Saturday, 14 May 2011

gods be damned - it's a healthy cookie

There is nothing more ungodly than healthy cookies.
If you'd like to make a human sacrifice (of your arteries) to the gods of sugar and fat, I suggest you investigate the Compost Cookie at Momofuku.

Sweet bearded baby Jesus, those look divine.

The recipe I'm about to divulge is actually not so terribly unhealthy,  tastes better than most granola eatin', patchouli stink, Birkenstock wearing hippie food, and has the food of the Roman god baked directly into it, sweet honey-esque dates.

Putting the fear of the gods
                    into your cookies
Power cookies as they are more commonly known

  • 1 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • 2 TBSP flax seeds 
  • 1/3 cup sugar ...adjust if you like it more or less sweet. 
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt 
  •  3/4 cups dark chocolate chips 
  • 1/2 cups or more of DATES - don't even bother with raisins ... seriously you will regret that till the day you met your maker.
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 2 TBSP molasses 
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup milk or milk like product, soya, almond, coconut's utterly up to you (phft)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. In another bowl, combine wet ingredients and add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

Drop dough by large tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Gently flatten cookies. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. I like these cookies mid morning, they seem to get you through the day when you need a pick me up. 
Eat a cookie than go for a jog? Unadvisable, these cookies are business time, eat & rest in that order.  Be sure to wait an hour before excercise, operating heavy machinery, or firing your side arm. 

Eat and be merry.

a sin of the flesh

Nature forgive me, for I have sinned.
It's been a decade since my last confessional and frankly, back then, I was praying to a false god, Santa Claus.
ME: Santa, I promise to be good if you just get me a cabbage patch doll...?

It's the flesh, it's too tempting. I ate of the flesh and I'll eat it again, looks like it's vegetarian hell for me. If you want to join me there here's the best way to do it.

Glorious Sockeye Salmon. Bake salmon with fresh herbs, lemons, salt and pepper.

Fresh salad of baby pea shoots...OMG I'm eating babies too smother those babies with great olive oil, vinegar - try apple cider or raspberry and some more herbs. More herbs lemons and green onions on top

Drink with beer.
But why not wine?
Cause I said so.
If your feeling generous to yourself and your dinning companions try this beer, Chateau Jiahu, it's name alone would make anyone feel like a certified sommelier but its the complex intermingling of fruit, honey, yeast and floral bouquet with make you forget your sins of the flesh (link here).

Piece (of cake) be with you

a brave new world

Welcome to the first church of of the non denominational believers, that god is dead, veggies are alive, work is for chumps and smiles are not just for dogs.

I'll prostilize to the faithful of the glory that is all of ours, good soil makes good food, good food make good meals, good meals make good memories and good memories make for better lives.
This is the word of the believers
and the word is good.

Join me brothers and sisters in spreading the good word.
Piece (of cake) be with you.