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Sweet Caroline T18 and Chocolate Chip Plantain Cookies

Today’s blog post comes from one of my amazing Alpha Chi Omega sorority sisters named Cressie Boggs.  She has educated me on Trisomy 18 through her personal experience with her daughter, Caroline.  If you don’t know what T18 is, please read her story below (feel free to share it too!) and check out the yummy cookie recipe she shares at the end!

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My name is Cressie Boggs and I want to share my daughter Caroline’s story with you.  Caroline is 10 months old and I am her voice.  Let me start by sharing our story of how Caroline joined the world…

 

I am a very positive person.  I know everything happens for a reason, although I may not understand it at the time.  I was glowing from being pregnant with my third child.  I was proud of my family and excited for my two children to have another sibling join them in our Bogg Family.  Everything about my pregnancy was normal up until 23 weeks.

 

Here I am, a pregnant mother at 23 weeks pregnant, my husband and I were brought into our midwives office and asked to sit down.  She informed us that our unborn child tested positive (via materniti21 blood test) for Trisomy 18.  At that moment, I was confused and unsure what the future laid ahead for my family and I.  Next thing I know, I found myself researching and learning about Trisomy 18.

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This is where our journey started… Continue reading

Plantain Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes have become a staple to our Saturday mornings.  You may catch them often on my Instagram account because they are my ‘splurge’.  I love how simple they are with only two ingredients, plantains and gelatin.  The trick to this recipe is to have ripe plantains.  I often get plantains when I shop on Sunday’s and use them the following weekend for pancakes/cookies.  When you mash-up a plantain, it will look like a banana mashed up.  You want to eliminate any bumps and have it almost to a liquid.  However, when you pour the batter on to the pan, it sets better than a banana.  The key is to let the pancakes cook until golden brown before flipping.  If you flip too soon, they will be mushy (which even I occasionally do by accident and we just change our pancakes to ‘mash’).

After making our pancakes, we drizzle them with maple syrup and top with ghee for an amazing breakfast!

Plantain Pancakes

Plantain Pancakes

Serving: 4 pancakes

Ingredients

1 ripe plantain

1 tsp gelatin

Coconut Oil/Ghee to grease the pan Continue reading

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Casserole

I apologize for the delay in posting!  It seems life is busy and tomorrow I’m loosing a hour too!  That said, don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead a hour tonight.

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen pictures of this dish because it’s a popular one at our house for dinner and lunch (left-overs).  This dish has become one of our favorites and it’s very easy to make.  I love prepping this dish on Sunday and baking it on Monday.  Let’s just talk about how awesome my Creamy Buffalo Chicken Casserole dish is with only 4 ingredients, yep…cashews, chicken, spaghetti squash and hot sauce.  The key ingredient in this dish is the cashews because they create the cream and eliminate the need for dairy.

Soaking cashews can happen two ways.  First, you can soak them for 6-8 hours at room temperature.  If you can plan ahead, it’s our preferred way.  The second way is to bring water to boil and remove from heat.  Add in the cashews and allow them to soak for 10 minutes.  But really thinking on it, we really do not notice a difference in taste/texture if we soak them all day or quickly.  I loved soaked cashews, a few other dishes I make with them are Paleo Queso Dip, Twice Baked Macaroni and Cheese and Paleo Icing.

Creamy Buffalo Chicken

Ingredients

1 cup raw cashews soaked (see above)

1/3 cup hot sauce

1/4 cup water

6 cups cooked spaghetti squash strands

1lb ground chicken Continue reading