Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Yesterday, I made cookies and turnovers with pumpkin in them. yummy! We ate all of them for breakfast. They were very healthy, as they only had 1/2 cup of sugar in the whole bunch which after we finished the pumpkin filling today was 24 turnovers, and probably 24 cookies. I forgot to count.

Today, we made vegan potato gnocchi which could have been better, but turned out better than last time. It was so good we ate all of it and I made more for Victor since he was late for dinner. 

Lastly, I made homemade bread so Victor won't have to buy food while he is at work the next couple of days. 

Here are the recipes.

Left-over mashed potato (the drier the better) or the flesh of two or three baked potatoes, mashed without milk or butter
Plain white flour
A little salt and pepper
Serve with a little tomato sauce or vegan pesto, or simply sauté a clove or two of crushed garlic in some good olive oil or vegan margarine and garnish the dish with some chopped fresh herbs. 
Make sure the mashed potato isn’t lumpy and season it with salt and pepper. Put the mash into a large mixing bowl and add several tablespoons of flour. 
Use your hands to mix the potato and flour together and keep adding flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.  Turn the dough onto a floured board and knead it gently, adding more flour as necessary – you will find that the more you squeeze the potato, the more moisture will appear! Once the dough is dry enough to stop sticking to the board, cut it into four portions and gently roll each one into a long ‘snake’. 
Use a sharp knife to chop the snake into short pieces and put these on a floured plate. If they touch each other, they are likely to stick together. 
Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Drop a few gnocchi pieces into the water – not too many, otherwise they may clump. They will sink, and then rise to the surface when they are cooked – this only takes a minute or two. Scoop them out when they are floating. If you need to keep them warm while you finish the cooking, toss them with a little oil to stop them from sticking together. 
Serve with a little tomato sauce or vegan pesto, or simply sauté a clove or two of crushed garlic in some good olive oil or vegan margarine and garnish the dish with some chopped fresh herbs. 


Kyong Weathersby 



2 - 15 oz can sweet potatoes or 4 cups cooked sweet potatoes
1/2 c turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coriander
2 tsp vanilla


2 c unbleached white flour
1/4 c wheat germ
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c hot water

FILLING: If you using canned sweet potatoes, rinse and drain completely. Mix all ingredients and mash until smooth. Set it aside.

DOUGH: Mix all ingredients except canola oil and hot water. Add canola oil and hot water. Mix well with a flour blender or fork. Divide into 12 balls. Flatten and shape into 5" size circles.

TURN-OVER: In the middle of the dough, put a 1 1/2 tablespoonful of the sweet potato filling. Close in half and seal it tight. Lay on an oil sprayed cookie sheet. Prick pastry with fork. Bake at 420 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Delicious!

Original recipe by Kyong C. Weathersby, Author of A Taste of Heaven Cookbooks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6, Delicious Vegan Vegetarian Cookbooks,

Note: I used pumpkin and flax meal instead of sweet potatos and wheat germ. Yummy! 


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RECIPE OF THE DAY: Healthy cookies!

3 mashed bananas (ripe)
1/3 cup apple sauce
2 cups oats
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup raisins or nuts
1 cup good chocolate chunks
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

preheat oven to 350 degrees
bake for 15-20 minutes
Cool and Enjoy!

Note: made using oat flour and a little of leftover pumpkin turnover filling instead of applesauce. Used cranberries and a few raisins and sesame seeds. No cinnamon or chocolate chips. Ate the whole batch for breakfast.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Emerging Church

I thought I would share a few links about the Emerging Church that I found.

It is a very dangerous movement which degrades the gospel message at its core, introducing mysticism and eastern religious theologies. It is basically spiritualism.

This website is one that tries to be unbiased in either direction and just tell what a religion believes, which is why I include it here.

Then from an Adventist perspective I am including the video series that was done a couple of weeks ago talking about the emerging church and spiritual formation in our churches and schools.

This is the first of the series which is all about the emerging church and what it's doing in the Adventist church in particular. The series is called Omega Emerging. There are about 6 or 7 videos. 

I hope others will be able to see how dangerous this movement is and warn others to anchor themselves in Jesus and His Word, because Satan is coming in like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. Spiritualism is filling our whole world in television and books, and now even in church. Do not accept it, speak out against it. 

If you want more proof just google Emergent Church, or Spiritual formation and you will find out a lot about it from many different perspectives. Of course we must base our perspective on the Biblical truth perspective.

Isa 8:20    To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Things of October

Wow, it's been over a month since I posted last. Well, I'll try to bring out some of the more interesting things for this month.

Victor spent some time in Kanab this month, so one day we drove over there and visited my friend Amy for a couple of hours.

Sarah is picking up a lot of words and starting to speak in short 2-3 word sentences. She like to talk and sometimes will talk about things for several minutes, some of which is understandable, much of it, not. 

The kids are enjoying the cooler fall weather, spending hours outdoors, creating things, building forts and playing with the neighbor kids in the sand. 

Allergies have been really bad lately. I feel like I have a cold, complete with runny, stuffy nose and sneezing. My eyes get itchy and sometimes watery as well. I finally started taking some herbal allergy supplements that contain stinging nettle which seems to help some, and am going to try to leave out sugar and wheat more. I've kind of gotten back to eating more of those things as they are so yummy! This website gave me some great ideas and maybe some motivation.

Speaking of motivation, I've found setting the timer for a few minutes helpful to get some cleaning done. Another thing I do to motivate myself off the couch is to take the kids for a walk or go to the park when they start acting hyper or fussy. It's a distraction for both of us. 

Today we went to the park. The kids and I played tag with the dog and much to my surprise, he chased John on command after I tagged him. For a few minutes anyway. Then when he was tired out he came and 'asked' to go home. So, we came home. Poor dog. We don't pay enough attention to him.

Last week, I had the sermon for church. I was supposed to do it earlier in the summer, but things got switched around, and then our pastor left to go to seminary, so for the summer we did a DVD series. So, I was pushed out til October. But it was actually better that way, because as the summer progressed and I had more time to study and pray on it, the Lord impressed me in a more focused and slightly different direction than I originally planned to go. I will share some of what I talked about maybe in a later post.

Also, this week I got to see an awesome weekend series that was speaking out against spiritual formation and the Emergent Church movement. Basically, this movement is dealing in spiritualism, mysticism, and eastern religious practices, but they are renaming and repackaging them  and bringing them into many Christian churches and schools. It degrades the work of the Holy Spirit and the Bible doctrines, particularly justification by faith and is very dangerous. 

We started a Sabbath afternoon study group at our house and so far have two people attending. One is a Lutheran who left his church a few months ago, because they weren't teaching Bible prophecy. The other guy loves Bible prophecy and end times, and wants to study more . So we have been having some good discussions, so far.

Jesus is coming soon. I hope people realize that, and that their only hope of Heaven is the faith of Jesus and His righteousness. Things are moving very quickly now, as Satan knows his time is short and is working very hard to deceive the world into following him. But we know that God's Word is true and that He is in control and will bring His people through to the end.