Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's Nuts I tell you........Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}

This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its a Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}, and it sounds delicious! 3 of the ingredients can be purchased here on the Nuts site; ORGANIC COCONUT FLOUR (GLUTEN-FREE), ORGANIC COCONUT OIL (RAW), and ORGANIC CACAO POWDER. At the Nuts site you can find large selections of GIFTS, NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and more! Most items can be purchased in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there's Everyday Free Shipping, see for details! So be sure to check out the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) for all your healthy eating items and ideas. Now on to the Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!



Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free}
Ingredients

1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut flour
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs, room temperature
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp cacao powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions

1 - In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, coconut oil and sugar until combined. Add the coconut flour, baking powder, cacao powder and vanilla extract and mix together.
2 - Divide the mixture between two microwavable mugs. Microwave for 3-5 minutes depending on the power of your microwave.
3 - Serve immediately.
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Healthy 30-Minute Meals

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Healthy 30-Minute Meals. Healthy and Delicious 30-Minute Meals. Recipes including; Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce, Open-Face Reubens, and Shrimp Po' Boys. Find these recipes and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/


Healthy 30-Minute Meals

Fast, delicious, and healthful? You really can have it all with these yummy meals that come together in 30 minutes or less!



Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Simple Chive Sauce

Flavorful chicken is simmered in an easy-to-make wine and chive sauce. Serve with in-season vegetables for a quick side, and you'll keep this meal low in carbs.....


Open-Face Reubens

Cut out calories and fat by whipping up a flavorful slaw to top this quick-fix classic. Ask for lower-sodium roast beef at your deli counter......


Shrimp Po' Boys

Fill up on Cajun-spiced shrimp and creamy veggies atop a delicious slice of toasted French bread for a protein- and vitamin-rich meal that's simply delicious......




* Click the link below to get all the Healthy 30-Minute Meals
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/30-minute/healthy-30-minute-meals

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

One Potato, two Potato,......


One medium-sized (5.3oz) skin-on potato has:
* Just 110 calories.
* No fat, sodium or cholesterol.
* Nearly half your daily value of vitamin C.
* More potassium than a banana.
* A good source of vitamin B6.
* Fiber, magnesium and antioxidants.
* Resistant starch.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Baked Rigatoni with Turkey w/ Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread

Dinner Tonight: Baked Rigatoni with Turkey w/ Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread






For my Breakfast this morning I prepared a 2 Egg Scrambled Eggs, that I topped with Sargento
Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Ortega Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce. I also toasted a couple of slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, lightly buttered with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. And as every morning a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside its partly cloudy with a high around 85 degrees and a bit more humid. After Breakfast I went to the Post Office for Mom, picked up a prescription at Kroger, and stopped by the bank ATM machine. Back home not a lot going on today. After a light Lunch I headed out to Meijer Lawn and Garden. looking for some solar lights for the yard. For Dinner tonight a new recipe, Baked Rigatoni with Turkey w/ Baked Multi Grain Loaf Bread.


This 1 of 2 Pillsbury based recipes that I'm trying this week. The Baked Rigatoni with Turkey that I'm
preparing was orginaly made with Ground Beef but as I do with a lot of recipes I put my little spin on them. To make the dish I'll need; 2 1/2 cups uncooked Rigatoni Pasta (about 7 oz) - I used Racconto Rigatoni, 1 lb Jennie - O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 1 jar (23.9 oz) Ragu Mushroom Sauce, 1 1/2 cups Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (6 oz), 1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Dried Basil Leaves.






Then to prepare it; I started by preheating the oven to 350°F. Next spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass
baking dish with Pam Cooking Spray. Cook and drain the Pasta as directed on package, using the minimum cooking time. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook the Jenni - O Turkey over medium-high heat about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.










In baking dish, stir together cooked Pasta, Turkey, Sauce and 1 cup of the Mozzarella Cheese.
Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese and the Parmesan Cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish with the Basil and serve! I have another one of those "keeper recipes", it turned out great! Rigatoni is incredible all by itself, but add in the Turkey, Sauce, and Cheese and you have a winning dish. I always substitute Beef with Jennie - O Turkey or Wild Idea Buffalo. Ground Buffalo would go great with also. I've left the original Pillsbury recipe and web link at the end of the post.






To go with Pasta I baked a loaf of the La Brea Bakery Multi Grain Loaf Bread. For Dessert/Snack later tonight a bowl of Skinny Pop - Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple.















Baked Rigatoni with Turkey

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups uncooked Rigatoni Pasta (about 7 oz), I used Racconto Rigatoni
1 lb Jennie - O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
1 jar (23.9 oz) Ragu Mushroom Sauce
1 1/2 cups Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (6 oz)
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese
Dried Basil Leaves, if desired

Steps

1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain Pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook Turkey over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
3 In baking dish, stir together cooked Pasta, Turkey, Sauce and 1 cup of the Mozzarella Cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese and the Parmesan Cheese.
4 Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish with basil.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories 270
Total Fat 8g0%
Saturated Fat 3 1/2g0%
Sodium 440mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 27g0%
Dietary Fiber 4g0%
Protein 22g


Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week - SOUTHWEST BUFFALO BURGER

