Could you describe your perfect day?
Years ago — before I had ever posted my first recipe — I read a thought provoking article by Frank Kern. In it he emphasized the value of knowing what your perfect day would consist of.
What do you enjoy spending your time on? What brings you satisfaction and purpose? How can you structure your life so that you spend more of your time doing the things that you are passionate about?
At the time I remember thinking that cooking a healthy dinner for my family made me happy, and that my perfect day would certainly include a couple of hours in the kitchen. My idea of the perfect day is always evolving, for now it looks like this…
5am Wake up while the house is dark and everyone is asleep. Spend an hour writing creatively.
6am Run my favorite 6 mile loop while the sun comes up.
7am Return home and take the dogs out to run on the grass. Make the kids breakfast and get them ready for school.
8am Drop the kids at school, head to Fit Body Bootcamp for a 30 minute workout and a chat with my good friend Cara 🙂
9am Quick stop at Sprouts Market for the day’s ingredients and a run through Starbucks to pick up B’s morning iced coffee.
10am Take the dogs out again, put the grocery away and prepare for work.
11am Work time! I enter my office (fondly referred to as my cave) and don’t come out until 3. Get up a blog post, work on my upcoming books, send emails, take calls and knock things off my to-do list.
3pm Pick up the kids, return home and take the dogs (and the kids!) out to the grass again for some play. Spend a couple of hours cooking and taking photos while the kids do their homework at the kitchen table.
6pm Family dinner and hang out time.
8pm Kids to bed and time to relax with B. Watch a show and peel a big pummello grapefruit (I would eat one a day if these were available yearlong!) Soak in the hot tub and then hit the hay.
While I don’t manage to make everyday go according to this plan, things come up and every day is different, I certainly try 🙂
And no day would be truly perfect without a warm bite of freshly baked, gluten-free bread! These Sun Dried Tomato Rolls with Rosemary are super easy to make and are packed with flavor. Throw the dough together and let them bake while you get our main dish ready. Enjoy!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl combine the coconut oil, eggs and water. In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix well. Mix in the rosemary and sun dried tomatoes.
- Shape the dough into golf ball sized rolls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden. Enjoy!