Before I begin, I just want to observe what today is. I will never forget.
I have a cookie for you today.
I also have a serious question.
Why is the concept of OMG SO BUSY so attractive?
More specifically, why must people take on all the things, almost as a mission statement?
I am not at all trying to stir up trouble or tick people off – this is far from a new phenomenon. It is one I see every day. Perhaps it is in my current state of slowing down and grieving, but I doubt it. This has always struck a chord with me, and not necessarily in a good way.
I recently read Lisa’s article, and it got me thinking. What Lisa talks about is an example of the second part of my question.
The same day I read her article, and more than once, I saw examples of exactly this thing – someone ‘counseling’ on a topic that is new to them. Very new. Declaring ‘this is the way’ when they are not entirely accountable to that way themselves, or have little understanding of that way. This can be dangerous. Learning and doing for yourself is one thing, why must it then be a teaching moment for others?
You can be an example and an inspiration and leave it at that.
…and the oh so busy. Yes, I get that phenomenon of the more I have to do, the more I get done. I am an example of this, and I thrive on having a healthy schedule. I also get overwhelmed when looking ahead at meeting after meeting, event after event, obligation after… you get the idea.
Do you see this happening as often as I do? Am I even making sense? Am I being a Bah Humbug?
Do you need a cookie?
Monday afternoon on facebook, my friend Shirley said she was thinking about making one big cookie for herself. Several people chimed in, saying that sounded good, we also wanted a cookie. Three of us made cookies. I pulled down a cereal bowl, some flour, butter, chocolate… my cookie was good.
Yesterday I made another. Actually wrote down the quantities and perfected the single serve cookie.
single serve chocolate chip cookie
YIELD: one perfectly sized (five inch) cookie
dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan
1/2 teaspoon flax seed, freshly ground
1 1/2 teaspoons warm water
1 tablespoon butter (non dairy / margarine)
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch sea salt
handful dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine ground flax and water, set aside.
Cream together butter and maple syrup. Add flour but do not stir. Mix baking powder and sea salt into flour, then fold into wet ingredients. Add flax gel and chocolate chips, combine.
Spoon onto prepared (parchment, sprayed) baking sheet, bake at 350 for 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
I saved half of the cookie for Jason…
this recipe was shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays.