Stir-Fried Green Beans SUNDAY

July 5, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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For today’s 2nd Side Dish I have Stir-Fried Green Beans. These are made using Green Beans, Garlic, Fresh Ginger, Scallions, Dry Sherry, Splenda, Soy Sauce, Water, and Vegetable Oil. The Dish is only 100 calories and 8 net carbs per serving! 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

Stir-Fried Green Beans
Garden-fresh green beans are quickly stir-fried with a sweet ginger sauce until tender-crisp in this Asian-inspired recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:
Stir-Fry Sauce:
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 scallions (white and green parts) minced
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granular
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil

Stir-Fry:
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed, and rinsed
2 tablespoons water

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Stir-Fry Sauce: Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
2 – For Stir-Fry: In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil and stir-fry the green beans until they are barely crisp-tender, approximately 2 minutes.
3 – Add the water and continue stir-frying for another two minutes, until the beans are crisp-tender and water has evaporated.
4 – Add the sauce and continue stir-frying for five or six more minutes, until the beans are tender but not over cooked. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 (1 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe; 1 cup): Calories 100, Carbohydrates 11 g, Protein 2 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 480 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/stir-fried_green_beans_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Basil-Tomato Bisque

June 20, 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 Basil-Tomato Bisque. A thick and delicious Basil-Tomato Bisque! This is made using Low Fat Buttermilk, Water, Coarse Ground Black Pepper, Dried Basil, and Diced Tomatoes. You can find this recipe at 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/

Basil-Tomato Bisque
Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15–20 minutes.

2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) 98% fat-free, reduced-sodium, condensed tomato soup, undiluted (such as Campbell’s Healthy Request)
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained

Directions
Yield: 7 cups
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – In a 3-quart pan over medium heat, whisk together soup concentrate, buttermilk, water, pepper, and basil until smooth. Stir in tomatoes. Cook, stirring periodically, for 15–20 minutes, or until heated through. Serve right away (bisque may curdle with extended heating).

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 110 calories, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 560 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/basil-tomato-bisque/

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BISON CURRY

June 17, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a Bison Curry. To make this delicious dish you’ll be needing Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Red Curry Paste, Water, Onion, Mini Red Peppers, Fish Sauce, Coconut Milk, Cilantro, Lemongrass Paste, Peanuts, Basil, and Jasmine Rice. One special Curry! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

BISON CURRY
The flavors in curry can take you to faraway places right in your own kitchen. This super easy recipe will have you on a culinary journey in a snap! Approved by Dan & Jill. 😉

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo Meat
2 – tablespoons olive oil
3 – tablespoons red curry paste
3 – tablespoons water
1 – onion, chopped
5 – mini red peppers, sliced
2 – tablespoons fish sauce
1 – can coconut milk
½ – cup cilantro, chopped
2 – slices fresh ginger (or a pinch of ginger)
2 – teaspoons lemongrass paste
Chopped peanuts
Cilantro and/or fresh basil, chopped
Jasmine or Basmati rice

Preparation:

1 – In a heavy skillet or wok, over medium high heat add oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat. Push around the pan occasionally to brown.
2 – Halfway through browning the meat, mix the curry paste with the water and drizzle over the meat.
3 – Add the chopped onion and stir to incorporate and continue to cook until the meat is nicely browned and onions are al dente.
4 – Add the sliced red peppers and stir to incorporate.
5 – Deglaze with the fish sauce, then add the coconut milk, lemongrass paste and ginger.
6 – Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until desired consistency is achieved. If curry gets too thick, add a little water.
7 – To serve, place a scoop of rice in the center of a bowl and add the curry. Garnish with chopped peanuts, cilantro and/or basil leaves.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/bison-curry

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Keep the water handy………………….

It’s grilling season so have a spray bottle full of water nearby your grill in case of flare-ups.

Chilled Fresh Tomato Basil Soup TUESDAY

June 9, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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Here’s a recipe for a Chilled Fresh Tomato Basil Soup. To make this refreshing Soup you’ll need Tomatoes, Green Bell Peppers, Cucumber, Fresh Basil, Peperoncinis, Water, Red Wine Vinegar, Salt, Parsley, and Extra Light Olive Oil. It’s only 95 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 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chilled Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
Pay a visit to your local farmers’ market to snatch up fresh, in-season ingredients for this cool and refreshing summer soup! Once you’re ready, just combine and chill for peak flavors.

