A Blessed Christmas

Its been a year of change for our family. Not so much outside change – in fact for the first time in a while we are in the same house, no new babies yet, same job for my husband, its been a time to settle and to lay foundations. The changes have been on the inside. Deeper contentment in our hearts and daily thankfulness for God’s rich mercies, deeper study of God’s word as a family, deeper convictions – testing everything we do against the word of God and doing things on purpose – not by habit or default. For the first time the Christmas season has truly been about Christ and about being a blessing to others.

May God bless you and reveal to you to depth of His love and mercy in sending His only begotten son to overcome and to die on the cross to pay for our sins. Watch this beautiful and inspiring video.

What an opportunity to share Christ with the world – in a way that they will accept far more readily because of  Christmas!

“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world”
1 John 4 v 14

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Delicious Carob Pie!

Carob Pie is the name that has stuck with this delicious favourite in our household. Its a bit like a chocolate mousse pie (my children were delighted at the idea of moose pie!)

If you want to get your children or hubby to eat banana or avocado – here’s how:

This is a non-bake pie – just blend and freeze and eat in slices as you need.

CAROB PIE

For the crust:

  1. I use a seed / coffee bean grinder to grind up some honey-muesli and put it into the food processor – about 4 cups
  2. Add about 4 T coconut oil and 4 T honey.
  3. Blend with the food processor – you need to taste and check the consistency to see when it is ready. It should be sweet and slightly gooey – just enough to cling together as a pie crust. Add more honey for sweetness and moisture if necessary.
  4. No need to grease – just press into a glass pie dish and your crust is done.

Now for the delicious filling:

  1. In a clean food processor (this is too thick for a blender) blend together until smooth:
  • 2 avocadoes
  • 4 bananas
  • 1-2 T of Tahini (sesame seed paste – optional but wonderful protein)

2. Add about 4T carob powder (keep adding until its a lovely chocolate brown colour

3. Add a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup (also to taste) and blend until its really smooth and creamy

4. Spoon over the crust and spread with a spatula

5. Freeze your pie and cut slices to serve (best when cold but not completely frozen)

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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9 v 6