Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

June 21, 2018 at 5:18 PM | Posted in Bush's, Pork, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans

 

 

For Breakfast I prepared a Thin Cut Breakfast Pork Chop. I also prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love those Chops. After Breakfast I went to Kroger to pick up a few items for a Church Service later today at our Church. I then stopped at McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Mom’s Cataract Surgery went good, she has the the left eye done in a week. I dropped off the food at the Church and then did a couple of errands. It cooled down a bit and rain moved in, a high of 82 degrees and still humid. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chop w/ Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Chili Beans.

 

I had picked a Pork Tenderloin Center Cut Pork Chop at Kroger earlier. So 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. I always have some of the Rub made up in a large Spice Jar I have To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 150° (slightly pink), turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on Pork.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

For a 2nd side I prepared a can of Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce. These are fairly new and as all the Bush’s Bean Products Delicious! For me you just can’t beat Bush’s Beans. I’ve prepared these a few times now and really love them, nice combo using the Kidney and Pinto Beans. To prepare them just empty the Beans into a small sauce pan. Cover and heat to a simmer. Done! Being fairly new they are sort of hard to find. The only store I have found them is Meijer so far. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

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.

 

 

 

Bush’s Best Mixed Chili Beans – Kidney and Pinto Beans in Mild Chili Sauce

TWO BEANS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

MIXED CHILI BEANS
For the first time ever, we’ve combined two chili favorites—kidney beans and pinto beans—to create BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans. They’re slow-simmered to perfection in a mild sauce flavored with garlic, onion, and spices. They’re a great addition that’ll bring a little variety and a lot of flavor to your next batch of chili.
There’s a lot to love about BUSH’S® Mixed Chili Beans—like the 7g of protein and fiber in every serving. And with no cholesterol or trans fat, there’s goodness in every bite!

NUTRITION
Serving Size: 1/2 cup (130g)
Calories 120
%DV*
Calories from Fat 5 -%
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g -%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 450mg 13%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g -%
https://www.bushbeans.com/en_US/product/kidney-and-pinto-chili-beans

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It’s Nuts I tell you…….CHILI BITS

June 21, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its Chili Bits. Spicy and Sweet Rice Crackers! Add them when making your own Snack Mix or just have them as a Snack. These Chili Bits are just one of many Spicy Treats you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) You can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. You can purchase most items in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59! So here’s more on the Chili Bits. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

 

 

CHILI BITS
Chili bits are the spicy, crunchy rice crackers from our Asian snack mix. Get the chili bits you love as a standalone treat or mix them into your very own custom snack medley. These chili-flavored crackers pack a spicy-sweet jolt you’ll find addicting.

Ingredients
Glutinous rice, soy sauce,(water, soy bean, wheat, sea salt, sugar, chili, artificial coloring us fd&c yellow nbr 5&6 Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 28g (~1 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 104
Calories from Fat
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g

Storage
Store in a cool dry place for up to 1 year. It is ok to refrigerate.
https://nuts.com/snacks/asian/chili-bits.html

 

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7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes

June 21, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes. Delicious and Diabetic Friendly 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes like; Open-Face Reubens, Buffalo Chicken Salad, and Pepper-Stuffed Burgers. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes
Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Making healthy meals doesn’t have to take a lot of time, effort, or ingredients. With these simple recipes that use just seven ingredients or fewer, you can put together a diabetes-friendly meal fast.

Open-Face Reubens
Cut carbs by leaving your sandwiches open-face. With just seven ingredients, you can create our version of the diner classic for just 22 grams of carb per serving……………

Buffalo Chicken Salad
Refreshing romaine lettuce and celery sticks provide a cool contrast to spicy shredded chicken breast in this simple dinner salad. Top the low-carb recipe with tangy blue cheese crumbles……………

Pepper-Stuffed Burgers
Add interest to a bland burger by stuffing it with peppers and cheese. Just a little bit of cheese adds out-of-this-world flavor to these carb-smart burgers………..

* Click the link below to get all the 7-Ingredient Diabetic Dinner Recipes

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/7-ingredient-diabetic-dinner-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 21, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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Muffin Tins………

Baking stuffed apples, tomatoes, or bell peppers in a well greased muffin tin will help them to hold their shape – and make sure they don’t tip over when you take them out of the oven.

Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Portabella Mushroom Slices and Baked Fingerling Potatoes

June 20, 2018 at 5:23 PM | Posted in Simply Potatoes, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak w/ Sliced Mushrooms, Baked Fingerling Potatoes, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

To start the morning off I prepared a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 93 degrees and still humid. Spent the day at the Eye Doctor with Mom. She had cataracts removed from her right eye. She has the left one done in 2 weeks. Ling day, but worth it! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak along with Sliced Mushrooms, O’Brian Shredded Hashbrowns, and Baked Garlic Loaf Bread.

