Rustic Ratatouille

Begin by preheating your oven to 350’F.

Make the tomato sauce. In a cast iron skillet saute a large yellow onion and garlic, add that to a bowl with a large can of crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Immersion blend until mostly smooth. Some chunkiness is okay!

Spread the tomato sauce in a 1/2 thick layer on the bottom of a deep pan.

Thinly slice eggplant, tomatoes, yellow squash, and green zucchini. Layer on top of each other in neat rows.

Bake for 30 minutes covered. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

Easy Homemade Hotpockets

  • Good Pepperoni (Really any toppings you prefer)
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Italian Seasonings
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Egg
  • Freezer Pie Dough
  • Preheat Oven to 350’F
  • Mix in oregano, parsley, salt, pepper, and basil with the egg – set aside.
  • Roll out the freezer pie dough, cut into 6×6″ squares
  • Place egg mixture on the outside of the squares, the seam
  • On one half of the square place a small amount of tomato sauce, cheese, and your preferred toppings.
  • Fold over the side that does not have toppings, seal with a fork.
  • Brush egg on the outside of the pastry.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until insides are bubbling out and the crust is a golden brown.

Enjoy!

Easy Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

There’s nothing wrong with breakfast for dinner. The plan was to have leftovers for dinner last night. Well that quickly turned into an eggs, hasbrowns, and waffles kind of night instead. With homemade peanut butter whipped cream and bourbon barrel maple syrup of course. I’m definitely not complaining!


Easy Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

  • 8 oz Heavy Whipped Cream
  •  2 TBS Powdered Sugar
  • 2 TBS Creamy Peanut Butter

Whip the heavy cream until it’s beginning to form soft peaks, add powdered sugar and peanut butter and continue whipping until fully incorporated and stiff peaks form when lifting whisk out of bowl.

Enjoy!

Fish Taco Bowls

Holy delicious batman.

Tonight’s dinner was fish taco bowls. I’ve been so excited for this meal since we wrote the meal plan and grocery list for the week. Nom!

2 Servings

25 Minute Total Time

Fish:

  • 2 Pieces of Cod (Rice & Cabbage recipes allow for up to 4 pieces of cod)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Like Juice
  • Soy Sauce

Rub everything onto the fish, cook in the oven for 15 minutes at 350.

Coleslaw:

  • 1/2 Green Cabbage
  • 1/2 Small Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Raw Honey
  • Lime Juice to taste
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Whisk together sour cream, mayo, ACV, honey, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Thinly slice the cabbage and onion. Toss into sour cream mixture. Set aside.

Rice:

  • 2 Cups of Rice
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic

When rice is almost done add in cilantro and seasoning.

Put everything in a bowl, top with green onions and avocado.

Enjoy!

Just Eat

1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

1 Samuel 1:18 “…Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.”

1 Kings 19:4-8 “But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said, “Arise and eat, for the journey is too great for you.” And he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mount of God.”

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I was so touched by this verse that I had to text my man about it. I can get quite cranky when I’m hangry and he tends to be the receiver of my crankiness.

So many times in scripture food is referenced! Sacrificing food, gathering around food, gifting food, food falling from Heaven, food, food, food. God knows that we need food. Jesus was on this earth and His ministry was bringing food to people, fishing for food with people, gathering around food with people, sharing important news with people over food, using food as a representation of his body! FOOD!

The Bible also talks about what to eat, not to eat too much, and treating your body as a temple. Not to just be gluttons, but to appreciate food, and take care of our bodies.

Mental health and moods are included in that ‘taking care of’ bit. So enjoy the cake but also eat the foods that are going to nourish us and keep us from being miserable to those we are called to love.

Eat!

Easy PBFit Smoothie

I highly recommend keeping frozen bananas in your freezer for quick morning smoothies. This took exactly 3 minutes to make. I have no excuse not to make this for quick and easy breakfasts in the future.

  • 1 Small Frozen Banana (90 calories, 1g protein, 12g sugar)
  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Almond Milk (60 calories, 2g protein, 0g sugar)
  • 3 TBS SF PBFit Peanut Butter Powder (90 calories, 12g protein, 1.5g sugar)
  • Drizzle of Blackstrap Mollasses (30 calories, 1g protein, 5g sugar) 

Totals: 270 Calories, 20g Protein, 18.5g Sugar

Without Mollasses Totals: 240 Calories, 19g Protein, 13.5g sugar)

I may have accidentally drank almost all of this smoothie before remembering to take a photo! Sorry not sorry, it was so delicious!

I am iron deficient so I jump at any chance to eat blackstrap mollasses, and the little bit of sweetness this added to the smoothie was needed. You don’t have to add this, it is 5g of unnecessary sugar. I can’t wait to see what other good things I can make with PBFit powder.

Enjoy! 🙂