I have a horrible memory. I mean, it’s a problem. I have a complete and totally inability to remember anything unless I am constantly reminded of it. I write it on my body somewhere. No, not anywhere creepy. I’m talking like hand or arm or lets be honest, even my legs. I don’t know what it is. Someone can literally be standing in front of me telling me to remember something, I will look away from them, and then POOF. It’s gone. No recollection, no “I’ll remember that later”, nothing. Completely and totally gone.
Are you asking yourself, why doesn’t she just write it down on a sticky note or piece of paper? Well that would be logical I guess, if you actually remembered to look at that piece of paper or managed not lose it. Emails don’t work, they get buried under all of the others I get a day. (no I’m not that important, most of those are coupons from various retailers who have duped me into giving them my email address. Damn you Petco. Stop sending me emails every four hours I’m good on cat food. Jeez.) So when typical “normal people” reminders don’t work, what do you do? Get out the sharpie and start writing.
Since I was little I loved writing on myself. I would draw pictures, words, you name it. Color, no color, pen, marker, it didn’t matter. If I had something to write with it’s mark was left on my skin. I would say at least every other day I would get scolded for it. I would somehow manage to resist the urge until absentmindedly I would look down and there would be a heart on my ankle, or a word over my thumb.
It was a pretty easy transition making those marks into quick reminders. Gone were the days of whimsical hearts, replaced by hectic days chalk full of things to remember and me struggling to find space on my hand so I wouldn’t forget. So a habit was formed and it has stuck. Ask me something and make sure if you want me to remember it I write it on my hand.
Side note, if you tell me something and I write it in pen, it’s as good as gone. Make sure your request is written in sharpie or the next time I compulsively wash my hands after working in a sweaty gym, your request will be washed down the drain along with any hope of me doing what you asked. Sorry. That’s the lay of the land.
So what does this have to do with my blog. Well over Christmas I made my Crossfit Life class some Paleo cookies as a thank you for their amazing Christmas gift and support! I have been promising since then that I would post the recipe. So. Without further ado. Here they are. A little late, but hey. What can you do?
These recipes were taken from HERE. Check out Elana’s Pantry for all things delicious and gluten free!
Cranberry Nut Cookies
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups blanched almond flour (NOT the Bob Mills brand- it is not a good brand to bake with)
- 1/4 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup Walnuts (or any nut you like. I used pecans, walnuts, and almonds)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
In a large bowl combine oil, agave and vanilla. In a second bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, walnuts, coconut and cranberries. Stir dry ingredients into wet in portions, mixing thoroughly each time. Form dough into 1 inch balls and flatten onto a parchment paper line baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown along the edges. Cool and serve!
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip
- 2 ½ cups blanched almond flour *
- ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 10 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup agave nectar
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Combine dry ingredients in a large bow. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl. Mix wet ingredients into dry. Form 1-inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes. Cool and serve
Hope you enjoy something sweet today!
Stay Healthy, Stay Active and Eat a Cookie!