Appetizer of the Week – Black Bean Dip

July 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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Changing it up for Saturday’s Feature Post to Appetizer of the Week. I’ll be featuring different Appetizers that I come across, Enjoy! This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Black Bean Dip. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need Low Sodium Black Beans, Garlic, Green Onions, Parsley, Roasted Red Peppers, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Lime Juice, and Hot Pepper Sauce. This week’s 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/

Black Bean Dip
This dip is easy to pull off for a crowd because you can make a big batch of it. It’s relatively inexpensive to whip up and can be served on crusty bread, with chips or pretzels, fresh vegetables, or by itself.

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium black beans, undrained
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/4 cup roasted red pepper or pimientos
1 tablespoon tahini (sesame paste) or olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

1 – Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender, process until smooth. Serve with vegetables, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 37 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 109 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/black-bean-dip/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Spanish Paella with Shrimp and Scallops TUESDAY

June 9, 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 – Spanish Paella with Shrimp and Scallops. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Onions, Short Grain White Rice, Dry White Wine, Paprika, Saffron, Roasted Red Peppers, Scallops, Shrimp and more! Dinner is served! 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/

Spanish Paella with Shrimp and Scallops
Ingredients
Preparation time: 35 minutes

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup short-grain white rice
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon saffron
1/4 cup boiling water
4 small plum tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 jar (4 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
10 large scallops
20 large shrimp, shelled and cleaned

Directions
Yield: 7 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

* Heat olive oil in a large skillet or sauté pan. Add garlic, onions, and rice and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Stir in broth, wine, water, lemon juice, and paprika. Stir saffron into boiling water and add to mixture. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, and roasted red peppers. Cook uncovered for approximately 10 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas, scallops, and shrimp and cook for additional 7–10 minutes until scallops and shrimp are done and rice is tender. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 198 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 89 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/spanish-paella-with-shrimp-and-scallops/

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BISON MINESTRONE SOUP

May 27, 2020 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 BISON MINESTRONE SOUP. Comfort Food here we come! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Onion, Carrots, Roasted Red Peppers, Kale, Lemon, Spices, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Penne Pasta. This will make enough so you can freeze some also! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Bison along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BISON MINESTRONE SOUP
You’re going to love, love, love this recipe! Seriously, you’ll make the recipe with the intention of freezing some for a quick and easy meal, but… you may find that it will disappear before you have the chance to freeze it. Approved by Dan & Gervase, men of discerning tastes!

Ingredients: (serves 8)

1 – pound Ground Buffalo Meat
1 – onion, chopped (about 3 cups)
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – tablespoon thyme
1 – tablespoon basil
1 – tablespoon fennel seed, crushed
1 – tablespoon oregano
2 – teaspoons salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
3 – cups carrots, chopped
3 – cups celery chopped
3 – tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 – 32 oz. organic chicken stock
1 – 16oz. jar roasted red peppers, pureed
2 – tablespoons tomato paste
1 – 15oz. can of red kidney beans, or any beans
1 – head kale, chopped (about 3 handfuls)
Squeeze of half a lemon
Italian Parsley, chopped
Parmesan Cheese, grated
Penne pasta *optional

Preparation:

1 – In a large pot, over medium high heat add the olive oil and coarsely crumble in the ground buffalo and add the chopped onions and dry spices. Brown the meat and stir occasionally, for about 7 minutes.
2 – Add the carrots, celery and garlic and stir in to incorporate. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 – Add the stock, pureed peppers and tomato paste, stir to incorporate and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover the pot and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.
4 – Add the beans and the kale and stir to incorporate. Increase the heat and bring to a boil.
5 – Reduce heat to low and add the fresh lemon.
6 – To serve, place a half a cup of cooked pasta in individual bowls and ladle the soup over the pasta. Top with Italian Parsley and grated parmesan and accompany with crusty bread.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/bison-minestrone-soup

 

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Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe – Mediterranean Orange Chicken

