A Culinary Miracle

The introvert musings and hilariously true life adventures of a pragmatic optimist and professional writer.

A Culinary Miracle

‘Kayso, I avoid food pics because they’re mostly silly, but as I was making breakfast this morning, I realized that I was looking at a love-inspired culinary miracle that was worthy for clearly non-aesthetic reasons.

Before you judge my shitty plating, bad lighting, and ugly chocolate crepes, you gotta hear why this is a big deal. (FYI, I do have the photographic ability and kitchen implements to run with the big dogs…when I put in the effort.)

Sunday morning crepes made by my dad have been a family tradition for two decades. Given the size of my family, that’s a lot of crepes. Which I’ve had to watch everyone else eat for years because I’m non-optional gluten free. Which I did without complaining since there wasn’t much anybody could do about it, and all attempts at a GF version sucked.

Until last weekend! My beyond awesome sister-in-law volunteered to try a(nother) GF version under the tutelage of the Master Creper (that would be my dad) using Bob’s Red Mill GF Baking Flour. And you know what? SHE. NAILED. IT. I ate four of them, and OMG. Heaven. 

I was actually low-carbing it prior to the family weekend, which I intended to restart Monday morning, but…I couldn’t let the leftover GF crepes go to waste. Enter innovation/divine intervention.

On a whim, I took a scoop of Tera’s Whey Grass-Fed Simply Pure Dark Chocolate whey protein, whisked it together with a Reb-A stevia, a teaspoon of 100% dark cacao, and a tablespoonish of hot water. Suddenly, I was the creator of a 245 calorie, 5g fat, 14g carbs, and 14g protein chocolate crepe triumph that was filling AND amazing.

And that’s what made it worth sharing.


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