#GlutenFree Flounder

Flounder (with gluten free batter, corn meal, onion, garlic, and endive) with sautéed pears over roasted radishes (the roasting makes them sweet).

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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#GlutenFree Flounder — 2 Comments

  1. Emily,

    My teenage son came to me a week ago and told me that his friend is being abused by her father. Of course I had to report it. My son is now urging me and my husband to become foster parents so that we can take in this girl and her two younger sisters. I don’t know if that will happen, but I do feel we should at least explore the possibility of becoming certified as foster parents. My husband and I have often talked about foster parenting, but it never seemed like the right time in the past. I’m not sure if it’s the right time now either. Your story about getting a deaf child also really resonated with me, because I have always wanted to be a foster parent to a deaf child/children. As a sign language interpreter for more than 30 years, I’ve always felt it was something I wanted to do. Interestingly, my husband started taking a community sign language class a few weeks ago, before all this started. Do you have any advice for me on foster parenting?

    • Fostering a same age child of the opposite gender is usually not a good idea if they are already friends. It will bring up a lot of safety and supervision issues, and if you decide to help sexually abused children, I would definitely recommend additional training because that gets real tricky real fast. You can always talk to a worker or do the training and feel it out before committing to that child or any other child. But if you do want to foster, it takes a long time to get certified so it’s better to get your training started so you are ready when it’s time. Read blogs, research online, and talk to other foster parents, for sure!