The Jesus Diet


Stuffed Tomatoes
July 17, 2011, 1:21 am
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Everyone has heard of stuffed peppers, but stuffed tomatoes?!  Last year I tried a recipe for tomatoes stuffed with spinach and cheese.  They were amaze-balls.  This year, I switched it up a little.. Here’s the recipe!

Stuffed Tomatoes

4 tomatoes

1 green pepper

1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese

2T parmesan cheese

Salt and Pepper

Cut the top off of the tomatoes and scoop out the guts (leave enough flesh on the side that they can hold their form).  Put the guts into your food processor with the big blade attachment.  Season the inside of your tomatoes with a little bit of salt and fresh ground pepper.  Throw your seeded and cored green pepper and cheeses into the food processor with your tomato guts.  Whiz a few times until it’s thoroughly mixed together and spoon it back into your tomatoes.  Cook at 350 for about 15 minutes, until all the cheese is melty and the tomatoes are soft.

Alterations:  You can throw about anything inside your tomato.. Add some basil, cooked rice, meat, beans.. Seriously people, the tomato’s your oyster!



Simple Green Bean Saute
July 1, 2011, 6:32 pm
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This was so good I ate it before I even thought of pictures!

Simple Green Bean Saute

1-2 T butter

1/2 c chopped red spring onion

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

1 1/2 c fresh green beans

Melt butter in a big skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chopped red onion and garlic, cook and stir for 5-8 minutes, or until onions are translucent.  Add green beans and continue to saute until onions are caramelized.  Sprinkle with salt.



Revamped BLT Salad
August 17, 2010, 2:12 am
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This recipe is so good I just had to share it with you right after I finished eating!

Revamped BLT Salad

4 hardboiled eggs, chopped

3 pieces of organic nitrate/nitrite-free bacon, cooked and chopped

3 tomatoes, seeded and diced

3 cloves of garlic, cooked in 1T EVOO until browned

4c baby spinach

2 T EVOO

Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Mix all these ingredients together and serve immediately.  Deeeeelish!



Green Beans and Sweet Corn with Summer Vinaigrette
July 14, 2010, 7:41 pm
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This dish is super easy and fast.  It provided a sweet tanginess that everyone loved!

Green Beans and Sweet Corn with Summer Vinaigrette

1 1/2 cups fresh sweet corn

2 lbs green beans, trimm

ed

1 c tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Vinaigrette

2 T EVOO

2 T white wine vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

2 T fresh chopped thyme

splash of fresh lemon juice

sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Steam green beans and corn until tender.  Cool corn enough to handle and using a sharp knife, cut kernals off the husk and set back with the beans.

In a large bowl whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients.  Add corn, beans, and tomatoes and toss until coated.  Serve!  🙂



A Taste of Summer
May 16, 2010, 7:43 pm
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I love summer.  It’s my favorite time of year!  One of my favorite summer food combinations is fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella.  Yum!  I could eat about anything with this combination!  At the farmers market this year there are several people who have grown organic hot-house tomatoes.  Such a simple and delicious recipe, it gives you the best flavors of summer!  For Mother’s Day, Nate picked up fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella and made me these little appetizers…


Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Deliciousness!

Sliced tomatoes

Fresh mozzarella – cubed

fresh basil leaves, torn

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling

freshly ground black pepper

I didn’t include amounts on this recipe on purpose, as you can use as much or as little of each ingredient as you like!  Assemble your toothpicks, or layer pieces on a plate, as you prefer.  Drizzle a thin layer of EVOO on top, and sprinkle with black pepper.  Good luck saving room for the rest of your meal!



Carrots – more than just for eyesight!
April 30, 2010, 6:42 pm
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Recently I have been hearing so many wonderful things about carrots. I’ve always thought carrots were.. fine, nothing amazing. Boy, was I wrong! Carrots are FULL of incredible vitamins and minerals, and I have truly come to love the unique taste!

I also heard recently about the benefits of cooking your carrots whole, instead of chopped up.. Here’s a quote from an article published in Medical News Today:

“Brandt and colleagues found that carrots boiled before cutting had 25 percent more of the anti cancer chemical falcarinol than those that were cut up before boiling. They also found uncut cooked carrots had higher concentrations of the naturally occurring sugars that give them their distinctive flavour.” … “Chopping up your carrots increases the surface area so more of the nutrients leach out into the water while they are being cooked.” “By cooking them whole and chopping them up afterwards you are locking in both taste and nutrients so the carrot is better for you all round,” she added. Read More Here

While carrots are steaming, mix in a large bowl:
1/4 tsp salt
2 T Lemon/Lime juice
1 Tbsp Honey
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp cinnamon

When carrots have finished cooking, slice them,
or cut them into strips, however you prefer to eat them.
Toss with sauce and let it sit for several
hours to overnight to increase the flavor.
Enjoy!