Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Paleo/GF Crepes and Puppy Love

It's sad to be so far from home when something tragic happens.

Sometimes it's even worse when that tragic event is the passing of a family pet. Especially one you only got to enjoy for a few years, and whose little life ended far too soon.

This little dog meant so much to my family. She was like another person. And we only had five short years with her (I had four, since I moved to Austin last year). 

I have my own dog and cat now, but Tocha will always be my last family pet before I moved out on my own. She was a treasure. The happiest little pup you'd ever meet, so full of love for everyone. 

Knowing she's gone is a knife in the gut I can't really handle right now.

Go snuggle your pets, they're gone from this world far too soon.

Guys, I really don't have many positive things to say today, I just know I need to keep myself to my weekly blog posting or I'll fall out of the habit, and I've been sitting on this recipe for a while. So here, enjoy it, it's a good one (though you'll notice it's shockingly similar to a savory recipe I posted recently). Low carb, much flavor, good times.

Such a sad thing to top off one of the worst months I've been through in a long while. It's gotten to the point where I'm just looking at the sky and asking the universe "what are you going to do now?" I'd appreciate any good energy and positive thoughts you can send my way. Hoping upon hoping some good luck turns up soon.

Paleo crepes
(Adapted from Infertility Tho Art a Heartless Bitch)

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp tapioca flour 
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ghee or butter
  • Coconut cream or whipped cream and fruit for topping

-Mix together dry ingredients until well combined.

-In a separate bowl, mix together egg and coconut milk. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry, mixing well with a wire whisk.

-Heat a skillet to medium high. Melt butter, and immediately pour about 1/8 cup of batter into the pan. Cook until edges begin to set, then flip.

-Top with coconut whipped cream (coconut cream with a bit of maple syrup, whipped in a stand mixer until fluffy) and fruit of choice. Pictured: peaches.


  1. Dear Ashley, I am so sorry to hear...I know how difficult it can be. Pets are family...and the loss is a terrible experience. Keeping you in my prayers dear.
    Will be pinning these crepes. Take care, Catherine xo

  2. I am so sorry about your sweet puppy. I know that is absolutely heart breaking.

  3. Tocha looks like a sweetheart. I'm so sorry for your loss! Sending positive thoughts your way.

  4. Mmm crepes! I need to make them again, it has been YEARS and I just got some tapioca flour so it's GO TIME!

  5. Ashley - So sorry that you've been having a tough time recently. Sending virtual hugs from me and my family - when our dog died, like you, our two kids were living on their own. I had the same experience when the dog I grew up with died when I was away at college. It's a very difficult time and though you have others (and other pets) to comfort you, it's a hole in your heart. Luckily, as time goes by, your heart will repair and you'll be able to think of all the fun times you had with your puppy.

  6. Ashley,
    I'm sorry about your pup Tocha. It's hard to say goodbye when you're not ready and not there.
    I'm glad you are able to keep to your blogging schedule though--sometimes pulling out a recipe from the 'photographed' pile and getting it published is just the thing to help you keep going. The crepes look tasty--thanks.

  7. I'm so sorry about your sweet dog. I honestly don't know what I would do if something happened to our cat. She is literally family. I joke all the time that I'm not sure I'll be able to love our future kids as much as I love her. Hang in there.

  8. I'm so sorry about the loss of your pet, I've been through it twice and it's just awful. The crepes look delicious.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss, what an adorable dog. Sending you hugs!! Your pancakes look so good, I am starving now.

  10. Losing a pet is one of the most painful experiences. But you made me happy seeing that lovely plateful of yumminess.

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I love my cat so much, that will be a horrible day. My thoughts are with you. Your pancakes look really good. Thanks for sharing them.

  12. Im sorry about your loss of Tocha, he looked so lovely!
    The pancakes sound great. I have not tried grain free pancakes though have also seen some made with coconut flour. have a lovely weekend!

  13. So sorry to hear about the loss of your pet :( Lovely looking recipe though...

  14. So sorry for your loss. Such an adorable looking cutie.
    I don't think I've ever used tapioca flour!

  15. Sorry about your loss but your your pancakes look great!

  16. I'm sorry for your loss. My kids recently lost both of their guinea pigs, so I can see how upsetting it is.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss! Routine helps & the pancakes look delicious!

  18. So sorry for your loss...our furry family members mean so much to us. Glad you're keeping busy, especially with lovely recipes like this on.

  19. So sorry, it is so painful losing a beloved family pet, hugs sweetie, Nettie

  20. I am so sorry for your loss! My fur-babies mean everything to me, so it just breaks my heart to hear that you lost a family member! Good for you to keeping to your schedule and posting...great recipe!!

  21. I am so sorry for the loss of your little dog! Your crepes are the best way to comfort you and console you!

  22. These crepes sound wonderful! Looking forward to trying them out!