Monday, February 24, 2014

Recipe: Chicken or Beef Slow Cooked Tacos

Slow Cooked Chicken for Tacos

Beef or Chicken Tacos
Try to use Organic as much as possible
  • 2 lbs flank steak or boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1 sweet Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
Combine all spices; rub generously over the flank steak. Place the steak in the crock pot and cover with the chopped onions, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. 

Cook 8 hours on low.  Remove from crock pot and shred with fork.  You can continue cooking for another hour or serve as is.  Then spoon on corn tortillas with your favorite taco toppings -- shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado, cilantro, sour cream and fresh salsa.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seize the Moment!

Embracing Simplicity in a Fast-Paced World

(Updated December 2023) In today's technologically advanced world, it's easy to find ourselves on the fast track, hurtling through life without truly savoring it.

Then the ever-present pressure to keep up with the "Joneses" is a timeless struggle, but one that often goes unnoticed in our youth.

My Personal Journey Towards Simplicity

Recognizing the grip of a hectic and competitive lifestyle, I embarked on a journey to shift my mindset and rediscover life's simple joys. 

Life is a priceless gift, and it's essential not to take it for granted. Slowing down can help us appreciate its true value. Consciously I decided to slow down, I began making time and space to relish life's moments. This shift has brought about a deeper sense of happiness.

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Building a Snow Sledding Trail with My Kids

The Challenge of Change

Although change can be difficult, it often leads to new opportunities and personal growth. Perseverance in making small, everyday changes is key.

Snow Sledding Trail Time with Kids

Cherishing Unforgettable Moments

I started realizing my time with my kids was going by too quickly, so one day I chose to build a snow sledding course with my son over a busy to-do list. I live by this motto, family time is so important, my to do list is always comes last. 

Jeep Momma making a huge snow hill

Here's a great link to a website that gives you 25 ways to enjoy your life.  
Enjoy Life Website 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Recipe: Garbanzo Bean Pizza Crust

Garbanzo Bean Flour Pizza Crust

  • 2/3 cup garbanzo flour (Chick Pea Flour)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano

Combine ingredients in a bowl with a whisk. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 30 – 45 minutes.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Turn on oven broiler to high. Coat pan with organic olive oil. Pour crust batter onto the pan then quickly use the back of the spoon to spread out to cover the entire pan. You want the crust as thin as possible. When the bottom is brown flip the crust. Cook the other side about 2 – 3 minutes each side. Once both sides are cooked remove from heat. 

Then top the crust with desired pizza topping while still in the pan. Place the pan under the broiler for 3 – 5 minutes until cheese is melted and toppings are tender. Let cool for 2 minutes, slice and enjoy!

Topping Ideas: 

Pizza sauce
Sautéed fresh mushrooms
Baby spinach
Fresh mozzarella
Fresh Basil 
Grated parmesan cheese
Grated Romano cheese
Red peppers

Note: When using pizza sauce use it sparingly because it could make the crust soggy. Also read the labels. Some organic sauces contain more sugar than others.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

No Noodle Lasagna

Jeep Momma's NO-Noodle Lasagna

Veggie Lasagna Noodles 

2 large zucchini
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice the zucchini length ways into thin strips. Place on baking sheet, lightly coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake about 15 minutes or until tender.  Let cool before layering lasagna. 

Jeep Momma’s Lasagna Meat Mix

1 lb hamburger (or ground turkey)
1 small onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms
½ chopped red pepper
1 15 oz. can organic tomato sauce **
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
½ tsp garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste

Brown the hamburger. Add onion, red pepper and mushrooms and cook until vegetables are tender.  Add tomato sauce, basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Simmer on low for about 30 to 45 minutes.  Mince the spinach leaves and add to the mixture just before layering the lasagna.

**Read the labels! Some organic sauces have more sugar added to them than others.

Jeep Momma’s Lasagna Cheese Mixture 

1 cup cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup grated Romano cheese
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 beaten egg
Salt, pepper & basil to taste

Mix all ingredients well.
Jeep Momma’s No-Noodle Lasagna

Zucchini noodles
Jeep Momma’s Meat Mixture or your favorite meat sauce
Jeep Momma’s Cheese Mixture or your favorite cheese mixture
Shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a 9 X 9 baking dish layer the veggie noodles, meat mixture, cheese mixture and top with mozzarella cheese. (See photos below) Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and cheese starts to turn brown. 

Step 1: thin layer of meat mixture. 

Step 2: Side by side layer of zucchini slices.

         Step 3: layer of meat mixture.

Step 4: lightly sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the meat mixture. 

Step 5: Add another layer of the zucchini slices.

Step 6: layer of cheese mixture.
Step 7: layer of zucchini slices.
Step 8: layer of meat mixture.

Last layer: mozzarella cheese.  Bake in 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes until bubbly and cheese is brown.

Let the lasagna cool for about 10 to 15 minutes. It was so amazing! I can't wait to have left overs.

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