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I LOVE gingerbread when the air is cold and crisp outside!! When it comes hot out of the oven and is topped  with a mountain of creamy whipped cream….. that is coziness, homey and everything comforting wrapped in one!! The only bad thing with ginger bread is that after the first time eating it, it usually gets dry and crumbly the next day =(( Soaking it totally cured that problem as well as making it easier to digest! This is such an easy dessert to throw in the oven right before supper. So after the dishes are done, you can enjoy this yummy warm treat! It is also yummy cold. If it last that long!!

Soaked Gingerbread

2  1/2 c kamut or spelt

2 T yoghurt

2/3 c warm water

mix well cover and soak for at least 8 hours ( dough will be stiff)

ADD:

1    1/2 tsp soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp allspice

1 tsp ginger

1/2 c coconut oil

1/4 c honey

2 eggs

3/4 c molasses (make sure it is 100% as many varieties have sugar added)

Preheat oven to 350

Mix well. I find it the easiest to put in my kitchen aid, as the dough is stiff at first. Or you can mix with a hand mixer.

Oil and flour an 8×8 baking dish. Pour in mixture and bake for 30 minutes.

 

 Homemade Whipping Cream: Make your own whipping cream!

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 TB honey or maple syrup

1   1/2 tsp. vanilla

Whip on high till peaks start to form. Add sweetener and vanilla. Whip till desired constancy. If you whip it too much it will turn into butter. Store in the refrigerator. 

       I have two little girls. Everything is pink and princess. So for their birthdays it is sometimes hard to meet the demands. They have something in mind and it is sometimes difficult to convert it to healthy, or not so unhealthy. The day of the party is not always the best time to be experimenting with recipes. This cake turned out charming. My six year old helped bake it. She loved it. The only thing about this cake is that you will need to invest in an 8 inch and a 6 inch cake pan. All I had was a 9 inch and a 5 inch. I had to trim my 9 inch. You could make a double batch of cake batter and make two 8 or 9 inch cakes and trim them to the sizes you like. 

Cake Ingredients:

1 stick organic butter, softened

1 cup sucanat 

2 organic eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbl. organic beet juice

1/2 cup organic strawberry preserves

2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1  1/2  cups organic unbleached white flour

1/2 cup plus 2 Tbl. organic whole milk

coconut oil | flour for dusting pans | beet (for coloring)

Garnish: Raw sugar crystals | 40 to 50 yogurt covered malt balls (you could substitute these with rasberries)  |  princess crown

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Get two eggs out so they can warm up to room temp (this is for the frosting.)

Heavily oil cake pans and dust with flour. (This is very important if you want your cakes to come out of their pans perfectly.)

Next you will need take a beet and chop up some of it. Pour a little water in a small sauce pan and boil for a while in order to get the most color out of it. 

 

 

In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar. Cream together. It is best if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer when you make cakes. There is a lot of beating required. 

Add eggs, vanilla, strawberry preserves, and beet juice

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. 

Now get your milk ready. Measure this out so you can pour it into the batter when needed.

You will alternate adding the milk and the flour mixture to the batter; mixing well between each addition. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl before adding your last bit of flour. End with the flour.

 

Smooth out batter into your cake pans. 

Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Or until done. Cool pans for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling racks.

Let theses cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Ingredients:

2 organic egg whites (room temp)

1/3 cup raw honey or agave nectar

2 Tbl. beet juice

2 Tbl. strawberry preserves

Directions:

Add honey to a thick bottomed sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat to just a simmer. The honey will foam up.

 

Watch the honey closely. After it foams up it will go back to just liquid and then it will turn a darker color. It is done. This takes (in all) about 8 minutes. 

Whip your egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Slowly pour in the hot honey to the egg whites while the mixer is going. 

Mix in the beet juice and strawberries. Add more beet juice for a darker pink.

 

Have fun decorating!

 

– blog by Kasey

This soup has so many healing and immune boosting benefits. If you are under the weather, as I have been here lately, this soup will be great way to get a boost! It seems like in the fall that all the little germies come creeping around. Usually I fight them off; but being “prego”, it is like my body says, “In case you are not tired enough, here be really sic”. =(( Now that I am starting to feel like a human again and am cooking, not too much sounds good for some reason. I have to say, while I was sick hubby and kids lived on nachos, which they liked for a little bit. I lived on broth, which I couldn’t taste. So we were all ready for something with some flavor!!  I was so organized a few weeks ago. So I made nourishing broth from 2 chickens and then took all the meat off, chopped it, and put it in the freezer (in 4 meal portion sizes) I did the same with the broth. This soup was a cinch!! It pays to be organized. Unfortunately this is something I really have to work at it.  This soup has so many healing ingredients in it -like turmeric. Which is a so good for you all the time -bone broth, coconut milk and oil, with all kinds of veggies!! We ate this with a loaded smoothie full of eggshell water, coconut milk, frozen tropical fruit and beef gelatin. It was like eating vitamins but tasted way better!!

