bbq cauliflower & honey mustard

I listened to a sermon series recently that centered on the lovely topic of marriage. Although the message was for married couples, the principles were applicable to any sinner. I am far from married but am most definitely a sinner, so what I heard was extremely applicable : )

Some of what I learned, and was reminded of, is that I don’t deserve anything. The “smallest” sin I commit automatically makes me an offender to a perfect God. Every circumstance, inconvenience, and hurt…I actually deserve. Every breath…is actually a gift! My status in life should not be “sinned against” rather “loved by God, but sinful”.
I learned that Paul, who called himself the chief of all sinners, was not sin-centered, he was Gospel-centered. I have sinned against God, but have been forgiven and the Gospel is bigger than my sin.

I was reminded that as wonderful as marriage will be someday, it will be work. Finally, I heard this quote by Martin Luther, “Marriage: the school of character.”. Until the day comes for me to enroll at that school, by God’s grace I hope to apply what I learned right now with all people!

BBQ Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower (about 8 c)
1/2 c olive oil
1/2 c wheat free tamari
1/2 c nutritional yeast
2 T Frank’s Finest BBQ spice blend

Cut cauliflower, toss with remaining ingredients, spread on to parchment paper lined dehydrator trays, and dehydrate at 105° F for 12-24 hours.

Honey Mustard
2/3 c raw honey
1/4 c dry mustard
1/4 c white vinegar
1 t Celtic Sea salt

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl or food processor.

sprouted lentil & pepper salad

Sprouted Lentil & Pepper Salad
4 c sprouted green lentils
3 bell pepper (chopped)
1 small red onion (finely chopped)
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
juice of 2 lemons
1 t Celtic Sea salt
1 t black pepper

To sprout lentils soak overnight, rinse, and line in a glass jar or bowl. I prefer to use several glass bowls. Rinse at least once a day until lentils sprout about 1/4 inch. This could take a couple of days :) Then toss all ingredients in a mixing bowl and you’re done. Like the green salad, this will keep for quite awhile in a tightly sealed glass jar in the refrigerator.

Today I am in warm and sunny San Antonio, Texas! I didn’t even plan this recipe for the week while I’m here, but it seems so appropriate doesn’t it?! Hope you all are having a great week and I’ll be back next week…possibly with stories from my trip : ) Also, don’t forget to enter the Navitas Naturals giveaway. The winner will be announced March 7th!

orange maple walnut granola

I am so incredibly thankful right now! God has answered a prayer that I started praying for years ago. I didn’t realize how important it was when I first started to pray for it and the purpose wasn’t always clear to me, but I knew that I needed to pray. It wasn’t until recently that I realized where that prayer fell according to God’s plan. God’s timing is perfect. He answers prayer in the best possible way at the best possible time. Not because He makes things happen when I want them to, or how I think they should turn out, but because His will is perfect. Prayers prayed in belief according to God’s will are answered. I sure don’t deserve this, and I am so so so very thankful!

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who’re the called according to His purpose. 
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
–Romans 8:28-29

Orange Maple Walnut Granola
4 c buckwheat groats (soaked and dehydrated)
2 c oat groats (soaked and dehydrated)
1 1/2 c fresh squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 c chopped walnuts (at least soaked)
1 c maple syrup
1 c cranberries
1 t vanilla extract
1 t Celtic Sea salt

First, grind oat groats into a flour and slice cranberries in half. Then combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Spread over several parchment paper lined dehydrator trays, and dehydrate at 105° F until crunchy.

Coconut Milk
4 c water
1 can full fat coconut milk
few drops stevia extract

Blend all ingredients thoroughly.

If you missed last week’s post, I’m giving away some Navitas Naturals products! You can read how to enter here >> giveaway. The winner will be announced March 7th.

Also, please check out Deep Roots At Home if you haven’t already : )