November 10, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in chicken, CooksRecipes, Sunday's Chicken Dinner | Leave a comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Chicken Dinner Recipe is – Mediterranean Orange Chicken. Some of the Ingredients you’ll be using are Skinless Chicken Breasts, Pine Nuts, Roasted Red Peppers, Capers, Olives, and Raisins. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website where you can find a huge selection of recipes, so be sure to check it out today. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Mediterranean Orange Chicken
Mediterranean Orange ChickenUsing authentic ingredients such as pine nuts, roasted red peppers and capers this easy-to-prepare chicken recipe pairs a bold palate of international flavors with nutritious orange juice.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted and chopped
1 pound skinless chicken breasts, boned and trimmed
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour for dusting chicken
Canola oil spray
1/4 cup shallots or red onions, minced
1/4 cup red peppers roasted, chopped
2 tablespoons capers chopped
2 tablespoons olives chopped
2 tablespoons raisins chopped
3/4 cup Florida orange juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt (plus additional, to taste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (plus additional, to taste)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Cooking Directions:
1 – Toast pine nuts in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 3 to 4 minutes until golden. Remove, cool and chop.
2 – With a meat mallet, pound chicken breasts to 1/2-inch thick and season with salt and pepper.
3 – Dust both sides in flour, and pat so flour stays on.
4 – Heat sauté pan and coat with canola oil spray.
5 – Place chicken in hot sauté pan and spray uncooked side of chicken with canola oil in the pan. Sear chicken for one minute on both sides, and remove from pan.
6 – In the same sauté pan, add shallots and sauté briefly.
7 – Add roasted red peppers, capers, olives and raisins and sauté briefly until shallots are translucent.
8 – Deglaze pan with orange juice. Add chicken stock and lemon juice and reduce heat slightly when ingredients come to a boil.
9 – Add chicken back to the pan to cook until completely cooked through, and sauce is slightly thickened.
10 – Stir in salt, pepper and parsley.
11 – Top each serving with 1 teaspoon of chopped toasted pine nuts.
Makes 4 servings.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/chicken/mediterranean_orange_chicken_recipe.html

Spicy Turkey Lasagna Rollers

February 22, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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The second Jennie – O Turkey Italian Recipe is a recipe for Spicy Turkey Lasagna Rollers. Made using JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey along with ingredients like Spaghetti Sauce, Roasted Red Peppers, Ricotta Cheese, Spinach, Italian Blend Cheese and served all rolled up in Cooked Lasagna Noodles! Lasagna served a different way! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Spicy Turkey Lasagna Rollers
Why have big squares of lasagna when you can have fun little rollers? Think outside the square with this reimagined classic Italian recipe. Super kid-friendly and under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 (24-ounce) jar prepared spaghetti sauce, divided
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
½ cup chopped red pepper, roasted
¼ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
3 cups Italian blend cheese, divided into 3 parts
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg, lightly beaten
12 lasagna noodles, cooked, drained

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 350°F. Mist 13 x 9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in half jar spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, red pepper, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Simmer 5 minutes.
2) In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, spinach, 2 cups cheese and egg. Spread ¼ cup ricotta mixture over each lasagna noodle. Top with ⅓ cup sausage mixture. Tightly roll up each lasagna noodle from short end. Place rolls, seam side down, in prepared pan. Pour remaining spaghetti sauce over rolls. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes or until sauce is bubbly.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 310
Protein 25g
Carbohydrates 31g
Fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Fat 9g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 350mg
Saturated Fat 4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/253-spicy-turkey-lasagna-rollers

 

 

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* FRESH
* GLUTEN FREE
* PACKAGE SIZES: 16-OZ (1 LB), 20-OZ (1.25 LBS), 48-OZ (3 LBS), 80-OZ (5 LBS)
Find this product in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving Size112 g

Calories 170
Total Fat 8.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat .0 g
Cholestero l80 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Added Sugars g %
Protein 21 g %
Vitamin D mcg %
Calcium mg 2%
Iron mg 6%
Potassium mg %

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients: Turkey, Rosemary Extract.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