This week's Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a SOUTHWEST BUFFALO BURGER. I just love these Buffalo Burgers from Wild Idea Buffalo! Several years ago I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 and switched from using Beef to using Buffalo. The first time I tried the Wild Idea Buffalo Burgers I was hooked! This one is made using the Wild Idea 1 lb. Premium Ground Buffalo. You can also purchase premade Buffalo Burger Patties, either way you'll love them. You can find this recipe or purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo cuts of meat all at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!    https://wildideabuffalo.com/

SOUTHWEST BUFFALO BURGER

This fantastic burger was the winner and favorite in our buffalo burger cook off! This simple recipe makes one fantastic burger. (Makes 3 to 4 burgers or 8 to 10 sliders)

Ingredients:

1 Wild Idea 1 lb. Premium Ground Buffalo
1 Tb. olive oil +
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup pepper jack cheese, small cubes
½ cup (2) green chili’s, roasted, peeled coarse chopped
Pico de Gallo
Jalapeno Hollandaise
Buns of choice

Preparation:

1.)   Mix meat, olive oil, spices, cheese and chili’s together in bowl with hands and portion into desired patty size.
2.)   Refrigerate for ½ hour to assist with binding.
3.)   Preheat clean grill to 500*+.
4.)   Brush burgers with a little extra olive oil and place burgers on hot grill, grilling 2 minutes each side. Keep grill lid closed.
5.)   Brush with olive oil and grill ½ minute each side to give burger a bit of a crust.

Serve on buns and top with Pico de Gallo and Jalapeno Hollandaise! Accompany with *Tequila, Lime Buffalo Chips. *Recipe included with purchase.



Pico de Gallo (makes 2 cups)

Ingredients:

1¼ cup finely diced cherry tomatoes
½ cup finely diced onion, white, red or green
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
1 Tb. sugar
¼ tsp. cardamom
½ tsp. each: coriander, cumin, salt & pepper

Juice of 1 – Lime

*optional: pinch of cayenne

Toss all ingredients together. Season to taste.



Jalapeno infused Hollandaise

Ingredients:

2 organic eggs, yolks only
½ teaspoon coarse mustard
½ teaspoon garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 Jalapeno, roasted, peeled and seeded
1 stick salted organic butter, melted

1.)   Place all ingredients in blender and puree.
2.)   With blender going, slowly add melted butter. Blend until mixture becomes thick.

Place leftover hollandaise in container and store in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Use as a spread on sandwiches or as a dip for crudités.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/54920001-southwest-buffalo-burger


Wild Idea Buffalo 1 LB. PREMIUM GROUND BUFFALO

Wild Idea Ground Buffalo is a "must have" for countless healthy, meaty meals. We grind our finest roasts and steaks to bring you the most delicious ground buffalo on the planet. User friendly and very versatile, our 100% grass-fed, ground buffalo meat is packed with protein and minaturally low in fat and calories. Did we mention it's delicious? Average 95% lean.

https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/premium-ground-bison-burgers/products/1-lb-ground-buffalo

Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer

From the Diabetic Living Online website its Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer. Start the Summer off with these delicious and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Recipes like; Ancho-Maple Barbecue Planked Salmon, Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Chocolate-Strawberry Breakfast Parfaits. Find these and more all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer

With gardens and markets overflowing with ripe fruits and veggies, summer is the easiest season to eat healthfully. Whether you want to grill out with friends or cool off with a frozen treat, these summer-fresh recipes will let you enjoy summer's bounty and feel good — all season long.



Ancho-Maple Barbecue Planked Salmon

A diabetic superfood, salmon tastes best in the summer. Coat it in our original smoky-sweet sauce for a healthier spin on barbecue with just 8 grams of carb per serving......


Lobster Roll Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Transform the dining room into a seaside party. We slimmed down this seafood main dish by tossing lobster with greens and veggies for a low-carb salad......


Chocolate-Strawberry Breakfast Parfaits

Four simple ingredients are all you need to whip up these fun, diabetes-friendly parfaits. The low-fat berry-yogurt-granola trio packs the morning pick-me-up you need........


* Click the link below to get all the Fresh Diabetic Recipes for Summer
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/popular/fresh-diabetic-recipes-summer

Ohio Festivals June 22-25, 2017

June 22-24, 2017  London Strawberry Festival - London, Ohio
The community is to be decorated in a strawberry theme. Event includes a strawberry shortcake tent, parade, nightly entertainment, and a car show benefiting Cystic Fibrosis.

http://www.londonstrawberryfestival.com/


June 24, 2017  Waterfront Wine Festival - Avon Lake, Ohio
Enjoy a sunset over Lake Erie while sampling wines from 8 local wineries, food from Avon Lake's finest restaurants and relaxing music. The festival takes place at Veterans Memorial Park, from 4pm-Sunset. This event is free to attend.  Tickets can be purchased for wine samplings.  Food can be purchased separately from the vendors directly.

http://avonlakewaterfront.com/index.html


June 24, 2017  Riverside Wine Festival - Findlay, Ohio
The Arts Partnership invites you to attend the fifth annual Riverside Wine Festival from 1pm to 6pm at scenic Riverside Park.  This premier event will feature twelve Ohio wineries, local gourmet foods, fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, wine exhibitions, demonstrations and more!

http://artspartnership.com/outdoor/


June 24-25, 2017  Mulberry Creek Herbfair - Huron, Ohio
Enjoy herbal foods, plants and vendors at the herb farm's annual fair. This year's focus will be on 'France: Food, Wine & Culture'

https://mulberrycreek.com/News_and_Events/