Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries

Dinner Tonight: Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries




For Breakfast this morning Mom wanted some Bacon so this morning I fried up some Bacon. I also
fried her an Over Easy Egg, toasted a couple of slices of Bread topped with Apple Butter, and a cup of Coffee. For myself a couple of slices of Bacon, toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin, and my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A nice day out there today, mostly sunny and 72 degrees. They finished up repainting our deck and it looks great! They did a very good job! Anyway after Lunch headed over to see dad for a bit. He's getting stronger. They have him walking with a walker again and he's getting in and out of chairs and bed by himself. So we'll wait and see what happens. Back home just did some light cleaning inside and outside. For dinner tonight I prepared a Blackened Tilapia Sandwich w/ Baked Fries.


I had purchased the Tilapia at Kroger last week and had them in the freezer. Let them thaw overnight
in the fridge. To prepare it I rinsed the fillets off in water and patted dry with a paper towel. I seasoned it with a bit of Sea Salt. Then I melted a 1 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Stick Butter down and rubbed the fillets down with it, covering both sides. I then covered both sides, with Zatarain’s Blackening Seasoning. I added Extra Virgin Olive Oil to a Cast Iron Skillet and preheated it until the Oil was almost ready to start smoking and I added the Tilapia. Just a word of warning have your window open and overhead stove fan a working, it will smoke! I cooked the fillet for 3 minutes each side and it was fork tender and ready. I love the smokey and blackened flavor the Zatarain’s Seasoning provides. Served it on a Kroger Whole Wheat Mini Sub Bun.




For a side I baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. Also had a Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with CoolWhip Free.







Zatarain’s Blackened Seasoning

This spicy seasoning blend is rubbed on the outside of fish (or chicken, steak or other meats) for blackening. Also great as a seasoning rub for the grill or broiler.
Ingredients:
SALT, PAPRIKA, CAYENNE PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, WHITE PEPPER, CHILI POWDER, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, ONION, GARLIC, SPICES.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 tsp. (.71g)

Servings Per Container: about 120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories: 0
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Spices-and-Extracts/Blackened-Seasoning.aspx

Diabetic Dish of the Week - Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic-Coffee Sauce

This week's Diabetic dish of the Week is - Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic-Coffee Sauce. Beef Tenderloin with a Balsamic-Coffee Sauce. The dish is only 170 calories and 14 net carbs! You can find this recipe at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The site is loaded with Diabetic Friendly recipes and Diabetic Tips and News. Check it out today!  http://diabeticgourmet.com/

Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic-Coffee Sauce

This full flavored entree is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite!
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients

3/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper (4 mL)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (2 mL)
1/2 tsp onion powder (2 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
4 beef tenderloin steaks (5 oz/140 g each), about 1-inch ( 2.5 cm) thick
2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
4 large shallots, peeled and finely chopped
6 oz/170 g sliced portabella mushrooms
3/4 cup strong coffee (175 mL)
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (60 mL)

Directions

1 - Preheat oven to 200F (400C).
2 - In small bowl, combine black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with spice mixture, pressing down with fingertips to adhere. Set aside. Let stand for 15 minutes.
3 - Heat 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steaks 4 minutes, turn and cook 2-4 minutes longer or until desired doneness. Place steaks on separate plate and place in oven to keep warm.
4 - Heat remaining 1 Tbsp canola oil to pan residue in skillet, cook shallots 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms and cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently, using two utensils as you would with stir-fry. Spoon equal amounts over beef and return to oven to keep warm.
5 - To skillet, add coffee, vinegar and remaining 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, continue to boil 4 or so minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup (60 mL). Spoon over all and top with additional coarsely ground black pepper, if desired.
6 - Serving size: 3.5 oz/105 g beef, 1/3 cup (75 mL) mushroom mixture and 1 Tbsp (60 mL) sauce.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 170
Protein: 10g
Sodium: 320 mg
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates: 15g

http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/1135.shtml

How to Make Healthy Mexican Recipes at Home

From the Diabetic Living Online website its How to Make Healthy Mexican Recipes at Home. Diabetic Friendly Mexican-inspired recipes! Recipes like; Cilantro Chicken Chilaquiles with Crumbled Queso Fresco, Baked Chicken Taquitos, and Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad. You can find all these and all the other Diabetic Friendly recipes at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

How to Make Healthy Mexican Recipes at Home

If you crave Mexican food but don’t want to derail your eating plan, let Diabetic Living’s Mexican-inspired recipes save the day. Enjoy fajitas, chili, salad, and even desserts that are light, fresh, and full of flavor.



Cilantro Chicken Chilaquiles with Crumbled Queso Fresco

You won’t believe how easy this diabetic Mexican recipe is to whip together.  Use leftover cooked chicken breast to make it an even quicker weeknight meal. If your family loves nachos, they’ll flip for these chilaquiles........


