Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Add some Brussels Sprouts

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15

Hi all! Are you all ready for thanksgiving?  I wanted to share a quick recipe that you may want to add to your Thanksgiving dinner. Brussels Sprouts are a great change to green beens, broccoli, or just add them to the menu as a green, healthy, and yummy bite. May the Lord bless your Thanksgiving!
~Wash Brussel Sprouts~
 ~boil water and add sprouts for 2 to 3 minutes~
~remove from heat and rinse with cool water to stop cooking~
 ~Cut ends off & slice in half~
~Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan(or nutritional yeast), and garlic salt or powder~
 ~Arrange on baking sheet and place in broiler for 5 mins. Remove and serve~
May you enjoy the many gifts given to us from our Lord this thanksgiving! 

linking to: What I made Wednesday

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Butternut Squash Soup

Happy Monday to you all! It's almost thanksgiving; can you believe it? Yeah! I am so excited and want to include three things I am thankful for today before I get into my "Make it Monday" post.
1. Weekends! I am thankful the Lord has given us the weekends to enjoy time with family and friends!
2. Free sermon downloads: They are such a blessing when kids are sick and you can't make it to church you still can get fed God's word at home! 
3. My husbands! His perseverance in school is inspiring! 

~Onto Making Monday's~
For those of you who may not know, I have a love for a good soup and salad. My recent favorite is Butternut Squash Soup. My hubby took the kids and I to this yummy bakery cafe near us for our girl's 3rd birthday and you want to know what I ordered for breakfast? Yep! Butternut Squash Soup! And I loved every minute of it! Yum!  Yum!  Yum!

Last year I had my first attempt at trying this yummy soup from scratch. And this year I altered the recipe a bit. I wanted to share it with you! It's a perfect thanksgiving treat! Hope you enjoy! Ingredients listed at the bottom.
~Cut the Squash in half and remove the seeds~
 ~Place Squash "inside" down on a baking sheet with 1/4 to 1/2 inch of water~
 ~Roast on open fire or bbq 1/2 Red Pepper~
 ~Saute 1/2 cup of onions in 1/4 cup veggie broth
 ~Blend the ingredient in a blender and add to large pan~
 ~Serve and enjoy~

2 Butternut Squash
1 cup chopped onions
2 cups Veggie Broth
1/2 cup Almond Milk (you can use whatever kind of Milk you prefer)
1/2  Fire Roasted Red Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Nut Meg
 Pepper to taste

Bake squash in oven at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until soft.
Combine in pan milk, broth, and turn on low.
Combine sautéed onions, Red Peppers, Squash, and 1/4 cup water in blender to mix. The consistency should be think.
Pour blender mix into broth mix and cook until heated through. Add spices, top with a bit of coconut sugar, cinnamon, and thyme.

May you be filled with the joy of the Lord as you celebrate all that you have to be thankful for!

Linking to:
Mouthwatering Monday
Made with Love Mondays
Craftomaniac Mondays

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sneaky Chef is a Healthy Chef!

Here are my thoughts!
Okay so I have had this book for a few years and just decided after watching a informational video on Netflix called Food inc. (which I totally recommend watching!) that I wanted to try a recipe from Missy's book. Here's my thing...
I enjoy cooking for the most part! I desire that we eat healthy, and I really do love most veggies and fruits, but I want my kids and hubby to also! I try to buy organic when possible, and I try to introduce our kids to different foods including different health and ethnic foods, and for the most part they will try it. But this book to me is not about being sneaky to get my kids to eat; it's about being healthy! This book is full of great ways to add more health to the foods most people are currently making. So if I am going to make a mash potatoes, why not throw in so more veggies through puree if no one even knows the difference in taste so that it is healthier for us all! LOVE this idea! I did try this in a mac n cheese from the Pioneer Woman's site and it was fabulous!
So I opened the book and the first thing I read was about how most Ranch dressings have MSG! My jaw hit the floor! Surley my beloved Hidden Valley that my mom and I have been making for years couldn't contain MSG. I went to the cabinet, grabbed my dressing mix and searched the ingredients! Sure enough it was there! Devastated I wanted to read more.
So I am almost done reading this fabulous book and I am so blessed to have found it! Only wish I would have read it earlier! So check it out! I am going to try a few recipes (including a search for new Ranch) and I will be back to tell you about hoe good and healthy they were! :)
I would love any thoughts or comments on this or any ranch dressings you know of with NO MSG that are yummy! We love ranch!
May the Lord bless you all!