Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 12, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Buying Butternut Squash…………

Look for a squash that feels heavy for its size; one with a fat neck and small bulb will have the smallest seed cavity, yielding the most meat. Butternut squash should have a hard skin without bruises or mold. (A darker-colored spot indicating where the squash has been resting is fine).

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Smoky Fiesta Rice

March 15, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Smoky Fiesta Rice. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Yellow Onions, Log Grained White Rice, Garlic, Chipotle Peppers in Adobo, Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Squash, Green Peas, Olives, Salt, Green Onions, and Cotija Cheese. 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 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Smoky Fiesta Rice
Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2/3 cup yellow onions, 1/2-inch diceCooksrecipes 2
3/4 cup long grained white rice
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle peppers in adobo, puréed
3/4 cup red bell peppers, 1/2-inch dice
3/4 cup yellow squash, 1/2-inch dice
3/4 cup green peas, frozen
2/3 cup California Ripe Olives, sliced
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a medium saucepot over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent.
2 – Stir in rice and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes until just golden. Add garlic, cook for 1 minutes, then pour in water and chipotle purée. Bring to boil, then turn heat down to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes until rice is tender.
3 – In a separate sauté pan, heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil over medium heat. Add peppers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
4 – Stir in squash and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn heat down to low, stir in peas and olives and cook until heated through. Season with salt.
5 – Toss sautéed vegetables with cooked rice. Garnish with green onions and cotija cheese just before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 263; Calories From Fat: 30; Total Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 9mg; Total Carbs: 39g; Protein: 7g; Sodium: 799mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/smoky_fiesta_rice_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 9, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Acorn Squash……………

Look for an acorn squash that is heavy for its size with smooth, dull skin and no soft spots. A good balance between green and orange coloring is optimal. Avoid: acorn squash that has shiny skin, which indicates it was picked before full maturity, unless the producer has applied wax.

Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes

November 18, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes. Find some Delicious Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast, Fall Chopped Salad with Spinach, Butternut Squash, Apples and Cheddar, and Roasted Green Beans with Applewood Bacon. Eat Healthy at that Thanksgiving Dinner! Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes
Find healthy, delicious low-calorie Thanksgiving recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
Making turkey breast in the slow cooker guarantees moist, juicy meat every time. And it creates intensely flavorful drippings for homemade gravy. This slow-cooker turkey breast is perfect for Thanksgiving but it’s easy enough that you can pull it together anytime you’re in the mood for a turkey dinner (or a sandwich stuffed with leftover turkey)………………………….

Fall Chopped Salad with Spinach, Butternut Squash, Apples and Cheddar
Who says spinach salads are only for spring? Use autumn’s tender crop of fresh spinach and other seasonal vegetables to make this fall salad with roasted butternut squash, apples, cheddar and pecans. This colorful and healthy salad would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving menu, but there’s no reason to save it for holidays–serve it along with chicken or pork for a healthy weeknight dinner, or turn it into a main course by adding some chickpeas or chopped chicken or turkey…………………………….

Roasted Green Beans with Applewood Bacon
Cooking bacon and green beans on a sheet pan together simplifies holiday meal prep. Red-wine vinegar and lemon juice provide a balanced, bright flavor……………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Thanksgiving Low-Calorie Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19897/holidays-occasions/thanksgiving/low-calorie/

Healthy Chili Recipes

November 11, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine it’s Healthy Chili Recipes. Find some Delicious and  Healthy Chili Recipes with recipes including Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash, Chili con Carne, and Chili-Cheese Nachos. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020!  http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Chili Recipes
Find healthy, delicious chili recipes including black bean, chicken, turkey, beef and vegetarian chili. Find healthy recipes for your Crock Pot, slow cooker or Instant Pot, or make a classic pot of healthy chili on the stove.

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……………………………

Chili con Carne
This chili con carne with ground beef is a serious crowd-pleaser, whether you’re hosting a football-watching party or just feeding a hungry family. It has a nice, beefy, beany flavor and just enough spice. You’ll be surprised that a chili that comes together in less than an hour has so much flavor. Three types of chile peppers (fresh poblanos, chili powder and chipotles in adobo) add depth and complexity. Poblanos also add some color to the chili–if you can’t find them, you can sub bell peppers of any color, though they won’t add heat. Using lean ground beef makes this chili healthier and also keeps it from being greasy. Be sure to brown the beef well for the best flavor: you want to stir to break up the chunks, but don’t stir too much or the beef won’t sear at all. Serve with cornbread and bowls of sour cream, chopped avocado, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and hot sauce and let everyone customize their own bowl……………………..

Chili-Cheese Nachos
Make nachos a healthy dinner when you top them with an easy 30-minute chili. Serve this healthy recipe with sliced scallions, avocado, fresh tomatoes and sour cream, if desired……………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Chili Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18222/main-dishes/chili/

Healthy Fall Vegetable Recipes

November 4, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Fall Vegetable Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Fall Vegetable Recipes with recipes including Roasted Honeynut Squash with Spicy Agrodolce, Southwestern Sweet Potato Stew, and Beefy Italian Vegetable Soup. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Fall Vegetable Recipes
Find healthy, delicious fall vegetable recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Roasted Honeynut Squash with Spicy Agrodolce
Agrodolce is a sweet-and-sour Italian sauce made by reducing vinegar and sugar. This easy vegetarian recipe gets its spicy kick from the serrano pepper, which makes a delicious complement to the honeynut squash. File under “fall recipe” with all the flavors……………

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………………………..

