Tags: Baking, Cooing Tips, Cooking, Food, Grilling, Kitchen Hints, Pork, Pork Loin Roast, recipes
For a tender pork loin….
When roasting a pork loin, cook it with the fat side down for the first 20 minutes, so that the fat begins to liquefy. Then turn the roast over for the balance of the cooking time, and the fat will baste the meat.
Tags: Baking, Cooking, Diabetes, Diabetic Living Online, Food, Grilling, Pork, recipes, Rice, Salads, Shrimp, Turkey, Whole-Grain Recipes
From the Diabetic Living Online website its Whole Grain Recipes. Add fiber, protein, and nutrients to your diet with these Whole Grain Recipes! Recipes that include; Greek Pork and Farro Salad, Garlic Shrimp over Teff, and Turkey Wild Rice Salad. Find these and more all on the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
Cooking and baking with a variety of whole grains is a delicious way to add fiber, protein, and nutrients to your diabetic diet. Replacing refined grains with whole grains may help improve insulin sensitivity, blood glucose control, and your weight. Plus, whole grains may reduce your risk of health issues that often accompany diabetes, such as heart disease and hypertension. Check out these whole grain recipes for meals, snacks, and desserts.
Greek Pork and Farro Salad
Get the heart-healthy benefits of whole grains and indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean—all at once. Farro combines with refreshing veggies, juicy pork tenderloin, and tart feta cheese for a substantial meal that will fill you up for just 26 grams of carb per serving……
Garlic Shrimp over Teff
Rich in iron and calcium, teff is a hardworking whole grain that’s great as a porridge or polenta. In this seafood recipe, we added Parmesan cheese to teff and served sautéed shrimp and spinach on top….
Turkey Wild Rice Salad
A perfect use for leftover turkey, this speedy turkey salad features both long grain rice and wild rice, meaning it’s packed with protein. Sweet apples, dried cherries, and pecans dress up the whole grain recipe…..
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Tags: Baking, Beef, Chicken, Cooking, Diabetes, Diabetic Living Online, Food, Grilling, Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes, Pork, recipes, Sloppy Joes, Soups, Tortilla Soup
From the Diabetic Living Online website its Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes. Enjoy a homemade comfort food dinner, and they’re low carb! Delicious recipes like Mahogany Chicken Thighs, Low-Carb Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Zesty and Healthy Sloppy Joes. Find them all at one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
Slow cookers are the ultimate convenience, simmering foods to perfection for hours at a slow and steady rate. These low-carb meals (all with 35 grams of carb or less per serving!) allow you to save time and enjoy the foods you love with half the carbs!
Mahogany Chicken Thighs
Serve these sweet and tart marinated chicken thighs on a bed of white rice for a restaurant-worthy meal in 25 minutes — plus a few hours in the slow cooker……
Low-Carb Chicken Tortilla Soup
Warm up with a low-fat, Mexican-inspired chicken soup topped with crunchy tortillas and spicy jalapenos. Using canned no-salt-added stewed tomatoes and frozen vegetables makes preparing this low-carb slow cooker recipe a breeze…..
Zesty, Healthy Sloppy Joes
There’s no need to prepare a separate meal for the kids. Simmer meat and veggies in a slow cooker for an all-time kid-favorite comfort food. The whole family will enjoy these easy, delicious, and low-carb sloppy joes…..
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Tags: Butternut squash, Cooking, Cumin, Cumin Spiced Pork Chops, Dinner, Food, Little Potato Company, Pillsbury French Bread, Pork, Purple Passion Asparagus, recipes, Spices
Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes
For my Breakfast I toasted an Eggo Waffle, topped it with a Poached Egg, and had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Big change in our weather again. We went from a high near 60 degrees yesterday, to a high of 30 with a snow flurries and high winds today. Ohio weather is never boring! After Breakfast I headed up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Finished up cleaning out the “junk drawer” and then started on the pantry. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Purple Passion Asparagus, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Savory Herb Potatoes.
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 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 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.
