Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Diabetic Lemon Chicken Recipe

June 16, 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 – Diabetic Lemon Chicken Recipe. Chicken Breasts, Lemon, Onion Powder, White Pepper, and Oregano are the ingredients for this week’s recipe. A really easy recipe to prepare. It’s from one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. Loads of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more can be found at the site so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Health One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Diabetic Lemon Chicken Recipe
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes.

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (4 pieces)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large lemon
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano

Directions
Preheat oven to 375˚F. Tear off a piece of aluminum foil that’s large enough wrap up all four pieces of chicken. Spray the aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray (on one side only), and lay the chicken breasts on the sprayed foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Grate 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and set aside. Juice the lemon, removing the seeds. Pour lemon juice over chicken, then sprinkle chicken with lemon zest, onion powder, white pepper, and oregano. Fold the aluminum foil over the chicken and roll the edges of the foil together to make a sealed packet. Place packet on a jelly roll pan or in a large, shallow casserole dish. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully open foil, using tongs to remove chicken to serving plate.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: One 4-ounce breast.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 96 mg, Sodium: 347 mg, Fiber: 0 g

https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/easy-lemon-chicken/

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Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Golden Tuscan Chicken

May 12, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Golden Tuscan Chicken. You’ll be using Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts along with Thyme, Oregano, Cauliflower, Prosciutto, Pine Nuts, Green Beans, Olives, and Seasoning. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website along with all the other many delicious recipes! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Golden Tuscan Chicken

Recipe Ingredients:
4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chopped thyme
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
12 ounces (4 cups) cauliflowerets, quartered and blanched
1 ounce sliced prosciutto, chopped
2 tablespoons pine nuts
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
6 ounces green beans, trimmed and blanched
1 cup olives, whole, pitted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Season chicken breasts with 2 teaspoon of thyme and oregano and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
2 – Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Place chicken breasts in pan and brown for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip over and brown for 2 more minutes. Transfer chicken to a high sided baking sheet and cook in a 450°F (230°C) oven for 8 minutes or until cooked through.
3 – While chicken is roasting, heat remaining oil in sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden, stirring occasionally. Turn heat down to medium-low, add prosciutto, pine nuts and garlic and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Toss in green beans, olives, lemon juice and pepper. Cover and cook for 2 minutes until heated through.
4 – Place 5 to 6 ounces of vegetable mixture onto each serving plate. Top with chicken and serve hot.

Makes 4 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/golden_tuscan_chicken_recipe.html

It’s Nuts I tell you….WILD CALABRIAN BRUSCHETTA SPICES

February 28, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its WILD CALABRIAN BRUSCHETTA SPICES. An Italian Seasoning mix of Garlic, Oregano, Basil, Hot Pepper, Parsley, and Salt. Perfect Italian Seasoning for Pasta, Tomato Sauce, Fish, Chicken, Vegetables and more! This is just one of the Spices that you’ll find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) Along with all the Spices you can choose from items like; NUTS and SEEDS, DRIED FRUIT, POWDERS, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING, BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details. So check the site out for all their healthy and delicious items! Now more on the WILD CALABRIAN BRUSCHETTA SPICES. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://nuts.com/

 

 

 

 

WILD CALABRIAN BRUSCHETTA SPICES
Our Wild Calabrian Bruschetta Spices can season just about anything! This enticing mix of herbs and spices contains garlic, oregano, basil, hot pepper, parsley, and salt. The hot peppers and other spices were hand-picked from the hills of Calabria in southern Italy. This blend will enhance the flavor of any dish; sprinkle it on pasta, tomato sauce, fish, chicken, vegetables and more.
Ingredients
Garlic, oregano, basil, hot pepper, parsley, salt Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

* Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.

