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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Rio Grande Kidney Bean Soup

main dish, soups/stews, beans, diabetic, crockpot

1 slice bacon
1 teaspoon garlic; minced
1/2 cup onion; chopped
2 1/2 cup kidney beans; canned with liquid
3 cup beef broth
3 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper; freshly
1/4 teaspoon dried basil; crumbled

Fry bacon over medium heat in heavy frying pan; crumble bacon and set aside. Reheat bacon drippings over medium heat; saute garlic and onion until tender, stirring occaionally. Puree beans in blender or food processor fitted with steel blade and stir into onion mixture. Blend in crumbled bacon and remaining ingredients, stirring occasionally until soup is hot. Remove and discard by leaves. Soup will thicken as it stands and be thinned with water or additional beef broth. Food Exchanges per serving: 1 VEGETABLE EXCHANGE + 1 STARCH/BREAD EXCHANGE + 1/2 FAT EXCHANGE CHO: 19g; PRO: 8g; FAT: 3g; CAL: 136 Low-sodium diets: This recipe is not suitable. Source: The Art of Cooking for the Diabetic by Mary Abbott Hess,R.D.,M.S. and Katharine Middleton Brought to you and yours via Nancy O'Brion and her Meal-Master