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Green Ranch Beans

Post by Amigoo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:57 pm

Green Ranch Beans

A "comfort food" recipe with appealing synergy of the two main ingredients
(Ranch Style Beans and Spinach Soufflé). Substitutions are possible but the
flavors and textures of these brands are ideal! 8)

:roll Ingredients:

15oz can Ranch Style Beans
12oz pkg Stouffer's Spinach Soufflé (frozen)
1 lg sweet onion, chopped
2 tbsp virgin olive oil
3 tbsp water

:arrow: Directions:

Thaw Spinach Soufflé in microwave on medium power (about 5 min.).

In a medium sauce pan, sauté chopped onion in olive oil;
stir in water when onion is translucent.

Spread Ranch Style beans on top, then spoon on Spinach Soufflé.
Cover pan; simmer until ingredients are heated (do not stir).

Serve from the sauce pan or ladle into a serving dish,
keeping Spinach Soufflé on top.

Serve with hot cornbread or over just-cooked rice.

Tips:
1) If desired, top with shredded cheddar cheese.
2) Instead of microwaving, thaw Spinach Soufflé in the refrigerator a few days before using.
3) For better presentation, spread sauteéd onions on the bottom of a lightly oiled baking dish,
spread beans on top, then spoon on Spinach Soufflé; cover baking dish and finish cooking
in a preheated oven (about 35 min. at 325F degrees).

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:36 am

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (type of carbs) ...

More evidence that type of carbohydrate (wheat) matters as much as quantity :?:

One hour after an all-veggie lunch*, two small peanut butter sandwich cookies were dessert. My blood sugar 1 1/2 hours after cookie consumption should not have been so high relative to the quantity of those cookie carbohydrates; carrots in the steamed veggie medley are also suspect. ;)

* Starting blood sugar: 118 (6.6)
1 1/2 hrs after cookies: 135 (7.5)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:51 am

Thanks Rod! I enjoy green beans...one of my favorite vegetables. I'll look for a spinach souffle. They don't sale Stouffer's products at my local grocery stores, but I suspect I'll find a spinach souffle somewhere.
xxSandy

Was the peanut butter sugar free?
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:34 am

Sandy,

The two cookies had 7g non-sugar carbs; 4g sugar carbs for 11g total.
Not a diabetes friendly dessert ... since serving size is 6 cookies :!:

I've observed that sugar carbs seem less problematic than grain carbs
because sugar carbs digest quickly and are moderated by urination.
However, grain carbs seem "the gift that keeps giving" (IMO). :roll:

:finger: My daily goal: Try to eliminate all sugar and most grain carbs,
but keep carb level high enough to maintain sufficient energy.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:09 am

I've observed that sugar carbs seem less problematic than grain carbs
because sugar carbs digest quickly and are moderated by urination.
However, grain carbs seem "the gift that keeps giving" (IMO). :roll:
Hi Rod,
We're seeing that too here with what we are eating. Been raining in the abuses this week and starting to see some better results.
Less grain and sugar is our goal and some day hope to eliminate them too. The hard part is in the ole head... We've both been brought up to view bread/ grain as a delicious staple...sigh
Thanks for all the information you provide through your own trial and error.
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:33 pm

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (fiber) ...

"Who can tell?" A daily serving of 1 tbsp coconut MCT oil (in morning coffee)
plus 1/3 cup roasted, unsalted almonds (later snack, provides protein+fiber)
seem to reduce need for fiber supplements. 8)

More research is needed to prove cause & effect. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:06 pm

Entrepreneur Alert :!: (aka "kitchen tip")

An old wash cloth (terry cloth, used as a cleaning rag for weeks)
makes a great back scratcher with its very rough surface
... when wrapped around a large wooden spoon. :roll

Been there :!: Doing that :!:
(as sunburned back is healing) :roll:

:scratch: Who knew?! April sun in Texas is hot! :sunny:

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:40 pm

Entrepreneur Alert :!:

Re: https://draxe.com/mct-oil/

:idea: With the health benefits of coconut MCT oil well-touted, "Slurpin' Coffee" (1-3 tsp MCT added)
may become a popular drink in restaurants, where slurpin' is socially acceptable for first sips :roll:
(to drain any MCT droplets on top of the coffee ... if desired)

Tip: MCT oil has little flavor ;)

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Slurpy Turkey

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 02, 2018 3:44 am

Slurpy Turkey

If you're fond of Beanie Weenies, you may like Slurpy Turkey. :finger:

:roll Ingredients:
Large bite-size pieces of turkey bacon*
15oz can chili beans**

Products used but substitute as desired:
* 10oz pkg Signature Uncured Turkey Bacon (Tom Thumb)
** 15oz can Chili Beans (Walmart)

:arrow: Directions:
Lightly oil non-stick frying pan, place bacon slices side-by-side, top with chili beans.
Cover pan and heat slowly until simmering, allowing bacon to heat properly.
Serve hot - slurpin' is optional ;)

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Beet Sauerkraut

Post by Amigoo » Mon May 07, 2018 2:22 am

Beet Sauerkraut

Re: https://cookspantry.com/products/organic-sauerkraut
(found locally, but imported from Poland) ;)

OMG :!: 24 one-oz servings per jar!
LOL - I might get 8 per jar ... it's just that tasty! :lol:

:idea: To stretch it and reduce the sodium, shred and steam a small head of red cabbage,
then chill out ... while the cabbage chills in (the refrigerator). Then mix 'em.

