16 May 2013

A Paleo observation ...

It's no super-revelation.
But I feel it's a worthy note.

Paleo is simple.

There. I said it. It's just simple.
A little almond flour here. Coconut oil there. Sea salt and baking powder/soda.

I can pretty much put together a tasty entree or baked treat at any point if I have these items on hand, plus some fruit or meat. Btw, if you are shopping well, you have these things on hand :)


Just sayin'.

Example: Banana-Blueberry Muffins (courtesy Dr. Davis, "Wheatbelly")

2 c. almond flour
1/4 c. flaxseed, ground
1/4/c. honey/agave/your choice natural sweetener
1 t. baking powder/soda
1 ripe banana
2 eggs
1/2 fage/sr. cream or coconut/almond milk
1/4 oil, grapeseed, olive, coconut
1 c. blueberries

Preheat to 325-ish*. Combine eggs, sr. cream/milk, oil. Beat in mashed banana. Add in dry ingredients. Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into greased or cupped muffin tin. Makes 12 muffins (spread evenly between). Bake for approx. 30 mins. Cool for 15mins before removing. Enjoy!!

04 May 2013

Feeling Reflective Today ...

Spring, I love thee. Even on a day like today when you are barely there.
Still, you are beautiful. Full of hope.

This has been my most recent RE-revelation: hope is simply and always there. Even in my days of great despair, it's the green buds against the flying snow. It's the cars and people that show up to a garage sale in 37* and mist for weather.

It is sitting with my sister, laughing and dreaming; remembering yet thinking forward. Eyes misty. Souls connected.

If only I will just be still, and acknowledge the healing of its' presence.

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." - Romans 12:12