“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – POTATO, BROCCOLI AND FENNEL SALAD

May 20, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – POTATO, BROCCOLI AND FENNEL SALAD. Idaho Potatoes, Broccoli, Ranch Salad Dressing, and Red Onions are some of the ingredients you’ll need to make this week’s recipe. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes to choose from so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

POTATO, BROCCOLI AND FENNEL SALAD

Ingredients

8 large Idaho potatoes (about 4 pounds), well-scrubbed, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups chopped broccoli (about 1 bunch)
2 cups (16 ounces) favorite ranch salad dressing
3 cups chopped fennel (about one large bulb), with core and tops removed
1 large red onion, quartered and very thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup diced green olives with pimento (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Leaf lettuce, for garnish
Cherry tomatoes or sliced tomatoes, for garnish

Directions

1 – Fill large stockpot half full of water, add salt and bring to boiling over high heat. Add potatoes and bring back to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to medium and boil for three minutes.
2 – Add broccoli to potatoes and bring back to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium again, and cook until desired doneness (1-3 minutes). Potatoes and broccoli should both be firm. Drain well in colander.
3 – Transfer potatoes and broccoli to large mixing bowl, add ranch dressing and let cool. Stir in fennel, onions and olives, if using. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve on bed of leaf lettuce with ripe tomatoes as garnish.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 14 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 280
Fat: 18 grams
Sodium: 480 milligrams
Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 28 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/potato-broccoli-and-fennel-salad

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Healthy Baked and Roasted Chicken Recipes

May 18, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Baked and Roasted Chicken Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Baked and Roasted Chicken Recipes with recipes including; Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken, Loaded Potato Bowl with Chicken and Broccoli, and Huli Huli Chicken with Pineapple-Ginger Sauce. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Baked and Roasted Chicken Recipes
Find healthy, delicious baked and roasted chicken recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken
Enjoy this crunchy chicken at home for a family supper or take it along on a picnic to eat cold-no forks and knives required! For best flavor, shop for locally raised natural chicken and real maple syrup……………

Loaded Potato Bowl with Chicken and Broccoli
Cauliflower and potatoes mash into a creamy puree that has fewer calories than mashed or baked potatoes alone. Here, we top the puree with chicken and broccoli to make a satisfying and complete meal. The cheese, sour cream and bacon toppings make this easy dinner resemble a lower-calorie loaded baked potato………

Huli Huli Chicken with Pineapple-Ginger Sauce
“Huli” is a Hawaiian word that means to turn over. Traditional versions of this dish are grilled, constantly turning the chicken back and forth as a rotisserie would. This easy recipe is made in the oven to save you time and elbow grease. Recipe adapted from Chef Greg Harrison, Pacific’O Restaurant…………..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Baked and Roasted Chicken Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18927/ingredients/meat-poultry/chicken/baked-roasted/

Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

May 17, 2019 at 6:41 PM | Posted in carrots, mushrooms, potatoes, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared an Egg Beater’s Egg White folded Egg, lightly fried up 4 slices of thin cut Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, got a slice of Sargento Ultra thin Swiss Cheese, and toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin. And I had my Breakfast Sandwich, Egg White, Ham, and Swiss Cheese on English Muffin! Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy with a passing shower, 82 degrees outside today. I had to go to Kroger for a couple of items then stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Back home after Lunch I got the cart out and did a few things around the yard. Then took the cart around the neighborhood. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Chopped Steak and Sauteed Mushrooms w/ Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots.

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight it’s one of my favorites, SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak. I love this Chopped Steak. To start I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare it I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare it. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steak. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. These are so tender you could slice them with a spoon and have an excellent taste to them. Thank you SayersBrook Bison Ranch!

