Thursday, December 13, 2012

Adventures in the Kitchen # 12: Raw Chocolate Pudding

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This is an emergency post!!! I just HAD to write this ASAP after I tried this latest was beyond amazing and I couldn't believe that is could taste so good with the ingredients it called for. This is so healthy I actually served this to my 5 year old as an appetizer one night. This Raw Chocolate pudding has fruits, healthy fats, raw natural sugars and healthy oils....a perfect combination of health and decadence....and they'll never guess what's inside!

Adventures in the Kitchen # 12

Raw Chocolate Pudding

- 2 avocados (peel and scoop out the insides)
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- 1/4 Cup Raw honey
- 3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
- 1/3 Cup Cocoa powder
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 Teaspoon of sea salt

- Combine ingredients in a blender and puree until everything is combined.
- Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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**We gobbled this up and licked the bowl with our simple, so tasty and so easy.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Quebec, Ontario, England, UGANDA! and finally Chad!

Caravan in Chad that Phil will be piloting
In the next two months....we will 'live in' 4 different cities, 3 continents, will speak 2 languages and we will not have even made it to Chad yet! Yup....flexibility is the name of the game. This latest revision to our timetable will see us living in Kampala, Uganda for 3 months while Phil completes 50 hours of training on the Caravan (14 seater, turbine engine....and for those of you like me, and those words mean nothing to you.....he is learning how to fly a plane all over again....this is very different from the small 4 seaters he has been flying since day 1= big deal). Phil initially thought he was going to fly the small, 4 seater Cessna 182 and then, once gaining experience flying in Chad, he would begin to train on the Caravan, but MAF recently requested that he advance straight to the Caravan. This means delaying our departure to Chad and instead, living in Uganda for 3 months while phil receives training on the Caravan as there are not the same training opportunities in Chad. Some perks about this is we have good friends from Three Hills who are stationed in Kampala (working for MAF) to show us the ropes and hang out with while we are there. Which leads me to the next bit of news....after our first week in Uganda, Phil will be heading to South Africa where he will complete a 2 week course pertaining to the Caravan....which leaves me alone with the 2 kids after just 1 week! YIPES! My first thought was....who is going to smush all the bugs for me? haha Phil just laughed....I think you will be hearing a lot of screams coming from the Henderson girls during those weeks! :)
I'm so thankful that Karen and Dallas will be close....they'll be able to give me advice on dealing with power outages, driving on the 'wrong' side of the road, where to get food and what food is available, good techniques on squishing cockroaches and spiders the size of my head (haha--GULP!) and any other questions I have. I love a good adventure and understand why this is the best plan for Caravan training, but the concerns I have are not only for me but for Kaitlyn and Lily.....our friends have kids just a bit older than K and L and I know Kaitlyn is going to LOVE playing with the kids and having friends again....but what happens when we have to leave after 3 months....saying goodbye again to her good friends....I guess I just don't want to scar my kids....and I know this is the life of a missionary (that we signed up for)....and it's lots of hellos and goodbyes but just because it is a fact of life, doesn't mean it's easy. I wonder if I am going to like Chad after spending 3 months in lush, not as hot, more developed, english speaking Uganda.....I pray that God would help me, and help my family transition well. Change is good, but it's crazy hard too.