Corn on the Cob
Leaf Cuisine Garlicky Herb Spread
Boil the corn in water until the corn is tender and brightly colored. Remove from water and strain. Salt to your taste and then slather on a generous amount of the Garlicky Herb Spread onto the corn, Enjoy!
While I am not sure this constitutes as a real recipe, this is sure hitting the spot today. I have to say I drove almost close to an hour to try out Kite Hills version of Cashew Cheese (I usually just make my own.) I wanted to see why all the bloggers I follow are so obsessed with its flavor and not just whip some up at home?
To say I was a little disappointed when I arrive at Whole Foods to find the price was $9.99 for a small container of the cashew cheese is a big understatement. I was bummed at the price, not only for myself, but for all the people who are dairy free and the kids…what about the kids…I digress. I looked over to the right and found a much cheaper version of the flavor I was hoping to try with Kite Hill and its the Garlicky Herb from Leaf Cuisine. Certainly, not my first choice and the price still a bit higher than I would have liked to spend on a treat, but a great replacement for my dashed hopes and dreams. Not in good conscious will I support a company that charges that much for a product I can make at home. I will continue to happily make my own cashew cheese and experiment with textures and flavors.
I hope you enjoy this little side dish. My boys and I enjoyed it as an easy lunch. We are heading out of town soon and trying to clean up the produce that will expire before we return.
1 can of coconut milk
1 can of tomato paste
1/2 tbs curry
1/2 tbs onion powder
1/2 tbs garlic powder
1 can of black beans
1 packet of instant potatos
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Sabbath, our day of wonderful rest. The day I give myself grace in cooking meals for family. We spend the time hanging out and trying not to spend money, do chores, or cook.
While I spent the day before preparing my home for Sabbath (cleaning all the toilets, laundry, etc.) A smell of gas lead us to leave the home promptly and lead to spending the rest of my afternoon/evening at my sisters house while a tech came out to fix a leak in the gas meter. This left me with out a meal plan for the Sabbath. So, to the cubbys I go on the hunt for something quick that requires no work or prep at all. Rest, Cassy, Rest!
Make potatoes as instructed on packet.
Mix together in a pot and let simmer for 5 mins: coconut milk, 1/2 can of tomato paste, curry, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Taste as you add ingredients to adjust to your liking.
Open and strain/rinse black beans and set aside.
Grab a paper bowl (No dishes! Yay!)
Place some potato in the bottom of the bowl
Scoup about 1/2 cup of black beans onto the potatoes
Pour 1 cup of the warm curry sauce on top
Salt and Pepper to taste
Serve and Enjoy!
Talking with strangers can be difficult for some people. Sharing your faith with them can be even harder. Even if you know the person it can be difficult to start up a conversation with them about God if they are not a believer.
Back in the spring of 2000 I took a trip with my college’s Campus Crusade For Christ group to Panama City Beach Florida for spring break. Our mission was to go out onto the beaches and share our faith with those who had come to party and drink. Having given my life to Christ with my own faith just a year earlier (I grew up in a Christian home but was just living out my parents faith before then) I was still new to the reaching out to others scene. I remember talking to a few people on the beach, but I wasn’t as adventurous as others in our group. It wasn’t until a year and a half later, when I joined a group called Captive Free, where I felt confidant and courageous enough to go out and share my faith with strangers. With Captive Free I had the chance to travel through the Great Lakes area for a year in a van going from church to church spreading God’s Word to others, mostly the youth. I have to say that once I took that step outside of my comfort zone I felt more confidant with sharing my faith and telling others about Christ.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15 NKJV
Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ) says that we should go out onto the world and preach the gospel. To preach the gospel not only are you sharing God’s Word but your also sharing your faith. Anyone can just read someone something, but for that reading to help change their life you also need to share your faith with them. That may even mean opening up a little more then your comfortable with and sharing about your past. Showing that you care and make it more understandable means you might have to share some of your faults it mistakes you’ve made in the past. This can seem hard or impossible but with God’s help anything is possible. If this is hard for you at first just pray for strength, courage, and wisdom. I know that you shall receive if you believe because God wants us to share His love with others. Have a great day and God Bless.
Red Pepper Bake
ingredients: (serves 4)
2 organic Red Peppers (julienne)
1 Jar of gluten free organic spaghetti sauce
1lb of ground organic chicken (some contain rosemary-which is fine, still tastes great!)
2 cups of cooked organic rice (We love Jasmine)
Brown your meat until cooked through. Add in the the julienne red peppers. Add in the spaghetti sauce, and the 2 cups of cooked rice. Bring to a boil, put cover on the pan (we use stainless steel,) and reduce heat to simmer. Once the peppers are soft, the dish is ready!
Serve warm with a sprinkle of Salt and Pepper to taste.
This recipe is a staple in our home for many years. We have tried several variations by switching the protein out for quinoa, beef, or turkey. (Chicken seems to be the winner for now.) Changing up the spaghetti sauce, changes the flavor too. You may also use a variation of peppers to your liking.
This recipe is clean, gluten free, dairy free, fool proof, quick, and easy to feed a crowd with too if you double up the ingredients.
I hope you enjoy! (I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!)