Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce

July 25, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is an Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing are Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Peanut Oil, Water, Tahini (puréed sesame seeds), Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Splenda® Granular, Red Pepper Flakes, and Asparagus Spears. The Asparagus is 70 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce
Flavorful, Asian-style asparagus with sesame-ginger sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon tahini (puréed sesame seeds)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
Pinch red pepper flakes
48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
2 – Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
3 – Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but Do Not rinse.
4 – Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 7 servings (2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/7 of recipe; 2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces): Total Calories 70, Total Carbohydrates 6 g, Protein 3 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g ,Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 150 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/asparagus_with_sesame-ginger_sauce_recipe.html

Shrimp Caprese Pasta

July 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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Here’s a recipe for Shrimp Caprese Pasta. To make this Dish you’ll be needing Whole Wheat Penne Pasta, Olive Oil. Grape Tomatoes, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Medium Shrimp, and Mozzarella Pearls. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Shrimp Caprese Pasta

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked whole wheat penne
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups coarsely chopped grape tomatoes
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 ounces medium raw shrimp (with tails on), peeled and deveined
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Set aside.

2 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cups chopped tomatoes, reserved 1/2 cup pasta water, 2 tablespoons basil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir 10 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften.

3 – Add shrimp and 1 cup halved tomatoes to skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and opaque. Add pasta; cook until heated through.

4 – Divide mixture evenly among four bowls. Top evenly with cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

Nutrition Information:
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 1/2 Meat.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/shrimp-caprese-pasta/

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Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

February 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for an Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers. These are made using Bell Peppers, JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic Cloves, Zucchini, Roma Tomatoes, Red Pepper Flakes, Long Grain and Wild Rice, and Grated Pepper Jack Cheese. This one is sure to heat up these cold Winter’s Nights! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Time for a flavorful update to your go-to stuffed pepper recipe with Italian seasoned ground turkey, pepper jack cheese, Roma tomatoes and zucchini.

Total Time 1 Hour
Serving Size Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients
6 – bell peppers, any color
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, finely diced
2 – cloves garlic, chopped
1 – medium zucchini, finely diced
4 – Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
red pepper flakes, if desired
salt and freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1 – cup cooked long-grain and wild rice
1 ½ – cups grated pepper jack cheese, divided

Directions
1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Cut tops off peppers. Remove and discard stems. Finely chop tops; set aside. Scoop out seeds and membrane. Place peppers cut side up in baking dish just large enough to hold them upright.
3) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14-16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove ground turkey from skillet and set aside.
4) Wipe out skillet and add olive oil. Add onions, chopped peppers and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until soften. Add garlic, zucchini and cook another minute. Add tomatoes and season with red pepper flakes and salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook until heated through. Stir in ground turkey, rice and 1 cup cheese.
5) Fill peppers with rice mixture and top with remaining ½ cup cheese. Pour a small amount of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the cheese is melted.

Nutrition
Calories – 240
Protein – 24g
Carbohydrates – 16g
Fiber – 2g
Sugars – 5g
Fat – 8g
Cholesterol – 60mg
Sodium – 630mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/italian-ground-turkey-stuffed-peppers/

Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

February 13, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Appetizer of the Week – Chunky Veggie Dip

This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Chunky Veggie Dip. Grab your favorite Tortilla Chips and dig in! To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Bell Peppers, Onion, Red Pepper Flakes, Shredded Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese, Diced Pimientos, Baked Tortilla Chips and more! The Dip is 47 calories and 2 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chunky Veggie Dip
Add some flair to your tortilla chips or crudités with this low-carb homemade dip. It’s chock-full of flavor, not fat or calories!

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 tablespoons water
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3/4 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos
3/4 teaspoon salt
Baked corn tortilla chips

Directions
Yield: 12 servings
Serving size: 1/4 cup dip

1. Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add red and green peppers, onion, celery, water and red pepper flakes. Cover; cook on low 3 hours, or until celery is tender.

2. Combine milk and cornstarch in small bowl, stirring until cornstarch dissolves. Add to pepper mixture with Cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Press down on cream cheese with rubber spatula until well blended. Stir in pimientos and salt. Cover; cook 15 minutes, or until thickened. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

Variation: Use soft corn tortillas instead of chips. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges and bake in a single layer on a baking sheet at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool completely before serving. Chips will firm as they cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 47 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 254 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/appetizer/chunky-veggie-dip/

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Sweet BBQ Chicken Dip

January 9, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Sweet BBQ Chicken Dip to pass along. To make this Delicious Appetizer you’ll be needing Cream Cheese, Shredded Chicken, Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce, Heinz Chili Sauce, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Red Pepper Flakes, Monterey Jack Cheese, Green Onions, and Assorted Crackers. Another Delicious Recipe from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet BBQ Chicken Dip
This delicious barbecue-flavored chicken dip is sure to get rave reviews at the party!

