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The first time I made cauliflower pizza crust it bombed, big time, falling apart with each bite. I tried again using some helpful hints I found online and adapted this recipe for my tastes. This crust is sturdy enough to hold in your hands and will fool the pickiest eater in your house.


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AMAZING Cauliflower Pizza Crust

The first time I made cauliflower pizza crust it bombed, big time, falling apart with each bite. I tried again using some helpful hints I found online and adapted this recipe for my tastes. This crust is sturdy enough to hold in your hands and will fool the pickiest eater in your house.

Hey y’all, one of the goals of this blog is to encourage you to eat real food and make healthy choices as you offer your bodies as living sacrifices to God.  Home cooking is the best way for me to avoid processed foods and keep to the commitment I made to this lifestyle.  Yes, it involves a little more effort on my part, but if you plan ahead, cooking could become a holy passion like it has for me…an offering that I can give to God in the way of taking care of this temple (my body) where He lives.  Cauliflower pizza crust is a great way to meet this goal and put hidden veggies on your kids’ plate.

I was very reluctant to try one of the cauliflower recipes going around on the internet, thinking that they were bound to be too good to be true.  The first time we tried to make a cauliflower pizza crust, it failed miserably and fell apart with each bite.  My interest renewed when I read several bloggers’ notes that described the reason for my fail…so I decided to give it a try again.

The first time I made cauliflower pizza crust it bombed, big time, falling apart with each bite. I tried again using some helpful hints I found online and adapted this recipe for my tastes. This crust is sturdy enough to hold in your hands and will fool the pickiest eater in your house.

Here are the things I learned from my big WIN with this recipe.  First,  cauliflower pizza crust can be so close to the real thing, that it can fool even the pickiest eaters.   Next,  I learned that one head of cauliflower equals one small pizza.   So buy a lot of cauliflower if you want to make a lot of pizzas.  The most important thing I learned about cauliflower pizza crust is that the only way it will turn out like the real thing, is to S-Q-E-E-E-Z-E out all of the water.  And then squeeze some more.  I went through two kitchen towels before I finally decided the cauliflower was dry enough.  That’s the key y’all…DRY.

Happy cooking!

The first time I made cauliflower pizza crust it bombed, big time, falling apart with each bite. I tried again using some helpful hints I found online and adapted this recipe for my tastes. This crust is sturdy enough to hold in your hands and will fool the pickiest eater in your house.Click here for Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe PDF

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Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.


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Hooray For the Blueberry!

I can’t say enough about the health benefits of the blueberry.  God was so creative when he thought up these finger staining, antioxidant filled,  disease fighting delights. But they are so expensive and are on the list of produce high in pesticides called the dirty dozen.  Domestic blueberries are  number fourteen,  and imported are number nineteen.    (here is the 2016 list)

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

The possibility of pesticides make it important to buy organic blueberries from your local store, which naturally  makes them even more expensive.  Or you could find a local blueberry farm and pick them for yourself.  Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please.Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please.

But what does one do with that many blueberries?  Well, blueberries freeze beautifully, but I did cook with blueberries for days after our picking adventure   Scroll down to see several recipes I used.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please.

The small basket we got free

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please.

Free blueberry lemonade and a cool country porch when you need a break.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please.

This makes me happy.

The first thing I tried to do was to dehydrate some of these beauties thinking they would be perfect in my granola recipe.  I used my oven set on 200 degrees for about 5 hours.  I spread out the blueberries on the parchment paper and turned them periodically.  When finished they had the consistency of raisins.  A few were still plump with juice so I just ate those.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

The next thing I made was my Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins.  These are adapted from my mother’s banana bread recipe using whole wheat instead of white flour, olive oil instead of butter, and a handful of oatmeal to help with battling my cholesterol.  I have a printable recipe for you below.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

Hooray for the blueberry! I enlisted my husband one day in June, and we braved the heat and bugs to spend 90 minutes picking and eating these fun berries at a local blueberry farm. The deal was to pick a huge basket and get a smaller basket free. Yes, please. At the end of the day I was ready to make Banana Blueberry Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Muffins and I tried my hand at dehydrating some in my oven.

click for Muffin Recipe PDF

Eating real food is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change and unfortunately clashes with popular food culture.  A decision to eat naturally is often misunderstood by those who do not share your convictions.  Spiritual motivation to change eating habits is not based on weight loss, even though eating naturally does drop the pounds.  Good health for Jesus, and for the temple of the Holy Spirit…your body,  is the greatest motivation.    Being healthy is a form of worship for me as I deny myself what culture tempts me to taste.  See my post  7 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier for more about real food.

