Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese

July 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Canola Oil, White Wine Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Salt, Black Pepper, Mixed Spring Greens, Blueberries, Reduced-Fat Crumbled Feta Cheese and Chopped Walnuts. The Recipe has 145 calories and 5 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 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spring Greens With Blueberries, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese
Blueberries are a superfood! Get the antioxidant boost of these juicy fruits in this quick and easy salad. It takes just nine ingredients and a few simple steps to throw together.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 cups mixed spring greens (5 ounces)
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted*

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/4 cups

1. Whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, if desired, and pepper in large bowl.

2. Add greens and blueberries; toss gently to coat. Top with cheese and walnuts. Serve immediately.

*To toast nuts, place in nonstick skillet. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until nuts begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove immediately to plate to cool.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 146 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 300 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 8, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Leftover Walnuts………..

Grind leftover walnuts and coat a cake pan with them instead of flour.

Turkey Strawberry Salad

June 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Turkey Strawberry Salad. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Strawberries, Honey, Balsamic Vinegar, Coarsely Cracked Pepper, Olive Oil, Mixed Greens, and Toasted Walnut Pieces. Another good one from Jennie – O – Turkey. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Strawberry Salad
Fresh berries and lean protein make this flavorful Turkey Strawberry Salad the ultimate summer recipe. Perfect for a picnic, brunch or weeknight dinner and ready in under 30 minutes!

Total Time – 30 Minutes
Serving Size – 4 Servings

INGREDIENTS
2 cups fresh strawberries, divided
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
¼ teaspoon coarsely cracked pepper
¼ cup olive oil
1 (10-ounce) package fresh mixed greens or baby spinach
8 ounces JENNIE-O® Turkey Breast Roast, sliced
½ cup walnuts pieces, toasted

DIRECTIONS
1) Place 1 cup strawberries in blender. Cut remaining strawberries in half and reserve to garnish salad.

2) Add honey, balsamic vinegar and coarsely cracked pepper to strawberries in blender; blend until smooth. Slowly drizzle in oil and blend to emulsify.

3) In large bowl, toss mixed greens with desired amount of strawberry dressing and divide among 4 serving plates.

4) Top with turkey and remaining strawberries and sprinkle with toasted walnuts.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 310
Protein 22g
Carbohydrates 18g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 12g
Fat 19g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 850mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/turkey-strawberry-salad/

Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

March 26, 2021 at 7:11 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Very windy and 59 degrees out today, felt cooler with wind blowing out all day. We didn’t get any damage in our area but tree limbs down from the storm that moved through last night. Some areas had flooding and heavy wind damage, we were lucky! I got the cart, rake and leaf blower out of the shed and cleaned up around the yard, limbs and garbage. Then I went over and gave a couple of neighbors a hand. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus. Love this trio of food together but haven’t had it in a while.

 

Walleye tonight! I bought the Walleye, Butternut Squash, and Asparagus all from Meijer. To prepare the Walleye I first rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. Next I cut the Fillet in half. Then to prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

Then for another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle it with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place the pan in the oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Diet Raspberry Tea Snapple to drink.

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

November 16, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Posted in fish, salmon, Uncle Ben's Rice | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns and heated up some Kroger Diced Ham. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bowl and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I heated up the Ham and put it over top the Hash Browns. One of my favorite Breakfast Dishes. Sunny and 53 degrees, very windy out. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Got the cart out of the shed after Lunch. We had some very strong winds yesterday and had leaves, tree branches, and blown trash all the yard. Everyone’s yard was a mess. So clean up took most of the afternoon. For Dinner tonight its a Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.

 

I purchased the fresh Atlantic Salmon from the Kroger Seafood Department. I had it in the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I’m going to prepare it using the Walnut Crusted Baked Salmon recipe. I haven’t had Salmon or used this recipe in a while. To make I’ll need; Salmon Fillets (4 ounces each), 4 teaspoons Dijon Mustard, 4 teaspoons Honey, 2 slices Whole Grain Bread (torn into pieces), 3 tablespoons finely chopped Walnuts, 2 teaspoons Extra Light Olive Oil, and 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme. To prepare it; Start by preheating the oven to 400°. Place the Salmon on a baking sheet coated with Pam cooking spray. Mix the Mustard and Honey; brush over the Salmon. Next I placed the Bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in Walnuts, Olive Oil and Thyme; press it onto the Salmon Fillet.

