Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Spaetzle and Boiled Baby Carrots

December 14, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in carrots, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Spaetzle and Boiled Baby Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly Sunny and 37 degrees outside today. Another night of fighting Phantom Pains, and they were very painful! They started about 2:00 this morning and continued to about 10:00 this morning. So I spent most of the day in bed resting. These really drain me when they are this bad! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Spaetzle and Boiled Baby Carrots.

 

 

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops 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. 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 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on the Pork!

 

For a side I prepared some Maggi Spaetzle (Authentic German Dumplings). I love these but had trouble finding any for a long time. I finally found some on Walmart’s website. To prepare them I followed the package cooking instructions; brought 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stirred in the Spaetzle; boiled uncovered, for about 27 minutes (until tender). Drained it and set aside. Then melted 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter over medium heat. Added 2 tablespoons of Dried Rubbed Sage and 1 Clove Minced Garlic. Added that to the finished Spaetzle and stirred until well mixed. Seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Pepper and served. Comes out so flavorful and Dumplings are so tender. Makes one excellent side dish.

 

Then I also prepared a package of Whole Baby Carrots. To prepare them I used a small sauce pan and filled it with water. Brought the water to a boil and added the Carrots. Boil until fork tender. One excellent Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggi: Authentic German Dumplings
You and maggi make great meals. Enjoy maggi spaetzle as a satisfying main course or as a delicious side dish To accompany your favorite meal. Tastes great with chicken or beef.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 46 G Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1 G 2
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 30 Mg 10
Sodium 350 Mg 14
Total Carbohydrate 32 G 11
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 6 G

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mushroom Sage Stuffing

November 17, 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 Mushroom Sage Stuffing. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be using Butter Sticks, Shiitake Mushroom Caps, Onion, Celery, French Bread Cubes, Sage, Grated Orange Peel, Salt, Pepper, and Low Sodium Chicken Broth. Perfect for any Roasted Turkey! 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/

Mushroom Sage Stuffing
This dish is a deliciously different take on the Thanksgiving staple! If you’re tempted to try a new stuffing on Turkey Day, look no further than this mouthwatering recipe, which incorporates shiitake mushrooms, sage and orange peel for a side that’s sure to be a hit.

Ingredients
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) blended butter and oil baking sticks
2 cups sliced shiitake mushroom caps
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
6 cups French or sourdough bread cubes, toasted
2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth

Directions
Yield: 8 servings

1 – Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray shallow 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Melt butter in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and celery; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in bread cubes, sage, orange peel, salt, and pepper. Slowly stir in broth. Pour into prepared casserole.

3 – Bake 30 minutes or until stuffing is heated through and lightly browned.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 180 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 470 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/mushroom-sage-stuffing/

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Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Cranberry Dressing

November 10, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Cranberry Dressing. It’s getting to that time of year when Dressings are an important part of your Dinner Menus. So I have a recipe for a Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Cranberry Dressing to pass along. To make this Dressing you’ll be needing Water, Salt, Wild Rice, Olive Oil, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Celery, Dried Cranberries, Pecans, Sage, and Black Pepper. The Dressing is 121 calories and 21 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Wild Rice, Mushroom, and Cranberry Dressing
No offense to traditional stuffing, but this dressing is sure to be a highlight this season. This dish will beautifully complement your holiday turkey — and, best of all, no one will believe this indulgent side contains only 121 calories per serving.

Ingredients
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 cup wild rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped shiitake or button mushrooms
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans (optional)*
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage or 1/8 teaspoon dried sage
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe

1 – Bring water and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Drain.

2 – Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

3 – Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and celery; cook and stir 7 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice, cranberries, pecans, if desired, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, sage and pepper. Spoon into prepared casserole.

4 – Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.

*To toast pecans, spread in single layer in heavy-bottomed skillet. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from skillet immediately. Cool before using.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 121 calories, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 297 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/wild-rice-mushroom-and-cranberry-dressing/

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Healthy Herb Recipes

September 30, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Herb Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Herb Recipes with recipes including Corn Fritters with Yogurt-Dill Sauce, Rosemary-and-Garlic-Basted Sirloin Steak, and Instant-Pot Sausage and Peppers. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Herb Recipes
Find healthy, delicious herb recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Corn Fritters with Yogurt-Dill Sauce
This healthier version of classic corn fritters uses less oil for frying but still packs plenty of fresh corn flavor. A creamy dill sauce on the side brightens up each bite…………………………

Rosemary-and-Garlic-Basted Sirloin Steak
Master the perfectly seared sirloin steak with this easy method, while playing with fresh herbs to enhance the flavor. The key to success: letting the meat come to room temperature before adding to the pan to ensure it cooks evenly. Rosemary and garlic give it an irresistible herby finish. For the best results, let the steak rest before serving………………………………

Instant-Pot Sausage and Peppers
Yellow and green peppers, tomatoes and sweet onion come together in the Instant Pot and make this classic sandwich pop with flavor. Cooking sausage and peppers in your Instant Pot makes this even easier for a busy weeknight. While green peppers are classic, any color bell peppers will work well…………………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Herb Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19231/ingredients/herbs-spices/herbs/

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Quick White Bean Soup

May 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Quick White Bean Soup. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Dried White Beans, Canola Oil, Onion, Celery, Ground Black Pepper, Vegetable Stock, Sage, Tomato, Spinach, Salt, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Basil Pesto. Sounds like a Hearty Soup! 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/

Quick White Bean Soup
This easy homemade soup comes together in less than an hour and is perfect for shaking off the winter doldroms.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: Overnight
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes.

