Recipes: Primal Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a variation of Elana Amsterdam’s “Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes” from her book Gluten-free Cupcakes, in a mini-muffin form.  Makes about 35-40 mini-cupcakes. 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 tsp sea salt 3/4 tsp baking soda (I use the 1/2 tsp and 1/4 tsp to measure accurately) 6 eggs 3 tbsp […]

Recipes: Primal Banana Pancakes

This recipe is a variation on the Plantain Pancake recipe by Sarah of The Paleo Mom.com I tried them as is, but found them too liquidy and hard to flip.  They also needed a bit of sweetness.  My boys didn’t like them as is, so I made this variation, showed my husband (the main pancake/waffle […]

Originally posted on Popular Paleo:
Did I say before that I believe in simple food? Caramelizing fennel, onions and garlic with butter and a little salt yields an incredibly flavorful jam, which adds a touch of decadence to any simply prepared protein.  Try it for yourself with Easy Crock Pot Chicken, roasted pork loin or…

Recipes: Primal Nutty Granola

This is an updated Primal (I am editing this, as it is my understanding that this recipe, with sweetener, is more Primal than Paleo) version of my earlier Nutty Granola recipe, minus the oats (which are not consumed in a Paleo/Primal diet). 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup walnuts 1 cup […]

Originally posted on Druid Life:
For many of us in Western cultures, it can be the case that we get into our thirties before even losing grandparents. We’re a long way from the ancestors who would have lost siblings and friends as a normal part of growing up, and from a world in which death…

Itchy fingers, part II

I’ve been perusing my bookcases this past week, specifically the shelf with the “writing” books.  I come back to them time and time again, for reference, for exercises, for inspiration.  Two came off the shelf for closer inspection: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and Writing the Wave, Inspired Rides for Aspiring Writers by Elizabeth […]

Fingers itching again

My fingers have been itching a lot lately.  Not due to a rash, nor to knit even more than I already do.  No, they have been itching to write, hanging poised over the keys of my laptop. It’s true that I still have a screenplay to finish, and yes, I am working on it somewhat.  […]

Originally posted on Jane Austen's World:
Inquiring readers: Not often does news of great import come our way, such as this item unearthed from the depths of Andrew Capes’s crashed computer. His having retrieved it is nothing short of miraculous, for now he can share the rest of Charlotte Collins’ story with the world.…