 

 

 

I topped the Chopped Steak with some A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy. Also cooked up some Sauteed Mushrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a side I prepared some Slow Roasted Potatoes and Carrots. I came across how delicious these are by way of another Dinner. A while back I helped Mom prepare a Crock Pot Beef Stew w/ Potatoes and Carrots. To prepare it I used a packet of McCormick Beef Stew Mix, which gave those Potatoes and Carrots incredible flavor. So I thought why not use the Stew Mix to Slow Roast the Potatoes and Carrots as a side dish. Glad I did!

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I peeled and quartered some medium size Red Potatoes. Next I had bought a bag of Whole Carrots. I washed them off and cut the Carrots into quarters. Got out my small Dutch Oven. Added a 3 cups of water and mixed the packet of Stew Mix in it and turned it on. Then its Put a Lid on it and Forget it! I put them on late this morning and let them cook until it was time to eat. They turned out so delicious! Just incredible flavor. I’ll be using this as a side dish again, very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

I also baked a slice of New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

 

 

 

 

New York Bakery Lite Texas Toast
With half the fat of our Garlic Texas Toast, New York Bakery® Lite Texas Toast has the same garlic taste with half the guilt.

Conventional Oven*

Pre-heat oven to 425°f.
* Place slices flat on baking sheet
* Bake 5 – 8 minutes on middle shelf of oven
* To brown on both sides, turn over and bake an additional 2 minutes
*Oven temperatures may vary
Box contains 8 slices.
http://www.nybakery.com/products/lite-texas-toast/

Healthy Lettuce Recipes

May 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Lettuce Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Lettuce Recipes like; Stuffed Bibb Lettuce with Basil-Buttermilk Dressing, Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, and Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos. Find these recipes and plenty more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Lettuce Recipes
Find healthy, delicious lettuce recipes including lettuce cups and lettuce wraps. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Stuffed Bibb Lettuce with Basil-Buttermilk Dressing
Similar to a wedge salad, this easy side dish uses Bibb lettuce leaves to form an edible bowl around broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese, and turkey bacon. A basil-buttermilk dressing adds the finishing touch……….

Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Take taco night to a new level with sweet potato taco “shells.” Tender sweet potatoes pair perfectly with spicy taco meat, creamy cheese and crisp lettuce. Let everyone customize their taco potato with their favorite toppings………….

Grilled Blackened Shrimp Tacos
Give juicy shrimp tacos a Cajun flavor spin with spices and a quick sear on a hot grill. An easy avocado mash adds creaminess to cool off the spicy kick……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Lettuce Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21673/ingredients/vegetables/greens/lettuce/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Steak, Potato and Green Bean Salad

April 24, 2019 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 is a Steak, Potato and Green Bean Salad. Your Dinner all served into one bowl! You have a Wild Idea Buffalo Ribeye or New York Strip Steak, Potatoes (Steamed or Boiled), and your Salad. The Wild Idea Buffalo Ribeye or New York Strip Steak is good enough alone but add the Potatoes and Salad, it’s a Meal! You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Steaks along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Steak, Potato and Green Bean Salad
It’s hard not to love a salad that has both meat and potatoes in it! Of course the green stuff makes for a well balanced meal that will leave you completely satiated. And, the garlic, lemon and herb vinaigrette, you’ll want to make again and again.

Ingredients: (serves 2 to 3)
1 – 10 oz. Ribeye or New York Strip Steak (or other cut would work too)
2 to 3 – medium-sized potatoes, steamed or boiled
1/4 – pound fresh green beans, stem end clipped
1 – tomato or cherry tomatoes, chopped
Optional: Crumbled Feta Cheese, Fennel Fronds, or green onion for garnish
Greek Vinaigrette

Preparation:

1 – Prep steak, by rinsing under cold water and blotting dry. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Allow to rest at room temperature for about two hours.
2 – Quarter the potatoes after they are steamed or boiled. You can also pan fry in a little olive oil to lightly brown.
3 – Steam or pan sauté green beans until el dente.
4 – Grill the steak according to thickness, three to four minutes each side, turning at one and a half minute intervals. Remove the steak from the grill, tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
5 – Arrange potatoes and green beans on the plates.
6 – Slice the steak thin and divide between plates.
7 – Add the tomatoes and drizzle the whole salad with the vinaigrette.
8 – Garnish with feta cheese and fennel fronds. Season with a little finishing salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.

