Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 27, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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A little about Quinoa………………

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

Quinoa Cobb Salad Shaker

June 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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For a second recipe from the Jennie – O website I have a recipe for a Quinoa Cobb Salad Shaker. This one uses 2 Jennie -O Turkey Products; JENNIE-O® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast and the JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham. You’ll also need Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Quinoa, Carrots, Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, and Italian salad Dressing. Plus it all comes in a Shaker To Go Cup so you can have it anywhere! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Quinoa Cobb Salad Shaker
Shake up your lunch routine with this Quinoa Cobb Salad Shaker recipe. It’s everything you love about a classic cob in an easy, take-with-you-anywhere cup. With layers of savory flavor, this salad shaker makes lunchtime on the go anything but forgettable.

INGREDIENTS
1½ cups quinoa
1½ cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1½ cups water
1½ cups shredded carrots
¾ cup diced JENNIE-O® Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
¾ cup diced JENNIE-O® Turkey Ham
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
18 cherry tomatoes
¾ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
6 ounces Italian salad dressing

DIRECTIONS
1) In saucepan, mix quinoa with chicken broth and water. Bring to boil and cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until cooked. Fluff with fork and cool.
2) In 6 shaker containers, layer quinoa, carrots, turkey, ham, romaine, tomatoes and cheese. Serve with Italian dressing.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 220
Protein 17g
Carbohydrates 18g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Fat 10g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 760mg
Saturated Fat 3.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1248-quinoa-cobb-salad-shaker

Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Hazelnuts

September 18, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Came across a Delicious Fall recipe from the Jennie – O Turkey website, Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Hazelnuts. For the Recipe you’ll need; Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Shallot, Quinoa, Hazelnuts, and Cranberries. This is just one of many Delicious and Healthy Recipes that you can find at the Jennie – O site! Check it out today. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Quinoa Stuffing with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and Hazelnuts
Potatoes and protein rich quinoa, mixed with your favorite fall flavors, over a delicious twist on classic stuffing.

INGREDIENTS
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 apples, peeled and chopped
1 large shallot, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
½ cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
½ cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
salt and black pepper, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 400°F. On large, rimmed baking sheet toss sweet potatoes, apples, shallot and garlic with olive oil. Roast 20 to 30 minutes or until tender.
2) In large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat to low and simmer 17 to 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with fork.
3) In large bowl, combine quinoa and roasted vegetables. Add toasted hazelnuts, dried cranberries, lemon juice, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 240
Protein 6g
Carbohydrates 39g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Fat 8g
Cholestero l0mg
Sodium 20mg
Saturated Fat 1g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/895-quinoa-stuffing-with-sweet-potatoes-apples-and-hazelnuts

Spicy Orange Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin

August 31, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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From the Jennie – O Turkey website, I’m passing along a recipe for a Spicy Orange Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin. This one is made using a package of JENNIE-O® Spicy Orange Teriyaki Turkey Breast Tenderloins along with Orange Peel, Green Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper, and Quinoa. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

Spicy Orange Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin
Tanginess and heat join forces in this turkey teriyaki bowl surging with flavor, coursing with citrus, and peppered with peppers! They come pre-marinated to simplify your prep time. Get out your chopsticks and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
1 (24-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Spicy Orange Teriyaki Turkey Breast Tenderloins
3 oranges, peel and pith removed, and coarsely chopped
2 limes, peel and pith removed, and coarsely chopped
½ cup chopped green onion
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 jalapeño, seeded and thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon sugar
2 cups cooked quinoa

DIRECTIONS
1) Cook tenderloin as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) In medium bowl, combine, oranges, limes, green onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, cilantro, olive oil, salt and sugar.
3) Slice tenderloin and serve over quinoa with orange mixture.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 230
Protein 25g
Carbohydrates 27g
Fiber 4g
Sugars 9g
Fat 30
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 870mg
Saturated Fat 0g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1225-spicy-orange-teriyaki-turkey-tenderloin

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Quinoa and Chile Casserole

August 13, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Quinoa and Chile Casserole. Featuring one of my favorite Grains that I use from time to time, Quinoa. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Quinoa and Chile Casserole
Although quinoa (keen-wah) is new to the American market, it was a staple of the ancient peoples of Peru, who called it ‘the mother grain’. Hailed as the ‘super-grain of the future’, quinoa contains more protein than any other grain, and is considered a complete protein because it contains all eight essential amino acids. Quinoa can be used in much the same way as rice is used.

