Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Potatoes and Purple Asparagus

June 20, 2017 at 4:56 PM | Posted in Pork, potatoes | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Red Potatoes and Purple Asparagus

 

 

It’s Bacon and eggs this morning for Breakfast! I fried up some of the Jennie – O Turkey Bacon, 1 Egg Sunnyside Up, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love a good Breakfast! Mostly sunny and 82 degrees out today! Did some light cleaning of the house and then cleaned up a bit outside. After Lunch I got the cart out to enjoy this beautiful day! Went around the neighborhood and then down by the lake for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Fried Red Potatoes and Purple Asparagus.

 

 

I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chop from the Meijer Meat Department Counter. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare my Chop 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. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 145° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork. The Chop was huge, plenty leftovers for Breakfast and Lunch!

 

Also while at Meijer I picked a bag of Gourmet Red Potatoes. I can’t remember the last time I prepared Fried Potatoes but Mom made some the other night and they looked so good I had to have some. To prepare them I’ll need; the Red Potatoes, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Dried Parsley, and Extra Light Olive Oil.

 

 

 

 

I started by washing the Potatoes off in cold water and drying them with a paper towels. Next I got a Cast Iron Skillet and sprayed with a light coat of Pam Cooking Spray. I then added a 2 tablespoons of the Olive Oil and heated the skillet on medium heat. As the skillet was heating I sliced the Potatoes up and putting the slices in a large bowl. I then seasoned them with Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley and Parsley. With skillet heated I added the Potatoes. I then covered the skillet with a lid and let them fry. After about 5 minutes I took a spatula and flipped them over. After about 4 minutes I flipped them over again and let them finish cooking. I’m a Potato Freak anyway and these came out delicious! I love Potatoes anyway you can prepare them.

 

For another side I picked up more of the Purple Asparagus at Mejier. It tastes 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! Comes out tender and that slight sweet taste to it. Really like the Purple Asparagus over the Green Asparagus!

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Purple Asparagus

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. Its attractive violet coloring is only skin deep as its flesh is pale green to creamy white. 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. Cooked purple asparagus develops flavoral notes of artichoke, barley and almonds. Purple asparagus has the highest levels of anti-oxidants among the asparagus varieties.

Hot Thai Stir-Fry

June 16, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website it’s a Hot Thai Stir-Fry. Made with cubed pork, ginger, and a host of spices and served with rice. At the CooksRecipes website you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to satisfy all tastes and cuisines! Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

Hot Thai Stir-Fry

Adjust the heat of this dish to fit your family’s taste. Serve over rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger*
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground mild chili powder
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds pork loin, cubed
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 cup chopped broccoli
Hot cooked rice

Cooking Directions:

1 – Blend oil, garlic powder, ginger, cardamom, chili powder and soy sauce in large skillet. Add pork; stir-fry pork over medium-high heat 3 minutes.
2 – Add vegetables, vinegar and curry. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Serve over rice.
Makes 6 servings.

*If fresh ginger is not available, substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 320 calories Protein 25 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 220 milligrams Cholesterol 55 milligrams Saturated Fat 3 grams Carbohydrates 28 grams Fiber 2 grams

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/hot_thai_stir-fry_recipe.html

Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/..

June 15, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Aunt Millie's, Swift Premium | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Baked Fries

 

 

To start my day off I had a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Another rainy day outside again. We have several areas that had flooding from yesterday’s rains. So more on top of that, 85 degrees and muggy. So I stayed in and cleaned the house today. Started by getting a couple of loads of laundry started. Then dusted and vacuumed. Next into the kitchen and laundry room. Cleaned the oven, self-cleaning oven. Then dusted and cleaned around the washer and dryer. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger yesterday and preparing it for Dinner tonight. The Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast comes packaged already seasoned. You can roast this in the oven or use the Slow Cooker as I am today. I got my Crock Pot out and put a plastic liner in it and sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray.First remove the Shoulder Roast from the package and place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours or until fork tender. A special “Thank You” goes out to whomever invented the Crock Pot Liners! You’ve made cooking so much easier!

 

 

 

Removed the Roast from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. Then shred meat with two forks for my Sandwiches. The Roast came out mouth-watering delicious! Tender, moist, and well seasoned. So tender it broke apart while taking it out of the Slow Cooker. I’m serving it on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun and topped with some Jack Daniels Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. This is a Sandwich! I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches for Lunch the next few days.