Greek Vinaigrette:
Ingredients:
1/3 – cup white wine vinegar
1 – tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/3 – cup extra virgin olive oil
1 to 2 – garlic cloves
¼ – cup fresh basil leaves
4 – green onions, white part only, chopped (reserve greens for garnish)
2 – teaspoons oregano
1 – tablespoon crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt

* Preparation: Mix all ingredients in blender until well incorporated. Transfer to a lidded container until ready to serve. Shake before drizzling onto salad. Keeps well in the refrigerator.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/sensational-steak-salads

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

April 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes. If you have a form of Diabetes here’s some great ideas to start your morning off right. Delicious and Healthy Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes with recipes including; Sous Vide Eggs, Egg and Bacon Cauliflower English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches, and Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet. If you have Diabetes or just looking for a healthy and delicious recipe you have to check out the EatingWell website! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-carb breakfast recipes including low-carb pancakes, waffles and breakfast casserole. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Sous Vide Eggs
A sous vide cooker gives these slow-cooked eggs a jammy, creamy center that resembles the perfect poached egg. Eat these eggs alone for a filling breakfast or snack, or serve them on toast or an English muffin for a simple eggs Benedict…………

Egg and Bacon Cauliflower English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
Use English muffins made with riced cauliflower in place of wheat English muffins to make a tasty breakfast sandwich that’s far lower in carbs than traditional versions. With the addition of a runny egg, crisp bacon, creamy avocado and juicy tomato, you have a satisfying healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunch……….

Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelet
The secret to this easy omelet recipe is choosing a really great goat cheese. Luckily most supermarkets have great chevre—Vermont Creamery and Laura Chenel are straightforward varieties you’re likely to find. If you’ve got access to funky local options, bust them out for this quick breakfast recipe. Aside from the goat cheese, eggs and herbs, you need just a few pantry ingredients and 20 minutes for one of the best omelets you can make………

* Click the link below to get all the Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18439/lifestyle-diets/low-carb/breakfast/

Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas

April 7, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas. Find delicious recipes like; Hearty Chickpea and Spinach Stew, Roasted Buffalo Chickpea Wraps, and Chickpea and Potato Hash. I love Chickpeas as a Salad topping! You can find this recipe and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas
Look no further than your pantry to get a quick, easy and healthy dinner on the table. Chickpeas are a versatile protein and also high in fiber. Crack open a can and try these healthy soups, salads, curries and more.

Hearty Chickpea and Spinach Stew
This satisfying stew comes together in a snap. Mashed chickpeas add body to the broth, and tomato paste adds a savory note without piling on the sodium. To simplify the prep, look for chopped fresh onion and shredded carrot or a soup starter mix in the produce section……..

Roasted Buffalo Chickpea Wraps
This vegetarian riff on a Buffalo chicken wrap adds the spicy Buffalo tang you love to crunchy roasted chickpeas all tucked into an easy-to-make wrap with carrot, celery and blue cheese. Make and take a wrap for a healthy packable lunch or serve them up on game day for a protein-packed snack everyone will devour………..

Chickpea and Potato Hash
The eggs cook right on top of this chickpea and potato hash–cook them a few extra minutes if you prefer hard-set eggs. Serve with warm pita bread and a cucumber salad with mint and yogurt………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Recipes That Start with a Can of Chickpeas
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23216/ingredients/beans/chickpeas/can/slideshow/healthy-recipes-that-start-with-a-can-of-chickpeas/

Healthy Bacon Recipes

March 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Bacon Recipes. I love Bacon, who doesn’t! So here’s some Delicious and Healthy Bacon Recipes with recipes including; Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos, Slow-Cooked Baked Beans with Bacon, and Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus you subscribe to one of my favorite Cooking Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Bacon Recipes
Find healthy, delicious bacon recipes including bacon and brussels sprouts. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Tacos
Breakfast tacos are quintessential morning eats in Austin, but with this breakfast taco recipe you can enjoy them wherever you are. The smoky, earthy ancho chile salsa is what makes these extra-special, though for a quicker weekday breakfast, feel free to swap in your favorite store-bought salsa……..

