“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Potato-Cauliflower Mash

April 6, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | 1 Comment
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This week’s Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Potato-Cauliflower Mash. Made using Water, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Cauliflower Florets, Fat-Free Evaporated Milk, Trans-Fat-Free Margarine, Salt, and Black Pepper. 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/

Potato-Cauliflower Mash
Adding cauliflower to this otherwise traditional mashed potato dish reduces the carbohydrate content — and ups the taste factor!

Ingredients
3 cups water
2 cups cubed unpeeled Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 ounces)
10 ounces frozen cauliflower florets
1/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk
2 tablespoons trans-fat-free margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

1 – Bring water to a boil in large saucepan. Add potatoes and cauliflower; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

2 – Drain vegetables; place in blender with evaporated milk, margarine, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth, scraping side frequently.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 173 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 531 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/sides/potato-cauliflower-mash/

 

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Chorizo and Potato Stew

April 4, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, 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 Chorizo and Potato Stew. Made using Pork Chorizo, Chunky Salsa, Water, Diced Tomatoes, Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cube, Diced Potatoes, Frozen Cut Green Beans, and Black Beans. The Stew is on! 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

Chorizo and Potato Stew
Serve this hearty stew on a cold, blustery day with hot corn muffins spread with honey and a cup of hot cocoa with a cinnamon stick for stirring.

Recipe Ingredients:
12 ounces pork chorizo, cooked, drained and crumbled
1 (16-ounce) jar chunky salsa
1 3/4 cups water
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cube
2 cups diced potatoes
2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

Suggested Toppings: sliced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, NESTLÉ Media Crema or sour cream (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Heat salsa, water, tomatoes and juice and bouillon in medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until gently boiling.
2 – Add potatoes. Cover; cook for 15 minutes.
3 – Add chorizo, green beans and black beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
4 – Top with desired toppings.
Makes 6 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/chorizo_and_potato_stew_recipe.html

Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Homemade Applesauce

March 19, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, 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 recipe for Homemade Applesauce. Easy to prepare and always Delicious Homemade Applesauce. Made using Apples (mixed varieties), Fresh Fruit Preserver Powder, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Water, and Cinnamon. Have some Fresh Homemade Applesauce with every 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/

Homemade Applesauce

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes.

2 pounds of apples, mixed varieties
1 teaspoon fresh fruit preserver powder or fresh lemon juice
1 cup Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup

* Peel and core apples. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine apples, fruit preserver powder (or lemon juice), Splenda, and water. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium heat. Turn down heat to simmer and cook, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and continue cooking until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5–10 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Carefully pour hot mixture into food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved. Serve the applesauce warm or cold, sprinkled with half a teaspoon cinnamon per serving.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 124 calories, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Protein: 0 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 2 mg, Fiber: 5 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/snack/homemade-applesauce/

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It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Crab Soup

February 29, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, 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 Crab Soup. How about a Hearty and Delicious Crab Soup! Made using Campbell’s Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup, Water, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Whole White Mushrooms, Lump Crabmeat, Red Bell Pepper, Pepper, and Onion Powder. 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/

Crab Soup
Using prepared cream of chicken soup and canned crab meat, this soup is easy to prepare and chock-full of seafood flavor!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes.

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s Healthy Request Cream of Chicken soup
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and peeled
2 ounces whole white mushrooms (about 2 large)
1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained
2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

* In a 2-quart saucepan, combine soup, water, and milk and stir well to combine into a smooth mixture. Place saucepan on stove over medium heat. Finely dice potatoes (should yield about 1 1/4 cups) and add to liquid. Remove stems from mushrooms and wipe away visible dirt with a small brush or paper towel. Chop mushrooms and add to saucepan, along with drained crabmeat, bell pepper, black pepper, and onion powder. Bring to a gentle boil, then cover and simmer for approximately 15 minutes until potatoes are soft, then serve.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 122 calories, Carbohydrates: 18 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 485 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/crab-soup/

 

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cleaning your Microwave………………………

Clean a microwave faster and easier by nuking 2 cups water in a microwave safe vessel for 2 minutes then wiping down the insides with a clean cloth. Add a wedge or two of lemon to the water for some real cleaning power!

Turkey Quinoa Alfredo

February 14, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s 2nd Jennie – O Recipe is a Turkey Quinoa Alfredo. This one is made using a package of JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets, Quiona, Reduced Fat Alfredo Sauce, Water, Frozen Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Garlic Cloves, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Turkey Quinoa Alfredo
Quinoa? Quin-why not! By using these magic seeds, this simple weeknight dinner recipe is savory, creamy, packed with veggies, super filling and STILL under 500 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup dry uncooked quinoa
2 cups reduced-fat Alfredo sauce, divided
1 cup water
½ (12-ounce) bag frozen broccoli, thawed
2 tablespoons minced sweet onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (17.6-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Turkey Breast Cutlets
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS
1) Heat oven to 375°F. Prepare a 2½-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
2) In large bowl, stir together quinoa, 1 cup Alfredo sauce, water, broccoli, onion and garlic. Pour half of mixture into prepared dish and spread evenly. Place turkey breast cutlets evenly on top and pour remaining quinoa mixture over turkey. Spread remaining 1 cup Alfredo sauce over turkey and sprinkle with cheese and pepper.
3) Cover with foil. Bake 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Garnish with parsley.
*Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 410
Protein 36g
Carbohydrates 31g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Fat 15g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 790mg
Saturated Fat 8g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/801-turkey-quinoa-alfredo

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – JAMAICAN SOUP

February 12, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a JAMAICAN SOUP. A Caribbean Soup loaded with plenty of flavor! You’ll be needing the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, Olive Oil, Jerk Seasoning (recipe included), Buffalo Bone Broth, Water, Yams, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Black Beans, and Cilantro. Also included is a recipe for the Jerk Seasoning. You can find this recipe or purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast along with all the Wild Idea Products. I just placed a large order over the weekend! Well Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

JAMAICAN SOUP
Take the chill off with a taste of the Caribbean. Loaded with flavor, vegetables and goodness. This is one for the recipe file!

Ingredients:

1 – 3 lb. Wild Idea Buffalo Chuck Roast, remove netting, rinse and pat dry

2 – tablespoons olive oil

4 – tablespoons jerk seasoning

4 – cups buffalo bone broth or organic chicken broth

2 – cups water

4 – cups yams, chopped

3 – cups carrots, chopped

2 – cups celery, chopped

2 – cups onion, chopped

1 – can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 – head cilantro, chopped

Preparation:

1 – Preheat oven to 500°. While oven is heating roll the roast in two tablespoons of the oil and rub with 2 tablespoons of jerk seasoning in a heavy pot.
2 – Place the pot in the preheated oven and roast uncovered for 15 minutes.
Add two cups of broth and one cup of water to the pot and continue to cook for 10 additional minutes.
3 – Reduce the oven temperature to 350°, cover the pot and continue to roast for 2½ hours.
4 – Toss the chopped vegetables (except the cilantro) with the remaining two tablespoons of jerk seasonings. Cover and set aside.
5 – Remove the pot from the oven and turn the roast over in the juices. Cover and allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
6 – Remove the roast from the juices and place on a cutting board. Place the pot with the juices on the stovetop over medium high heat and add the prepped vegetables.
7 – Chop or pull the meat apart and add back to the pot.
8 – Once the soup reaches a full boil, reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender. About 20 minutes.
9 – Add the black beans and the cilantro and stir to incorporate.
10 – Taste and season to your liking. (I added another teaspoon of salt.)
11 – Serve and accompany with crusty bread.

Jerk Seasoning

A wonderful aromatic blend of spices with a little kick!
Ingredients:

1 – tablespoon onion powder

1 – tablespoon garlic powder

1 – tablespoon brown sugar

2 – teaspoon red pepper flake

2 – teaspoons salt

1 – teaspoon black pepper

1 – teaspoon allspice

1 – teaspoon cumin

1 – teaspoon thyme

1 – teaspoon paprika

1 – teaspoon crushed fennel

½ – teaspoon cinnamon

½ – teaspoon ginger

* Sift spices together and store until needed.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/jamaican-soup

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

December 21, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday, soup, Soups | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Quick Chicken Noodle Soup. Not a lot can beat a hot bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup, also a great cure for a cold! Made using Less Sodium and Fat-Free Chicken Broth , Water, Salt Free Herb Seasoning, Onions, Cholesterol-Free Egg Noodles, 96% Fat-Free Chunk Chicken in Water, 1 – Can No-Salt-Added Mixed Vegetables, and Pepper. The Dish is only 89 calories and 8 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more so check it out today. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing soothes quite like chicken noodle soup. Whether you’re fighting a cold or flu or are just looking for a portable lunch, this recipe is sure to hit the spot! And with only 25 minutes of preparation time and 10 grams of carbohydrate per serving, it won’t have a big impact on your schedule or your diabetes control.

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.

Ingredients
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) 50% less sodium, fat-free chicken broth
3 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free herb seasoning (such as Spice Islands Salt-Free Original Seasoning or Mrs. Dash)
2 teaspoons instant minced onions
2 cups uncooked, cholesterol-free egg noodles
1 can (10 ounces) 96% fat-free chunk chicken in water
1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added mixed vegetables, drained
Black pepper to taste

Directions
Place broth, water, salt-free seasoning, and instant minced onions in a 2-quart pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add noodles; cook until tender (approximately 6–8 minutes). Drain and flake chicken; stir into soup along with vegetables. Season with black pepper to taste. Heat through.

Yield: 9 1/2 cups.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 89 calories, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 284 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/quick-chicken-noodle-soup/

 

 


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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Lots of water……………

When preparing Pasta -Pasta releases a lot of starch when cooking, so it’s important to use a large pot of water. If you were to cook pasta in a small pot of water, the starches would make the water thick and your pasta slimy. To prevent this, just use four quarts of water (aka a gallon) for every pound of pasta you use.

Earth Day 4/22/19

April 22, 2019 at 2:22 PM | Posted in Earth Day | Leave a comment
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THE HISTORY OF EARTH DAY
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

Setting the stage for the first earth day
The height of counterculture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” War raged in Vietnam and students nationwide overwhelmingly opposed it.

At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.

Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries, and beginning to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health.

Earth Day 1970 gave voice to that emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns on the front page………

 

 

Building the world’s largest environmental movement

Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in nearly 192 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in more than 190 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.

A VISION FOR CHANGE
As the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, the time is long overdue for a global outpouring of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new environmental paradigm. Earth Day 2020 can be the catalyst that galvanizes an unparalleled global collaboration………..
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