Friday, February 3, 2012

Crunchy Moms, PCS-ing, and Almond Flour Pancakes

This week has been the week of the "Amen!"

I read a blog post and say it to myself.

I try out a recipe and say it aloud.

And I watch a funny video and scream it from the roof-tops.

"Amen! Amen! Amen!"

Lots of stuff spoke to me this week.
Jess, my fellow messy-mom buddy, wrote an amazing post about blogging as a Christian. It's real; it's different. It basically points out that, as Christians who blog, we often get all up in each other's business, pointing out that some of us aren't acting very "Christian" just as soon as we make a proclamation of faith.

I don't write about my faith a lot, mostly on purpose. Because a lot of the time, I don't want to engage in the dialogue and pettiness that so many other Christian bloggers seem to be party to. Jess' post explains why perfectly.

Another blogger I'm loving right now is my name twin Brittany, over Lessons in Life and Light. She's started her own photography business, and, as an act of artistry and activism combined, is doing a series of photos of women breast-feeding uncovered.

I have yet to comment on the current controversy stewing in certain places about whether or not a woman should or shouldn't nurse in a public place uncovered. I'm not sure I can engage in the conversation objectively after what I've endured nursing in public myself. But that doesn't mean I won't send you all over to see the beautiful, tasteful and important photos Britt is currently running. Go. Now.

Lastly, my sweet, wonderful childhood friend Melissa wrote a poignant post in the face of personal heartbreak and loss. She beautifully pointed out why we all need to be so much more careful when we discuss children and family size with fellow men and women. She handles the issue with grace and honesty. It's refreshing.
A friend and client of mine sent me to a link about how moving in the military (known in military speak as "PCS-ing") is much like having a baby. Man alive, it's true. True and funny. If you're a fellow military mama, you must read this.
Last Sunday, I made avocado chicken salad for a dinner with friends. I hate mayo, but I love avocado. So this recipe is the only way I'll ever eat chicken salad again.

And on the break-fast side of things, let's talk pancakes.

While we're not gluten-free in this family, I do try and limit our carb intake when I can. Which is why I tried making almond-flour pancakes this week.

Almond flour can be tricky to work with, but with this recipe, I was not only pleasantly surprised, I was astounded. Yum. You didn't miss the gluten at all.
Lastly, my midwives posted this little video on their Facebook page.

Now, I haven't found a lot of these other videos funny (mostly because I don't like the use of one oh-so-lovely word).

But this? This is funny.

I about peed my pants when I was watching, because my husband was watching my shoulder, and about the time where the actress goes, "Coconut oil...Where's the coconut oil?" he yelled out to to me, "Oh my gosh! That's you!"

And, oh man, was it ever. It's me to a tee. I've said almost all of the things she says in the video.

And I'm not ashamed of it. Because as serious as I take my healthy, crunchy side, I do realize how insane I also sound.

And how funny that is. To all of us.

What's on your radar? Happy Friday, everyone.


Lindsey said...

Oh I forgot the sound of the pump! Brings back horrible memories :)

Brittany Hobbs Photo said...
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Anonymous said...

^Will you delete that? I used my last name on your blog and didn't want to. LOL!

Natalie said...

Thanks for the recipe! I'm not gluten free, but am considering limiting it so this is helpful!

Molly said...

I loved that video. I am not a mom, but I do avoid gluten and feel like I have said half of those things. My favorite gluten free pancake recipe is from primal palate with coconut flour.

If you ever wanted to try another recipe, it is fantastic.

Gaby said...

haha love this! have you tried veganize? its amazing and even better than mayo, my sister hates mayo but loves veganiaze.

The Crummy Chronicles said...

I didn't even realize that I was on my way to being "crunchy" til I watched that!

Lostmybeer said...

Yea, that video was funny... My wife will occasionally tell my daughters to do something when they're being honory and THEN she yells at me to say it too and THEN she's like the Fed Ex commercial guy because I'll say the same exact thing that she said with a lower voice and THEN we make it happen... LOL...

Melissa G. said...

I saw that video on FB and thought it was hilarious!

Becky said...

We only use almond flour in our household. If you want/need any new recipes using it, let me know. We have some good ones.

Colleen said...

I shouldn't have visited your blog today. Now I have to go check out all these links, but I should be doing work stuff! Darn you!

Also, love the video, I'm pretty sure it went viral last week because even I saw it, and I am NEVER up on videos.

Smile Steady said...

HA! I don't really even consider myself to be all that crunchy (okay, maybe I'm just closet crunchy), but that video is so so true. :)

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