Sweet Potato Bisque

January 5, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe to pass along for everyone, Sweet Potato Bisque. Some of the ingredients you’ll be using are Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Celery, Bacon, Orange Juice, Splenda® Sugar Blend and more! 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

Sweet Potato Bisque
A smooth, rich bisque with sweet potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, celery, bacon and orange juice.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 slices bacon, diced
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cup diced celery
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
4 new potatoes, peeled and diced
6 cups flavorful chicken or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; add bacon.
2 – Cook for about 2 minutes to render the fat.
3 – Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add the orange juice and reduce to thick syrup.
4 – Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil.
5 – Reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
6 – Add Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking and cayenne.
7 – Ladle mixture into a blender and pure thoroughly in batches; strain and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, thin with a little chicken or vegetable stock.
8 – Serve warm.
Makes 8 (3/4 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 3/4 cup): Calories 180 | Calories from Fat 45 | Fat 5.0g (sat 1.0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 860mg | Carbohydrates 29g | Fiber 3g | Sugars 8g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_bisque_recipe.html

Healthy Party Recipes

January 3, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the Eating website and Magazine it’s Healthy Party Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Party Recipes with recipes like Chicken, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Casserole, Slow-Cooker Balsamic Short Ribs, and Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas. 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 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

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

Chicken, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Casserole
This protein-loaded chicken and sweet potato casserole dish is made with multicolored quinoa, a blend of white, red and black varieties, but any color will work…………….

Slow-Cooker Balsamic Short Ribs
Now here’s a healthy beef short ribs slow-cooker recipe you can serve to company–even on a holiday. Serve with mashed celeriac or mashed potatoes, steamed green beans and a bold Italian red wine that has a touch of sweetness (think amarone or brunello)……………………..

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas
One sheet pan is all you’ll need to whip up these zesty chicken fajitas. They’re quick and easy to make and cleanup is even faster!………………………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Party Recipes
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Roasted Winter Vegetable Blend

December 22, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I have a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Side Dish to share with all of you, Roasted Winter Vegetable Blend. The recipe is made using Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Russet Potato, Turnip, Parsnip, Onion, Tomato Paste, Olive Oil, Italian Herb Blend, and Black Pepper. This should go great with any meal! 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/

Roasted Winter Vegetable Blend

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes

2 medium carrots, peeled
1 medium sweet potato, peeled
1 large russet potato
1 medium turnip, peeled
1 medium parsnip, peeled
1 large onion, peeled
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons Italian herb blend
Black pepper to taste

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut carrots, sweet potato, potato, turnip, parsnip, and onion into chunks. Place in a large bowl. Mix tomato paste and olive oil into vegetables, stirring well to coat all surfaces. Sprinkle with herb blend and black pepper.

2 – Spread on shallow baking sheet or pan so that vegetables are in a single layer. Bake 40–45 minutes, turning vegetables once with a spatula during cooking, until vegetables are fork-tender.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 134 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 45 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/roasted-winter-vegetable-blend/

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 27, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, leftovers | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Leftovers

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. It started off Cool and cloudy but the sun came out later and a high of 57 degrees. Got the cart out of the shed and did a little yard work and got Mom’s Christmas Decorations out of the shed for her. Put out a couple of things outside and then gave a neighbor a hand and put up some lights on his shrubs. It’s Thanksgiving Leftovers for Dinner tonight. I’ve left part of the post from yesterday for item descriptions. Enjoy and take care everyone!

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made an Apple Pie made with Splenda. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

November 26, 2020 at 6:43 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast, saving room for Dinner! Cloudy and 54 degrees for our Thanksgiving Day Weather. Not a thing going on. Did a load of laundry and gave Mom a hand in preparing the Feast!

 

 

Our Food lineup for today is – a baked Jennie – O Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes, a jar of canned Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Hawaiian Rolls, and Heinz Brown Gravy. For Dessert Mom made a Apple Pie made with Splenda. Oh my, more than enough and so delicious! I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. Lets just all stay positive and take precautions when going out around crowds or any inside businesses. Stay Safe and Take Care All!

