Source: Food Combining for Health
Date tried: May 27, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 10 minutes (or time to skin the almonds)
This is a nice and easily made cheese ball. One addition I would make to the instructions is to grind the toasted sesame seeds so they don’t catch in your teeth and are easier to digest.
1½ cups almonds
1½ cups cream cheese
A little crushed garlic (optional)
Toasted sesame seeds
Skin the almonds by dipping them into hot water to loosen the skins.
Chop the almonds and mix them into the cream cheese.
Add the garlic (optional)
Shape the mixture into small balls and roll in the toasted sesame seeds.
Variation: use finely grated cheddar cheese in place of the cream cheese. Add a little cream to bind the mixture.
Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: Feb. 8. 2015
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Time needed: 20-25 minutes
It takes almost more time to assemble the ingredients for this classic recipe than it does to mix and bake the cookies. After all, it does really seem to contain “everything but the kitchen sink”. This version is a real, yet healthy indulgence.
Kitchen Sink Cookies
Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: March 3, 2014
Yield: 12-24 cookies
Time needed: 20 minutes
For a dessert challenged baker like myself, no-bake cookies are a no-brainer. And macaroons are one of my favorites. These are very good, but heavy on the cocoa and oatmeal. I would like to find a recipe that lets the coconut shine through.
The recipe calls for setting the cookies on wax paper, a commodity I seldom have in the house. I was about to add that to the shopping list when it occurred to me I could probably use the banana leaves that have been sitting in my freezer. Sure enough, once thawed out and softened with coconut oil they worked just fine.
The recipe says 12 to 24 cookies depending on whether you use a tablespoon or teaspoon to spoon them out, but I got nearly 4 dozen using a tablespoon.
3 cups quick oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup butter
½ cup milk
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a bowl, mix together the oats, coconut, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
Place a piece of wax paper, about 2 feet long, on your kitchen counter to set the cookies on.
Melt butter in a medium size pot.
Stir in the milk.
Stir in the sugar and bring this mixture to a boil.
Let boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients, stirring until all are incorporated.
Scoop mixture onto the wax paper, making macaroons any size you like.
Scoop with a tablespoon and mixture will give approximately 12 cookies.
Scoop with a teaspoon and mixture will give approximately 24 cookies.
Source: May All Be Fed:Diet for a New World
Date tried: November 14, 2012
Yield: 3 dozen
Time needed: 20-30 minutes
I am not a fan of desserts, so it takes something really special to get my seal of approval. This is a nice oatmeal-currant cookie and good everyday lunch box fare. It is said to be “the most popular cookie at the Honey Rose Baking Company in Encinitas California”. So, for cookie lovers, it is definitely worth a try.
Carrot Currant Cookies
Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: May 13, 2013
Yield: 2-3 cups
Time needed: 10 minutes.
Today I gave myself a double-blueberry treat; blueberry fruit topping on Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes.
Blueberry topping for Blueberry Pancakes
Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Made: December 16, 2013
Yield: 1 pie crust
Time to make: 15 minutes
A well-deserved name. This is the easiest pie crust ever. Now I am going to fill it with The Thinking Person’s Cheesecake.
Easy Pat-in Dessert Pie Crust
2 cups granola
¼ cup orange or other fruit juice
Heat oven to 350oF.
In a blender process the granola to a coarse powder.
Transfer to a bowl and add the juice.
Mix thoroughly and pack into a 9” pie shell.
Bake for 10 minutes before filling.