GRILLED SALMON AND SPINACH SALAD

June 6, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 1 Comment
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I have a recipe for a Grilled Salmon and Spinach Salad to pass along. To make the Salmon you’ll be using Salmon, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, and Mustard Powder. Also included are recipes for the Dressing and Salad. Enjoy and Stay Safe out there! So 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 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

GRILLED SALMON AND SPINACH SALAD
Ingredients

1 lb. salmon, cut in four fillets
Marinade

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp. mustard powder or 1 tsp. prepared mustard

Dressing

3 Tbsp. orange juice
3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. roasted sesame oil (or regular sesame oil)
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Salad

5 oz. baby spinach, rinsed clean
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin

Directions

1 – Whisk together marinade ingredients to combine well. In shallow dish, coat both sides of salmon with marinade. Cover dish and refrigerate for at least one hour.
2 – Coat grill lightly with oil to prevent sticking. Remove salmon from marinade and discard remaining marinade. Place salmon, skin side down, on medium-hot grill. Cook about 6 minutes until skin is browned and crisp. Gently turn fillets over and cook additional 2-3 minutes until desired degree of doneness. Remove and set aside.
3 – Combine dressing ingredients in food processor or blender and pulse or blend until well combined, about 1 minute.
4 – Arrange salad ingredients on four serving dishes. Drizzle half the dressing on salad. Place salmon on top and drizzle remaining dressing. Serve.

Recipe Yield: Yield: Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 270
Fat: 13 grams
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 400 milligrams
Protein: 21 grams
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/grilled-salmon-and-spinach-salad

20 Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes

May 12, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s 20 Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes. Here’s some Delicious and Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes, find recipes like Stuffed Sweet Potato with Hummus Dressing, Mediterranean Cod with Roasted Tomatoes, and Smoked Trout and Spinach Scrambled Eggs. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Stuffed Sweet Potato with Hummus Dressing
Hearty yet simple to prepare, this stuffed sweet potato with black beans, kale and hummus dressing is a fantastic 5-ingredient lunch for one!……………

Mediterranean Cod with Roasted Tomatoes
Oregano, thyme and paprika flavor the cod in this 15-minute, Mediterranean-inspired meal. Olives, capers and roasted cherry tomatoes add color and zest to each bite………….

Smoked Trout and Spinach Scrambled Eggs
Elevate plain-Jane scrambled eggs with smoked trout and fresh spinach in this healthy breakfast recipe………………

* Click the link below to get the 20 Healthy Spring Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes
https://www.eatingwell.com/gallery/7676590/healthy-spring-meals-in-20-minutes/?

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

May 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Whole Salmon Buying Hints…………….

Fresh, whole salmon should appear firm, have glossy skin, and clear (rather than cloudy) eyes. The gills should be bright red and the flesh a light pink and somewhat translucent. Also refrain from purchasing salmon that has a strong “fishy” smell – the fish odor should be mild.

Seafood Appetizer Recipes

April 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Seafood Appetizer Recipes. Find some Healthy and Delicious Seafood Appetizer Recipes with recipes like Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms, Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp, and Easy Scallion-Salmon Dip. So 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Seafood Appetizer Recipes
Find healthy, delicious seafood appetizer recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
This crab-stuffed mushroom recipe is perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other holiday parties or any other time you need a quick and easy appetizer. The filling is light and fresh thanks to hearts of palm, a tender vegetable with a mild flavor (similar to artichokes) that doesn’t mask the rich, sweet flavor of fresh crabmeat………..

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp
Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer……..

Easy Scallion-Salmon Dip
Inspired by the classic combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese, this spread is perfect for slathering on a bagel or serving as a dip with bagel chips. This salmon dip recipe is a great way to use up leftovers from Miso-Maple Salmon………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Seafood Appetizer Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18183/appetizer/seafood/

Healthy Cream Cheese Recipes

April 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Cream Cheese Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Cream Cheese Recipes with recipes including 20-Minute Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet, Carrot Cake Cheesecake, and Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelet. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cream Cheese Recipes

Find healthy, delicious cream cheese recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

20-Minute Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet
Chicken cutlets cook quickly and are highlighted with a creamy sauce made with tomatoes, zucchini and Italian seasoning. This recipe is sure to become a new weeknight favorite the whole family will love. Serve it with whole-wheat pasta or rice to make it a meal………

Carrot Cake Cheesecake
This orange-scented carrot cake cheesecake has a wonderfully moist and flavorful carrot cake shell which holds the creamy cheesecake portion. The swirl effect of dollops of cheesecake batter is a fun and festive way to round out this rich dessert………..

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelet
The key to this healthy omelet recipe is cooking the eggs over low heat so the curds set up nice and soft. A splash of milk in the eggs is added insurance to keep the omelet from turning rubbery……………

* Click the lnk below to get all the Healthy Cream Cheese Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/21595/ingredients/dairy/cheese/cream/

Diabetes-Friendly Low-Carb Recipes

April 21, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Diabetes-Friendly Low-Carb Recipes. Find some Delicious and Diabetes-Friendly Low-Carb Recipes with recipes including Homemade Chicken Tenders with Everything Bagel Seasoning over Salad, Grilled Salmon with Cilantro-Ginger Sauce, and Loaded Black Bean Dip. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Diabetes-Friendly Low-Carb Recipes

Find healthy, delicious diabetes-friendly low-carb recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Homemade Chicken Tenders with Everything Bagel Seasoning over Salad
Using everything bagel spice is a quick way to season and add extra crunch to breadcrumbs for chicken tenders. If you can’t find any premixed, make your own by combining equal parts dried minced onion and garlic, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, salt and ground pepper (see Associated Recipes). This healthy chicken recipe tops a simple salad for an easy dinner that’s ready in 25 minutes……………….

