Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 16, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Keeping those Peaches Fresh…………

When peaches are firm to the touch and lack their signature sweet fragrance, they need a few more days to ripen before they’re ready to eat. Until then, the best place to store them is on the counter at room temperature. Keep them unwashed, and place then stem-side down, preferably in a single layer to avoid bruising.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 23, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love them Peaches………

The bright tangy fruit is power-packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Peaches are high in dietary fiber and bring along a surfeit of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C, E and K, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium and a bit of protein. Peaches also help in boosting metabolism: As peaches contain flavonoids like catechins, they help in increasing metabolism. Improved metabolism also helps in burning calories and thus, in aiding weight loss.

SUGAR FREE PEACH JAM

January 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Sugar Free Peach Jam to pass along. To make this Diabetic Friendly Jam you’ll be needing Water, Lemon Juice, Peaches, SURE-JELL, and Splenda No Calorie Sweetener. The Jam is only 10 calories and 3 carbs per serving. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SUGAR FREE PEACH JAM

Ingredients

4 quarts water
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 pounds ripe peaches
3/4 cup water
1 (1.75 ounce) package SURE-JELL* For Lower Sugar Recipes Fruit Pectin
1/2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

Directions

1 – Wash jars and lids in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Fill boiling-water canner half full with water; add jars and water to cover. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Place lids in water to cover in a small saucepan; bring water to a simmer. Simmer until ready to use. Remove and drain jars and lids, one at a time, as needed for filling.
2 – Combine 4 quarts of the water and lemon juice in a large bowl; set aside. Fill a Dutch oven 3/4 full with water; bring to a boil. Immerse peaches for 20 seconds or until skins easily peel away; remove with slotted spoon and plunge into ice water. Slip skin off peaches using a paring knife. Cut peaches in half; remove pits. Place peach halves in the water and lemon juice solution to prevent browning. Cut peaches into chunks; place in food processor. Process until finely chopped. Measure exactly 3 cups of fruit.
3 – Combine peaches and 3/4 cup water in a large saucepan. Gradually add pectin, stirring until blended.
4 – Bring mixture to a full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add Splenda Granulated Sweetener stirring until Splenda Granulated Sweetener dissolves. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
5 – Ladle hot jam immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4-inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on rack in canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil.
6 – Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing center of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.) Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year. Once opened, store refrigerated and use within 2 weeks.
NOTES:
The flavor of succulent summer peaches really comes through in this simple recipe.

Recipe Yield: Serves: 48 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 10
Sodium: 5 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 3 grams
Sugars: 1 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/sugar-free-peach-jam

Country Peach Tart

October 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have another Diabetic Friendly Dessert to pass along, Country Peach Tart. The Tart is made using Pastry Single Pie Crust, Peaches, Equal Spoonful, Ground Cinnamon, and Almond Extract. 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 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Country Peach Tart
Easier than a pie, but just as flavorful with rustic appeal, you’ll like this quick to fix dessert filled with cinnamon and almond-flavored peaches.

Recipe Ingredients:
Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie
4 cups peeled, pitted, sliced fresh peaches or frozen unsweetened peaches, thawed
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Cooking Directions:
1 – Roll pastry on floured surface to 12-inch circle. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet.
2 – Combine peaches, Equal®, flour, cinnamon and almond extract. Toss gently to coat. Arrange peach mixture on pastry, leaving 2-inch border around edge of pastry. Bring pastry edge toward center, overlapping as necessary.
3 – Bake tart in preheated 425°F (220°C) oven 25 to 30 minutes or until crust is golden and peaches are tender. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 161, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 23 g, fat 7 g, cholesterol 5 mg, sodium 100 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/country-peach-tart-diabetic-recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 8, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Peeling Fruit………….

