Eating Clean and Living Green

Summer’s Best – EASY Roasted Corn on the Cob
July 28, 2012, 12:20 pm
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We recently discovered the miraculous wonder of EASY oven roasted corn on the cob. Never did I imagine it being so simple. Here’s the secret recipe!

1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.

2. Place entire cob in the oven (husk, silk and all!) – There’s no need to do anything to it. See below

Oven roasted Corn on the Cob

3. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

4. Remove from the oven and shuck as normal. The silk will practically fall off on it’s own AND you have a super rustic, old-fashioned holster! Season and enjoy!




Food to Function
July 24, 2012, 9:11 pm
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We serve an awesome and powerful God!

Romans 1:20 states “For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made so that men are without excuse.” I never more clearly understood this verse until this past week when it was introduced to me that the foods we eat have innate design as to the healthy benefits they can provide. For me personally, this verse speaks to God’s ability to naturally provide for our body’s needs by creating food and plants BEFORE He even created the first man and woman. Let me use an example:

You have probably heard the statement that carrots contain Vitamin A which is good for the eyes. BUT have you ever looked closely at a sliced carrot? Probably not, at least I sure hadn’t.

A sliced carrot closely resembles the eye – complete with pupil, iris, and radiating lines. Science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the EYES!

TOMATO – four chambers and red! Hmm – Any guesses? Tomatoes contain lycopene which stops bad cholesterol from binding in the plaque that narrows and hardens arteries thereby reducing the risk of increased blood pressure and heart disease.

Walnuts look like a mini-brain, even to the details of the wrinkles and folds. The high concentration of DHA within the nut helps develop three dozen (36) neuron transmitters to improve cognitive development.

Eating kidney beans helps detoxify your body of sulfates which is harmful to blood pressure. High blood pressure reduces the filtering efficiency of your kidneys to remove waste from your body.

.FIGS and Avocadoes both contain healthy fats and minerals which are extremely beneficial to the male and female reproductive organs. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and can help increase the male sperm count. Avocadoes help the female body balance hormones and reduce the risk of cervical cancer. OH and it takes 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. Coincidence? I think God knew what He was doing.

The list can go on and on. Sweet Potatoes – Pancreas , Olives – Ovaries, Celery – Bones. So, if you’re looking for specific health benefits look no further than the natural food you put in your body. We serve an awesome God and He created our food to serve a function. Be the sleuth and look for clues the next time you shop.

Upcoming posts
June 28, 2012, 11:28 am
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Hey everyone.  Our family is back together after sending the girls to grandma’s for a week and I took a trip to see my parents to celebrate my grandmother’s 80th birthday.  Quite a life she’s led!

Here’s a sneak peek on the upcoming posts I have planned and am working on:

  1. Clean Eating Apologetics – how to start a clean eating conversation with “conventional” eating family and friends
  2. Our weekly meal plan
  3. Easy Energy Saving Tips

as always there will be more to come. The first post should be released on Monday!

Still going strong
April 21, 2012, 3:47 pm
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Just to clarify, my lapse in posts does not reflect a lapse in our new lifestyle—instead, it reflects a surge of busyness that has all but encompassed me since getting into school and trying to finalize all things in regards to this new chapter in my life. I start classes May 31, and tuition is due May 7, so I’ve been a busy bee (on top of reading three of the four Twilight books in the past three weeks…halfway through the fourth one now).

This blog will absolutely have to take a back seat to school, but I am still documenting our meals and will update as I can.

Please comment/contact me if you want to start on a clean eating/green living journey of your own. I’d love to help in any way!

The post-trip hangover
February 20, 2012, 9:27 pm
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No weekly meal log post yet. After an awesome time in Atlanta, we just finished crawling out from under a mountain of laundry, cleaning, and caring for a vomiting 1-year-old. Poor Madilyn.

Will combine this week and next week in one post on Saturday/Sunday.

Anniversary Weekend
February 16, 2012, 2:20 pm
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This week’s post will likely debut on Sunday night or Monday morning as David and I will be celebrating our 5-year wedding anniversary out of town.

If you’d told me on my wedding day that in five years I would have two children, be learning to cook from scratch, and be nearly rid of processed foods, I would have laughed in your face. Time certainly does change things!

Right after walking into our reception. What a happy day!