Grilled Diablo Oysters Recipe

 Grilled Diablo Oysters Recipe from: The Daily Meal

                                                                                                                                 Oysters on the half shell can wobble on the grill. That’s a good thing — some butter will spill onto the coals, which smokes the oysters at the same time. Try serving these as an appetizer at your next backyard party.


For the habanero vinegar:

For the compound butter:

For the oysters:

  • 2 dozen oysters
  • jalapeños, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan                                                                                                                                                             DIRECTIONS                                                                                                                                  For the habanero vinegar

    Combine the habanero peppers with the vinegar in a bowl and steep for a couple hours. Set aside.

     For the compound butter:

    Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine with the butter and habanero peppers and whip on low speed until light and airy. (You can also do this with a rubber spatula.)


    For the oysters:

    Preheat the grill over high heat.   Shuck and clean the oysters, being careful to reserve the juice in the shell. Place the oysters on the half shell on the hottest part of the grill.   Put 1 teaspoon of the compound butter on top of each. Grill the oysters until bubbly and the meat begins to curl away from the shell, about 1 minute, and remove from the heat. Season the oysters with the habanero vinegar, top with jalapeños, and grated Parmesan.

Eat Oatmeal to Power Your Morning Workout

 Reblogged: from Shine on Yahoo                                                                                                                             Eat Oatmeal to Power Your Morning Workout.                                                                                                                                      If your morning workout routine includes a workout for your abs but you are not seeing any results, the problem might be related to what you’re eating. Your body‘s overall metabolism needs to be working top-notch to really have all that exercise pay off. The foods you eat can play a huge role in how well your metabolism works. Eating oatmeal may be the secret to powering your workout and boosting your metabolism.
Two years ago I started working out and having a more active lifestyle. In the first year I lost almost 20 pounds. However, the last 10 pounds were the hardest to drop. After a lot of research I realized that by giving my body some better fuel in the morning and adding a little bit of cardio, I could set it up for a full day of calorie burning. The best fuel in the morning is a mix of whole grains, fruit, and dairy. However, if you are like me, healthy eating can get boring. So, I discovered healthy eating recipes on the Quaker website .
My favorite oatmeal breakfast has been the peanut butter and jelly oatmeal bowl. Here is my healthy eating recipe that will satisfy a sweet tooth, power your morning workout, and rev up your metabolism:
                                                                                                                                                                       Ingredients: 1/2 cup 100% whole oats OR one package instant oats 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of almond milk (can use skim milk as well) 1 container of Dole single-serve sliced frozen strawberries (or about a 1/4 cup of fresh sliced strawberries) 1 TBS of creamy peanut butter
                                                                                                                                                                      Directions: Put the oats, milk, and water into a microwave-safe bowl and mix together. Place the frozen strawberries on top. Microwave the mixture for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from the microwave and top with the peanut butter.
There are mixed reviews on whether you should eat before or after a workout. It is definitely not a good idea to work out on an empty stomach, but eating too much can make you feel sick while you are working out. Oatmeal, yogurt, and apples are all on the top ten list of metabolism boosting foods; eating them all together means your body will burn calories much better throughout the day.
By finding healthy eating recipes that combine metabolism boosting foods into one meal, you can help your metabolism work better and lose weight faster with less exercising.

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Poached Wild Salmon with Peas and Morels

 Poached Salmon with Peas and Morels

Poached Wild Salmon with Peas and Morels

Poached Wild Salmon

Ingredients for Poached Wild Salmon with Peas and Morels

2, 6-8-ounce center-cut wild salmon fillets (each about 1 1/2″ thick)                                                                                       1 cup dry white wine                                                                                                                                                                             2 tablespoons kosher salt plus more for seasoning                                                                                                                       4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter                                                                                                                                         4 ounces fresh morels; sliced, stemmed shiitake; or other mushrooms                                                                               1/2 cup shelled fresh (or frozen, thawed) peas                                                                                                                              1/2 cup heavy cream                                                                                                                                                                  Freshly ground black pepper                                                                                                                                                             2 tablespoons minced fresh chivesor 2 pea tendrils

Preparation: for Poached Salmon                                                                                                                                                                                                             Place salmon, skin side down, in a large high-sided skillet. Add wine, 2 tablespoons salt, and cold water to cover salmon by 1/2″. Cover pan; bring liquid to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, uncover, and gently poach salmon until just cooked through and barely opaque in the center, about 6 minutes, depending on thickness. Transfer salmon and 2 tablespoons poaching liquid to a plate; tent loosely with foil.Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring  occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup salmon poaching liquid and peas and simmer until peas begin to soften, 2-3 minutes. Add cream and bring sauce to a simmer. Cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.Using a spatula, transfer salmon, skin side up, to paper towels. Gently peel off and discard skin. Invert onto serving plates and spoon sauce over. Garnish with chives.
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Fat In Foods: 7 Eats With More Fat Than A Stick Of Butter

Reblogged:from Huffington Post                                                                                                                       You wouldn’t sit down to dinner at your favorite restaurant and order a stick of butter a la carte. You’re too smart for that — you know there’d be lots of calories and little nutrients and, most of all, lots and lots of fat.

