Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes

November 9, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Manhattan-Style Shrimp Chowder, Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash, and Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes
Find healthy, delicious slow-cooker and crock pot soup and stew recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Manhattan-Style Shrimp Chowder
Look for white, American 22-25 count shrimp—the fresher, the better. They’ll poach and become very tender in the hot slow-cooker liquid. Just be sure not to overcook them. Garnish with fennel fronds and serve with bread and olive oil, if desired………….

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash
The sweetness of the butternut squash tames the kick from cayenne in this healthy turkey chili, making this easy crock pot chili just right for kids and adults alike, whether for weeknight dinners or tailgating parties. For those who prefer a spicier chili, just pass hot sauce at the table. This chili also freezes well, so save leftovers for hearty and healthy dinners and lunches for weeks to come………………..

Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew
This hearty Southwestern-inspired stew may take a while in your slow cooker, but it’s so worth it! Full of sweet potatoes, black beans, and hominy, it will satisfy your tastebuds and keep you full for hours……………….

* Click the link below to get all the Slow-Cooker and Crock Pot Soup and Stew Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19369/cooking-methods-styles/slow-cooker-crockpot/soup/

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

October 21, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

For Breakfast I made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.Rain and 73 degrees out today, and we need some rain. I’m still dealing with some bad headaches,. My sinuses are killing me! It’s the weather. First its cool then back into the 70’s, back and forth. It needs to stay cool or warm for my sinuses to settle down. So I rested most of the day so let it it rain! For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine,Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

 

 

 

For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box, leftovers coming tomorrow. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one easily prepared and delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herb

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

October 21, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying fresh shrimp……………….

When Buying Fresh Shrimp – Avoid shrimp that smells of anything other than salt water. If there is any hint of the aroma of ammonia, it is a sign the shrimp is way past its prime. Truly fresh shrimp will have almost translucent flesh. Do not buy shrimp with black spots or rings (unless it’s black tiger shrimp) as this indicates the meat is starting to break down. Also avoid pink meat.

Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes

October 8, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes with recipes including Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya, Slow-Cooker Jambalaya, and Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Also don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine, packed full of delicious and healthy recipes in every issue! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

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

Catfish and Sausage Jambalaya
This catfish and sausage jambalaya recipe is one you might find in a neighborhood eatery in Creole country. Turkey sausage links have fewer calories and less fat than traditional pork sausage, but still deliver amazing taste to this dish……………….

Slow-Cooker Jambalaya
This hearty jambalaya is bursting with chicken, smoked turkey sausage, and shrimp. It takes just 25 minutes to prep in the morning and then your slow cooker will work its magic and deliver a tasty meal at the end of the day…………………

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
The slow cooker makes easy work of this healthy jambalaya featuring brown rice and plenty of veggies. If you don’t want to make your own seasoning, just skip Step 1 and use 1½ teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning in Step 2……………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cajun and Creole Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19698/cuisines-regions/usa/cajun-creole/

One of America’s Favorites – Étouffée

September 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Crawfish étouffée, served at a restaurant in New Orleans

Étouffée or etouffee (French: [e.tu.fe], English: /ˌeɪtuːˈfeɪ/ AY-too-FAY) is a dish found in both Cajun and Creole cuisine typically served with shellfish over rice. The dish employs a technique known as smothering, a popular method of cooking in the Cajun areas of southwest Louisiana. Étouffée is most popular in New Orleans and in the Acadiana area of the southernmost half of Louisiana as well as the coastal counties of Mississippi, Alabama, northern Florida, and eastern Texas.

In French, the word “étouffée” (borrowed into English as “stuffed” or “stifled”) literally means “smothered” or “suffocated”, from the verb “étouffer”.

Étouffée is a dish of seafood or chicken simmered in a sauce made from a light or blond roux.

It is most commonly made with shellfish, such as crab or shrimp. The most popular version of the dish is made with crayfish (or “crawfish”).

Étouffée is typically served over rice.

