“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS

January 13, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS. I’ve got a Vegetarian Side Dish to pass along this week – SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS. Made using Garlic Cloves, Dried Hot Pepper Flakes, Red Bell Pepper, Baby Spinach, Raisins, Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts, and Black Pepper. Perfect Side Dish for Vegetarian Dinner. The recipe comes from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020!  https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SPINACH WITH GARLIC, RAISINS AND PEANUTS
Ingredients

1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
A pinch dried hot red pepper flakes
1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
2 pounds fresh baby spinach*, rinsed and spun
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1 – In large non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, shaking pan here and there, just until edges of garlic are brown.
2 – Add red bell pepper and cook, tossing or stirring, another minute. Add spinach, raisins and peanuts; using tongs, flip spinach from underneath to over on top to distribute mixture and evenly cook.
3 – Saute just until wilted and released water has mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 143
Fat: 9 grams
Protein: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/spinach-with-garlic-raisins-and-peanuts

 

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Asiago Vegetable Risotto

January 6, 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 Asiago Vegetable Risotto. To make this dish some of the items you’ll need are Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, Asparagus, Saffron, Asiago Cheese, Lemon Juice, Fresh Basil and Toasted Pine Nuts. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, or cuisines so be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asiago Vegetable Risotto
Comforting, creamy risotto loaded with vegetables like zucchini, red bell pepper and asparagus, and seasoned with saffron, Asiago cheese, lemon juice, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts.

Recipe Ingredients:
2/3 cup (6 ounces) butter – divided use
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth – divided use
Pinch of saffron threads
1 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch half-rounds
1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Asiago* Cheese, shredded
2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Cooking Directions:
1 – In 3-quart pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add rice and stir continuously until edges of kernels are translucent; about 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth and stir until it is absorbed; about 3 minutes.
2 – Reduce heat to medium and add another 1/2 cup broth, saffron, zucchini, asparagus, red pepper, onions and pepper. Cook until all liquid is absorbed; stirring frequently. Continue to add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking until liquid is absorbed each time.
3 – When all liquid has been added and absorbed, stir in lemon juice, Asiago and remaining butter. Mixture should be creamy and rice should be al dente.
4 – Before serving, stir in basil and pine nuts.
Makes 8 servings.

*Tip: Parmesan cheese can be substituted for the Asiago.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/asiago_vegetable_risotto_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Apple Pie Oatmeal

December 30, 2019 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 – Apple Pie Oatmeal. Start off with your day off with a Delicious and Healthy bowl of Apple Pie Oatmeal. Made using Old Fashioned Oats with a topping made using Splenda Brown Sugar, Chopped Apple, and Apple Pie Spice. The recipe comes from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Apple Pie Oatmeal
Start your day with a bowl of steaming oatmeal. It is even better topped with fresh apples and spices.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 dash salt

Apple Pie Topping:
2 teaspoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
1 tablespoon chopped apple
1 dash apple pie spice

Cooking Directions:
1 – Stovetop Directions: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in oats and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat 5 minutes.
2 – Microwave Directions: Combine water, oats, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap; fold back a small edge to allow steam to escape. Microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; stir well.
3 – Top oatmeal with Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend, chopped apple and spice.
Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 recipe): Calories 200 | Calories from Fat 25 | Fat 2.5g (sat 0.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 400mg | Carbohydrates 37g | Fiber 5g | Sugars 9g | Protein 5g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/apple_pie_oatmeal_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Layered Tamale Casserole

December 23, 2019 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 Layered Tamale Casserole. Made using Black Beans, Onions, Zucchini, Red Bell Peppers, Garlic, Corn, Spices, Flour Tortillas, Green Taco Sauce, Wisconsin Monterey Jack Cheese, and Wisconsin crumbled Queso Blanco Cheese. What Meat, none needed for this recipe! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Layered Tamale Casserole
This layered vegetable tamale casserole is sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup water
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
Vegetable cooking spray
3 cups sliced onions (about 2 large)
2 1/2 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 2 medium)
1 3/4 cups julienned red bell pepper (about 2 medium)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup corn cut from cob (about 2 ears)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
5 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 1/4 cups commercial green taco sauce
3/4 cup shredded Wisconsin Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup Wisconsin crumbled Queso Blanco cheese

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place water and beans in bowl of food processor. Process until smooth. Set aside.
2 – Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray, and place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, zucchini, pepper and garlic; sauté 10 minutes. Add corn, cumin and ground red pepper; cook 2 minutes. Set aside.
3 – Coat a 3 quart round soufflé dish with cooking spray. Place 1 tortilla in bottom of dish. Spread 1/2 cup bean mixture over tortilla. Spoon 1 cup onion mixture on top of bean mixture, and top with 1/4 cup sauce.
4 – Blend together Monterey Jack and Queso Blanco. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over sauce. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients, ending with 1/2 cup cheese.
5 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/layered_tamale_casserole_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – 3-Cheese Enchiladas

November 25, 2019 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 – 3-Cheese Enchiladas. No Meat Needed! You’ll need Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Refried Beans, Salsa, Green Onions, Ground Cumin, Flour Tortillas, Sliced Ripe Olives, and Sour Cream. You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

3-Cheese Enchiladas
3-Cheese EnchiladasThese delicious, three cheese, bean and salsa enchiladas are quick and easy to assemble.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
1 (24-ounce) jar salsa – divided use
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
12 (6-inch) flour tortillas
Sliced ripe olives (optional)
Additional sliced green onions (optional)
Sour cream (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a medium bowl, mix all of the cheeses.
2 – In another bowl, combine beans, 1 cup salsa, 1 1/2 cups cheese mixture, green onions and cumin.
3 – Spread 1 cup salsa into the bottom of a 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking dish.
4 – Spoon a heaping 1/3 cup bean mixture down the center of each tortilla. Place tortillas seam-side down on salsa. Top with remaining salsa and cheese.
5 – Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30 minutes or until heated through.
6 – Serve with sliced ripe olives, green onions and sour cream if desired.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/3_cheese_enchiladas_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Fettuccine Primavera

