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

Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Honey Sesame Tenderloin

February 23, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe | 1 Comment
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This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Honey Sesame Tenderloin. Made using Whole Pork Tenderloin, Soy Sauce, Garlic Cloves, Ginger Root, Sesame Oil, Honey, Brown Sugar, and Sesame Seed. 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 recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Honey Sesame Tenderloin
Roasting this marinated tenderloin whole in a hot oven only takes 15 minutes or so, enough time to cook a pot of rice and steam a green vegetable.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons sesame seed

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place tenderloin in self-sealing bag; add soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sesame oil; seal bag and toss to mix thoroughly. Refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
2 – Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
3 – Remove tenderloin from marinade, discarding marinade.
4 – On shallow plate mix together honey and brown sugar; place sesame seed on another plate.
5 – Roll tenderloin in honey mixture to coat evenly, then roll in sesame seed. Place in shallow pan and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until internal temperature reads 155°F (approximately 65°C).
6 – Remove to serving platter and slice to serve.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 330 calories Protein 28 grams Fat 9 grams Sodium 830 milligrams Cholesterol 65 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 32 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/honey_sesame_tenderloin_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – BROCCOLI WITH ASIAN TOFU

December 9, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – BROCCOLI WITH ASIAN TOFU. Made using Tofu, Lite Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Brown Sugar, Ginger Root, Broccoli, Peanut Oil, Crushed Red Pepper, Garlic, and Sesame Seeds. Tofu done right! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check out soon to find Delicious and Healthy Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BROCCOLI WITH ASIAN TOFU
Ingredients

1 pkg (16 oz) firm tofu, drained
2 Tbsp lite soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp fresh ginger root, finely chopped or shredded (or 1 tsp ground ginger)
1 lb fresh broccoli, rinsed and cut into individual spears
1 Tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
4 Tbsp garlic, peeled and thinly sliced (about 8 cloves)
1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
Cooking spray

Directions

1 – Slice tofu into eight pieces. Place on a plate or flat surface covered with three paper towels. Top with four more paper towels. Top with another flat plate or cutting board. Press down evenly and gently to squeeze out moisture. Throw away paper towels. Replace with fresh paper towels and press again. (The more liquid you remove, the more sauce the tofu will absorb.)
2 – Place tofu in a bowl just big enough to hold all eight pieces lying on their widest side without overlapping.
In a small bowl, stir to thoroughly combine soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and ginger into a marinade, and stir thoroughly. Pour over tofu. Carefully turn the tofu several times to coat well. 3 3 – Set aside.
4 РMeanwhile, heat a large nonstick saute pan coated with cooking spray. Add broccoli and saut̩ for about 5 minutes, until it turns bright green and becomes tender and crispy. Remove broccoli from pan and set aside.
5 – Heat a grill pan or flat saute pan over high heat. Drain tofu, reserving marinade. Place on grill pan to heat for about 3 minutes. Gently turn. Heat the second side for 3 minutes.
6 – At the same time, in the saute pan over medium-low heat, warm the peanut oil, crushed red pepper, and garlic until the garlic softens and begins to turn brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. 7 – Add broccoli and reserved marinade, and gently mix until well-coated.
8 – Place two slices of tofu on each plate with one-quarter of the broccoli and marinade mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (optional).
NOTES:
Optional: Delicious served on top of brown rice or Asian-style noodles (soba or udon).

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings “Serving size: 2 slices tofu, with broccoli and marinade mixture
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/broccoli-with-asian-tofu

Condiment of the Week – Sesame Oil

June 16, 2016 at 5:13 AM | Posted in Condiment of the Week | Leave a comment
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Sesame seed oil in clear glass vial

Sesame seed oil in clear glass vial

Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. Besides being used as a cooking oil in South India, it is often used as a flavor enhancer in Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian cuisine. It has a distinctive nutty aroma and taste.

The oil from the nutrient-rich seed is popular in alternative medicine, from traditional massages and treatments to the modern day.

