October 31, 2016

AIP Vanilla Cookies

Armed with my freshly made tapioca flour, I was ready and excited to create a new cookie recipe! These cookies are SO good. Yup. It’s true! I made two batches of cookies, one with paleo ingredients (using almond flour) and one using AIP ingredients (coconut and tapioca flour). To my astonishment, the coconut flour ones turned out better! Coconut flour is a staple but a hard one to use. It is quite finicky and likes to be paired with eggs in baking to ward off any dryness. However, since eggs aren’t AIP, I sometimes have to be creative in both binding and keeping things moist. These cookies are the PERFECT way to use coconut flour! I mean, cookies? Bring it!

The cookies do look extremely dry, but please believe me; they are NOT as dry as they look! They are cake-y and delicious but dry is not an adjective that I would use to describe them!

My Take on Sunshine and Vitamin D

How much time do you spend in the sun every day? Do you ALWAYS wear sunscreen? Do you ever wear sunglasses? At the end of the semester last school year I was inside all day every day. I had so many quizzes to take, exams to do, and classes to finish before the summer. I sorta forgot about my health and my whole focus was on school and nothing but it. I didn’t get much sun either. I was indoors all day and didn’t get out of the house but a few times a week. My health started drastically declining.

October 27, 2016

My Take on Friends

Friends are great! When we first moved here to Mexico, it was awful. I missed my friends so much. I missed having friends that I could be myself around and have fun with. I was fairly outgoing in the States but when we moved, everything was harder. It was hard to adjust to having no one to talk to but your immediate family. It just wasn't easy. I was so shy to use my Spanish that many times, other kids my age thought I didn't speak any. And when I would use it, I would be so nervous that I would mess up which made me embarrassed and more nervous. I am so talkative in English yet I couldn't be more awkward in Spanish-even though I am somewhat fluent.

October 1, 2016

AIP Ravioli with Pumpkin Filling!

AHHH!! Have you ever accomplished something that is just too great for words and you simply can't believe you ACTUALLY did it? Well, that is pretty much how I am feeling at this moment. I just created THE perfect RAVIOLI!! Sierra has been wanting Ravioli for some time now and so today I finally went all in! These ravioli are grain free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, seed free, meat free, and vegan! That is quite the list! Even though they aren't made from traditional ingredients, they are SO GOOD! Seriously...