Gettin’ foodie with it ~

 

Just thought I’d share:

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil ~


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup coconut oil, at room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar (I used raw sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 Pkg of your favorite baking chips (10 oz)
You can toss in 5 to 8 oz. nuts or any of your fave cookie stuffs if you wish

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

BEAT coconut oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until light brown, about 3 or 4 mins. (I know this sounds like a long time, but just think of it as cookie foreplay ;) Seriously, the longer you beat it the stiffer it becomes.)

Gently fold in (by hand) flour mixture. Stir in morsels (& what have you.)

Refrigerate dough (10 – 15 mins, or pre-make the dough and use next day)

BAKE for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft. (My oven needed a full 15 mins for some reason.) Cool on baking sheets for about 2 minutes.

I would say that these are just a bit more healthier than your average cookies, they don’t seem greasy at all – but you will see grease spots if you sit them on paper towels for a while.

I tried to go with as many organic ingredients as I could, but that’s just me.

 

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Chicken Salad with a Greek twist ~

 

OK, so you know that yogurt-based dipping sauce with the dill they serve at Greek restaurants, Tzatziki?

I made chicken salad with it!! :o

Combine in a bowl:
2 sm cans white meat chicken (packed in water), drained
3 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds (shelled, of course!)
1/2 Asian Pear with skin, diced
3 heaping table spoons Tzatziki

Serve cold in pita pockets.

Unbelievably yummy.

 

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Healthy Hummus Dip! :)

 

1/2 avocado

 

Mash in two tablespoons of hummus – you can use any flavor or even mix two different ones. I’ve been using garlic and zesty lemon!

 

Then I use those baby carrots instead of chips.

 

Total YUM!

 

Don’t let the ‘fat’ content in avocados put you off – it’s the ‘good’ kind of fat – plant-based – and SO good for your skin!!

 

I guess I’m becoming more and more of a ‘Foodie.’ My Historical Romance Novel, ‘Whisked Away‘ is considered ‘food porn.’ When I wrote it, I probably gained about 10 pounds. LOL