' Listen, Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You must love the Lord your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength.' Deuteronomy 6:4-5 NET
Happy Monday 😀
Everyday is a happy day We walk not with our sight but our faith And knowing that this is not it It will be sad if when all is done on earth And nothing after! So The LORD our God The LORD is One The LORD our God The LORD Alone is the Creator The LORD our God The LORD is Unique The LORD our God The LORD is the only One worthy of our worship The LORD our God The LORD is Superior to all other gods Worthy is the LORD and Worthy is He to be praised My soul we would love the LORD our God And forget not His benefits.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was my nephew’s birthday – double digits. Ten years old on the 10 March and it is a privilege to see him grow before us and the miracle of God.
Saturday, I went for my morning run which was a jog. I was not in the mood for running, so I jogged and enjoyed the city of London for 7.31 miles in one hour forty-eight minutes. Had fun looking around the city and enjoying the sunrise.
The streets of London were empty so I could enjoy Westminster Bridge, The London Eye, Trafalgar Square. Also it gets bright now at six. It is fun to run when it is not dark!
It is important to know when to stop, the body will let you know when it cannot. And that is when you stop. Know your love language.
Sleep is very important for everything and that means a good rest for the mind to get up and go. Take care of yourself and drink water everyday, not just when you run. The body always needs to be hydrated daily.
I usually have a banana before running for less than two hours. Have the right meal before run.
This is stalling my next step into the next mile 12K, so I am easing myself into it slowly.
Anyway, follow me to the vault. I was roaming around having chocolate. I love chocolate and in moderation is good for the soul. Dark chocolate is good for us!
Chocolate – like it or don’t. Do not eat too much.
Did you know that dark chocolate is good for the brain, also Avocados, Blueberries, Eggs, Broccoli, Green leafy vegetables, Tumeric, walnuts, Salmon, Sardines, WATER….
“Dark chocolate is good for the brain” figure that out!
Dark chocolate – It helps us to focus and concentration and stimulus endorphins. The darker the chocolate the better it is, because it has less sugar. Sugar is to be taken sparingly.
According to Wikipedia: Chocolate is a food made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels that is available as a liquid, solid, or paste, either on its own or as a flavouring agent in other foods.
Chocolate is one of the most popular food types and flavours in the world. Many food stuff involving chocolate exists, example deserts, including cakes, pudding, chocolate brownies, and chocolate chip cookies.
Gifts of chocolate are given on different holidays, they are moulded in the form of heart shapes, coins, or eggs and majority of it given especially during traditional holidays in the western cultural like Easter, Christmas, Valentine days or Hanukkah.
Chocolate is also used in hot or cold beverages, like chocolate milk and hot chocolate, and in some alcoholic beverages like creme de cacao.
Although cacao originated in the Americas, West African Countries, particularly Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, are leading producers of cocoa in the 21st century, accounting for some 60% of the world cocoa supply.
Does chocolate have caffeine in it?
Yes, and it is a small amount which comes from the coca solids.
How is chocolate made?
Like grapes are used in wine making and needs fermenting, so do cocoa beans also need to be fermented to develop their flavours before they are processed.
- Yeast is fermented and done by leaving it in the sun for several days, during which naturally occurring yeast turns sugars in the pulp into alcohol.
- Bacteria ferments the alcohol, which then produces acid and heat. This will trigger an array of chemical reactions giving the beans colour and flavour
- Roasting: beans are then dried – the chemical reaction continuous in this stage and further roasted to further bring the flavours
- Winnowing – the process where the shells are removed and then the nibs are grounded into liquid called chocolate liquor.
- Separating – occurs when the liquor is split into two: cacao solids and cocoa butter. They can then be used together or separately.
- Carefully controlling of the temperature that chocolate cools
- A conching machine mixes cocoa solids, cocoa butter and any other ingredient together, breaking it down to produce a smoother texture. (Wikipedia: A conche is a container filled with metal beads, which act as grinders. The refined and blended chocolate mass is kept in a liquid state by frictional heat. Chocolate before conching has an uneven and gritty texture.)
Oh dear, look around. It is time for me to say goodbye but... hope to see you again. Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂 May your week be full of The Joy of the Lord I praise God for your life May He teach you His way as you walk in His foot path In the Name of Jesus Amen Remember, We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses. Be bless and know that the Lord loves you Lots of Love - Hannah ©Hannah M Vandi. And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 'However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. ' Acts 20:24 NIV
In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial, Home and Exercise and also Living life are information only and not advice.
All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