Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Save vegetable scraps to make vegetable stock………………

Bones should be saved for use in a chicken or beef stock, vegetable scraps can also be used in making a vegetable stock instead of being thrown out. If you’re saving up those scraps for more than a couple days, make sure you know how to freeze them properly.

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cauliflower Pilaf

July 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Cauliflower Pilaf. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Cauliflower, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Asafetida, Vegetable Stock, Sea Salt, Golden Raisins, Almonds, and Italian Parsley. Excellent side dish for 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/

Cauliflower Pilaf
This satisfying faux-rice pilaf not only tastes good, but also makes an impressive side dish.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes.

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch asafetida
1/2 cup vegetable stock
Sea salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the cauliflower florets until they resemble the texture of rice (you can also grate them on the large holes of a box grater). Set aside.

2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the asafetida and cook for about 45 seconds, stirring constantly until fragrant.

3. Add the cauliflower and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly until it softens slightly.

4. Stir in the vegetable stock and season to taste. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes more until the cauliflower is tender.

5. Remove from the heat and gently fold in the raisins, almonds and parsley. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve.

Note: For added color, substitute dried unsweetened cranberries for the raisins. You can also substitute hazelnuts or walnuts for the almonds.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 206 calories, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 237 mg , Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/cauliflower-pilaf/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Creamy Risotto with Cheeses

June 29, 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, Creamy Risotto with Cheeses. This week’s recipe is made using Vegetable Oil, White Onion, Cloves, Arborio Rice, Vegetable Stock, Salt, Pepper, Parmesan Cheese, Fontina Cheese, Parsley, and White Truffle Oil. 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

Creamy Risotto with Cheeses
For a pungent, earthy flavor that brings out the full flavor of the cheeses, add a few drops of white truffle oil to the risotto a few seconds before plating.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 cup mild white onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, smashed into a paste
1 1/2 cups arborio rice (if you want a creamier style, try cracked arborio
1 3/4 cups vegetable stock
Pinch salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
3 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
White truffle oil, to taste (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat a 2-quart, thick-bottomed sauce pan. Add the oil, then the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring until the onion is translucent.
2 – Add the rice and stir to coat it with the onion mixture. Add the stock, slowly, 1/2 cup at a time, as the rice absorbs the liquid. Continue to stir slowly. When most of the liquid is added and the rice has a firm texture and is cooked through, add a pinch of salt and fresh turns of pepper.
3 – Stir in the fontina cheese, then the Parmesan. If the mixture is dry, add a little more stock.
4 – Taste and season, as necessary. Stir in the parsley and white truffle oil.
5 – Distribute the risotto into four bowls. Sprinkle with additional herbs for a colorful finish.
Makes 4 main dish or 8 side dish servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/creamy_risotto_with_cheeses_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Curried Corn and Pepper Chowder

May 23, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | 1 Comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Curried Corn and Pepper Chowder. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Vegetable Oil, Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Shallots, Spices, Corn, Vegetable Stock, Soy Milk, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. The Chowder is served! 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 recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Curried Corn and Pepper Chowder

A gluten-free recipe courtesy of The Soyfoods Council.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup minced shallots
2 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups fresh corn or 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen corn, thawed
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste
3 cups plain, unflavored soymilk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat the oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes. Add the shallots during the last minute; stir until tender but not browned. Add the curry powder and salt; stir for 1 minute.
2 – Stir in the corn, vegetable stock, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium; cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
3 – Transfer 2 cups of the corn mixture to a blender or food processor. Add 1 cup of the soy milk. Process until the mixture is nearly smooth. Pour the puréed mixture into the saucepan; stir in the remaining soy milk. Stir gently over medium heat until the mixture is heated through, about 5 minutes.
4 – Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese.
Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 326; Total Fat: 17g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 16mg; Total Carbs: 36g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 15g; Sodium: 594mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/curried_corn_and_pepper_chowder_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Quick White Bean Soup

May 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a Quick White Bean Soup. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Dried White Beans, Canola Oil, Onion, Celery, Ground Black Pepper, Vegetable Stock, Sage, Tomato, Spinach, Salt, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Basil Pesto. Sounds like a Hearty Soup! 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/

Quick White Bean Soup
This easy homemade soup comes together in less than an hour and is perfect for shaking off the winter doldroms.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: Overnight
Cooking time: 25–30 minutes.

1 cup dried white beans (such as navy, great northern, or cannellini), soaked overnight
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
4 cups vegetable stock or water
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
1–2 cups chopped fresh spinach
Salt to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Basil pesto (optional)

Directions
Yield: 6 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

* Drain beans. Heat canola oil in pressure cooker and add drained beans, onion, celery, and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Sauté vegetables and beans for about 5 minutes, until fragrant. Add stock or water and sage. Secure lid and bring to high pressure. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow for natural pressure release. Open lid and add tomatoes and spinach. Simmer until spinach is cooked. Add salt and more fresh ground pepper to taste. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese or a dollop of basil pesto.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 162 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 230 mg, Fiber: 9 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/quick-white-bean-soup/

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