Food for Thought – July 15, 2014

Since I should have fish at least twice a week, I’m always looking for fish recipes. This tasty, healthy fish recipe comes from Joan Garneau of Ellenton, FL.

Caesar Salmon Fillets

4 salmon fillets (6 oz. each)

1/2 cup fat-free Caesar salad dressing

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 garlic clove, minced

1) Place salmon fillets in large resealable plastic bag; add salad dressing. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate at least 2 hours.

2) Drain and discard marinade. Coat grill rack with nonstick spray before starting grill. Place salmon skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes.

3) In a small bowl, combine soy sauce and garlic; brush over salmon. Grill 10-15 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally.

Yield: 4 servings of 322 calories each.

Diabetic exchanges: 5 lean meat.

My husband likes pork. So here is a great pork recipe from Yvonne White of Williamson, NY.

Mom’s Oven 

Barbecued Ribs

3-4 lbs. country-style pork ribs

1-1/2 cups water

1 cup ketchup

1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce

1) Place ribs in a greased roasting pan. Bake, uncovered,  at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to boil; cook 1 minutes. Drain ribs. Spoon sauce over ribs.

2) Cover and bake 1-1/2 hours. Uncover; bake 30 minutes longer, basting once.

Yield: 4-6 servings.

This recipe from Kroger will help cool you on a hot day.

Very Berry Smoothie

1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup frozen mixed berries

2 cups orange juice

4 oz. lite whipped topping (thawed)

1-1/2 cups ice

1) Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds.

Serves 2. Refrigerate any leftovers.

This last thought from Katherine Smith Matheney.

My Chapel

I have a loving chapel

Where I can kneel and pray;

It’s not a very fancy one,

God hears me anyway.

He knows I’m just a humble one

And sometimes weak, you see,

Forgives my imperfections

And He watches over me.

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Until next time,

Ellie