Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower with Sour Cream

December 10, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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What goes better with Meatloaf than Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower with Sour Cream. These are made using Baking Potatoes, Cauliflower, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Chives, Salt, and Black Pepper. You can find this recipe, like the Meatloaf Recipe, at 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 today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower with Sour Cream

Ingredients
12 ounces baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 1/4 pounds cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 4 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
1 – Combine cauliflower and potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer about 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain.

2 – Add sour cream, chives, salt, and pepper to saucepan. Using potato masher, mash until blended.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 83 calories, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 233 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/mashed-potatoes-cauliflower-sour-cream/

One of America’s Favorites – Thanksgiving Dinner

November 25, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Thanksgiving Dinner

The centerpiece of contemporary Thanksgiving in the United States and in Canada is a large meal, generally centered on a large roasted turkey. It is served with a variety of side dishes which vary from traditional dishes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, to ones that reflect regional or cultural heritage. The majority of the dishes in the traditional American version of Thanksgiving dinner are made from foods native to the New World, as according to tradition the Pilgrims received these foods, or learned how to grow them, from the Native Americans. Thanksgiving dinner is the largest eating event in the United States; people eat more on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.

According to what traditionally is known as “The First Thanksgiving,” the 1621 feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag at Plymouth Colony contained waterfowl, venison, ham, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin, and squash. William Bradford noted that, “besides waterfowl, there was great store of wild turkeys, of which they took many.” Many of the foods that were included in the first feast (except, notably, the seafood) have since gone on to become staples of the modern Thanksgiving dinner. Early feasts of the Order of Good Cheer, a French Canadian predecessor to the modern Thanksgiving, featured a potluck dinner with freshly-hunted fowl, game, and fish, hunted and shared by both French Canadians and local natives.

The use of the turkey in the US for Thanksgiving precedes Lincoln’s nationalization of the holiday in 1863. Alexander Hamilton proclaimed that no “Citizen of the United States should refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day,” and Benjamin Franklin had high regard for the wild turkey as an American icon, but turkey was uncommon as Thanksgiving fare until after 1800. By 1857, turkey had become part of the traditional dinner in New England.

The White House Cook Book, 1887, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette, et al., had the following menu: oysters on half shell, cream of chicken soup, fried smelts, sauce tartare, roast turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, baked squash, boiled onions, parsnip fritters, olives, chicken salad, venison pastry, pumpkin pie, mince pie, Charlotte russe, almond ice cream, lemon jelly, hickory nut cake, cheese, fruits and coffee.

A Thanksgiving Day dinner served to the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 included: pickles, green olives, celery, roast turkey, oyster stew, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, dressing, creamed asparagus tips, snowflake potatoes, baked carrots, hot rolls, fruit salad, mince meat pie, fruit cake, candies, grapes, apples, clams, fish, and many other food harvests. French drip coffee, cigars and cigarettes.

Sugar, among other food commodities, was rationed from 1942 to 1946. In 1947, as part of a voluntary rationing campaign, the Harry Truman Administration attempted to promote “Poultryless Thursdays,” discouraging Americans from eating poultry or egg products on Thursdays. Because Thanksgiving is always on a Thursday, this meant that turkey and pumpkin pie, two Thanksgiving staples, were discouraged, not only for that holiday, but for Christmas and New Year’s Day as well, since those holidays landed on Thursday in 1947. (Pumpkin pie was discouraged because it contained eggs.) The National Poultry and Egg Board furiously lobbied the President to cease promoting the plan; it culminated in a truce at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation shortly before Thanksgiving. Turkey was no longer forbidden, but Eggless Thursdays remained for the rest of the year, meaning no pumpkin pie was served at the White House dinner that year.

Oven roasted turkey

Turkey is the most common main dish of a Thanksgiving dinner, to the point where Thanksgiving is sometimes colloquially called “Turkey Day.” In 2006, American turkey growers were expected to raise 270 million turkeys, to be processed into five billion pounds of turkey meat valued at almost $8 billion, with one third of all turkey consumption occurring in the Thanksgiving-Christmas season, and a per capita consumption of almost 18 pounds. The Broad Breasted White turkey is particularly bred for Thanksgiving dinner and similar large feasts; its large size (specimens can grow to over 40 pounds) and meat content make it ideal for such situations, although the breed must be artificially bred and suffers from health problems due to its size.

