oil in a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Added the Sugar Snap Peas, tossing occasionally for 5 to 6 minutes, until the Sugar Snap Peas were crisp tender.

 

 

 

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Then for a second side I heated up a can of Del Monte Sliced Carrots. Another canned Vegetable that’s as good as fresh. Just empty the can into a small sauce pan and heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer until heated through. I also baked a can of Pillsbury Breadsticks. Still searching for a replacement for the Pillsbury Italian Loaf Bread in which Pillsbury no longer makes, why no clue it was their best! For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookie and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Honey Glazed Salmon

Marinate then brush salmon with a mixture of honey, ginger, soy sauce and orange juice to give it a flavorful glaze.

Ingredients

Serves: Makes 4 servings.McCormick Logo
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon McCormick® Ginger, Ground
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
1 green onion, chopped
1 pound salmon fillets

Directions

1 – Mix orange juice, soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic powder and green onion in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade. Place salmon in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well.
2 – Refrigerate 30 minutes. Remove salmon from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
3 – Grill over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.

Nutrition information
(Amount per serving)
Calories: 186Cholesterol: 62mg
Sodium: 421mgProtein: 25g
Total Fat: 6gFiber: 0g
Carbohydrate: 8g

http://www.mccormick.com/recipes/main-dishes/ginger-honey-glazed-salmon#

The Saturday Evening Dessert – Strawberry Cream Pie

June 25, 2016 at 5:32 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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This week’s Saturday Evening Dessert is a Strawberry Cream Pie. I found several versions of this online but went with the one on the Diabetic Living Online website, lower in calories and carbs than most of the others. Check out the Diabetic Living Online website (http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/) for health, delicious, and diabetic – friendly recipes.

 
Strawberry Cream Pie

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups strawberriesDiabetic living logo
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate or frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 slightly beaten egg whites
1 tablespoon tequila or orange juice
1 3 – ounce package ladyfingers, split
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 8 – ounce container frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
Sliced strawberries (optional)
Fresh mint (optional)

 
Directions

1 – Place the 2-1/2 cups strawberries in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Measure strawberries (you should have about 1-1/2 cups.)
2 – In a medium saucepan stir together the sugar and gelatin. Stir in the blended strawberries and limeade and lemonade concentrate. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture bubbles and the gelatin is dissolved. Gradually stir about half of the gelatin mixture into the egg whites. Return mixture to the saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat about 3 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Do not boil. Pour into a medium bowl; stir in tequila or orange juice. Chill until mixture mounds when spooned, stirring occasionally (about 2 hours).
3 – Meanwhile, cut half of the split ladyfingers in half crosswise; stand on end around the outside edge of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom or a 9-inch springform pan. Arrange remaining split ladyfingers in the bottom of the pan. Drizzle the 2 tablespoons orange juice over the ladyfingers.
4 – Fold whipped topping into strawberry mixture. Spoon into prepared pan. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until set. If desired, garnish with the sliced strawberries and mint. Makes 8 servings.

 
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 8
PER SERVING: 130 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 39 mg chol., 48 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (1 g fiber), 4 g pro.

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/pies/strawberry-cream-pie

Asian Chicken Thighs w/ Asian BBQ Beans

November 30, 2015 at 5:54 PM | Posted in Bush's, chicken | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Asian Chicken Thighs w/ Asian BBQ Beans

 

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Cloudy all day again, a passing shower and cool out. Spent most of the day on-line trying to get a computer virus program repaired. Spent 70 minutes on hold, and still never had the issue resolved! Try again tomorrow, too frustrated to deal with it anymore today. So besides that not else much going on today. For dinner tonight a new recipe. I prepared Asian Chicken Thighs w/ Asian BBQ Beans.

 

 
I had come across a can of Bush’s Asian BBQ Beans at the store the other day, they are making these for a limited time so I had to give them a try! I then got on-line and found a Asian Chicken Thighs Recipe from Taste of Home and dinner was set. I use Taste of Home quite often when looking for recipes, love their site.

 

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So to start with the Asian Chicken Thighs I’ll need; 3 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 5 boneless and skinless Chicken Thighs (about 1-3/4 pounds), 1/3 cup Water, 2 tablespoons packed Splenda Brown Sugar, 2 tablespoons Orange Juice, 2 tablespoons Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce, 2 tablespoons Hunt’s Ketchup, 1 tablespoon White Vinegar, 4 garlic Cloves (minced), 1 dash Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1/4 teaspoon Chinese Five-Spice Powder, 2 teaspoons Cornstarch, 2 tablespoons cold Water, and sliced Green Onions. I made changes from the original recipe; less Oil, used Splenda Brown Sugar, and less Red Pepper Flakes. I’ve left the original recipe and web link at the end of the post.