 

 

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week -The Juiciest Turkey Ever

December 21, 2018 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Christmas is around the corner and its an all Jennie – O Turkey Day! This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is -The Juiciest Turkey Ever. Using a JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Young Turkey with a Sweet and Savory Cajun Rub. Get ready for a special Christmas Day Dinner. Along with the Turkey Recipe I have a Appetizer and Dessert Recipe from the Jennie – O Turkey website. Merry Christmas and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

The Juiciest Turkey Ever
Show your holiday guests that you care with the juiciest turkey EVER. With a sweet and savory Cajun rub, this unbelievably juicy recipe makes the perfect centerpiece to an unforgettable holiday meal.

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
2 teaspoons ground oregano
2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 (8 to 12-pound) JENNIE-O® Premium Fresh Young Turkey
3 tablespoons butter, softened

DIRECTIONS
1) Combine brown sugar, Cajun seasoning, oregano, thyme and garlic powder in a small bowl. Rub turkey with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Place turkey in v-rack, upside down, over roasting pan. Cooking your turkey upside down makes for a juicy, tender turkey.
2) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Roast until timer pops up and turkey is fully cooked, 180°F as measured by a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh. ALWAYS confirm doneness with a meat thermometer. Juices should run clear. Let turkey stand 20 minutes before carving.
3) Let turkey stand 20 minutes before carving.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 90
Carbohydrates 8g
Sugars 4g
Protein 113g
Fiber 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1037-the-juiciest-turkey-ever

One of America’s Favorites – Italian Tomato Pie

July 2, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Italian Tomato pie

Italian tomato pie is an Italian-American baked good consisting of a thick, porous, focaccia-like dough covered with tomato sauce. It may be sprinkled with romano cheese or oregano. It is not usually served straight from the oven, but allowed to cool and then consumed at room temperature or reheated. Like Sicilian pizza, tomato pie is baked in a large rectangular pan and served in square slices. In Rhode Island it is cut into long strips and often called pizza strips. Tomato pie descends from and resembles the Italian sfincione, although it is not the same dish; for instance, sfincione may have toppings, is usually served hot, and has a crust more like brioche than foccacia.

Other names for tomato pie include gravy pie (“gravy” here refers to “Italian gravy”, i.e. tomato sauce) and church pie in Philadelphia, and red bread, strip pizza, party pizza and bakery pizza in Rhode Island.

A 1903 article in the New-York Tribune on the food of Italian-Americans described an early version of tomato pie. Tomato pie has been sold by Iannelli’s Bakery in Philadelphia since 1910 and O’Scugnizzo’s Pizzeria in Utica, New York since 1914. Tomato pie remains popular in Philadelphia, Utica, and Rhode Island.

 

New York Turkey Meatball

September 8, 2017 at 6:32 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along a bonus Jennie – O Turkey recipe to everyone, New York Turkey Meatball. Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious Jennie -O recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

New York Turkey Meatball
New York’s most famous Italian meatball—smothered with red sauce and sitting on a bed of pasta—tastes great made with ground turkey. Make this recipe tonight to see for yourself.

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons dried bread crumbs
1 ounce buttermilk
1 (24-ounce) jar tomato-basil pasta sauce, heated
1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven to 400°F.
2) In large bowl, combine turkey, garlic, basil, oregano, lemon rind, egg, bread crumbs and buttermilk. Shape into 1½ -inch balls. Place on a lightly greased jelly-roll pan and bake 25 minutes. Always cook turkey to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Let meatballs stand 10 minutes.
3) In large bowl, toss meatballs and heated pasta sauce. Serve over pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories250
Protein16g
Carbohydrates26g
Fiber2g
Sugars6g
Fat9g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium320mg
Saturated Fat2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1073-new-york-turkey-meatball

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Tabbouleh

May 24, 2016 at 5:12 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Tabbouleh. Made with Bulgur Wheat, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Green Onions, Yogurt, and sweetened with Equal. You can find this recipe along with all the other healthy and delicious recipes at the CooksRecipes website, enjoy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Tabbouleh

