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!

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Zucchini Pizza Boats
July 11, 2011, 1:18 pm
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Inspiration struck yesterday!  Reviews are:  Nate: “These are delicious!” (Said at least 5 times) and Will:  “Mommy, I love this dinner!”  Owen: “Pizza!”

Zucchini Pizza Boats

2-3 zucchini sliced lengthwise (You can also sub summer squash)

1/2-1 c pizza sauce

3/4 c shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 c shredded parmesan cheese

Fillers* see instructions

1.  Scoop the seeds out of the zucchini halves, leaving some flesh.  *Mince some filler veggies.  I used 2 cloves of garlic, about 2T minced onion and about 1/4 cup of broccoli stems that the boys passed over.

2.  Scoop an even amount of sauce into each zucchini half.  Layer the minced veggies and top with cheese.

3.  You can bake or grill these puppies.  You could bake them at 350 (it will probably take about 30 minutes).  We grilled them and they were fantastic! 



Peanut Noodles – My Staple Recipe
June 23, 2011, 7:22 pm
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I’ve begun leading workshops through my church about whole foods.  One of the things we talked about was having a few staple recipes to fall back on when you either don’t have a plan, or are running low on groceries.  Well, here is my FAVORITE staple recipe..

Oh So Delicious Peanut Noodles

A fist full of rice noodles or whole wheat noodles

Sauce:

1/4c cup peanut butter (Try buying from those grinders in the store – so good!)

2 T coconut milk + more to thin if necessary (Or, you can just use regular milk or water in a pinch)

1 t red curry paste

2 T Pure Maple Syrup

2 T lemon or lime juice

1 t soy sauce 

3 T sesame oil

1 T minced ginger

1 clove garlic, minced 

This will make enough sauce for about a fist-full of pasta, depending on how saucy you want your noodles.

Additional Add Ins:

Shredded Carrots

Shredded Cucumbers

Chopped broccoli (steamed or raw)

Sprouts

Pepper slices

Be creative!

Cook up your noodles.  While they are cooking, mix up your sauce.  When your noodles are done, drain (and rinse if you want your noodles cold)  Toss together the sauce, noodles, and add-ins.   You can serve this warm or cold.



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!



Simplify
June 6, 2010, 1:31 pm
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With everything that is difficult and fast-paced in our lives, eating shouldn’t be at the top of our lists.  I know that starting out on a clean diet can seem very intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.  There are so many quick and easy recipes that are delicious and wholesome!  For example, this could easily be an entire meal..

3/4 – 1 c cottage cheese

1 apple

2 crisp breads, (like Wasa)

A few carrots

A large glass of Water.

Easy huh?  You don’t have to make a fancy meal to be clean!



Squash and Tomato Pasta Sauce
April 26, 2010, 2:11 am
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1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 c red wine
1/2 summer squash, diced
1 starship squash, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz tomato sauce
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
small palmful dried oregano leaves
pinch marjoram
2 T extra virgin olive oil

In a skillet heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and simmer until translucent. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about a half an hour. If you feel you need a little extra liquid mix in some tomato juice. Serve over pasta or rice.  If you really wanted, you could just eat it as a soup.  🙂