Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dark Chocolate Cookies Sweetened BY CARROTS!!!

I like to play with food when Maximus takes long naps. This afternoon I made dark chocolate cookies but I wanted to mess around with sweeteners. I don't know how carrots popped into my head, but I pureed a bunch in my processor and strained them. Here's what I did:
  • heaping cup of quinoa flour mixed with whole wheat (maybe half and half- heavier on the quinoa)
  • dark chocolate cocoa- I never measure, I'm sorry, but maybe a heavy 1/4 cup?
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • bit of salt
Just like any old cookie recipe- mix those in a separate bowl.
  • 1 stick Earth Balance (vegan butter stuff) softened
  • molasses- I dunked a spoon in twice
  • carrot juice and pulp
  • 1 second pour vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
In two or three portions, combine the dry with the wet ingredients. Then add some dark chocolate and white chocolate chips (I know, horrible for you- I used them sparingly) Bake at 350 until they're done. Makes 12.

I stood by the oven until they were done expecting them to totally suck. But guess what? They didn't suck at all! I even did a little "happy dance" whilst chewing my cookie! Cha-ching!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I've decided pumping my kid full of wheat grass, garlic and blue green algae once a week is good parenting. Maximus loves this stuff:

Dude, I get all excited when I realize what Maximus is ingesting: apples, mangos, pineapples, bananas, kiwis, SPIRULINA, BROCCOLI, SPINACH, BARLEY GRASS, PARSLEY, GINGER ROOT, BLUE GREEN ALGAE, ODORLESS GARLIC. Yes! Yes! Yes! Cheers!

Friday, July 2, 2010

How We Eat Tuna Salad

I just realized I posted a similar recipe a few weeks ago...sorry.

I don't like mayonnaise on too many things- especially tuna. Yuck. Jesse has a disgusting love for Miracle Whip and I won't even touch that stuff. And all the crap that's in mayo and Miracle Whip makes my skin crawl. So when we eat albacore tuna, we mix it with extra virgin olive oil, sundried tomatoes, sea salt & pepper, olives and avocados. The taste is loads better and so are the good fats. Have a nice day.