I had a really wonderful chat with a friend tonight about women’s work and what that means. Did you know yesterday was International Women’s Day?
I don’t consider myself a feminist, at least not in the traditional sense. I don’t think that women should have to have high-powered executive jobs or wonderful exciting careers to prove that they are just as capable as men. I do think that the work women do for their families should be considered just as important as the work that a CEO does (if not more important, actually). I think the feminists of the 60s and 70s got it wrong, and I think they actually made life harder for women of my generation.
I have a few career goals, but I also have family life goals. And in the meantime, here are some things I might do if I could do whatever I wanted all day:
- Review a macrobiotic diet plan (this was such a fun experiment).
- Make new creations with PB2… (PB2, where are you?? I ordered a new box over a month ago.)
- Experiment with rice cooker recipes (I’m on this weird mailing list for rice cooker recipes – I don’t know why they send me recipes all the time, but I’m actually kind of glad for it!)
- Bake more! I have been meaning to make these black bean brownies that I made a long time ago.
In an effort to use my womanly baking skills and show off a bit, I made these cookies for my office last night. Monday was a rough day and baked goods are always good for cheering up. I enjoy baking even if it’s not as “important” as working in an office.
Quinoa Flake Cookies (Gluten Free)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- dash of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix everything together. You can mix the dry together and the wet together separately if you want, but I didn’t and they still came out good.
Drop onto a baking sheet – heaping spoonfuls – and bake for ~15 minutes. Make sure they don’t burn! Soft yet crispy – see:
What would you do all day if you could do anything you wanted? I forgot to mention I would also play with my fats…
Fat cat in a bag (we didn’t put him in; he just likes it).
This is the other fat cat on a couch.
Anyway… What would you do all day if you could do anything you wanted?