To nourish your mind as well as your body

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Almond Sesame Bites

These cookies (vegan and gluten free) have been approved by my roommate as her favorite cookies I've made yet. They are soft, subtly sweet, well-textured, and delicious. Try them with chocolate chips or dried fruit for a little extra sweetness.

Almond Sesame Bites

2.5 cups blanched almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour
4 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tbsp almond extract
optional additions: 1/2 cup chocolate chips, vegan chocolate chips, dried fruit

Mix the first six ingredients together. Add the liquid ingredients. Mix well. Scoop 1 tbsp drops onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for ten minutes. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ginger Zaps

In an attempt to give folks a taste of that decadent ginger cookie recipe I made before - but one that's more in line with the sorts of offerings I like to make here. This one is simple, easy to bake, gluten-free, and dairy-free. If you're curious, do a taste test. See the real difference between butter in baking and not. :)

Ginger Zaps

2.5 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp celtic sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup plain applesauce
1/4 cup grapeseed oil
3 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp white pepper
20 g crystallized ginger, minced (optional for a little more kick)

Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Mix well. Fold in crystallized ginger.
Set oven to 350 F.
Drop 1 tbsp dollops of dough onto a parchment-paper covered cookie sheet, leaving about an inch between them.
Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned.
Allow to cool for about 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Go on. :) Have a peace!