Breakfast: Cheesy Veggie Egg Muffins

Having a morning ritual is key to having an effective day.  When I rise, my first thought is thankfulness! I lay for a moment and just thank God for waking me up, and ask Him to give me the fuel I need to face my day, and overcome any barriers that the day and the devil may throw my way. If I have time and the spirit hits me, I’ll even get in the word a little bit and do some meditation.

One morning ritual I have tried very hard to keep, is eating breakfast. We’ve all heard it before; the warning that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, it’s also one of the easiest meals to forgo; either because we’re rushing out the door, or if your anything like me, you’re just not hungry so early in the morning.

We can compare breakfast to the word of God. It’s very easy to forget to dwell in the word, until our spiritual selves become so starved that we begin to consume any and everything that we think may fulfill the spiritual void.When we skip breakfast, how often do we find ourselves so hungry by noon that we are make very bad choices in our food intake for the entire day!

The next time you choose to forgo breakfast, just remember Jesus ate the first meal of the day, therefore so should we!

Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.- John 21:12

Since my issue for breakfast is usual time, I choose to make some yummy breakfast options ahead of time and freeze them away. This go round, I went for something I never made before, but always wanted to try. I call it Cheesy Veggie Egg Muffins. 

Disclaimer: While writing this post, I am actually practicing a vegan diet (as best as I can), however I made and ate this recipe days before beginning my vegan venture 🙂

You Need:

Cheesy Veggie Egg Muffins

-A non-stick muffin tin
-However many Eggs you’d like to make (I made four)
-Shredded Parmesan Cheese
-Scallions
-Red Peppers, Yellow Peppers, and any other veggies you’d like to use
-Salt and Pepper

Start by chopping your selected veggies.

 

Then crack your eggs and pour one egg per muffin tin. Cheesy Veggie Egg Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

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From there layer your veggies. Cheesy Veggie Egg Muffins

 

 

 

 

 

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Then top off with the shredded parm cheese.

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Place it in the pre heated 385 degrees oven. After about 20 minutes remove from oven. The top should be slightly golden brown.

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Remove from muffin tin, and serve or freeze for another morning.

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I added a little corn beef hash to ours, and cut multi grain bread into tapas triangles and served hot while the cheese was still gooey!!! With breakfast like this, you won’t want to skip breakfast ever again.

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Enjoy and be blessed!

 

 

 

 

Spicy Shrimp and Plenty Green Sautee

I love shrimp. Honestly. I really enjoy most shell fish, especially in warmer months. In my unprofessional opinion shrimp really is great when it comes to taking on flavor. A simple marinade for a short period of time goes a really long way.  My go to flavor for shrimp is butter garlic. Yum, at just the thought. However, I thought this time I would try a spicy garlic flavor, and opt to leave the butter out.

Before, we get into the recipe details, let’s talk a little Jesus! As I mentioned shrimp is delicious and it takes on flavor and seasoning with very little effort. For all intents and purposes, I’d say that that makes shrimp very useful. I can’t help but to wonder how easily, we (God’s children) take on the things of this world by which we are exposed to. Are we easily flavored by the world?

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

It’s important to remember the purpose and intent by which we were created. While shrimp was created to be an enjoyable dish to tickle our pallets and satisfy our taste buds, humans were created I’m sure with a far greater purpose. Which is why we have the ability to choose what flavor we take on. Will we choose to walk in the loving, kind ways of Jesus, or be influenced and colored by this cold world. The next time you face adversity, keep that in mind.

To go along with our flavorful spicy shrimp, we’ll go with what I call “Plenty Green Sautee”. And when I say plenty of greens, I mean plenty! Packed with all sorts of vitamins and mineral, this sauté is a perfect side dish.

Start by de-shelling and cleaning about 2 lbs of Shrimp

Jesus x Food:: Shrimp

Now grab a few plugs of fresh garlic. Peel them and chop them. Grab a medium yellow onion and do the same.
Jesus x Food:: garlic

Jesus x Food :: Garlic and Onions Chopped

And now, my favorite part of cooking: Creating a spice. I love this part because this pretty much determines the taste of the dish. I went with some salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and seafood seasoning.

Jesus x Food:: spices

Now add that generous amount of spice to your Shrimp.

Jesus x Food :: Shrimp

Also, add some of that garlic that we chopped earlier and also a chopped Jalapeño for heat!

Jesus x Food :: Garlic and Jalenpenos ChoppedNow cover and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour.

Meanwhile…..

Jesus x Food :: Garlic and Onions Chopped CookedIn a medium to large skillet add a few drops of olive oil over medium heat. Then, add the previously chopped garlic and onions.

Now pile on the greens. Asparagus, Green beans, Spinach, and kale. Yum!!!

Jesus x Food :: Plenty Green SauteJesus x Food :: Plenty Green SauteBring to a tender sauté. Be sure to season with a little salt and pepper while this green goodness is still cooking, so it can take on the seasoned taste.

Once the greens are tender, add a little homemade Italian dressing:

Jesus x Food :: Italian Dressing

Now it’s time to grab those Shrimps and heat another skillet with a few drops of olive oil, and add the Shrimp.

Jesus x Food :: Cooked ShrimpCook through for about 20 minutes on med heat. Add a little water about 5 minutes into cooking.

And now,

Jesus x Food :: Finished ShrimpEnjoy! A simple, yet flavorful, healthy dish.