Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 5, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love that Pineapple………

Pineapples are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. You can drink pineapple juice to control high blood pressure. The high presence of potassium in pineapple juice results in better blood pressure numbers. It is also low in sodium which makes it beneficial for hypertension patients.

Healthy Scallion Onion Recipes

May 30, 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 Scallion Onion Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Scallion Onion Recipes with recipes including Crock-Pot Pineapple Chicken, Skillet Green Chile-Chicken Enchilada Casserole, and Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins. 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 Scallion Onion Recipes
Find healthy, delicious red onion recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Crock-Pot Pineapple Chicken
This slow-cooker chicken with pineapple has a hint of ginger and sesame and is made with simple ingredients you may already have in your pantry! Look for fresh pineapple that’s been peeled and cored already to make assembly even easier. Serve with brown rice to sop up the sweet and savory sauce……………..

Skillet Green Chile-Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This 45-minute enchilada recipe is bursting with chicken, tomatoes, tomatillos, chile peppers, and cheese, and because it’s a one-skillet casserole, cleanup is a breeze…………

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins
Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don’t have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch…………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Scallion Onion Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21675/ingredients/vegetables/onions/scallion/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Pineapples…………..

“As well as having high amounts of manganese, which is important for antioxidant defenses, pineapples also contain high amounts of thiamin, a B vitamin that is involved in energy production,” Flores said. For all its sweetness, one cup of pineapple chunks contains only 82 calories.

The variety of vitamins and minerals in pineapples have many other health benefits, too. For example, “pineapples can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age, due in part to its high amount of vitamin C and the antioxidants it contains,” Flores said………

https://www.livescience.com/45487-pineapple-nutrition.html

One of America’s Favorites – California-Style Pizza

January 7, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Pizza topped with egg from the Chez Panisse cafe

California-style pizza (also known as California pizza or Gourmet pizza) is a style of single-serving pizza that combines New York and Italian thin crust with toppings from the California cuisine cooking style. Its invention is generally attributed to chef Ed LaDou, and Chez Panisse, in Berkeley, California. Wolfgang Puck, after meeting LaDou, popularized the style of pizza in the rest of the country. It is served in a number of California Cuisine restaurants. Such restaurant chains as California Pizza Kitchen, Extreme Pizza, and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza are three major pizza franchises associated with California-style pizza.

California-style pizza was invented more or less simultaneously in 1980 by Ed LaDou (the “Prince of Pizza”), then working as pizza chef for Spectrum Foods’ Prego Restaurant in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood, and by pizza chefs working for Alice Waters at the Chez Panisse cafe in Berkeley, California.

LaDou had learned pizza-making in the 1970s as a teenager at Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi Too, a traditional New York-style pizzeria in Mountain View, California. He made pizzas briefly at Ecco, an upscale restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel in Palo Alto, California, before starting at Prego. Although Prego specialized in classic, Italian-style thin crust pizzas, its chefs encouraged LaDou to experiment with prosciutto, goat cheese, and truffles in their wood-burning oven, and send his results to guests. At one table, to whom he served an off-menu invention involving mustard, ricotta, pâté and red pepper turned out to be chef Wolfgang Puck.

California-style pizza with greens, egg, bacon, and garden vegetables

By 1980, Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse and its head chef, Jeremiah Tower, had already invented California cuisine, a combination of French and Italian techniques and presentation with fresh local ingredient-focused flavors. Waters was a long-time fan of Tommasso’s Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s North Beach, which had installed the West Coast’s first wood-fired pizza oven when it opened in 1935. After traveling to Italy, Waters decided to make an open kitchen featuring a Tomasso’s-style pizza oven the focus of the new cafe she was opening above her main dining room. Although prepared in classic fashion, her chefs added exotic fine ingredients to their single-serving pizzas and calzones, such as goat cheese and duck sausage. Her cafe, and its pizzas in particular, were an instant success, attracting wide attention among food critics.

Wolfgang Puck, in 1980 and 1981, was preparing to open the restaurant that would make him famous, Spago, in West Hollywood, California. Initially conceived as a pizzeria, Spago’s was modeled after the upstairs cafe at Chez Panisse. He was so impressed with the pizza LaDou had made for him at Prego, he hired LaDou as head pizza chef. Under Puck’s guidance, LaDou developed more than 250 pizza concepts using ingredients such as scallops, roe, and baby zucchini flowers. Among their most famous invention was “Jewish pizza”, a pizza dough first cooked then topped with smoked salmon, crème fraîche, capers, and dill. Another innovation was using infused olive oil, baby vegetables, chili oil, and flavored dough.

In 1985 LaDou helped two inexperienced lawyer-restaurateurs, Richard L. Rosenfeld and Larry S. Flax, start a new restaurant concept, California Pizza Kitchen (also known as “CPK”). He brought them many of Spago’s recipes, which he had carefully saved. The new restaurant borrowed the concept of open kitchens centered around wood-burning pizza ovens from Spago, but instead of exotic gourmet ingredients it used innovative but simpler comfort food toppings. When the new restaurant’s chef quit less than a month before opening, LaDou quickly designed and cooked an entire menu, inventing the now-ubiquitous barbecue chicken pizza on the spot. LaDou also helped develop pizza menus for Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and the Hard Rock Cafe.

