Please understand that I know these breakfast cookies may look a little ugly. I get it. But they taste awesome. Just a fact.

I miss Jackson SO much. I’m just leaving Austin this morning to head back home and kiss his face over and over until bites me with his little gremlin teeth. He loves to do that. And by the way, Jackson is my dog if you didn’t know who that man name was. He’s still a puppy, not yet a man. That could be a song.

So Austin was amazing. I’m going to do a summary post tomorrow about all of it, don’t you worry, but I can at least do some summarizing. I ate a lot. I hung out with awesome paleo people. Some people were annoying. I mean, it’s the paleo community. It’s full of intense hippies. You’re probably an intense hippy, aren’t you? Judging. Jk jk. I like the smell of lavender sometimes, too. Back to my point. I shopped a lot. I talked to a lot of people. I did a cooking demo. I drank barely any water. I spoke on a panel that I so did not want to speak on. I had more dairy then I’ve had in the entire year. I laughed so hard I cried. Twice. I packed my bag home with 4 chocolate bars. I went to an awesome CrossFit gym and did a super painful workout. I sweated into my eyes while working out. And I stayed in a super fun condo with 7 other people. The coffee table was a giant drum. No lie.

I’m so ready to be home. I made the bf send me multiple pictures every day of the puppy. He’s growing up so fast and I’m missing it all! I was hoping that by the time I got home, he would be perfectly potty trained. But it doesn’t look like it’s going to turn out like that. I think we will still have to work at it. Poor kid. He just likes to be independent and prove that independence through urinating where he pleases. That just ain’t gon’ work.

Speaking of ain’t gon’ work, I’m a bit annoyed with United Airlines right now. I usually stick with them because they tend to almost always have wi-fi, their flights have always been on time with me, and they have seemed to always have a decent amount of space in their planes. I was wrong. This time around, I was forced on one of their United Express planes that looks like it should be taking me from Denver to Colorado Springs, instead of all the way to Austin. They are so small that only a purse fits in the bin overhead and you can literally smell the breath of the person sitting next to you. And based on my experience on this trip, these little dinky planes do not tend to be on time. I’ve never really had a flight be late with United and then once I was lucky enough to ride on the United Express, all my flights were late. I feel like this happens because they are the little, nerdy planes so they get pushed around by the bigger ones and can only come out to play when all the bigs ones are gone. Well you know what United Express? You need to pull up your big boy pants and get your sh*t together. Meaning get rid of those planes so I can make it on time to my destination. Maybe it’s just time to pick a new airline. What do you think? What’s your favorite airline to fly?

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Carrot Cake Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookies
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Serves: 12

  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of salt
  • ½-1 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add carrots, coconut sugar, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla extract to a bowl and whisk.
  3. Then add coconut flour, tapioca flour, pumpkin pie spice and salt and mix until combine. Then fold in chocolate chunks.The dough will seem a bit dry and thick, don’t worry.
  4. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop a rounded scoop onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then press the cookie down with your fingers.
  5. Repeat. This should make 12-13 cookies.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes until cookies are cooked through in the middle.