Maple Caramelized Turkey Bacon

Maple Caramelized Turkey Bacon

  Happy 2nd Sunday of Advent! I am sitting at my dining table with my watercolor paint palette, paint brushes, card stock and Christmas music playing. As I paint advent candle cards for a few special people I am grateful for this time of solitude and preparation for the coming of Jesus. Doesn’t that sound … Continue reading

Maple Chia Pots

Maple Chia Pots

What does grace mean to you? Forgiveness, repentance, kindness, courtesy, goodwill, and mercy are just a few meanings that come to my mind. It is kindness from God that we don’t deserve.  We don’t have to do anything special to receive grace. It is God’s free gift to us:) I feel so blessed spending time with … Continue reading

Morning Glory Muffins

Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone! I was so blessed to take a quick trip to see my daughter in the UK and then onto the US to visit my family during the Chinese New Year holiday. The time I spent with my family was invaluable. I enjoyed early morning coffee and tea time, festive cocktail … Continue reading

Homemade Bagels

Homemade Bagels

Kindness matters! Oh yes it does! I am SO thankful for the random act of kindness from a dear friend this morning! The last few days I haven’t felt well. Nothing serious. Just a sore throat, clogged ears, and a stuffy nose. I absolutely hate having a sore throat. After this doozy of a sore … Continue reading

Perfect Poached Eggs

Perfect Poached Eggs

Last Thursday my ladies group finished an 8 part series by Andy Stanley called Christian, http://northpoint.org/messages/christian. All of his series’ are good but what was great about this series was it gets down to basics.  The basics of loving God with all our heart, mind and soul and loving our neighbor as ourselves, Matthew 22:37-39. A lot harder … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

UPDATE—Oct 4 Praying Mongkok is calm tonight! UPDATE-–Midnight tonight (Thursday Oct 2) is the deadline the students have set for the Chief Executive CY Leung to resign.  If he doesn’t the students say they will occupy the government buildings.  If that happens the HUGE question is “What will Beijing do?” Free…..What does that mean to … Continue reading

Poppy’s Potatoes

Poppy’s Potatoes

Don’t let a disagreement or an argument with a friend or family member cause a rift so big it can’t be repaired. When friends or family don’t believe in us it can really strain the relationship. This seems to be a running theme in so many relationships. When it involves a family member years can go … Continue reading

Quinoa and Date Energy Bars

Quinoa and Date Energy Bars

  When we are in relationships having trust should be really important. Trust is the foundation of any good relationship. But how do we learn to trust? Especially trust our teenagers? When they are learning to walk, ride a bike, or make decisions they trusted us to teach them, to support them, and to encourage … Continue reading

Light and Fluffy Biscuits

Light and Fluffy Biscuits

Ok, here is an update about my Strawberry Shortcake blog about how impatient I can be behind the wheel: https://themustardseedfoodfaithfeast.com/2014/02/03/strawberry-shortcake/ I am now in week two of my pledge, and I have to say that I have not screamed at anyone from inside my car.  I did pounce on my brakes a little while being tail gated … Continue reading

Breakfast Crepes

Breakfast Crepes

Are you rich? When asked this question, most people would immediately think about having a lot of money. I am not talking about money, I mean are you rich in faith, in relationships with family and friends, or in your life’s purpose. I think people get it backwards when they think money = happiness. I … Continue reading

Carrot Pecan and Oat Cookies

Carrot Pecan and Oat Cookies

Who says you can’t eat cookies for breakfast?  Well now you can, try these easy cookies and your day will be off to a great start. I have a Thursday morning ladies group and we gather weekly.  It started with The Alpha Course years ago http://guest.alphausa.org/, then all the follow on Alpha Courses, an Andy Stanley … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Pantry Granola

There is nothing better than Sunday morning.  Sunday’s are my rest days.  After a long week of school, teenagers, and sports, there is nothing better than cooking.  And what’s even better is not having to go to the grocery store! 1 1/4 C Gluten Free Granola (I had quick on hand) 1/3 C unsweetened dried, … Continue reading