Friday, 19 August 2016

Kale Chickpea Bites Vegan

We find it very disappointing when we purchase a vegan item in the grocery store only to find salt and fillers the first three ingredients.  This is where the idea for this weeks post started and we hope will end with some suggestions from you.

Using ingredients that we had on hand we experimented until we came up with a flavour we liked and a consistency that held together.

It in the area of consistency that we are looking for your help.  Our bites are very delicate and while they can be dipped into a sauce and eaten by hand, they have a tendency to fall apart as well.


We do not want to add filler as empty calories are not what we are looking for – do you have any suggestions?
Remember this is a vegan recipe.
Please post your suggestions in the comments sections.

Kale Chickpea Bites

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • In a food processor finely chop
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 ½ cups of finely chopped kale
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • Finely shred 2 medium potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons of Shawarma Marinade
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 cup gluten free flour – we used potato flour
  • 3 tablespoons chi seeds
  • Olive oil

  1. Combine in a large bowl all ingredients above and mix until well combined.  If it is too dry you can add vegetable broth a tablespoon at a time.  Once you have a consistency that will hold together let the batter rest for 10 times for chi seeds absorb the liquid.
  2. Make small bite size rounds with the batter.
  3. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and brown the bits just until you have a brown crunchy crust on the outside remove and set aside.
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F
  5. Place the fried bits onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce

From Our Table to Yours
Grandma Snyder

©20013-2016 twosnydergirls

Monday, 15 August 2016


Perfection is a terrible, awful, despicable goal. 

It rejects nature, creation, humanity!

We will never be perfect.

Nothing we do, say or create will be perfect.

No situation, or experience is perfect.

We really do not know what perfection is, except to know that somewhere we learned it is the goal we strive for.

That only when we have been perfect will we truly be loved and valued

Loved, valued by who?

How sad to learn after more than 40 years of striving for perfection that it was self love we are striving for.

Perfection has no place in the human experience, because it is in imperfection that beautiful has a chance to shine.

Imperfection makes us unique, calls attention to our personal stories, that make me, me.

A wise woman, once commented that she hopes in heaven she gets to keep the  scare on her leg because it and the story behind the scare shaped who she is.

Be mindful this week how beautiful your imperfections are and how perfection is a trick of the mind/advertisement/consumerism,  a black hole the sucks your unique spirit out of you.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 14 August 2016

So great a cloud of witnesses

The readings this week brought both joy and spiritual struggle. 

Words of love, faith and compassion
Angry words from an angry God.

There is too much anger and retribution in our world,
and far too little faith and compassion.

We each must find our own path and understand our God through
personal experience, and spiritual need.

We leave you the scripture passages to read for yourself, 
to understand as the Spirit leads you.

We are all witnesses, we all stand and watch and know ourselves to be spiritual beings.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Lectionary readings: Jeremiah 23:23-29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11:29–12:2, Luke 12:49-56.

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