Baked Chicken Taquitos

Leftover chicken breast is the secret to this quick diabetic meal for two. You’ll love how easily this healthy recipe comes together and that it has just 17 grams of carb for two taquitos......


Tortilla Chip Flounder with Black Bean Salad

Crispy fish filets are served on a fresh and flavorful bed of beans and veggies for a healthy and diabetes-friendly meal packed with nutrition and taste.......




* Click the link below to get all the - How to Make Healthy Mexican Recipes at Home
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/mexican/how-to-make-healthy-mexican-recipes-home

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Forget the Breasts, give me a Thigh......


Try using Chicken Thighs more often. Chicken breasts are expensive and can get dull after a while; thighs are juicier, cheaper, and more flavorful.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries

Dinner Tonight: Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries





Started off the morning with a Poached Egg on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I had this for Breakfast yesterday and it was so good I'm having it again! Beautiful day out here today! Well the deck is all done and it turned out great. Mom bought a new table for the deck and I put that together today. Caught up on all the cleaning so I got the cart out for a while and took a spin around the neighborhood and down by the lake. For dinner tonight I prepared a Cubed Steak Sandwich w/ Baked Waffle Fries.




It’s very seldom I use Beef but when I do it’s usually my favorite Cubed Steak, Meijer Beef Cubed
Steak. When I go to Meijer I always pick up a package or two. The best Cubed Steak I have ever found by far. They’re good size patties so I’m able to cut them in half and get 2 meals out 1 pattie. I had a package in the freezer so I let it thaw overnight in the fridge. I first grabbed a small sauce pan and heated up a jar of Heinz Brown Mushroom Gravy. I added some sliced Portabella Mushrooms to it for some extra Mushrooms. To prepare the Cubed Steak I seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper and I then dusted them in flour that I had mixed with a bit of Hungarian Paprika. Shook off the excess flour and pan fried them in Extra Virgin Oil, about 4 minutes per side. They came out delicious! Excellent flavor and very tender, especially for Cubed Steak which sometimes can be somewhat tough and stringy. Served it on toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread and topped it with some Heinz Mushroom Brown Gravy. I’ll have the other half for breakfast in the morning.


To go with Cube Steak I baked some Ore Ida Waffle Fries. I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. I
used a small baking sheet that I lined with foil and sprayed the foil with Pam Cooking Spray. The Waffle Fries are a little higher in calories than the Crinkle Fries I normally prepare, but it’s good to change it up a bit. So I lined the Fries on the baking sheet, seasoned them with Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper, and baked them for about 17 minutes (until a light golden brown). Just a flat out excellent Fry, as all Ore Ida Products! I had a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping the Fries and a Snapple Diet Half and Half Lemonade/Tea to drink. For dessert later a Weight Watcher's Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.




Cube Steak
Cube steak is a cut of beef, usually top round or top sirloin, tenderized by fierce pounding with a
meat tenderizer, or use of an electric tenderizer. The name refers to the shape of the indentations left by that process (called “cubing”). Many professional cooks insist that regular tenderizing mallets cause too much mashing to produce a proper cube steak, and insist on either using specialized cube steak machines, or manually applying a set of sharp-pointed rods to pierce the meat in every direction. This is the most common cut of meat used for chicken fried steak.

In Canada as well as in some parts of the United States, cube steak may be called a minute steak, because it can be cooked quickly.
Others distinguish minute steak as:
* simply referring to the cut, which is not necessarily tenderized;
* thinner than cube steak (hence does not need tenderizing);
* cut from sirloin or round, while cube steak cut is from chuck or round.
The term “minute steak” is also used in the United Kingdom, where the term “cube steak” is little known.



Ore-Ida Waffle Fries

Share the great American potato with your family. Proudly nestled on the Oregon-Idaho border, Ore-Ida potato experts have been serving locally grown taters from the heartland of potato country since 1952. Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy, Waffle-Cut French Fried Potatoes are made from 100% real, fresh peeled, American grown potatoes. Ore-Ida takes great care to cut, season and freeze them in under an hour to lock in all the delicious, freshly cooked flavor. Your family deserves the highest quality because, if it’s not Grade A, it’s not Ore-Ida.

Ore-Ida Waffle Fries Crispy:
* Made from 100% Grade A real potatoes
* 0g trans fat per serving
* 150 calories per serving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 8 pieces (89 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 150
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Potassium 309.99mg 9%
Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

One of America's Favorites - The Baked Potato

A baked potato with butter

A baked potato, or jacket potato, is a potato that has been baked for eating. When well cooked, a baked potato has a fluffy interior and a crisp skin. It may be served with fillings and condiments such as butter, cheese or ham. Potatoes can be baked in a conventional gas or electric oven, a convection oven, a microwave oven, on a barbecue grill, or on/in an open fire. Some restaurants use special ovens designed specifically to cook large numbers of potatoes, then keep them warm and ready for service.