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Mon May 07, 2018 4:11 am

Hmmm, that sounds good and you've got me thinking it is high time I made some homemade sauerkraut again. :mrgreen:
Thanks Rod!
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Wed May 09, 2018 5:33 pm

Re: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... blems.html

:shock: Turmeric stains easily! - a yellow belly at the pool might reveal your "medicinal basting",
but 1 1/2 tsp in a container of Tom Thumb's Signature Stoneground Mustard with Horseradish
may be a medicinal condiment! If desired, thin a bit with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.

Try with Starkist Gourmet Boneless/Skinless Sardines ... or oysters. ;)

:cheers: No yellow belly here, but a pair of yellow tightie whities a few years ago
was a lesson in wearing chef's clothing when experimenting late at night. :roll:

Note: Substitute brands as desired.

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Not Pulled Pork

Post by Amigoo » Thu May 24, 2018 11:17 am

:sunny: A diabetes discovery journey (fiber) ...

Re: https://draxe.com/jackfruit/ ,
https://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/ ... od-article ,
https://foodfacts.mercola.com/jackfruit.html
"Consumption of unripe jackfruit can even be used to fight high blood sugar level,
according to a Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service study"

Good recipe: Not Pulled Pork
https://www.today.com/recipes/bbq-pulle ... es-t106940
... but sauces like Manwich (enhance with your own spices) is an easy test of jackfruit.

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Jackfruit

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Fri May 25, 2018 8:08 am

Thanks Rod! I am now on the hunt for some Jackfruit! :)
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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:37 pm

"Don't moo the chicken!" :roll:

:idea: It's easy to associate eggs with dairy products, but chickens are not related to cows!
Therefore, eggs are not "dairy products" ... but dairy marketing seems to infer that
because chickens often live on farms, because stores stock eggs near milk & cheese,
and because eggs are often cooked with foods that include milk.

:!: The point? When considering dairy product allergies (like cow's milk ; - )
and associated immune system problems, don't moo the chicken.

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Martian Moo

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:24 am

Martian Moo (substitute brands as desired)

:arrow: Mix together ...
1 quart, chilled SO Delicious Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
2 tsp Republic of Tea Matcha (stone ground green tea powder)
30g packet Jay Robb Whey Protein (vanilla)

:idea: Tips: Focus is on nutritional benefit of matcha.
Use blender if tea powder not mixed as you prefer.

:roll: Technically speaking ...
Mars is usually associated with the color red,
but consider your Uranus after taste-testing Martian Moo:
https://www.quora.com/Which-planet-is-c ... een-planet

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Veggie Dumpstir

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:00 am

Veggie Dumpstir

:arrow: In a large pot of boiling water, parboil equal portions of bite-size veggies:
red/yellow/green bell peppers, sweet yellow onions, fresh asparagus.

Drain well, sprinkle on salt and garlic granules, and stir gently.
Chill overnight and serve cold (or hot) ... with whatever! :roll:
(mixture is SO versatile! try with other veggies!)

Tip: Parboil to desired tenderness. ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Sandy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:09 am

That's some great timing, Rod! I just reminded last night about the benefits of matcha green tea. But not being one who enjoys the taste of green tea I was wondering how I could use it, but disguised. Voila! And there you are with the perfect recipe. :cheers:

Thank you my friend!
xxSandy
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TB Dumpstir

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:24 pm

TB Dumpstir

:arrow: Dice equal portions of fresh zuchinni and sweet yellow onions,
then store refrigerated in a covered container.

For Dumpstir dining, lightly coat bottom of non-stick pan with olive oil,
layer slices of Turkey Bacon, spread canned chili beans on the TB,
then zuchinni/onion mixture on top. :roll

Cover pan and simmer until all ingredients are heated.
Stir briefly into serving bowl for family-style enjoyment.

Note: zuchinni/onion mixture will have al dente texture.

Rod :)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by happyrain » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:32 am

Rod,

A glass of red wine might go well with that. :hithere

Thank you for the recipe.

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Cilantro Whatsit

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:55 pm

Cilantro Whatsit

Fresh combo that's a condiment, side dish, or colorful "Who can tell?".
"Whatsit" can be a recipe category reserved for bold experimentation.
Let the home chef explore and create without apologies :!:

:arrow: Combine two bunches of fresh cilantro (tops rinsed & chopped)
with preferred portions of chopped bell peppers (all colors),
chopped zucchini, diced red onion, and sliced raw almonds.

Serve chilled, then drizzled/sprinkled with whatever.
"Whatsit?" Who can tell, but nutrition is the focus.

Tips: Bold addition/substitution of ingredients encouraged. :roll
Very tasty served with cherry tomatoes. ;)

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Cilantro Whatsit

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:53 am

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:oops: Oops! I forgot the main ingredient: Edamame (green soybeans,
blanched before packaging). Cook as directed, then drain & chill.

Tip: Try with Bragg's Liquid Aminos (soy sauce)
and Newman's Olive Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing.
Best served raw :!: (without waking the wok) ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:14 pm

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:

Our local store sometimes discounts a few of its half pies from $5.00 to $2.00
and these half pies (try apple), when frozen and sliced thin on a hot day,
are even better than cookie dough ice cream! 8)

(add ice cream if you're hot and know it) ;)

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Re: UB Cookin'

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:30 am

Cheesy calories

8) An easy "rule of thumb" about calories in cheese
(psychology to moderate cheese consumption):

4 tablespoons of cheese (about 200 calories)
equals 2 tablespoons of butter. :o

More cheese - more butter (calories)

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