The oil is popular in Asia and is also one of the earliest-known crop-based oils, but world-wide mass modern production continues to be limited even today due to the inefficient manual harvesting process required to extract the oil.

 

 
Sesame oil is composed of the following fatty acids: linoleic acid (41% of total), oleic acid (39%), palmitic acid (8%), stearic acid (5%) and others in small amounts.

Sesame seeds are protected by a capsule which only bursts when the seeds are completely ripe. The ripening time tends to vary, so farmers cut plants by hand and place them together in an upright position to continue ripening until all the capsules have opened. The discovery of an indehiscent (nonshattering) mutant by Langham in 1943 began the work towards development of a high yielding, shatter-resistant variety. Although researchers have made significant progress in sesame breeding, harvest losses due to shattering continue to limit domestic US production.

Sesame seeds are primarily produced in developing countries, a factor that has played a role in limiting the creation

White sesame seeds, mostly unshelled.

White sesame seeds, mostly unshelled.

of large-scale, fully automated oil extraction and processing techniques. Sesame oil can be extracted by a number of methods, depending on the materials and equipment available.

In developing countries, sesame oil is often extracted with less-expensive and manually intensive techniques such as hot water flotation, bridge presses, ram presses, the ghani process, or by using a small-scale expeller. In developed countries sesame oil is often extracted using an expeller press, larger-scale oil extraction machines, or by pressing followed by chemical solvent extraction.

Sesame oil can also be extracted under low-temperature conditions using an expeller press in a process called cold pressing. This extraction method is popular among raw food adherents because it avoids exposing the oil to chemical solvents or high temperatures during extraction.

 
There are many variations in the color of sesame oil: cold-pressed sesame oil is pale yellow, while Indian sesame oil (gingelly or til oil) is golden, and East Asian sesame oils are commonly a dark brown color. This dark color and flavor are derived from roasted/toasted sesame seeds. Cold pressed sesame oil has a different flavor than the toasted oil, since it is produced directly from raw, rather than toasted, seeds.

Sesame oil is traded in any of the forms described above: Cold-pressed sesame oil is available in Western health shops. Unroasted (but not necessarily cold pressed) sesame oil is commonly used for cooking in the Middle East and can often be found in halal markets. In East Asian countries, different kinds of hot-pressed sesame oil are preferred.

 
The only essential nutrient having significant content in sesame oil is vitamin K, providing 17% of the Daily Value per 100 grams (ml) consumed supplying 884 calories. For fats, sesame oil is approximately equal in monounsaturated (oleic acid) and polyunsaturated (linoleic acid) fats, totaling together 80% of the fat content. The remaining oil content is primarily the saturated fat, palmitic acid (about 9% of total, table).

 

 

Bottling sesame oil

Bottling sesame oil

Despite sesame oil’s high proportion (41%) of polyunsaturated (Omega-6) fatty acids, it is least prone, among cooking oils with high smoke points, to turn rancid when kept in the open. This is due to the natural antioxidants present in the oil.

Light sesame oil has a high smoke point and is suitable for deep-frying, while dark sesame oil (from roasted sesame seeds) has a slightly lower smoke point and is unsuitable for deep-frying. Instead it can be used for the stir frying of meats or vegetables, sautéing, or for the making of an omelette.

Sesame oil is most popular in Asia, especially in Korea, China, and the South Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, where its widespread use is similar to that of olive oil in the Mediterranean.

East Asian cuisines often use roasted sesame oil for seasoning.
The Chinese use sesame oil in the preparation of meals.
In Japan, rāyu, is a paste made of chili-sesame oil seasoning – and used as a spicy topping on various foods – or mixed with vinegar and soy sauce – and used as a dip.
In South India – before the advent of modern refined oils produced on a large scale, sesame oil was used traditionally for curries and gravies. It continues to be used, particularly in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, mixed with foods that are hot and spicy as it neutralizes the heat. It is often mixed in with a special spice powder that accompanies Idly, dosa as well as rice mixed with spice powders ([Paruppu Podi]). It is also used in pickles and condiments mainly in Andhra Pradesh.

