Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

August 8, 2017 at 5:11 PM | Posted in Pork, pork tenderloin, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans

 

 

I had a Scrambled Egg and a toasted slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. I topped the Egg with a sprinkle of Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I’m not sure but I may be coming down with a cold, a Summer cold (blah). Hopefully I’ll be up and feeling better by tomorrow. I went to Walgreen’s and picked up something to take in case it is a cold. After that a day of bed rest! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin w/ Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes and Green Beans.

 

 

I purchased the Simple Truth Pork Tenderloin from Kroger yesterday, a small one at just over 1 lb. To make the dish I’ll need; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 pork Tenderloin, 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Spiced 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 350°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork. Let stand 20 minutes. Heat the oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes, browning on all sides. From the stove to the oven; Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink), turning after 7 minutes. Remove from the skillet into a platter or dish and let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Then get ready to enjoy one delicious Pork Tenderloin! Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Pork with the inside being tender and moist! The other “White Meat” sure is good!

 

Tried a new Potato Recipe, Slow Cooker Parmesan Potatoes. Got the idea from several similar recipes. I’ll need; 1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes (halved), 1⁄4 cup Water, 2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter, 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil, 1/2 teaspoon dried Dill, Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves.

 

 

 

To prepare them; Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours, you can also cook them on high heat for 2-3 hours. When they are fork tender serve them immediately, sprinkle with Parmesan and garnished with parsley. These came out incredible, another one of those Keeper Recipes! Plus easy clean up using the slow cooker liners.

 

 

 

I also cooked some more of the fresh Green Beans. I love beans, but they are even better when fresh. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. For Dessert later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a can of Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLOW COOKER PARMESAN POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Baby Gold Potatoes, halved
1⁄4 cup Water
2 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet Light Butter
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon dried Dill
Sea Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1 – Line your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot with a disposable plastic liner. Lightly coat the plastic liner with nonstick spray. Add water. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2 – Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.*
3 – Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.

Soup Special of the Day………Black Bean Vegetable Soup

August 6, 2017 at 5:25 AM | Posted in soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Black Bean Vegetable Soup. Loaded with vegetables and spices. Thank you to Nicky L. for sharing this recipe. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
4 gourmet Yukon potatoes, quartered and parboiled for 7 minutes
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground roasted cumin
4 cups reduced sodium vegetable stock
2 (15 ounce) cans low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

Directions
1 – In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook potatoes, onion, garlic, and carrots, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until potatoes and onion is softened. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock, 1 can of the beans, corn, and pepper; bring to boil.
2 – Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; add to pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until carrots are tender.

Quick and Easy Grilled Vegetable Recipes

July 26, 2017 at 5:17 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Quick and Easy Grilled Vegetable Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes like; Chili-Roasted Potatoes, Grilled Vegetable Burrito, and Grilled Corn Salad. Find them all at one of my favorite recipe sites, Diabetic Living Online. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Quick and Easy Grilled Vegetable Recipes

Looking for a quick and easy side to go with your diabetes-friendly supper? Grilled vegetables are a tasty and healthy addition to any lunch or dinner. These yummy sides are super simple to prepare — just start the grill and the revamped veggies will be ready in no time!

 

Chili-Roasted Potatoes

Olive oil, chili powder, and a bit of salt and pepper — that’s all you need to pack these grilled veggies with flavor. Double-wrapping the potatoes in foil prevents the flavorful juices from leaking out when you turn over the foil packet on the grill……

 

Grilled Vegetable Burrito

This isn’t a boring burrito! Grilled sweet peppers, zucchini, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, avocados, and more mingle in whole grain tortillas, making these sizzling wraps super satisfying. Who said grilled veggies could only be side dishes?…..