1 cup dried white beans (such as navy, great northern, or cannellini), soaked overnight
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
4 cups vegetable stock or water
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
1–2 cups chopped fresh spinach
Salt to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Basil pesto (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

* Drain beans. Heat canola oil in pressure cooker and add drained beans, onion, celery, and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Sauté vegetables and beans for about 5 minutes, until fragrant. Add stock or water and sage. Secure lid and bring to high pressure. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow for natural pressure release. Open lid and add tomatoes and spinach. Simmer until spinach is cooked. Add salt and more fresh ground pepper to taste. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a dollop of basil pesto.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 162 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 230 mg, Fiber: 9 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/quick-white-bean-soup/

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Herbed Corn on the Cob

December 31, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to pass along for everyone, Herbed Corn on the Cob. All you’ll need to make this recipe is Medium Size Ears of Corn, Butter, Mixed Herbs (such as basil, oregano, sage and rosemary),Salt, and Black Pepper. This dish is only 86 calories and 12 net carbs per serving (1 Ear of Corn). The recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so be sure to check it out soon. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management website, one of my favorite Magazines. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Herbed Corn on the Cob

Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon mixed dried herbs (such as basil, oregano, sage and rosemary)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Black pepper
4 medium ears corn (6 to 7 ounces each), husks removed

Directions
1 – Combine butter, herbs, salt, and pepper in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 30 to 45 seconds or until butter is melted.

2 – With pastry brush, coat corn with butter mixture. Place corn on microwavable plate; microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes. Turn; microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1 ear corn.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 86 calories, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 8 mg, Sodium: 106 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/herbed-corn-cob/


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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Maple and Sage Pork Chops

January 22, 2019 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 – Maple and Sage Pork Chops. Boneless Pork Chops, Fresh Sage, and Maple Syrup make up this week’s recipe. The Chop is 203 calories and 2 carbs per serving. You can find this recipe from the Diabetes Self Management website along with the huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management Tips, and Diabetes News. So Check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Maple and Sage Pork Chops
Ingredients
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage, plus additional for garnish
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 boneless pork chops (about 4 ounces each)
2 teaspoons maple syrup

Directions
1 – Combine 2 tablespoons sage, oil, and salt in small bowl. Rub mixture evenly over pork chops. Place on rimmed baking sheet.

2 – Broil pork chops 4 minutes. Turn over; brush evenly with syrup. Broil 4 minutes or until pork chops are browned and barely pink in center. Garnish with additional sage.

3 – Serving Suggestion: This delicious dish is perfect for a cold day. Serve it with fresh roasted vegetables to combine the unique flavors of fall with the delightful flavor of the tender pork.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 203 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 25 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 62 mg, Sodium: 342 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/maple-sage-pork-chops/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Winter Vegetable Hash

January 1, 2018 at 7:21 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Winter Vegetable Hash. The perfect Winter Dish, Winter Vegetable Hash. With these Vegetables and Spices you’ll never miss the meat! You can add your own favorite Vegetables and Spices if you like. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Winter Vegetable Hash

Ingredients
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil
2 tablespoons light butter
1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
1 carrot, chopped
1 parsnip, chopped
1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small acorn squash, diced
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground roasted cumin
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch sea salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 cup chopped kale
4 sprigs fresh sage

Directions
1 – Place oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Melt butter and mix in potatoes, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, pepper, squash, and shallot. Season with garlic powder, cumin, nutmeg, sea salt, and pepper. Cook 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender.
2 – Mix kale and sage into skillet. Continue cooking 5 minutes, until kale is wilted. Serve and enjoy!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 26, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Sage of an idea…….

 

To add a rich, intense flavor to chicken or pork roasts, tuck whole sage leaves just under the skin of the chicken or into small slits into the fat of pork before roasting.

White Wine Turkey Gravy

December 16, 2016 at 1:35 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’ve got another Gravy recipe I’m passing along, White Wine Turkey Gravy. This another one of the many recipes that you can find at the Jennie – O website (https://www.jennieo.com/). Check the Jennie – O website for Cooking Tips, info on Jennie – O Products, and all the delicious and healthy Jennie – O Recipes. Enjoy and Make the Switch!

 

 

White Wine Turkey Gravy

Ah, the wonders of wine. This gravy recipe lets white wine work its magic with fresh thyme and sage. Under 300 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTSwhite-wine-turkey-gravy

3 tablespoons butter
¼ cup chopped yellow onion
3 tablespoons flour
½ cup dry white wine
1½ cups turkey or chicken broth
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
salt and pepper, if desired

 
DIRECTIONS

1) Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for seven to nine minutes or until translucent.
2) Whisk in flour and cook for one minute. Add wine and cook for two minutes, whisking constantly. Add broth, thyme and sage. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for two to three minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories70
Protein1g
Carbohydrates4g
Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Fat4g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium280mg
Saturated Fat2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1013-white-wine-turkey-gravy

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