Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – 4 Bean Bison Chili

September 13, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 2 Comments
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is 4 Bean Bison Chili. Chili is good year-around but it always seems to taste better in the Fall and Winter! So with Autumn just around the corner what better recipe to share from Wild Idea Buffalo. Made with the always delicious Wild Idea Ground Bison. Just add the other ingredients and your on your way to enjoy some delicious and healthy Chili! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Bison along with all the other great Wild Idea Products on the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

4 Bean Bison Chili
Serves 10
If you are looking for a great chili to bring to your next cook-off or football game, then try this recipe and let the compliments roll in. Even better the second (or third) day – if there’s leftovers.

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds ground bison
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons cumin
2½ tablespoons chili powder
½ tablespoon oregano
½ tablespoon thyme
2 teaspoons coriander
½ teaspoon each smoked paprika and cayenne
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 Quart stewed tomatoes
1 Quart tomato sauce
8 golden pepperoncini, diced + juices
1 15oz can each: butter beans, black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans, (drained – but not rinsed)
1 lemon, juiced
2 cups water

PREPARATION:

1.) Mix all dry spices together.
2.) In heavy stew pot, over medium high heat, heat olive oil.
3.) Add Wild Idea bison meat, crumbling into small pieces. Lightly brown, stirring constantly for 4 minutes.
4.) Add onion, garlic and seasonings. Continue to brown, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
5.) Add remaining ingredients and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for ½ to 1 hour, or until desired thickness is achieved.

Adjust seasoning to taste. Garnish with fresh lime or lemon wedges, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream, or grated cheddar cheese. Serve with Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Bread, recipe included with purchase, upon request.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/55667393-4-bean-bison-chili

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – California Beach Club Wrap

September 8, 2017 at 6:32 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is – California Beach Club Wrap. Wrap it, and Wrap it healthy with this week’s California Beach Club Wrap recipe! It uses JENNIE-O® Oven Browned Turkey Breast and JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Ham, both can be purchased at the Deli Counter. You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

California Beach Club Wrap
A wrap recipe so fresh and ready for the beach, you can almost smell the suntan lotion. Crispy turkey bacon, creamy avocado, and fresh Roma tomatoes fill this picnic wrap that’s ready in under 15 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

4 slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
½ cup garden vegetable flavored cream cheese
4 (8-10-inch) flour tortillas
¼ pound JENNIE-O® Oven Browned Turkey Breast, from the service deli, thinly sliced
¼ pound JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Ham, 25% water added, thinly sliced, from the service deli
2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 avocado, peeled and diced

DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey bacon as specified on the package and chop into pieces; set aside. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Spread cream cheese on tortillas.
2) Evenly divide turkey, ham, bacon, tomato and avocado among tortillas. Roll up tortillas.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories330
Protein10g
Carbohydrates35g
Fiber5g
Sugars3g
Fat18g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium540mg
Saturated Fat5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/352-california-beach-club-wrap

Free-Food Snacks: Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Diabetic Snacks

September 7, 2017 at 5:50 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its Free-Food Snacks: Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Diabetic Snacks. Free foods have less than 20 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving! Diabetic Friendly snacks to satisfy those mid-day or late night snack cravings. Choose from items like; Lemon-Pepper Cucumbers, Basil Tomatoes, and Almondy Coffee. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

Free-Food Snacks: Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Diabetic Snacks
Free foods have less than 20 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving. Find out how to use these low-calorie and low-carb foods as healthy diabetic snacks to get you through between-meal cravings or add flavor to dishes.

Free Foods for People with Diabetes

When you have the munchies but no calories or carbohydrate grams to spare, get your fix with a free-food snack. A free food, as defined by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is any food, drink, condiment, or seasoning that contains less than 20 calories and 5 grams or less of carb per serving……..

 

Lemon-Pepper Cucumbers

When you need a refreshing low-calorie snack, nibble on 1/2 cup of sliced cucumbers for just 8 calories and 2 grams of carb.

Taste treat: Drizzle a bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper over the cucumber slices. Both count as free in the moderate amounts typically used for flavoring foods…….

 

Basil Tomatoes

If you’re a tomato fan, the cherry-size orbs are perfect for guilt-free nibbling. You can enjoy a snack of 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes for just 13 calories and 2 grams of carb.

