Sometimes life throws a curveball and it’s hard to hit back. Before I began blogging I read online how to write a blog; what to say, what not to say. Keep it lite, keep it fun, keep it about your niche, don’t be negative, don’t talk about depressing issues, and never ever talk about death. And so for the past five years, I’ve kept it lite, I’ve kept it fun, and I’ve talked about how to cook and bake gluten-free and I haven’t talked about the “D” word. Okay, maybe once, briefly, when paying tribute to my beautiful 95-year-old grandmother when she passed. But in the last 2 years I have lost 5 family members, and I must say, it’s hard not to talk about it. Especially due to the fact that this past Sunday was Mother’s Day.
Two years ago I lost my grandmother, one and a half years ago I lost my mom, who battled five auto-immune diseases, and just this past week I lost my mother-in-law; all significant women to me. This is life, this is my life, and it’s hard not to share what’s going on in my life just because I write a food blog. So it may be against the etiquette rules of blogging but life threw me yet another curveball this past week and I find it hard to whip up another recipe at the moment. Does this mean I’m quitting my blog? No. When life throws a curveball, you learn to make adjustments. Thankfully my peace comes from God, who give generously, especially during times like these.
I found great joy this past week in spending time with my sweet grandson. Nothing gives you a perfect perspective on life than seeing a little one so full of life. I am blessed.
So while I’m not sharing a new recipe with you this week, here are a few of my favorite recipes found on other blogs:
- Gluten-free Banana Muffins
- Salmon Wasabi Burgers
- Bacon-Apple Chicken Burgers
- KFC Style GF Fried Chicken
- Crunchy Chicken Peanut Salad
- Coconut Cream Layer Cake
Give me a moment to pick up my game again and I’ll be sending a new recipe your way sometime soon.