A great little article about self-love.
Joel Runyon of the Ultimate Paleo Guide has now clarified things for me.
Find out which type of Paleo you are, or would like to be in Joel’s reference chart below!
I am ‘Normal Paleo’…and Primal on the weekends:) Would you like some cheese with that wine? Yes please.
To some, Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday is a time for introspection, confession and penance.
Pancake Day is also called Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras; a time for that one last carb-binge before the Lent fast.
Let us simply celebrate this day, as we should everyday, without the aforementioned self-punitive rituals; free of self-reproach, self-indulgence and self-deprivation / fasting.
Let us eat pancakes!
I have recently started
followingtrying my darndest to follow a paleo regime, rather than just grain-free, but having intense carbohydrate cravings – I am talk’n pasta sandwich sized cravings here, especially in the afternoons. This is in-part due to cutting out my 2pm chunk of chocolate heaven habit (soma chocolate LOVE).Thai Stick (above), my fave. I miss you.
I haven’t made a paleo-loaf in a few months, but it has helped to quiet my sugar-plum trolls in the past and if there were ever a time I really needed it, that time is now!
I am re-posting my original blog to let you know that I have since modified the ingredients slightly to make a fluffier/easier to swallow (eeeeek) loaf. I have made it considerably more palatable by adding a little more coconut oil and eliminating the ground flax seeds (I can add those to anything).
Mix all of these ingredients well and bake in a bread pan at 350 for 40 minutes:
1/2 cup extra virgin organic coconut oil (melted)
2 tsp. raw honey, or paleo sweetener of your choice
3/4 cup of coconut flour.
These are Sweet and Simple – I love recipe’s with brief and manageable ingredient lists.
I had everything the recipe calls for in stock, except for the cherries, which I replaced with organic dried cranberries; they still turned out great.
Here is the link to the original recipe from Rawmazing.com:
Dried Cherry Crackers with a Fresh Nectarine Salad and Pine Nut Cheese —Raw Food Rawmazing Raw Food.
These paleo fritters of love are faster than pancakes and better than Oma’s, Bubbes AND Babushka’s potato variation, put together!… but that’s just my personal opinion:)
1 tbsp. coconut oil
2 cups of grated parsnips
1/4 cup of arrowroot flour
Grate 2 cups of parsnips and heat the coconut oil in a cast iron skillet (on med-high). Whisk the eggs, then mix in the arrowroot flour and shredded parsnips and mix well. Throw a few tightly packed handfuls of mixture in the skillet and fry away! Flatten them with a spatula to make them dense and stable and flip when they will not fall apart. The latkes are ready when both sides are golden brown and crispy.
Makes 8 latkes – Should serve 2, but I was not about to shares these!
Of course my Mother is the world’s best Mom, as I am sure your’s is too, but I think Tabitha Studer comes in as a very close second. In her post ’25 Ideas for Moms Raising Sons’ she hits the nail right on the head with each one! The only thing I would change about her post is the title to ‘25 MUSTS for Moms Raising Sons’. This truly is my new Mommy Bible.
Some of these may sound like no-brainers, but you really have to read her break-down to realize how awe-inspiring she really is. Here are her 25 ideas (note 6,7 and 8 …and 3):
1. Teach him the words for how he feels.
2. Be a cheerleader for his life.
3. Teach him how to do laundry.
4. Read to him and read with him.
5. Encourage him to dance.
6. Make sure he has examples of good men who are powerful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity.
7. Make sure he has examples of women who are beautiful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity.
8. Be an example of a beautiful woman with brains, determination, and integrity.
9. Teach him to have manners because it’s nice. And it will make the world a little better of a place.
10. Give him something to believe in.
11. Teach him that there are times when you need to be gentle.
12. Let him ruin his clothes.
13. Learn how to throw a football.
14. Go outside with him.
15. Let him lose.
16. Give him opportunities to help others.
17. Remind him that practice makes perfect.
18. Answer him when he asks, “Why?”.
19. Always carry band-aids and wipes on you,
especially the wipes.
21. Give him something to release his energy.
22. Build him forts.
23. Take him to new places.
24. Kiss him.
25. Be home base.
I should really listen to Jack more often.
My husband is always on my case for moving too fast; and if you have kids running around the house, you probably feel like you do not have a moment for yourself. And since we can’t slow the continuum of time (as discussed in previous posts), we often feel that to accomplish all of the chores we need to execute in one day, our only option is to speed up. This can make our lives feel very chaotic and cause a great deal of animosity and unnecessary anxiety.
Last week I received an email from, guess who?, with the following video attached. As I played the video, I also checked my emails, paid a few bills, and browsed my Facebook news feed, and by the time the message registered (after 3 or 4 plays), I was finally prompted to sit down and watch video in its entirety, giving it my full attention. I then realized that I was a perfect example for the topic of discussion.
This video has made me really think about how I can slow down and “get in touch with my inner tortoise” as Carl Honore refers to it. He touches on relationships, interactions with our families, the slow food movement, and many other imperative aspects of life that we hotfoot through on a daily basis.
If you feel like your days are all over the map and you can’t keep things in check, this notion may help. Sometimes we just need a little reminder, or that extra nudge to stay productive and effective; so hopefully you will slow down, sit down, and watch this video from start to finish. I think this could be a very useful tool for some; I wouldn’t be posting it if I didn’t think it may help just one fellow Mum out there.
“Enjoy and Savour”