Cooking While Grumpy

I had a bad day. I had an Office Space type of day. A Dilbert day. How adorable is Dilbert, by the way? It’s cute and sad how miserable he is at work. Most days I like my job, but today, I feel you Dilb. What do I do, you ask? I read articles about people getting fired for this exact type of thing, so let’s just say I am middle management. And let’s also say that if tomorrow I woke up independently wealthy, I wouldn’t be too sad about getting off the grind.


To cure my grumpiness, I went to barre class, buying into the lies my friend/personal trainer (for other people, not me) tells me about endorphins and exercise. Barre is like ballet, but with crappier music, older ladies who make weird faces and Pilates torture devices. After so many “tiny pulses” and plies that I thought my legs might fall off (seriously, they’re harder than they look), I was still grouchy. Maybe even more grouchy, actually.

So, I came home, put on some Adele and baked a cobbler. And then R brought home the wine. Heaven is a place on earth after all!

love to bake when I’m grumpy. How can you be angry when your house smells like apple berry cobbler, and your husband keeps pouring you wine? It just really reinforces for me that, no matter how crappy the outside world may be, home is (almost) always my happy place. I would never lie and say our home is 100% sunshine and rainbows, because I am a classic type A (see: naggy beeze) while R is a left field type B (see: messy as all hell). But almost always, home is my favorite place in all the world.

Wow! This post went a little all over the place, didn’t it?? I bet you’re still thinking of the cobbler.  And you should be, because it will cure your woes, like it did mine. Here, I got you:

Strawberry Apple Cobbler, courtesy of the Civilized Caveman:

  • 3 cups of fruit, your choice
  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 0.5 cups water
  • 1/3 cup honey with cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
  1.  Preheat your oven to 350
  2. Cut up your fruits to the desired chunkiness
  3. Put the fruit, water, honey and cinnamon in a saucepan and bring to a boil – stir frequently!
  4. Simmer for 10-12 minutes
  5. Melted your ghee or butter in the bottom of a cake pan
  6. Once the fruit is done, add it to the cake bake and set aside
  7. Mix the almond flour, coconut oil and egg in a small bowl. It should be kind of chunky.
  8. Scoop the flour mixture onto the fruit and bake for 35-40 minutes
  9. Enjoy the goodness!!




*Recipe disclosure: I LOVE to cook. But, I am not a natural chef. Until about 6 years ago, the best thing I could make was Kraft Mac and Cheese. And I wish this was an exaggeration. Because I was not gifted with such talents, ALL of my recipes come from the internet. And I will ALWAYS credit my source. Because I love food, and I love you.