Sunday, May 27, 2018

Soup Special of the Day..........Easy Corn Chowder

This week's Soup Special of the Day is Easy Corn Chowder. Bacon, Cream Style Corn, Milk, Diced Hash Brown Potatoes, and Green Onions make up this delicious Chowder! It's from one of my favorite Recipe Sites, CooksRecipes. The Cooks website has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!  https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Easy Corn Chowder
Cream-style corn and frozen diced hash browns put the 'easy' in this hearty corn chowder.

Recipe Ingredients:
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
2 (17-ounce) cans cream-style corn
4 cups milk
3 cups frozen diced hash brown potatoes
3 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:
1 - Combine first 5 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan.
2 - Simmer over medium heat until soup is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
3 - Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Makes 4 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/soup/easy-corn-chowder-recipe.html

Healthy Onion Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Onion Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Onion Recipes like; Chicken and Sweet Potato Grill Packets with Peppers and Onions, Jambalaya Sausage Kebabs, and Slow-Cooker Beef Stew. Find these recipes and much more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!  http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Onion Recipes
Find healthy, delicious onion recipes including baked onion, onion rings and red onion recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.


Chicken and Sweet Potato Grill Packets with Peppers and Onions
Cook your whole meal in a packet on the grill with this easy veggie-loaded recipe. The Mexican-inspired seasoning makes the chicken and veggies taste great served with warm tortillas and your favorite taco toppings for a healthy dinner..............


Jambalaya Sausage Kebabs
The classic flavors of jambalaya come together in these easy-peasy smoked sausage kebabs. Celery is one of the classic flavors in traditional jambalaya, so we included a pinch of celery seed in the marinade..............


Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Load the crock pot and go with this stew recipe that's prepped in the morning and simmers all day so you'll come home to a Sunday-worthy dinner (and your house smelling downright heavenly). Tender beef, melt-in-your-mouth potatoes and carrots in a rich broth—this could be the best and easiest beef stew you've ever made.............



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Onion Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19309/ingredients/vegetables/onions/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Save the Sauce..........


Thank you to Kelli for passing this Hint along.................

For an easy weeknight meal, save and freeze leftover sauces from previous meals in ice cube trays. The cubes can be reheated in a sauté pan when you need a quick sauce.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus

Dinner Tonight: Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus




For Breakfast I just had a a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Well my computer was going on and off on me but I replaced the modem and it seems to have fixed the problem. But one solved and
another problem starts. We have been without water since around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. That finally came back on at Noon today. So later in the day I went with Mom and we put flowers on some of the family graves. We got back home just before a Thunderstorm moved in for the late afternoon. Lot of wind and rain with it. Hopefully everything is back to normal! For Dinner tonight I prepared Fried Chicken Breasts w/ Black Beans with Rice and Roasted Asparagus.





For my Chicken, I picked up a package of Simple Truth Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts. To prepare them I'll be needing Flour, Paprika, Ground Cumin, Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend, Salt, and Pepper.











To prepare it I’m using a large skillet to fry the Chicken. I first sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to it, preheated on medium heat. As the skillet
was heating I grabbed a pie pan and added a couple of tablespoons of Flour to it. Then I seasoned the Flour with the Paprika, Ground Cumin, and Litehouse Poultry Herb Blend. Took a fork and blended everything together. I then took the Chicken Breasts and rolled them in the Flour Mix, making sure both sides were fully Floured. Next I seasoned them with the Salt and Pepper. With the skillet heated, I added the Chicken to the skillet. I fried the Chicken until it was golden brown on one side and flipped it over and fried the other side the same way. Checked it with a meat thermometer and it was 165 degrees, perfect. The Chicken came out moist and tender with a nice crust. I served it with a side of Hidden Valley Ranch Buffalo Dressing.


For the Black Beans and Rice I used a new one, Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Black Beans and Rice. I've used several of the Lundberg Products and love them all! So to prepare these: In a medium
saucepan combine 2 cups of water, rice, beans and seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Stir well and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 28 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve. Another excellent Grain Side Dish from Lundberg! Rice excellent as always and the Black Beans were perfect with the Rice. Good side dish for Pork, Beef, and Buffalo as well.