For a side dish I had picked up some Purple Passion Asparagus at Meijer the other day. I had never tried this before so I was looking forward to giving it try! They said it like Green Asparagus but it’s less fibrous and sweeter due to a higher sugar content. I prepared it the same way as the Roasted Asparagus I’ve made before. I’ll need; 1 bunch of Purple Asparagus (fibrous bases removed), 1 Tablespoon of Crumbled Bacon or Bacon Bits, Ground Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, and 1 tbsp Extra Light Olive Oil.
To prepare it is easy; Preheat the oven to 400F. Place asparagus in a baking tray sheet. Add the bacon, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool a couple of minutes and serve! I’ll have to get more of this, really like it. It came out tender and had a slight sweet taste to it.
I hadn’t planned on Roasted Butternut Squash but its one of Mom’s favorites so I prepared a package of that also. I had purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger and had them in the fridge.. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 2 packages of Diced Butternut Squash, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.
To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. I baked this as I was baking the Asparagus. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash!
While at Meijer I picked up a package of the Little Potato Company Savory Herb Potatoes. I had these a few times now and really enjoyed them. The Potatoes come in a microwavable tray. Just pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and you have a nutritious and tasty Potato Dish. These are definitely a good item to have in the pantry! So easy to prepare and no clean up. I really enjoyed this Dinner, doesn’t get much better than this! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.
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.
Evoking all the cozy feelings of home-cooking, the Savory Herb flavor combines a fun mix of red and yellow Creamer potatoes with a comforting blend of savory herbs, earthy spices and just a hint of bacon flavor.
Simply pop the tray in the microwave for five minutes and mix in the seasoning pack and voila! – you have a nutritious taste of home. This is cozy dish on its own, or combine it with other ingredients to take your meal to a whole new level of down-home goodness.
You may also want to try our Garlic Parsley or Zesty Italian flavors.
*CALORIES PER SERVING 85
* GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
* SOURCE OF FIBER
* SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
* NATURALLY FAT-FREE
1. Simply remove the cardboard sleeve and seasoning pack. The plastic film stays on to aid in steaming the potatoes.
2. Place the convenience tray in the microwave. Cook on high for 5 minutes*.
3. Let the tray rest for 2 minutes then carefully remove plastic film and stir in seasoning pack. Caution – the contents will be very hot. If desired, add 1 tbsp. of butter or olive oil.
Serve and enjoy!
*Cooking times may vary.
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Saturated / Trans Fats 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 175 mg 7%
Potassium 510 mg 15%
Carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Fibre 2 g 8%
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g
Purple asparagus is a similar in appearance and flavor to both white and green varieties as its original cultivar came from green asparagus. Its differentiated by its violet hued stems and conical crowned tips, however its feathery foliage is still green. It is inherently less fibrous thus more tender than other asparagus types. Also, its preferred sweetness is due to its twenty percent higher sugar content than other asparagus varieties.
Purple asparagus’ color comes from the high levels of anthocyanins in the spears. Anthocyanins are potent antioxidant flavonoids that have protective and preventative health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
Tags: Baking, Beef, Bison, Chili Beans, Chilies, Cooking, Diabetes, Diabetic Chili Recipes, Diabetic Living Online, Food, Grilling, Peppers, Pork, recipes, Spices
From the Diabetic Living Online website its Top Diabetic Chili Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Chili Recipes including Recipes like Vegetarian Chili, Fix-and-Forget White Chili, and Turkey and Bean Chili. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and eat Healthy in 2017! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
Chili is a delicious and healthful dish that’s easy to make for a perfect weeknight meal or game-day crowd-pleaser. These diabetic recipes are loaded with veggies and fiber-filled beans for a nutritional bonus.
No-salt-added tomatoes and tomato sauce as well as salt-free seasoning blend keep the sodium down in this hearty, meatless bowl of chili……
Fix-and-Forget White Chili
Thicken this slow cooker chili to perfect spooning consistency by slightly mashing the beans…..
