Saturday, December 25, 2010


we had a very mellow christmas this year...we drank wine, watched movies, built a gingerbread house. it was pretty awesome, but then aya squashed it
poor little penguins:(

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


i started baking when i was about four with my mom, i loved it because i got to lick the spoons along the way & the bowl at the end...& i still love cookie dough! sometimes i have it for dinner. that's how much i love it. over the years i have been a total health "freak" on & off depending on how disciplined i'm feeling, so my recipes have been altered over the years. here is one of my favourite cookie recipes i have written:  

~gluten free vegan cookies

~1 cup peanut butter (crunchy)
~1&2/3 cups honey
~1 egg (beaten) or flax mix (refer to below)
~1&1/2 teaspoons vanilla
~1/3 cup soy butter (earth balance is good)
~1&1/3 cups flour (spelt or brown rice (or mix them together))
~1/2 teaspoon salt
~1/2 baking soda
~1 cup unsweetened carob chips or sweetened with agave syrup 

now i know i said egg in the recipe but when you think of what those eggs have been through (for the most part) eggs are kind of gross. so here's a little secret: you can replace egg with flax! just mix 1 tablespoon of ground golden flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water, beat it like you would an egg and in baking thats the equivalent to 1 egg but way healthier! 
i also sometimes replace the 1 cup carob chips with 1 cup of chopped up toblerone. i'm not going to lie, they taste way better when you do it like that, how could they not?!

~preheat the oven to 350 f
~mix the peanut butter, honey, & butter together
~stir in the egg (or flax mix) & vanilla
~mix the flour, salt & baking soda together & stir into the      peanut butter mix
~oil the cookie sheets & roll your cookies into balls
~squish them onto the baking sheet
~bake for 10~12 minutes (keep a close eye on them, honey burns  quite easily)

be careful, they are highly addictive!!


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