Only 33% of 150k people in 140 countries could. Yikes. Take the test, then if you’re feeling wobbly about your answers, maybe check out some free finance courses online at Khan Academy (not a paid promotion, just a personal favorite).
Exciting news coming up, friends. There’s a new book in the works! Actually, there are three, and I plan to release them as a bundle once they’re all ready. They’re unlike anything you’ve seen from me yet. They are — are you ready? — cookbooks! I’ve finally taken some time to gather my baking recipes from this blog and add a few others I’ve had up my sleeve… If all goes as planned, the first book will be ready for you by Christmas! Stay tuned :-)
So with that out of the way, here’s one of the recipes that will definitely be included in one of the books. It’s a recent favorite because it’s very quick and easy, the muffins are delicious, and this version is actually healthy. Think about it: how often do you really eat a “healthy” muffin? Trust me, once you try these, you’ll understand what I mean by delicious and healthy.
Coconut flour is flour made from the dried meat of defatted coconuts. So, like coconut meat, it is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. It’s also lower on the glycemic index than other flours like wheat. It’s great for those who are gluten-free or Paleo!
These little muffins are super-easy to whip up and only take 15 minutes to bake, so you can have them at the ready in the morning or with dinner. They are subtly sweet and buttery, with no single overwhelming flavor, making them a great addition to breakfast or a larger meal.
Baking with coconut flour is a little different than working with other gluten-free flours. It absorbs a lot of liquid, hence the extra egg(s), but that helps it stay moist and delicious, even for next-day eating. These muffins don’t rise the way, say, a traditional blueberry muffin might — they are kind of like a cornbread muffin, a little more compact. They are, however, wonderfully non-crumbly, which is helpful if you’re a mess when you eat like, ahem, some of us might be.
Speaking of cornbread muffins, I’ll bet these would be great with a frittata or vegan frittata on a cold, winter morning…
For variations, you could fold in berries, nuts, or even sugar-free chocolate chips! If you make any changes to the recipe, I’d love to hear. Leave a message in the comments with your alternative.
What?! Yes, I’ll take all three (and give away two, duh). I would like my favorite artist ever to share my bathroom with me. Proceeds support the Keith Haring Foundation. I think the DANCE one is my fave. Or LOVE. Or POP! Haha, hard to decide. You?
Sometimes the best thing about weekends is the breakfast. Now, I realize a lot of you put effort into breakfast every day, and I know I do. But I often have the same thing every day that I work. It’s only on the weekends that I branch out and, you know, go a little crazy!
This past weekend, I tell ya, we went super-crazy. Not only did we have pancakes, but we had chocolate-chip pancakes!
Of course, around here, those chocolate chips are sweetened with stevia, not sugar ;-)
These chocolate-chip pancakes satisfied every little bit of my belly and my taste buds. I topped mine with ghee; my husband had his with Kerrygold butter and Grade B maple syrup. They’d be great with fresh fruit, too, or fresh chia jam (err, recipe coming soon, I promise!).
Oh! And the best way to have them, also? Is with tangerine tea. It really brings out the chocolate flavor and makes the whole breakfast taste like fall.
If you make any changes to the recipe, I’d love to hear! Enjoy :-)
Gluten-Free Pancakes with Stevia-Sweetened Chocolate Chips
Well, it IS misleading. You simply can’t go from red to blonde using box color. Color can’t lift color. You will end up with disastrous results and then have to pay me huge fees to do a color correction. Which I’m happy to do, but you? Maybe not so much. If only the US was as stringent with its advertising standards!
Cosmetology school is the foundation for everything that is going to come after school. If you learn to be successful now, you’ll have a head start by the time you graduate.
If you want to be a successful hairstylist, makeup artist, nail artist, or skin care expert, you need to start now.
Act like the successful stylist (artist / expert) you are going to be!
Imagine yourself after you’ve finished school and gotten your license. It’s a few years down the line, and you’re working at the salon or spa of your dreams. How are you acting? How do you look? What’s your attitude like? Be all those things now.
Pull your dreams into your everyday existence, and they will become your reality.
If you come to school with a bad attitude and acting like a drama queen, then that will be your reality. If you pull yourself together to act with maturity, good humor, and confidence, then that will be your reality, instead.
There’s truth in the old tip, “Fake it till you make it.” If you act in a way that presents yourself as successful, you eventually will be a success.