Recipe Ingredients:
2/3 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil – divided use
1 cup quinoa*
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped oven-dried tomatoes (or sun-dried)
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
2 (4-ounce) cans whole green chiles
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large (4 to 5-quart) saucepan over medium heat; add pine nuts and stir until lightly toasted. Remove from pan and set aside.
2 – Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil into same pan and add the quinoa. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until quinoa gives off a toasted aroma, about 3 minutes.
3 – Add tomatoes and broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pine nuts, green onions and cilantro. Season with vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and let stand.
4 – Drain chiles and split in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Arrange half the chiles in a 2-quart casserole (12x8x2-inch). Spread quinoa mixture evenly over chiles. Top with remaining chiles and sprinkle with the cheese.
5 – Bake in a 375°F (190°C) oven for 20 minutes or until hot and cheese has melted.

Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/quinoa-and-chili-casserole-recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Quinoa………..

Red quinoa, cooked

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

 

Healthy Side Dish Recipes

October 4, 2017 at 5:27 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its – Healthy Side Dish Recipes. Delicious and Healthy side dishes like; Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime, Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Baked Potato, and Cheesy Potato Packets. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website, plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

 

Healthy Side Dish Recipes
Find healthy, delicious side dish recipes including grains, rice, quinoa and vegetable side dishes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

 

Coconut Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro and Lime
Fat florets of cauliflower stay meaty when roasted—you could even try this with orange or yellow cauliflower. If you happen to have pickled chiles, use them in place of the fresh chiles here…….

 

Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Baked Potato
Break out of your pasta routine by subbing in a baked potato in this simple and satisfying dinner for one………

 

Cheesy Potato Packets
These easy, cheesy potatoes cook in a foil packet perfect for throwing over the coals of a campfire for a delicious, healthy side dish while camping…….

 

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Side Dish Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/17986/side-dishes/?page=2

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 9, 2017 at 5:44 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Quinoa…….

 

Have you tried Quinoa? Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain. I t also contains all eight essential amino acids. Also a note on cooking it – Thoroughly rinse Quinoa under running water to remove its bitter coating.

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – KAMUT KHORASAN WHEAT SAVORY GRAINS

July 12, 2017 at 4:59 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week from Wild Idea Buffalo there’s no recipe but I’m passing along a brand new product they now carry, KAMUT KHORASAN WHEAT SAVORY GRAINS. It’s a garden blend of savory grains and kale from Patagonia Provisions. This will make a perfect side to any of the Wild Idea Buffalo cuts of Buffalo or the Hertiage Chicken that they also carry. You can purchase all the selections of Buffalo, Chicken, and now Grains all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

 

This garden blend of savory grains and kale from Patagonia Provisions not only give you valued nutrition, but is absolutely fantastic as a buffalo meat accompaniment! This little package is packed with food (you won’t believe how much food is in the package) and flavor! One step cooking instructions and in 10 minutes dinner is ready! Made from 100% organic grains, quinoa, green kale and mushrooms from farmers who practice regenerative agriculture. It’s food you will love and feel good about. You will want to have this as a stocked item in your pantry!

https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/frontpage/products/green-kale-kamut-khorasan-wheat-savory-grains

It’s Nuts I tell you…..All about Superfoods

March 16, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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From the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/), its all about Superfoods! You ask what is a Superfood? Superfoods are foods that are nutritionally dense and provide a wide array of health benefits that are important for maintaining a balanced diet. And that’s just some of the benefit’s of Superfoods! Now you ask “Where can I purchase these Superfoods?” You can purchase them at the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) Some of the Superfoods you can purchase are GOJI BERRIES, FREEZE-DRIED POMEGRANATES, SACHA INCHI, CHERRY CHIA KALE GRANOLA, and more! Find them al plus a great selection of Coffees and Teas, Chocolates, Nuts, Gifts and more at the Nuts site. Most items can be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s Everyday Free Shipping, see for details. Now on to the Superfoods. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

 

 

 

What is a superfood?
Superfoods are foods that are nutritionally dense and provide a wide array of health benefits that are important for maintaining a balanced diet. Superfoods have high doses of vitamins and minerals which our bodies need to ward off diseases and stay healthy. They can also contain other important nutrients such as antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber, and phytochemicals. While the American Heart Association states that there are no set criteria for classifying a superfood, there are still foods that can be considered super due to their rich nutrient profile. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular superfoods which you can start incorporating into your diet today!

