MEXI PANZANELLA SALAD

November 12, 2013

Today I’m just going to get right down to it. I’m reading the book Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem. It’s lengthy and dense and delightful. I use it kind of like an encyclopedia reference book for studying various topics of scripture. I just finished the chapter on Creation and was really helped and informed by what it had to say.

Macro-evolution is a theory that has lead many people to doubt the trustworthiness of the entire Bible and falsely pit science and religion against each other. So much could be said about this, but I’d like to share why evolution is not a viable explanation for the development of life. (Remember how I said I’m getting right down to it? Not an understatement!)

  1. After more than 100 years of experimental breeding with animals and plants, the amount of variation that can be produced (even with intentional, not random, breeding) is extremely limited, due to the limited range of genetic variation in each type of living thing. Ex: cats that are still selectively bred for generations are still cats.
  2. The complex mutations required to produce complex organs could not have occurred in tiny mutations accumulating over thousands of generations, because the individual parts of the organ are useless unless the entire organ is functioning. The mathematical probability of hundreds of such random mutations happening together in one generation is effectively zero.
  3. 130 years of archaeological activity since Darwin’s time has failed to produce even one convincing example of needed “intermediate (or transitional) type,” a fossil that would show some characteristics of one animal and a few characteristics of the next developmental type.
  4. Advances in molecular biology increasingly reveal the incredible complexity of even the simplest of organisms, and no satisfactory explanation for the origin of those differences have been given.
  5. And probably the greatest difficulty for macro-evolution theory is explaining how any life could have begun in the first place. The spontaneous generation of even the simplest living organism capable of independent life from inorganic materials on earth could not happen by random mixing of chemicals; it requires intelligent design and craftsmanship so complex that no scientific laboratory in the world has been able to do it.

Well, there was some science-talk you may not have been expecting on your way to a mexi panzanella salad. I think it’s valuable for Christians to be informed. Don’t let the secular humanists bully you.

MEXI PANZANELLA SALAD from Rachel Schultz

MEXI PANZANELLA SALAD
Serves 2

4 cups romaine, chopped
1 cup corn
1 avocado, cubed
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2  chicken breasts, cooked, seasoned with this, and cubed
1/2 batch this cornbread
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon red pepper flake
2 teaspoons honey
2 limes, juiced
Salt & pepper

Toss together romaine, corn, avocado, tomatoes, and chicken. Slice cornbread into cubes. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, red pepper flake, honey, lime juice, and salt & pepper.

MEXI PANZANELLA SALAD from Rachel Schultz

Drizzle salad with dressing and top with corn bread croutons.

MEXI PANZANELLA SALAD from Rachel Schultz

MEXI PANZANELLA SALAD
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 cups romaine, chopped
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • ½ batch this cornbread
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Toss together romaine, corn, avocado, tomatoes, and chicken.
  2. Slice cornbread into cubes.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, red pepper flake, honey, lime juice, and salt & pepper.
  4. Drizzle salad with dressing and top with corn bread croutons.

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Comments

  • Sylvia

    your cornbread and chicken seasoning didn’t get linked, are they on your blog?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Oops! You are right. Thanks.

  • Sara

    How do you season the chicken?

  • Sara

    Could ground beef be used instead of the chicken?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes!

  • Sara

    How do you season the chicken for this? Is there a link? Thanks!

  • This post made my theology/apologetics-loving heart so happy!!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yay! Thanks Lindsey.

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