Taste treat: For added flavor, sprinkle fresh minced basil or dried basil (a free seasoning) over cherry tomato halves…….

 

Almondy Coffee

If you want a creamy, milklike beverage but can’t afford the calories or carbs, pour yourself 1/2 cup (4 ounces) of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla nondairy beverage for just 20 calories and 1 gram of carb.

Taste treat: Add a splash of Almond Breeze to your black coffee (also considered a free food) and skip typical processed creamers. Many nondairy coffee creamers contain small amounts of harmful trans fat, often labeled as partially hydrogenated oil in the ingredients list…..

 

* Click the link below to get all the Free-Food Snacks: Low-Calorie, Low-Carb Diabetic Snacks
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/free-food-diabetic-snacks

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetables Bolognese

September 4, 2017 at 5:39 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday, vegetables | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Vegetables Bolognese. A Vegetarian Bolognese for your Whole Grain Pasta! Made with a good selection of Vegetables and Spicy Pasta Sauce. The recipe has different versions online, I’m going with the one from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a huge selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Vegetables Bolognese
A vegetarian alternative to the traditional Italian meat-based sauce, Bolognese.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup dried tomatoes
1/2 cup boiling water
2 medium-size sweet onions, chopped
2 small zucchini, chopped
1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (26-ounce) jar spicy pasta sauce
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
Hot cooked pasta for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

1 – Stir together dried tomatoes and 1/2 cup boiling water in a bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Drain, chop, and set aside.
2 – Sauté onion and next 5 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chopped tomato.
3 – Stir in pasta sauce, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; stir in basil, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta.
Makes 6 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/vegetables-bolognese-recipe.html

Ohio Festivals August 17th – 20th, 2017

August 16, 2017 at 5:34 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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August 17, 2017 – Taste to Remember – Cincinnati, Ohio
Annual Taste to Remember. Freshly prepared food and fine wine will delight your senses as you tour the silent auction and vie for the chance to have a local chef dazzle you with a delicious, multi-course meal in your home. Your fabulous night out will benefit Children’s Hunger Alliance.

https://www.childrenshungeralliance.org/events2/

 

August 17-19, 2017 Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival – Bucyrus, Ohio
Brats, Beers and Cheers. First celebrated in the summer of 1967, this is an annual three-day event that is always held on the full third weekend of August. There are all kinds of activities to keep all ages entertained.

http://www.bucyrusbratwurstfestival.com/

 

August 17-20, 2017 Lexington Blueberry Festival – Lexington, Ohio
Centered around family-friendly events and blueberries! Every year the festival adds more activities and entertainment for festival goers to enjoy. Every night includes noteworthy bands. Each day is full of rides, contests, business vendors, locally made crafts and a grand variety of blueberry foods. Festive parade, 5K Run, Highlander games, children’s blueberry games and fireworks on Saturday.

http://www.lexblueberryfest.com/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Burning River Fest – Cleveland, Ohio
Burning River Fest invites guests to discover Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, chef demos, and plenty of GLBC beer, including Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and a special, yet to be determined beer perfect for summer and the Burning River Fest. Festival goers can dance, eat, drink, and socialize while celebrating one of Cleveland’s most unique monuments.

http://burningriverfest.org/

 

August 18-19, 2017 Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Held in celebration of Reynoldsburg’s claim as “birthplace of the commercial tomato”. Festival-goers enjoy tomato displays and contests, consessions, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg. Attendance: 35,000.

http://www.reynoldsburgtomatofestival.org/

 

August 19, 2017 109th Swanton Corn Festival – Swanton, Ohio
The theme for 2017 will be “Rivals in the Corn – Who Ya Rootin’ For?”. Among the activities will be a parade, car show, corn hole tournament, and entertainment on Saturday night.

http://swantoncornfest.com/

 

August 19-20, 2017 36th Annual Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
Fairborn, Ohio
The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival features handmade arts and crafts. This is a family oriented alcohol-free event featuring children’s activities with free entertainment, parking, and activities. Many local and regional artisans offering handmade arts and crafts, and of course, Sweet Corn!

http://www.fairbornsweetcornfestival.org/index.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Tacos con Puerco

