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Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 130 :: to all the moms

11 May

Happy Mother’s Day! To all the mommies, mammas, mothers and mama mias.

While right now I am just a mommy to four-legged kids, I couldn’t be more lucky with the moms I’ve shared in my life.

It’s been almost fifteen years without my own mom in my life. But Mama Sling left a shining example on my heart and in my life. And it couldn’t be more beautiful since the “mom” in my life now was her best friend then.

And today I was blessed to share Mother’s Day with Jaynane.

We toured the local vineyards and tasted the local wine. As we sat in adirondack chairs, soaking in the sunshine, sipping Syrah, and starring at the Applegate Valley, I couldn’t help but wonder if my own mother was looking down upon us.

There are some things that a mother always leaves with you, even when she is no longer psychically around. Sometimes it’s a song, a saying, a recipe, a reminder, a photo album, a baby book, a diary or a love letter.

Even though Mama Sling will always be with me, in my heart and in the shining rays of light that bounce of the beautiful moments of my life, she also left me something else.  Her best friend. And I couldn’t feel luckier.

Moms love.
Love moms.

More tomorrow.

{happy mother’s day}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 132 :: 30 days of love: gluten free oatmeal cookies

12 May

Happy Mother’s Day.

Yesterday, I shared my Mama Sling’s Gooey Butter Bar recipe.And today, Day #2 of 30 Days of Love, my LOVE to share is this:  my modified recipe for a cookie. 

…Not just any recipe mind you — these are the kind of cookies I eat these days.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies, made with Stevia instead of sugar, applesauce instead of butter. You get the idea. Before you gag on the idea of a cookie without butter and mounds of sugar — try this doozie of a recipe.

You might like it. 

Warning: they are a bit more like breakfast bars, and a little more crumbly than cookies – but hey, you can eat them and feel guilt-free. And I call that a sweet treat!

Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies
2 cups Gluten Free rolled oats
1 cup almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 packets of Stevia (1 gram each)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 clarified butter (or applesauce)
Dash of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon almond milk
2 egg white or 1/2 egg substitute
2 ripe bananas mashed
dairy, nut, soy free mini chocolate chips 

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix. Add mashed bananas and chocolate chips. Mix thoroughly.

Bake for 15 minutes at 350.
Try not to devour the entire platter in one sitting. I double dog dare you!

And, Happy Mother’s Day!

More tomorrow,
Lovemore (fearless),

{Do you have an awesome cookie recipe? Share below!}
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