 For a second 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. I had also baked a loaf of RiverRoad Bake House Multi Grain Oval Loaf Bread. This has became the family’s favorite Baked Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Tostitos Multi Grain Scoops with Newman's Own Black Bean and Corn Salsa. I love this Salsa and its been a while since I've I had some. I also had a Diet Green Tea Snapple to drink.





Lundberg Organic Whole Grain Black Beans and Rice

DESCRIPTION
Enjoy this popular combination inspired by the Cuban version of rice and beans. Made with whole
grain organic brown rice and high-fiber black beans, it’s a deliciously smart way to serve up a healthful side dish. You’ll love the spicy blend and the amazing flavor.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Stove Top:

1 - In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups of water, rice, beans & seasoning packet, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil (optional). Stir well and bring to a boil.
2 - Cover and reduce heat to low. Do not lift lid while cooking. Simmer for 28 minutes.
3 - Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.
4 - Soak up the compliments.

INGREDIENTS
Organic Parboiled Brown Rice, Organic Dehydrated Black Beans, Organic Spices (Paprika, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Cumin, Celery Seed, Cayenne), Sea Salt, Organic Dehydrated Vegetables (Tomato, Red Bell Pepper), Organic Dehydrated Onion, Organic Dehydrated Garlic, Organic Sugar, Organic Rice Concentrate.

NUTRITION FACTS
SIZE 6oz
Serving Size: 2oz. (56g - about 1/4 cup rice and 1 1/3 tbsp. seasoning mix) (1 cup prepared)

Servings Per Container: about 3

AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 210Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 480mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g  20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
http://www.lundberg.com/product/organic-whole-grain-rice-black-beans/

Meanwhile back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch...Bison Chili and Stew (Sampler Pack #6)

This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/) its a Bison Chili and Stew (Sampler Pack #6). With this Sample Pack you'll get both the great-tasting Gourmet Bison Chili and Stew Samplers. They come frozen so all you do is heat them up when you're ready! This is just one of the Heat n' Eat items you can find at the SayersBrook site. You can choose from items like; Bison, Elk, Wild Boar, Rabbit, Ostrich, and more! So check it out now and fire up that grill! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!  http://www.sayersbrook.com/


Bison Chili and Stew (Sampler Pack #6)
Great-Tasting gourmet bison chili and stew samplers. They're great tender chunks of bison meat make our  stews and chili wholesome, hearty and delicious.
Keep them handy in your freezer. Pop them in the oven for a healthy dinner.
They make great gifts. Just make your order online. Shipped to your door, throughout the USA.
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Healthy Latin American Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Latin American Recipes. You'll find Delicious and Healthy Latin American Recipes like; Chicken Empanadas, Sautéed Shrimp with Mango Salsa and Coconut Cauliflower Rice, and Caldo Tlalpeño (Mexican Chicken Soup). Find these recipes and much more all athe EatingWell website. While these subscribe to one of my favorite Cooking and Recipe Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!  http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Latin American Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Latin American recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.


Chicken Empanadas
Empanadas usually are served hot and blistered from the deep fryer, but home cooks will be glad that these baked healthier handpies offer similar pleasures without a trip into a vat of bubbling oil. The simple dough, similar to pie crust, comes together in a jiffy in the food processor. For a fun tweak, make the recipe into mini empanadas with 3-inch, rather than 6-inch, rounds of dough............


Sautéed Shrimp with Mango Salsa and Coconut Cauliflower Rice
Shrimp and rice get a tropical makeover in this healthy 400-calorie dinner. Instead of rice, we've combined riced cauliflower and coconut milk for light coconut rice topped with spicy shrimp and a juicy mango-avocado salsa to cool it all down. Squeeze on some fresh lime juice before digging in to take this easy meal to the next level..........


Caldo Tlalpeño (Mexican Chicken Soup)
Chipotle-laced broth and thick chunks of corn on the cob are featured in this healthy, smoky chicken soup recipe. The secret to the great flavor is cooking the vegetables in the broth that's made from cooking the chicken. Serve the soup with warm corn tortillas.......



* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Latin American Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22826/cuisines-regions/latin-american/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Hot water........


If you need to add more water to vegetables as they are cooking, make sure the added water is as hot as possible. Adding cold water to already cooking vegetables may affect their cell walls and cause them to toughen.