These balls of white powder are shortbread-like cookies that make Christmas time, in my house, extra special. You need a little sparkle of glittering snow on your Christmas table, making eyes wide with awe and excitement!
Do you have someone who you can go to in person, read or listen to for inspiration, insight and Godly advice? As I just wrote that sentence, I realized that I, fortunately, have all three of those. When I was just thinking of only one person, who actually inspired me to make this yummy Fresh Orange Glazed Sugar-Free Chia Cake. Haha wow, maybe that’s God’s way of shining His light on me, telling me ‘I got you!’ Thank goodness!
I am lucky enough to have a great mom who I know I can go to at anytime and will just pour herself into me, loving me with a mom love but also with Godly wisdom and advice. Lovingly being my guinea pig and encouraging me along the way as I am learning to be free and do what I love to do….bake! Which brings me to the person who I love getting lost in her thoughts as I read one of her books, like Bread and Wine or Cold Tangerines, and most recently her daily devotional book Savor. Her books are definitely ones you will want to share with friends! Shauna Niequist has touched my heart in so many ways and is someone who I hope to be like- with writing, baking and helping others.
As I was reading through Savor I came across her recipe for a Poppy Seed Cake that looked really good and simple. So I thought, hmmm, I want to make that, but do what Summer does- do my healthy twist on it. Turning it into a gluten-free, refined sugar free, dairy free and egg free cake with a fresh orange glaze from oranges that I picked from my very own tree, which became my Fresh Orange Glazed Sugar-Free Chia Cake.
So come on over and let’s enjoy some time around the table as we savor this Fresh Orange Glazed Sugar-Free Chia Cake. We might turn on some Carrie Underwood songs from her Greatest Hits CD, because she inspires me, too, with a lot of her songs. So many have so much meaning and her powerful voice makes the song come alive, bringing me chills! Right now, as I am listening to the Country Countdown, she is on singing her hit ‘Something in the Water’. Oh, it gives me chills. So hurry up, come on over and let’s just bake. ‘I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see!’ Continue reading →