 

Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. The Salmon came out perfect, moist and delicious. The Walnut Crust is perfect for the Salmon. The Walnuts, Honey, Dijon Mustard, Thyme, and fresh Bread Crumbs all combine perfectly. Love this recipe.

 

I also prepared a packet of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Long Grain and Wild. It comes in a microwavable bag. I microwaved it for 90 seconds and done! I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, all though I love using them all. An easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. I love Rice and it pairs with Fish perfect. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels and a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walnut-Crusted Salmon
Ingredients:

4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
4 teaspoons honey
2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into pieces
3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Mix mustard and honey; brush over salmon. Place bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in walnuts, oil and thyme; press onto salmon.
Bake 12-15 minutes or topping is lightly browned and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1 fillet equals 295 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 243 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

 

 

UNCLE BEN’S® WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown and Wild Rice
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Nutritional claims & product benefits
* Meets the Full Daily Requirement of Whole Grains‡
* Cholesterol Free
* 0g Trans Fat
* No Saturated Fat
* 100% Whole Grain
* Good Source of Fiber

Cooking instructions
1 – Squeeze WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild Rice pouch to separate rice.
2 – Tear 2 inches to vent.
3 – Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
4 – Serve immediately.

Cooking time for 2 pouches = 2½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the skillet
1 – Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
2 – Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
3 – Serve immediately.
https://www.unclebens.com/rice-products/ready-rice/ready-whole-grain-medley-brown-wild

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – CLASSIC CARROT CAKE

November 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a CLASSIC CARROT CAKE. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Egg Beaters, Egg Whites, Granulated Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Honey, Applesauce, Shredded Carrots, Walnuts and more! So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

CLASSIC CARROT CAKE
A great classic dessert and it has less carbs.

Ingredients

7/8 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup eggbeaters
3/8 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
3 tablespoons reduced fat margarine
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 1/4 cups finely shredded carrot
1/3 cup walnuts
butter flavored cooking spray

Directions

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.
2 – In small bowl whisk together egg whites and eggbeaters. Set aside.
3 – In large bowl beat Splenda Granulated Sweetener, margarine, honey, vanilla, applesauce, and canola oil. Mix in egg mixture, stir until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture, then carrots and walnuts.
4 – Pour into greased 8 cup loaf pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool, ice if desired.

NOTES:
A great classic dessert and it has less carbs.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 10 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 190
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Sodium: 270 milligrams
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 26 grams
Sugars: 16 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/classic-carrot-cake

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Tangy Pear Salad

September 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday, salad | 2 Comments
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Tangy Pear Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Green Lettuce, Pear, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Rice Vinegar. The Salad is 122 calories and 12 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/

Tangy Pear Salad
Chopped walnuts provide a delightful crunch for this light, low-carb pear salad while a drizzle of seasoned rice vinegar adds a bit of kick.

Ingredients
Preparation time: 20 minutes

1 head red or green leaf lettuce, deveined (optional) and torn into bite-size pieces (about 10 cups of lettuce)
1 fresh pear, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
5 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (such as Nakano)

Directions
Yield: about 11 cups
Serving size: 2 cups

1 – Combine lettuce, pears, blue cheese, and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with rice vinegar and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 282 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/tangy-pear-salad/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Sour Cream Coffee Cake

September 3, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Sour Cream Coffee Cake. This Light and Delicious Dessert is made using Margarine, Unsweetened Applesauce, Sugar, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Egg Substitute, Fat Free Sour Cream, Vanilla, Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Ground Cinnamon, and Walnuts. 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/

Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 50–60 minutes.