Most Thanksgiving turkeys are stuffed with a bread-based mixture and roasted. Sage is the traditional herb added to the stuffing, along with chopped celery, carrots, and onions. Other ingredients, such as chopped chestnuts or other tree nuts, crumbled sausage or bacon, cranberries, raisins, or apples, may be added to stuffing. If this mixture is prepared outside the bird, it may be known as dressing. Deep-fried turkey is rising in popularity due to its shorter preparation time, but carries safety risks.

The consumption of turkey on Thanksgiving is so ingrained in American culture that each year since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey to the President of the United States prior to each Thanksgiving. These turkeys were initially slaughtered and eaten for the President’s Thanksgiving dinner; since 1989, the presented turkeys have typically been given a mock pardon to great fanfare and sent to a park to live out the rest of their usually short natural lives.

Non-traditional foods other than turkey are usually served as the main dish for a Thanksgiving dinner. Ham is often served alongside turkey in many non-traditional households. Goose and duck, foods which were traditional European centerpieces of Christmas dinners before being displaced, are now sometimes served in place of the Thanksgiving turkey. Sometimes, fowl native to the region where the meal is taking place is used; for example, an article in Texas Monthly magazine suggested quail as the main dish for a Texan Thanksgiving feast. John Madden, who appeared on television for the NFL Thanksgiving Day game from 1981 to 2001, frequently advocated his fondness for the turducken, deboned turkey, duck and chicken nested inside each other then cooked. In a few areas of the West Coast of the United States, Dungeness crab is common as an alternate main dish, as crab season starts in early November. Similarly, Thanksgiving falls within deer hunting season in the Northeastern United States, which encourages the use of venison as a centerpiece. Vegetarians or vegans may have a tofu, wheat gluten or lentil-based substitute; or stuffed squash. In Alaskan villages, whale meat is sometimes eaten. Irish immigrants have been known to have prime rib of beef as their centerpiece since beef in Ireland was once a rarity; families would save up money for this dish to signify newfound prosperity and hope. Many Italian-Americans will serve capon as the main course to the Thanksgiving meal.

In the United States, a globalist approach to Thanksgiving has become common with the impact of immigration. Basic “Thanksgiving” ingredients, or the intent of the holiday, can be transformed to a variety of dishes by using flavors, techniques, and traditions from their own cuisines. Others celebrate the holiday with a variety of dishes particularly when there is a crowd to be fed, guests’ tastes vary and considering the financial means available.

Many offerings are typically served alongside the main dish—so many that, because of the amount of food, the Thanksgiving meal is sometimes served midday or early afternoon to make time for all the eating, and preparation may begin at dawn or on days prior. Copious leftovers are also common following the meal proper.

Traditional Thanksgiving foods are sometimes specific to the day, such as riced potatoes, and although some of the foods might be seen at any semi-formal meal in the United States, the meal often has something of a ritual or traditional quality. Many Americans would say it is “incomplete” without cranberry sauce, stuffing or dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and brussels sprouts. Other commonly served dishes include winter squash and sweet potatoes, the latter often prepared with sweeteners such as brown sugar, molasses, or marshmallows. Fresh, canned, or frozen corn is popular and green beans are frequently served; in particular, green bean casserole, a product invented in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company to promote use of its cream of mushroom soup, has become a Thanksgiving standard. Other roasted vegetables are often served, such as carrots or parsnips, celery stalks, beets, turnips, radishes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts or cauliflower. A fresh salad may be included, especially on the West Coast. A relish tray, with various pickles, olives, onions or peppers, is often included either with the meal itself or as a pre-meal appetizer. Bread rolls, biscuits, or cornbread, the latter particularly in the South and parts of New England, may also be served. For dessert, various pies are usually served, particularly pumpkin pie, though apple pie, mincemeat pie, sweet potato pie, cherry pie, chocolate pie, and pecan pie are often served as well.

