Eating Alpha #4. S'more Faith Bites

Updated: Feb 2

Eating Alpha S'more Faith Bites

Alpha Episode 4, How Can I Have Faith?


“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” - Matthew 17:20 NLT

And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

- Luke 17-6


Introduction


I had many preconceived ideas of “faith” prior to making the decision to follow Jesus. Really anything to do with the Christian faith and the idea of “religion” pushed me way out of my comfort zone. However I was spiritually hungry and found that nothing really satisfied this hunger.


Eventually my spiritual hunger pushed me out of my comfort zone, metaphorically, spiritually and literally. This simple collection of S’Mores and Hors d’oeuvres are purposefully designed to push you out of your comfort zone. There is nothing typical about the flavours. Some might sound good to you, some combinations might even be repulsive. Don’t choose the one that is appealing, take a step of faith and eat the one that is your least favourite as the reward will be very satisfying.


Each of these crackers are designed to eat in one bite. And when you do overcome your fear, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.


Following Jesus in the midst of our skeptical culture takes a step of faith. Yet it’s only by wholeheartedly following Jesus that our spiritual hunger will be satisfied. It’s going to get uncomfortable as you grow in your faith and discover that God wants to reshape your life.


Take a step of faith and choose a cracker from the options below. Share your reconciled notions on how you think it might taste, Go all in and eat it in one bite.



Recipes


For the best results. We highly recommend following the recipes as closly as possible for these unique S'mores. Each recipe makes 10 servings. Adjust according to the number of guests. It’s best to have a few options as some might find these too odd and will only choose one. Some might find the flavours not odd enough. All are delicious.

Be sure to give a full description of each cracker to your guests. Otherwise it will not be a step of faith to eat it.



Ginger Snap, Dark Chocolate & Blue Cheese S’Mores

10 Ginger Snap Cookies

70% Dark Chocolate 100G

Blue Cheese such as Danish Blue or Gorgonzola 200G

Break Dark Chocolate into squares. Place squares on gingers snap cookie. Top with Blue Cheese. Broil at 500 F under toaster oven or oven broiler until the chocolate is melted. About 2 - 3 minutes. Serve warm. Eat in one bite.


Dark Chocolate, Roast Beef & Chipotle S’mores

10 Melba or similar Canape Crackers.

70% Dark Chocolate 100G

Deli Roast Beef, (non-garlic preferred) or precooked steak. 120 G

Chipotle Pepper Sauce

Place 1 square of dark chocolate on cracker. Top with Beef followed by pepper sauce. Broil at 500 F under toaster oven or oven broiler until the chocolate is melted. About 2 - 3 minutes. Serve warm. Eat in one bite.




Mushroom & Apricot S’mores

Preheat Oven to 425F

5 medium sized Mushrooms cleaned and sliced down the centre into thirds.

Rice Crackers

Soft Goat Cheese 100G

Combine the following ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.

1/3 cup Unsweetened Apricot Jam

1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 Teaspoon Rice Wine Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Orange zest

1/4 teaspoon of minced ginger

Salt & Pepper

1 pinch cayan pepper

Let the mushrooms marinade for at least an hour.




Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Spread out marinaded mushrooms on the parchment paper. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, turning the mushrooms at 10 minutes. Brush with more marinade after turning.

Spread the soft goat cheese on the rice cracker. Top with one sliced mushroom and serve.

Lyoner Sausage with Raspberry Mustard & Goat Cheese.




100 grams of Lyoner Sausage. (This precooked Pork Sausage can be found at most Deli counters.)

10 Melba Toast or Canape Crackers

3 tablespoons of Raspberry Jam

2 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard

100 Grams of soft goat cheese.

Mix the raspberry jam and Dijon Mustard into a small bowl

Spread the soft goat cheese on the the crackers.

Cut the sliced Lyoner sausage in half, and roll into a small cylynder.

Place the rolled sausage onto the cracker and top with a teaspoon of the Raspberry Mustard.

Pickles & Peanut Butter

10 Ritz Crackers

1 Pickle thinly sliced

Peanut Butter

Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter on the cracker

Top with sliced Pickle.


Enjoy your S'mores and discussion and please share your comments & questions below. Don't forget to share your pictures with us by tagging #EatingAlpha on Instagram.

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