To understand the irony here, you need to know a few things about my Grandma.
When Grandma Erma passed away, my mom was looking through Grandma's checkbook and blurt out a symphony of messy laugh-cry sobs -
"Every check is either for the Church or Marlene's Organic Farm Stand," smiled my mom through curtains of black mascara tears.
That was Grandma.
I'm sure you've already guessed what she ordered at Fredrick and Nelson's. Yep. A Salad. Vinaigrette on the side.
As she poked her fork around what she believed to be pesticide poisoned leaves, she happened upon a couple wilted greens with a WORM munching away.
She squealed. With delight.
"This salad is ALIVE!" Grandma proclaimed happily. Fredrick and Nelson's wormy kitchen was praised by my Grandmother 'til the end of her days. Any lettuce that has a good healthy worm must be pesticide free and freshly picked. She loved it. And anyone who knew Grandma loves telling this story.
I think about Grandma every time I have the option of a green, living food or an over-cooked, processed food.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31
My Grandma lived this verse every meal, with a cookie to share for dessert.
The God's Food diet is what I call the way I try to eat: consuming foods that God made, close to the way He made them. Most of the time I eat plants and fish. Sometimes I eat chocolate cake followed by a stomach ache cause I don't know when to quit.
I'm learning. I'm growing. It's an organic process.
Tomato Basil Spinach Salad and Skillet Chicken with Onion
Grandma would have loved this meal as long as the chickens are were organic - better yet, if she plucked them herself. Grandma was also big on macrobiotics - not mixing fruits and vegetables, grains and meat. And every time she ate spinach, she'd get an entire leaf stuck in her teeth. I never said anything. Starting with frozen breasts makes the chicken super juicy and super easy.
Skillet Chicken with Onion
Drizzle a few tbsp olive oil in a large, heavy skillet or cast iron skillet. Place frozen boneless skinless chicken breast into pan and move chicken through the oil to coat. Add one roughly chopped onion.