Turkey and Bean Chili
If you want to spice up this mild chili, add a can of green chile peppers or even a few smoked poblanos for more heat and smoky flavor……
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Tags: Black Bean Pork Chili, Black Beans, Chili, Cooking, Food, Pork, recipes, Red Bell Peppers, Spices
Forgot I had this Chili recipe, Black Bean Pork Chili. Enjoy!
Black Bean Pork Chili
1 pound lean ground pork
1 medium red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water
2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lime juice
Shredded cheddar cheese
Nonstick cooking spray
Flour tortillas, warmed for accompaniment (optional)
1 – Coat heavy, large covered pot with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add pork, bell pepper, onion, garlic and cumin. Cook and stir until pork is brown and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain off fat.
2 – Stir black beans, undrained tomatoes, water, oregano and salt into mixture in pot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
3 – Uncover; simmer about 15 minutes more or until desired consistency.
4 – Stir in lime juice. Ladle into soup bowls. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese. Serve with tortillas, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Tags: Bob Evan's Mashed Potatoes, Cooking, Cubed Pork Steak, Del Monte Cut Green Beans, Dinner, Egg Beaters, Flour, Food, Paprika, Pioneer Gravy, Pork, Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko
Today’s Menu: Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
It was Jennie -O Turkey Sausage Links, Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, and a slice of toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Meijer had been out of the Jennie – O Turkey Sausage links for quite a while but they finally had them back stock the other day. Right after Breakfast I had to go to Walmart for a couple of items, ended up with more than what I went for! I noticed Walmart had added quite a few new items, that’s a good thing. Not too bad out there today, 42 degrees and partly sunny. Cleaned the house today, ran the vacuum, dusted, etc. After Lunch I was in a Boggle Word Tournament online. Love playing Boggle. Ended up finishing in the top ten out of 72 people, not too bad. So for dinner tonight I prepared a Panko Crusted Cubed Pork Steak w/ White Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.
I bought a of packages of Cubed Pork Steak at Kroger the other day. So I got the big three out to bread it with; Flour,Egg Beater’s, and Panko Bread Crumbs. I seasoned the Steak with Sea Salt and Black Ground Pepper. Next I seasoned the Flour with Hungarian Paprika and rolled the Cube Pork in that and shook off the excess. Then I dipped it in the Egg Beater’s shaking off the excess and then pressed both sides in the Shake and Bake Seasoned Panko Bread Crumbs, making sure both sides was well covered. I heated up a medium size skillet, that I drizzled with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on medium high heat. Added my Cubed Pork and fried both sides about 4 minutes per side, till each side was golden brown. Topped it with some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. The Cubed Pork Steak came out delicious! Moist and very tender with a good flavor from the Paprika and all the other ingredients. As you can tell in the picture, the Steaks are huge so I cut them half, I’ll have the other half for Breakfast in the morning.
For one side dish I prepared my favorite Mashed Potatoes, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. Easy to fix and delicious. To prepare it just heat it up in the microwave for 6 minutes and it’s ready. To top my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Pork Steak I made some Pioneer Peppered White Gravy. Another quick and easy prep and comes out piping hot and delicious. I topped both my Mashed Potatoes and Cubed Steak with it. Then I also heated up a small can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans. One delicious Country Comfort Food Dinner tonight, just love Gravy! For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.
Pioneer Brand Peppered White Gravy
Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil), Bleached and Enriched Wheat Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Food Starch-modified, Corn Syrup Solids, Salt, Maltodextrin, Sodium Caseinate (A Milk Derivative), Mono and Diglycerides, Black Pepper, Sodium Citrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Artificial Flavor, Artificial Color.
1. Blend Peppered Gravy Mix with 1/2 cup cool water. Mix or whisk until lump free. Set Gravy Mix blend aside. 2. Bring 1-1/2 cups water to a full rolling boil. 3. Pour the Gravy Mix Blend into the boiling water. Stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until thickened. Remove from heat.