What could be healthier than tuna? All the ingredients in tuna salad are so good for the body except for the artery clogging oils in mayonnaise. I came up with a tuna salad recipe using the healthy fat in avocado to replace the mayo. You will love it!


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No Mayo Tuna Salad With Avocado

What could be healthier than tuna? All the ingredients in tuna salad are so good for the body except for the artery clogging oils in mayonnaise. I came up with a tuna salad recipe using the healthy fat in avocado to replace the mayo. You will love it!

What could be healthier than tuna? All the ingredients in tuna salad are so good for the body except for the artery clogging oils in mayonnaise. I came up with a tuna salad recipe using the healthy fat in avocado to replace the mayo, and it is delicious.

What could be healthier than tuna? All the ingredients in tuna salad are so good for the body except for the artery clogging oils in mayonnaise. I came up with a tuna salad recipe using the healthy fat in avocado to replace the mayo. You will love it!

What could be healthier than tuna? All the ingredients in tuna salad are so good for the body except for the artery clogging oils in mayonnaise. I came up with a tuna salad recipe using the healthy fat in avocado to replace the mayo. You will love it!

What could be healthier than tuna?  All the ingredients in tuna salad are so good for the body except for the artery clogging oils in mayonnaise. I came up with a tuna salad recipe using the healthy fat in avocado to replace the mayo.  You will love it!

What could be healthier than tuna? All the ingredients in tuna salad are so good for the body except for the artery clogging oils in mayonnaise. I came up with a tuna salad recipe using the healthy fat in avocado to replace the mayo. You will love it!

 

Eating real food is not a diet, it is a lifestyle change and unfortunately clashes with popular food culture.  A decision to eat naturally is often misunderstood by those who do not share your convictions.  Spiritual motivation to change eating habits is not based on weight loss, even though eating naturally does drop the pounds.  Good health for Jesus, and for the temple of the Holy Spirit…your body,  is the greatest motivation.    Being healthy is a form of worship for me as I deny myself what culture tempts me to taste.  See my post  7 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier for more about eating real food.

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The reason I am passing on this easy recipe is because it never occurred to me to make fish tacos like this before my daughter taught me, so I wondered if you would be interested too. It's a quick simple meal with lots of fishy goodness for your family.


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Fish Tacos

May you eat well and exercise both physically and spiritually, so you will be fit to do what ever good God has prepared in advance for you to do, Ephesians 2:10. 

The reason I am passing on this easy recipe is because it never occurred to me to make fish tacos like this before my daughter taught me, so I wondered if you would be interested too.  Typically in restaurants, the fish tacos I order are served with whole pieces of fish.  This recipe uses chopped pieces of fish, which makes it so much easier to cook.  This would be a great recipe for an older child to learn because you don’t have to worry about the fish breaking apart when you flip it.  (a task I can never get right)

The reason I am passing on this easy recipe is because it never occurred to me to make fish tacos like this before my daughter taught me, so I wondered if you would be interested too. It's a quick simple meal with lots of fishy goodness for your family.

 

I start off with 2 bags of wild caught cod and defrost it in the refrigerator.  You could use any kind of fish.  Cook in olive  oil until done and flaky.   Stir in  a package of taco seasoning mix, watch out, most have MSG in the ingredients.  Lastly, spoon into tortillas and add toppings.  I love sour cream, cheddar, and cilantro…lots of cilantro for me please.

So there you have it.  A quick simple meal with lots of fishy goodness for your family.  Nutritionists say you should have fish once or twice a week.

