Friday, 18 September 2015

Vegan Gluten-free Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 cups of mushrooms cut into bite size pieces
  • 20 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • ½ cup of shredded basil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup of red wine
  • 1 package gluten free Spaghetti noodles cooked

  1. Prepare all of the ingredients
  2. In a hot saucepan add your olive oil, garlic and mushrooms sauté until the mushroom has released some of their liquid.
  3. Prepare your spaghetti and while this is cooking
  4. Add this the cherry tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinaigrette, and red wine to the saucepan.  Stir frequently and allow the liquid in the pan to reduce
  5. Once the spaghetti is cooked and drained top with the ingredients in the sauce pan
  6. Add your favourite vegan cheese.

From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Monday, 14 September 2015

Create Space Through Silence

A silence into which a parent listens is a powerful form of communication
and one that we struggle to implement.

Into an open, safe and tolerant silence children will open up allowing the adults who wait a window into their lives.

Instead we ask questions that we know that answer to.

We speak over them and they dismiss the words that they do give us.

And we are surprised that by the time they are teenagers they have stopped talking to us.

Be mindful in your parenting of the amount of time you spend talking and the silences that you create for your children to talk to you in.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Sustain the Weary With A Word

What word is so powerful that it will sustain the weary? 

This question has travelled with me all week as I prepared to write this post and it remains unanswered.  
Even more troubling is the James 3:6 passage that is part of the lectionary reading for today and thus informs the first question.

“even as a spark set the forest on fire so the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”

This word cannot be just any word for it runs the risk of doing just the opposite of sustaining the weary it can defeat them!

To come to some form of an answer I reflected back to times in my life when I was soul weary unable to find my way.  

At the darkest times I realized the word spoken was not spoken by a human voice.  

It was a silent human presences, a touch, the silent tears of a friend sitting vigil with me, the strong hug on a doorstep at the death of child.  

The words my soul heard was “I am always with you” and I felt my God near me, present in the human beings silently being present to my pain.

Allowing God to use them in sharing my pain.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

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