Ingredients
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup finely chopped peperoncinis
1 cup water
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and chill 30 minutes for peak flavors.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 95 calories, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 464 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/chilled-fresh-tomato-basil-soup/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 8, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Plenty of water………………………….

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.

Irresistible Lemon Chiffon Pie

April 23, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert | 1 Comment
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I have another Dessert recipe to pass along to you, Irresistible Lemon Chiffon Pie. This one is made using Evaporated Milk, Water, Lemon Juice, Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener, Grated Lemon Rind, Lemon Extract, and Graham Cracker Crust. 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

Irresistible Lemon Chiffon Pie
A quick and easy lemon pie bursting with lemon flavor. The perfect ending to a meal.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup evaporated milk
1 (0.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust

Cooking Directions:
1 – Pour evaporated milk in a mixing bowl; place in freezer until ice crystals form (about 30 minutes).
2 – Sprinkle gelatin over water and lemon juice in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Stir in Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until gelatin dissolves. Stir in lemon rind and lemon extract.
3 – Beat evaporated milk at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form (about 5 minutes). Gradually add gelatin mixture, beating at high speed until mixture is combined. Do not over beat.
4 – Pour mixture into crust; cover and chill 1 hour or until set.
Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 160 | Calories from Fat 70 | Fat 7g (sat 1.5g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 170mg | Carbohydrates 22g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 13g | Protein 2g.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/irresistible_lemon_chiffon_pie_recipe.html

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – EGGS BENEDICT WITH BUFFALO BRESAOLA

April 15, 2020 at 6:00 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 EGGS BENEDICT WITH BUFFALO BRESAOLA. I’ve got a good one for your Breakfast or a Brunch, EGGS BENEDICT WITH BUFFALO BRESAOLA. Made using Wild Idea Buffalo Bresaola, English Muffins, Butter, Eggs, Olive Oil, Water, Salt, Pepper, and Hollandaise Sauce. Also included is a recipe for the Hollandaise Sauce. Another winning recipe from Wild Idea Buffalo! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Bresaola along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

EGGS BENEDICT WITH BUFFALO BRESAOLA
The subtle tang of our cured meat pairs very well with farm fresh eggs and the buttery, lemony Hollandaise sauce! You’re going to love this rendition!

Ingredients:
1 – 8 ounce pkg. Wild Idea Buffalo Bresaola
2 to 4 – English Muffins, split
butter
4 to 8 – farm fresh or organic eggs
2 – teaspoons olive oil
1 – quart boiling water
salt & pepper
Hollandaise Sauce – recipe below

Preparation:
1) Allow the Buffalo Bresaola to rest at room temperature for an hour or two. This will make separating the slices easier. Separate into 4 to 8 piles of meat.
2) In a medium size non stick pan or on griddle, over low heat, heat the piles of Bresaola. About one minute each side. Remove from heat.
3) Toast English muffins in toaster or on griddle until slightly golden. Spread hot muffins with desired amount of butter.
4) To poach multiple eggs, pre-crack eggs into individual ramekins.
5) Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat, and add oil spreading it around. Add eggs one at a time quickly, this helps them set individually. *This method is in-between poached and basted eggs, but it works great!
6) Immediately add the boiling water and cover. Reduce heat to low, and check after one minute. Cover and cook for another minute. Eggs are done when the top of the egg white is sealed and white in color. Continue if needed or until desired doneness is established. Remove poached eggs from pan with a slotted spoon.
7) Place buttered muffins on plates, top with warmed Bresaola, and poached eggs. Season the eggs with a little salt and pepper, and drizzle hollandaise over the eggs as desired. Sprinkle with a pinch of cayenne or paprika.

Hollandaise Sauce
*I like my hollandaise a little on the lemony side. If you prefer less, substitute a little water for thinning if needed. If needing to reheat, place sauce in a container and place in a pan of boiling water. Stir to avoid over cooking.

Ingredients:
3 – egg yolks
3 – tablespoons lemon juice
1 – teaspoon black pepper
¼ – teaspoon cayenne pepper, more if desired
1 – stick salted organic butter, melted and still hot

Preparation:
1) Place egg yolks, one tablespoons lemon juice, pepper, and cayenne in a blender and blend until slightly thick.
2) Add melted hot butter through top while blender is still running. Blend to incorporate. Stop until ready to serve.
3) When ready to serve, flash blend again, adding the last tablespoon of lemon juice. Season to taste.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93318401-eggs-benedict-with-bison-bresaola

“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

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