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Ox-bone Soup

August 28, 2013 at 9:01 AM | Posted in soup, Wild Idea Buffalo | 3 Comments
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Soups is on! It’s all about the Soup in this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week, Buffalo Ox-bone Soup. Another good one from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo.

 

 

Buffalo Ox-bone SoupWild Idea Buffalo Ox Bone Soup

By: Jill O’Brien

(serves 8)

 

This soup takes time, but it is time well spent. It is the kind of food you eat and say “I could eat this every day”. For preparing, you will want a larger pot as you simmer at a higher heat. This will help keep liquids in the pot. You will also want a heavy lid to keep the steam from escaping.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 – 3.5 lb. pkg. Buffalo Shank Steaks
1 – 2 lb. pkg. Buffalo Soup Bones
Water
1 onion, quartered
2 large Daikon radishes, peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic, halved + 2 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt (to taste)
3 Tbl. Bragg Liquid Aminos (Natural Soy) or Soy Sauce
3 Tbl. Sesame Oil
2 Tbl. green onion, chopped + 1 bunch of green onions, sliced
½ tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. red pepper flake
8 cups cooked rice
1 bunch radishes, sliced
fresh grated ginger or pickled ginger

 

 
Instructions:

1 -Wash bones and shank meat under cold water.
2 – Soak bones and shank meat in cold water for 2 hours.
3 – Rinse bones again under cold water.
4 – Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil, add washed bones and shank meat, bring to full boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
5 – Strain bones and meat and rinse under cold water. Rinse pot thoroughly to remove any fat particles.
6 – Return bones to pot and add 4 more quarts water. Bring to a boil, and boil for 30 minutes. Add, onion and radish. Cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 3 hours.
7 – Check meat for tenderness using two forks, If meat pulls apart, strain meat and bones, reserving liquids. Remove meat from bones and radish. If meat is not tender continue cooking until it is. Cover reserved liquids and place in refrigerator.
8 – Return bones with onion to pot and add 3 quarts of water. Over high heat, bring to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 3 hours.
9 – While bones are simmering, mix Braggs Liquid Aminos, sesame oil, chopped green onion, black pepper and chili flake together. Pull apart cooked meat and toss with soy and sesame mixture, cover and refrigerate.
10 – Drain the bones, reserving the milky broth. Cover and place in refrigerator.
11 – Remove the first reserved liquids from refrigerator and skim fat off the top. Return Bones and first reserved liquids back to pot. Add 2 cloves garlic and 3 quarts of water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for an additional 3½ hours.
12 – Strain bones, reserving liquids. Cover liquids and refrigerate overnight. (Optional: You may want to save bones for serving.)
13 – Remove both containers of liquid from refrigerator and remove any fat from the top. Marry gelatinous liquid into one pot and bring to full heat.
14 – Season with salt to taste, starting with a little and adding until milky broth has full flavor.
15 – Place prepared meat in small stock pot and add a half cup of broth. Reheat over medium heat until meat is hot.
16 -To serve, place a scoop of hot rice in center of the bowl, add desired meat portion and garnish with sliced radish and green onion. Accompany with chili flake, chopped garlic, grated ginger and salt for people to add as they like.
Soooooooo delicious!

 
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2012/buffalo-ox-bone-soup/

 

 

 

 
3.5 lbs. Buffalo ShanksWild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Shanks
Bison bone-in shanks are great for the traditional Italian dish “Osso Bucco”. The marrow is also coveted as a delicacy and wonderful smeared on toast points. 4 bone in shanks / 3.5 lbs.

 
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-5-lbs-buffalo-shanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Soup BonesWild Idea Buffalo Soup Bones
We cut our soup bones from the shank. Excellent for making your own stock, or try roasting and serve the marrow with toast. Approx. 2 lbs.

