|Lemon Crinkle Cookies|
After just under a year on the Paleo plan, my doctor told me that she believes I have heavy metal poisoning caused by my pescetarian Paleo eating habits. She has instructed me to add whole grains, beans & legumes back into my diet as protein sources ... basically back to following a mainly vegetarian diet with occasional fish. For now I'm avoiding fish altogether, until my body gets back to normal. We had to go shopping as our diet since last may consisted of NO grains, NO sugar, NO processed food. I had to pick up the basics like brown rice & sprouted breads, black beans, etc.
So, what is one of the first things I did? I bought some organic whole wheat pastry flour! I had to bake something, & off to my Sweet Cuppin Cakes Pinterest board I went! This recipe came across my Pinterest dash last month & it looked right up my alley. I was correct & they are the perfect cookie for me. Light, slightly crisp shell, moist & chewy inside ... LEMONY. Next time I think I'll make an equally lemony filling & sandwich them together & roll the edges in coarse sugar for a super treat.
I had forgotten what an outlet for relaxation & creativity my baking had been for so many years. If I was stressed or having trouble making a decision or sad or restless or whatever, I would bake. I could lose myself in a batter or a dough, I wouldn't think about anything but the ingredients & the process.
Last night I lost an hour & a half to baking these & listening to my favorite Camera Obscura album & that's okay with me. My mind was quiet, I wasn't panicky or waiting for the sky to fall.
It was lovely & when I was finished I got to eat an effing cookie (so, yeah ... I had three)!