Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Frozen Berry Ice Cream

May 2, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Frozen Berry Ice Cream. This delicious Dessert is made using Strawberries, Peaches, Blueberries, Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, and Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s only 69 calories and 15 carbs per serving! The Recipe comes from the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Diabetes Management Tips. Plus you can subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine, one of my favorites! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Frozen Berry Ice Cream

Ingredients
8 ounces frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed
8 ounces frozen unsweetened peaches, partially thawed
4 ounces frozen unsweetened blueberries, partially thawed
6 packets sugar substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sugar-free, low-fat vanilla ice cream
16 blueberries (optional)
4 small strawberries, halved (optional)
8 peach slices (optional)

Directions
1 – Combine partially thawed strawberries, peaches, blueberries, sugar substitute, and vanilla in food processor. Process until coarsely chopped.

2 – Add ice cream; process until well blended.

3 – Serve immediately for semi-soft texture or freeze until ready to serve. (If frozen, let stand 10 minutes to soften slightly.) Garnish each serving with 2 blueberries for “eyes,” 1 strawberry half for “nose,” and 1 peach slice for “smile.”

Yield: 8 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 69 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 23 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/frozen-berry-ice-cream/

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Very Strawberry Shortcake

February 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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For Dinner you can prepare the recipe I left for BEEF RIBEYE AND ROOT VEGETABLES and for Dessert you can prepare Very Strawberry Shortcake. This recipe for Shortcake is with a Biscuit instead of a Sponge Cake. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Very Strawberry Shortcake is 120 calories and 22 carbs per serving. This recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which also has a huge selection of Recipes to please all tastes, diet, and cuisines. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Very Strawberry Shortcake

Very Strawberry ShortcakeUnlike the familiar little sponge cake, this is a sweet and tender biscuit filled with fresh strawberries that are laced with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Recipe Ingredients:
Strawberry Filling
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Shortcakes
2 1/2 cups reduced-fat biscuit mix
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Strawberry Filling Directions: Stir together strawberries, 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and balsamic vinegar; let stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2 – Shortcake Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
3 – Combine biscuit mix and 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a large bowl.
4 – Stir together yogurt and vanilla; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
5 – Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times. Pat dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/4-inch round cutter, reusing dough scraps, if necessary.
6 – Place shortcakes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
7 – Serve warm with sliced strawberries. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 120; Calories from Fat: 5; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 350mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 4g.

https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/very_strawberry_shortcake_recipe.html

 

It’s Nuts I tell you…VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN

January 24, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN. Inside the Gift Tin you’ll find an assortment of our “passion” pastel chocolate strawberries and cherries, along with our chocolate-covered almonds and cashews. This is just one of the special Valentine Gifts that you can find at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) While at the site you can choose from items like; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE 1-2 day shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Most items may be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

 

VALENTINE’S PASSION GIFT TIN
Our Valentine’s Passion Gift Tin appeals to the passionate sensation of taste! We carefully selected some of our most succulent goods to create a gift your special someone will cherish. Includes our “passion” pastel chocolate strawberries and cherries, along with our chocolate-covered almonds and cashews. All lovingly packed in a gorgeous red tin.

This gift weighs approximately 2½ pounds.
https://nuts.com/gifts/gifttins/valentine-passion.html

 

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 18, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying Strawberries………..

Look for berries that are red right up to the hull. No white tops. Make sure each has a healthy green top and the more fragrant the berry, the better taste. Enjoy those Strawberries!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 1, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Extra duty for the egg slicer………..

Use an egg slicer to quickly chop strawberries for fruit salads and desserts. Or cut avocados for sandwiches and as always use it to slice those hard boiled eggs.

Diabetic Dish of the Week – SUGAR FREE MIXED BERRY JAM

June 26, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – SUGAR FREE MIXED BERRY JAM. Raspberries, Strawberries, and Blueberries are the Berries you’ll be using. Splenda Sweetner replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Jam is only 25 calories and 6 carbs per serving! The recipe is from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has an endless amount of Diabetic Friendly Recipes for all occasions. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SUGAR FREE MIXED BERRY JAM
Ingredients

6 cups fresh raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
3 cups fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 cup cold water
1 (1.75 ounce) package SURE-JELL* For Lower Sugar Recipes Fruit Pectin
1 pint blueberries

Directions

1 – Combine raspberries and sugar in a heavy bottomed pan. Heat over medium-high heat. Boil 10-15 minutes, stirring constantly.
2 – Mash strawberries with a fork or potato masher.
3 – Add Splenda Granulated Sweetener and strawberries to raspberries. Stir constantly and boil over medium-high heat for an additional 10-15 minutes.
4 – Pour cold water into a small saucepan. Whisk pectin into water, and let stand 2-3 minutes. Allow the pectin to absorb the water.
5 – Boil water and pectin, then stir into fruit mixture and reduce heat to medium-low. Add blueberries. Simmer and stir for 5-6 minutes, until pectin is thoroughly blended with the fruit.
6 – Freeze in sterile canning jars.

