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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Adjusting Our Sails

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
~James Dean

I’m standing in the grocery store crying. Not the ugly cry, but there are tears. Then under my breath, I mumble those three words… fuck my life.

What brought on this breakdown in the local Giant? The discovery that Bob’s Red Mill has changed the formula on their gluten free pancake mix. Yep. That’s it. But for me, it’s ridiculously huge.

The Boy doesn’t chew. He only eats purees, and he has some random food sensitivities. One of the random things that he’s sensitive to is rice. Strange, but true. So the for years I’ve been using the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake mix with a modified recipe to make a high fat and high protein pancake that I used as a base for most of his pureed meals. It blended well, and he liked the texture, and it was the only one on the market that did not contain rice flour. Until now.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s not a big problem, but it is a big pain in the ass. And those are the things about this life that seem to get to me the most. The “now I have to come up with a new recipe for nearly everything my son eats” moments. I just don’t want to do it.

But I will. I’ll adjust my sails and keep this boat afloat.

(I just can’t promise I won’t complain about it!)

Now, does anyone know where I can find a good gluten-free, dairy-free, rice-free, coconut-free, high protein, high fat pancake recipe?


  1. Dislike! Will keep my eyes out for one for you. Maybe call bob's red mill and see if the old version is available anywhere? You never know what they might say.

  2. does this one work? http://www.julianbakery.com/paleo-product/paleo-pancake-waffle-mix-low-carb/