 

 

To go with the Pulled Pork Sandwiches I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 18 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast

http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/

Cooking Directions:
Slow Cooker (preferred method):

1 – Remove meat from package.
2 – Place in slow cooker with 1 inch of water in bottom.
3 – Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until fork tender. Increase cooking time to 6 hours if cooking from frozen.
4 – Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly.
5 – Shred meat with two forks.
Oven:

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package.
3 – Place pan on stovetop, add two tablespoons of oil and heat pot briefly on medium-high heat.
4 – When oil is hot, brown the roast on all sides.
5 – Place roast in oven safe dish with 1/2 cup of water. Cover and cook for 3 hours or until internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat reaches 185°F.
6 – Remove from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
7 – Slice and serve.
8 – If shredded roast is desired, cook an additional hour.
*Slow cooker and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking times accordingly.

Seasoning Ingredients: Spices including paprika, sea salt, dextrose, dehydrated garlic & onion, yeast extract, natural flavors and citric acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 70 %
Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 460mg
19%Total Carbohydrate 1g%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g 44%
http://www.swiftfreshpork.com/brands/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-pork-products/shoulders/petite-roast/swift-premium-dry-rubbed-santa-maria-boneless-petite-pork-shoulder-roast.aspx

 

 

 

Jack Daniel’s® Honey Smokehouse™
Known for its attention to detail and unrelenting quality, Jack Daniel’s® slow cooks its Honey Smokehouse™ Barbecue Sauce using a blend of real honey and spices to ensure the perfect balance of sweet smokey flavor for all your grilling and baking occasions. Brush on meat during last 10 to 15 minutes of cooking for delicious flavor.
http://www.jackdanielssauces.com/bbq/bbq_products.aspx

Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes

June 13, 2017 at 5:38 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes like; Grilled Beef and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad, and Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes

You can enjoy fun summer cookouts while maintaining a healthful diet. Featuring lean meats and delicious veggies, here are some of our favorite diabetic grilled salads.

 

 

Grilled Beef and Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Grilled beef, avocado, and tomatoes come together in this grilled salad recipe reminiscent of fajitas but with a fraction of the calories. A refreshing cilantro-lime salad dressing completes the Mexican theme……

 

 

Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

There’s no need for meat in this grilled salad. Drizzled with herbed vinaigrette, the hearty eggplant and cremini mushrooms are filling and flavorful……

 

 

Grilled Cajun Chicken Salad

The rub on the grilled chicken in this protein-loaded salad provides a spicy contrast to the cool, refreshing greens. Toss in raw veggies such as carrots, red sweet pepper, and green onion for a balanced and easy diabetic dinner…….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Grilled Salad Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/salad/healthy-grilled-salad-recipes

One of America’s Favorites – Fatback

June 5, 2017 at 5:33 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Fatback is a cut of meat from a domestic pig. It consists of the layer of adipose tissue (subcutaneous fat) under the skin of the back, with or without the skin (pork rind). Fatback is “hard fat”, distinct from the visceral fat that occurs in the abdominal cavity and is called “soft fat” and leaf lard.

Like other types of pig fat, fatback may be rendered to make a high quality lard, and is one source of salt pork. Finely

1. fatback

diced or coarsely ground fatback is an important ingredient in sausage making and in some meat dishes.

Fatback is an important element of traditional charcuterie. In several European cultures it is used to make specialty bacon. Containing no skeletal muscle, this bacon is a delicacy.

At one time fatback was Italy’s basic cooking fat, especially in regions where olive trees are sparse or absent, but health concerns have reduced its popularity. However, it provides a rich, authentic flavour for the classic battuto – sautéed vegetables, herbs and flavourings – that forms the basis of many traditional dishes. Today, pancetta is often used instead.

 

Bacon

Salo with the rind on

Fatback is processed into slab bacon by many methods, including brine curing, dry curing, smoking, or boiling. Usually the skin (rind) is left on.

This fatback bacon is widely eaten throughout Europe. In Italy it is called lardo, and notable examples are Valle d’Aosta Lard d’Arnad and Lardo di Colonnata. In Ukraine, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union, it is called salo. In Hungary, where it is called szalonna, it is very popular for campfire cookouts (szalonnasütés). In Germany, where it is called Rückenspeck (back pork fat), it is one of two cuts known as Speck.

