I tried making a paleo pretzel recipe today, but it didn’t turn out so well…. Its partly because I accidentally added the egg for the egg wash to the batter, so it was kinda stickier than I think it was supposed to be…. then I tried to sprinkle with cinnamon like suggested in the book, but I regret it. I prefer the salted ones. But both were kinda without a lot of flavor… Also, I think I’m eating too much almond flour / almond butter these days. I don’t know. Anyone know paleo baking recipes that don’t call for almond flour or nut butter?
Here are pictures of the fail… um, as you can see I had already tested a few of the pretzels when I took the pic.
I’ll try doing some research into how real pretzels are made to see if I can come up with a better recipe to try next time.
I’m afraid I’ve been absent for a while. Unfortunately I’ve been ill and having issues for the last 2 months, involving an ER trip, a fever, many strange symptoms, and multiple doctors appointments. I’ll spare you all the tedious details and say that it has been diagnosed as “anxiety”… Which is a bit frustrating, but I suppose I can see how the doctors came to that conclusion. I’ve been told to work on reducing stress, find some way to be more social, and to try out a paleo diet (a la whole9life.com). The Paleo diet thing seems like it might be stress inducing in itself, seeing as I live with 3 other people who are not really keen on doing it. For those who don’t know, this particular eating style requires the complete avoidance of all grains, legumes, and dairy. This method is supposed to reduce inflammation and help with a wide variety of health concerns. Its a bit expensive though, in my mind, seeing as you are supposed to eat a lot of organic stuff, and grass-fed, free-range meats. For me the key to success will be figuring out how to pre-make stuff, because I hate cooking all the time.
Unfortunately my mom had a heart attack in January, while on a cruise in the Caribbean… It was supposedly minor, and she has been a home for several weeks now. But as you can imagine, I’ve been a little distracted and busy, so I haven’t had much time to make anything. I also recently started a business course at the community college and volunteering at the hospital. But hopefully once I’m used to it all, I can get back to posting on a more regular basis.
Recently I finally downloaded the newest The Birthday Massacre album “Hide and Seek”. I totally love it 🙂 So here is a one of the best songs from it: