Without wanting to sound dramatic, these cookies really do mean the world to me. For months I’ve not experienced a desire to create something new and as someone who absolutely loves doing that for our community, I have grappled with emotions of guilt, sadness and a few other nasties during this time of lost mojo. Subscribers will know the story in detail about my anesthetic last June for a surgery on the eye that went just fine, unfortunately, caused havoc in my system – something I’m still recovering from with good days and bad and those bad ones getting fewer and further between.
Creativity requires space, time for simple observations, boredom, sparks and purpose and really my sole purpose has been getting myself better either through crazy amounts of research, crazy amounts of rest and ludicrous levels of self care. I had very little left over to give so I gave what I had to my family and close friends and peeps doing my courses (more back story on it all you can get from shows 27 and 30 on the Low Tox Life podcast). BUT on Monday I was feeling perky and I had an idea as I was putting away the millet flakes from a workshop I ran on the weekend. It dawned on me: MAPLE MILLET GINGER COOKIES. I got to work and they came out looking perfect – tasted even better. They’re great alone, with your choice of milk, a good tea or crumbled over a good bowl of ice cream (try this simple blender ice cream)
I hope you enjoy them. We’ve just finished the batch off between our team office day here today, and my sending some off with my husband and son to the farm. Here’s to many more recipes now that I’m starting to feel better and please show me what you’re enjoying them with over on instagram @lowtoxlife
If you’re out there struggling with a tricky health predicament, hang tight. Your determination will get you through as it is me. I’ve learned so much, I’ve grown as a person out of super hard times and I believe it will make you stronger. Today was a low day for me with muscle twitching and heart pounding, but I haven’t had one of those in 10 days so it’s also amazing progress too – it’s all in the way you frame it! Sending hugs and healing to anyone in a tricky health spot in our community.