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!

 

 

 

 

Simple but Delicious: Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

I love oatmeal.

Not the bland, gooey stuff that most of us hated as children. No, I am talking about well spiced, properly sweetened and thoroughly cooked through oatmeal. The kind that almost makes you forget you’re even eating oatmeal.

Jesus + Food :: Cinnamon Raisin OatmealOn a cold winter morning before taking on a below zero icy freeze, loading up on a nice warm bowl of oatmeal is just what the doctor ordered. And speaking of doctors orders, oats, which are chuck filled of dietary fibers, have been known to lower high blood pressure, and reduce risk of heart attack. After all, the bible tells us of our bodies:

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

And it is a blessing to start our daily glorification with a wholesome and delicious breakfast, like this Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal:

Jesus + Food :: Cinnamon Raisin OatmealIngredients:
• 2-4 cups fresh steel cut oats
• 1 cup almond milk
• ½ cup whole milk
• 1/3 cup evaporated milk
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon (or more if you like)
• 1 teaspoon nutmeg
• ½ -1 cup water
• Raw Brown Sugar (Amount based on your sweetness preference)
• ½ cup raisins

Instructions:

o In a quart pan, add all liquid ingredients (except evaporated milk)
o Add spices, and vanilla, then stir
o Add Steel Cut oatmeal
o Place over low-medium heat, stirring often
o After the Oats are softened and thickened lower heat
o Add evaporated milk
o Add sugar and raisins
o Allow to thicken a bit more
o Remove from heat
o Serve immediately, while warm.

Enjoy, and be blessed!

Jesus + Food :: Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal