Pineapple Not-So-Fried Rice

Ingredients

14ounces non-gmo extra-firm tofu, drained

2tablespoons gluten free soy sauce, I use Tamari

1– pineapple, or 11⁄2 cups diced pineapple

1tablespoon coconut oil

— onion, thinly sliced

— Pink Himalayan Sea salt

3– cloves garlic, minced

2teaspoons curry powder

1teaspoon ground coriander

1teaspoon chili-garlic sauce

3/4cup cashews

— carrot, peeled and shredded

1/2cup frozen peas

1/2cup raisins

3/4cup cooked rice, preferably brown basmati or quinoa

1/4cup vegetable broth

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a small baking sheet.

Press the tofu to get out as much water as possible. After pressing, cut the tofu into 1⁄2-inch cubes. In a bowl, toss tofu with Tamari sauce until each cube is coated. Place in one layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes, turning the tofu a couple of times with a spatula. Remove from oven and set aside.

To prepare pineapple, cut in half lengthwise using a sharp knife. Remove the flesh and cut into bite-sized pieces. Set aside 11⁄2 cups for this recipe, and save the rest for another use (see here for other uses) Reserve the shell for serving.

In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté onions until soft and lightly browned. Season with pink salt. Add garlic, curry, coriander, and chili-garlic sauce, and let cook a few more minutes. Add cashews, carrots, peas, raisins, rice, broth, pineapple, and tofu. Cook until heated through and adjust salt to taste. Serve the rice or quinoa like they do in Thai- land—in the pineapple shell!

Raw Joy, Jackie

Preparing for a Juice Feast

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One of the most important parts of a juice feast is the preparation beforehand, both physical and spiritual (plus there’s the shopping involved). You don’t need a super long period of preparation — about a week should do it. For those of you who are planning to begin with the new year, the time to begin is now. Here are some things I do when preparing for a juice feast.

Spiritual Preparation  hands_sky       
Whether or not you are fasting for spiritual reasons, there is a spiritual component to feasting. There will be some difficult days. There will be days when you want to give up. Prayer and time in His Word will give you strength and focus during your feast.

Begin praying daily for God to use this time of feasting to draw you closer to him. Use this time of feasting to allow God to penetrate your heart — memorize Scripture, listen more closely to the Holy Spirit, pray without ceasing. Feasting can be such a time of spiritual renewal; don’t waste this opportunity to fall in love with Jesus all over again.

I have compiled a list of some Scripture verses that I keep handy at all times — both for strength and inspiration. I pray you will find them helpful as well.

  • So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)
  • Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I
  • have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. (Philippians 3:8)
  • He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
  • Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:1-4)
  • Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. (Psalm 118:1-5)
  • 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)
  • Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4: 11-13)
  • Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God,which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:4-8)

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A Juice a Day! Or in my case, 4 a Day for 7 Days!

7-DAY JUICE PLAN

Juices are great any time of day but are a nice addition to a healthy breakfast or as a snack.(Note: Each recipe makes two 8- to 10-ounce servings of juice.)

Day 1: Green JuiceDay 5 Spinach Apple

Fun Fact: The celery and parsley in this juice deliver apigenin, a compound that promotes the death of cancerous cells, according to new research from Ohio State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 Tomato-vegetable JuiceDay 2: Tomato-Vegetable JuiceDay

Fun Fact: When people drank a glass of vegetable juice daily, they got double the veggie servings of people who just tried eating more vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3: Strawberry-Cucumber JuiceDay 3 Strawberry Cucumber
Fun Fact: Strawberries are the third-best food source of polyphenols, antioxidants believed to reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, which Harvard researchers have shown help keep your teeth healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4: Blueberry-Cabbage Power JuiceDay 4 Blueberry Cabbage Power

Fun Fact: Red cabbage and blueberries pack this juice with anthocyanins, which may help keep your memory sharp.

Day 5 Spinach AppleDay 5: Spinach-Apple Juice
Fun Fact: The spinach in this juice provides a healthy dose of vitamin K, which helps keep your bones strong.

Day 6: Ginger-Beet JuiceDay 6 Ginger Beet
Fun Fact: Drinking beet juice before a workout may increase your stamina by boosting blood flow, which gets your muscles the fuel and oxygen they need.

Day 7 Carrot OrangeDay 7: Carrot-Orange Juice
Fun Fact: When people washed down a high-fat meal with a vitamin-C-rich fruit juice (this one provides 66% daily value) they had significantly lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in their blood versus those who drank a placebo.