Any fruit that has a tight thin skin over a juicy interior, such as peaches, pears, apricots or tomatoes, can be easily peeled if they are blanched in boiling water for about 30 seconds.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO PASTRAMI AND PEACH SANDWICH WITH ORANGE AIOLI

September 30, 2020 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 – BUFFALO PASTRAMI AND PEACH SANDWICH WITH ORANGE AIOLI. It’s made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami, Peaches, Red Onion, White Cheddar, Artisan Whole Grain Bread, Butter, Orange Marmalade, and Orange Aioli (Recipe is included below). One Delicious and Healthy Sandwich! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BUFFALO PASTRAMI AND PEACH SANDWICH WITH ORANGE AIOLI
This sandwich is terrific grilled, but also great as a cold sandwich. Just slice, stack and serve! (Makes 4 servings)
Ingredients

2 – packages 8 oz. Buffalo Pastrami
2 – Peaches, halved and pit removed
1 – Red Onion, peeled and sliced, lightly oiled
4 oz. – White Cheddar, or mild cheese
8 – slices Artisan Whole Grain Bread
1 – Tb. Butter
2 – Tb. Orange Marmalade
8 – Tb. Orange Aioli *see recipe below

1 – Make Orange Aioli, and refrigerate until needed.
2 – Preheat gas grill to medium high heat. Ensure grill grid is clean.
3 -Divide Pastrami into 4 piles.
4 – Spray grill with non-stick spray (I don’t usually use grilling spray, but it works great for grilling fruit).
5 – Place the piled Buffalo Pastrami, Red Onion, and Peach halves on grill, and heat for 1½minutes on the first side. Close grill lid during cooking.
6 – Turn all items over. Divide cheese, and place on top of hot Buffalo Pastrami. Place a dollop of orange marmalade on top of each onion slice. Brush one side of bread with butter and place on grill, butter side down. Close lid and continue to grill for 1 minute.
7 – Remove items as they are ready, bread should be light grilled, cheese should be melted, and onions should be soft.
8 – Remove peaches, pull skin off and slice each half in two.
9 – Layer Buffalo Pastrami with cheese, grilled peaches and red onion on non- grilled side of bread. Spread on Orange Aioli and place remaining grilled bread on top.
Pass with additional Aioli, and serve with green salad.

Orange Aioli:

2 egg yolks, blend until pale
1 Tb. orange juice concentrate, at room temperature
½ tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. each, salt & pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
¾ cup olive oil

1 – In blender mix egg yolks until pale.
2 – Add, orange juice concentrate, and spices. Puree until blended.
3 – With motor running slowly add olive oil.
4 – Adjust seasoning to your taste.
* Pour Orange Aioli into glass container and refrigerate until needed.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55663553-buffalo-pastrami-and-peach-sandwiches-with-orange-aioli

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – BUFFALO PASTRAMI
Loaded with flavor and super tender, our Buffalo Pastrami will change the way you think of this old classic. Guaranteed to make the best Reuben Sandwich you’ve ever had! Available pre-sliced in an 8 oz. package.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo,Water Sea Salt. Organic: Pure Cane Sugar, Black Pepper. Cultured Celery Powder, Garlic Juice, Organic Coriander

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/charcuterie/products/8-oz-buffalo-pastrami

Healthy Green Salad Recipes

August 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Green Salad Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Green Salad Recipes with recipes like Peach Salad with Tomatoes and Raspberry Vinaigrette, Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken, and Chopped Salad with Cornbread Croutons. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Green Salad Recipes
Find healthy, delicious green salad recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Peach Salad with Tomatoes and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Here’s a salad to toss together during the dog days of summer, when peaches and tomatoes are both at their best. Use a combination of lettuces that have different textures and flavors–a tender, more buttery variety with something more substantial and peppery, for instance…………………

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken
Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus…………………………..

Chopped Salad with Cornbread Croutons
At Handsome Hog, his restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota, Justin Sutherland offers this chopped salad topped with any barbecued meat on the menu. The chef recommends brisket–it takes this already Southern-inspired salad a step further……………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Green Salad Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18140/salad/green/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Picking the right Peach and Storing Peaches…………………………..

You can tell if a peach is ripe or not by a gentle, yet firm squeeze (not hard enough to bruise it) with your fingers. If there’s a little bit of a give there, then it means that the fruit is almost ripe but not quite.