 
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/soup-bones

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Gangnam Style Buffalo Flank Steak

August 21, 2013 at 8:15 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Passing along 2 Wild Idea Buffalo Recipes this week; Gangnam Style Buffalo Flank Steak/Gangnam Style Lettuce Wraps and Gangnam Style Buffalo Stew. The Stew is prepared the same way as the Gangnam Style Lettuce Wraps but you’ll be adding some additional items to it. It all comes from the http://wildideabuffalo.com/ web site. You can purchase the Buffalo Flank Steak on-line also. You can also check out all Jill O’Brien’s Wild Idea Buffalo Delicious Recipes! In my opinion home of the best tasting Buffalo you can find!

 

 

Gangnam Style Buffalo Flank SteakWild Idea Buffalo Gangnam Style Lettuce Wraps
By: Jill O’Brien

This recipe was inspired by my new addiction to the “Gangnam Style” dance.

The Korean word gangnam, stands for the south side of Seoul, were there are many fancy restaurants and shops. My recipe is a rendition of Bulgogi (Korean B.B.Q.), which can be served a variety of ways. Here are two of my favorite renditions.

Note: Traditionally the Koreans use high-end cuts, but I find that this is not necessary. The flank steak becomes very tender in the marinade. You are going to love this recipe. Get your gangnam on!

Ingredients:

2 lbs. Buffalo Flank Steak
1/2 cup Braggs Amino Liquids
2 Tb. Sesame Oil
6 cloves garlic
1 Asian pear, or pear, peeled & cored
4 green onions, chopped
1 tsp. black pepper
2 Tb. sugar
1 Tb. red pepper flake
Gangnam Style Lettuce Wraps (serves 8)

Instructions:

* Rinse flank steaks, pat dry and remove any exterior fat. Place flank steaks on cutting board, using sharp knife cut flank steak on the bias into ¼ “ slices. To cut steaks on the bias, tilt your knife to a 45* angle (the top of your knife blade should be at the 10:00 position). Place sliced flank steaks into a non-reactive bowl.
* Place remaining ingredients in blender and puree.
* Pour marinade over meat and massage into meat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
* Heat a wok to high heat or place a large sauté pan over high heat. Brush pan with a little sesame oil, once hot add marinated meat to pan. Stir meat in a tossing manner while cooking, for 3 to 4 minutes.
To Serve:

Place meat on platter with leaf lettuce or iceberg lettuce, accompany with warm rice or rice noodles and julienned vegetables of your choice, along with sesame seeds, fresh garlic, grated ginger and red pepper flake.

 

 
Gangnam Style Buffalo StewWild Idea Buffalo Gangnam Style Buffalo Stew

Additional ingredients:

1 quart buffalo broth, (or vegetable or beef broth)
4 cups variety vegetables, chopped (I used, peppers, squash, mushrooms and green onion.)
4 cups cooked rice
Instructions:

* Prepare as above through #4. Pile meat in center of the wok or pan.
* Add vegetables to pan, circling around meat.
* Add broth and bring to a boil. Push meat down into broth, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
To Serve: Place ½ cup of rice into bowls and ladle with hot stew. Pass with sesame seeds, grated garlic, fresh ginger and red chili flake.

 

*Pictures provided by Wild Idea Buffalo*
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2012/gangnam-style-buffalo-flank-steak/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Fragrant Stir Fried Buffalo

August 14, 2013 at 9:31 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This weeks recipe is – Fragrant Stir Fried Buffalo! The dish is made with the Buffalo Premium Steak Strips which can be purchased on the Wild Idea web site, I’ve left the links here in the post.

 

Fragrant Stir Fried BuffaloWild Idea Buffalo Fragrant Stir Fried Buffalo
By: Jill O’Brien

 

If you are looking to try out a new take on stir fry, then check out this fresh, fragrant, and light recipe. Not only is it good for you, but it tastes delicious!!

Serves 4. Approximately 243 calories per serving, (calories calculated with out rice or noodles).

Note: The recipe below is not diet food, but it’s good for you, simple and tasty. Adjust vegetables to your preference. Serving with white rice makes for a prettier plate, but wild rice is healthier, (which Dan thinks taste like dirt), so we compromise and do a mix. Rice noodles are also a nice accompaniment.

