Seeing Life Through Fuzzy Eyes

Quitting Coffee:  It's been three weeks, four days, fifteen hours, three minutes and seventeen seconds since my last cup of coffee... but then who's counting?  Not me.  Quitting was easyIn fact, coffee is not even on my mind anymore... 

Now, I know you are thinking, "Ah ha!  That's why Lynn hasn't been posting recipes... she's been brain-dead from a lack of caffeine!" 

However... the REAL REASON for the lack of recipes lately, is a bit more exciting than simply forfeiting cups of java...  

EYES.  It's my eyes.  Pain.  Blurriness.  Changing vision every hour or so. 

I had surgery on my eyes awhile back, and sadly the physician ended up losing his medical license because he blinded so many of his patientsOther physicians told me I would never heal (never) from all the cuts the surgeon did to me.  Several doctors recommended that I get a seeing-eye dog for the blind.  But most recently to compound my "eye story" the corneal specialists and ophthalmologists say I have glaucoma, cataracts, etc. 

Whatever.  Phish Posh.  I'm telling you ~ going to the eye doctor can be a real downer sometimes...

Now just to let you know:  I DO SEE I just see differently than most people.  In fact, ophthalmologists often say to me, "We know you see... we just don't know HOW you do it."  I just tell them.  "It's a God-thing!"  Obviously it is a God-thing.  Sheesh!  According to many doctors, I should have been completely blind years ago... but I'm NOT.

Well,  anyway.  Back to the COFFEE.  I decided to give it up since it might help my eyes feel less dry and caffeine is supposedly not good for folks with glaucoma.  So there you have it!  (That's my story and sticking to it!)

But.... don't worry!  Soon I'm sure my eyes will be more comfortable and less fuzzy.  I'm praying about it; and may I invite you to pray for me, too?  I would really like that!  YOU ROCK!!!

Right now, I have about ten pairs of glasses with all different strengths to help me see.  So soon you won't be having to ask me, "Lynn, where are my recipes?  Where's my recipe for gluten-free cornbread?  And gluten-free pizza dough? And..."

Precious friends, you are always on my heart!  I love you, care about you and soon there will be an abundance of great recipes again.  HUGS!

Have a super day!  Lynn

"So do not fear, 
for I am with you; 
Do not be dismayed, 
for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you 
and help you; 
I will uphold you 
with My righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10 NIV 

Sweet Cinnamon Apple Slices

Crunchy & Delicious - Sweet Cinnamon Apple Slices

Everyone loves Sweet Cinnamon Apple Slices because they are absolutely delicious.  Secondly, they are guilt free.  But best of all, they can be made at a moments notice.   

Ummm... can you excuse me?   I'll be back... promise!  I am experiencing a Sweet Cinnamon Apple Slice deficiency right now...
60 seconds laterAhhhh... much (crunch, crunch) better...    

Okay... let's get right to the "recipe."  I use the word "recipe" lightly, because all you need are two ingredients:  Fresh apples and ground cinnamon.  

Sweet Cinnamon Apple Slices
Crunchy, spicy and naturally gluten and dairy-free, Sweet Cinnamon Apple Slices are the perfect guilt-free snack, appetizer or dessert anytime~day or night

1 crisp, juicy apple (preferably organic) ~ cored and sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (See note below about Cinnamon)

Place apple slices in a medium size bowl.  Add the cinnamon and toss with your hands, until the cinnamon completely and evenly coats each apple slice.  Arrange the apple slices on a pretty plate.  Serves 1-2 people - happily.

Lynn's Notes for Success  
  • My favorite Cinnamon to use in this recipe is the exra fancy Vietnamese Cinnamon from Penzeys Spices. Vietnamese Cinnamon is stronger than most cinnamon varieties.  It is rich and very sweet and will transform a regular apple; such as a Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, Honeycrisp or Cameo apple ~ into a treat that "POPS" with flavor!   
  • You might wonder if kids will like Vietnamese Cinnamon since it is quite bold in flavorWell, let me tell you... my seven-year old grandson loves trying all the different cinnamon varieties I have in my cupboard (I currently have three different varieties of ground Cinnamon).  We both agree that the Vietnamese Cinnamon is the clear winner in this particular recipe.  In fact, my grandson always says, "More cinnamon, Gramma, I love it."  Ohhh... he is such a little gourmet! 
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe and  
may it bring YOU great joy and abundant health!
Cinnamon Hugs!  Lynn  
Sweet Cinnamon Apple Slices