 

Pork rinds

Breaded and fried fatback

Fatback is a traditional part of southern US cuisine, soul food and traditional Cuisine of Quebec, where it is used for fried pork rinds (known there as cracklings, or Oreilles de crisse in Quebec), and to flavor stewed vegetables such as leaf vegetables, green beans, and black-eyed peas. A common delicacy is strips of heavily salted and fried fatback. Fatback was extremely popular in the South during the Great Depression because it is an inexpensive piece of meat. In the southwestern United States, fried fatback is known by its Spanish name, chicharrón.

 

In sausages
Fatback is an important ingredient in notable traditional sausages including nduja, cudighi, and cotechino Modena.

 

In Cooking

Homemade lard rendered from fatback

In French cooking, very thinly sliced fatback is used to line the mold when making a terrine or pâté, and thin strips of fatback are inserted under the skin of lean gamebirds for roasting. These techniques are barding and larding, respectively, and in both the fatback is used without the rind. Fatback also is used to make lardons, salt pork, and lard.

 

 

Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

June 4, 2017 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Margaret Holmes Products, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans

 

 

 

To start my morning off I prepared a Poached Egg, 1 al fresco Chicken Breakfast Sausage Pattie, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I took the split Muffin and put the Sausage pattie on the bottom half and then the Poached Egg. Put the top half of the Muffin on top and I had my Breakfast Sandwich! Sunny and 87 degrees out there today. After Breakfast I headed up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom and Dad. Mom went on to Church and I cleaned the house and did a load of laundry for her. After Lunch I got the hedge clippers out and trimmed the vine alongside the driveway. Then got the weed killer out and my cart and sprayed around the back of the house and sprayed around the neighbor’s house for them. Back inside i caught up on a few shows I had recorded. Dinner tonight I had a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Pinto Beans.

 

 

I picked up a large Center Cut Pork Chops from the Meijer Meat Department. I really love the Meijer selection and quality of all their meats, and all their products and produce.

 

 

 

 

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. I’ll be using a Cast Iron Skillet for the Chop. I love using Cast Iron Skillets, not only do the heat up evenly and retain that heat but you can also go from using it on the stove and right into the oven. So I start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in the Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add the Chop 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 gives a fantastic flavor and perfect browning to the Chop. The inside being so tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

 

 

I prepared some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve, just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

 

 

 

For another side an item I haven’t had in a while, Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans. I purchased a couple of cans of this at a nearby Walmart, they carry a good selection of a lot of the Margaret Holmes Products. To prepare it just empty the contents into a medium saucepan. Cover it and bring it to a boil. Stir and reduce the heat to slow simmer and serve when ready. And I have delicious side dish! I love Beans of all kinds and these Seasoned Pinto Beans are delicious, love the Seasoning. I also reheated some of the French Bread leftover from last night’s Dinner. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with a dab of Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 
Margaret Holmes Seasoned Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a great source of fiber and amino acids. Our delicious Seasoned Pinto Beans are slow-simmered with our unique blend of down-home Southern spices to create a true delicacy. Just heat and serve!

Directions:
Instructions: STOVETOP HEATING INSTRUCTIONS: EMPTY CONTENTS INTO MEDIUM SAUCEPAN. COVER AND BRING TO BOIL. STIR AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER UNTIL READY TO HEAT.

Ingredients:
Ingredients: PINTO BEANS, WATER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DEHYDRATED ONION, SUGAR, SPICES, NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL SMOKE FLAVOR, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (TO PRESERVE COLOR) AND CHICKEN FAT. MAY CONTAIN ALLERGENS: WHEAT (WHEAT GLUTEN), SOYBEANS (HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN) & PEANUTS.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size141 g (0.5 cup)
Amount Per ServingCalories 120 Calories
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
http://margaretholmes.com/products/seasoned-pinto-beans/

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Baked Beans

May 27, 2017 at 5:05 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Bush's, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Baked Beans

 

 


For Breakfast on this Saturday Morning I toasted a Healthy Life English Muffin and topped it with a Poached Egg. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Partly sunny and 78 degrees outside, had some more rain late in the day. I had bought a couple of Tomato Plants at Meijer, and they were in sad shape. But I bought them anyway, so I repotted them today. All caught up on cleaning so I had the cart out most of the day. For Dinner tonight Mom’s Favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes and Bourbon and Brown Sugar Baked Beans.

