Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Zen Found in a Cookie

Can zen be found in a cookie? After tasting these delightful Ginger-Cinnamon cookies from a recipe posted over at the Tao Bums, I say (with an enthusiastic YES!) zen can most definitely be found in a cookie. These delicious and very quick and easy to bake cookies, posted by Karen from guideforselfhealing.com, are free from both grains and refined sugar. For those of us who are attempting to maintain an anti-fungal diet, these cookies provide another snack food option, in addition to the raw almonds, walnuts, berries, green apples, and grapefruit. Sometimes finding that perfect moment of bliss is as simple as eating a cookie.

(recipe posted with permission from Karen)

4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp salt (I used a little less than 1/8 tsp.)
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 cups almond flour (I used 1 3/4 c. + 1/4 c. soy flour)
1/2 cup grated coconut (optional) (I did not use coconut)

Preheat oven to 300F.Place butter in mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients, stirring flour in last. Form dough into 1-inch diameter balls and place on a buttered cookie sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until done. Watch that they don't burn around the edges. You can adjust the spices to taste, or add others like nutmeg, cloves, etc.

(I also added extra nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon, to taste.)

Until we meet again,

Friday, October 5, 2007


Yes, yes, I realize that I haven't posted any new recipes in a very, very long time. And yes, I know I promised to do some new entries to coincide with my new healthier lifestyle, but...life happens (I've moved twice this year and have a new job, but I will eventually get back to the recipe posting soon). Despite my lack of blogosphere activity, I have managed to maintain the new healthier lifestyle, with only a couple of falling down and eating junk moments, which immediately resulted in an even more intense appreciation of healthier cooking, baking, and eating. Avoiding refined sugars, grains, inorganic and processed foods has simply changed my life--for the best! I'm much, much leaner and my overall health (physically and mentally) is better than it was ten years ago. I personally recommend that everyone strive for a healthier diet, sans refined sugars, chemicals, and mycotoxins.

With all of that said, my newest healthy foodie obsession: LARABARSLaraBars come in a multitude of yummy, tummy flavors with happy, colorful packaging and they are simply wonderful. These bars are made from pure, raw food and are truly delicious!!!

Lara's right, you will be humming happily while eating LaraBars!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Knowing the Causes...

Despite my prolonged absence from the blogosphere, my love for the kitchen has not ceased. However, since I last posted, my dietary lifestyle has been dramatically impacted by Doug Kaufmann. While Doug has been around for years preaching the gospel of good nutrition and warning society of the dangers of toxins in our food and drink, thanks to modern technology, I've recently rediscovered his teachings.
I've also found myself revisiting my former days of frequenting natural healthfoods stores and attempting to be more environmentally responsible on the whole. I'm attempting to live a simpler, greener personal existence. While I'm not going to pretend that I have completely transformed into a eco-activist, I am simply changing some wasteful habits, buying organic--foods, personal, and household--and making more of an effort to, 'reduce, reuse, and recycle.' This simpler lifestyle complements my attempts to live healthier without the toxins.
My apologies to former fans, but no more will I post recipes laden with refined sugars, chemicals, starches, and yeasts. The Suburban Apron Company is detoxing; future posts will be dedicated to non-toxic treats and healthier living.
Knowing the cause of so many ills, I will strive to remedy them, one meal and dietary supplement at a time. Thanks, Doug!

Until we meet again,