 

Ingredients:

1 – 1 lb. Buffalo Steak Strips, rinse and pat dry
2 – Tablespoons Sesame Oil
1 ½ – cup White Wine
1 – Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 – Tablespoon Asian Fish Sauce
1 – Tablespoon Red Curry Paste + to taste
2 – Teaspoons Brown Sugar
1 – Red Bell Pepper, julienned
1 – Red Onion, julienned
1 – Head Broccoli Florets — about 2 cups
1 – Cup fresh Cherry Tomatoes, halved (or) sub ½ cups chopped Sundried Tomatoes
1 – Cup Basil, julienned

 

 

Directions:

* Mix together white wine, lemon, fish sauce, curry paste, and brown sugar.
* Over high heat, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in heavy sauté pan or wok.
* Add Buffalo Steak Strips and flash sauté for 1 minute. Turning to brown.
* Remove Buffalo to platter and lower heat to medium.
* Heat remaining oil in same pan and add the pepper, onion, and broccoli. Sauté for 2 minutes.
* Add wine mixture and tomatoes. Bring to simmer.
* Add buffalo back to pan and basil. Quick stir to incorporate. Remove form heat and serve immediately.
* Serve on rice or rice noodles and garnish with fresh basil leaf and lemon wedge.

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/2012/fragrant-stir-fried-buffalo/

 

 

 

 

1 lb. Premium Steak StripsWild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Steak Strips
Pre-cut strips from the Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, and Sirloin. Perfect for stir frying or on the grill. 1 lb package

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/products/1-lb-premium-steak-strips

Crispy Tofu and Vegetables

January 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food | Leave a comment
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Crispy Tofu and Vegetables
I’m not a huge Tofu fan but I wanted to pass this one along for those of you who are. Its from http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/  The site which is full of great healthy recipes and ideas.

Crispy Tofu and Vegetables

Tofu gets its crunch from a cornmeal coating in this easy vegetarian main dish recipe.
MAKES: 4 servings
CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 15

1 12 – 16 ounce package light, reduced-fat, or regular extra-firm tub-style tofu (fresh bean curd), drained
3 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
2 cups fresh snow pea pods (8 ounces)
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 medium red sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
1 medium yellow sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
8 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon white or black sesame seed, toasted (optional)

1. Cut tofu crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in a single layer in a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Pour 2 tablespoons of the teriyaki sauce over tofu; turn slices to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

2. Remove strings and tips from pea pods; cut in half. Set pea pods aside. In a shallow dish combine cornmeal and ground red pepper. Drain tofu, discarding marinade. Carefully dip tofu slices in cornmeal mixture; press gently to coat both sides. Set tofu slices aside.

3. Pour 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil into a large nonstick skillet. Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry sweet pepper strips for 2 minutes. Add pea pods and green onions; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes more or until crisp-tender.

4. Remove skillet from heat; stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce. Transfer vegetable mixture to a serving platter; cover and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean.

5. In the same skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon sesame oil and the cooking oil over medium heat. Cook the coated tofu slices for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden brown, using a spatula to turn carefully. Serve tofu slices over vegetable mixture. If desired, sprinkle with sesame seed. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 151
Protein(gm): 9
Carbohydrate(gm): 15
Fat, total(gm): 6
Saturated fat(gm): 1
Dietary Fiber, total(gm): 3
Vitamin A(IU): 3353
Vitamin C(mg): 116
Sodium(mg): 473
Calcium(DV %): 61
Iron(DV %): 3

http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipe/vegetables/crispy-tofu-and-vegetables/

Bitter Melon Stir-fry

November 28, 2011 at 12:48 PM | Posted in diabetes, Food, fruits | Leave a comment
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Bitter Melon Stir-fry

Serves 4. This recipe calls for red wine vinegar or even balsamic vinegar for a bit more “bite.” but if you have a good Chinese rice wine feel free to substitute it.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:

1 pound bitter melon (about 1 1/4 melons)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
a few drops sesame oil (optional)

Preparation:
To prepare the bitter melon, cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and cut on the diagonal into thin slices. Degorge the bitter melon by sprinkling salt over the slices and placing them in a colander to drain for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mash the chili pepper flakes with the minced garlic.