But some of the cheesy entries and meaty meals you’re ordering are packed with just as much fat — or more. There’s a total of 92 grams of fat in a stick of butter, much more than the maximum amount recommended for an entire day on a healthy diet.

The Dietary Guidelines For Americans recommend limiting fat intake to 20 to 35 percent of your daily calories. (A gram of fat provides 9 calories.) For a 2,000- calorie -a-day diet, that means anywhere from 44 to 78 grams of fat a day won’t push you over the edge. Most Americans don’t have to worry about not getting enough fat; in fact, our diets are too heavy in saturated and trans fats and skimpy on the healthy, unsaturated kind, found in good-for-you foods like fish, olive oil and nuts.

Unfortunately, it’s too easy to find foods — especially on the menus of your favorite chain restaurants — that trample those daily fat recommendations in one fell swoop. Here are seven of the worst offenders. Let us know in the comments what other fat traps you’ve spotted — or even eaten!    When health experts say to eat fish a couple of times a week, they don’t mean any and all fish.
Not only are certain types healthier for you (and the environment), but how the fish is prepared also makes a big difference, with fried dishes of course being the worst offenders.
No one expects fish and chips to be a healthy choice, but Applebee’s New England Fish & Chips has a jaw-dropping 138 grams of fat, about the same as one and a half sticks of butter and more than enough fat for three days.                                                                                                  diet, Health, Human nutrition, Nutrition, Butter, Calorie, Diet food, Gram, Olive oil, Saturated fat, Fat, Trans fat, Applebee, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, fat in food, fats in food, fatty foods, fat food

Oatmeal Cake!

Reblogged: from Chocolate – Covered Katie                                                                                                                                   To try this yummy Oatmeal Cake recipe, You will need:                                                                                                                    1/2 cup oats (50g),1/4 tsp vanilla extract, sweetener, such as 1 1/2 T maple syrup or 1 to 1 1/2 packs stevia (I omitted, but I’ve cautioned y’all before about my lack of sweet tooth.) 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (60g) (Or sub banana. it’s awesome this way!) 1/4 cup milk, creamer, juice, or water (I used 60g) 1/8 tsp salt, Handful of chocolate chips (and a few for the top, too!) Optional: unless you like the taste of fat-free baking, add 1-2T oil, vegan butter, or nut butter (If oil, scale the milk back a little. If vegan butter, scale the salt back a little.) Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cinnamon (If you like cinnamon in chocolate chip cookies)

Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, then mix in wet. Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins). Cook for 20 minutes, or more until it’s firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3-5 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust). Don’t forget to spray your ramekins first if you want your cakes to pop out.

Like a warm chocolate-chip cookie! With gooey, melted chocolate in every delicious bite.Listen up, Calorie Counters: I know that many people who read my blog are watching their weight.You will be excited to know that this oatmeal cake is like three times the size of a Larabar for roughly the same amount of calories!.Can breakfast get any cooler than a personal-sized oatmeal cake? Answer: No. Not unless you decided to add chocolate chips.                                                                                                   Nutrition Facts: (based on the Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal) Calories: 180 Fat: 3g Protein: 7g Fiber: 9g (All flavors are pretty similar, nutritionally speaking. I usually add some form of nut butter to my boatmeal, but I’ve calculated the nutritional info without the optional nut butter for those of you who wish to keep it low-cal.)

.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Here are some other Oatmeal Cake Flavors:

Pumpkin Pie ,Cinnamon Bun,Banana Bread,Oatmeal-Raisin ,Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Shrimp Scampi with Linguini

Shrimp Scampi with linguine



For the pasta, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil. When it has come to the boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguine. Stir to make sure the pasta separates; cover. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done. Drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using) until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper; add them to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan; set aside and keep warm. Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley and cooked pasta. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over a bit more olive oil and serve immediately                                                                                    Black pepper, Butter, Calorie, Deveining, diet, dieting programs, Eating, Fitness, Food, Health, Human nutrition, Olive oil, Pasta, Physical exercise, Portion Control, Serving size, Shallot, Shrimp,

Best of Diabetic Connect

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I just found this great new recipe in a free recipe book I downloaded from Best of Diabetic Connect to share with you. I find a lot of  free recipe ebooks online. So if your diabetic and struggling with your weight this would be perfect for you. Here is a link so you can download your own copy of this e-book with many more delicious Recipes. This will help with planning healthy meals for your new eating plan.  Just click the link for your copy     1408_BODCrecipes                                                                                                                                                                                       Lemon Baked  Chicken                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You will need  4 lemons, 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, 2 Tbs butter, 1/2 c flour, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt. Directions : Squeeze 1/2 c juice from lemons, marinate chicken in juice and refrigerate, at least an hour and up to 12 hours. Heat oven to 350 and butter a roasting pan. Melt butter, then combine flour, salt and pepper. Roll chicken in flour mix and set in roasting pan. Drizzle with melted butter and cook in pre-heated oven until well browned, 50-55 min. Nutritional Facts,Can cut Carb/salt by substituting Smart Balance Light instead of butter, and Mrs. Dash for salt. Cal. 534 Protein 50g Sodium 695g Carb 10g Servings:4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Loss Weight, diet, Dieting, Weight Loss Tips, weight loss programs, dieting programs, Top Weight loss, Health, Portion Control, Food, Human nutrition, Eating, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Fitness, Programs, Calorie