There are also regional differences as to the stuffing or dressing traditionally served with the turkey. The traditional version has white bread cubes, sage, onion, celery and parsley. Southerners generally make their dressing from cornbread, while those in other parts of the country may opt for wheat or rye bread as the base. One or several of the following may be added to the dressing/stuffing: oysters, apples, chestnuts, raisins, and sausages or the turkey’s giblets.

Other dishes reflect the region or cultural background of those who have come together for the meal. For example, Sauerkraut (among those in the Mid-Atlantic; especially Baltimore) is

Green bean casserole

sometimes served. Many African Americans and Southerners serve baked macaroni and cheese and collard greens, along with chitterlings and sweet potato pie, while some Italian-Americans often have lasagne on the table and Ashkenazi Jews may serve noodle kugel, a sweet dessert pudding. Other Jewish families may consume foods commonly associated with Hanukkah, such as latkes or a sufganiyah; the two holidays are usually in close proximity and on extremely rare occasions overlap. It is not unheard of for Mexican Americans to serve their turkey with mole and roasted corn. In Puerto Rico, the Thanksgiving meal is completed with arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas) or arroz con maiz (rice with corn), pasteles (root tamales) stuffed with turkey, pumpkin-coconut crème caramel, corn bread with longaniza, potato salad, roasted white sweet potatoes and Spanish sparkling hard cider. Turkey in Puerto Rico is stuffed with mofongo. Cuban-Americans traditionally serve the turkey alongside a small roasted pork and include white rice and black beans or kidney beans. Vegetarians or vegans have been known to serve alternative entree centerpieces such as a large vegetable pie or a stuffed and baked pumpkin or tofu substitutes. Many Midwesterners (such as Minnesotans) of Norwegian or Scandinavian descent set the table with lefse.

The beverages at Thanksgiving can vary as much as the side dishes, often depending on who is present at the table and their tastes. Spirits or cocktails sometimes may be served before the main meal. On the dinner table, unfermented apple cider (still or sparkling) or wine are often served. Pitchers of sweet tea can often be found on Southern tables[citation needed]. Beaujolais nouveau is sometimes served; the beverage has been marketed as a Thanksgiving drink since the producers of the wine (which is made available only for a short window each year) set the annual release date to be one week before Thanksgiving beginning in 1985, and it is said to pair well with the wide variety of food served for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of eggnog season.

 

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin

October 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 – Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin. Fall side dishes at its best with this week’s recipe of Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin. Made using Butternut Squash, Gala Apples, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Spices, Brown Sugar, Orange Juice, and Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs. You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetes Self Management website. You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I love this Magazine, look forward to each issue. Always packed with Healthy and Delicious Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News and more! I left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Butternut Squash and Apple Gratin
Packed with nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium, this gratin makes a healthy and elegant side dish. And combining butternut squash, apples, cranberries and walnuts, it’s the quintessential fall food!

Ingredients
3 cups diced peeled butternut squash
1 1/2 cups diced peeled firm Gala apple
3 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Steam squash in steamer basket over boiling water 5 minutes or until tender.

3 – Combine butternut squash, apple, cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, if desired, and pepper in large bowl; gently mix. Pour in orange juice. Spoon evenly into prepared pie plate.

4 – Cover and bake 20 minutes or until squash and apple are fork-tender.

5 – Meanwhile, combine bread crumbs and butter in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over apple mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

*Note. To make fresh bread crumbs, tear 1 slice bread into pieces; process in food processor until coarse crumbs form.

Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 150 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 70 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/butternut-squash-and-apple-gratin/

 

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Grilled Broccoli Rabe

September 3, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a perfect Diabetic Friendly side dish for that Grilled Salmon, Grilled Broccoli Rabe. You’ve already got the grill fired up for the Salmon so just go ahead and prepare a side dish too.Easy to prepare and all you’ll need is the Broccoli Rabe along with with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Kosher Salt, and Crushed Red Pepper. This recipe is also from the Diabetes Self Management website! A fantastic recipe site so be sure to check it out. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Grilled Broccoli Rabe
In a rush to make dinner?
This quick and easy broccoli rabe recipe is packed with nutrition — and flavor!

Sometimes, you don’t have the time to cook fresh vegetables but luckily our grilled broccoli rabe is an easy alternative.

