Monthly Archives: August 2014

Extra nutty gluten free waffles

Yesterday, I transformed a top I no longer wear into an apron for Jilly and so my kids were dying to cook.

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Before I was really even awake this morning, they were next to my bed, 2 inches from my face, aprons on, begging to help make breakfast. They had already decided on waffles. I was nearly out of Pamela’s mix though and I’ve had some cashew and almond meal just sitting around so I decided to try something new.

Extra nutty gluten free waffles

Ingredients
-1 cup Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix
-1/3 cup almond meal
-1/3 cup cashew meal
-1/3 cup GF rolled oats
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/8 tsp ground cloves
-1/8 tsp nutmeg
-1/8 tsp allspice
-1 squeezable pouch TJs strawberry applesauce
-2 eggs
-1 cup milk
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 Tbsp maple syrup

Mix all ingredients together gently, like you would regular pancake mix. It won’t be completely smooth and you don’t want to over mix. Pour batter on waffle iron and cook to desired time (we like ours on the longest/darkest setting). Enjoy as you would with your regular toppings. We like ours with nut butter and Greek yogurt spread on top.

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St. Silouan on intrusive thoughts

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“We must always remember that the Lord sees us wrestling with the enemy, and so we need never be afraid. Even should all hell fall upon us, we must be brave. The Saints learned how to do battle with the enemy. They knew that the enemy uses intrusive thoughts to deceive us, and so all through their lives they declined such thoughts. At first sight there seems to be nothing wrong about an intrusive thought but soon it begins to divert the mind from prayer, and then stirs up confusion. The rejection of all intrusive thoughts, however apparently good, is therefore essential, and equally essential is it to have a mind pure in God… But should an intrusive thought approach, there is no cause to be troubled. Put your trust in a God and continue in prayer. We must not be troubled, because that rejoices the enemy. Pray, and the intrusive thought will leave you. This is the way of the Saints.

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