 

Grilled Corn Salad

Corn, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and fresh oregano make this savory salad a home gardener’s delight. If you don’t grow your own vegetables, shop at a local farmer’s market……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Quick and Easy Grilled Vegetable Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/side-dishes/quick-easy-grilled-vegetable-recipes

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE

July 19, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE. It’s made using Wild Idea Buffalo Uncured Smoked Kielbasa along with Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Apples, and more! All formed to make the perfect BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE. You can fin d this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Uncured Smoked Kielbasa all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

BUFFALO KIELBASA AU GRATIN CASSEROLE

A perfect casserole for family diners or easy entertaining. (Makes 6 to 8 servings)

Ingredients:

1 – 12 oz. Uncured Smoked Kielbasa
3 to 4 lbs. – potatoes, par-boiled and chopped
¼ – cup olive oil
1 – small cabbage, sliced thin
1 – onion, sliced thin
2 – apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 – cups white cheddar cheese, finely grated
¼ – cup vinegar
1 – tablespoon coarse mustard
3 – teaspoons salt
3 – teaspoon black pepper
2 – eggs, beaten
1 – pint heavy cream
2 – teaspoons caraway
2 – cups dark rye crackers crushed

Preparation:

1) Preheat oven to 475* Rack positioned on middle rack.
2) Place chopped potatoes in a bowl. Mix vinegar, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper together in separate bowl until incorporated and pour over potatoes. Toss.
3) Pour oil in bottom of heavy casserole pan and spread to cover. Spoon potatoes in pan and place in hot oven.
4) Allow potatoes to brown, turning as needed.
5) Remove from oven. Turn oven temperature down to 375*6) Toss sliced cabbage, onions and apples all together. Place mixture on top of potatoes and cover with grated cheese.
7) Top with sliced Buffalo Kielbasa.
8) Whip cream into beaten eggs with remaining salt and pepper. Pour over casserole.
9) Cover casserole and bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Remove casserole and continue to bake for 15 minutes.
10) Remove casserole from oven and turn oven to broil. Top casserole with crushed rye crackers and bake until crackers start to brown, about 7 minutes.
11) Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Use a large spoon to dish up portions. Serve with crusty bread and additional mustard to pass.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/56236289-buffalo-kielbasa-au-gratin-casserole

 

 

14 oz. Wild Idea Buffalo Uncured Smoked Kielbasa

Our 100% Buffalo Kielbasa Sausage is and old world favorite, just like you would pick up at the neighborhood butcher. Lightly smoked and made from our 100% lean grass-fed buffalo, with no added nitrites; making it better for you, without compromising the taste. Great alone or use in your favorite casserole. 14 oz. rope.

Ingredients: Buffalo, Organic Spices:[Black Pepper, Coriander, Garlic Powder, Pure Cane Sugar, Salt] & Veg Stable {celery powder, sea salt, silicon dioxide (anti caking)}, water.
Encased in a natural pork casing.

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/products/polish-sausage

Soup Special of the Day!……Rustic Turkey Stew

July 16, 2017 at 5:40 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Rustic Turkey Stew. It’s not a soup this week but a stew, Rustic Turkey Stew. Made with JENNIE-O® Premium Basted Bone-In Young Turkey Breast and JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon along with red Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Spices, and more! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch. https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Rustic Turkey Stew
INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon salt, if desired
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups cooked, chopped JENNIE-O® Premium Basted Bone-In Young Turkey Breast
4 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon, cooked according to package directions and chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth
⅓ cup red wine, if desired
2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1¼ pounds small red potatoes, halved
2 cups baby carrots
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup small boiling onions, peeled
2 cups cremini or button mushrooms, halved

DIRECTIONS

1) Mist Dutch oven with cooking spray. In plastic bag, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add turkey, shaking to coat. Add turkey mixture to Dutch oven; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to bowl with bacon. Add garlic to Dutch oven; cook 1 minute.
2) Add broth, wine, and thyme leaves; bring to a boil. Stir in potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender. Add mushrooms, turkey mixture, and bacon. Simmer 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories240
Protein18g
Carbohydrates28g
Fiber4g
Sugars6g
Fat4.5g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium720mg
Saturated Fat1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/148-rustic-turkey-stew

What Is The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam?

July 15, 2017 at 5:05 AM | Posted in sweet potatoes | Leave a comment
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I was curious was there a difference between a Sweet Potato and Yam? The answer: YES. I came across the Sweet Potato website (http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/) and found the answer. I’ve also found an excellent website that gives you everything you need to know about the Sweet Potato along with a good selection of recipes. Enjoy and check the site out!

Yam vs. Sweet Potato:

A true yam is a starchy edible root of the Dioscorea genus, and is generally imported to America from the Caribbean. It is rough and scaly and very low in beta carotene.

Depending on the variety, sweet potato flesh can vary from white to orange and even purple. The orange-fleshed variety was introduced to the United States several decades ago. In order to distinguish it from the white variety everyone was accustomed to, producers and shippers chose the English form of the African word “nyami” and labeled them “yams.”