 

 

 

Popular Superfoods
1) Goji berries: Goji berries are bright orange-red berries that are native to China. In Asia, these berries have been consumed for many generations as they were thought to help you live longer. Goji berries are one of the most nutritionally dense berries. They contain all essential amino acids and are loaded with vitamin C, fiber, iron, calcium, zinc, and protein. These nutritional powerhouses also contains anti-inflammatory properties, as well as antibacterial compounds. Goji berries boast powerful antioxidant properties which help boost the immune system. It’s no wonder they have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

 

 

 

2) Quinoa: Quinoa comes from Peru, Bolivia and Chile. It’s been grown in the Andes Mountains for millennia as a food staple of the native people. It is often noted as a superfood because of its wide array of essential nutrients. Quinoa contains protein, fiber, and other vitamins and minerals like iron, copper, and vitamin B6. It is also a rich source of magnesium and phosphorus. A 2009 article in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture noted that quinoa is a highly nutritious food due to its exceptional balance of protein, oil, fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

This rich nutrient profile provides several health benefits for the body. Quinoa’s fiber content improves digestion and is said to help lower cholesterol levels. A study on the effects of a quinoa diet published in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition found that rats reduced their LDL cholesterol by 57 percent when they were fed quinoa after consuming high levels of fructose. Moreover, lowering your LDL can improve heart health. Quinoa also contains omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acids which are important for keeping your heart healthy and happy.

 

 

 

3) Spirulina: Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae found in most lakes and ponds. Spirulina is a superfood naturally loaded with vitamins A through E, iron, and antioxidants. From calcium to potassium to zinc, spirulina contains a wide range of minerals. The essential amino acids present in spirulina play a key role in helping our bodies to efficiently use these minerals.

Furthermore, it is considered a complete protein, containing an ideal balance of all 9 essential amino acids. A one-ounce serving of spirulina contains over 30% of the Daily Value (DV) for protein. Spirulina’s protein is 85-95% digestible, a higher percentage than that of even red meat or soy. Spirulina’s antioxidant concentration is four times that of blueberries. Moreover, spirulina has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of over 24,000 – ORAC measures the antioxidant concentration of foods. Antioxidants protect our cells from the damaging oxidative effects of free radicals.

 

 

 

4) Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are a great superfood since they are extremely high in omega-3 fatty acids and are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Thirty percent of chia seed oil is omega-3 oil. Ten percent of its oil is omega-6 oil. This is the perfect balance of essential fatty acids. Western diets are usually susceptible to a deficiency of omega-3, but a proper omega 3:6 ratio plays an important role by reducing inflammation in our bodies.

Moreover, chia seeds are great for athletes because they are highly hydrophilic, meaning they can absorb large amounts of water. They can hold 10 times their weight in water making them a great enhancer in hydrating our bodies. Furthermore, studies show that eating chia seed slows down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. This leads scientists to believe that chia seeds may have great benefits for diabetics.

 

 

 

5) Cacao Nibs: Chocolate in its purest form, cacao nibs are a great superfood. Cacao nibs are rich in antioxidants, fiber, iron and magnesium. They contain a wide array of health benefits that are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Cacao nibs are an excellent source of fiber and iron. A single one-ounce serving of cacao nibs provides 18% of the DV for fiber and 21% of the DV for iron.

Cacao nibs are also chock-full of protective antioxidants and magnesium. In fact, cacao nibs are one of the best food sources of magnesium: an essential mineral involved in over 300 chemical reactions in our body, from nerve function to bone health. Cacao nibs are also said to help improve cognitive function. Cacao nibs have many other health benefits including improving cognitive function, stabilizing blood sugar, improving insulin sensitivity, enhancing your mood, and contributing to overall general health. We definitely suggest adding cacao nibs to your diet!
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