Adaptable Ashley

My whole life the universe has been intent on forcing me to become adaptable to things and I always saw it as something bothersome to do. Adapting to a new school, a new job, a new family member, friends boyfriend, coworker, apartment, neighborhood or boss.

But the truth is that life is not always going to be the way you want it and the easier you can adapt to your environment, try recreating it to make it your own, the more enjoyable your life will be.

The first thing that ever helped me to realize this was food. My desire to continue to enjoy delicious food after learning the role it had played in my dad’s heart disease lead me to get creative while cooking. I’m certainly no chef I relied on the cookbooks I had and online searches for recipes when I started my  journey toward better eating.

The problem was, not everyone was on my same journey. When I would look in a favorite cookbook or search online for a recipe, much like this chocolate chip cookie one, it would have a lot of the foods I didn’t have in my house anymore like all purpose flour, white sugar and milk chocolate.

After playing around with ingredients and recipes here and there, I’ve found that some can be easily adapted. And when I find a good thing, I like to share it.

So here is my adapted recipe for Best Chocolate Chip Cookies below…

‘Better’ Chocolate Chip Cookies 😉

1 stick Kerrygold butter from Grass-fed cows, softened

1 cup organic coconut sugar

2 pastured eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Almond flour, 1 cup organic stone ground whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink sea salt or regular sea salt

2 cups 100% raw cacao chocolate chips (I got mine in bulk but a good packaged one is David Wolfe’s raw cacao chips)

1 cup chopped raw walnuts (I didn’t have these but if I did I’d get them raw)

Now to make them….

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together butter and coconut sugar until smooth.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.

Add baking soda to batter along with salt.

Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.

Drop mix by tablespoons onto greased sheet.

Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.


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