November 18, 2019 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 – Fettuccine Primavera. How about a Fettuccine Primavera for your Meatless Menu! Made using Broccoli Florets, Carrots, Red Bell Peppers, NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk, Vegetable Broth, BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Provolone Cheese and Seasoning. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a fantastic and huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Fettuccine Primavera
Fettuccine PrimaveraThe mix of different vegetables and herbs, the creaminess of the sauce, and the combination of cheeses, will make this fettuccine dish a favorite.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Fettuccine, prepared according to package directions, kept hot
3/4 cup water
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated provolone cheese
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat water in medium saucepan to boiling. Add broccoli, carrots and bell pepper. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 to 7 minutes. Drain; set aside.
2 – Melt butter in same saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour. Gradually add evaporated milk and vegetable broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Stir in Parmesan cheese, provolone cheese, cayenne and black pepper until cheese is melted. Toss with pasta. Add vegetables; stir to coat. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.

Tip: May substitute 1 pound frozen vegetables, cooked according to package directions, for fresh vegetables.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 460 Calories from Fat: 200 Total Fat: 22 g Saturated Fat: 13 g Cholesterol: 110 mg Sodium: 560 mg Carbohydrates: 46 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 8 g Protein: 22 g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/fettuccine_primavera_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Vegetarian Pizza for Diabetics

November 11, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Vegetarian Pizza for Diabetics. The Pizza is ready with this week’s recipe of Vegetarian Pizza for Diabetics. There’s recipes for the Pizza Crust and Sauce. It has toppings of Red Onion, Mushrooms, Red Bell Peppers, Green Bell Peppers, and Mozzarella Cheese. You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Self Management website you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and much more so be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Vegetarian Pizza for Diabetics
Preparation time: 40 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Ingredients
Crust:
1 envelope rapid-rise yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon warm water (115°F)
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup plus ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Nonstick cooking spray
Sauce:
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes, low-sodium
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon dehydrated onions
Toppings:
1 cup sliced red onion
½ cup sliced mushrooms
¼ cup diced red bell pepper
¼ cup diced green bell pepper
½ cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Combine yeast, sugar, and water in a small bowl and mix until yeast and sugar are dissolved. Let rest 10 minutes. Add salt, olive oil, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, and garlic powder and stir well, until a dough forms. Add a few more drops of water if needed to make the dough stick together without becoming too sticky. Spread remaining ½ cup all-purpose flour on a surface to prevent sticking, place dough on surface, and knead 2 minutes, then cover with a dry dish towel and let rise on kneading surface for 15–25 minutes. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray a pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spread dough into a 12-inch circle. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients and stir well. Spoon sauce over crust and spread evenly. Layer toppings evenly on pizza in the order listed, then bake for about 15–20 minutes until cheese is bubbly and crust lightly browned. Let sit for a few minutes, then cut into 8 slices.

Yield: 4 servings.

Serving size: 2 slices.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 366 calories, Carbohydrates: 57 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 8 g, Sodium: 233 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/vegetarian-pizza/

 

 

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Italian Vegetarian Bake

November 4, 2019 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 Italian Vegetarian Bake. This a Vegetable Casserole made using; Zucchini, Onion, Celery, Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cube, Spinach, Spices, Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta Cheese, Romano Cheese, and BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce. Now that’s Italian! The recipe is from one of my favorite recipe sites, the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find one of the largest selections of recipes you can find. Recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Italian Vegetarian Bake
Serve squares of this deliciously wholesome vegetable casserole topped with marinara sauce and shredded Romano cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large zucchini, diced (about 2 cups)
1 small onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 MAGGI Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cube
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – divided use
3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Romano Cheese
1 (15-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
2 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, onion, celery, garlic, bouillon and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat.
3 – Combine spinach, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, ricotta cheese, eggs and Romano cheese in large bowl until blended. Stir in vegetable mixture. Press mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
4 – Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Heat sauce until warm. Slice; serve with sauce.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/italian_vegetarian_bake_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 4, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Vegetarian Cookout………………………..

Enjoy a cookout, Vegetarian style! For barbecues, try veggie or soy burgers, soy hot dogs, marinated tofu or tempeh, and fruit kabobs. Grilled veggies are great, too!

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Couscous-Stuffed Squash

October 28, 2019 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 – Couscous-Stuffed Squash. To make this week’s recipe you’ll need the following; Acorn Squash, Poblano Pepper, Onion, Vegetable Broth, Shiitke Mushrooms, Couscous, Plum Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes Management tips, Diabetes News, and more so be sure to check it out soon! Enjoy and Make 2019 Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Couscous-Stuffed Squash
Ingredients
2 small acorn squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 medium poblano pepper, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
1 medium plum tomato, diced
2 tablespoons pine nuts

Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; place squash, cut side down, on baking sheet. Spread pepper and onion on baking sheet. Cover with foil; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender.

2 – Bring broth and mushrooms to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in couscous, tomato, and pine nuts; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, dice roasted pepper and onion; add to couscous mixture, fluffing couscous lightly with fork.

3 – Turn squash cut side up. Fill about 3/4 cup couscous mixture into each squash half.

Tip: Acorn squash have thick, hard skins that can be difficult to cut. To make cutting easier, soften them in the microwave. Pierce the skin with a fork; microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then slice lengthwise and remove the seeds.

Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 290 calories, Carbohydrates: 57 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 187 mg, Fiber: 6 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/couscous-stuffed-squash/

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