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March 21, 2012

Portabella Mushroom Bake

I know that I have never shared a recipe before, but these were so amazing (and easy to prepare) that I had to!

Portabella Mushroom Bake
Ingredients
½ cup almonds
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup soy sauce
½ cup water
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon dried rosemary or basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 large portabella mushrooms , stems removed
1 medium onion, sliced

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In blender or food processor, grind almonds until powdered.

3. Add oil, soy sauce, water, vinegar, garlic, rosemary and oregano to almonds; blend.

4. Place mushrooms upside down (as in with the gills facing up) in baking dish, tightly in one layer.

5. Pour sauce over each mushroom and top with onions.
(If you have only frozen onions this works as well, simply sauté them for a moment first until they are no longer frozen and either mix in with the sauce or put on top of the sauce.)

6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.

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March 21, 2012

Day Seventy-One: Better Than Sliced Bread

On Sunday, our pastor presented a really great message about how we tend to create our own Jesus… he called it our own American Jesus. And he also said that we oftentimes read more of what Paul has to say than what Jesus said in the gospels. I guess I kind of think that Jesus said all of it (through Paul… through Moses… through all of the authors), but I totally see his point. And he’s right… I often to turn to Romans and keep on going right when I am looking for guidance.

And as he went through what the gospels say about Jesus, he mentioned John 6:35…

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35

I wrote it down and put a star next to it. Why? Because it had the word “bread” in it! haha! I’m just always on the look out for times that the Bible talks about food. And for some reason I had not yet thought about this verse. I guess it’s for… today.

Anyway, so like usual, I went through and looked at the rest of the chapter because oftentimes it is just as enlightening as “the” verse that I originally went to look at. And here is another verse in the same conversation that grabbed my attention…

But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. John 6:27

And I realized when I read that why some of my posts have started to lean away from food into just a regular ol Jesus devotional. Sometimes, I re-read an entry before posting and realize that it has absolutely nothing at all to do with food, or breaking addictions, or anything of the sort. I have to back track and remember what in my experience led me to discover that particular verse.

And that is spot-on what I want to happen!

The more and more that I start to turn my focus away from “perishable things like food” and onto “the eternal life that the Son of Man can give me”… the more and more that I find myself forgetting about the food and thinking only of the awesomeness of Christ.

And anyway… He says that whoever believes in Him will never be hungry again.

And that is wayyyyyyyyy better than sliced bread!

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