There’s Poop in Your Brownies – the inconvenient truth about sin

Does a bunch of good make up for a little bit of bad? Would you eat very good brownies with just a little bit of poop in them? Why we need to #defundplannedparenthood.
There's poop in your brownies...but you've come to accept it.  Why we should #defundplannedparenthood even if they do some good.Imagine I’m pulling a freshly baked pan of brownies out of the oven.  The sweet, warm smell of cocoa and steam wafts through the kitchen.  I am proud of these brownies.  They are only made of the very best ingredients:  Organic, fresh ground wheat (of the ancient variety), pastured eggs and butter, fair-trade, organic cocoa, pure, non-gmo cane sugar, and just a pinch of fresh poop.

“Fresh poop?” you ask.

Why yes, it’s just a little…you won’t even notice. It makes up such a small part of the brownies that it’s really no big deal. After all, the rest of the ingredients are so pure and wonderful! 

Do you eat it?

My dad asked me this question when I was 13 and wanted to see a movie that had some inappropriate parts.  I was not amused at the time.  But there’s wisdom there.  

Does a lot of good make up for a little bit of bad?  Can we turn a blind eye to something bad, in the name of all the good it does? 

Ya’ll, there’s poop in our brownies and most people just don’t care.

What is the poop?  It’s sin. Ugly, nasty, gaping sin.

“But what is it doing in my brownies?” you ask.

Well I’m glad you asked.  I’m not really sure. I mean poop has always been around, but  somewhere along the way we just started to accept it, and now it’s just a regular part of the recipe.  When you offer it to friends and tell them what’s in it, you even get offended if they refuse to eat it.

“Psshhhh, what stuck-up foodies!  Everyone knows that poop is not bad for us, you’re an extremist if you are still refusing to eat poop. Besides, it’s such a small part of the recipe it really shouldn’t matter. Get a grip on it and join the 21st century. “

Some people won’t even acknowledge it’s poop and will go to extremes to justify its use.

“It’s not poop, it’s a by-product of simple digestion. We’re actually saving the world by eating it.  What a shame to leave all that poop to just rot in the sewer. In fact, if you don’t eat poop, then you must hate the world.”

It’s time to stop eating the brownies.  I know it’s hard when everyone else is doing it.  But you can make your own poopless brownies.  You may be ridiculed for it.  You may be called an extremist or even a hater of all brownie eaters.

But we need to call it like it is:

  • Truth is truth and sin is sin.
  • Abortion is murder. Murder is a sin.
  • There is love and forgiveness and mercy and grace for people who have had abortions and for people who have performed abortions. Jesus already paid the price for that sin (and all others), we just need to accept that free gift. This article is not in anyway meant to be a judgement towards you.  You are unconditionally loved by the mighty God of the universe.
  • Planned Parenthood does offer a lot of other services, but no amount of good can cover up the bad.
  • The same goes for us. That’s why we need God.  No matter how many good actions we do, they will never be enough to pay the price for our sins.
  • If Planned Parenthood was defunded, there is no perfect solution to meet the needs of the women who go there.  We live in a messy, poopy world.  Sometimes cleaning up poop makes a bigger mess before it gets clean. Sometimes there is no perfect solution, but in the name of truth we have to stand for what we know is right. We have to defend the helpless, the voiceless, and the innocent.
  • If you are a Christian, then it’s time to step up.  Let’s start reaching out to these mamas. And mamas who are considering abortion, reach out for help.  You don’t have to do this on your own.  Find a church family, call an adoption agency, go to and look at the resources they can offer.
  • If you are pregnant with a baby whom you already know won’t live for very long – then give that baby the dignity of birth.  Yes it hurts. Yes it’s excruciating on every level. But given the choice of dying in the arms of a mother or dying by being chopped into pieces, which would you choose? And contrary to popular belief, there are people who will adopt terminally ill babies.
  • Adoption is another beautiful and painfully selfless option.  Oh my heart beats for the day we get to adopt. You know why?  Because the Bible tells us that children are a REWARD and a GIFT from Him (Psalm 127:3).  It also calls us to look after the father-less (James 1:27).