Recipe Yield: Servings: 48Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 25
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 5 milligrams
Carbohydrates: 6 grams
Sugars: 2 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/sugar-free-mixed-berry-jam

Ohio Festivals June 22-24, 2018

June 20, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 21-23, 2018 London Strawberry Festival – London, Ohio
The community is to be decorated in a strawberry theme. Event includes a strawberry shortcake tent, parade, nightly entertainment, and a car show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis.
http://www.londonstrawberryfestival.com/

June 23, 2018 Waterfront Wine Festival – Avon Lake, Ohio
Showcasing Ohio West Coast Wineries, Local Cuisine and Lake Erie Sunset. Featuring nine local wineries and food from Avon Lake’s finest restaurants. Enjoy relaxing music from local artists while sampling local wines and enjoying a gorgeous sunset on Lake Erie. Admission is free for the rain or shine event. Tickets for tastings are $20 and include 10 wine pours and a commemorative event wine glass. Also featuring Wine themed related vendors, local businesses and more.
http://avonlakewaterfront.com/index.html

June 23, 2018 Riverside Wine Festival – Findlay, Ohio
The Arts Partnership invites you to attend the fifth annual Riverside Wine Festival from 1pm to 6pm at scenic Riverside Park. This premier event will feature twelve Ohio wineries, local gourmet foods, fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, wine exhibitions, demonstrations and more!
http://artspartnership.com/outdoor/

June 23-24, 2018 Mulberry Creek Herbfair – Huron, Ohio
Enjoy herbal foods, plants and vendors at the herb farm’s annual fair. This year’s focus will be on ‘France: Food, Wine & Culture’
https://mulberrycreek.com/Events/index.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 18, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Strawberries……………….

Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium.

Ohio Festivals June 14-17, 2018

June 13, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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June 14-16, 2018 14th Annual Bolivar Strawberry Festival
Bolivar, Ohio
Activities include pageants, strawberry eating contest, rides, entertainment, brew tent, crafters, food and the Fireman’s Parade that tops off the festival to make it a “Berry” great experience for the whole family. Father’s day weekend in June each year.
http://www.villageofbolivar.com/main-street/strawberry-festival/

June 14-16, 2018 15th Annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Avon, Ohio
Annual three-day event celebrates duct tape, its enthusiasts and its wacky and fun uses. The festival also honors the history and heritage of the city that is proclaimed the “Duct Tape Capital” of the world – Avon, Ohio – the home of Duck brand duct tape. From sculptures and fashion to games and a parade, everything at the festival revolves around duct tape and the wonderful City of Avon.
http://www.ducktapefestival.com/

June 14-17, 2018 58th Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival
Kirtland, Ohio
Some of the events and activities include a food court featuring strawberry shortcakes, a strawberry pie contest, Miss Kirtland contest, rides, flea market and a parade.
http://www.kirtlandkiwanis.org/

June 15-16, 2018 International Craft Beer Festival – Fairfield, Ohio
We’re exploring the world of craft beer this Father’s Day Weekend with our biggest beer event of the year! Jungle Jim’s International Craft Beer Festival is a two-night celebration of all things craft beer – brought to you by our award winning Beer Department, one of the Top 5 Beer Retailers in the country!
http://junglejims.com/calendar/

June 15-17, 2018 Festival of the Fish – Vermillion, Ohio
A reunion of family & friends. We feature daily entertainment, fresh Lake Erie perch sandwiches, kid’s games, food & craft booths, and parade, lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft races, and queen’s pageant.
http://vermilionchamber.net/festivals/fish-festival/

June 16, 2018 Wine, Jazz & Art Fest – Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio
Ohio’s largst Free Admission Wine Festival.
http://www.oldfirehousewinery.com/events.shtml#events

Ohio Festivals June 1-3, 2018

May 31, 2018 at 5:04 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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Ohio Festivals June 1-3, 2018

June 1-2, 2018 Ideastream Grand Tastings & Seminars
Cleveland, Ohio
The springtime brings a more robust sampling of some of the best domestic and international vintages and more access to winemakers.
http://www.ideastream.org/grand-tastings-and-seminars

June 1-3, 2018
Newark Strawberry Festival
Newark, Ohio
The annual festival, ‘Strawberries on the Square.’ will include entertainment throughout the weekend, Miss Strawberry Pageant, midway rides, food and craft vendors of all types, and of course our “world famous” Kiwanis Strawberry Shortcake.
http://www.newarkstrawberryfestival.com/

June 2-3, 2018 Troy Strawberry Festival – Troy, Ohio
Troy celebrates its place as the center of Ohio’s strawberry production the first weekend of June. Featured are the strawberries, of course, and they come in all sorts of taste-tempting treats from shortcake to donuts to strawberry pie. Also to be enjoyed are the many arts and crafts booths, the athletic competitions, and the entertainment. One of the largest and best-attended festivals in the Midwest. Attendance: 150,000.
http://gostrawberries.com/

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