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
3 cups shredded chicken
3/4 cup Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
3/4 cup Heinz® Chili Sauce
1 tablespoon Lea and Perrins® Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Heinz® Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
11/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onions
Assorted salted crackers

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Spread cream cheese into bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
3 – Stir together chicken, cranberry sauce, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard and red pepper flakes in medium bowl. Spoon mixture over cream cheese in baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
4 – Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with onions. Serve with crackers for dipping.
Makes 16 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/sweet_bbq_chicken_dip_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Asian Chicken

January 5, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | 3 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Asian Chicken. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Boneless and Skinless Chicken Breasts, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Fresh Lemon Juice, Honey, Sesame Oil, Dry Mustard, Fresh Ginger, Garlic, and Red Pepper Flakes. The Dish is 178 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Asian Chicken
Ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes add a burst of Asian-inspired flavor to this low-carb chicken dish.

Ingredients
3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10 of total recipe

1 – Place soy sauce, juice, honey, oil, mustard, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes in gallon-size resealable food storage bag. Add chicken. Seal bag. Turn to coat evenly. Place bag in pan. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour or overnight.

2 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line roasting pan with foil. Remove chicken from bag and place in pan. (Discard unused marinade.) Bake chicken breasts 30 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 178 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 32 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 78 mg, Sodium: 475 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/asian-chicken/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – ROTINI WITH GROUND BEEF AND SPINACH

November 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach. The Dish is made using Dreamfields Rotini, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic, Ground Beef, No Salt Tomato Sauce, Oregano, Spinach Leaves, Basil, Red Pepper Flakes, Salt, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. You can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ROTINI WITH GROUND BEEF AND SPINACH
A 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach thawed and well-drained can be substituted for fresh spinach. Recipe for Rotini with Ground Beef and Spinach from our Main Courses recipe section.

Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Rotini, Penne Rigate or Elbows
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 pound (90%) lean ground beef
1 can (8 ounces) no salt added tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 package (10 ounces) spinach leaves, shredded
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt (optional)
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions.
2 – Meanwhile, heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beef; cook until no longer pink, stirring and breaking beef into pieces.
3 – Stir in tomato sauce and oregano. Continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add spinach, basil and red pepper flakes; continue cooking 3 minutes. Season with salt, if desired.
4 – Drain pasta. Add to skillet; toss with beef mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
NOTES:
A 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach thawed and well-drained can be substituted for fresh spinach.
Recipe Yield: Makes 6 main dish servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 401
Calories from fat: 54
Fat: 11 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Sodium: 178 milligrams
Cholesterol: 49 milligrams
Protein: 27 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/rotini-with-ground-beef-and-spinach

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Lemon-Basil Grilled Halibut

August 25, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Lemon-Basil Grilled Halibut. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Dried Basil, Salt, Black Pepper, Parsley, Red Pepper Flakes, and Halibut Fillets. Lemon and Halibut are perfect together! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Lemon-Basil Grilled Halibut

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Marinating time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 8–12 minutes.

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove (or 1 teaspoon) minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 halibut fillets (3 ounces each)

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 fillet

1 – In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Place the halibut in a zip-top plastic bag and drizzle evenly with marinade. Seal bag and shake gently to coat fish. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

2 – Preheat grill to medium-high heat (around 350°F). Place fish on grill, baste with any remaining marinade, then grill fish 4–6 minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily when pierced with a fork.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 161 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 27 mg, Sodium: 199 mg, Fiber: <1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/lemon-basil-grilled-halibut/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS

July 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a recipe for SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS. To make this week’s dish you’ll be needing Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Sugar Snap Peas, Reduced Sodium Soy sauce, Sesame Oil, Red Pepper Flakes, Honey, and Sesame Seeds. The Dish is 90 calories and 8 net carbs per serving. The Recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS
Ingredients

2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 lb. sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame seed oil (can use toasted sesame seed oil)
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
1 tsp. honey
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Directions

1 – Place oven rack in highest position and preheat broiler.
2 – In mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil and garlic. Add snap peas and toss to coat well.
3 – On baking dish, place snap peas in single layer. Broil until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
4 – While peas are cooking, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper flakes and honey.
5 – After removing snap peas from oven, gently toss with soy sauce mixture. Garnish with sesame seeds.
6 – Serve hot or chilled as side dish. Hot is most common.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 90
Fat: 4 grams
Saturated Fat: .5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 140 milligrams
Protein: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 11 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/sesame-sugar-snap-peas

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf MONDAY

June 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf. It’s made using Brown Rice, Pine Nuts, Spinach Leaves, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil Leaves, Salt, and Red Pepper Flakes. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spinach-Pine Nut Whole-Grain Pilaf
Make the most of the seasonal ingredients beginning to fill up your kitchen with this pilaf recipe. A delicious addition to any meal, this simple side dish requires just a few simple ingredients tossed together with some herbs and oil.

Ingredients
2 cups hot cooked brown rice or bulgur
1 1/2 ounces pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted
2 ounces spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions
* Place hot rice in large bowl, add remaining ingredients and toss gently, yet thoroughly until spinach is slightly wilted.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spinach-pine-nut-whole-grain-pilaf/

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