Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

Lemon Chicken Stir Fry


This recipe, Lemon Chicken Stir Fry is from Diabetic Connect.  Go deliciously Asian tonight with this sensational stir fry!  Our recipe includes a simple option to cut carbs by replacing some of the rice.

Lemon Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

1 ½ lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into strips

2 tsp. fresh minced ginger

½ cup sliced red and green peppers

1 cup sliced carrots, celery, onions

1 lemon juice (approx. ¼ cup)

2 Tbsp. Ponzu soy sauce

2 Tbsp. light brown sugar

¼ cup water

1 Tbsp. cornstarch

3 cups cooked rice

½ head of cauliflower

½ cup sliced scallions

Prepare rice according to directions on package.  If you want to reduce the carbs in the rice, cut the rice amount in half.  Once it is cooked, take ½ a head of cauliflower and place in food processor.  Pulse until it is in small granular pieces.  Mix with your hot rice and let it steam.  Do not cook the cauliflower.

While your rice is cooking heat the oil in your wok or skillet and add the chicken and stir fry for 5-6 minutes.  Remove from the pan and set aside.

Heat the sesame oil in the wok or skillet and add your prepared vegetables (except the scallions) and the ginger.  Stir fry for about 6 minutes until tender crisp.

While vegetables are cooking, mix the lemon juice, water, Ponzu, brown sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl.  Set aside.

Add chicken back to the pan and mix with vegetables.  Whisk your lemon juice mixture again and add to your wok or skillet.  Stir fry until sauce begins to thicken, about 2-3 minutes.  Continue to stir to coat well with sauce.

Serve over hot rice (and cauliflower if you do the low carb option) and garnish with scallions.


(Recipe for Lemon Chicken Stir Fry came from Diabetic Connect, 2014)


Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce


Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce

Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



I started making these enchiladas last year during lent.  The meatless recipe lets my family observe the season and still eat Mexican food.  When I took them to school, my co-workers couldn’t get enough.

             Mari Acedo                                                                        Chandler, Arizona


Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce Recipe

Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce

16 corn tortillas (6 inch)

½ cup plus 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

2 medium, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

½ tsp. ground cumin

1 ½ lbs. uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

2 cups (8 oz.) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided

2 cans (10 oz. each) green enchilada sauce

Fresh salsa, optional

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a skillet, heat ½ cup oil over medium-high heat.  In batches, fry tortillas 10 seconds on each side or until pliable (DO NOT ALLOW TO CRISP).  Drain on paper towels.  Cover with foil.

In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat.  Add tomatoes, onion, garlic and cumin; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until onion are tender.  Add shrimp; cook 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally.  Stir in spinach; heat through.

Place ¼ cup shrimp mixture off-center on each tortilla; top with 1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese.  Roll up and place in greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish, seam side DOWN.  Top with green enchilada sauce; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake enchiladas, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.          8 serving

(Recipe for Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce was on www.tasteofhome.com, 2014)


German Vegetable Soup

German Vegetable Soup

German Vegetable Soup


My sister-in-law gave me this recipe – it’s a nice thick soup.  It does call for quite a few ingredients, but that is worth it!

        Gundrun Braker                                                 Burnett, Wisconsin


German Vegetable Soup Recipe

German Vegetable Soup

1 ½ lbs. ground beef

2 medium onions, diced

2 Tbsp. beef bouillon granules

1 cup water

Salt and pepper to taste

1 bay leaf

1 can (46 oz.) tomato or vegetable juice

3 celery ribs, diced

6 medium carrots, sliced

3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

3 cups shredded cabbage

1 small green pepper, chopped

1 can (15 ¼ oz.) whole kernel corn drained

1 can (8 ½ oz.) peas, drained

1 can (8 oz.) cut green beans, drained

In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Dissolve bouillon in water; add to the beef mixture.  Add the salt, pepper, garlic, bay leaf, tomato juice, celery, carrots, potatoes, cabbage and green pepper.

Simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

(Recipe for German Vegetable Soup came from tasteofhome.com)


Brunch Puffs Main Dish

Brunch Puffs Main Dish

Brunch Puffs Main Dish

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at www.tasteofhome.com


This recipe wasn’t handed down from my mother – it was passed “up” from my granddaughter!  It’s now my favorite dish for Mother’s Day – and year round as well.

                Judy Gochenour                                                                               Logan, Iowa


Brunch Puffs Main Dish Recipe

Brunch Puffs Main Dish

1 cup water

½ cup butter

½ tsp. salt

1 cup flour

4 eggs

Filling:   ½ cup chopped green peppers

½ cup chopped onions

1 Tbsp. butter

8 eggs

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

1 cup chopped fully cooked ham

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil.  Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms.  Remove from the heat; let stand 5 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.

Drop by ¼ cupfuls 2 inch apart onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 F. for 35 minutes or until golden brown.  Transfer to a wire rack.  Immediately split puffs open; remove and discard tops and soft dough from the inside.  Set aside.

In a large skillet, sauté green pepper and onion in butter until tender.  In a medium bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper.  Add to skillet, stirring over medium heat until almost done.  Add ham and cheese; stir until eggs are set.  Spoon into puffs.  Serve immediately.     8 serving

(Recipe for Brunch Puffs Main Dish was in tasteofhome.com)


French Onion with Provolone Cheese Soup

French Onion with Provolone Cheese Soup

French Onion with Provolone Cheese Soup

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at www.tasteofhome.com


I ADAPTED a basic recipe to copy the onion soup served at my favorite restaurant.  No matter what my entrée, I always ordered the soup.  Now I can make it at home.   It’s a meal in itself or an impressive beginning to a full-course meal.

Barbara Brunner                                                                     Steelton, Pennsylvania

French Onion with Provolone Soup Recipe

French Onion with Provolone Soup

2 medium onions, chopped

1 tsp. sugar

6 Tbsp. butter, divided

1 Tbsp. flour

1/8 tsp. pepper

Dash nutmeg

2 ½ cups beef or vegetable broth

2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

2 slices French bread (1 inch thick)

4-6 slices provolone cheese

In a large saucepan, sauté onions and sugar in 3 tablespoons of butter until golden brown.  Stir in the flour, pepper and nutmeg until blended.  Gradually stir in broth.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.  Stir in the Parmesan cheese.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt remaining butter; add bread.  Cook until golden brown on both sides.  Ladle soup into two oven-proof bowls.  Place 2-3 slices of cheese in each bowl; top with bread and remaining cheese.  Bake at 375 F. for 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.         2 servings

(Recipe for French Onion with Provolone Soup was on www.tasteofhome.com)

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