Both Wolfgang Puck and California Pizza Kitchen were instrumental in turning California-style pizza from a gourmet food trend to a mass consumer food product. Based on the success of his pizzas and his status as a celebrity chef, Puck opened a series of restaurants, ranging from high end clones of Spago, to convenience chains for airports and mall food courts. California Pizza Kitchen grew to 200 outlets. Both introduced frozen pizzas, but after an early success Puck’s supermarket lines were overtaken by CPK’s, which are backed by Kraft foods.

 

Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes

July 19, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes. Fire up the Grill for these Delicious Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes like; Thai Wit-Glazed Grilled Chicken, All-American BBQ Chicken Thighs, and Caribbean Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs with Banana Salad. Find these recipes and more all the EatingWell website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes
Find healthy, delicious BBQ and grilled chicken thigh recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Thai Wit-Glazed Grilled Chicken
This chicken’s sticky, citrusy glaze is a flavor-packed combo of Belgian wit beer, coriander and orange—plus it gets a Thai-inspired spin from lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. Use a bottle from your favorite brewery or opt for easy-to-find Blue Moon Belgian White (and have a few extra bottles on hand to drink with it!)………..

All-American BBQ Chicken Thighs
In this healthy chicken thigh recipe, bottled barbecue sauce—often loaded with sodium and high-fructose corn syrup—is replaced with a homemade barbecue sauce recipe. Use the barbecue sauce to baste the chicken thighs while cooking—but if you want to also serve the barbecue sauce at the table, separate some before grilling to avoid cross-contamination……

Caribbean Chicken and Pineapple Kebabs with Banana Salad
A Caribbean-inspired marinade for these chicken-and-pineapple kebabs is flavored with pineapple juice, soy sauce, plenty of spices and spiked with rum. It’s moderately spicy from the use of jalapeño, but not nearly as spicy as the well-known jerk marinade, which uses the extremely hot Scotch bonnet chile. If spicy-hot is not your thing, leave the jalapeño out or use half. The creamy banana salad is a soothing counterpoint, but skip it if you like……….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy BBQ and Grilled Chicken Thigh Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/20649/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/thighs/bbq-grilled/

Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple

June 10, 2017 at 5:14 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Passing along a recipe for a Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. At the Diabetic Gourmet website you’ll find a large selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes along with Diabetes Management tips, Diabetic News and more! Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

 

Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple
Ingredients

2 (12-16 oz.) each pork tenderloins
1 (6-oz) can pineapple juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups fresh pineapple, peeled cubed (1-inch pieces)
6-8 wooden or metal skewers

Directions

1 – Place pork tenderloins in resealable plastic bag; set aside.
2 – In small bowl, combine marinade ingredients; pour over pork. Seal bag; refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate, or up to 24 hours to enhance flavor.
3 – Preheat grill to medium-hot. When ready to grill, remove pork from marinade and place on grill. Cook, covered, for about 10 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of pork is 160 degrees F.
4 – Meanwhile, place the pineapple chunks on the skewer; place on grill during the last 6 minutes of grilling time, turning after 3 minutes.
5 – To serve, slice pork into 1/2-inch slices (medallions) and serve with grilled pineapple.

 

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 180
Protein: 26g
Sodium: 577 mg
Cholesterol: 77 mg
Fat: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates: 9g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/861.shtml

Dip, Salsa and Spread Recipes

June 1, 2017 at 5:15 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Dip, Salsa and Spread Recipes. Find the spread you are looking for and they are all Diabetic Friendly! You’ll find recipes for Fresh Tomato Salsa, Tropical Fruit Salsa, and Chunky Roasted Veggie Spread. Find these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Dip, Salsa and Spread Recipes

Spreads, dips, and salsas are a great way to start any type of gathering. So get the gang together and enjoy something from this variety of sweet and savory appetizer recipes.

 

 

 

Fresh Tomato Salsa

If you like a mild salsa, use the banana peppers. For a hot version, opt for one of the other pepper choices……..

 

 

Tropical Fruit Salsa

When it comes to terrific flavor, this eye-catching quartet of pineapple, mango, kiwifruit, and mandarin oranges tossed with a zesty lime-and-mint dressing tops the list…..

 

 

Chunky Roasted Veggie Spread

This versatile sauce is extraordinary spooned on toasted French bread slices as an appetizer, tossed with pasta as a side dish, or spread on a pizza crust in place of traditional sauce. Roasting the veggies helps bring out their fantastic flavor……

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Dip, Salsa & Spread Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/appetizer/dip-salsa-spread-recipes

Saturday’s Chili – Polynesian Chili

September 19, 2015 at 4:53 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | 1 Comment
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This week’s Saturday’s Chili – Polynesian Chili. Here’s a twist for Chili, Polynesian Chili. It has Pork, Pineapple, Potatoes, Beans, and plenty of Spices! If your looking for a different Chili to try, here it is! It’s from the CooksRecipes website which has an endless variety of meals and ideas. Check it out soon! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 
Polynesian Chili

Give your chili a twist with this Polynesian slow cooker recipe. Serve with honey sweetened cornbread muffins.

Recipe Ingredients:Cooksrecipes 2

1 1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 (15.5-ounce) cans great northern beans, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped green pepper
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (20-ounce) pineapple chunks, drained

Cooking Directions:

Place all ingredients except pineapple in 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Mix until well-combined. Cover. Cook on low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until pork is tender, stirring once halfway through cooking time, if possible.
Stir in pineapple just before serving.
Makes 6 servings.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/polynesian_chili_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 19, 2015 at 5:12 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Amy for sending me this one to share….

 

The tough core from Pineapples that is usually discarded or pressed for juice can also be sliced lengthwise and used as stirrers for fruit drinks.

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