A Do Nothing Friday

March 6, 2009 mamoointhemiddle

Today I may or may not get dressed….I think NOT !!

I had a new recipe last night that was very tasty and I would like to share it. This meal is on our new change of life diet. I hope someone will try it and ENJOY !!

I got this recipe (that my daughter, Stacy actually did the cooking) from my Taste Of Home Magazine March 23, 2009 Issue. Submitted by Kelly Young, Cocoa Florida.

It is called:    Sausage & Rice Stew

1 pkg. (16 oz) smoked turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and sliced

1 large sweet onion, chopped

2 shallots, chopped

1 Tbsp chopped pickled jalapeno slices

1 garlic clove, minced

1 Tbsp canola oil

2 Cups water

1 can (14-1/2 oz) reduced sodium chicken broth

2 cans (15 oz each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 Cup uncooked long grain rice

1 tsp dried  oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp pepper

2 Cups fresh baby spinach

In a dutch oven, saute the kielbasa, onion, shallots, jalapeno and garlic in oil until onion is tender. Add the water, broth, beans, rice and seasonings. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat: cover and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in spinach. Cook 5 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.

Nutrition Facts: 1 1/2 cups equal 369 calories, 7 g fat(2 g saturated fat) 47 cholesterol 1.162 mg sodium 52 g carbohydrate 7 g fiber 22 g protein

YIELD: 6 servings

We served this with cornbread muffins….made with skimmed milk, and 2 Tbsp canola oil, 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup cornmeal, 1 egg, 1 Tbsp Splenda, 3 1/2 tsp baking powder. Baked in muffin pan sprayed with canola oil at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes…..Not real sure on the calories for this but our best guess is around 140 calories a muffin.

I hope someone will try this recipe ?!  Because I will be adding a lot more to my blog….If I have to eat healthier I want everyone to eat healthier !!!

I leave you with a quote from the lady who was way ahead of her time…..Mae West

It is better to be looked over….than overlooked !!




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One Comment Add your own

  • 1. Stacy  |  March 6, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    This was excellent and will be on the menu again very soon!! Keep up the good work.

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