CONSUMER STOVETOP SKILLET:
Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.
https://www.jennieo.com/products/4-lean-ground-turkey

Soup Special of the Day!………Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

April 23, 2017 at 5:48 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This weeks Soup Special of the Day is Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. This one combines Cauliflower, Green Onions, Chicken Broth, Roasted Red Peppers, and more! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine which has a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Tips. So check the site out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped green onion
4 cups chicken broth
2 packages (8 ounces each) fresh cauliflowerets
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups shredded pepper-Jack cheese (6 ounces)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
Directions

* Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add green onions and saute about 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups broth; bring to boiling. Add cauliflowerets; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 6 minutes or until cauliflower is almost tender.
* Whisk together flour and remaining 1 cup chicken broth in a small bowl. Stir into saucepan. Bring to boiling; cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until soup is thickened.
* Remove soup from heat. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in roasted red peppers, salt if using and hot-pepper sauce, breaking up red peppers with a wooden spoon.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 294
Protein: 15g
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 14g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/82.shtml

Roasted Red Pepper, Cilantro and Green Chile Shrimp Soft Tacos

April 10, 2016 at 4:51 PM | Posted in Ortega, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Roasted Red Pepper, Cilantro and Green Chile Shrimp Soft Tacos

 

 

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To start my Sunday morning I heated up a couple of slices of Smithfield Anytime Sliced Ham and then served them on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Another cool morning out, around 34 degrees. Cloudy but less windy out and it a high in the 50’s. Mom and Dad went to Church so it gave me a chance to clean the house. After that Mom had a ton of old bills and such that I shredded for her. For dinner tonight I prepared Roasted Red Pepper, Cilatro and Green Chile Shrimp Tacos.

 

 

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I had picked up a packet of Ortega Cilantro and Green Chile Skillet Sauce and couldn’t wait to have some Shrimp Tacos. It’s been quite a while since I’ve made these. I used a bag of Kroger Seafood Large Shrimp along with the packet of Ortega Cilantro and Green Chile Skillet Sauce, Delallo Roasted Red Peppers, Jalapeno slices, Shredded Carrots, Chopped Scallions, fresh Shredded Kroger Private Selection Asiago Cheese, and Old El Paso 6″ Flour Tortillas. The Old El Paso 6″ Flour Tortillas are 150 calories and 29 carbs per serving (2 Tortillas).

 

 

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I heated up a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a medium size skillet over medium heat. I started by slicing the Sweet Peppers into strips and adding them to the skillet, stirring them and cooking until tender (about 4 minutes). Stirred in the Shrimp and sliced Jalapenos, stirred this until the Shrimp just started turning pink. Then added the Ortega Cilantro and Green Chile Skillet Sauce, cooking another 4 minutes till everything was heated through. What an aroma coming from the skillet! Heated up the Tortilla Wraps in the microwave for 20 seconds and added Shrimp Taco Mixture. Carrots, Scallions, then topped it some fresh grated Asiago Cheese, and served. Just a flat-out delicious Shrimp Soft Taco! Had a nice heat to it but not overpowering. I need to start having these much more often! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 
Ortega Cilantro & Green Chile Skillet Sauce

Ortega Cilantro & Green Chile Skillet Sauce
New, Ortega® Skillet Sauces are made with perfect combinations of fresh ingredients to bring Mexican dishes to life. Simply stir in the Skillet Sauce while cooking, and in no time you’ll have a mouth-watering meal the whole family will enjoy. Look for our other delicious Skillet Sauce varieties including Taco and Fajita!

Product Detail
Enjoy Ortega’s delicious skillet sauce. Available in 3 great flavors in 7 oz stand up pouches.

Ingredients
TOMATILLOS, WATER, ONIONS, POBLANO PEPPERS, SUGAR, CILANTRO LEAVES, CORNSTARCH, AGAVE NECTAR, SALT, SERRANO PEPPERS, CANOLA OIL, KEY LIME JUICE, GREEN CHILES, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.
http://www.ortega.com/products/ortega-cilantro-green-chile-skillet-sauce_90187

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