Prior to cooking, the potato should be scrubbed clean, washed and dried with eyes and surface blemishes removed, and basted with oil (usually Olive oil) or butter and/or salt. Pricking the potato with a fork or knife allows steam to escape during the cooking process. Potatoes cooked in a microwave oven without pricking the skin might split open due to built up internal pressure from unvented steam. It takes between one and two hours to bake a large potato in a conventional oven at 200 °C (392 °F). Microwaving takes from six to twelve minutes depending on oven power and potato size, but does not generally produce a crisp skin. Some recipes call for use of both a microwave and a conventional oven, with the microwave being used to vent most of the steam prior to the cooking process.

Some varieties of potato such as Russet and King Edward potatoes are more suitable for baking than others, owing to their size and consistency.

Wrapping the potato in aluminium foil before cooking in a standard oven will help to retain moisture, while leaving it unwrapped will result in a crisp skin. When cooking over an open fire or in the coals of a barbecue, it may require wrapping in foil to prevent burning of the skin. A potato buried directly in coals of a fire cooks very nicely, with a mostly burned and inedible skin. A baked potato is fully cooked when its internal temperature reaches 99 °C (210 °F).

Once a potato has been baked, some people discard the skin and eat only the softer and moister interior, while others enjoy the taste and texture of the crisp skin. Potatoes baked in their skins may lose between 20 and 40% of their vitamin C content because heating in air is slow and vitamin inactivation can continue for a long time. Small potatoes bake more quickly than large ones and therefore retain more of their vitamin C. Despite the popular misconception that potatoes are fattening, baked potatoes can be used as part of a healthy diet.


Baked potato and sweet potato, with kale

Some people bake their potatoes and then scoop out the interior, leaving the skin as a shell. The white interior flesh can then be mixed with various other food items such as cheese, butter, or bacon bits. This mixture is then spooned back into the skin shells and they are replaced in the oven to warm through. In America these are known variously as loaded potato skins, filled potatoes and twice baked potatoes. In Great Britain, toppings or fillings tend to be more varied than they are in America: baked beans, curried chicken, tuna, and prawn fillings are popular, and in Scotland even haggis is used as a filling for jacket potatoes.

A variation is Hasselback potatoes, where the potato is cut into very thin slices almost down the bottom, so that the potato still holds together, and is then baked in the oven, occasionally scalloped with cheese. The proper noun "Hasselback" refers to the luxurious Hasselbacken hotel and restaurant in Stockholm which originated this dish.


Many restaurants serve baked potatoes with sides such as butter, sour cream, chives, shredded cheese, and bacon bits. These potatoes can be a side item to a steak dinner, or some similar entree. Sides are usually optional and customers can order as many or as few as they wish.

Large, stuffed baked potatoes may be served as an entree, usually filled with meat in addition to any of the ingredients mentioned above. Barbecued or smoked meat or chili is substituted. Vegetables such as broccoli may also be added.


Idaho is the major producing state of potatoes. The Idaho baked potato was heavily promoted by the Northern Pacific Railroad in the early 20th century, often using Hollywood movie stars.

Hazen Titus was appointed as the Northern Pacific Railway's dining car superintendent in 1908. He
A baked potato with shrimp, cottage cheese, dill, tomato and lettuce
talked to Yakima Valley farmers who complained that they were unable to sell their potato crops because their potatoes were simply too large. They fed them to hogs. Titus learned that a single potato could weigh from two to five pounds, but that smaller potatoes were preferred by the end buyers of the vegetable and that many considered them not to be edible because they were difficult to cook because of their thick, rough skin.

Titus and his staff discovered the "inedible" potatoes were delicious after baking in a slow oven. He contracted to purchase as many potatoes as the farmers could produce that were more than two pounds in weight. Soon after the first delivery of "Netted Gem Bakers", they were offered to diners on the North Coast Limited beginning in 1909. Word of the line's specialty offering traveled quickly, and before long it was using "the Great Big Baked Potato" as a slogan to promote the railroad's passenger service. When an addition was built for the Northern Pacific's Seattle commissary in 1914, reporter wrote, "A large trade mark, in the shape of a baked potato, 40 ft.long and 18 ft. in diameter, surmounts the roof. The potato is electric lighted and its eyes, through the electric mechanism, are made to wink constantly. A cube of butter thrust into its split top glows intermittently." Premiums such as postcards, letter openers, and spoons were also produced to promote "The Route of the Great Big Baked Potato"; the slogan served the Northern Pacific for about 50 years. The song "Great Big Baked Potato" (words by N.R. Streeter and H. Caldwell ; Music by Oliver George) was written about this potato.




"Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week - Potato Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is a Potato Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella. The name alone sounds like nothing but "delicious". Fresh made Gnocchi topped with Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. The Cooks site has a large selection of recipes of all cuisines and tastes. Enjoy and eat Healthy!  http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Potato Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

This is Italian comfort food—homemade potato gnocchi served with a tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. Recipe created by Chef Thomas Catherall, C.M.C.

Recipe Ingredients:

Gnocchi:*
2 pounds russet baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Sauce:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
10 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced (or 1 1/2 [28 ounces each] cans Italian plum tomatoes, drained and chopped)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Large pinch crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 to 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut in 1/4-inch cubes
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Cooking Directions:

1 - For Gnocchi: Place the potatoes in a saucepan and add water just to the level of the potatoes. Salt the water. Bring to a boil and cook until very soft, 25 minutes. Drain well; let stand in the colander for 10 minutes.
2 - Spread the flour on your work surface. With a potato ricer or food mill fit with a medium disk, rice the warm potatoes evenly over the entire top of the the flour. Toss together lightly with your fingers to distribute the potatoes and flour evenly. Make a well in the center and add the egg. Knead to form a ball. Knead 1 minute to gather up all of the bits of flour and potato on the work surface. Cover with an inverted bowl and let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
3 - Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. On a floured surface, roll each piece into a 1/2-inch-thick rope, approximately 12 inches long. Working with one rope at a time (keeping the others covered with towel), with floured hands, cut through the dough with the curved edge of a fork, every 1/2 inch. On the back edge of the fork, roll each piece forward and back, making fork indentations and shell shapes. Toss with the flour. Place on a floured baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
4 - Heat salted water in large Dutch oven.
5 - For Sauce: Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes, oregano, crushed red pepper, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, wine, sugar, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the liquid begins to evaporate and the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from the heat. Puree in a blender or food processor. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and red wine vinegar. Return to skillet.
6 - To complete the recipe, bring salted water to a boil. Cook about half of the gnocchi until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Repeat with the remaining gnocchi.
7 - Add the cooked gnocchi to the sauce. Heat thoroughly. Toss in the mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with grated cheese; serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.
http://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/potato_gnocchi_with_tomatoes_and_fresh_mozzarella_recipe.html

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Some reasons to love Potatoes even more.........


* 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.
* Blood-Pressure Lowering Potential of Potatoes.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

No Dinner Post Tonight

Started off the morning with a Poached egg on a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had the wooden deck repainted today. We have a huge deck so it will take another day to finish it up. It's looking good though! After Breakfast I went up to the local Kroger for a couple of items and back home. A little warmer out there today, 69 degrees and mostly sunny. Not much going on today, all caught up on all the cleaning. Went on over to see Dad for a bit and back home. Not feeling up to par, upset stomach. So no Dinner post tonight. See everyone tomorrow!!

Soup Special of the Day!.......Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

This weeks Soup Special of the Day is Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. This one combines Cauliflower, Green Onions, Chicken Broth, Roasted Red Peppers, and more! The recipe is off the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine which has a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes News and Tips. So check the site out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://diabeticgourmet.com/

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped green onion
4 cups chicken broth
2 packages (8 ounces each) fresh cauliflowerets
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups shredded pepper-Jack cheese (6 ounces)
1/4 cup roasted red peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
Directions

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add green onions and saute about 3 minutes or until tender. Add 3 cups broth; bring to boiling. Add cauliflowerets; return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 6 minutes or until cauliflower is almost tender.
Whisk together flour and remaining 1 cup chicken broth in a small bowl. Stir into saucepan. Bring to boiling; cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until soup is thickened.
Remove soup from heat. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in roasted red peppers, salt if using and hot-pepper sauce, breaking up red peppers with a wooden spoon.
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories: 294
Protein: 15g
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 14g
http://diabeticgourmet.com/recipes/html/82.shtml

Homemade Pizza Recipes

From the Diabetic Living Online website its - Homemade Pizza Recipes. Make Pizza Night a healthier night with these Diabetic Friendly Pizza Recipes! Delicious Pizza Recipes including; Goat Cheese Pizza, Pesto Shrimp Pizza, and Pizza Bites. Find them all at the Diabetic Living Online website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

Homemade Pizza Recipes
Pizza doesn't have to be guilt-by-the-slice. Feel good about eating your favorite comfort food with these homemade pizzas and calzones. Whether featuring homemade pizza dough or light, convenient substitutes like pitas, tortillas, or lettuce, all of our healthy pizza recipes are delicious and diabetes-friendly.



Goat Cheese Pizza

Top a hearty premade crust with just six ingredients for an easy dinner bursting with fresh flavor. We swapped traditional mozzarella for crumbled goat cheese to give the low-carb pizza unexpected richness.......


Pesto Shrimp Pizza

For this unique, low-carb flatbread dinner, start by making homemade pizza dough, then substitute tangy pesto for traditional red sauce and shrimp for Italian sausage......


Pizza Bites

Transform your everyday sandwich rolls into perfectly portioned pizzas. Each sausage pizza has only 105 calories and 13 grams of carb -- making one pizza a tasty appetizer or two pizzas a satisfying dinner..........




* Click the link below to get all the Homemade Pizza Recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diabetic-recipes/main-dishes/homemade-pizza-recipes

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Making Clams or Oysters for Dinner..........


Clams and oysters will be simple to open if washed with cold water, then placed in a plastic bag and put in the freezer for one hour. And a lot quicker and less mess!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwiches w/ Potato Chips

Dinner Tonight: BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwiches w/ Potato Chips







For Breakfast this morning I fried up a couple of Jemmie - O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links along with some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Also had that morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Lot of rain out there today. Showers on and off all day, had a high of 55 degrees. Good day to stay in and I did! So today I cleaned the house, vacuum and dusted. Then cleaned the fridge and oven in the Kitchen. Later on caught up on some shows I had recorded. For Dinner tonight I prepared BBQ Shredded Pork Sandwiches w/ Potato Chips.






I had used the Hormel Slow Simmered Pork Roast Au Jus but it had been a while since I've used it. It comes fully cooked in a sealed microwavable plastic tray. To prepare it first remove the outer sleeve and place vacuum-sealed tray in microwave, do not pierce or vent film. Then heat on high for 4 minutes. Self-venting film expands as it heats, forming a bubble to lock in flavor and juiciness. Let stand for 2 minutes. Peel back film and serve! Excellent Pork!






I served it on a Aunt Millie's Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. I topped the Pork with some Jack Daniel's Honey Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. For a side I had some Ruffle's Reduced Fat Potato Chips. Also had an Ice-Cold Diet Dr. Pepper to drink. For Dessert later a Breyer's 100 Calorie Vanilla Ice Cream Cup.








 


Hormel Slow Simmered Pork Roast Au Jus

HORMEL® Slow Simmered Pork Roast Au Jus
Serve up Slow Simmered Pork Roast in no time! Explore a variety of great-tasting, fast and easy meal options perfect for any night of the week!

Product Features
* Ready for the microwave or skillet
* No preservatives
* Fully cooked
* Microwaveable

Microwave directions
1. Remove outer sleeve and place vacuum-sealed tray in microwave. Do not pierce or vent film.
2. Heat on high for 4 minutes or until hot. Self-venting film expands as it heats, forming a bubble to lock in flavor and juiciness.
3. Let stand for 2 minutes. Peel back film carefully, as contents will be hot.
Serve and enjoy!

IF FROZEN, DOUBLE COOKING TIME.
All microwaves vary. Times given are approximate.

Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 140.0g
Servings per Container: varies
Amount Per Serving
Calories:170.0
Total Fat:7.0g
Saturated Fat:3.0g
Cholesterol:75.0mg
Sodium:450.0mg
Total Carbs:1.0g
    Fiber:0.0g
    Sugars:1.0g
Protein:26.0g

http://www.hormel.com/Brands/Refrigerated-Entrees/Others-Youll-Love/HORMEL-Slow-Simmered-Pork-Roast-Au-Jus.aspx

Meanwhile Back at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch...........Bison Rib Eye Steaks


This week from the SayersBrook Bison Ranch its Bison Rib Eye Steaks. Delicious, Tender, and juicy all describe these Bison Rib Eye Steaks that can be purchased at the SayersBrook Bison Ranch website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/). Besides the great selection of Bison you can also find Elk, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Hams, and more all on the SayersBrook website (http://www.sayersbrook.com/). Now on to the recipe of Bison Rib Eye Steaks. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!


Bison Rib Eye Steaks
Ingredients:
4 (8-oz.) Bison Rib Eye Steaks
Marinade

8 oz. Cabernet Sauvignon wine 2 oz. celery, diced
4 oz. white onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 oz. carrot, diced 1 T. cracked black pepper
Molasses Gravy

1 med. shallot, diced 3 oz. molasses
2 oz. beer 1 oz. Dijon mustard
10 oz. Bison demi-glace
Corn Pudding

1 c. fresh kernel corn, steamed for 2 min. 2 scallions, chopped
1 egg 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
1/2 c. heavy cream 1 1/2 c. water
1 T. fresh rosemary, chopped 3 T. sugar
1/2 T. kosher salt 1 1/4 c. corn bread
1/8 T. black pepper
Preparation:

Marinade:  Combine all ingredients in marinade and pour over steaks. Marinade 1 hour before grilling.

Molasses Gravy:  Cook shallots and beer till shallots are tender. Add demi-glace, molasses and mustard. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve over steaks.

Corn Pudding:  Steam corn for 3 minutes. Cut the kernels from the cob. Combine with all pudding ingredients. Pour into a small casserole dish. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with Bison steaks. Serves 4.
http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-rib-eye-steaks/


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Phone : 573 438-4449

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Potosi, MO 63664
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Our Top 10 Most Popular Spring Recipes

From the EatingWell website its - Our Top 10 Most Popular Spring Recipes. Healthy Breakfast, Soups, Salads, and Dessert recipes. Recipes including; Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Spring Herbs, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, and Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. Find these and all the rest at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!  http://www.eatingwell.com/


Our Top 10 Most Popular Spring Recipes
Fresh recipes for favorite spring vegetables, such as asparagus, snap peas, new potatoes and salad greens, plus spring fruits such as cherries and apricots make cooking this time of year a treat. We have spring dinner ideas, brunch recipes and more for a delicious season of eating.




Chicken with Sugar Snap Peas and Spring Herbs
Quick-cooking chicken cutlets are paired with an elegant but easy light sauce of sugar snap peas and artichoke hearts. This dish can be made without the sprouted beans, but is especially delicious with them--if you have extras, try them on a salad.......


Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand, and what better way to honor the combination than in this classic summer pie. The lattice top looks fancy but the technique is super-easy to master........


Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese breakfast strata is made lighter primarily by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk. Gruyère cheese has a delicious, nutty aroma and flavor, which means that with the relatively small amount in this recipe you still get a big impact. To finish the makeover use nutritious, fiber-rich, whole-grain bread instead of white. The results: plenty of flavor, half the calories and one-third the fat of the original........





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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Here's a grill safety tip to keep in mind.......


Don't turn on the gas while your grill lid is closed. Never do this. It causes gas to build up inside your grill, and when you do light it and open it, a fireball can explode in your face.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese

Dinner Tonight: Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese






For Breakfast this morning I had a bowl of Golden Puffs Cereal along with my morning cup of
Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Growing up I loved Sugar Crisps Cereal. Well while at Meijer yesterday I came across a bag of Malt O Meel Golden Puffs, only 100 calories per serving. These taste just like the old Super Sugar Crisps! After Breakfast I grabbed a broom and the leaf blower and cleaned the deck and driveway areas. After that I watered  all the new plants outside. Then got some empty plant pots out of the shed and filled them with potting soil and planted Wild Flower Seeds in them. Later after Lunch I headed over to see Dad for a while. Outside its a bit cooler out. In the 80's the past couple of days with lots of sunshine and today cloudy and 65 degrees. For my dinner tonight I prepared Fried Ocean Perch w/ Shells and Cheese.


I picked up the Ocean Perch at Kroger earlier today. Really love the Kroger Seafood Department.
Good selection. To prepare them I preheated a medium size skillet, that I had sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added Extra Light Olive Oil, on medium heat. Rinsed the Perch with cold water and patted dry with a paper towel. Lightly seasoned them with the McCormick Sea Salt. I then put them in a Hefty Zip Lock Bag and added Zatarain’s Seasoned Fish Fri, shaking the bag then until the Perch Fillets were coated. Added the Fillets to the heated skillet and fried them for 6 minutes. 3 minutes per side. They came out Golden Brown! Delicious and fresh tasting, I love all Fish and Seafood!





Then for a side I prepared a box of Annie's Shells and Real Aged Cheddar. I've used Annie's products in the past and always enjoyed them. The reason I choose Annie's is on Friday's Kroger runs an online special of a free product. You just log in to the Kroger site and click on it and it goes on your Kroger Card, very good deal every Friday!









To prepare it is preparation like most boxed Mac and Cheese. Boil 6 cups of water in a medium sauce pan. Stir in the Pasta and cook 8-10 minutes.When done drain the Pasta. Next add 3 tbsp of low fat Milk to a warm sauce pan. Sprinkle the Cheese packet over the Milk and stir to combine. Finally add the Pasta back to that saucepan and stir until well mixed. And done! Excellent Mac and Cheese! Tender and nice flavor, goes great with the Perch! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.










Ocean Perch

Ocean perch is mild tasting yet a bit sweet, with a moderately firm texture. The meat is lean, moist and flaky. Large ocean perch develop a coarse texture. Deep-skinned ocean perch with the fat line removed has the most delicate flavor. The flesh is white, though not as light as cod, and it turns opaque white when cooked.Whole fish may have bulging eyes and distended air bladders, which is a result of being brought up from great depths, not an indication of poor quality.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 94
Fat Calories: 14.4
Total Fat: 1.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Sodium: 75 mg
Protein: 18.6 g
Omega 3: 0.3 g






Annie's Shells and Real Aged Cheddar

Annie’s Cheddar Mac (as we call it!) is our answer to all those chemically orange colored cheeses out there. We’ve taken our original Shells & White Cheddar and added a little color to it, naturally! Our totally natural cheese is colored with a plant extract called annatto. Annatto has been used in tropical American cultures for generations to color foods such as butter, cheese and mustard. The annatto tree grows 20 to 30 feet in height and when its seeds are stirred in water, they produce orange annatto dye, also called achiote, to color foods. Annie’s Cheddar Macaroni and cheese is a great alternative for kids who need to have that “orange” cheese on their macaroni.

* Made with real cheese
* Made with organic pasta

BEST INGREDIENTS: Organic Wheat Shell Pasta, Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Non-Animal Enzymes), Whey, Butter, Nonfat Milk, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Annatto Extract For Color.
CONTAINS MILK AND WHEAT INGREDIENTS.
MADE ON SHARED EQUIPMENT THAT ALSO PROCESSES EGG AND SOY.
http://www.annies.com/products/pastas/shells-real-aged-cheddar

Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week - Korean Barbeque Turkey Burger

This week's Jennie - O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Korean Barbeque Turkey Burger. You'll be using the JENNIE-O® ⅓-pound Seasoned Turkey Burgers to make this recipe. Topped with Korean-style barbeque sauce, a spicy kimchi slaw, and served on a buttery brioche-style bun! You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie - O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch!    https://www.jennieo.com/

Korean Barbeque Turkey Burger

This juicy turkey burger is dipped in a Korean-style barbeque sauce, then topped off with a spicy kimchi slaw, all on a buttery brioche-style bun. Add this burger to your weeknight dinner menu!

INGREDIENTS

2 cloves garlic, pressed through garlic press
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
½ cup Korean barbeque sauce
3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 cup sliced kimchi
¼ cup diced red pepper
¼ cup shredded carrot
¼ cup sliced green onion
6 JENNIE-O® ⅓-pound Seasoned Turkey Burgers
6 brioche buns, sliced and toasted


DIRECTIONS

1) In small bowl, add garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and barbeque sauce. Mix well; refrigerate.
2) In medium bowl, combine cabbage, mayonnaise, honey, vinegar, kimchi, red pepper, carrot and green onion. Refrigerate.
3) Cook turkey burgers as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
4) Spread barbeque sauce on bottom bun. Add turkey burger and kimchi slaw. Add bun top.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories420
Protein30g
Carbohydrates36g
Fiber5g
Sugars15g
Fat17g
Cholesterol120mg
Sodium690mg
Saturated Fat4.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/1143-korean-barbeque-turkey-burger

Healthy Asian Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Asian Recipes. Delicious and healthy Asian inspired recipes like; Moo Shu Vegetables, Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth, and Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts. Find these and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.eatingwell.com/


Healthy Asian Recipes
Find healthy, delicious Asian recipes including Asian soup, dumpling, rice and noodle recipes. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.



Moo Shu Vegetables
This vegetarian version of the classic Chinese stir-fry, Moo Shu, uses already-shredded vegetables to cut down on the prep time. Serve with warm whole-wheat tortillas, Asian hot sauce and extra hoisin if desired.......


Vietnamese-Style Beef and Noodle Broth
Inspired by pho—a traditional Vietnamese soup—this one-pot meal is garnished with crunchy mung bean sprouts and chopped fresh basil. You could also serve it with lime wedges and a bottle of Asian chile sauce, such as sriracha, on the side.....


Sichuan-Style Chicken with Peanuts
The piquant Sichuan Sauce (which doubles easily) works well with almost any stir-fry but particularly enhances dishes with meat, fish and poultry. When stir-frying chicken, always spread the pieces in the wok and let them cook undisturbed for 1 minute before stirring. This allows the chicken to sear and prevents sticking. To smash the ginger, use the side of a cleaver or chef's knife........




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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

When grilling..........



Is it done? The best way to know if protein is fully cooked is to check its internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas

Dinner Tonight: Elk Steak (8 oz.) w/ Hash Browns and Southern Style Blackeye Peas






For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted 2 slices of Healthy Life Whole
Grain Bread (Lightly buttered w/ I Can't Believe It's Not Butter), and the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Some rain overnight and an early morning passing shower outside. A bit warmer out today, 83 degrees. Had the outsides, deck, and driveway power washed so that's out of the way. My cousin is going to repaint our deck for us, hopefully within a week. With that done everything is looking good outside! Lot of work and money to keep everything up. Cleaned the house today, vacuum and dusted. Full day today. For Dinner something new, Elk Sirloin Steak. I prepared a SayersBrook - Elk Strip Loin 8 oz. w/ Hash Browns and Blackeye Peas.




It's my first time preparing an Elk Steak. Elk cooks quickly like Buffalo. Elk is so lean that it is more prone to overcooking and drying out than beef or chicken. The key to cooking Elk well is to either cook it hot and fast, or low and slow. I'm going low and slow with it.











I preheated the oven to 350°F. Then I grabbed a Cast Iron Skillet which I love using. You can take it from stove right into the oven and it holds heat evenly. I first pat the Steak dry with paper towel. Next heated 1 tablespoon Extra Light Olive Oil in Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat. I then seared tenderloins on both sides. From the stove to the preheated oven. Continued cooking it to around 135 to 130 F, medium rare.