Ingredients
1 bunch broccoli rabe, tough lower stems removed
Extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Pinch of crushed red pepper

Directions
1 – Immerse the rabe in a large bowl of tap water and let it hang out for 10 to 15 minutes.

2 – Preheat the grill to medium.

3 – Drain the rabe but DO NOT shake off the excess water. Toss the rabe with olive oil and salt and lay it on the grill in an even layer.

4 – Cook the rabe for 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning as needed so all sides grill. The rabe should start to soften and char. If it starts to char too quickly, spray or shake a few drops of water on it.

5 – When the rabe is tender, remove it from the grill, drizzle with a bit more olive oil, and add a sprinkey-dink of salt and crushed red pepper. Serve hot or at room temp.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 59 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 274 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/grilled-broccoli-rabe/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Stock the freezer …………..

Stock the freezer with frozen vegetables. What happens when the kale has turned, and you don’t have a backup side dish? No need to skip a beat. Open up the freezer and grab some frozen veggies for steaming. It’s simple, fast and healthy.

Farmers’ Market Potato Salad

July 23, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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For a healthy and Diabetes Friendly recipe to go with the Surfin’ Salmon, I have a Farmers’ Market Potato Salad to go with it. To make this side dish you’ll need; Pickled Red Onions, Green Beans, Assorted Potatoes, Nonfat Greek Yogurt, White Wine Vinegar, Olive Oil, Spicy Mustard, and Salt. One delicious kicked up Potato Salad! This recipe also comes from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Farmers’ Market Potato Salad

Ingredients
Pickled Red Onions (recipe here)
2 cups cubed assorted potatoes (purple, baby red, Yukon Gold, and/or a combination)
1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon spicy mustard
1 teaspoon salt

Directions
1 – Prepare Pickled Red Onions.

2 – Bring large saucepan of water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook 5 to 8 minutes or until fork-tender. Add green beans during last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain potatoes and green beans.

3 – Stir yogurt, vinegar, oil, mustard, and salt in large bowl until smooth and well blended.

4 – Add potatoes, green beans, and Pickled Red Onions to dressing; gently toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to develop before serving.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/6 of recipe.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 107 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 628 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/farmers-market-potato-salad/

ROASTED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS

April 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in carrots, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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I have a perfect Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to go with the HERB-RUBBED BEEF ROAST WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER for your Easter Dinner, ROASTED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS. Easy to prepare and only 90 calories per serving! Make your Easter Dinner not only a Delicious one but a Healthy one also. It’s another one from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check out the Diabetic Gourmet site for a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly recipes, news, and tips. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ROASTED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS

Ingredients

1 pound carrots, peeled
1 pound parsnips, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 425F.
2 – Cut carrots and parsnips in half then in half lengthwise.
3 – Place on large rimmed baking pan toss with olive oil.
4 – Season with salt and pepper.
5 – Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until parsnips are tender, stirring once.
6 – Sprinkle with parsley.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 90
Fat: 3.5 grams
Saturated Fat: 0.5 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 40 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 14 grams
Sugars: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/roasted-carrots-and-parsnips

One of America’s Favorites – Baked Beans

April 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Baked beans over scrambled eggs on toast

Baked beans is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce.] Most commercially canned baked beans are made from haricot beans, also known as navy beans (a variety of Phaseolus vulgaris) in a sauce. In Ireland and Great Britain, a tomato sauce is most commonly used, and they are commonly eaten on toast or as part of a full English, Scottish, or Irish breakfast.

American Boston baked beans use a sauce prepared with molasses and salt pork, the popularity of which has led to the city’s being nicknamed “Beantown”. Beans in a tomato and brown sugar, sugar, or corn syrup sauce are widely available throughout the US.

Canada’s Quebec-style beans often use maple syrup. This style is also popular in states bordering Canada’s eastern provinces.

Canned baked beans are used as a convenience food. They may be eaten hot or cold, straight from the can, as they are already fully cooked.

