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Hope Heals and Spinach Pie

Hope Heals and Spinach Pie

Good day friends!! I hope all our followers are well. And if you are in Alabama I pray you have been enjoying this fabulous weather! It has been AMAZING! Total game changer from snow, cold and rain. I fear the cold will return soon, but thank heavens for a good warm, sunny spell. SO good for the soul :)

So I have upped my running game recently. I am currently 26.5 miles into a 100 mile challenge to raise $15,000 for Hope Heals. If you are not familiar with Hope Heals, you can find out all about them at www.hopeheals.com . They are also found on Instagram and Facebook. I follow them closely on Instagram @hopeheals .

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Born and raised in the South, Katherine Wolf suffered a stroke at 26 years old while living in Los Angeles, CA. Ten years later, she and her husband Jay have made it their mission to spread healing and hope to others in the midst of tragedy. Their leading and loving is contagious. They are beautiful people, living out an awesome mission. 

Last Summer, they began to host a camp for families with disabilities, Hope Heals Camp. They are currently supporting races all over the nation to raise funds for their Hope Heals campers. Any family with disabilities, spends countless time, energy and money on their loved ones. The mission of Hope Heals camp is to allow them to go for FREE! 5 days of fun, inspiration, joy and connecting with others !  It's a true gift for the families to relax on the funding of this particular camp.

I am supporting their race for 2 very clear reasons.

#1) I am simply able to do so...so Why Not?? I have 2 strong legs, very able to carry me. I have a strong mind to work and do things for others.  I enjoy running. It's an easy, fun task for me. It is not so easy for others. So if I can do it...I'M A GONNA DO IT! 

#2) Katherine Wolf used to be a runner too. She has inspired me to go the extra mile and to be bold. She can no longer run physically due to her stroke. However, she is running a great race in heart and spirit by leading thousands of others to Hope and Healing. This is a greater mission and race than I can fathom. She is conquering her tragedy and saving and loving people all around her. This is beautiful work, valuable work for God's kingdom and His people. And if I can help put a tiny dent in her BIG mission, I will.

God also put this mission on my heart in a very, clear and present way. And I have learned that the best thing for me to do, when God calls me out, is to answer back with a big smile and say "YES...absolutely I will do this for you." 

So there's my present situation. One that makes me giggle and excited but one that also brings me to tears. God is in all things. I have no idea where the next 30 days will take me. These first 7 have already been more than I asked for. But I am able and willing.

If running is one of my favorite activities, the other would be eating.

And since I love eating so much, that also includes cooking.

I have been craving this yummy Spinach Pie!! I have made many variations of this, but this one is my Favorite. It's easy, one-dish, simple to warm up for later, and can be eaten for any meal. This pretty much is my favorite kind of cooking. 

This version has dairy (cheese) in it, but if omitted and you use compliant sausage, this recipe can be a Whole30 meal. I used our George's Polish sausage which is Whole30 compliant. 

So here you go friends, Enjoy!!


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Spinach Pie

Ingredients: 

  • 1 pound favorite sausage
  • 1 box frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • Fave hot sauce
  • 6 eggs
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 small package goat cheese OR 1 cup shredded mozzorella
  • S&P 

Instructions:

  1. Brown ground sausage over medium heat in a saucepan.
  2. When cooked, drain sausage well.
  3. Use same pan to sautee diced onion.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, mix sausage, onion, eggs and a few good shakes of hot sauce.
  5. Add in S&P.
  6. (If you choose to use shredded mozzarella, add it here as well)
  7. Grease a pie dish or skillet well.
  8. Pour all mixture in dish
  9. Top with small pieces of goat cheese.
  10. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes.

Done!! Cut you a little slice and place on your favorite plate! 

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