gluten free pancakes

cream cheese pancakes

Finding a pancake recipe when I went gluten free that didn’t taste like cardboard was borderline impossible. Pumpkin pancakes were the closest in texture, but I tired of the pumpkin taste. Everything else just didn’t come close. When I went keto I was browsing for breakfast recipes to get a break from omelets and came across cream cheese pancakes. It sounded bizarre, but I was up for anything, so I whipped some up. Y’all, this is the closest thing I’ve had to a pancake in YEARS. They are actually a little more like crepes than pancakes, but delicious nonetheless.

A few things to remember when making these: After you blend your mixture, let it sit for a few minutes so the bubbles dissipate – this well help with more uniform pancakes. Cook them over medium heat – too hot and they taste like eggs, too low and they stay a little too wet. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Pancakes
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  1. One egg
  2. One ounce cream cheese
  3. Splash of vanilla extract
  4. Dash of salt
  5. Pinch of cinnamon
  6. 3 drops liquid stevia
  7. Butter as needed
  1. Place all the ingredients but the butter in a blender until fully incorporated. Set aside.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat, then grease your pan with butter.
  3. Pour either dollar size or full size pancakes, flipping once edges become firm.
altruism in the morning

Passport – 2015 Edition

The start of the year always involves planning out our vacations for the next twelve months so I can book them in my calendar before work takes over. Finding time to visit family and go on trips just for the two of us is always a little difficult, especially since I travel at least once a month for work. This year we decided to give me a break from the airport and focus more on road trips so we can experience all the amazing national parks around us, but we still have a few spots we’re excited to get to by plane. Here’s a round-up of my top 5 destinations this year.




I’ll be in London for work this spring and it’ll be my first time there in over 15 years. When I was enveloped in teenage angst and alternative music I took a family trip to London where I stocked up on Doc Martens and b-side cassettes of all my favorite bands. Doc Martens are on the rise again, but I still have my pair from when I was 13, so I think I’ll leave those off the shopping list. This time I’m super excited to take a trip to the Tate Modern, to shop the great little markets, and of course, indulge in some obligatory high tea.

neon canyon



The Mountain Man and I love canyoning, and slipping through Neon Canyon in Escalante has been high on my list for a couple years now. All the hikes out here are supposed to be gorgeous, and of course we’ll have to stop for a meal at Hell’s Backbone Grill. While I love visiting cities, there’s nothing like waking up in the morning in your tent, surrounded by the view of giant red rock walls all around you.




There are few cities in the world I love as much Amsterdam. It is breathtakingly beautiful, the Dutch are kind and generous, and the food is extraordinarily good. I’ll be in Amsterdam quite a bit this year for work, which I couldn’t be happier about. I love all the amazing museums, and taking afternoon strolls down the canals is just the best.




This park has been on my wish list destinations for awhile now. It’s sheer size leaves me in awe and every time I see photos of it I long to go. I love areas with wild flowers and lakes upon lakes – it feels like something out of a movie. I’m hopeful this will be our first trip of the summer with the dogs in tow.


blue lagoon


The Mountain Man and I went to Iceland shortly after getting married while it was frigid and well, covered in ice. And I loved every damn minute of it. I’m hoping to stop through here on my trips to Amsterdam this year, regardless of the weather. Although I am hopeful that we’ll be able to make a summer trip to this amazing country to drive out to the fjords. I can’t recommend Iceland enough to people – especially given how close it is!

geek babes

babies who codeI’ve finally reached the age where rather than getting invites to weddings I’m getting invites to baby showers nonstop. I love seeing all my friends starting families, but I especially love finding quirky gifts to get them. Most my friends are just about as nerdy as I am, if not nerdier, so these books have become some of my favorite gifts to give to new parents.

babies who code

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