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!

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


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


1 c tomatoes, seeded and chopped



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!