The beans presently used to make baked beans are all native to South America and were introduced to Europe around 1528. The dish is commonly described as having a savory-sweet flavor and a brownish- or reddish-tinted white bean once baked, stewed, canned or otherwise cooked. According to alternative traditions, sailors brought cassoulet from the south of France or northern France, and the Channel Islands, where bean stews were popular. Most probably, a number of regional bean recipes coalesced and cross-fertilised in North America and ultimately gave rise to the baked bean culinary tradition familiar today.

While many recipes today are stewed, traditionally beans were slow-baked in a ceramic or cast-iron beanpot. A tradition in Maine of “bean hole” cooking may have originated with the native Penobscot people and was later practiced in logging camps. A fire would be made in a stone-lined pit and allowed to burn down to hot coals, and then a pot with 11 pounds of seasoned beans would be placed in the ashes, covered over with dirt, and left to cook overnight or longer. These beans were a staple of Maine’s logging camps, served at every meal.

Canned beans, often containing pork, were among the first convenience foods, and it is in this form that they became exported and popularised by U.S. companies operating in the UK in the early 20th century. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated in 1996, “It has for years been recognized by consumers generally that the designation ‘beans with pork,’ or ‘pork and beans’ is the common or usual name for an article of commerce that contains very little pork.” The included pork is typically a piece of salt pork that adds fat to the dish.[citation needed]

Canned baked beans with small pork sausages are still available, as are variants with other added ingredients such as chili.

In the United States, Bush’s (Bush Brothers and Company), Van Camp’s, B&M (Burnham & Morrill Inc.), Allens, Inc., the H. J. Heinz Company, and the Campbell’s Soup Company are well-known

Beans on toast

producers or brands of packaged baked beans. B&M specializes in Boston-style baked beans often sold in beanpot-shaped jars, and canned brown bread, a traditional regional accompaniment to baked beans, whereas Bush and Van Camp produce multiple flavor varieties of canned beans, some styles using cured bacon to flavor the products.

In the New England region, baked beans are flavored either with maple syrup (Northern New England), or with molasses (Boston), and are traditionally cooked with salt pork in a beanpot in a brick oven for six to eight hours. In the absence of a brick oven, the beans were cooked in a beanpot nestled in a bed of embers placed near the outer edges of a hearth, about a foot away from the fire. Today, baked beans can be made in a slow cooker or in a modern oven using a traditional beanpot, Dutch oven, or casserole dish.

In southern states and along the eastern seaboard of the U.S., the beans become tangier usually due to the addition of yellow mustard. For example, the baked beans of Tennessee-based Bush’s include mustard in most of their varieties of beans. Ground beef may also become common alongside bacon in the home versions some of these bean styles. They may take on a flavor similar to Cowboy Beans, a home-mixed stew, somewhat similar to a chili but made instead with sweet baked beans.

Baked beans are a staple side dish for various types of barbecue. This is due in part to the ease of handling, as they can be served hot or cold, directly from the can, making them handy for outdoor eating. The tomato-based sweet sauce also complements many types of barbecue. The already-cooked beans may also be baked in a casserole dish topped with slices of raw bacon, which is baked until the bacon is cooked. Additional seasonings are sometimes used, such as additional brown sugar or mustard to make the sauce more tangy.

Heinz baked beans became very successful as an export to the UK, where canned baked beans are now a staple food. In America, the H. J. Heinz Co. continue to sell baked beans, although they are not always as widely distributed as competing American brands. Despite their international fame, there are currently substantial differences between the Heinz baked beans produced for the UK market (descended from the original American recipe) and the nearest currently equivalent American product (Heinz Premium Vegetarian Beans).

The American product contains brown sugar where the British beans do not, and the U.S. product contains 14 g of sugar per 16 oz tin compared to 7 g for the British version (equating to 140 versus 90 calories). The U.S. beans have a mushier texture and are darker in color than their UK counterpart. This has resulted in a situation where the product is now imported back to the brand’s home country. For several years, UK Heinz Baked Beans have been available in the U.S., either in different-sized cans from those sold in the UK or in a 385-gram can (the same can as the 415-gram can in the UK) with an “export” label with American English spelling and the word “baked” dropped from the title on the label. These are sold in many U.S. specialty stores, attesting to the popularity of baked beans and their appeal to expats. Bush, Van Camp, B&M, and Heinz all produce pork-free baked beans labeled as vegetarian beans, making this American dish available to people who abstain from pork for religious, dietary, or ethical reasons.