Beefy Italian Vegetable Soup
This one-pot, easy-to-make soup is so full of beef and vegetables that it could almost be called a stew. Beans, mushrooms, kale, chunks of tomatoes and beef sirloin will fight for space on each spoonful………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Fall Vegetable Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19829/seasonal/fall/vegetables/

Healthy Apple Recipes

October 3, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | 1 Comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Apple Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Apple Recipes with recipes like Brown Sugar Glazed Apple Cake, Brioche French Toast with Griddled Apples, and Fall Chopped Salad with Spinach, Butternut Squash, Apples and Cheddar. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

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

Brown Sugar Glazed Apple Cake
This healthier apple cake recipe relies on yogurt and canola oil instead of butter to make it moist. Grated apple and warm spices give it the flavor of fall. To finish off the cake, drizzle on a quick brown sugar glaze before serving……………………..

Brioche French Toast with Griddled Apples
This brioche French toast recipe calls for cooking the bread and the apples over high heat in coconut oil–a fat with a high smoke point that adds its own delicious flavor–for a nicely caramelized crust. This recipe was developed as a deluxe breakfast for a camping trip, but you can also cook it at home on the stovetop………………………

Fall Chopped Salad with Spinach, Butternut Squash, Apples and Cheddar
Who says spinach salads are only for spring? Use autumn’s tender crop of fresh spinach and other seasonal vegetables to make this fall salad with roasted butternut squash, apples, cheddar and pecans. This colorful and healthy salad would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving menu, but there’s no reason to save it for holidays–serve it along with chicken or pork for a healthy weeknight dinner, or turn it into a main course by adding some chickpeas or chopped chicken or turkey………………………….

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Apple Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19190/ingredients/fruit/apple/

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Santa Fe Grilled Vegetable Salad

September 6, 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 Santa Fe Grilled Vegetable Salad. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Baby Eggplants, Squash, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Onion, Spices, Herbs, and more. One delicious sounding Salad! 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Santa Fe Grilled Vegetable Salad
Who says barbecue foods can’t be healthy? Make the most of your next cookout with this salad, chock-full of veggies. A quick turn on the grill and splashes brings out their best flavors!

Ingredients
2 baby eggplants (about 6 ounces each), cut in half lengthwise
1 medium yellow summer squash, cut in half lengthwise
1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
1 medium green bell pepper, quartered
1 medium red bell pepper, quartered
1 small onion, peeled and cut in half
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 cup salad

1. Combine all ingredients except nonstick cooking spray and cilantro in large bowl; toss to coat.

2. Spray cold grid of grill with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare coals for direct grilling. Place vegetables on grill, 2 to 3 inches from hot coals; reserve marinade. Grill 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until tender and lightly charred; cool 10 minutes. (Or, place vegetables on rack of broiler pan coated with nonstick cooking spray; reserve marinade. Broil 2 to 3 inches from heat 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until tender; cool 10 minutes.)

3. Remove peel from eggplant, if desired. Slice vegetables into bite-size pieces; return to marinade. Stir in cilantro; toss to coat. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 63 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 70 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/santa-fe-grilled-vegetable-salad/

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Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes

July 29, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes with recipes including Italian Turkey Meatballs, Cranberry-Orange-Glazed Turkey Meatballs, and Turkey-Apple Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes
Find healthy, delicious turkey meatballs recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Italian Turkey Meatballs
In this healthy turkey meatball recipe, a base of sautéed mushrooms, celery and garlic adds flavor and helps keep calories in check and portions hearty. Serve these meatballs with marinara as an appetizer, on top of spaghetti or on a roll for a healthy meatball sub……………………….

Cranberry-Orange-Glazed Turkey Meatballs
Ground turkey and bulgur form the base of these healthy Thanksgiving-themed meatballs, which are tossed in a tangy cranberry-sauce glaze. Serve these on a platter or keep them warm in a slow cooker………………………….

Turkey-Apple Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
Classic spaghetti and meatballs gets a major makeover in this 1-hour main dish recipe! Instead of regular pasta, we opt for low-calorie, low-carb spaghetti squash, and we switch out the beef meatballs with homemade turkey-apple meatballs, which are lower in saturated fat. It’s a healthy meal your whole family will enjoy…………………………………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Turkey Meatball Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19104/ingredients/meat-poultry/turkey/main-dish/meatballs/

Fried Walleye w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic & Herb Potatoes

July 14, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Posted in fish | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic & Herb Potatoes

 

 

No Breakfast or Tea this morning. I was fasting since Mid – Night because I had a Doctor’s Appointment at 7:30. Went in for my check up of Sugar, Cholesterol, and such. Afterward I picked Mom up and we went to Mejier. Picked up some fresh Vegetables and Fruit with a few other items. Back home did laundry and a few things around the house. We’ve had 3 neighbors here the past week having to be rushed to the Hospital for various things. So for Dinner tonight its Fried Walleye w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic & Herb Potatoes and Baked Multi Grain Bread Loaf.

 

While at Meijer yesterday I picked up some more of the Walleye Fillets. I really love the Meijer Seafood Department, good selection and decent prices. I first rinsed the fillets in cold water and patted them dry with paper towel. Then to prepare them I seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley. To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

For another side I picked up a package of Little Potato Company Garlic and Herb Potatoes at Meijer. They come in a tin, ready for the oven container. Turned the oven to 450 and sat the container on a small baking sheet. It comes with a Seasoning Packet of Garlic and Herb. I first brushed the Potatoes with Extra Light Olive Oil and then Seasoned them with Seasoning Packet. Baked the for 45 minutes. The Potatoes came out perfect. Really enjoyed the Seasoning on them. Served them with a side of Daisy Light Sour Cream. For Dessert/Snack later a Diet Peach Snapple. Take Care All and Stay Safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walleye Nutrition Facts
1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

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