WIAW #34: Thanksgiving Leftovers

I’ve been looking forward to this WIAW for several days, because it’s a chance to show some creativity with Thanksgiving leftovers. On Friday, also known as “the morning after” the big feast, I kicked things off with a double dose of leftover dessert. A slice each of grain free Pumpkin Pouffle and Pumpkin Apple Spice Loaf. One topped with peanut butter, both dotted with chocolate chips. I figured the time to start my lower sugar attempt was not the same time I cut out most grains. One step at a time! You may have seen photos from this morning on Instagram

 

Pumpkin Pouffle

Pumpkin Apple Spice Loaf with chocolate chips

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what Thanksgiving means to me. We still have a week to go, but as I mentioned on Monday, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – honestly, I’d usually say it’s my absolute number one – and I don’t like the way that the Chrismukkah bonanza begins the day after Halloween and Thanksgiving gets glossed over so quickly. It’s a day to savor food and family, even if we all end up having a little too much of both, and to consider all the good things we have in our lives, a particularly potent act after events like those in Paris last week.

 

Pray for Paris

 

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WIAW #32

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you saw my little dessert for breakfast morning on Friday. Well, that actually happened the day before, too…and the day after. My Grain Free Pumpkin Poufflé is just so tasty and easy to slice up for a short and sweet meal if I want to have the luxury of eating at home before I head to work. Of course, as I mentioned, that little luxury was sort of accidental on Friday, but I’ll take what I can get. Now, on to the rest of this WIAW!

 

Pumpkin Pouffle Slice

 

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Weekly Workouts and Weekend Updates 11/9-11/15

And here we are again, back with my weekly workouts and weekend updates as I settle into my new routine. But first off, I want to ask everyone reading this to take a moment today to think about what happened in Paris on Friday night and to pray for peace. The first time I saw Paris, I was in awe of the magic of the City of Light, and to have that magic marred by such horror is unfathomable. Because I went to college in England, and because I suppose I have a lot of well traveled acquaintances, I found out about what happened first when I got more than a dozen Facebook notifications from Facebook friends who checked themselves in as safe. Say what you will about social media, but its power can be used for good.  

 

Pray for Paris

 

 

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Pumpkin Poufflé

When the leaves start to change and Halloween approaches, pumpkin season arrives in full force and with it brings an onslaught of pumpkin recipes. I didn’t really enjoy eating pumpkin until a few years ago, but once I became a convert the love was real. Which you may have guessed, between the Pumpkin Muffins, Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Apple Spice Bread, and Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cake that have all been shared on this blog in the past month. Well, now it’s time for the dessert that’s fit to serve at your Thanksgiving table. This Pumpkin Poufflé was actually my second post ever, and it’s been updated and remastered (in 3D, or 4D, or whatever they call it these days) for anyone in need of a grain free pumpkin pie for the holiday season.

 

A grain free gluten free pumpkin pie perfect for the Thanksgiving table.

 

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