Mother Nature is Medicine

Mother Nature is Medicine
MOTHER NATURE IS MEDICINE. The Creator has given us everything that we need. It is all here on this Earth and in the Universe. It can be found in the Earth, in the Sky, in the Waters, in the Air. Often times, we, as humans, tend to view nature as something that is "apart" from ourselves. We talk of spending time "in nature." We, in a sense, distance ourselves. In reality, we ARE "a - part" as well. The Great Spirit put us here and blessed us and our ancestors with this beautiful earth. Embracing the Creator and the natural blessings is food & nourishment for the body, mind, and soul. Nature is medicine. ~Peace and Blessings~

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Spicy Hot Tomato Grilled Cheese

Here is an easy-to-make spicy hot grilled cheese sandwich that will warm you up during the wintery months!

All you need is:
2 slices of wheat bread (I used Cobblestone Co. "Knead for Seed" - it's soo good)
2 slices of Provolone cheese
Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese
Shredded Taco Blend cheese
7 cherry tomatoes, chopped
Red onion, chopped (just a little since this is only for 1 sandwich :)
Minced garlic, about 1/2 tsp.
Onion Powder
Parsley flakes
Crushed red pepper flakes
Olive oil, 2 tbsp.
Butter (I used the non-dairy Smart Balance Olive Oil "butter")

Mix all of the ingredients except for the bread, cheese, and butter in a small bowl. I don't normally measure how much of the spices to use, unless there's a specific dish I am making or if I am following a certain recipe. So, depending on your preference, add what you like. I like a lot of spice :)

The mixture should look like this:

Heat this spicy tomato mixture in a pan on medium heat, pressing down the tomatoes with a spatula, until the onions are cooked and the tomatoes start to lose form.

Take this mixture out of the pan and put back into the small bowl. This will be used as a spicy tomato paste for the bread.

There should still be some oil in the pan, but you might need to add more, or some butter, if you like.

Spread the tomato mixture onto both slices of the bread and then place 2 slices of provolone cheese on one slice of bread. Add the other cheeses and make into a sandwich. Then, using the same pan to use up all of the delicious flavors, grill to perfection!

This sandwich tastes great dipped in spicy brown hot mustard and served along with some tomato soup, pickles, and carrots.

Stay warm this winter!