Another version of crawfish étouffée

Depending on who is making it and where it is being made it is flavored with either Creole or Cajun seasonings. Although Creole and Cajun cuisines are distinct, there are many similarities. In the case of the Creole version of crawfish étouffée, it is made with a blonde or brown roux and sometimes tomatoes are added. A blond roux is one that is cooked, stirring constantly, for approximately 5 minutes to remove the “raw” flavor of the flour and to add a slightly “nutty” flavor, while a brown roux is cooked longer (30 to 35 minutes) in order to deepen the color and flavor.

Around the 1950s, crawfish étouffée was introduced to restaurant goers in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; however, the dish may have been invented as early as the late 1920s, according to some sources. Originally, crawfish étouffée was a popular dish amongst Cajuns in the bayous and backwaters of Louisiana. Around 1983, a waiter at the popular Bourbon Street restaurant Galatoire’s brought the dish to his boss to try. At the time, most New Orleans restaurants served French Creole cuisine, but this Cajun dish was a hit.

Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

September 11, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Air Fryer Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Air Fryer Recipes with recipes including; Air-Fryer Rotisserie Chicken, Air-Fryer Popcorn Shrimp, and Air-Fryer Greek Turkey Burgers. Find these Recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
Cooking with an air fryer is a healthy alternative to deep-frying food. These healthy air-fryer recipes for chicken, shrimp, fish and more reduce calories and can help you meet your weight loss goals. Try our vegetarian air-fryer recipes for falafel and cheesy baked potatoes.

Air-Fryer Rotisserie Chicken
Replicate the flavor, lovely burnished skin and moist texture of a classic rotisserie chicken with this easy recipe for cooking a whole chicken in your air fryer. With just a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of active time, you get a roast chicken with lemon and herbs that’s a remarkable doppelganger for a deli chicken right after it comes out of the rotisserie—before it gets shriveled and dried out from sitting in the deli’s holding case for hours. Serve this chicken with your favorite veggie sides for a healthy weeknight dinner or weekend supper. And if you’re hosting a dinner party, cooking your main course in the air fryer is also a great way free up oven space for casseroles, rolls and other dishes………………..

Air-Fryer Popcorn Shrimp
These air-fried popcorn shrimp get crispy and crunchy with very little oil. The unique flavors are inspired by Mexican fare, with a smoky, spicy dipping sauce and full-flavored shrimp coating. Look for the smallest shrimp you can find so they will cook evenly…………..

Air-Fryer Greek Turkey Burgers
Sharp raw garlic, fresh herbs and tangy feta cheese superbly flavor these turkey burgers. Since the patties are air-fried with very little oil, there’s room to add a bit of olive oil to the meat to keep the patties from drying out. Serve with air-fried zucchini fries……………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23202/cooking-methods-styles/air-fryer/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 31, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Grilling Shrimp………

When grilling shrimp, always thread them onto the skewer lengthwise, so they won’t curl on the grill. They’ll also be less likely to fall into the fire. Grill on!

Healthy Summer Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes

August 17, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Summer Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes. Delicious Healthy Summer Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes with recipes like; Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya, Slow-Cooker Quinoa-Summer Squash Casserole, and Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches with Quick Pickles. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Summer Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
Find healthy, delicious summer slow-cooker and crockpot recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya
The slow cooker makes easy work of this healthy jambalaya featuring brown rice and plenty of veggies. If you don’t want to make your own seasoning, just skip Step 1 and use 1½ teaspoons purchased salt-free Cajun seasoning in Step 2…………

Slow-Cooker Quinoa-Summer Squash Casserole
As this layered slow-cooker squash casserole recipe cooks, the liquid from the tangy tomatillo salsa and summer squash is absorbed by the quinoa, adding tons of flavor to the final dish…….

Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches with Quick Pickles
Make your BBQ or cookout easy with this slow-cooker beef brisket recipe. Rauchbier, a smoky German beer, gives this fork-tender brisket real pit-barbecue flavor, but you can use any beer that suits your taste, or even substitute beef broth, to achieve mouthwatering results. While the brisket is cooking, whip up the quick pickle recipe and stir together a garlic mayo to top off the sandwiches…………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Summer Slow-Cooker and Crockpot Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19811/seasonal/summer/slow-cooker-crockpot/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice

August 6, 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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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice TUESDAY

This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice. Fire that grill up for this week’s recipe! Shrimp and Brown Rice make up this Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipe. It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News, Diabetic Management Tips, and more! Plus you subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Barbecued Shrimp Over Tropical Rice
You’ll want to break out the grill for this mouthwatering seafood dish! Chopped fresh mango perfectly complements the sweet and spicy barbecue shrimp in this exotic dish, while jalapeño peppers add some kick.

