“Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week” – Polenta Fontina “Paninis” with Mushroom Sauce

December 21, 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 Polenta Fontina “Paninis” with Mushroom Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Unsalted Butter, Shallots, Exotic Mushrooms, Button Mushrooms, Thyme, Salt Pepper, Wisconsin Fontina Cheese, Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil, and Tube Polenta. Oh, and no Meat! 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

Polenta Fontina “Paninis” with Mushroom Sauce
These fried mini polenta ‘sandwiches’ are filled with a fontina cheese and sun-dried tomato mixture and served with a thyme-seasoned wild mushroom and shallot sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter – divided use
1/3 cup minced shallots or onion
2 (4-ounce) packages sliced mixed exotic mushrooms or 1 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini or button mushrooms (4 cups total)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Fontina Cheese – divided use
1/4 cup chopped well drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1 (16-ounce) tube polenta or flavored polenta, cut crosswise into 16 (1/3-inch) slices

Cooking Directions:
1 – Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, thyme, salt and ground black pepper; cook and stir 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Set aside; keep warm.
2 – Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup of the cheese and tomatoes.
3 – Heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter on a large nonstick griddle or 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until melted and bubbly.
4 – Arrange 8 slices polenta in skillet; top with cheese mixture and remaining 8 slices polenta. Cook 3 minutes. Carefully turn; continue cooking 3 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
5 – Transfer paninis to four serving plates; top with warm mushroom sauce and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/polenta_fontina_paninis_with_mushroom_sauce_recipe.html

Thyme-Basted Ham with Roasted Grapes

December 16, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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If you’re looking for that perfect Christmas Ham recipe here it is, Thyme-Basted Ham with Roasted Grapes. This Delicious Ham is made using Bone In Fully Cooked Ham, Ground Black Pepper, Grape Jelly, Unsalted Butter, Thyme, Grapes, and Shallots. Here’s the Ham! 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

Thyme-Basted Ham with Roasted Grapes

Enjoy this amazingly delicious — and amazingly easy — ham with roasted potatoes and fresh spring peas or asparagus. Vary the recipe by using currant or apple jelly or orange marmalade instead of the grape jelly, and chopped fresh rosemary or sage instead of the thyme. You can also use 2 teaspoons dried thyme instead of fresh. If you’re cooking for a smaller crowd, adapt the recipe using ham steaks, brushed with a smaller amount of the jelly basting mixture, and heated in the oven with grapes and shallots.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 to 8 pound bone-in fully-cooked ham, trimmed
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup grape jelly
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, (1/2 stick), cut into 4 to 6 pieces
2 tablespoons thyme, chopped fresh
3 cups grapes, red, green, or a combination
4 shallots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Position rack in lower third of oven.
2 – Place the ham flat side down in a large shallow roasting pan and score a diamond pattern about 1/8-inch deep into any fat. Season with pepper and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
3 – Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the jelly, butter, and thyme, whisking occasionally until the jelly and butter melt together and the mixture comes to a gentle boil, 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and set aside.
4 – In a medium bowl, combine the grapes and shallots. Set aside.
5 – Baste the ham with the jelly mixture. Continue baking, basting with the jelly mixture and/or pan juices about every 15 minutes. When the internal ham temperature reaches 120°F (50°C), add the grapes and shallots to the roasting pan, stirring to coat with the pan juices. Continue baking and basting until internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C), 15 to 18 minutes per pound total cooking time. Remove the ham from the oven, transfer to a cutting board, and let rest 15 to 30 minutes. (If the grapes and shallots aren’t tender yet, return the roasting pan to the oven.)
6 – Slice enough ham to serve and arrange on plates or a platter. Season the roasted grape, shallot, and pan juice mixture with pepper and spoon some on top of the ham. Serve the remaining grape mixture on the side.
Makes 15 to 20 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (4 ounces): Calories: 280 calories; Protein: 33 grams; Fat: 11 grams; Sodium: 2040 milligrams; Cholesterol: 105 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 5 grams; Carbohydrates: 14 grams; Fiber: 0 grams.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/pork/thyme-basted_ham_with_roasted_grapes_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa

September 1, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa. The dish is made using Catfish Fillet, Italian Seasoning, Fresh Bread Crumbs, Unsalted Butter, Peach Salsa, and Cucumber. This sounds like a winner! The Dish is 164 calories and 6 net carbs per serving. 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/

Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa
Both sweet and savory, this Baked Catfish with Peach and Cucumber Salsa combines the best of both worlds in one summery Southern-style dish. This recipe can also be substituted with mango salsa to give the fish a tropical flavor profile that will make your guests feel as though they are dining in the Caribbean!

Ingredients
3/4 pound catfish fillet, rinsed and patted dry
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
2 teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup peach salsa*
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped peeled cucumber

Directions
Yield: 4 servings

1 – Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat shallow baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place fish in pan and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and bread crumbs; drizzle with butter. Bake 20 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with fork.

2 – Meanwhile, combine salsa and cucumber in small bowl; serve with fish.

*Note: Look for the lowest sodium peach salsa available. If unavailable, may substitute with mango salsa.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 164 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 45 mg, Sodium: 101 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/baked-catfish-with-peach-and-cucumber-salsa/

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Blueberry Corn Muffins

January 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | 1 Comment
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These just sounded too good not to pass along, Blueberry Corn Muffins. These are made using All-Purpose Flour, Yellow Cornmeal, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Unsalted Butter, Egg Substitute, Vanilla, Buttermilk, and Blueberries (frozen or fresh). The family will loves these! You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Blueberry Corn Muffins
Blueberry Corn MuffinsIt takes no time to whip up a batch of these tasty muffins for your family or friends.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a muffin pan with nonstick spray or line muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
2 – Blend dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
3 – Blend butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg substitute slowly. Scrape sides and continue to mix until butter forms small lumps. Add vanilla and buttermilk. Mix well. Add dry ingredients in three batches. Mix well and scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition.
4 – Fold blueberries gently into batter. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups, filling cups to the top.
5 – Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
Makes 10 muffins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 muffin): Calories 210 | Calories from Fat 90 | Fat 10g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 25mg | Sodium 280mg | Carbohydrates 26g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 2g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/blueberry_cornmeal_muffins_recipe.html

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