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Happy, Healthy & Full of LIFE!! Potluck and Fellowship – 2/10/2014 – MEXICAN NIGHT!

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Hello Friends! We’d like to share with you the fun, great food and fellowship we had at our last get-together!! We had several new families join us and we enjoyed a wide variety of wonderful and tasty healthy Mexican-inspired dishes. Here’s the line up…

Marinated Veggie and Bean Burritos  

Very tasty!! The beans coupled with the savory marinated veggies is just the right combination. Add your favorite toppings and it is a meal in itself!

(Link to recipe here)

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Salsa Infused Tortilla Chip Soup

Love this Mexican-inspired soup! Just the right combination of heat and veggies topped by the crunch of the tortilla chips!

(Link to recipe here)

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Warm ‘Vegveeta’ Cheese Dip topped with roasted red peppers and green onions (Link to recipe here)

*Tip- when we got home, we mixed what we had left of this cheesy dip with salsa and liked it even better!

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A fresh, crunchy and delicious salad and cornbread brought by Audrey-

Very Tasty and rounded our our meal very nicely! Thanks Audrey!

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Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili brought by Angie

Loved the mix of flavors, textures and colors! Great for a cold winter’s night family supper!! Thanks Angie!!

(Recipe at bottom of page)

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Easy and Delicious Beans and Rice Bake brought by Beth

Really liked the combination of flavors and colors- very tasty! Thanks Beth!!

(link to recipe here)

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Pineapple Rice, also brought by Beth

Simple yet so flavorful! Sweet enough to be served as a dessert! Thanks Beth!

(Link to recipe here)

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Tangy Gazpacho Cucumber Cups brought by Chantal

Aren’t these lovely! Beautiful and delicious too! Great addition to our Mexican Night Menu! Thanks Chantal!

(Link to recipe here)

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While finishing up our diner, we watched a video by Sergei Boutenko on the importance of greens in our diet and many were awed by the information and realization of how far the typical American diet is from the ideal. No wonder we are all sick! The video is called The Miracle of Greens and you can watch it on-line here . The quickest, easiest and tastiest way to gets lots of nutritious greens into you diet is to drink green smoothies!! We made and sampled my personal favorite- Pineapple Strawberry Banana. (Link to recipe here   -Just leave out the kiwi)

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We also shared some great books on greens and making green smoothies – complete with lots of great tasting recipes!

Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko – available here

Green Smoothies Revolution by Victoria Boutenko  – available here

Stay tuned in as we continue the fun, fellowship and great food! Join us on our Facebook page where we welcome you to join us by submitting recipes and comments! Click here to visit our Facebook page – be sure to “like” it to get notifications of new posts! Next get-together is February 24th, 2014 and the group decided the theme will be ITALIAN NIGHT!! Sure to be YUMMY- we can hardly wait!

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And, we invite you visit our website as well to find more great recipes, information and class information. Our wish is for everyone to live a happy, healthy life to the fullest possible! Join as we journey towards that goal together!!

Blessings!

Recipe-

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

2 large onions- chopped

4 cloves garlic – chopped

1 butternut squash (2lbs.)-peeled seeded and cut into 1 1/2 in. pieces

1 large green bell pepper – seeded and chopped

1 large jalapeno pepper – seeded and chopped

2 cans stewed tomatoes

2 tsp. cumin

Chili powder – as desired

1 tsp. salt

2 cans black beans – drained and rinsed

½ red sweet pepper – seeded and cut into 1 in. pieces

½ yellow sweet pepper – seeded and cut into 1 in. pieces

½ orange sweet pepper– seeded and cut into 1 in. pieces

¼ cup cilantro and scallions chopped – optional

Directions:

Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

Add onions, garlic, squash, green pepper, and jalapeno. Combine tomatoes,  chili powder,cumin and salt. Pour over squash and peppers.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 hours.

Add beans and sweet peppers, during last 30 minutes.

To serve, stir in cilantro. Top with chopped scallions and shredded cheese, if desired.

Note from Angie: I did not use a slow cooker, just a large pot.  For thicker consistency,  I cooked the onion, green pepper,jalapeno pepper, tomatoes, and half of the squash first and then blended. Then added the rest of the squash and beans and cooked until squash was tender, using vegetable broth as needed.

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Creamy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Creamy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

You don’t have to give up eating tasty food to eat healthy!! Just make a few adjustments! Try this great tasting CHOCOLATE MOUSSE recipe!! This stuff is AWESOME!! I have taken this recipe to Sunday School get-togethers and family gatherings with GREAT success!! No one suspected it was a healthier recipe unless I told them and everyone wanted the recipe! Great for dipping fresh fruits like strawberries and grapes into or can eve be used as a frosting!!

Ingredients-
2 small ripe avocados
3/4 cup honey, maple or raw agave syrup
1/4 raw cacao* powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
dash cinnamon (optional)

Instructions-
Place all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or other high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. You will need to use a tamper or scrape sides to keep it moving.

*Cacao is RAW cocoa and can be found at most natural food grocers. May substitute carob powder in place of cacao powder.

Store in air-tight container in the fridge- that is if it lasts long enough to make it to the ‘fridge!!

More great recipes, information, articles and testimonies on our website! www.6thdayhealth.com