Friday, May 22, 2015

Thinking long-range...

" In our hurry to solve the crisis of the hour, we often fail to consider the long-range consequences of our short-term solutions."

-Liz Curtis Higgs

Sunday, May 10, 2015

THM Vanilla Cake-in-a-Bowl

I recently read the book Trim Healthy Mama, by Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett. My primary interest is keeping blood sugar levels stable—although achieving and maintaining a healthy weight are welcome benefits as well!  (At a physical about 6 months ago, my fasting blood sugar tested at 100, and the healthy range is 60-100!)  One of the primary things this book addresses is how glucose and insulin affect the way a person's body stores fat.
So I was watching a video done by the THM gals (Serene and Pearl)—they have a new "Baking Blend" of coconut flour, almond flour, ground flax seed, etc.—and they were demonstrating a recipe for a lemon cake.  Well, I'm not a huge lemon lover... so I modified it and made vanilla cake (in a bowl—yes, in the microwave) and topped it with strawberries!  Here's the recipe....
Vanilla Cake-in-a-Bowl
1 egg
3 tsp. THM Sweet Blend
1 tsp. butter (I used some oil)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. THM Baking Blend

Stir together well in a cereal bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds.  Top with strawberries and enjoy!  It tastes almost like angel food cake! :)

Pondering Mother's Day

An unexpected thought occurred to me this morning... how Mother's Day is as much about me (as a mother) feeling loved as it is about my children knowing that I love them

I saw how eagerly they brought in their cards and gifts... their eyes wide and sparkling and watching for my reaction.  And it struck me how they were awaiting my surprise, my excitement, my approval, my adoration of their loving efforts...

How the whole experience affected their hearts as much as it affected mine.

Very sweet... and cool how God uses all these things to shape us and mold us. :)