 

 

 

For Dinner tonight I’m having a Wild Idea Buffalo – Sea Salt Herb Rubbed Tri-Tip Buffalo Steak. it comes packaged as 2 – 4 oz. steaks per package. It’s already Seasoned with Organic: Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Garlic, and Onion Powder.

 

 

 

 

 

To prepare it I preheated the oven to 400°. In a Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to, I heated it over medium high heat. When ready I added my Steaks to it. I cooked the Steaks 1 minute each side. I just wanted a light sear on both sides. Then I moved the Skillet on to the preheated Oven and Roasted it for about 4 minutes. Removed the Skillet from the Oven and placed the Steaks on a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting. The Tri -Tip Steak was super tender and juicy. I had cooked to a medium rare and it came perfect!

 

 

I also prepared some Portabella Mushroom Slices. The slices were thick sliced extra large Portabella Mushrooms.I seasoned with Ground Smoked Cumin, Parsley, Sea Salt, and Ground Pepper. I lightly sautéed them in Extra Light Olive Oil and I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. I purchased these at Jungle Jim’s International Market.

 

 

 

 

 

Then for another side I prepared some Simply Potatoes O’Brian Shredded Hash Browns. I tried these for the first time the other day and love them! Perfect seasoning and fry up perfect. I also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has become the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn and a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – JILL’S SEA SALT HERB RUBBED TRI-TIP STEAKS

We’ve taken this coveted chef’s favorite, hand cut them into 4oz. petite steaks, rubbed them with olive oil, and seasoned them with Jill’s special sea salt herb rub to maximize flavor and tenderness. Simply remove the steaks from the package and grill over a high heat for 2 minutes each side for a perfect medium rare. A delightful and light, summer time meal for two! (2 – 4 oz. steaks per pkg.)

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Organic: olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, black pepper, sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic & onion powder.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/ranch-kitchen/products/sea-salt-tri-tip-steaks

https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

Simply Potatoes O’Brien Hash Browns


Simply Potatoes O’Brien Hash Browns. Made from fresh potatoes. A great combination of quality and taste. Using only real, fresh, never frozen potatoes. A gluten free product.

* Simply Potatoes O’Brien Hash Browns.
* Made from fresh potatoes.
* Net wt 20 oz (1 lb 4 oz) 567g.
* Gluten Free

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Potatoes, Dextrose, O’brien Seasoning (Dehydrated Vegetables [Garlic, Onion, Red And Green Bell Peppers], Salt, Silicon Dioxide [to Prevent Caking]), Contains 1/2% or less of the following: Disodium Pyrophosphate (added to maintain color), Potassium Sorbate Sodium Bisulfite (added to maintain freshness).

Directions:
Instructions: Keep refrigerated.Cook before serving.Simple steps to delicious potatoes.Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.Add potatoes. Spread in an even layer and press down lightly with spatula. Divide into fourths.Cook 6-7 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom.Drizzle with additional 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Turn potatoes over. Cook 6-8 minutes.Note: during cooking, potatoes must reach a temperature of 165 degrees F for 2 minutes. Do not eat until fully cooked.For best quality and cooking results, do not freeze.Keep refrigerated.After opening, store in an airtight container and use within 3 days.

Taps, Tastes, and Tunes June 22 – 24 Streets of West Chester

June 20, 2018 at 1:36 PM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Fill up on flavors of Butler County at Taps, Taste and Tunes presented by Miller Lite. This exciting new summer event will appeal to the senses with the smells and tastes of the delicious local fare, the sounds of the areas booming live music scene and the sight of the beautiful Streets of West Chester.

June 22nd from 5-11pm
June 23rd from 12-11pm
June 24th from 12-9pm

Local bands will be performing live all weekend long!

Food will be served hot and fresh from local restaurants and businesses! Topgolf, Haveli Indian Grill and Cuisine, Larosa’s Pizzeria, Phenomenal Corn, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Cooper’s Hawk and Winery, Bravo! and Frickers. There will also be festival fare such as feather fries, cotton candy, funnel cakes and bacon wrapped deep fried oreos.

On tap options include Miller Light, Coors Light, Terrapin Beer Co. and Christian Moerlein.
https://www.facebook.com/tapstastesandtunes/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – VIETNAMESE BISON STEAK SALAD

June 20, 2018 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is – VIETNAMESE BISON STEAK SALAD. Included is the recipe for the Dressing and Salad. The Salad is made using the Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS. If you’ve never used the Steak Strips you are in for a treat. They cook up beautiful and as all the Wild Idea Buffalo Meats are tender, juicy, and full of flavor! You can find this recipe or purchase the PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. I also left a link to the PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS also. Well, Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

VIETNAMESE BISON STEAK SALAD
A fabulous combination of ingredients! Feel free to use any vegetables of your choice. Not only is it tasty and beautiful, but it’s healthy too! *Optional: Rice Noodles may also be added to this salad. Prepare as directed and place the noodles in the center of the plate. (Makes 4 servings)

Dressing Ingredients:
1 – cup fresh cilantro, lightly packed
2 – cloves of garlic, about 1 tablespoon
1 – jalapeno pepper, coarse chopped
¼ – cup pure cane sugar
¾ – cup fresh lemon juice, warmed
½ – cup Asian fish sauce
¼ – cup sesame oil

Preparation:
1) In a blender, purée the cilantro, garlic, sugar, and lemon juice.
2) While the motor is still running, add the remaining ingredients. Set aside or refrigerate the dressing until needed.

