Food - Family -Faith

Food - Family -Faith
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Birthday Bash

We are celebrating:

The Book of Esther: A Story of Love and Favor's

First Birthday 

For the celebration several of our books
are only 99 cent on 3/27-3/28.

If you don't already have these books
now is a good time to get them.
They include:

The Book of Esther: A Story of Love and Favor

Only 99 cents

The Book of Esther: A Story of Love and Favor is a Daily-Bible-Reading study of the book of Esther. In the book of Esther, Esther was adopted by her cousin Mordecai. In a series of events and through fasting, prayer and God’s favor Esther was placed in a position to save the Jewish people. Esther’s cousin Mordecai told her maybe she was born for such a time as this. God puts us all in circumstances where He can use us to further His kingdom and give Him glory, if we are willing and obedient. Esther found her identity in Christ and her purpose for life. Like Esther you were born for such a time as this. You too can find your identity in Christ.

Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet

 Only 99 cents

Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet is a Daily-Bible-Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible and is located in the center of the Bible. It is about the importance of God’s Word, the Bible in your life. It is broken up into twenty-two stanzas of eight verses each so Deborah crated twenty-two short lessons which can be used for personal daily devotions or weekly group Bible studies. Each stanza starts with a letter from the Hebrew alphabet so you will also learn about one letter of the Hebrew alphabet with each lesson. Deborah includes a prayer and a few questions at the end of each lesson for personal reflection or group discussion.


PURIM Celebration: 28 Daily Devotionals

Only 99 cents

 PURIM Celebration: 28 Daily Devotionals is a Daily-Bible-Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman and friends. It is a compilation of 28 Daily Devotionals by me and fourteen of my author and writer friends.

Purim is a holiday that was started back in the days of Queen Esther and is still celebrated today. Deborah took the letters of PURIM and created categories for the contributors to write about:

• P=Praise
• U=Un-forgiveness or Forgiveness
• R=Relationships
• I=Inspirational
• M=Marriage

 PURIM Celebration was originally created as part of Deborah's Book Launch for her book: The Book of Esther: A Story of Love and Favor which was published last year.

One of the traditions of Purim is giving gifts to the poor. In light of that tradition we have decided that a portion of the proceeds of this book will go to charity.

PURIM Celebration includes devotionals from: Mary Pacheco, Penny Zeller, Katherine Harms, Dave Moore, Marlo Schalesky, Judith Robl, Lynn Dove, Buffy Crabtree, Deborah McCarragher, Shawn Lamb, Serge Roux-Levrat, Lily Brenner, Heidi Faith, and Lisa Buffaloe. The book is edited by Lisa Lickel.

As an added bonus our newest book:

The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ

 1/2 price only 4.99 for a limited introductory price.

The regular price will be 9.99. You will save 5.00
Get your copy now!

The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ is a Daily-Bible-Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman. The Book of Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus Christ and His birth. It takes us through His ministry here on earth, and Jesus’ final days, including His death, burial, and resurrection. The book concludes with the great commission.

The book includes fifty-seven daily devotionals which contain a brief commentary, the daily Bible Scripture, a few questions to think about, and a prayer of the day. It is a great book for individual daily devotions or a group Bible study.

Enjoy the books,

Monday, March 25, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Casserole Recipe

I have this recipe in the oven cooking right now as I am typing this post. It looks so delicious. It is colorful with the red of the tomatoes and the green of the arugula. I am trying to eat more fruits and vegetables so I also added onion and mushrooms.


12 oz. box macaroni
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 4-oz. cans sliced mushrooms
   or 8-oz. fresh sliced mushrooms
 2 jars alfredo sauce
**I used roasted red pepper
8-12 oz. cheese
1 pkg.  bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 pt. grape tomatoes, quartered
2 cups baby arugula, chopped
1  pkg. chicken southwest strips. chopped


Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, briefly. Add chopped onion and saute until clear. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Add chicken to frying pan and heat until heated through, then chop into bite size pieces, add mushrooms, tomatoes, and arugula. Drain pasta and add alfredo sauce, bacon, half the cheese, and the chicken mixture. Salt and pepper to taste. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Put casserole mixture into dish and top with remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through.

**If you are trying to cut calories and eat healthy you can use low fat cheese, turkey bacon, and whole wheat pasta.


Fruit and Yogurt Compote Recipe

I have been trying to eat more raw fruits and vegetables so this morning I made this recipe for breakfast. Between the natural sweetness of the fruit, the creaminess of the yogurt, and the crunchiness of the granola, it made a delicious combination.


1 cup Greek non-fat yogurt
1 cup crushed pineapple, in own juice
1 banana, sliced
10 strawberries, quartered
3/4 cup granola cereal 
**I used Cascadian Farms Organic
Fruit and Nut Granola


Mix together the Greek yogurt and fruit. It may make more than you want to eat in one serving so I would suggest you wait and top it with the granola when you are ready to eat it, that way it will be crunchy..


Monday, March 18, 2013

Salad in a Glass - Green Drink Recipe

Some of my friends have been juicing, so I decided I would give it a try. I picked up some fruits and vegetables at the grocery store this past weekend and made this green drink for breakfast this morning. I thought I would record the ingredients for myself and share them with you in case you would like to try it. Because of all the fruits and vegetables it is healthy for you and since it is blended up it is easier for your body to digest.

I ended up making a whole blender full so I could put it in the refrigerator and have it to drink when I got hungry. If you don't want to make that much you can always do half of the recipe. I was a little skeptical about how it would taste, but the fruit helps sweeten the drink so it tastes good.  Have you ever made green drinks? If so, leave a comment and share with us what some of your favorite ingredients are.

1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 bananas
2 cup crushed pineapple (use fresh if you have it)
2 cucumbers
2 stalks celery
2 handfuls of grape tomatoes
4 kale leaves

I started with the yogurt and fruit so I would have some liquid to blend up all the vegetables with and just kept adding and blending until it was all blended together and the taste suited me. I cut the vegetables into pieces so they wouldn't be as hard to blend. Add as much fruit as you need to suit your taste. Here's to your health.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

I like having this smoothie for breakfast. In fact I am having it as I type this post. But, I have also had it on a hot summer afternoon. It is refreshing.

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 banana
1 scoop protein powder (if desired)
Ice (if desired)

Put all ingredients in the blender and blend.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Creamy Mushroom Pasta Sauce Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. salt
Few dashes pepper
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 onion, diced
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 can diced tomatoes
2-4 oz. cans sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can tomato sauce
1 jar pasta sauce
*I used a pasta sauce with mushrooms as well.

Brown hamburger, chop, and drain. Season beef with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Add diced onions and olive oil cook until clear. Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 30 minutes or longer. Serve over cooked pasta.