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Bless your heart, seriously.... February is American Heart Month
Heart diseases are the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Take steps today to lower your risk of Heart Disease. To help prevent Heart Disease, you can ...Eat Healthy, Get Active, Stay at a healthy Weight, Quit Smoking and Stay away from Secondhand Smoke. Control your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure, Drink Alcohol only in moderation and Manage Stress.– The American Heart Association
The Parish Health Ministry attends to the "whole person" needs of our parishioners to promote wellness of body, mind and spirit. Health Ministry volunteers include healthcare professionals and lay parishioners. Office is located at the Parish Life Center and hours of operation are: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30PM
Parish Food Pantry is located in the Parish Life Center. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12:30pm. Available to all parishioners as well as the community in need.
Mindful Body Movement: Come try the Mindful Body Movement Class at St. Joseph every Tuesday at 1pm in the Parish Life Center. Wear athletic shoes, bring a bottle of water and a friend!
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God. - 1 John 7
Love has healing powers. It values, encourages, affirms, cherishes. We all can think of someone who would be encouraged to know they are in your thoughts and heart. Spread the love. Brightening someone else's day will also brighten yours, leading to lower stress and a more positive mental outlook.
For those who requested this recipe again!
Mafe (Sweet Potato Peanut Stew) Serves 4
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced 1 large sweet potato, chopped into medium size cubes
2 large carrots, cut into thin rounds 2 green zucchini, cut into thin half rounds
1 small can (15oz) diced tomatoes, no salt added 2 cups water
1 teaspoon or small cube of vegetable bullion powder 1 tablespoon Berbere spice or curry powder
1/4 cup natural peanut butter 3 sprigs fresh thyme, minced or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Sea Salt to taste
Heat olive oil and sauté onion and garlic over medium heat in a soup pot until translucent. Add the sweet potatoes, carrots and zucchini; sauté for 3-4 minutes.
Add the diced tomatoes, water, bullion, Berbere spice or curry powder and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the peanut butter and thyme to the stew. Let it cook, covered, for another 5 minutes. Salt to taste, serve and enjoy.