Patience is a Virtue – A Gift from God!

Patience is a virtue they say….. The bible tells us that patience is one of God’s own attributes. When we seek the Lord and choose to trust in Him and live by His word, we are promised Fruits of the Spirit. You can find a list in Galatians 5:22 “But the Fruit of the SpiritContinue reading “Patience is a Virtue – A Gift from God!”

Shrimp and Arugula Plate

INGREDIENTS 3/4 pound shrimp 1 teaspoon olive oil 5 ounces arugula Fresh basil torn, to taste Shrimp basting oil: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2–3 cloves garlic minced 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Sprinkle of cayenne pepper Dressing: 2 tablespoons olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey Salt & pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Prepare the shrimp basting oil by adding olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, and cumin to a smallContinue reading “Shrimp and Arugula Plate”

Mitigating Low-Grade Inflammation

Researchers now believe that low-grade inflammation is associated with most chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and cancer. For my health conscious friends, here are a few things we can do to mitigate low-grade inflamation in our bodies: Choose protein after fasting (such as for breakfast or if you skip a meal), andContinue reading “Mitigating Low-Grade Inflammation”

Lemon Herb Marinated Grilled Salmon

Quick and easy Lemon & Herb Marinated Grilled Salmon (serves  4) Ingredients 4 salmon fillets, skin-on  3 lemons, divided zest of 1 lemon juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped Instructions Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil,Continue reading “Lemon Herb Marinated Grilled Salmon”

Grilled Fish with Plum Salsa

Ingredients:  (Serves 2) 8-10 ounce fish fillets skin on or off 1 Tbls. olive oil kosher salt and pepper Plum Salsa: 3 medium ripe plums seeded and chopped 1/4 cup red onion finely diced 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced 1/4 cup red bell pepper finely diced 1/2 tsp fresh minced ginger. 1/4 tsp sesame oil 2 Tbls rice vinegar 1 tsp lime juice 2 Tbls cilantro chopped Instructions: To prepare salsa, combine all ingredients in aContinue reading “Grilled Fish with Plum Salsa”

Is God Punishing Me?

Just enjoying our backyard space on this beautiful Sunday. I’m anxious to capture and share some key points “nuggets” from this mornings sermon from a guest speaker. The topic? Is God Punishing Me? How many times have we heard someone ask that question? How many times have we wondered that for ourselves? Well I won’tContinue reading “Is God Punishing Me?”

Pan Seared Cod with Capers, Lemon and Parsley

Prep Time15 mins Cook Time15 mins Total Time30 mins Servings: 4 servings Calories: 275 cal Ingredients 1 1/2 lb thick cut cod fillet, cut into 4-5 pieces 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided, one tbsp for the fish and 3 tbsp for the sauce 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp unsalted butter 5 medium cloves garlic, chopped 2 tbsp capers 1/2 cup dry vermouth, or dry white wine 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley Seasoned Flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprikaContinue reading “Pan Seared Cod with Capers, Lemon and Parsley”

Salmon with plum-basil relish

A great salmon recipe that lets the fish shine by using a plum-basil relish. It is paired here with carmelized carrots with cayenne cream sauce (Click here for recipe). Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: For the plum-basil relish: 5 medium red plums, pitted and coarsely chopped 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon honey 1Continue reading “Salmon with plum-basil relish”

Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower “Rice” Foil Packs

Ingredients 1 medium-large head cauliflower (or 4 cups frozen cauliflower rice thawed) 1 1/4 lbs large (21/25) shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed well 1 ear corn, shucked and kernels cut from cob, (or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed) 1 (4oz) can diced mild green chilies, drained* 1/2 cup sliced green onions, white and light green portion 1 Tbsp minced garlic 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp lime zest 2 Tbsp freshContinue reading “Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Cauliflower “Rice” Foil Packs”

What’s In A Name?

We see that God appears to Abram and says, “I am God Almighty, El Shaddai”, as He affirms His covenant with him. What does that mean? God Almighty? What is the depth and breadth of this might? We also see that God Himself later asks him, “Is anything too hard for the Lord”? We knowContinue reading “What’s In A Name?”