The Most Delicious Coconut Flour Paleo Tortillas, Ever.

In the past few years I’ve tried all the “diets” out there to find out what works for my body, and what does not. It’s not about losing weight. It’s about feeling good and having more energy in the day. There are things I’ve figured out on this journey and I’m slowly learning what works for me. I’ve gone mostly meat free for a year with lots of grains and felt great, but that wasn’t realistic, or for me (I love steak, pork, and chicken). I’ve done gluten free (probably the wrong way… hello gluten free cookies) and felt fine. I’ve done Whole 30 and have felt amazing with a lot of energy, but Whole 30 is a little extreme for me because I LOVE food, and I think that’s okay, but I do not want to be on that “diet” forever. I just need to be sure I’m eating these foods that are bad for me as treats. Not everyday. I don’t ever eat sweets (it’s not really my thing, unless it’s Oreos) and I need to make the way I eat a lifestyle.

I know that wheat, corn, rice, and dairy (that’s the hardest part for me) are very hard for me to digest. When I eat those delicious things I get real tired and bloated and just not happy, but I know I still want these things on occasion. So I’ve decided to create my own “diet”. It’s not really a diet. Just a way of living. Lately I’ve been eating what my body can easily digest (and I feel great after eating) and giving myself a cheat day once or twice (or thrice) a week (yeah, that’s fried chicken/nap time). It’s sort of a gluten free whole 30 paleo life. I’ve been feeling a LOT better and I’m happy. I get to go out to eat with my friends and it’s okay if I have a corn tortilla with tacos. BUT, when I’m home I’m doing my best to eat the way that makes me feel good.

So here I am today to share a very successful recipe with you. We are having taco night and I was really sad to not have any tortillas with this meal (omg, I love tacos), so I found this amazing paleo tortilla recipe on Stupid Easy Paleo. I adjusted some of the recipe and I’m sharing what I did below, but these tortillas are so yummy. They are soft and perfect for taco night.

The Most Delicious Coconut Flour Paleo Tortillas, Ever.

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

Step 1: Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them. Melt the water and butter together until it’s medium heat. Whisk and combine with the eggs.

Step 2: Add your dry ingredients (tapioca flour, coconut flour, and salt) and combine.

Step 3: In a pan heated over medium heat (preferably non stick) pour a 1/3 of the batter into the pan. After about 30 seconds to a minute you will be ready to flip the tortilla. When the tortilla is done place in on a paper towel to cool.

Step 4: I’ve stored these tortillas for the evening and they are still good. So easy to make ahead. If you have extras maybe you can make something with it for your breakfast?

That’s it! Enjoy these tortillas. Don’t worry about how odd shaped they are, they still taste delicious and are grain free. Yay! You can adjust the recipe to your needs. Some people prefer to use ghee, but we always use Kerrygold butter. It also seems like the arrowroot powder and tapioca powder are interchangeable. The original recipe called for arrowroot, but I was very successful with tapioca.

Have a great Wednesday!

– Chelsey

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Spring Style for the Husband: A Search for the Perfect Watch

I have to laugh a bit when I read the title of this blog post. It’s not that my husband doesn’t dress nice, but is it stylish? I don’t know. He has his nice slacks and button up shirts + ties for work, but once that weekend hits it’s all jeans, t-shirts (probably with holes) and maybe some flannel. I am not complaining, though. I love it when he wears that flannel shirt right there.

So when we were looking for a watch to go with his “style” he needed it to be something that could easily go from his casual, and sometimes super casual, weekend wardrobe to his nice work outfits. I found this men’s watch from JORD and we both loved it. It’s nice enough to wear to work and perfect for his casual weekends. It’s such a unique watch and I think I’ll need one for myself. I used to wear watches before my phone turned into my clock, but I love the idea of getting back to wearing one of these beautiful watches everyday. They do have some beautiful women’s watches on their site.

Would you like to win your own Conway JORD watch? You should head on over to their contest page to try and win! You can win a shop credit to buy your own Conway watch by heading over here and filling out a small form. Contest ends April 9th, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Even if you don’t win the big prize you will still get a $25 gift code just for entering (the code will expire on June 30th, 2017).

I know it probably seems a little early to be searching for Father’s day gifts, but it will be here sooner than you think. If you loved the Conway JORD watch that I got for my husband, you can get 15% off this watch style through June 30th, 2017! You will be so ready for Father’s Day. Yay! Use this code (discount codes cannot be combined): THEPAPERMAMACONWAY15

It is basically the perfect little gift. It comes in this amazing wooden box that HAS A PULL OUT DRAWER. My daughter may have already stolen the box and is keeping her favorite jewelry pieces in it.

– Chelsey

P.S. I was provided with the JORD Conway watch in exchange for this blog post.


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New Barb Stranger Things Print in the Shop!

Hello friends,

I’m starting to put some prints up in the shop! So far the only print I have up is my Barb Home Girl print. I’m a HUGE fan of the Stranger Things show. So good. Barb was one of my favorite characters… even though she doesn’t last long in the series, she’s definitely the friend you want to have.

If you also love Barb: you can head on over to my shop and pick out a print for yourself, or your bff!

Click here to find the Barb print.

– Chelsey


OMG, It’s Almost Easter! Favorite Easter Egg Creations!

Here are a few of my favorite Easter egg creations from the past few years. I wanted to share them with you guys again. I’m not sure what we will be doing this year… hmmm. Maybe we will make those family photo eggs again? Those were pretty fun to make.

Create these neat family photo fun Easter eggs. They are easy to make and fun for the family to put together.

These surprise eggs are so much fun! Create an Easter egg count down by making these Cascorones Easter Eggs. I should probably make these again.

These little succulent egg planters are the perfect hostess gift! I gave a couple of these egg plants 3 years ago to my mom and they are still alive and thriving. Check out how I made them here.

Floral Decopauge Easter Eggs are quick and fun to make.

Do you know how to blow an egg? If not, you should check out my tutorial. It’s pretty fun.

If you’re ready for Summer, even though it’s Spring, maybe you should make these lovely little Strawberry Easter eggs? Check out how I made them here.

You might need a snack while you’re coloring all those Easter eggs. You can create these cute chick boiled egg snacks.

What kind of Easter eggs are you making this year?

– Chelsey

Categories: Holiday - Easter

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