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Sweet Potato Orange Cups

November 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Sweet Potato Orange Cups. The Cups are made using Oranges, Sweet Potatoes, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Ginger, Orange Juice Apples, Raisins, and Mini Marshmallows. 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

Sweet Potato Orange Cups
Serve as a side dish or dessert. This recipe was a contest submission by Sallie C. of Cameron, North Carolina.

Recipe Ingredients:
4 small oranges
2 small cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
1/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon orange juice
1/2 cup chopped apples
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup mini marshmallows

Cooking Directions:
1 – Halve oranges and squeeze over small bowl to loosen centers and extract juice. Place orange halves on baking sheet. Set juice aside.
2 – Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
3 – Mix potatoes, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, cinnamon, ginger and orange juice together in a medium size bowl until well blended.
4 – Stir in the chopped apples and raisins.
5 – Spoon the potato mixture into the orange halves. Top with the mini marshmallows.
6 – Place filled oranges on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned and center is warm.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe; 1 orange cup): Calories: 120; Calories from Fat: 0; Total Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 10mg; Total Carbs: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 21g; Protein: 1g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/sweet_potato_orange_cups_recipe.html

Appetizer of the Week – Potato Salad with Citrus Dressing

November 14, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Potato Salad with Citrus Dressing. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Sweet Potatoes, White Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sesame Seeds, Black Pepper, Parsley, Lemon Juice, and Lemon Peel. A new favorite Potato 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/

Potato Salad with Citrus Dressing
Sweet potatoes and lemon zest give this potato salad an extra kick of flavor!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10–15 minutes
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes.
Chilling time: 2 hours

1 pound russet potatoes
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled
1 medium white onion
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel

Directions
Yield: 4 cups
Serving size: 3/4 cup

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onion into bite-size pieces and place in a medium bowl. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil over the pieces and mix well. Spread pieces in a shallow baking pan and place in oven for about 25–30 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender. Remove from oven and cool. Prepare dressing by whisking together 1 tablespoon oil with sesame seeds, pepper, parsley, lemon juice, and lemon peel in a small bowl. When vegetables cool, place them in a medium-size serving bowl, pour dressing over them, and gently mix. Chill for 2 hours for best flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 220 calories, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 48 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/potato-salad-with-citrus-dressing/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 9, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Buying and Storing Sweet Potatoes………………

Select sweet potatoes with tight, unwrinkled skins that show no signs of blemishes or bruises. Look for small- to medium-sized ones as the larger they get, the starchier they become. Sweet potatoes range from cream-colored varieties to the deep orange ones sometimes mistakenly referred to as yams.

They are best stored in a cool, dry place with suitable ventilation. You can put them in woven baskets or wooden boxes to minimize damage. They should also be kept off the ground to prevent rodents and other pests from getting to them. Make sure the area where you store the sweet potato is well-ventilated.

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/

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

August 2, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Twice-Baked Sweet Potato. These Delicious Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are made using Sweet Potatoes, Reduced Calorie Margarine, Brown Sugar Substitute, Ground Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Crushed Pineapple, Walnuts, and Mini Marshmallows. These are some kicked up Sweet Taters! 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/

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Put the fall’s harvest to good use with this classic side dish. With its combination of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, chopped walnuts, and miniature marshmallows, this casserole is so delightful, you won’t even need dessert.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes
Cooling time: 15 minutes

4 sweet potatoes (8 ounces each), unpeeled
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, canned in juice
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
I cup miniature marshmallows

Directions
Yield: 8 stuffed potato halves
Serving size: 1 stuffed potato half

1 – Preheat oven to 400˚F. Wrap each sweet potato in foil, place on oven rack, and bake for one hour, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool 15 minutes. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and carefully scoop flesh into a bowl, leaving shells intact with 1/8–1/4 inch of flesh. Place shells in a baking dish and set aside. Using an electric mixer, mash flesh until smooth. Mix in margarine, brown sugar substitute, and spices. Drain pineapple well in a sieve, forcing out extra liquid with the back of a spoon. Stir drained pineapple into mashed sweet potatoes. Spoon filling into shells; sprinkle with walnuts and press on marshmallows. Return to the oven for 8–10 minutes, or until marshmallows are lightly toasted and potato is heated through.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 174 calories, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 37 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/twice-baked-sweet-potatoes/

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