Hello friends, it’s Ayah! How’s life? I just looked back through the archive and saw that I haven’t posted a recipe since JULY! Holy cow, I feel like we have so much to catch up on. I am now the mother of an amazing 6 month old boy. Motherhood is a wonderful, messy and heart expanding business, and I am blogging about that adventure over here if you want to know more.
Let’s talk about what I’ve been eating. I’ll confess that in the early months of having a baby I was in survival mode. There were many wonderful comfort foods brought over by friends, burritos picked up on the fly, and much pasta with sauce from a jar consumed. It was winter. It was dark. What I lacked in sleep, I made up for in cookies. Just when I felt like I was getting the hang of things, I went back to work part time and fell back into a spiral of shells with cheese, and nachos. So it goes.
I love French food.
The past month has been a celebration of duck confit, steak frites, pungent cheese, and rich desserts. I have been blissfully content and enjoying every minute of it.
But when my sweet friend left me behind some healthy goodies before heading up to Paris I was elated. I miss coming up with healthy delicious treats to share with you.
Life has brought on some big changes lately.
While Ayah raises a beautiful baby boy, I have packed my bags and moved to Europe. I am starting my journey at my home base in the South of France and will see where life leads me next.
Last week my family and I had the joy of welcoming in my friend Aimee and her parents to our little village. We ate and drank like kings, visited the market, danced at the town fetes, and had a special winery picnic lunch to celebrate Aimee’s dad’s birthday.
Because all celebrations call for something freshly baked, I contributed some of these celebration muffins, packed with zucchini, carrot, apples and lots of love.
Looking for a high protein breakfast or snack that comes in a sweet little package?
I felt like experimenting more with coconut flour this week since it’s such a great high fibre baking ingredient.