Appetizer of the Week – Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam SATURDAY

May 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Olive Oil, Yellow Onions, Dry Red Wine, Water, Brown Sugar, Balsamic Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Soft Goat Cheese, Light Cream Cheese, Thyme, and Loaf French Bread. The Dish is 172 calories and 25 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Goat Cheese Crostinis with Sweet Onion Jam
These crostinis are an elegant appetizer for your next dinner party!

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces soft goat cheese
2 ounces light cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
1 loaf (16 ounces) French bread, cut into 24 slices (about 1 inch thick), lightly toasted

Directions
Yield: 24 crostinis
Serving size: 2 crostinis

1 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 10 minutes. Add wine, water, brown sugar, balsamic, salt, and pepper; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. (If mixture appears dry, stir in a few tablespoons of additional water.) Cool 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

2 – Meanwhile, stir goat cheese, cream cheese, and 1 teaspoon thyme in small bowl until well blended.

3 – Spread 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese mixture on each slice of bread. Top with 1 teaspoon onion jam. Garnish with additional thyme.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 172 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 430 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/goat-cheese-crostinis-with-sweet-onion-jam/

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Appetizer of the Week – Crostini Aperitivo

September 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Crostini Aperitivo. To make this Tuscany Appetizer you’ll be needing Multi Grain Baguette, Garlic, Soft Goat Cheese, Buitoni All Natural Pesto with Basil, and Prosciutto. It’s only 70 calories and 5 carbs per serving. 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 your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crostini Aperitivo
Add a touch of Tuscany to your meal with this simple, yet elegant crostini appetizer made with thin slices of multi-grain baguette topped with prosciutto, creamy goat cheese and a delicious pesto spread. Buon appetito!

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (about 20 inches long) multi-grain baguette
1 clove garlic, peeled and halved crosswise
2 (about 5.3-ounce) packages soft goat cheese
1 (7-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil
1 (3-ounce) package thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips

Additional toppings: roasted and sliced bell peppers, roasted thin asparagus, shaved melon and/or chopped dates (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat broiler. Cut bread into 40 (1/2-inch-thick) diagonal slices. Place on baking sheet.
2 – Broil for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Rub tops of bread slices with cut garlic halves. Discard garlic.
3 – Combine cheese and pesto in small bowl; stir until combined.
4 – Spread about 2 teaspoons mixture over each toasted bread slice. Top evenly with prosciutto and any additional toppings.
Makes 40 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/40 of recipe): Calories: 70 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 170 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 3 g
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/crostini_aperitivo_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mushroom Napoleon

July 9, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Mushroom Napoleon. Portabella Mushrooms is the star of dish with toppings of Light Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, Red Onion, Tomatoes, Basil, Soft Goat Cheese, and Thyme. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes for all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Mushroom Napoleon
Recipe Ingredients:
4 Portabella mushrooms, stems removed
1/4 cup light vinaigrette salad dressing
1 red onion, cut into 8 slices
4 tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each
8 fresh basil leaves
1 cup crumbled soft goat cheese
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, removed from stem and chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place Portabellas, onions and vinaigrette in a large zip top bag. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes Reserve marinade, if grilling.
2 – To Grill: Preheat grill. Once hot, grill Portabella gill side down for about 5 to 7 minutes, turn over and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until juices begin to accumulate in the cap. Simultaneously, wrap the onions in foil and grill. Remove the onions when the Portabellas are done.
3 – Drain and reserve excess juices from the mushrooms and onions. Plate the Portabella cap gill side up. Layer slices of onion, tomato and basil leaves on top of the Portabella cap. Sprinkle each stack with 1/4 of the goat cheese and fresh herbs; drizzle with reserved marinade and serve warm.
4 – To Microwave: Place the mushrooms (gill side up) and the onions on a large, microwaveable plate. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes Let rest 30 seconds, then carefully remove plate and uncover. Drain excess juices and reserve.
5 – Plate the Portabella cap gill side up. Layer slices of onion, tomato and a basil leaf on the Portabella and microwave for 45 seconds. Sprinkle each stack with 1/4 of the goat cheese and fresh herbs, drizzle with reserved juices and serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Total Carbs: 19g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 11g; Sodium: 290mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/mushroom_napoleon_recipe.html

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