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!



Wilted Greens
July 14, 2011, 5:07 pm
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About a year ago my massage therapist told me about this recipe that her grandmother used to make all the time.  I tried it this spring, and it’s now my FAVORITE way to eat my greens!

Wilted Greens

6 slices of bacon (know your farmer!  Make sure to buy bacon without nitrites or nitrates)

1/2 c chopped green onions

1/4 c Apple Cider Vinegar

2 T honey

8 cups greens, torn into pieces

Cook the bacon until crispy.  Drain and save drippings.  Crumble the bacon and set aside.  Add green onions to the drippings and cook until tender.  Add the ACV, honey and 1/4 c water.  Cook and stir until boiling.  Add bacon and stir together.  Pour over lettuce and serve immediately.

Hey, and while you’re at it, check out Mare at Just Making Noise!  I’ve entered this recipe in the Simple Lives Thursday Blog Hop.  Have a look!



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! 



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.



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!



Nutmeg and Honey Drizzled Fresh Fruit
August 12, 2010, 11:15 pm
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I apologize for the lack of posts recently; my family and I moved a week ago and things are just beginning to calm down.  We have had loads of family coming in and are expecting more over the next few days.  However, today was our anniversary and I felt compelled to share the delicious breakfast I made.. Here it is!

Nutmeg and Honey Drizzled Fresh Fruit

Serves 4  Ready in 20 min

4 bananas

4 nectarines

2 T honey

1 1/2 t fresh grated nutmeg

  1. Peel bananas and slice nectarines in half, removing the stone.  Grill over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until soft.
  2. Place fruit on individual plates and drizzle with honey.  Sprinkle nutmeg on top and serve.  Yuuuuum!