The reason I am passing on this easy recipe is because it never occurred to me to make fish tacos like this before my daughter taught me, so I wondered if you would be interested too. It's a quick simple meal with lots of fishy goodness for your family.

The reason I am passing on this easy recipe is because it never occurred to me to make fish tacos like this before my daughter taught me, so I wondered if you would be interested too. It's a quick simple meal with lots of fishy goodness for your family.

The reason I am passing on this easy recipe is because it never occurred to me to make fish tacos like this before my daughter taught me, so I wondered if you would be interested too. It's a quick simple meal with lots of fishy goodness for your family.

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Jesus represents the Passover Lamb in this series on the Lord's Supper. Communion is more than just a nibble of bread and a sip of wine. Go symbolically deep with me y’all.


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Eating the Lamb of God, In Heaven Part 3

Eating the Lamb of God Series

Jesus represents the Passover Lamb in this series on the Lord's Supper. Communion is more than just a nibble of bread and a sip of wine. Go symbolically deep with me y’all.

 

And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.  Mark my words—I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.”  Matthew 26:27-29

Jesus represents the Passover Lamb in this series on the Lord's Supper. Communion is more than just a nibble of bread and a sip of wine. Go symbolically deep with me y’all.

 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.  And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.  For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” Luke 22:14-16

I love these scriptures because they give us a glimpse of Heaven, the Father’s Kingdom.  One tidbit  Jesus gives us here about Heaven  is that we will eat and drink.  I don’t know if that thrills you like it does me y’all…but sign me up for heavenly food!  The afterlife is not described as ghostly beings floating around in clouds playing harps.  If that is your idea of heaven, then do I have some good news for you!  Heaven is described as a new earth, inhabited by people in new bodies…bodies that can eat.  (Read Scriptures about the new earth here, and new bodies here)

But the best part of this passage is that we will drink the cup of His sacrifice with the Lord in His Kingdom.  All those times here on earth that we have “remembered” the Lamb while we drank His figurative blood will come to a glorious conclusion on the Day of the Lord.  Did you notice that in the Matthew passage, Jesus did not put His lips to the cup, He did not drink.  He is saving that moment for when He is with all of us.  It is described in Revelation as the wedding feast.   He is the groom.  We, the church, are the bride.

 Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder:

“Praise the Lord!
    For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
  Let us be glad and rejoice,
    and let us give honor to him.
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb,
    and his bride has prepared herself.
  She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.”
    For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people. Revelation 19:6-8

Jesus represents the Passover Lamb in this series on the Lord's Supper. Communion is more than just a nibble of bread and a sip of wine. Go symbolically deep with me y’all.So use your imagination with me for a minute y’all….you have gathered together with all the believers after the separation of the sheep and the goats.  The King now has invited you into His kingdom, by saying, “Well done good and faithful servant.”  You are ushered into an immense hall, with tables ladened with a wedding feast, beautifully lit by the glory of God.    You find a seat among the joyful throng and every eye is on the groom.  He stands before you, before us all, and lifts His cup…ready to finally drink a toast to His bride.  And in all His majesty,  He looks You in the face, the Holy Spirit stirring in your body, and repeats what He said to His disciples so many years ago, “This is my blood, which confirmed the covenant between God and his people. It was poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.”  Did you feel the vibration  of His majestic voice when He spoke those words?    And now He invites you to drink.  Do you taste the wine slide down your throat as you join your groom in the beginning of life together in His Kingdom?   I hope your imagination is working overtime because anything you can possibly imagine is nothing compared to the real thing.  Excited shivers for everyone!  Let the wedding banquet begin.

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You might be interested in Part 1 and Part 2 of the Eating the Lamb of God series.  Click below.

Jesus represents the Passover Lamb in this series on the Lord's Supper. Communion is more than just a nibble of bread and a sip of wine. Go symbolically deep with me y’all and see how I approached a curious Muslim visitor about communion.It's not weird to think outside of the box...no really! Making communion part of your family experience can become a beautiful tradition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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