Ingredients
20 frozen large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (26 to 30 per pound)
1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
1 cup chopped fresh mango** (about 1 medium mango)
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped and seeded jalapeño pepper*
2 teaspoons lime juice

Directions
1 – Thaw shrimp according to package directions.

2 – Cook brown rice according to package directions, omitting salt; set aside.

3 – Meanwhile, thread shrimp onto 4 metal skewers, leaving 1/8-inch space between shrimp. In small bowl stir together barbecue sauce and ginger. Grill shrimp on greased rack of uncovered grill directly over medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes or until shrimp are opaque, turning once and brushing frequently with sauce mixture.

4 – Stir mango, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime juice into hot rice. Spoon onto serving plates. Serve shrimp on top of rice mixture.

Note: Mangos are chock-full of vitamins A and C. They also are rich in fiber and contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals.

**Note: To chop a mango, first cut off all four sides around the pit. Then slide a knife between the skin and meat of the mango. Remove skin and cut into chunks then chop into smaller pieces.

*Note: Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup rice and 5 shrimp.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 200 calories, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 53 mg, Sodium: 396 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/barbecued-shrimp-over-tropical-rice/

Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

July 12, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Posted in Pasta Roni, seafood, shrimp | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

 

 


For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light 100% Multi Grain English Muffin that I lightly buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sunny and 87 degrees, not quite as humid out today. After Breakfast I went to Meijer to pick up a few items and stopped by McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Rested most of the day I’ve been dealing with some bad Sinus Headaches. For Dinner tonight a favorite of mine,Shrimp w/ Pasta Roni.

 

 

 

 


For the Shrimp part of the dish I used Meijer Brand Jumbo Shrimp. This is my frozen Shrimp of choice, best I’ve found. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love Shrimp and all Seafood. For the Shrimp; I started by rinsing the Shrimp off in cold water and letting it dry in a colander. Using a medium size skillet, that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and a 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, that I heated on medium heat. I seasoned them with Old Bay Seasoning and a sprinkle of Morton’s Lite Salt and added the Shrimp to the skillet. Cooked them 2 minutes per side, turning the Shrimp once. And as the Shrimp was cooking I started to prepare the Pasta.

 

 

 

 


I love having Shrimp with the Pasta Roni – Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs. It comes with the Pasta Special Seasonings Packet and I added; 1 1/3 cups of water, 2/3 cups of 2% milk, and 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter. Then to prepare it; In a medium saucepan bring water, milk, margarine or butter to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently. Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken. There’s 2 servings per box, leftovers coming tomorrow. Nice seasoning and the Parmesan Sauce is very flavorful. I topped the Pasta with some Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese and the Shrimp. Too good, this makes one delicious Shrimp and Pasta Dish! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs

Our Pasta Roni Angel Hair Pasta with Herbs flavor blends delicate angel hair pasta in a creamy herb sauce with other natural flavors. This delicately flavored dish is the perfect complement to your family’s favorite Italian-inspired recipes.

What You’ll Do
1 – In a medium saucepan bring water, milk and butter or margarine to a boil. Then slowly stir in pasta and Special Seasonings. Separate pasta with a fork, if needed. Return to a boil.
2 – Reduce heat to medium. Boil uncovered, 4-5 min. or until pasta is just tender, stirring frequently.
3 – Sauce will be thin. Let stand 3-5 min. to thicken.

http://www.ricearoni.com/products/Pasta_Roni/Angel_Hair_Pasta_with_Herb

 

 

 

 

Shrimp Health Benefits……….
Shrimp may have a variety of health benefits. It is high in several vitamins and minerals, and is a rich source of protein. Eating shrimp may also promote heart and brain health due to its content of omega-3 fatty acids and the antioxidant astaxanthin ( 6 , 11 , 12 , 13 ).

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