“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity
This has been a motto for me for quite some time. A little secret about me: I struggle with self image.
We all do right? Right? Thanks for being there with me.
I’ve always been taught to think of others and to put them first. I do this to a fault often neglecting myself.
I know better. I really do. What I need to embrace is to that thinking of others does not mean that I am not wickedly awesome in my own right.
I’ve been trying on good self talk lately. Some confidence. It’s kinda awesome. However I usually make it through about 3-4 hours of it before my reflex kicks in and I feel guilty for thinking I rock.
Can you join me in working on this? Talking good about yourself and NOT feeling bad about it?
Because we are all badasses in our own right. And that should be celebrated and loved and put on a pedestal. That doesn’t mean that someone else isn’t rocking too.
And the one aspect of who I am that I have chosen to embrace and own is what this little blog is all about: cooking.
I have decided it is my superpower. That doesn’t mean that someone else isn’t good at it or that I am better than anyone because I work voodoo magic in the kitchen. It means that I rock. And I am awesome. And that things that work for me in the kitchen that shouldn’t work ALWAYS turn out.
A super power.
Phrasing it like that, being proud of myself and not apologizing for it, is hard. I think I like it though. Feeling confident about yourself can be scary. What happens if I fail? What if someone feels intimidated by me? What if I am wrong about myself?
In this small aspect of my life (kitchen superpowerness) I am releasing the what ifs, the anxiety, the feeling of resposibility for other people’s feelings and instead choosing to be proud of myself.
It isn’t easy but I think it will be worth it in the long.
So, my loves, can you please tell me what your superpower is? We all have one. Lets make today about us and how cool we are. Because the cooler we all are the cooler the village is and the more powerful we are together.
Oh… right. And cookies. Here are some delicious grain free cookies that are every bit as good as any variety you have ever had that has grain. I promise.
One year ago today: Chanterelle Mushroom Tacos
Two years ago today: Homemade Granola
Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes about 16)
From Against All Grain
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, cream the butter, coconut sugar, honey, egg, and vanilla for about 15 seconds until smooth and fluffy. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt and mix again until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed in order to incorporate all of the flour. Pulse once or twice more.
Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Place golf-ball sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Using another sheet of parchment on top of the dough, flatten them slightly with the palm or your hand or a spatula. The cookies don’t spread much so create the size and thickness you want prior to baking them. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.