It cooked up beautifully! Nice browning on the outside and slightly pink and juicy on the inside. The Elk has a fantastic flavor to it, more similar to Beef than Buffalo is. I served it with a side of A-1 Thick and Hearty. Next I'll be trying a Wild Boar Sirloin. I have a nice assortment of Steak now; Buffalo, Elk, and Wild Boar to choose from.









For one side dish I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Fried in Extra Light
Olive Oil and seasoned them with Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and Parsley. I love Hash Browns, they make the perfect side for any Dish.










The for another side dish I heated up a can of Margaret Holmes Seasoned Blackeye Peas. Haven't had these in a while and they sounded good! If you are a fan of Blackeye Peas, like myself, you’ll love these! Just emptied the Peas into a small saucepan, covered, and heated to a boil. Reduced the heat, stirred. Simmer until ready to serve. Nice size Peas and Seasoned just right! For Dessert later a Weight Watcher's Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.











SayersBrook - Elk Strip Loin 8 oz.

Elk strip loin steaks. (2) 8 oz. package. 1lb total  The elk or wapiti as they are called in North
America is one of the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest land mammals in North America and Eastern Asia. Only the moose rivals it in size. Elk feed on grasses, plants, leaves and bark. The meat is leaner and higher in protein than either beef or chicken. Elk meat is one of the tastiest and healthiest all-natural alternatives to traditional meats. Elk meat is low in fat, cholesterol and calories. Elk meat is a one of those rare foods that is very healthy for you and still tastes great! It's a dark red, dense meat. Very tender and needs no marinating. The taste is similar to beef but with more flavor. It does not taste gamey. Substitute elk meat in any recipe calling for beef. Do not over cook elk meat. Because of it's low fat content, elk cooks quickly and if overdone it will be dry and tough. Burgers, steaks and roasts should be pink in the center.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/elk-strip-loin-8-oz-each-2/

It's Nuts I tell you.......HARVEST TRAIL MIX


This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its HARVEST TRAIL MIX. Go ahead and have a snack, a healthy snack! The HARVEST TRAIL MIX contains whole almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, jumbo flame raisins, cashews and colorful M&Ms®.Also it has five grams of protein and three grams of dietary fiber. You can find a nice assortment of not only Snacks at the Nuts site (https://nuts.com/) but also a large selection of NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, CHOCOLATES and SWEETS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, GIFTS, and more! You can purchase items in small amounts or in bulk. Plus there's Everyday Free Shipping, see for details. Now here's more on the HARVEST TRAIL MIX. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!





HARVEST TRAIL MIX
Our harvest trail mix is a satisfying way to fuel your next outdoor adventure. This mix has “modern harvest” staples such as whole almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, jumbo flame raisins, cashews and colorful M&Ms®. One serving of harvest trail mix offers five grams of protein and three grams of dietary fiber.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)

Amount per serving
Calories 201
Calories from Fat 106
%DV
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 14g
Protein 5g

Storage
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.
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Healthy Spring Soup Recipes

From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Spring Soup Recipes. Delicious and healthy Soup Recipes like; Ravioli and Vegetable Soup, Cream of Mushroom and Barley Soup, and Cheddar Cauliflower Soup. Find them all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!   http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Spring Soup Recipes
Find healthy, delicious spring soup recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.



Ravioli and Vegetable Soup
Fresh or frozen ravioli cook in minutes and turn this light vegetable soup into a main course. Look for whole-wheat or whole-grain ravioli in the refrigerated or frozen section of the supermarket. Tortellini can be used instead of ravioli as well. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell......


Cream of Mushroom and Barley Soup
This sophisticated take on creamy mushroom soup is rich with earthy porcini mushrooms and has the added goodness of whole-grain barley.........


Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
Start your meal off with a bowl of this satisfying, easy cheesy cauliflower soup.......




* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Spring Soup Recipes
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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

Organize your freezer......


* Organize your freezer space into food groups: meat, fish, leftovers fruit, and vegetables. Makes for a quick find of what you are looking for instead of a search party.
* Put older packages at the front of the freezer so you can use them first.
* Make sure you label all bags and containers; contents and date frozen.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

Today’s Menu: Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries








For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with
Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Then I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns along with frying up a couple of Jennie - O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Had a brief morning passing shower but it went through quickly. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned up around the deck and driveway areas. After Lunch headed over to see Dad for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries.




Time to satisfy that Buffalo Burger craving! And like most of the time I used the Wild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Burger. I always have a couple of packages of them in the freezer so I grabbed one of the patties and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it, on medium heat, in Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Buffalo gets done rather quickly due to it’s so lean. After I flipped it, I topped it with a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese and then served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. Lean and delicious, love these Buffalo Burgers!









Then for a side I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick
Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For dessert later a bowl of Smart Pop - Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple.














Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack









Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

April 22, 2017 Earth Day - Worldwide

April 22, 2017  Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
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Our Mission

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 50,000 partners in nearly 195 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 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.
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