This is the closest I've gotten to a real cookie texture with coconut flour. Still not really "chewy" but less dry and less spongy than other recipes! I love this texture--it reminds me of a specific cookie my grandma made when I was a kid.
Other random things from this week…
Pizza Grilled Cheese—Cousin loved this (I was too lazy to make the cauli crust so I went with coconut flour flatbread ). I didn’t have parmesan cheese, so I subbed in grated cheddar and that worked great!
Pizza Grilled Cheese on Coconut Flour Flatbread
Final product: pizza grilled cheese!
My Mom sent me this yesterday... I mean, yeah, it totally fits right now!
This is the view from Palisades Park near the end of my new street. The sunsets here are really amazing...and there are lots of benches, so I've spending quite a bit of time here. I don't really watch tv very often, I don't need that much sleep, and I'm staying with my cousin in a one-bedroom apartment till Saturday....which is great, but I want to make sure I give her space when she's home too. So I try to either go to the gym in the evening (spinning was tonight!) or I wander around outside.
...Or for breakfast! (If it's one if my desserts, that is!). This sign is on a food place on the pier. ... A place I'd never eat, but I still love the sentiment!
I'm drinking one of these everyday. I'm in love with it. The first day, it was kinda bitter...and now I crave it and love the taste more than any other drink. It has celery, cucumber, kale, spinach, and parsley.
News/Notes: Today, I actually sat at my computer grading papers for 8 hours straight (ok, one quick trip to Whole Foods happened during that time). It was not terribly fun, but I like the feeling of crossing things off my list. I’m not feeling great, but it’s my own fault, so I’m taking responsibility for my actions and doing a cleanse (not a crazy one, a real one with a purpose that I made up based on what I need). But see, I don’t like to feel yucky, so I’m easing into it. It’s not so hard for me to stop eating cheese and nuts if I replace them with something, but if I just say I’m going to leave all that eating space open and empty, I’ll be really unhappy. (Which is why the skillet cookies were born). So it’s a process for me to alter the quantity/times that I eat, but I had no trouble keeping out certain things. Today was a success: no nuts/seeds, no dairy, no grains (but I never eat grains anyway), and I’m gradually adding more of specific nutrient dense foods. Oh, also, I am cutting out (down?) caffeine, and I don’t want to do that all at once, so I’m tapering that over a week or two.
I booked my flights to NY for Oct 25-Nov 5. By the time I leave, I want to feel great. I have a lot of people to see while I’m home, and I have scheduled my movers to transport my stuff to California so I’m sure I have lots to do to get ready for that.
What do you think about the skillet cookies? I have been thinking about trying something like this for a while—I usually just want a quick treat in a limited quantity, and preheating/baking seems like too much of a process to be worth it!
Have you made up anything new in the kitchen lately?
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