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Rice Cubes

This past winter, I binge watched Poh & Co. And I tried a few recipes, one was a winner for our family and it was Pressed Rice Cubes. Now, I will say that the rest of the food she made in that episode we did not enjoy. But I've made the rice cubes several times since. You can find the original recipe on her website but because there's just three of us, I make half the recipe so here it is for you.

Pressed Rice Cubes

1 cup jasmine or long grain white rice
2 cups of water
1/2 tsp salt

Combine rice, salt and 2 cups of water in a pot, bring to boil over medium heat. Simmer 10 minutes, cover and simmer another 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, keep the cover on, and let stand for 15 minutes. Line a sandwich size plastic container with foil (see photos below). Spread the rice evenly in the container, cover with foil and then press with an oven mitt to compress the rice. Don't worry about overdoing it, you want it nice and tight. Allow rice to cool to room temperature on the co…

When Through Deep Waters by Rachelle Dekker

When Through Deep Waters is Rachelle Dekker's fourth book, the first three a dystopian trilogy. I was excited to see what other stories she had for us. Fortunately, this one does not disappoint.

Alicen has suffered a tragic loss and is trying to find her way through the grief. She lands in the family vacation home of her childhood friend. The idyllic location reminds her of all the hope she had for her life as a child and forces her to deal with many different disappointments in her life including the life and death of her beloved grandmother.

Here's what I love about the book, one, it's an old-school Frank Peretti style spiritual warfare book in that Alicen is an ordinary person that is struggling with spiritual forces. Two, it's a fiction book that made me want to get out my journal and explore some thoughts that bubbled up about myself! Third, God wins in the end and it doesn't look like the normal everyone desires. Fourth, straight up scripture usage that does…