Salad Ingredients:
1 – 1 lb. Premium Steak Strips
1 – tablespoon olive oil
½ – small red cabbage, finely julienned
½ – red onion, finely julienned
2 – carrots, finely julienned or use peeler for ribbon effect
1 – yellow bell pepper, finely julienned or zucchini ribbons
½ – cucumber, diced
½ – cup fresh mint, julienned
½ – cup fresh basil, julienned

Preparation:
1) Rinse the Wild Idea bison steak strips and pat them dry. Place them in a glass dish and drizzle with
1/2 cup of the dressing. Marinade for 2 to 4 hours.
2) Place red cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle with a little salt. Squeeze cabbage to tenderize. Add the red onion and toss together.
3) Mix cucumber, mint, and basil together. Add ¼ cup of dressing to the cucumber mixture and set aside to marinade.
4) Arrange julienned or ribbon vegetables on 4 plates.
5) Remove the bison steaks from the marinade, shacking off the excess.
6) Over high heat, heat the olive oil and sauté the bison strips for about 4 minutes, tossing to turn occasionally
7) Place the seared steaks on top of the julienned vegetables, drizzle with desired amount of dressing, and sprinkle with the cucumber mixture.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55971905-vietnamese-bison-steak-salad

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – PREMIUM STEAK STRIPS 1 LB.
Pre-cut strips from the tenderloin, New York strip, ribeye, and sirloin. This product has top-of-the-line taste and is amazingly tender. Perfect for stir frying or on the grill.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/products/1-lb-premium-steak-strips

Ohio Festivals June 22-24, 2018

June 20, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 21-23, 2018 London Strawberry Festival – London, Ohio
The community is to be decorated in a strawberry theme. Event includes a strawberry shortcake tent, parade, nightly entertainment, and a car show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis.
http://www.londonstrawberryfestival.com/

June 23, 2018 Waterfront Wine Festival – Avon Lake, Ohio
Showcasing Ohio West Coast Wineries, Local Cuisine and Lake Erie Sunset. Featuring nine local wineries and food from Avon Lake’s finest restaurants. Enjoy relaxing music from local artists while sampling local wines and enjoying a gorgeous sunset on Lake Erie. Admission is free for the rain or shine event. Tickets for tastings are $20 and include 10 wine pours and a commemorative event wine glass. Also featuring Wine themed related vendors, local businesses and more.
http://avonlakewaterfront.com/index.html

June 23, 2018 Riverside Wine Festival – Findlay, Ohio
The Arts Partnership invites you to attend the fifth annual Riverside Wine Festival from 1pm to 6pm at scenic Riverside Park. This premier event will feature twelve Ohio wineries, local gourmet foods, fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, wine exhibitions, demonstrations and more!
http://artspartnership.com/outdoor/

June 23-24, 2018 Mulberry Creek Herbfair – Huron, Ohio
Enjoy herbal foods, plants and vendors at the herb farm’s annual fair. This year’s focus will be on ‘France: Food, Wine & Culture’
https://mulberrycreek.com/Events/index.html

Healthy 30-Minute Meals

June 20, 2018 at 5:01 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 30-Minute Meals. Delicious and Healthy 30-Minute Meal recipes like; Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce, Bacon Tomato Melts, and Cheesesteaks with Peppers and Onions. Find these recipes and more at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Healthy 30-Minute Meals
Fast, delicious, and healthful? You really can have it all with these yummy meals that come together in 30 minutes or less!

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce
Flavorful chicken is simmered in an easy-to-make wine and chive sauce. Serve with in-season vegetables for a quick side, and you’ll keep this meal low in carbs………..

Bacon Tomato Melts
This amped-up version of a traditional BLT offers plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium. Enjoy loads of cheese on this open-face melt while keeping it diabetes-friendly………….

Cheesesteaks with Peppers and Onions
Lean sirloin steak smothered in Monterey Jack cheese and topped with four types of veggies make this classic well worth the extra 4 minutes (34 minutes total) in cooking time………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy 30-Minute Meals
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/30-minute/healthy-30-minute-meals

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Pea Pods…………

Here’s a quick tip for Peas: When cooking shelled fresh peas, add a few washed pods to the water. They will improve the flavor and give the peas a richer green color.

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