Abortion isn’t the only proverbial poop in the brownie.  In fact, our culture has increasingly accepted sin as normal.  It’s glorified, legalized, and justified by the majority.  But as Christians we can’t just stand by quietly.  We have to be a voice for the voiceless.  We have to love the world with the heart of Christ.  (This means the mamas and their babies!)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9

Speak the truth, my friends. Even when the world screams you’re wrong.


I know there is no perfect solution.  Cancer research is important.  Access to proper healthcare is important. The lives of unborn children are important.  The lives of their mothers are important. Unfortunately Planned Parenthood is like the big gourmet buffet with only a few items that cause food poisoning.  Not worth the risk.  Not worth the investment.  We can do better.  So how about instead of arguing for or against Planned Parenthood in the comments we offer practical suggestions and/or resources for people who find themselves in a position for needing their services.

Grain-Free Eggplant Parmesan

Not a fan of eggplant?  This grain-free eggplant parmesan recipe will be sure to change your mind!This grain-free eggplant parmesan is crusted in an Italian-seasoned almond flour crust, and is baked to a tender perfection.  Try it today!

Ah the beginning days of marriage.

I remember standing in the grocery store with my husband that first year of marriage when we decided to be adventurous and buy an eggplant.  I went home and spent far too much time reading recipes and reviews to find the perfect eggplant recipe.  Who knows what I did with that eggplant, all I remember is that we both hated it, which pretty much sums up the whole culinary experience of our first year of marriage.

But then we became a real food family, and with that change I became more determined than ever to expand our palates.  I figured, any vegetable can taste good, you just have to figure out the best way to prepare it.  So I read about eggplant and experimented and discovered a couple of things:

  • Everyone says that the smaller the eggplant, the less bitter it is.  I have not found that to be true.  In our experience, the smaller ones have thicker skin and are just chewier in general.  We have found that we prefer the larger dark purple eggplants because they have a softer texture and the skin is thinner.
  • If you want tender eggplant, you have to sweat it.  Sweating eggplant is simply putting salt on the cut eggplant and letting it sit for a couple of hours to extract the liquid.  Then be sure to pat it dry before using it.

With those two tips, this grain-free eggplant parmesan recipe has quickly become one of our favorites! It’s crusted in an Italian-seasoned almond flour crust and topped with a savory sauce and bubbly mozzarella cheese.

This grain-free eggplant parmesan is crusted in an Italian-seasoned almond flour crust, and is baked to a tender perfection.  Try it today!

Grain-free Eggplant Parmesan

Grain-Free Eggplant Parmesan
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Think you don't like eggplant? Try this grain-free eggplant parmesan recipe and you might just change your mind.
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup parmesan
  • ¾ tsp unrefined sea salt (+ more for sweating the eggplant)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • mozzarella
  • Pre-made spaghetti or marinara sauce (make your own or look for the kind without added sugar and soybean/canola oil)
  • olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Slice the eggplant into thin slices about ¼ inch thick.
  3. Lay out on a baking sheet and salt both sides. Let sit for several hours.
  4. Pat the eggplant dry.
  5. Crack the eggs into a small flat dish and beat.
  6. Stir together almond flour and salt/dried spices and place in another flat dish.
  7. Dip each eggplant slice in egg, then in almond flour mixture, and place on baking sheet.
  8. When all the slices have been coated, sprinkle some olive oil over the top and bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes, flipping the slices halfway through.
  9. After the eggplant is cooked, remove from oven and put ½ cup of spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  10. Add the eggplant on top of the sauce.
  11. Spoon a little more sauce on top of the eggplant slices and top with a slice of mozzarella.
  12. Put back in the oven for 15 more minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and browning around the edges.

Do you enjoy eggplant?  What’s your favorite way to eat it?