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9/24/12 8:19 A

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Cinnamon Nutmeg Pumpkin Soup
By: dLife®

Categories: diabetic, pumpkin, soups : can be made Vegan

Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: :15

A warm, creamy pumpkin soup spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. The perfect soup for the fall season, this recipe is packed with sweet pumpkin flavor. Serve with some warm bread and you've got a perfect lunch. Brought to you by dLife® Diabetic Friendly Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.Yield: 4 Servings

4 cups fresh cubed pumpkin 2 cups half & half 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2- 1 teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg, 1 tablespoon fresh chives, snipped as garnish,

Fill medium saucepan with 1-inch of water. Add pumpkin and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Drain well. In food processor, process pumpkin and half and half until smooth. Return to saucepan and add brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat mixture to boiling, and then immediately reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered. Serve in bowls and garnish with chives.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving equals 184 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 50 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-3/4 fat, 1/4 starch.

We switched the half-and-half to unsweetened almond milk, (just as thick - but heart-healthy and VEGAN) plus added 1 tsp fresh grated ginger and it still came out amazing!

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10/29/10 1:00 P

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I have never heard of that but appreciate you looking it up.

Thanks!

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10/29/10 12:18 P

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Um, never heard of Blue Banana. Couldn't tell by your link. So I went back and looked on another team's thread where it's posted; it is called Sweet Meat Squash.

Sweet Meat Squash:
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"C. maxima 115 days. One of the heirloom treasures of the Northwest, Sweet Meat is still virtually unknown in the rest of the US. This 10-15 pound, slate gray, round squash is renowned for its superb keeping quality and unsurpassed rich, sweet flavor. It makes the best pumpkin pie on earth! Vigorous vines grow to 10 feet."

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10/29/10 11:53 A

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Are you talking about The Blue Banana Squash? davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/93501/

Do you have a recipe for the delicata and sweet dumplings?

Yummy!

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10/29/10 11:02 A

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Oh wow I just found this thread **FOR THE FIRST TIME**. I can't wait to go back over all the recipes but will have to come back. I love delicata and sweet dumpling. You've got to try them if you haven't. Never heard of peanut. Of course I love the regulars - butternut, acorn, carnival. In the NW they have a gray-blue squash the rest of the country has never heard of, that I just learned about this year, the name escapes me at the moment, that makes the BEST pumpkin pie, better than real pumpkin.

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8/16/10 9:46 A

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That was a beautiful display!!! and I learned alot about Delacata...maybe I'll plant some next year!
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Delicata Squash is also called "Peanut Squash" and I have heard of Peanut Squash.

Here is a link to many photos. I am going to look for it at our local Farmer's Market.

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8/16/10 8:51 A

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I am with Linda on this - never heard of Delicata Squash. My folks always had a huge garden and full of many varieties of squash but this is one I am not familiar with. I am off to look it up.

Linda, that is the way I like my acorn squash also. I also like it with some Splenda brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon.

Have a great day. I am off to pick some cucumbers and tomatoes...

Yummmy

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8/15/10 9:15 P

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? All right, I'm not familiar with "delicata" squash. I may need some recipes, too the way mine are blooming, even though I go them in late, unless we have an EARLY FALL I'm gonna be Cookin'!!!

My fav way is to cut my acorn in half, roast then fill with rice or rice and meat stuffing and bake till warm throughout.
Need more info....
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8/15/10 8:08 P

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Does anyone have an interesting recipe using delicata squash? I plan to freeze some for soups and stews for the winter but would love to enjoy it often now as I harvest as well.
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6/28/10 8:00 P

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Sounds good...

Thanks so much for sharing.

Sunny

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I got this off from the TV and have not tried it, but I think I will
Hybiscus Tea:8 c. water
3 1/2 c. sugar
4 c. Hybiscus flowers
2 c. Vodca
2 limes, sliced
2 lemons, sliced
boil water, add sugar, stir until dislovedadd flowers and let cool, add vodcca, lemons and limes

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3/12/10 7:11 A

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Hi Jill - We have been talking about Asparagus so wanted to share my favorite recipe. It is only 75 calories per serving and goes great with Baked or Grilled Salmon.

Baked Asparagus
8 servings

Ingredients
2 bunches asparagus, washed
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
Coarse grained salt and cracked black pepper

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place asparagus in a large plastic bag. Drizzle half the olive oil over the asparagus, seal the bag and shake
until asparagus is coated evenly with the olive oil. If necessary, add only enough of the remaining olive oil to coat the asparagus. Place the asparagus in a single layer on a cookie sheet, season with salt and pepper. Bake until tender or crunchy depending upon your preference, about 12 to 20 minutes. I like mine crunchy so only bake it about 10-12 minutes.