Serving Size 1 serving (10 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories from Fat 27
Total Fat 3.0g 5%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Carbohydrates 5.0g 2%
Tags: 25-Minute Recipes, Baking, Cooking, Diabetes, Diabetic Living Online, Food, Grilling, Pork, recipes, Rice, Rubens, Salmon, Turkey
From the Diabetic Living Online website its 25-Minute Recipes. Healthy and delicious meals made in 25 minutes or less! Recipes that include Turkey Reuben, 25-Minute Pork Diane, and Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Tropical Rice. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
Think you don’t have time to fix a healthy meal? Think again! These quick and easy, nutritious meals come together in 25 minutes or less.
Use reduced-calorie Thousand Island salad dressing and swap turkey and lightly dressed coleslaw for corned beef and sauerkraut — all in the interest of better health and great taste!…
25-Minute Pork Diane
Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and a double dose of lemon — lemon juice and lemon-pepper seasoning — add zest to this tender, juicy pork loin……
Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Tropical Rice
Coriander seeds give the salmon a flavor that’s a cross between caraway and sage with a hint of lemon. The fish pairs deliciously with the cilantro-laced mango-and-rice pilaf…..
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Tags: Baking, Beef, Bison, Cooking, Cooking Tips, Food, Grilling, Kitchen Hints, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, recipes
Leave the meat alone……
It’s always important to let a roast beef, pork, lamb or poultry, sit a little while before carving. That allows the juices to retreat back into the meat. If you carve a roast too soon, much of its goodness will spill out onto the carving board.
Tags: Baking, Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower, Cooking, Dinner, Food, Pork, recipes, Smithfield - Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black, Spices
Today’s Menu: Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted cauliflower and Cut Green Beans
For Breakfast this morning I had a Breakfast sandwich. I toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. Then, Mom had a package of Bob Evans Pork Sausage Patties and I fried one the Patties. Been a while since I had one of these. They fry up easy and make one good Sandwich. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Green Tea. Mom went to Church so I had to stay home to keep an eye out on Dad. So after Breakfast I cleaned the house and did a load of laundry for Mom. Had everything done by noon so I had Lunch, I had Smoked Salmon and Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers. For the rest of the afternoon, watching NFL Football. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin w/ Roasted Cauliflower and Cut Green Beans
Hard to beat a good Pork Roast on a Sunday Afternoon! I’m using a Smithfield – Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin. Kroger had them on sale so I picked one up. It comes already seasoned, Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper. I just added a bit of McCormick Grinder Sea Salt.
To prepare it I preheated the oven at 425 degrees. I then took a small roast pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. As I said the Roast is already seasoned with Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper, I lightly Salted it with some McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. I then baked until I had an internal temperature of 150 degrees, a total of about 31 minutes. Very impressed with the Smithfield Roast. Seasoned perfectly, excellent taste, and very moist!
To go with my Pork Roast, I Sauteed some Baby Bella Mushrooms. Seasoned them with Ground Thyme, Ground Rosemary, Ground Roasted Cumin, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt. I love having Mushrooms with about any dish. Easily prepared and low calorie and low carb side dish.
I also prepared some Roasted Cauliflower. I used a package of Kroger Packaged Cauliflower Florets. So I made some Buffalo Cauliflower with them! To prepare them I needed; 1 Package of Cauliflower Florets, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 cup or more) hot sauce, and blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping. Then to make it is really easy I just tossed the cauliflower florets in the oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet and roasted in a preheated 400 degree oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes. Then, the good part, toss the cauliflower in the hot sauce! I served it with Litehouse Lite Bleu Cheese Dressing/Dip for dipping. It’s one delicious side dish! The recipe and website link is at the end of the post.
Smithfield – Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin
Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 110 Calories from Fat: 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat .5g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 55.0mg 18%
Sodium 190.0mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietry Fiber 1g
Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower
Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil, salt and pepper, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
Toss cauliflower in the hot sauce and enjoy warm with blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping and celery sticks on the side.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 48, Fat 4g (Saturated 0.3g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 400mg, Carbs 4g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 2g), Protein 1g