The funny thing about negativity is

the ones who usually fluently speak this language

are the ones who don’t even try,

yet still feel as if they are entitled to criticize those who do. 

I’m finding that it’s impossible to live a life, striving towards your goals,

without encountering negativity.

At some point, someone’s not going to like the decisions you make:

the job you have,

the person you choose to love,

where you decide to live,

the shoes you wear,

your hairstyle,

the food you cook,

or even the font you use on your blog.

There comes a time when you have to put that negativity behind you,

keep your head down,

and keep walking towards your goal.

The tricky part is to do so without changing yourself in order to please those

who honestly don’t hate you, but themselves really

(to them, there will always be someone whose:

job they hate,

significant other they criticize,

shoes they pick apart,

and blog they bash).

It’s usually never personal.

And knowing that, means you don’t need to worry about changing who you are

in order to please someone who is unplease-able.

They will never be happy.

Therefore, you don’t need to forego your happiness to suit them.

But there is one thing you can do in order to remain happy

and stay along the path of positivity:

Make these crackers that taste just like Wheat Thins.

These bad boys are tasty.

No, they are incredulously incredible crackers of credibility.

They are guaranteed to keep your eyes off of the negativity

and focused on your goals

(probably because you will be too busy eating all of them)…

Homemade Just-like-Wheat Thins Recipe

Gluten-free, vegan

Makes approximately 50 crackers

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 c. Sorghum flour (Authentic Foods Brand)
  • 1/2 c. Brown Rice flour (Authentic Foods Brand)
  • 1/8 c. potato starch
  • 1/8 c. arrowroot powder

OR: Omit first 4 ingredients and simply use your favorite gluten-free, all purpose mix or regular flour if you can have it!

  • 3 Tbs Flaxseed meal
  • 2 tsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs Earth Balance, soft
  • 1/4 c. water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine flours, starches, sugar, flaxseed, and salt together. Add butter until small crumb grains form.
  3. Add water and blend until a smooth dough ball forms.
  4. Divide into 3 balls. Roll 1 ball between 2 pieces of wax paper; the thinner the dough rolls out, the better (but also note the more delicate the dough becomes).
  5. Using a pizza cutter, cut squares into dough. Delicately place each square on top of parchment paper-lined baking sheet (or your Silpat) with a metal spatula. Sprinkle tops with salt. **YOU CAN ALSO JUST ROLL OUT BETWEEN TWO PIECES OF PARCHMENT AND TRANSFER THE SHEET WITH THE DOUGH ONTO A BAKING SHEET, CUT WITH A PIZZA CUTTER AND LEAVE AS IS–THIS WILL BE EASIER…I just didn’t have parchment paper.***
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes (or until browned along the edges).

You can get an idea how thin I rolled the dough out.

This cracker is for those of you who DO

and who strive to extend kindness to others.

Keep on doing what you are doing

and don’t let those who try to tear you down with their futile words prevail.

Your hardwork is worth more than that.

***Stayed tuned this week. I have a VERY exciting announcement for YOU!***