Turkey, Tomato, Power Green Quinoa Casserole

We love power greens in our family. We eat them in Omelets, Salad and now in a Casserole.

The other day I was bored with our usual dinner and decided to make something new. Oh it was yummy to yummy not to share.

Turkey,Power Greens Quinoa Casserole Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 lb (16 oz) Kosher Ground Turkey
1/2 Small Yellow Pepper, diced
1/2 Small Red Pepper,diced
1/4 Small Green Pepper,diced
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
14-18oz diced tomatoes (I am fortunate to live in the Garden State (New Jersey) and grow and can tomatoes that last me most of the year. You can buy them in a can (try organics and BPA free liner)
2 cups of Power Greens (Mix of Kale, Chard and Spinach), chopped
2 tbsp basil (fresh if you can)
1 tsp fresh oregano
2c of Tri-Color Quinoa
1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups 4 or 6 cheese blend

Directions:
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Lost in Pursuit

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Matthew 7:13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.

Pursuing Popularity

My life has changed so much in the years that I have found Jesus.  I used to live my life as a popularity contest.  Who could I please, impress so that I could be a part of the crowd, a crowd? What could I say or do to gain their acceptance? It was how I lived my life.  Then I found Jesus and it wasn’t an immediate change it was a slow transition that picked up momentum as I grew in Christ.   Some people have the “come to Jesus moment” its and immediate change and I have witnessed it, I am just not one of those people.  The more I grew in my relationship with Jesus, the less I needed to be accepted by people and crowds...

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9 Literary Genres’ of the Bible Project

Have you heard of Periscope? I am a reformed addict but I have found some good on Periscope. I am apart of a Periscope group called PeriSisters In Christ, this group motivates supports and uplifts fellow Christian women “Scopers.”  One of the women, NONSuperwoman Scopes regularly Monday nights at 9pm EST. Last week, she spoke about the literary genres of the Bible and it was fascinating.

GenreProject

After the scope, I began to research I wanted as much information as I could. While gathering the information I had a God idea to create a poster for my girls, so they could know the information too. As I was creating all the material needed to make the poster. I decided to make it interactive like a memory game. Well of course, I posted the picture of the poster on Instagram and Periscoped my family...

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Apple Crisp Dessert Flip

My Dessert Flip

I love the show “Junk Food Flip” for so many reasons. To name a few I love food. like junk food alot (just now how I feel afterwards) and some of the highlights I never could have imagined something so yummy existed. What I like the most is that it takes those things and makes two healthy options. Well inspired one day I decided to flip one of my favorite easy recipes that my family loves, Apple Crisp. Made both versions and had my family blind taste.
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A. Was the healthier version and B was my oh so yummy original super easy version.
Both recipes are probably the easiest recipe you’ll ever have and you can do with any fruit.
A. Healthy Option
1/2 c. Quinoa Flakes
1/2c. Graham flour
1/2 c. & 2tbsp. Wild honey
1/2c or 8 tbsp. Coconut Oil
2 tsp...

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Spiced Pumpkin Protein Cookies (Family Approved)

This recipe originated from BeyondFitMom.com but my diva’s and I made a few adjustments. These are grain free, gluten free, sugar free, high fiber, low carb,

Spiced Pumpkin Protein Cookie
 

1/2c. Dried Cannelini Beans

1.5 c. Water

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 tbsp Local honey

1/2 cup Organic Pumpkin Puree

1 egg white

2 scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp all spice

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Pumpkin Cookie Ingredients

Directions:
Make Beans `4 hours in the crock pot on hi

  1. Add Beans, Water, Cinnamon, Vanilla and Honey to beans and let cook till soft

Cookies Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Add Drained Beans into Food Processor and pulse till smooth, periodically scraping sides and pulsing

3. Add remaining ingredients and pulse till smooth

All Pumpkin Cookies Ingredients

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Raised in the Church not Christ

Church Rules

Colossians 2:20-23 (NIV) 20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:21“Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”?22 These rules, which have to do with things that are all destined to perish with use, are based on merely human commands and teachings.23 Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

Raised in the Church

The legalistic church I grew up in focused on rules; You had to do this, dress like this,eat this, say this to get into the kingdom of heaven...

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Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Let the pumpkin madness begin. MM MM sooo yummy!

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Serves 12
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time1 hour
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes
Adapted from :The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook, 2001-2010

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup Coconut palm sugar
3/4 cups cake flour-I used Swan’s Down
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or Chinese Five-Spice Powder
1/2 teaspoon of Korinjte Cinnamon (because I am a Cinnamon snob you can use regular ground Cinnamon)
(I used Alchemy Spice Wake & Bake Sweet Spice Blend)
12 Large egg whites (room temperature)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon table salt (or 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt)
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cups pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)

Note

*****A tube pan is essential to making this cake...

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Living in or on purpose?

Kind of Choice

Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

What I thought I wanted

Day in and day out, we are moving, are day and our lives by choices.  From the moment we wake up, till the moment we rest; Each day a set of new choices.  What do I wear? eat? Do I exercise? Stay in bed? Do I say this or that?   When I was living in the world,  my choices were impulsive. I was getting by day-to-day just trying to get through the day, moving ahead and living in purpose. I didn’t stop to take into account what I was doing till after it was done.  I could easily be influenced by outside circumstances and was going with the masses...

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Meant to be together

alone

I don’t think I realized my need for a community or friends until I left college.  When you’re in a social setting that surrounds you with opportunities to create friendships, it’s easy.  Then I got married, had a baby, and moved six hours away from my friends, family and the life I had made. I went through seasons of life in a flash. We lived in Massachusetts and my husband was following his career aspirations and worked long hours. I stayed at home with our newborn daughter and although I wasn’t alone I felt very much alone.  It took years to make friends, which were just mom friends of children that my daughter grew up with.  There were a few lasting bonds as our children grew older but nothing like my good ole college days.

A change of heart

Six years later, we moved back to my h...

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If: Gathering

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If: Gathering

As a mom, I don’t get the opportunity to dress up like I used to.  Typically, leggings and a long shirt, sometimes I may even do my hair and makeup.  My church isn’t the dress up kind of church, so I will typically wear something nice but I don’t get to get “fancy”. When I go invited to the IF: Table I was excited for multiple reason, one being the women fellowship and another I would be able to break out some “fancy” duds ( not necessarily fancy but get a little dressed up).

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Dressing for your body, today

Grace Boutique with Premier Jewelry

Going through my closet was discouraging, I am still at that awkward stage of postpartum.  Too small and so tired of maternity and not small enough for my former size 6 wardrobe (although I am working diligently to get back)...

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