Tom Cruise House, The Pier & Hill Street Cafe - Oceanside, CA
I gave birth to you but you came with no instructions. All I knew was that I loved you long before I saw you…
I know I made some mistakes and for that I am sorry, but I was doing the best I could do with what I knew, everything I did for you, I did from Love. You are my child, my life, my dreams for tomorrow. I will always LOVE you and there is nothing that could destroy my love for you…
For my second attempt at baking with WEDO Banana Flour I decided to experiment with a cookie recipe. This time I was sure to follow the rule of using half the amount of flour normally used. As I mixed up the cookie dough using the banana flour it began to resemble previous cookie doughs I had made using almond or coconut flour, which I took as a good sign. I formed it into individual cookies, popped it in the oven and crossed my fingers. By JP’s standards the cookies were a total success! By “JP standards” I mean he ate 5 cookies right out of the oven! Cookie Monster!
Chocolate Chip N’ Mac Nut Cookies
Yields 14-18 Cookies
1 1/4 C WEDO banana flour
2 TBSP coconut flour
2/3 C unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp baking soda, available from Bobs Red Mill
1 TBSP vanilla extract or 1/2 TBSP vanilla bean powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 C coconut oil (melted)
1/4 C coconut nectar
3 whisked eggs (include yolks), I’ve been getting ethically raised eggs from the farmers market lately but you can always pick up ones from Vital Farms
2/3 C macadamia nuts
2/3 C chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lay silpat mats on baking sheets and set aside.
Mix dry ingredients together (banana flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut, baking soda, *vanilla bean powder, sea salt)
Mix wet ingredients together (coconut oil, honey, and eggs, *vanilla extract)
Pour wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix well.
Fold in macadamia nuts and chocolate chips to mixture.
Grab 2 tablespoons worth of mixture and turn mixture into a ball. Place on baking sheet and flatten the ball mixture with your hand (to create a cookie shape).
Once mixture is all gone and cookies are ready to be baked, place baking sheets in the oven for about 18-20 minutes [Check at around minute 16 to make sure bottom of cookies are not burning]
Let cool and enjoy! So yummy!
For the one who has lost a Mother,
For the one who has lost a child,
For the one who longs to be a Mom
You are not forgotten this Mother’s Day
You are in our prayers and we love you.
K-LOVE Morning Show
This is the perfect dressing for spring; light, fresh, sweet and refreshing! It’s a cinch to make in your vitamix and will keep in the fridge in a sealed glass container for 4 - 5 days. Sick of having it on salads? Add some coconut aminos and use it for a sushi dip or to marinate mushrooms. Enjoy!
Citrus Ginger Dressing
4 - 6 servings Yields 1 C
1-2 oranges, juiced, 1/2 C
1 lemon juiced, 2 TBSP
2 limes, 1/4 C
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tsp ginger,grated
2 dates, pitted
3/4 tsp nutmeg
- Place all ingredients into the Vita-Mix container(or blender) in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10. Blend for 30 -45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
- Great dressing for a mixed cabbage salad or to top greens.
Gardening 101: How to Grow your Own Food - Solana Center, Encinitas, CA
Diane demonstrates how to build your own compost pile!
Of course my girl would find a Diane to teach her what I teach everyone else :-)
I am overjoyed that my children are gardening now!!!
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