Monday, October 23, 2017

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Here is today's sermon on Psalm 46. As we get closer to the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, we look back at the Psalm that inspired Martin Luther's famous hymn, "A Mighty Fortress is our God."
"The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress."
(Psalm 46:11)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Superfood ~ Spirulina Chocolate Balls

In VitaMix blend together powders: 
1 ½ c Carob Powder
1 ½ c  Raw Cocoa Powder 
c  Ground Flax Seed
¼ c  Spirulina Powder
c Coconut or Peanut Flour
¼ c spice mix or these:
1 T Cinnamon
1 T Coriander
1 T Nutmeg
1  t Allspice
1  t Cloves
1  t Mace

Add powdered mixture to a large bowl with nuts and seeds: 
c Chia seed
1 ½ c  Almonds
1 ½ c  Walnuts, broken
¼ c unsalted 
¼ c Goji Berries 
¼ c Unsalted Pistachios
c Pumpkin seeds
1½ c  Dates, chopped
½ c raisins or chopped dried mango

3 c  Filtered Water 
5 drops of Peppermint Oil
2 t  Vanilla Extract

Stir in the liquid ingredients.
Form into balls and roll in one of these:
Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
Sesame Seeds, Hempseed

You may want to wear thin gloves to roll into small balls because it is messy.  [I use the melon scoop from BB&B.] Place in sandwich bags and hide in the freezer. Keep just one bag in the refrigerator at a time. Sometimes you can get them to last a bit if the men aren't aware how much is stashed away. :) 
A bag left in the van for a week will go bad and taste terrible. They need refrigeration.

To make measuring spices simple, I keep a small jar of about 6 T each of cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander and 2 T each of allspice, mace, cloves.  With this mixture done ahead, just use ¼ c of the spice mixture for this recipe. These spices are an excellent source of antioxidants to sprinkle on breakfast oatmeal.

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