 

 

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Then to prepare them; In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8-10 minutes on each side or until golden brown. In a small bowl, whisk water, brown sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper flakes and five-spice powder. Pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until chicken is tender, turning chicken occasionally. Then in a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with green onions. If desired, serve with beans or rice. Last minute addition, also served it on a bed of Uncle Ben’s White Rice. I was just going to have the Asian Beans but the parents wanted Rice also so I prepared a bag of Uncle Ben’s White Ready Rice. Served the Chicken Thighs on a bed of Rice. Excellent Asian Chicken Thighs Recipe! The Sauce was perfect for Chicken. It made a nice thick and flavorful Sauce.

 

 

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To prepare the Beans I just opened the can and emptied the Beans into a medium saucepan and heat to simmer. Heat and serve, that’s one easy Bean Dish. First time I tried these and they were incredible! Red beans in an Asian-inspired BBQ sauce with a hint of ginger, a winner. Chicken and Beans on a Saturday! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

LIMITED TIME. UNLIMITED FLAVOR.Bush's Asian BBQ Beans
BUSH’S® ASIAN BBQ
Our latest flavor celebrates the unmistakable taste of Asian barbecue. Known as “umami” (or the fifth taste), it’s a savory sensation we think you’ll enjoy. This recipe blends carefully chosen spices, including a hint of ginger, for a truly delicious dish. Enjoy Asian BBQ while you can; it’s only in stores for a limited time.
Give your meals an international flair. BUSH’S® Asian BBQ Beans have a uniquely umami flavor, along with 6 g of fiber and protein in each ½-cup serving. Like all our beans, they’re naturally gluten-free!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 170
%DV*
Calories from Fat 25 -%
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 450g 19%
Potassium 340mg 10%
Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Protein 6g -%
Sugars 14g -%
Iron – 11%
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/asian-bbq

 

 

 

 

Asian Chicken Thighs Recipe

Ingredients
5 teaspoons olive oil
5 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-3/4 pounds), skin removedTaste of Home
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon white vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
Sliced green onions
Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions
1 – In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8-10 minutes on each side or until golden brown. In a small bowl, whisk water, brown sugar, orange juice, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper flakes and five-spice powder. Pour over chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until chicken is tender, turning chicken occasionally.
2 – In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1 minute or until sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with green onions. If desired, serve with rice.
3 – Freeze option: Cool chicken. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 chicken thigh (calculated without rice) equals 292 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 396 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/asian-chicken-thighs

Cuban-Style Pork Roast w/ Red Potato Wedges and Mini Carrots

March 20, 2015 at 4:55 PM | Posted in carrots, pork roast, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cuban-Style Pork Roast w/ Red Potato Wedges and Mini Carrots

 

 

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Sort of a cool , rainy, and dreary day out most of the day. Mom and Dad both still have the flu, still hasn’t hit me yet and hopefully it will bypass me! After making Breakfast and the dishes afterwards it was house cleaning day. Ran the vacuum, dusted, a load of laundry, and sprayed a whole lot of Lysol to help kill the flu germs. For dinner another new recipe tonight, Cuban-Style Pork Roast w/ Red Potato Wedges and Mini Carrots.

 

 
As I said, another new recipe tonight, Cuban-Style Pork Roast. This one comes from the latest issue of Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine. Several good recipe ideas in it but this one just stood out to me. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Hungarian Paprika, 1 tablespoon Dried Oregano, 1 tablespoon Roasted Ground Cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder, 1 5 pound Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast (tied if needed), 1/4 cup fresh Orange Juice, and 2 tablespoons fresh Lime Juice.