Healing Chicken Curry Soup

1 cup chopped carrots

1 onion chopped

1 cup chopped celery 

1/2 cup chopped green pepper 

1/4 cup coconut oil or butter

2 cups cooked chopped chicken

4 cups chicken broth

2 cups coconut milk (I made my own)http://www.mommypotamus.com/how-to-make-coconut-milk-from-shredded-coconut-video-tutorial/

2 TB lemon or lime juice

1 TB fish sauce (optional)

1 TB turmeric

1 TB ginger fresh or 1/2  TB dried

2 TB curry powder

1 tsp red pepper flakes

salt to taste

OPTIONAL: garnish with toasted coconut and fruit marmalade (I used my homemade apple chokecherry butter)

Sweat all veggies in oil till crisp tender

Add all other ingredients

Simmer on low till veggies are all tender.

You might find yourself adding more or less of the seasonings, as some curry powders are stronger than others. So play around with it!!  

 

I have to say this soup has got to be my favorite all around any time!! Thankfully it is also my husbands and kids so I can get away with making it a lot for the cooler weather. Last time I made this my 5 year old little boy closed his eyes and said ” oh Momma you have to make this for my birthday”!!!

You do not want to skip kombucha in this recipe as it really does make the soup!! You can use cooking wine in it’s place but I prefer the taste of kombucha.

 

Creamy Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup

2 c chopped onions

2 c chopped carrots

1 c chopped celery

2 tsp thyme

1 tsp rosemary

1 tsp sage

3 TB butter or coconut oil

1/4 c flour

1/2 c kombucha or cooking wine

1 TB Lemon Juice

8 c chicken broth

1 c milk

1/2 c cream

1 batch egg noodles

3 c cooked and cut  up chicken

1/2 c frozen peas

Salt and Pepper to taste

Sweat carrots, onions, and celery in oil till crisp tender add thyme, sage and rosemary. Put in 1/4 cup of flour and deglaze with kombucha and lemon juice. Add broth and simmer till veggies are tender add milk and cream and noodles simmer  until noodles are done. Add chicken, peas and salt and pepper to taste!!

This is excellent as a left over if you have any left!!!

                                                                                            Dusty

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BOOK REVIEW

Here is a book that Kasey first read. She gave it to me to read, thinking it would be good to give away at our home parties. I read it and gleaned so much truth, (from it’s many topics to it’s openness about difficult issues).  

Some of it’s topics are ….

What does God think about sex?

“I think that most of us view sex differently than God does. Many people think that God views sex as sinful. Or maybe we don’t associate sex in the same thought as God. The truth is God gave us the wonderful gift of sex.” 

In this book the authors dive into God’s Word, shedding light on how God views sex and how we should too.

Satan has desecrated God’s beautiful gift of sex. God desires that a husband and wife be naked and unashamed; glorying in the giving and receiving of exquisite pleasure and rejoicing in the intimate oneness that sex brings -the way God intended.

Where can I go to buy a new body?

Rules, rules, rules. This world is full of them, right? We can’t see them, but they are still there.

1. Thou Shalt Be Thin!

2. Thou Shalt Have Perfectly Large, Firm Breasts!

3. …..on and on

We all know these rules can not be kept.  Especially after children!

As long as we listen to the world’s message about our bodies we will never be satisfied with how we look. Instead of listening to the world’s message we need to listen to what God says. “Rejoice in the body I gave you. Use it to honor Me and please your husband.”

This book helped me in many ways. I hope everyone can get the experience to read this book. 

More Contents….

How Can I Get over the Guilt of Past Sexual Sin?

I’m Attracted to Another Man! Help!

How Can I Remain Faithful in a Faithless World?

What Do I Do When He Has a Headache?

How Can I Get Rid of Guilt over My Abortion?

My Husband Is into Pornography -What Should I Do?

Is It Possible to Get Beyond the Pain of Sexual Abuse?

 

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