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup margarine labeled no trans or saturated fat
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, granular
3 eggs or 3/4 cup egg substitute
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sifted whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions
Yield: 20 servings
Serving size: 1/20th of the recipe (about 2 ounces)

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a large tube pan or a 10” x 10” square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and lightly coat with flour. Blend the margarine, applesauce, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup Splenda together. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla, beating until well combined. Add the all-purpose and whole wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, mixing until incorporated. In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup Splenda, cinnamon, and nuts; set aside. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle three-quarters of the sugar–nut mixture over the batter. Top with the remaining batter and sprinkle with the rest of the sugar–nut mixture. Bake for 50–60 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean. Let the coffee cake cool for 10 minutes. If you baked the cake in a tube pan, invert and remove from the pan.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 180 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 200 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/sour-cream-coffee-cake/

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Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

August 29, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in fish | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 95 degrees and mostly sunny , had a passing shower in late afternoon. I had to be at Kroger between 10 – 11 to pick up a grocery order. I’m going to start grocery pick up again. Our area has the biggest increase for the virus in the County. I sure hope and pray this passes soon. I’m still not sure what to believe about it, real or political. Anyway did a little yard work and got the cart out of the shed and cleaned it up. For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Walleye Fillet w/ Roasted Butternut Squash and Roasted Asparagus.

 

I’m having Fish again, Walleye tonight. I bought the Walleye from Meijer. To prepare it I first rinsed the fillet in cold water and patted it dry with a paper towel. Next I cut the Fillet in half. Then to prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Pepper Medley. Put the fillets in a Hefty Plastic Bag and added some Progresso Italian Style Bread Crumbs, sealed the bag and shook till the fillet was well coated. I then fried them in Extra Light Olive Oil on medium heat, about 4 minutes per side till golden brown! I love Walleye, as I do most Fish. Walleye is so meaty and has such a fresh flavor!

 

Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 2 small packages of Diced Butternut Squash at Meijer. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash.

 

 

Then for another side dish I prepared Roasted Asparagus for one side. To prepare the Asparagus I just needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cloves Roasted Asparagus Garlic (minced), Sea Salt, Freshly grated Black Pepper, Lemon Juice, and Shredded Parmesan Cheese. Rinse clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a baking dish or a foil-covered roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the spears, roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered with a thin layer of olive oil. (Alternatively you can put the asparagus and oil in a plastic bag, and rub the bag so that the oil gets evenly distributed.) Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub over the asparagus so that they are evenly seasoned. Place pan in oven and cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, depending on how thick your asparagus spears are, until tender when pierced with a fork. Drizzle with a little fresh lemon juice and shredded Parm Cheese before serving. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s Pretzels with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 


Walleye Nutrition Facts

1 – 6 ounce serving
Calories 148 Calories from fat 17
% Daily Value 1
Total Fat 1.9g 3%
Sat. Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 137 mg 46%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbs. 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 30.4g
Calcium 174.9 mg

One of America’s Favorites – Waldorf Salad

August 17, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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A modern Waldorf salad with green grapes and whole walnuts, served in a glass bowl

A Waldorf salad is a fruit and nut salad generally made of fresh celery, apples, walnuts, and grapes, dressed in mayonnaise, and traditionally served on a bed of lettuce as an appetizer or a light meal. The apples, celery, and grapes can all be green, which harmonizes the color palette of the dish.

 

Waldorf salad is named for the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, where it was first created for a charity ball given in honor of the St. Mary’s Hospital for Children on March 14, 1896. The Waldorf-Astoria’s maître d’hôtel, Oscar Tschirky, developed or inspired many of the hotel’s signature dishes and is widely credited with creating the salad recipe. In 1896, the salad appeared in The Cook Book by “Oscar of the Waldorf”.

The original recipe was just apples, celery, and mayonnaise. It did not contain nuts, but they had been added by the time the recipe appeared in The Rector Cook Book in 1928.

 

Other ingredients such as chicken, turkey, and dried fruit (e.g. dates or raisins) are sometimes added. Updated versions of the salad sometimes change the dressing to a seasoned mayonnaise (see also: dressings based on mayonnaise) or a yogurt dressing. Modern Waldorf salad may also include the zest of oranges and/or lemons.

A variation known as an “emerald salad” replaces the celery with cauliflower.

 

 

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