 


Mom’s favorite meal is my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs and she’s been wanting some Ribs. So “What Mom wants Mom gets”. So Ribs it is for dinner tonight. She I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with JB’s Fat Boy All Purpose Rub and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge.

 

Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 7 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, Rib intoxicating! After 7 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. I would like to thank who ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

 

 

 

For one side I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better and easier to make!

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared a can of Bush’s Grillin’ Beans – Bourbon and Brown Sugar. Love these Beans, fantastic smokey flavor. Just simmer in a saucepan and serve. I had these sometime back and fell in love with the flavor and taste prepare the; just open the can and empty the Beans Into Saucepan. Heat To Simmer until heated through. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 


BUSH’S® BOURBON AND BROWN SUGAR GRILLIN’ BEANS®
When you’re grilling your favorite meats, you want a side that can hold its own—like the bold taste of BUSH’S® Bourbon and Brown Sugar Grillin’ Beans®. We slow-cook plump navy beans in a robust sauce generously seasoned with brown sugar, molasses, a bold blend of spices and a touch of natural bourbon flavor for a side dish that’s decidedly different.
NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 170
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Potassium 390mg 11%
Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Protein 7g -%
Sugars 15g -%
Vitamin A – 0%
Vitamin C – 2%
Calcium – 6%
Iron – 10%
http://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/bourbon-and-brown-sugar

Healthy Summer Recipes

May 24, 2017 at 4:51 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy Summer Recipes. Start the upcoming Summer off healthy with these Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Recipes including; Frozen Pineapple Right-Side-Up Torte, Honeydew Mojito Sherbet, and Indian Curry Fish. Find these and all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Healthy Summer Recipes
Summer recipes are here! From under-20-minute meals to grilling recipes to no-bake desserts, we have 36 diabetic recipes that will keep you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert all summer long.

 

 

Frozen Pineapple Right-Side-Up Torte

Dive into a fluffy filling of pineapple and whipped cream! A double boiler ensures the filling of this pineapple torte is properly cooked. Use a sugar substitute and cut 10 grams of carb per serving……..

 
Honeydew Mojito Sherbet

Mint and lime complement the honeydew and yogurt in this healthy frozen dessert with only 100 calories per serving. Enjoy this sweet treat while getting a portion of your recommended vitamin C intake…….

 
Indian Curry Fish

Serve this fish dish three different ways. Choose from East Indian curry, a New Orleans po’ boy, or an Asian-inspired noodle bowl. All are equally delicious and have less than 30 grams of carb per serving……

 
* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Summer Recipes
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Taste of Cincinnati May 27-29, 2017

May 23, 2017 at 1:28 PM | Posted in Festivals, Food | Leave a comment
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39TH ANNUAL Taste of Cincinnati
The Nation’s Longest Running Free Culinary Festival
May 27-29 2017
5TH STREET DOWNTOWN
http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/

 

About Taste of Cincinnati
Taste of Cincinnati is held every Memorial Day weekend in downtown Cincinnati by the Corporate and Community Events division of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Started in 1979, it is now the nation’s longest running culinary arts festival.

Taste of Cincinnati started as a one-day fest in Piatt Park, then known as Garfield Park, with approximately 5,000 attending the first event. The event expanded to two days in 1981, and in 1988 expanded to three days and moved to Central Parkway. Taste of Cincinnati was the brainchild of Karen Maier, vice president of marketing for Frisch’s Restaurants Inc. Maier cooked up the idea after reading about Taste of the Big Apple in the Nation’s Restaurant News, an industry trade publication.

In 2007, the event was moved to Fifth Street to spotlight the $42-million renovation of Fountain Square and its underground parking garage, and to bring the event closer to Downtown’s cluster of hotels, such as The Cincinnatian Hotel, the Garfield Suites Hotel, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati, The Terrace Hotel and the Westin Hotel Cincinnati.

Approximately 500,000 now attend the annual food extravaganza, making Taste one of the nation’s largest street festivals. Taste of Cincinnati was named Food Event of the Year for 1997 by Events Business News, the recognized authority of the special events business in the United States, selecting it out of 40,000 special events across the nation.