Look for firm peaches with a pleasant aroma. Avoid peaches with excessive shriveled skin as that is a sign of dehydration and may lead to an unpleasant texture. You can also give your peach a little sniff at the store to make sure it has a pleasant, peach-like aroma.
To store ripe peaches, first rinse and dry them completely. Then, put them in the refrigerator, where they’ll keep for 2-3 days. Alternatively, you can slice your peaches and coat them with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown before you refrigerate them.

Healthy Salsa Recipes

July 14, 2020 at 7:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Salsa Recipes. Complete or Kick Up any Dish with these Salsa Recipes with recipes including Peach-Mango Salsa, Green Tomato and Tomatillo and Lime Salsa Verde, and Roasted Three-Chile Salsa. 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 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

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

Peach-Mango Salsa
Scoop this easy and healthy peach-mango salsa up with tortilla chips, serve it with grilled chicken, salmon or pork chops, or use it as a taco topper. It’s a versatile and vibrant addition to all sorts of meals………………………………

Green Tomato, Tomatillo and Lime Salsa Verde
Packed with tomatillo and tart lime flavor, this salsa is a great way to try out (or use up) any green tomatoes you have lying around. A versatile salsa, it’s perfect for dipping with tortillas or adding to a grilled fish taco. You might even want to try stirring it into sour cream for an enchilada sauce. For less of a spicy kick, omit the jalapeños……………………..

Roasted Three-Chile Salsa
This hot salsa recipe is typically made in a large molcajete (lava-rock mortar and pestle), but this recipe calls for a food processor or blender to make it easier. If you have a molcajete, feel free to use it instead. If you can’t find the bright orange manzano chiles, sold at Mexican grocery stores, double the amount of jalapeño (or for a hotter salsa, double the habanero)………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Salsa Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18816/appetizer/dips-spreads/salsa/

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches

June 20, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Posted in Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Skillet Diced Potatoes and Ham for Breakfast. I used 1 package of Simply Potatoes Steakhouse Seasoned Diced Potatoes and a package of Meijer Diced Ham to prepare it. Just cook the Potatoes according to the package instructions and with about 5 minutes of cooking time left add the Diced Ham. I topped it with a sprinkle of Sargento Off the Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 88 degrees and humid outside. After Breakfast I went to Meijer, we needed a new garden hose. Back home and inside for most of the day, way too humid for me. For Dinner tonight I prepared Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Scalloped Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas, and Peaches.

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 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 the oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork!

For one side I prepared a box of Idahoan Scalloped Potato Casserole. An easy to prepare and delicious Potato dish from Idahoan. A breeze to make just mix the ingredients and bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes and you have some delicious Scalloped Potatoes. Plus their only 140 calories and 19 net carbs.

 

For a side I prepared a bag of Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas. To prepare them I used a medium size skillet. I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated it on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I emptied the bag of Snap Peas into the skillet. Stirred a few times and cooked them for 5 minutes. Ready to serve. Very good Snap Peas, nice and full!

 

I also had some Sliced Peaches to top everything off. They were Meijer Frozen Sliced Peaches, always delicious! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Chocolate Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Facts….
One serving of pork is 3 ounces, or about the size of a deck of cards, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. An image of the portion size is important because a thick pork chop can be twice that size and without realizing it you can eat double the calories. You’ll get 137 calories and 4 grams of fat from a 3-ounce pork chop. Pork is similar to chicken, with 3 ounces of chicken breast containing 140 calories and 3 grams of fat. A pork chop has 65 milligrams of cholesterol, compared to 72 grams in chicken breast, but they both have just 1 gram of saturated fat.

 

 

 

 

 


Mann’s Stringless Sugar Snap Peas
Product Description
A product award-winner, these tasty sugar snaps are a great, crunchy and nutritious snack-right out of the bag! Dip them in a hummus or wrap in prosciutto for elegant presentations. Sweet and stringless…kids love ‘em!
https://www.veggiesmadeeasy.com/products/stringless-sugar-snap-pea

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