Heat wok over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and chili mixture. Stir-fry briefly until aromatic (about 30 seconds).

Add the bitter melon. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, then splash with the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in the sugar. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the bitter melon is browning and beginning to soften. Stir in a few drops sesame oil if desired. Serve hot.

Serves 4. This recipe calls for red wine vinegar or even balsamic vinegar for a bit more “bite.” but if you have a good Chinese rice wine feel free to substitute it.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:

1 pound bitter melon (about 1 1/4 melons)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
a few drops sesame oil (optional)

Preparation:
To prepare the bitter melon, cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and cut on the diagonal into thin slices. Degorge the bitter melon by sprinkling salt over the slices and placing them in a colander to drain for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mash the chili pepper flakes with the minced garlic.

Heat wok over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and chili mixture. Stir-fry briefly until aromatic (about 30 seconds).

Add the bitter melon. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, then splash with the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in the sugar. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the bitter melon is browning and beginning to soften. Stir in a few drops sesame oil if desired. Serve hot.

Serves 4. This recipe calls for red wine vinegar or even balsamic vinegar for a bit more “bite.” but if you have a good Chinese rice wine feel free to substitute it.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:

1 pound bitter melon (about 1 1/4 melons)
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
2 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sugar
a few drops sesame oil (optional)

Preparation:
To prepare the bitter melon, cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and cut on the diagonal into thin slices. Degorge the bitter melon by sprinkling salt over the slices and placing them in a colander to drain for 15 minutes. In a small bowl, mash the chili pepper flakes with the minced garlic.

Heat wok over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and chili mixture. Stir-fry briefly until aromatic (about 30 seconds).

Add the bitter melon. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, then splash with the balsamic vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in the sugar. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the bitter melon is browning and beginning to soften. Stir in a few drops sesame oil if desired. Serve hot.

http://chinesefood.about.com/od/vegetablesrecipes/r/bittermelon.htm?p=1

Salmon with Sesame Ginger Sauce

August 21, 2011 at 5:52 PM | Posted in Food | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu:  Joe’s Crab Shack Salmon with Sesame Ginger Sauce

Well I broke down and tried Joe’s Crab Shack Salmon with Sesame Ginger Sauce. It had some good reviews but I was disappointed in it. The Salmon Fillets were small, but tasty, and the Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans were bland even after seasoning and the added sauce. If you would try this I would recommend microwaving each item separately, together they didn’t get done. I ended having to heating the Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes separately an extra 2 minutes. For dessert later a slice of  Wal-Mart Bakery Sugar Free Angel Food Cake topped with the Mango/Pineapple Salsa I had made the other day.

Info from Joe’s Crab Shack: Salmon with Sesame Ginger Sauce

You say Sal-mon, I say Sam-un. No matter how you pronounce it, you’ll want to take home this meal. Joe’s Salmon with a Sesame Ginger Sauce, includes Petite Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes in a Dark Sugar Sauce, and is one of Joe’s gluten free meal options.  The Sesame Ginger Salmon has 360 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 26 grams of protein per serving. The meal is a natural source of Omega 3’s and is a low sodium option with only 105 mg of sodium per serving.

Ingredients:

Sweet Potatoes, Salmon (Salmon, Water, Trisodium Phosphate), Green Beans, Honey, Water, Brown Sugar, Butter, Sesame Oil, Canola Oil, Garlic Powder, Cinnamon, Sesame Seeds, Ginger, Black Pepper. Contains Fish, Milk, Sesame Seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12 Oz.

Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440     Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16 g     25%
Saturated Fat 4.5 g     23%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 50 mg     17%
Sodium 170 mg     7%
Potassium —     —
Total Carbohydrate 51 g     17%
Dietary Fiber 4 g     16%
Sugars 20 g
Protein 27 g

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