Taste of Cincinnati features more than 40 fine restaurants serving up delicious and delectable menu items. In the weeks leading up to Taste each year, menu items are previewed and judged for prestigious Best of Taste Awards.

Taste of Cincinnati is also a music festival, with continuous live entertainment featuring local and national recording stars performing on multiple stages throughout the event.

 

Festival Hours
Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 11AM – 11PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 | 11 AM – 11PM
Monday, May 29, 2017 | 11AM – 9PM
*There is no admission for for Taste of Cincinnati. Menu items range from $3-$6.

Directions
Taste of Cincinnati is held on 4 blocks of Fifth Street, between Main Street and just east of Sentinel Street in downtown Cincinnati.
http://www.tasteofcincinnati.com/

One of America’s Favorites – Barbecue Sandwich

May 22, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A barbecue sandwich served with pickled cucumber

A barbecue sandwich is a sandwich that is typically prepared with barbecued meats. Several types of meats are used to prepare barbecue sandwiches. Some varieties use cooked meats that are not barbecued, but include barbecue sauce. Many variations, including regional variations, exist, along with diverse types of cooking styles, preparations and ingredients.

 

 

 
A plethora of meats and preparation styles for barbecue sandwiches exist. Meats may be sliced, chopped or pulled, and various types are used, such as pork, pulled pork, pork shoulder, beef, beef brisket, chicken, sausage, pork ribs and turkey. Some versions use slow-smoked meats. Barbecue sandwiches typically have barbecue sauce included in their preparation, either when the meat is cooked, as a sauce within a sandwich, or both. Some meats may be seasoned with a spice rub. Some barbecue sandwiches may use cooked meats that are not barbecued, but include a barbecue sauce. Coleslaw is sometimes served with barbecue

A pulled pork barbecue sandwich

sandwiches, either on the sandwich itself or as a side dish. Sometimes sautéed vegetables such as onion and garlic are also used. Some versions prepared with beef brisket include both lean and fatty portions from the cut of beef to enhance their flavor. Pre-packaged barbecue sandwiches are also manufactured.

Breads used in the preparation of barbecue sandwiches include white bread, hamburger buns, whole wheat bread and even rye bread. The bread can help to prevent the meat from drying and to retain its temperature.

 

 

Regional variations

Missouri – Kansas City-style barbecue refers to the specific regional barbecue style of slowly smoked meat that first started from the pit of Henry Perry in the early 1900s in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City barbecue is slow-smoked over a variety of woods and then covered with a thick tomato- and molasses-based sauce.

North Carolina – Chopped pork barbecue sandwiches with coleslaw served on the sandwich are common in North Carolina. The term “barbecue” in North Carolina commonly refers specifically to barbecued, chopped pork, whereas other barbecued foods are often referred to by their actual food name.

Tennessee – Chopped pork shoulder barbecue sandwiches served with coleslaw atop them are common in Memphis, Tennessee. For example, Leonard Heuberger, who in 1922 founded a barbecue restaurant in Memphis named Leonard’s, has been reputed there as being the inventor of the “classic Memphis pork barbecue sandwich”. This sandwich was prepared on a bun with chopped or pulled pork shoulder meat, a tomato-based sauce, an

A barbecue sandwich, served with a side of smoked beans

d coleslaw. In the book Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History, it is stated that other restaurants “followed suit” regarding this sandwich style, and that “…the standard has not changed in more than 60 years.” At the Memphis restaurant chain Tops, pork shoulder sandwiches are described in this book as a “mainstay” that have existed as such since 1952, when the first Tops restaurant opened.

Texas – Texas Barbecue is a traditional style of preparing meat unique to the cuisine of Texas. It is one of the many different varieties of barbecue found around the world. Texas barbecue traditions can be divided into four general styles: East Texas, Central Texas, South Texas, and West Texas. The Central and East Texas varieties are generally the most well-known.
Generally speaking, the different Texas barbecue styles are distinguished as follows:
* East Texas style: The meat is slowly cooked to the point that it is “falling off the bone.” It is typically cooked over hickory wood and marinated in a sweet, tomato-based sauce.
* Central Texas style: The meat is rubbed with spices and cooked over indirect heat from pecan or oak wood.
* West Texas style: The meat is cooked over direct heat from mesquite wood.
* South Texas style: Features thick, molasses-like sauces that keep the meat very moist.

 

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