I continue to have opportunities to share with people about nutrition and the importance of taking responsability for our own health. I was invited to travel to Quito 12 hours from Loja to do three conferences in three different cities in and around Quito. We had a total of 60 people enrolled in the conferences and we met in homes, and in one case, we met in a restaurant kitchen. That was really nice!
The first day I shared about vegetable juices and smoothies. The second day we talked about how to make our cooked food more nutritious and what oils and salts are healthy. The third day we made raw tacos and raw spaghetti..and you guessed it… we talked about the importance of raw food for health and vitality.
Many of the people who attended the conferences form part of several small home churches in the Quito area. We had a Sunday service together in a beautiful restaurant and the worship was fantastic. I feel so blessed to have met so many new friends and had the opportunity to pray with some who are struggling with serious illnesses. I traveled back to Loja feeling blessed and filled to the brim with new ideas for ministry in the future and a great appreciation for small home churches. Jeff and I feel like that might be a great option in Loja to reach more people with the Gospel.
If you have never tried raw tacos or raw spaghetti, check out the recipes below. You will be plesantly surprised!
These tacos are made by filling romaine lettuce leaves with a sesame cheese sauce and chopped salad bar ingredients. The sesame cheese recipe is below but you can try these tacos with homemade guacmole instead of the chesse sause. Mmmmm delicious!
Sesame Cheese Sauce
1/2 pound of hulled sesame seeds
2 pieces of fresh garlic
the juice of 2 limes
3/4 of a teaspoon of cumin
3/4 of a teaspoon of sea salt
Blend all the ingredients in a blender with minimal water stiring to help the blender chop up the sesame seeds. Cilantro is optional.
Make zucchini noodles with a spiralizer or flat wide noodles with a vegetable peeler and top with your favorite marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce. Mmmm! Don’t forget to use lots of garlic and basil in your sauce.