If you like spicy foods, try to accomplish that taste with as few seasonings as possible. Most store-bought seasonings include added salt, regardless of the flavor being achieved. When making the peppered fajita chicken, use only pepper when seasoning the meat. Allow the vegetables to compensate for other flavors. Once you get used to the natural flavors of food without extra seasonings, your taste buds will become more sensitive to salt and sugar. You will be better able to taste the true flavors of what you are eating. You might find as I did, that every food has its own salt and or sugar content. When you learn to mix various fruits and vegetables together, you can create the salty and sweet tastes that you desire, without raising your blood pressure (too much salt) and without causing a diabetic reaction (too much sugar). Let your foods work for you. You will be healthier and have more energy.
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Tupperware® SmartSteamer (Item #1160) Steamer Base
Tupperware® SmartSteamer (Item #1160) Steamer Colander & Seal
Tupperware® Measuring cups (Item #708)
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1 ¾ cups of water (purified, filtered, or if from the tap, use cold water)
1 cup fresh mushrooms
½ cup of thinly sliced, green bell peppers
2 cups of mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, radishes, cauliflower, celery)
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
1 pound of boneless, skinless, chicken breast
2 tablespoons of pepper
1. Wash chicken. Remove any excess fatty tissue.
2. Cut chicken into strips (about ½ inch width per strip).
3. Season chicken with pepper.
1. Wash all vegetables (rinse three times under cold water).
2. Pour 1 ¾ cups of water into SmartSteamer Water Tray.
3. Place SmartSteamer Steamer Base atop the Water Tray.
4. Spread mushrooms in Steamer Base. Cover all holes completely.
5. Spread vegetables in Smart Steamer Colander. Cover all holes completely.
Chicken & Vegetable Steaming
1. Spread seasoned chicken over mushrooms in Steamer Base.
2. Place SmartSteamer Colander (filled with vegetables) atop Steamer Base.
3. Place seal atop SmartSteamer Steamer Base.
4. Place sealed SmartSteamer in the center of the microwave.
5. Microwave 10 minutes on high.
6. Carefully remove SmartSteamer from microwave.
7. Carefully remove seal from Steamer Base (steam and contents will be hot!)
8. Pour cherry tomatoes into Steamer Base or Colander.
9. Place seal atop Steamer Base.
10. Place sealed SmartSteamer in the center of the microwave.
11. Microwave 7 – 10 minutes on high.
12. Let stand for 5 minutes (leave the covered dish in the microwave (without adding any more cook time)).
Serve & Enjoy!
Serve with pitted cherries or other fresh fruit, and with an un-buttered croissant, dinner roll, or slice of toast.
Message in the Mix
Principles: 1) What God has cleansed, man (or woman) should not call it unclean. 2) The recipes in this cooking journal are healthy alternatives to fast food, salty and sugary snacks. They are not to condemn either carnivorous or vegan or any other lifestyle.
Devotional Reading: Acts 10:1-35, I Timothy 4:1-6
Memory Verse: I Timothy 4:4 – “For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:”
Sharing Is Caring: Share today’s devotional, memory verse and your peppered fajita chicken and vegetables with a friend.
Whether you eat pork, beef, chicken, turkey, vegetables, fruits, or any sustenance, it is all well if you give thanks to God (I Timothy 4:3-6). It is not for a person to condemn others who eat, or to offend others abstain from any repast. If eating meat offends my brother (or sister), is does not mean that I must necessarily stop eating meats completely. I can however, respect my brother (or sister) and not eat meats in his (or her) presence. And if anything is eaten by another person, which offends me, I can be merciful and not take the eating thereof personally, but understand that any thing eaten with a grateful heart toward God is not an offence, but is a blessing of provision for those who can eat it un-condemned. Thus, rather than trying to condemn my brother or sister I can be glad with them that the LORD has provided plenty and hold my peace against any remark that might make my friend feel less than thankful.