A nice change from rice and potatoes, this tabbouleh is a tasty side dish that’s blended with mint and oregano for a slightly sweet flavor.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (5.25-ounce) package bulgur wheatCooksrecipes 2
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup sliced green onions and tops
1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful™
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Cooking Directions:

1 – Pour bulgur wheat into medium bowl; discard spice packet, if included in box of bulgur Mix water and oil into bulgur; let stand until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
2 – Stir tomato, cucumber and onions into bulgur Mix remaining ingredients; stir into bulgur mixture. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve chilled.
Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 160 cal., 5 g pro., 24 g carbo., 6 g fat, 2 mg chol., 213 mg sodium.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/tabbouleh-diabetic-recipe.html

Condiment of the Week – Chimichurri

December 31, 2015 at 5:55 AM | Posted in Condiment of the Week | Leave a comment
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Chimichurri

Chimichurri

Chimichurri (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃimiˈtʃuri]) or chimmichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from the Rio de la Plata, Argentina. It is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and white vinegar. In Uruguay, the dominant flavoring is parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes, and fresh oregano.

 
The origin of the name of the sauce is unclear. There are various stories explaining the name as a corruption of English words, most commonly the name ‘Jimmy Curry’ or ‘Jimmy McCurry’. But there is no contemporary documentation of any of these stories.

 

Another theory for the name of the sauce comes from the Basque settlers that arrived in Argentina as early as the 19th century. According to this theory, the name of the sauce comes from the Basque term tximitxurri, loosely translated as “a mixture of several things in no particular order”.

 
Chimichurri is made from finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, Red Chili Flakes, and white or red wine vinegar. Additional flavorings such as paprika, cumin, thyme, lemon, basil, cilantro (coriander leaf) and bay leaf may be included. In its red version, tomato and red bell pepper may also be added. It can also be used as a marinade for grilled meat. Chimichurri is available bottled or dehydrated for preparation by mixing with oil and water. Variants may replace the parsley with herbs such as coriander (cilantro) and culantro.

 

Herb and Spice of the Week – Oregano

January 8, 2015 at 6:39 AM | Posted in Herb and Spice of the Week | Leave a comment
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Flowering oregano

Flowering oregano

Oregano (US /ɔːˈrɛɡənoʊ/ or /əˈrɛɡənoʊ/; UK /ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːnoʊ/; scientific name Origanum vulgare) is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to warm-temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.

Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range between 6.0 (mildly acidic) and 9.0 (strongly alkaline) with a preferred range between 6.0 and 8.0. The flowers are purple, 3–4 mm long, produced in erect spikes. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and its close relative O. majorana is known as sweet marjoram.

 

 

 

Oregano is related to the herb marjoram, sometimes being referred to as wild marjoram. Oregano has purple flowers and spade-shaped, olive-green leaves. It is a perennial, although it is grown as an annual in colder climates, as it often does not survive the winter months. Oregano is planted in early spring, the plants being spaced 30 cm (12 in) apart in fairly dry soil, with full sun. It prefers a hot, relatively dry climate, but will do well in other environments.

 

 

Dried oregano for culinary use

Dried oregano for culinary use

Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavor of its leaves, which can be more flavorful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste, which can vary in intensity. Good quality oregano may be strong enough almost to numb the tongue, but the cultivars adapted to colder climates often have a lesser flavor. Factors such as climate, seasons and soil composition may affect the aromatic oils present, and this effect may be greater than the differences between the various species of plants. Among the chemical compounds contributing to the flavour are carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene.

Oregano’s most prominent modern use is as the staple herb of Italian-American cuisine. Its popularity in the US began when soldiers returning from World War II brought back with them a taste for the “pizza herb”, which had probably been eaten in southern Italy for centuries. There, it is most frequently used with roasted, fried or grilled vegetables, meat and fish. Unlike most Italian herbs, oregano combines well with spicy foods, which are popular in southern Italy. It is less commonly used in the north of the country, as marjoram generally is preferred.

The herb is also widely used in Turkish, Palestinian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Philippine and Latin American cuisines.

In Turkish cuisine, oregano is mostly used for flavoring meat, especially for mutton and lamb. In barbecue and kebab restaurants, it can be usually found on table, together with paprika, salt and pepper.

The dried and ground leaves are most often used in Greece to add flavor to Greek salad, and is usually added to the lemon-olive oil sauce that accompanies many fish or meat barbecues and some casseroles.

Oregano is also used by chefs in the southern Philippines to eliminate the odor of carabao or water buffalo when boiling it, while simultaneously imparting flavor.

 

 

 

In the myths of folk medicine, Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic, as well as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments. A Cretan oregano (O. dictamnus) is still used today in Greece as a palliative for sore throat.

Oregano contains polyphenols, including numerous flavones.

In Austrian folk medicine, oregano was used internally (as tea) or externally (as ointment) for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and nervous system.

In 2005, the US Federal Trade Commission brought legal action against a firm that had claimed oil of oregano treated colds and flu, and that oil of oregano taken orally treated and relieved bacterial and viral infections and their symptoms, saying the representations were false or were not substantiated at the time the representations were made, and that they were therefore a deceptive practice and false advertisements. The final stipulation on the matter said no representation as to any health benefit could be made without “…competent and reliable scientific evidence…”.

 

 

Oregano growing in a pot

Oregano growing in a pot

* Cuban oregano or oregano poleo (Plectranthus amboinicus, formerly Coleus aromaticus), also of the mint family (Lamiaceae). Sometimes also called “Mexican mint or Mexican thyme”, it has large and somewhat succulent leaves. Not just a Latin American plant, it’s also grown and used throughout the tropics, including Africa and Southeast Asia.
* Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens) is not of the mint, but of the closely related vervain family (Verbenaceae), including, e.g. the lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora). It is a highly studied herb that is said to be of some medical use and is common in curandera (female shamanic practices) in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. The flavor of Mexican oregano has a stronger savory component instead of the piney hint of rosemary flavor in oregano, and its citrus accent might be more aromatic than in oregano. It is becoming more commonly sold outside of Mexico, especially in the United States, where it is an important source of dried oregano. It is sometimes used as a substitute for epazote leaves; this substitution would not work the other way round. Epazote has a lighter, and even more savory flavor and citrus accent than Mexican oregano, and of course, a very strong sweet tarragon-like flavor which might be its strongest component. When Mexican oregano is substituted for epazote, the base flavor less the tarragon-like sweetness is provided, and other corrections to the recipe may cover for the missing tarragon component of epazote, or the dish may be served without that flavor component. If epazote were substituted for Mexican oregano, many dishes would be overpowered by the tarragon accent.
* Poliomintha longiflora is also occasionally called orégano in America.

 

Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

August 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, carrots, pork tenderloin | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots

 

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It’s been a bit more humid today, cloudy with showers later in the day. Had to have the fridge worked on today, ice maker on the blink. After that I ran an errand for Mom and stopped by the bank. Not a whole lot going on today. For dinner tonight, Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Mashed Potatoes and Sliced Carrots.

 

 

 

 

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I had come across the Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin recipe a while back on-line, there’s several variations of it on various sites. To prepare it I’ll need; 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which made one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! By far my favorite Pork recipe anymore.

 

 

 

 

For one side I had the leftover Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes from last night, just reheated and served. Then I also heated up a can of Walmart Brand Sliced Carrots. Also had a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Chocolate Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Greek Frozen YogurtHealthy Choice Dark Fudge Frozen Yogurt
Our creamy Greek frozen yogurt with a dark, decadent fudge swirl is an irresistible 100-calorie treat that you can feel good about not resisting.
NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING
CALORIES 100
FAT 2g
FIBER 1g
PROTEIN 4g
SODIUM 45mg
CARBOHYDRATES 17g
http://www.healthychoice.com/products/greek-frozen-yogurt/dark-fudge-swirl-greek-frozen-yogurt

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