Peppered Fajita Chicken

Shine: A Woman Of Purpose

Snapshot_20130705_5Peppered Fajita Chicken
& Steamed Vegetables

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.

Tools

tools

Tupperware® SmartSteamer (Item #1160) Water tray
Tupperware® SmartSteamer (Item #1160) Steamer Base
Tupperware® SmartSteamer (Item #1160) Steamer Colander & Seal
Tupperware® Measuring cups (Item #708)

Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Chicken Preparation

chickenprep

  1. Wash chicken. Remove any excess fatty tissue.
  2. Cut chicken into strips (about ½ inch width per strip).
  3. Season chicken with pepper.

Vegetable Preparation

vegetableprep

  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

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  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.


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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.

DEVOTIONAL READING

Acts 10:1-35

1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; 8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,
18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. 19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? 22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. 25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. 27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. 28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? 30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. 33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

I Timothy 4:1-6

1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

Application

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. 


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