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That sounds sooo delicious

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11/18/09 8:12 P

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Ahhh! that sounds GOOD!
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11/18/09 8:09 P

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Sharing a great recipe with you all. I posted it on another thread as I couldn't remember where we were posting the seasonal foods.

Autumn Fruit Salad

2 red delicious apples
1 sliced bananas
1 Granny Smith apple
2 Bartlett pears
1/2 pound red grapes
1/2 cup almond slivers -- toasted
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon apple cider

Wash and core apples and pears,
peeling if desired.
Cut into one inch chunks.
Slice bananas 1/2" thick.
Wash grapes and cut in half.
Combine fruits and almonds in salad bowl.
Mix yogurt with spices and cider.
Pour over fruit salad and stir to coat fruits evenly.
Chill.



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I just added this recipe to the Spark recipe section. Healthy French Toast

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11/2/09 8:19 P

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What a great idea. I almost always have apples but rarely have pears. I buy them but not as often as apples.

Glad it turned out well and again thanks for the great idea!!!

Sunny

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I tried the butternut soup this weekend. YUM! I did substitue apples for pears because that is what I had on hand. But a very good soup. Thanks for the recipe.

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emoticon I have saved these to try later this week!

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10/30/09 7:53 A

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Butternut and Pear Soup

I love butternut & pears. This combination is GREAT. It is only 119 calories per serving and packs well for lunchs.

It is af sweet, yet not too sweet, soup with a hint of mild spice. Butternut squash and pears make a wonderful combination, and both flavors are evident in this warming fall and winter soup.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 tbsp curry powder
1 pound butternut squash (about half a medium squash), cut into 1-inch pieces
2 ripe medium Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 1/2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth


Heat oil on medium heat in Dutch oven or soup pot. Gently saute onions until softened - about 5 minutes. Add curry powder and stir, sauteing for 1 minute. Add butternut squash and pear pieces. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until squash and pear are tender. Transfer soup to a food processor or blender and pure until smooth, working in two batches if necessary.
Serves 6

Per Serving: Calories 119
Calories from Fat 17
total Fat 1.9g (sat 0.2g)
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 38mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Fiber 3.2g
Protein 2.5g


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Soups, soups, soups, and fresh baked bread. Will share some recipes later. emoticon emoticon

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Both of those dishes looks yummy! emoticon I have an empty bowl waiting.

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Well, it has been snowing for 2 days, now and nothing says HEARTY like BEANS! I soaked my beans last night and made this hearty cassaroule (SP?) this morning:

1 can of red kidney beans
1 can of white (navy) beans
1 can of garbonzoe beans
2 cans of cannellini beans
1 can of cranberry beans (borlotti)
2 large onions diced small
2 large cloves of garlic chopped
6 TBLS olive oil
1 large branch of rosemary
sea salt and pepper to taste
16 oz tomatoe sauce

Warm large pan, adding olive oil, onion and garlic. Carmelize until soft, adding beans, rosemary and salt and pepper. Mix and add tomatoes. Cook for 1 hour. serves 6-8 Hot or cold.

Enjoy!
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It is cool rainy weather here in Missouri and the Chili is on the stove. This is a great Chili and less than 300 Calories per serving.

Hugs, Sunny

Chipotle Chiles and Chocolate Chili

Smoky chipotle chiles and earthy chocolate add depth and richness to chili.

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients
Cooking spray
2 cups diced onion (about 1 large)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, minced
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup light sour cream
Chopped green onions (optional)
Preparation
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and turkey to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until turkey is browned and vegetables are tender. Add sugar and next 9 ingredients (through chipotle) to pan, stirring to blend; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate, stirring to melt. Ladle 1 1/4 cups chili in each of 8 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Garnish with green onions.

Nutritional Information
Calories:257 (23% from fat)
Fat:6.6g (sat 3.8g,mono 1.7g,poly 0.2g)
Protein:23.6g
Carbohydrate:26g
Fiber:6g
Cholesterol:34mg
Iron:2.6mg
Sodium:603mg
Calcium:78mg



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Here is a link to my Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels I make every Holiday season.
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Let's share some of our favorite foods and recipes for this season.
Let's keep it fun and share things we make for our families and friends for the Holidays to enjoy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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