Happy feast of King St. Louis IX! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Thomas Madden to talk more about the life and legacy of this Christian king of France. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma on the letter to the Church in Philadelphia from the Book of Revelation, Rita Heikenfeld with school lunch ideas on Bible Foods, and Gary Michuta with more on how the Puritans helped shape religiosity in the New World. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Kris McGregor is online at discerninghearts.com.
Brendan Hodge is online at pillarcatholic.com.
Thomas Madden is online at slu.edu.
Kevin Prendergast is online at athenaeum.edu.
Dr. John Bergsma is online at johnbergsma.com.
Rita Heikenfeld is online at abouteating.com.
Gary Michuta is online at handsonapologetics.com.
Danielle Bean is online at daniellebean.com.
Dr. Abigail Favale, author of The Genesis of Gender.
Ken Craycraft is online at craycraftlaw.com.
Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at doctorsofthechurch.com.
Joe Heschmeyer is online at catholic.com.
GRAIN FREE GLUTEN FREE DAIRY FREE GRANOLA BARS, NO BAKE!
Note from Rita’s kitchen: Daughter-in-law Jessie shared this recipe from Joyful Abode site a while back. I followed the recipe – no changes needed. Really yummy!
2.5 cups assorted nuts and seeds
1 cup dried fruit
2 cups shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
splash of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
generous sprinkle of cinnamon
some more cinnamon
Roughly chop 1 cup of the nuts and seeds. Place in a bowl.
Use your food processor to pulse the other 1.5 cups of nuts and seeds into a finer “chop.” Add to the bowl.
Add your fruit.
Stir in the dried coconut.
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine oil, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Cook until the mixture bubbles, then pour over the fruit/nut mixture.
Stir to combine completely.
Press your mixture into a parchment-lined pan of some sort. Press HARD.
Cool 2-3 hours, then remove from the pan and cut into bars. The bars cut best when completely cool.
Note: If you want your bars to be crunchier, cook your honey mixture a bit longer before mixing it into your fruit and nuts.