2/29/2012

Passover & Feast of Unleavened Bread-Menus

If you are interested in Biblical holidays, you'll find it fascinating to study the feasts in the Old Testament as described in Leviticus 23. Then challenge yourself to make the connections to their prophetic significance for the New Testament Christian. Because I'm interested in prophesy, I've been observing the feasts for about seven years now. It has added layers of richness and presented new challenges in the lining up my beliefs with scripture.


One of the pleasures of keeping the feasts is the coming together of family and friends for fellowship, study, and food. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is set apart by the interesting requirement of unleavened bread for seven days. A few special recipes make the week memorable and mindful, and keep one curious and meditative of what the future may bring.


These are a few recipes I will be trying this year! Mix and match to your family's taste. Adapt any ingredients as necessary.  I'll be updating as I find new recipes, so check back!



Breakfast
Strawberry or Apple Crepes

Lunch
Hummus with vegetables & Flatbread Chips
Apple Haroset
Arugula & Spinach Salad

Dinner
Grilled Salmon
Roasted Whole Chicken
Raw Zucchini Pasta
Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts (I use frozen)
Roasted Potatoes
Arugula & Spinach Salad
Unleavened Flatbreads

Dessert
Fresh  Strawberries with Whipped Cream

Snacks
Sweet and Salty Popcorn




Unleavened Breads
Lavosh
Chapati
Essene Bread
Unleavened Tortillas
Crepes




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2/23/2012

Raw Food Menu Ideas


The interest in raw foods is growing. I've come across several people who are interested in adding more raw food to their diets. Here are some of my favorite meals. If you want a recipe, let me know and I will add that under the recipe file to the right. 

Raw Food Menus


Breakfast
            Green Smoothie
Fruit & Nuts with Superfoods
Cucumbers with pecans
Superfoods Combo: Goji berries, hemp seeds, cacao nibs, green powder, coconut oil, honey
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            Gabes Goodies: Morning-After Delight
            Buckwheat Crispies/Cereal

Lunch
            Large green salad with nuts or seeds and a great dressing
Guacamole with chips or veggies
            Spinach and Strawberry Salad
            Kale Salad
            Cucumbers with pecans
            Cucumber & Tomato Salad
            Cleansing Beet Salad
            Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts & Crasins
            Avocado Sandwich on Onion Bread
            Avocado Reuben
            Lettuce wraps

Dinner
            Zucchini pasta with fresh tomato marinara
            Zucchini pasta with pesto, tomatoes, olives, avocado & pine nuts
Fresh corn chowder
            Ramen cabbage salad with tomatoes
            Raw Tacos with Nut Meat & Cashew Cheese
            Raw Chili
Gorilla Sandwiches (Stuff hollowed out cucumbers with chopped veggies: jalapeno, yellow peppers, tomato, sprouts, diced avocado, 'wilted' spinach (diced seasoned and dehydrated 1 hr) marinated mushrooms, kelp, served with Snowdrop's Ranch Dip or other dressing)
            Nori Rolls with avocado, carrot, cucumber & dipping sauce

Desserts and Snacks
            Superfoods Truffles
            Cauliflower popcorn (shake in ½ cup nutritional yeast & sea salt)
            Guacamole with chips or veggies
            Raw Hummus with Zucchini or Cashews
            Apples with pecans, cinnamon, Yacon syrup
            Fresh Strawberries with Almond Crumble or cashew cream
            Halva (1 cup tahini + 1/2 cup honey, roll into balls)
            Kale Chips
            Raw Nut butter with apples, celery &/or carrots
            Shortbread (raw walnuts, unsweetened coconut, medjool dates, a little sweetner)
Stuffed date 'snickers' ( nut butter, cacao nibs, chopped nuts, coconut nectar)


Drinks
            Chia with fruit juice
            Lemon-Lime Aid Slushy with Stevia
            Herbal tea
            Sun Tea
            Tonic Drink
            Water with Goji berries 

2/19/2012

Finding the Lovely {Week Three}


I've joined an event which you can find here Finding the Lovely. And though I'm a bit late posting, I decided to put this collage together. I'm so glad I did! It's kind of like a photo journal that reminded me what a good and productive week I really had. And that I have much to be thankful for.

Fresh oranges and hot tea, shopping date and lunch with my lovely daughter, a sewing date with my friend Cathay with our vintage sewing machines, a week to finish unfinished projects. 

Such a great idea! 


2/14/2012

Bloom True Paintings














Working on two paintings with Bloom True: the e-course with Flora Bowley! These are turning out to be so much fun. Working back and forth with warm and cool colors and a variety of methods for applying the paint really brings a lot of life to a painting. Will be working on them again today, adding more layers of paint!

2/13/2012

Ruffle Apron


I was inspired by a ruffled apron I saw on Jeanne Oliver's shop at Jeanne Oliver Designs. Her  Creatively Made e-course has been so much fun! So yesterday I combined the best features of two online tutorials Ruffled Apron with six ruffles and this four ruffle Ruffled Apron to make my own. I used a medium weight white fabric. I think it was 2 1/2 yards. I ripped all the pieces to size using a combination of the instructions from the tutorials and made the bib up as I went along. I'm pretty happy with the results. Now to get some paint on it!