Grilled Salmon with Cilantro-Ginger Sauce
Ginger, fish sauce and honey combine to create a delicious basting sauce in this easy grilled salmon recipe. Look for Thai red chiles in the produce section of your grocery store, or use a green or red jalapeño instead. Not only is this salmon dish delicious, it also takes just 25 minutes to prepare, making it the ideal centerpiece for a healthy weeknight dinner…………

Loaded Black Bean Dip
This is 7-layer black bean dip simplified: just heat and season refried beans, then top with fresh vegetables for a texturally exciting dip…………….

* Click the link below to get all the Diabetes-Friendly Low-Carb Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18455/health-condition/diabetic/low-carb/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

April 18, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When buying Salmon…………

Look for salmon that appears moist rather than dried out, since moisture content is a great indicator of freshness and how carefully the fish was handled. Avoid salmon with any browned spots on the belly, around the edges of the fillet, or instances where the skin has started browning and curling up.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 21, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When buying Salmon………..

Look for salmon that appears moist rather than dried out, since moisture content is a great indicator of freshness and how carefully the fish was handled. Avoid salmon with any browned spots on the belly, around the edges of the fillet, or instances where the skin has started browning and curling up.

Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese

January 11, 2021 at 7:18 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Zatarain's | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had a high of 38 degrees and cloudy out today. Not a thing to do today which is a good thing, I had the Phantom Pains all night again. They started last night around 11:00 and didn’t ease up until almost noon today! So as usual when these last this long, it’s a day of rest. So for Dinner tonight I prepared Creole Seasoned Baked Salmon Pieces w/ Mac and Cheese.

 

I had a small package of Salmon Bites or Pieces in the freezer that I had purchased from Meijer. It was a small package of just odd and end pieces of Salmon they had leftover and they packaged them up. I laid the package of Salmon in the fridge overnight to thaw. To make the Salmon I’ll need; the Salmon Pieces, Extra Light Olive Oil, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and Zatarain’s Creole Seasoning.

 

To prepare it; I first preheated the oven to 400 degrees. Next I got a small baking pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and added a 1/2 tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. I seasoned the Salmon Fillet with 1/2 tablespoon of the Extra Light Olive Oil, Grinder Sea Salt and Creole Seasoning. I put the Fillet in the pan; skin side down. Baked it for 13 minutes; until done and fork flaky. The Salmon came out perfect! Done just right with excellent seasoning.

 

To go with my Salmon I prepared a cup of Kraft 50% Whole Grain Mac and Cheese. They come in a microwavable plastic container. To prepare it just remove the lid, add water and stir, microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, and stir in the packet of cheese sauce. And you have your Mac and Cheese! Another nice item to have in the pantry. Easy to prepare, nothing like good old-fashioned Kraft Mac and Cheese! Container makes 1 serving. Love these Kraft Mac and Cheese! For Dessert/Snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 


Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae. It is found in the northern Atlantic Ocean, in rivers that flow into the north Atlantic and, due to human introduction, in the north Pacific Ocean.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_salmon

Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

November 16, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Kroger Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I heated up the Ham and put it over top the Hash Browns. One of my favorite Breakfast Dishes. Sunny and 53 degrees, very windy out. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Got the cart out of the shed after Lunch. We had some very strong winds yesterday and had leaves, tree branches, and blown trash all the yard. Everyone’s yard was a mess. So clean up took most of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its a Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.

 

I purchased the fresh Atlantic Salmon from the Kroger Seafood Department. I had it in the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I’m going to prepare it using the Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon recipe. I haven’t had Salmon or used this recipe in a while. To make I’ll need; Salmon Fillets (4 ounces each), 4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard, 4 teaspoons Honey, 2 slices Whole Grain Bread (torn into pieces), 3 tablespoons finely chopped Walnuts, 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil, and 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme. To prepare it; Start by preheating the oven to 400°. Place the Salmon on a baking sheet coated with Pam cooking spray. Mix the Mustard and Honey; brush over the Salmon. Next I placed the Bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in Walnuts, Olive Oil and Thyme; press it onto the Salmon Fillet.

 

Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. The Salmon came out perfect, moist and delicious. The Walnut Crust is perfect for the Salmon. The Walnuts, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Thyme, and fresh Bread Crumbs all combine perfectly. Love this recipe.

 

I also prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. An easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs with Fish perfect. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut-Crusted Salmon
Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown and Wild Rice
Now, in just 90 seconds, you can have a delicious wholesome medley of brown rice, wild rice and red rice, with UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices. Plus, it’s made with 100% whole grains and meets the full daily requirement of whole grains in just one serving! The microwaveable pouch eliminates prep and cleanup. See cooking instructions for WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice below. UNCLE BEN’S®. PERFECT EVERY TIME®.

Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/ready-whole-grain-medley-brown-wild

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