Three beanpots used for cooking homemade baked beans. The small one is glazed with the letters “Boston Baked Beans”

In the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Brunei, Malaysia, and Singapore, the term baked beans usually refers to tinned beans in a tomato sauce. They were originally imported from American companies, first sold in the UK in 1886 in the upmarket Fortnum & Mason store in London as an expensive foreign delicacy.

Today, baked beans are a staple convenience food in the UK, often eaten as part of the modern full English breakfast and particularly on toast (called simply “beans on toast”). Baked beans freshly cooked from raw ingredients, much closer to their original unprocessed, unindustrialised form, are offered by a few upmarket brunch establishments.

The best-selling brand in the UK is Heinz Baked Beans.

 

Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes

December 12, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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Just in time for Christmas from the EatingWell website and Magazine its Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes. Healthy and Delicious Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes like; Spiced Maple Cranberry Sauce, Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms, and Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy this Christmas! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes
Find healthy, delicious clean-eating Christmas recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Our clean-eating recipes are made with real, whole foods and limit processed foods and refined grains. Plus, they are lower in sodium, sugar and calories.

Spiced Maple Cranberry Sauce
Most homemade cranberry sauces are made with sugar, but this one— flavored with unsweetened applesauce and spices— gets its sweetness from the maple syrup that’s added in after cooking………….

Creamy Green Beans and Mushrooms
This take on a green bean casserole from José Andrés features perfectly cooked green beans in a mushroom sauce made with real cream. Andrés even gives the traditional canned french-fried onions a run for their money with some freshly frizzled shallot rings. Serve for Thanksgiving or as a side for roast beef or roast chicken………….

Easy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This quick mashed potato recipe has just 5 ingredients and is dinner-ready in 20 minutes. Using sweet potatoes for this classic side dish adds color to your plate along with a little sweetness and a boost of Vitamin A. With classic and simple flavors, it can easily be paired with any of your favorite dishes…………

* Click the link below to get all the Clean-Eating Christmas Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22841/holidays-occasions/christmas/clean-eating/

Space-Saving Side Dishes for Thanksgiving (That Don’t Use Your Stove or Oven)

November 13, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Space-Saving Side Dishes for Thanksgiving (That Don’t Use Your Stove or Oven). Space matters when you are preparing the big Thanksgiving Meal. These space-saving side dish recipes uses your slow cooker and pressure cooker which frees up that valuable stove and oven space. You’ll find recipes like; Creamy Wild Rice Pilaf, Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions, and Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Space-Saving Side Dishes for Thanksgiving (That Don’t Use Your Stove or Oven)
Running out of room in the kitchen this holiday season? You won’t believe all the amazing recipes you can make in your slow cooker and electric pressure cooker! Try one of these oven- and stove-free side dish recipes take you can set in an appliance and forget about until it’s ready. Find all your favorite classics from stuffing and mashed potatoes to green bean and sweet potato casseroles.

Creamy Wild Rice Pilaf
This recipe takes rice pilaf to the next level. It’s full of creamy, melt-in-your melt flavor…….

Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions
Thanks to fresh green beans, an easy homemade cream sauce and crispy onion topping, this green bean casserole recipe is healthier and more delicious than traditional recipes that use canned soup, beans and onions. Plus, the slow cooker saves you time cooking at the stove. Make sure to use fresh green beans, as frozen green beans will become mushy…………

Slow-Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
This simple slow-cooker mashed potatoes recipe skips tedious peeling and boiling and helps save precious stovetop space by letting the slow cooker do the work. It’s a great time-saving set-it-and-forget-it side dish recipe to round out any hearty meal. Buttermilk makes the mashed potatoes creamy while garlic and shallots add flavor……………

* Click the link below to get all the Space-Saving Side Dishes for Thanksgiving (That Don’t Use Your Stove or Oven)
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/23143/holidays-occasions/thanksgiving/side-dishes/space-saving/slideshow/space-saving-side-dishes-for-thanksgiving-that-dont-use-your-stove-or-oven/

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