“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/

“Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week – Chile Relleños Casserole

September 16, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday Recipe of the Week is – Chile Relleños Casserole. Made using Cans of Whole Green Chiles, Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Eggs, 2% Milk, Flour, Enchilada Sauce, and Seasoning. Mexican Dish gone meatless! The Recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you can find recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Chile Relleños Casserole
Chile Relleños CasseroleThis easy casserole boasts the same great taste found in Mexican restaurant chile relleños, it is surprisingly good! Your family will ask you to make it again—count on it.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 (7-ounce) cans whole green chiles, split and seeded
4 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese – divided use
4 large eggs
2 cups 2% milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (20-ounce) can enchilada sauce

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
2 – Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan and line the chiles on the bottom of pan. Sprinkle 3 1/2 cups cheese evenly over chiles. Set aside.
3 – In a medium mixing bowl, beat with electric mixer the eggs, milk, flour, salt and pepper. Pour over chile/cheese mixture.
4 – Bake for 45 minutes; remove from oven and pour enchilada sauce over top and bake for additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese over top and return to oven until cheese melts, about 1 minute or less.
5 – Allow casserole to set at least 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings.

Variation Tip: This casserole is easy to change up with the addition of cooked crumbles of ground beef, pork, or turkey. Reduce green chiles to 1 (7-ounce) can and sprinkle about 1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked meat over the layer of chiles and proceed as directed.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 349.0 calories; 62% calories from fat; 24.1g total fat; 167.2mg cholesterol; 1299.1mg sodium; 236.5mg potassium; 11.3g carbohydrates; 1.4g fiber; 4.3g sugar; 9.9g net carbs; 21.6g protein.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/chili-rellenos-casserole-recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Four Cheese Vegetable Lasagna

September 9, 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 – Four Cheese Vegetable Lasagna. 4 Cheese Vegetable Lasagna in a Creamy Parmesan Bechamel Sauce. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all! So be sure to check it out soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Four Cheese Vegetable Lasagna
A cheese and vegetable-rich lasagna in a creamy Parmesan bechamel sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
Vegetable cooking spray
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots
1 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups low-fat milk
1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
12 cooked lasagna noodles (cooked without salt or fat)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 – Lightly coat the bottom of a Dutch oven with oil and place over medium heat until hot. Add the broccoli, carrots, onions, bell pepper and garlic; sauté 7 minutes. Set aside.
3 – Melt butter in a medium saucepan, stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add the milk, stirring with until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Remove from the heat; stir in the spinach. Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture, and set aside.
4 – Combine the ricotta, mozzarella and Swiss cheeses; stir well. Spread 1/2 cup of the spinach mixture in the bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 lasagna noodles over the spinach mixture; top with half of the cheese mixture, half of the vegetable mixture, and half of the spinach mixture. Repeat the layers, ending with the noodles. Spread the reserved 1/2 cup of spinach mixture over the noodles, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake for 35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 9 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/four_cheese_vegetable_lasagna_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS

August 26, 2019 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 a LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS. Made using; Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Baby Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Be sure to check it out for any meal recipes or ideas. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

LEMONY ANGEL HAIR TOSS
Ingredients

1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed baby arugula
2 cups halved cherry and/or grape tomatoes, assorted colors if possible
1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
Salt and pepper (optional)

Directions

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse in cold water or in ice water until completely cooled and drain well.
2 – Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Toss with pasta.
3 – Add arugula, tomatoes and cheese to pasta. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with pine nuts and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Yield: Makes 8 servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 262
Calories from fat: 37
Fat: 11 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sodium: 143 milligrams
Cholesterol: 2 milligrams
Protein: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 0 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/lemony-angel-hair-toss

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Sweet and Sour Stir Fry

August 19, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Sweet and Sour Stir Fry. This can be served over Rice or Noodles. To make this dish you’ll need; sliced Carrots, Chinese Pea Pods, Green Pepper, Tomato, Sliced Water Chestnuts, Cucumber, Wish-Bone Sweet ‘n Spicy French or Russian Dressing, Brown Sugar, Soy Sauce, and Sesame Seed for garnish (optional). You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of Recipes to please everyone! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sweet and Sour Stir Fry
This sweet and sour vegetable stir-fry is wonderful served over rice or noodles.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup thinly sliced carrots
1 cup Chinese pea pods
1 small green pepper, cut into chunks
1 tomato, cut into wedges
1 cup sliced water chestnuts
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
3/4 cup Wish-Bone Sweet ‘n Spicy French or Russian Dressing
2 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Sesame seed for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – In medium skillet, heat oil and cook carrots, pea pods and green pepper until tender, about 5 minutes.
2 – Add tomato, water chestnuts, cucumber and sweet ‘n spicy French dressing blended with brown sugar and soy sauce. Simmer 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
3 – Top, if desired, with sesame seed.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/sweet_%26_sour_stir_fry_recipe.html

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