Slow-Cooked Baked Beans with Bacon
It’s easy to purchase baked beans in a can, but making your own in the slow cooker results in a rich and deliciously flavored side dish that you’ll feel better about serving to guests……..

Loaded Mashed Potato Pancakes
Turn your leftover mashed potatoes into delicious, savory, crispy pancakes, studded with Cheddar cheese, bacon and chives. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some additional chives to make it extra-special………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Bacon Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19270/ingredients/meat-poultry/pork/bacon/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET

March 20, 2019 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET. Made using the Wild Idea Buffalo Corned Brisket along with Potatoes, Leeks, Garlic, Fennel, Milk, Red Cabbage, and Spices. Its one of those Soups that’s a meal! You can find this recipe or purchase the CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

CREAMY POTATO LEEK SOUP WITH CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET
My version of a “hot” Vichyssoise, but with added ingredients that make it oh-so-fabulous. You will crave it after it’s gone!

Ingredients: (Serves 4 to 8)

5 – medium potatoes, peeled and quartered

2 – cups reserved potato water

3 – tablespoons of butter

2 – large leeks, white and light green parts sliced

3 – cloves garlic, chopped

1½ – teaspoons of black pepper

1½ – teaspoons salt

2 – teaspoons crushed fennel

1½ – cups milk

1 – tablespoon lemon

2 – cups red cabbage, thinly sliced

1 – 1 pound pkg. Corned Buffalo Brisket

chives or fennel fronds for garnish

Preparation:

1 – Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over medium high heat. Add the prepared potatoes to the boiling water and cook uncovered until potatoes are tender.
2 – Strain the potatoes, reserving two cups of the potato water.
3 – Transfer the potatoes and reserved water to a blender and puree.
4 – In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter and add the sliced leeks, garlic and seasonings. Sauté until leeks are tender, stirring occasionally to avoid browning.
5 – Transfer the leeks to the blender and puree, mixing in with the potatoes.
6 – In the same sauté pan, over medium high heat melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and add the red cabbage. Sauté until al dente, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the cabbage to a bowl.
7 – Transfer the pureed mixture in the blender to a soup pot and whisk in the milk.
8 – Bring soup to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
9 – Before serving whisk in the lemon juice and adjust seasoning to taste.
10 – Coarsely cut up corned brisket and place in a pan with half a cup of beer or water. Cover and heat over medium high, until hot.
11 – To serve, pour soup into bowls, and place hot corned brisket and sautéed cabbage in the center of the bowl. Garnish with fresh herbs.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/creamy-potato-leek-soup-with-corned-buffalo-brisket

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – Corned Brisket
Back by popular demand, our Buffalo Corned Brisket is nitrite free, brine cured and slowly cooked for juicy tenderness. With Easy “Heat & Eat” instructions on the package it’s a must have product.
1 lb. package

Cooking instructions: Thaw brisket in refrigerator. Remove from bag and place brisket and juices along with one to two cups of your favorite beer or liquid in a heavy pot. Bring juices to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Top the corned brisket with sliced cabbage, cover and heat through for 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with buttered potatoes, pan juices and coarse mustard.

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Water, Sea Salt. Organic: Pure Cane Sugar, Cultured Celery Powder, Garlic Juice, Pickling Spice(yellow mustard, dill seed, brown mustard, allspice, cloves), coriander seed, mace, black peppercorns, bay leaf, cardamon, chili peppers.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/corned-buffalo-brisket

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 19, 2019 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Thank you to Nancy Y. for passing this hint along………

When cooking your baked potato in your microwave oven, if you put it in a brown bag, it will come out very moist instead of dry. I’ve never tried this one, yet!

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