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires labels with the term ‘yam’ to be accompanied by the term ‘sweet potato.’ Despite the label regulations, most people still think of sweet potatoes as yams regardless of their true identity.

http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/sweet-potatoes-101/difference-between-yam-and-sweet-potato/

Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Egg

July 9, 2017 at 5:31 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Egg. Healthy and Delicious Breakfast and Brunch recipes to get your day started of right! Recipes like; Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups, Crispy Potatoes with Green Beans and Eggs, and Eggs Italiano. Find them all at one of my favorite cooking websites and magazines, EatingWell. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Breakfast Recipes with Egg

Find healthy, delicious egg recipes for breakfast including scrambled eggs, eggs benedict and omelet recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Baked Eggs in Prosciutto-Hash Brown Cups
Wow your brunch guests with this adorable muffin-tin recipe of baked eggs in a “nest” of prosciutto and hash browns. Make sure you really wring out as much liquid as you can from the potatoes before you bake them—it will prevent the cups from sticking in the muffin tin….

 

Crispy Potatoes with Green Beans and Eggs
This is a one-skillet meal, reminiscent of diner fare at roadside restaurants across the U.S. It can be made with either leftover or raw potatoes. Even while making dinner in a hurry, don’t rush this dish: you want to cook the potato cubes until they are crispy outside but still creamy inside…….

 

Eggs Italiano
This sophisticated take on Eggs Benedict swaps a full-flavored, chunky vegetable medley for Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce. Add whole-wheat English muffins and poached eggs and this combo makes a lovely brunch or an elegant light supper when served with a salad……

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18653/mealtimes/breakfast-brunch/eggs/

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

July 5, 2017 at 4:54 PM | Posted in BBQ, carrots, potatoes, 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/ Slow Cooked Yukon Gold Potatoes and Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast I had the Smithfield Anytime Favorites Sliced Ham again. This made such a delicious Breakfast Sandwich yesterday I couldn’t wait to have it again! To prepare it just heat up the Ham for 1 minute in a skillet and it’s ready! I then toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I topped the Ham with a slice of Sargento Reduced Calorie Swiss Cheese and served it on the Muffin. Made a delicious Breakfast sandwich. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Hot and muggy with a passing shower outside today, as it was yesterday. After Breakfast I went to Meijer for a few items I needed and back home. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out of the shed and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Then got the clippers out and trimmed back the vines along the driveway. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast – Pulled Pork Sandwiches w/ Slow Cooked Yukon Gold Potatoes and Carrots.

 

I got the Crock Pot out and lined it with a Plastic Liner and then sprayed that with Pam Cooking Spray. Added 3/4 cup of Water to the Pot and turned it on high to warm up. I began by slicing up my Yukon Gold Gourmet Potatoes and Whole Carrots. Put them into a large bowl and seasoned them with Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Italian Herb Seasoning, and McCormick Grinder. Tossed them in the bowl making sure they were well seasoned on all sides. I then added them to a large Pot of boiling Water and cooked them for about 12 minutes. I then added them to the Crock Pot and closed the lid. Potatoes and Carrots both take a while to get tender so that’s why I first boiled them for 12 minutes.

 

 

I had picked up a Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Santa Maria Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast at Kroger the other day 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 removed the Shoulder Roast from the package and place in slow cooker on top of the Potatoes and Carrots. Put the lid on and cook on high for 4 hours or until everything was 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. Love this Sandwich! I’ll use the leftovers for Sandwiches for Lunch the next few days. The added Potatoes and Carrots worked great, giving it added flavor. Both came out fork tender and delicious! Later tonight I’ll have a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

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

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 25, 2017 at 5:29 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cut cooking time…..

 

By simply microwaving hard veggies like potatoes and pumpkin for five to eight minutes before putting them in the oven, a lot of time is saved roasting them in the oven.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 22, 2017 at 5:10 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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One Potato, two Potato,……

 

One medium-sized (5.3oz) skin-on potato has:
* Just 110 calories.
* No fat, sodium or cholesterol.
* Nearly half your daily value of vitamin C.
* More potassium than a banana.
* A good source of vitamin B6.
* Fiber, magnesium and antioxidants.
* Resistant starch.

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