 

 
To prepare it, quite easy. In a large bowl, combine the paprika, oregano, cumin and garlic powder with 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add the pork and rub all over with the spice mixture. Transfer the pork to a resealable plastic bag, adding any seasoning that didn’t adhere. Add the orange and lime juices. Seal the bag; turn a few times to distribute the mixture. Placed it in a large bowl and refrigerated for about 20 hours, turning once or twice. When ready to cook it I moved the pork and pat it dry. Position a rack in the lower third of the oveCuban-Style Pork Roast 008n; preheated to 325 degrees . In a 5-to 6-quart Dutch oven, arranged the pork, fat side up. Cover and cooked 1 hour. Removed the pot from the oven and turn the pork, fat side down. Covered and continue to cook until the pork is fork- tender, about 1 1/2 hours longer. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees . Uncovered the pot, turn the pork, fat side up, and continue to cook, basting occasionally, until the top began to brown and sizzle, about 35 minutes. Transferred the pork to a platter and let rest 10 to 20 minutes. Discarded the excess fat from the pot. Added 1/3 cup water and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits, to make the sauce. Carved the pork and served with the sauce. We got a winner, winner Pork dinner! Came out so moist and tender with an incredible flavor. The Spices combined with Orange Juice and Lime Juice makes the Pork Roast Rock! As last night we got us another “Keeper Recipe”.

 

 

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To go with the Pork I prepared some Cast Iron Skillet Red Herbed Potatoes. Seasoned these baby’s with 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn, Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme, and a couple of shakes of Garlic Powder. Quartered the Potatoes, adding to a large bowl and seasoned them with all the above ingredients. Added the Potatoes to a Cast Iron Skillet that I preheated on medium heat. Fried them on medium heat until they were fork-tender. Then for a second side dish I boiled some Mini Carrots, again till they were fork-tender. I also baked the other half of the Sourdough Loaf leftover from last night. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunk Cup.

 

 
Cuban-Style Pork RoastCuban-Style Pork Roast

Makes: 6 to 8 servings

ingredients
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 5 pound boneless pork shoulder roast, tied if needed
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
directions
1 – In a large bowl, combine the paprika, oregano, cumin and garlic powder with 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add the pork and rub all over with the spice mixture. Transfer the pork to a resealable plastic bag, adding any seasoning that didn’t adhere. Add the orange and lime juices. Seal the bag; turn a few times to distribute the mixture. Place in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least 12 and up to 24 hours, turning once or twice. Remove the pork and pat dry.
2 – Position a rack in the lower third of the oven; preheat to 325 degrees . In a 5-to 6-quart Dutch oven, arrange the pork, fat side up. Cover and cook 1 hour. Remove the pot from the oven and turn the pork, fat side down. Cover and continue to cook until the pork is fork- tender, 1 1/2 hours longer. Increase the oven temperature to 375 degrees . Uncover the pot, turn the pork, fat side up, and continue to cook, basting occasionally, until the top begins to brown and sizzle, about 30 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest 10 to 20 minutes.
3 – Discard the excess fat from the pot. Add 1/3 cup water and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits, to make the sauce. Carve the pork and serve with the sauce.

 

http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/cuban-style-pork-roast/

Orange-Pecan Tea Bread

December 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM | Posted in Cooking Light | Leave a comment
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Another good one from Cooking Light, Enjoy. Merry Christmas!

 

Orange-Pecan Tea Bread
A small amount of salt in a quick bread or cake batter balances its sweetness.

Cooking Light APRIL 2004

Yield: 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
3 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
2 large eggs
Cooking spray
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons fresh orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped pecans, toasted
Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 5 ingredients (flour through allspice) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk; make a well in center of mixture. Combine granulated sugar and the next 7 ingredients (sugar through eggs), stirring with a whisk; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Combine powdered sugar and juice, stirring until smooth. Drizzle glaze over bread, and sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons pecans.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 171 Calories from fat: 29% Fat: 5.6g Saturated fat: 0.9g Monounsaturated fat: 2g Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4g Protein: 3.2g Carbohydrate: 27.4g Fiber: 0.7g Cholesterol: 31mg Iron: 1mg Sodium: 144mg Calcium: 44mg
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/orange-pecan-tea-bread

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Frozen, concentrated juice is almost always less expensive per glass than juice you buy in a bottle. Find a brand that says “100% juice” and mix with a pitcher of water for savings.

Diabetic Orange Cookies Recipe

October 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM | Posted in baking, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, fruits, low calorie, low carb | 2 Comments
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Diabetic Orange Cookies Recipe

15 Servings
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Sugar substitute equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup vegetable oil spread
1/3 cup chopped raisins
1/4 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

In a medium cowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cut in vegetable oil spread until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in raisins. Add egg substitute and orange juice; mix well.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten with a fork dipped in flour. Bake at 375° for 13-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2 cookies) equals 102 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 137 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Diabetic-Orange-Cookies

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