Monday, May 19, 2014

I'm baaaaack

Ah, sweet normalcy. We moved into our house on Wednesday and things are slowly returning to real life. We have a lot of stuff, though, goodness! Nothing shows you how much of your stuff you'd never miss like going without it all for a couple months. We have purged SO much over the last two moves and I really felt like we'd kept so little, so I find myself surprised at how much we are still putting into the Goodwill pile!

We bought a new couch! It's super pretty. My family might start calling me the Couch Nazi soon because I might be a little over protective of it. It's so new! And I've never had a grownup couch before!

Anyway, I'll blog more about house stuff as the days and weeks go by. I have some good ideas to share about renting/living in military housing! Ideas to make it your own :)

For now, I have a recipe to share! My kids were very excited when I suggested pancakes for dinner last night. When we went Paleo/gluten free about a year ago, I tried soooo many Paleo pancake recipes and most of them flopped. They just weren't tasty, unless you think sawdust is tasty, hahahaha! But, then I stumbled on this one and it is goooood. It uses coconut flour, which is cheaper than almond flour and is filling and healthy. Avoid that blood sugar crash you get from the other stuff ;) Casey is always sruprised when I tell him these are not "regular" pancakes, even though I've made them tons of times by now. It's too good not to share. FYI, I triple the recipe to feed our family of five and have leftovers for breakfast the next day. It takes a lot of eggs, but they do not have that eggy texture that some other recipes do.

Here ya go, in case you missed it, Coconut Flour Pancakes, from Divalicious Recipes in the City.

Here in Hawaii, fruit and pancakes go together like white on rice, so we had our pancakes with fruit toppings last night. Next time, I'll have a can of coconut milk in the fridge to make cream!

 We are thoroughly enjoying our return to home cooked meals, let me tell ya. This is a site for sore eyes!
 I'm looking forward to trying this Paleo Macademia Nut Waffle recipe soon! You can't go wrong with one of Danielle's recipes, seriously. I don't have a waffle iron so mine will be in pancake form, hopefully that works. It includes a fruit syrup recipe too, so that will be amazing!

Speaking of amazing, while staying in Waikiki, we walked to dinner every night and one of our favorite places to get breakfast for dinner was Eggs 'N Things. When you have a gluten free kid, breakfast menus are full of options! Natalie tried some really yummy omelet combos. It was nice to have at least one place where she felt she had lots of choices, even if she couldn't have pancakes, ya know? Anyway, Eggs 'N Things has some specialty syrups--guava and coconut and ooooohhhhhh my, the coconut syrup is amaaaaaaazing. Not healthy, at all, ha! But, seriously, amazing. I begged Casey to choose that one for his pancakes every time so I could steal a bite or two ;) You can order that online through that link, btw.

In other news, when we moved in, my Mother's Day flowers got upgraded from their plastic water bottle to a real vase :) Still so pretty!



  1. Well now I want pancakes! :o)

    I just saw your Mother's Day flowers in their water bottle on Instagram, glad they survived long enough to get the upgrade!

  2. I was thinking about you last night! Happy for you, settling in. Need a pic of that new couch! Everyone looks so happy around the table with pancakes.