July 25, 2017 at 5:12 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Tacos con Puerco. Made with Ground Pork along with Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce, Spices, Salsa, Sour Cream, and more! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Plus don’t forget about the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine subscription. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

Tacos con Puerco

Set up the table for everyone to be able to assemble their own tacos. Remember to have salsa, sour cream, hot sauce, guacamole and other taco favorites for condiments.
Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

1 pound Ground Pork
1 (14-1/2 oz) can tomatoes, diced, fire-roasted
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
8 taco shells
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, cut in wedges
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

1 – In heavy skillet, brown ground pork; stir in undrained canned tomatoes, onion, chili powder and garlic powder.
2 – Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until most liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3 – Season to taste with salt and pepper.
4 – Heat taco shells and portion filling into shells; top with tomatoes and lettuce.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 285
Protein: 25g
Sodium: 238 mg
Cholesterol: 57 mg
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates: 21g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1076.shtml

Soup Special of the Day!……..Ham Bone Soup

July 2, 2017 at 5:04 AM | Posted in soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Ham Bone Soup. A perfect use of a leftover Ham Bone. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Ham Bone Soup

Ingredients
1 ham bone with some meat
1 onion, diced
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
3 potatoes, cubed
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cubed
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon crushed rosemary leaves
4 cups water
6 cubes chicken bouillon

Directions
1 – Place the ham bone, onion, tomatoes, white beans, potatoes, and green pepper, Italian seasoning, crushed rosemary into a 3 quart or larger slow cooker. Dissolve the bouillon cubes in water, and pour into the slow cooker.
2 – Cover, and cook on High until warm. Reduce heat to Low, and continue to cook for 5 to 6 hours.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 2, 2017 at 5:02 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Tomatoes……….

 

Avoid storing tomatoes in the refrigerator; low temperatures change their texture and can spoil the ripening process.

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Moroccan Turkey Wrap

June 30, 2017 at 5:14 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | 1 Comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is a Moroccan Turkey Wrap. This one uses the JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast along with cucumbers, Greek yogurt, couscous, all in a whole grain tortilla wrap! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Moroccan Turkey Wrap

Who doesn’t love a nutritious wrap for lunch? This recipe has Moroccan origins and comes loaded with unexpected zing! Highlights include refreshing cucumbers, Greek yogurt, couscous, and of course JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast. It just might be your new go-to lunchbox favorite!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from one lemon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1¼ teaspoons Kosher salt, divided
¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1.25 pounds JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast, cooked and shredded
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
10 whole grain tortillas
10 romaine lettuce leaves
20 ounces couscous, prepared
tomatoes, chopped, if desired
cucumber slices, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1) In small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, dill, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper; mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve
2) In skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add garlic, shredded turkey breast, cilantro, allspice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Heat until mixture is heated through.
3) On tortillas, add lettuce, couscous, turkey mixture, tomatoes and cucumbers, if desired. Top with yogurt sauce. Fold tortilla.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories280
Protein23g
Carbohydrates32g
Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Fat6g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium640mg
Saturated Fat1.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1170-moroccan-turkey-wrap

Flatbread Turkey Sausage Pizza

June 18, 2017 at 5:16 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Came across this recipe while at the Jennie – O website, Flatbread Turkey Sausage Pizza. It uses JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Sausage with toppings of Pesto, Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Red Onion, and Baby Arugula. Served on Mini Naan Bread Pieces. You can use these toppings or choose your own. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Flatbread Turkey Sausage Pizza

Looking for a quick and easy dinner? Ready in just 30 minutes, these turkey pizzas are exactly what you need. Get your kids in the kitchen to choose their own toppings!

INGREDIENTS

 

6-ounces JENNIE-O® All Natural Turkey Sausage

½ cup refrigerated pesto
4 mini naan bread pieces
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup baby arugula
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey sausage as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Set aside.
2) Spread pesto evenly over naan bread. Layer with sausage, cheese, tomatoes and onions.
3) Place on baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until bubbly.
4) Top with arugula.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories410
Protein28g
Carbohydrates26g
Fiber3g
Sugars5g
Fat22g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium690mg
Saturated Fat9g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1116-flatbread-turkey-sausage-pizza

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