“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Wild Mushroom Pie with Smoked Baby Swiss Crust

December 28, 2020 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 a Wild Mushroom Pie with Smoked Baby Swiss Crust. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Swiss Chard, Spinach, Mushrooms, Onions, Flour, Spices, Swiss Cheese, Egg Yolk and more! No Meat Needed! 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

Wild Mushroom Pie with Smoked Baby Swiss Crust
This superb recipe for Wild Mushroom Pie with Smoked Baby Swiss Crust was developed by Chefs Greg and Mary Sonnier.

 

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
6 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup grated smoked baby Swiss cheese
7 tablespoons ice-cold water

Filling:
3 quarts salted water
6 cups chopped fresh greens, such as turnip, Swiss chard, or spinach
8 ounces sliced mushrooms, such as chanterelles, oyster, shiitake, or cremini
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
1 cup warm milk
1 cup warm half-and-half
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon cream

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Crust: Flatten the shortening into a disk on a piece of plastic wrap; wrap and freeze. Cut the unsalted butter into small cubes; wrap and freeze for 1/2 hour.
2 – Place the flour, cayenne, salt, and sugar in a food processor and pulse 2 times for 1 to 2 seconds each time. Scatter the frozen butter cubes over the flour and pulse about 8 times. Break up the frozen shortening over the flour mixture and pulse 6 times. Add the cheese and pulse 3 times. Pour the cold water over the pastry mixture and pulse 6 to 8 times, just until the dough comes together.
3 – Place the pastry on a floured surface, pressing to form a ball. Divide and shape the dough into 2 disks, one slightly larger than the other. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
4 – For Filling: Bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil. Boil the greens for 3 minutes. Drain and plunge the greens into ice water. Drain well, squeezing all of the water out of the greens. Set aside.
5 – In a 5-quart Dutch oven, sauté the mushrooms in the olive oil over high heat until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pot; set aside.
6 – Add the butter and onions to the pot. Sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Sprinkle flour over the onions. Stir and cook 2 minutes. Slowly stir in the warm milk and half-and-half. Cook until bubbly and thick, stirring constantly. Stir in the salt, pepper, cayenne, and nutmeg. Remove from the heat. Stir in the greens and mushrooms. Add the cheese and lemon juice, and stir. Cool 30 minutes.
7 – To complete the pie, heat the oven to 350°F (175°C). On a floured surface, roll out the larger disk to an 11-inch circle. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Roll the other disk to a 9 1/2-inch circle. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Top with the smaller crust. Trim the edges and crimp.
8 – Mix the egg yolk and cream. Brush over the top of the pie crust. Cut 5 slits in the top crust. Place the pie on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
9 – Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F (160°C). Bake for 40 to 50 minutes longer, until the pie is golden brown. Allow the pie to rest at least 20 minutes before cutting.
Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/wild_mushroom_pie_with_smoked_baby_swiss_crust_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

October 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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What is in Season…………………….

Fall Season

· Apples
· Cranberries
· Figs
· Grapes
· Pears
· Pomegranate
· Quince
· Butternut Squash
· Cauliflower
· Garlic
· Ginger
· Mushrooms
· Potatoes
· Pumpkin
· Sweet Potatoes
· Swiss Chard

Enjoy the Fall Season and it’s Harvests!

Soup Special of the Day!……Ten Vegetable Soup

February 25, 2018 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is a Ten Vegetable Soup. The Ten Vegetables you’ll be using are carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, canned tomatoes, leek, onion, Swiss chard, a potato and parsley. The recipe makes 10 servings and is 70 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. This is another delicious and healthy recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. Check the Diabetic Gourmet site out for all their many Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Ten Vegetable Soup
With Ten Vegetable Soup, you combine terrific-tasting and healthy carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, canned tomatoes, leek, onion, Swiss chard, a potato and parsley. Tossing them all into a pot takes less than 30 minutes. The result is enough to eat for several days — and it also freezes nicely.

Makes 10 servings. Per serving: 1 cup

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 cups chopped green cabbage, quartered and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips (or purchase already shredded)
1 cup cauliflower florets, 1-inch pieces
1 medium leek, sliced, use white and 1-inch of light green part
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 medium celery stalk, chopped
1 (14.5-oz.) can no salt added diced tomatoes
4 cups low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium yellow-fleshed potato, diced
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 Tbsp. dried thyme
1 1/2 packed cups Swiss chard or spinach, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne, optional
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

1 – In large Dutch oven or heavy soup pot with tight-fitting cover, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add cabbage, cauliflower, leek, onion, carrot and celery and stir to coat them with oil. Cook until cabbage is limp and onion translucent, 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook gently until vegetables release their juices, about 8 minutes.
2 – Add tomatoes with their liquid, broth, potato, parsley and thyme. Increase heat to medium-high until liquid boils, then cover, reduce heat, and simmer soup for 10 minutes. Add Swiss chard and simmer for 10 minutes. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper; let sit for 15 minutes before serving. If desired refrigerate for up to 4 days, reheating in covered pot over medium heat. Or divide cooled soup among resealable freezer bags and freeze. This soup keeps in freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
70 calories
3 g fat
less than 1 g sat fat
9 g carbohydrates
3 g protein
2 g fiber
253 mg sodium
https://diabeticgourmet.com/articles/diabetic-meals-10-healthy-soup-and-chowder-recipes/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

August 17, 2015 at 5:11 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Here’s a good one if you’re watching those carbs…….

 
Trade off those carbs in a sandwich wrap for a tasty and carb saving wrap, Swiss chard leaves hold things together nicely!

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