FriYAY y’all! Who else is super excited? I mean, it’s the first weekend of fall and in Arkansas…there is zero change.
OK that’s kind of a lie – there are some red leaves in the tippy-tops of the trees while I sweat my tail off in 90+ degree temps. BUT it’s there (sort of) in the tiny breezes! There’s a promise of cooler temps and maybe being able to enjoy hot coffee on the back porch!
What are y’all up to this weekend? Besides the season premiers of Poldark and Quantico we are hoping to get outside, sweltering temps or not. Because outside is always the best choice, amen? I hope you all get to enjoy some too, and here’s some links for the moments you’re catching up online! Enjoy!
1. I can use ALL THESE THINGS – a great roundup!
2. Red curry cauliflower wings sound amazing – I can’t wait to try them!
3. And speaking of DELICIOUS…
4. I’m all over the crappy dinner party rules. Local friends, who’s in?
5. Amal Clooney is taking ISIS to court. Couldn’t be more on her side.
7. I’m ashamed to say I’ve believed this lie. And thankful for grace to see truth.
8. Another (50) reasons to love Roald Dahl.
9. Women in the CIA – so very intriguing.
10. Coffee + lemonade – what do you think? I’m sooooo not sure they go together?
I feel like I need to intro this with the fact that we are NOT gluten-free, but more than anything are working toward staying away from simple carbs and increasing the healthy fats, protein and fiber in our lives. I’ve seen a big improvement in my boys’ behavior when we keep the bread and refined sugar at bay, so we have started to move more of our treats to the almond flour/coconut flour/gluten-free/naturally sweetened arena. It’s not an all-the-time thing by any means – heck, a girl (and her boys) need some bread from time to time! But a dietary change we’ve seen positive growth with is certainly a blessing!
I wanted to share some recipes that we’ve loved, so be sure to check them all out below! These bloggers have worked hard creating delicious things that you can feel better about eating and giving to your kids!
Paleo Grain-Free Pumpkin Muffins
Silver Dollar Pancakes
Almond Cookies with Chocolate Filling
Banana Blueberry Muffins
Almond Flour Biscuits
Almond Flour Banana Bread
Almond Flour Pizza Crust
Cinnamon Spiced Paleo Almond Sugar Cookies (I used blanched almond flour instead of cassava flour)
White Chocolate Spiced Almond Cake (SO MANY good variations you can make!)
Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
Almond Flour Berry Cobbler
Paleo Blueberry Bread with Streusel Topping
Banana Almond Meal Muffins
Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti
Peach Almond Bread
Almond Berry Cake Parfaits
Grain-Free Lemon Blueberry Scones
Almond Flour Brownies
Almond Flour Zucchini Bread
Small-Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies
Almond Sweet Potato Flatbread