Friday, May 20, 2011

Flourless, Eggless, Sugarless, Delicous!

This recipe is slightly modified based on . I was very skeptical of this recipe. How can these cookies not have sugar in them and still taste good? For those of you who don't know, I take a lot of pride in feeding my family all natural foods including very limited sweets. I must confess, despite being a "health nut" , I have an incredible sweet tooth! Needless to say, I had to give these cookies a try. The end result is outstanding. The coconut brings a great texture that compliments the heartiness of the oats while the chocolate chips add the perfect amount of sweetness.

Here is the recipe below:

3 large, ripe bananas, well mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil, barely warm - so it isn't solid (or alternately, olive oil)
2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup almond meal
1/3 cup coconut, finely shredded & unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 - 7 ounces chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar chopped

Marveling Her Beauty

How can I not marvel in my daughter's beauty? She is beautiful! I get told by so many people how beautiful she is, and of course it makes me proud and happy to hear those comments and yet I also think to myself, "you don't even know her. You don't know how beautiful she is." I pray that Sophia does not grow up in a world that praises her for her outer beauty. I pray that she is praised for her kindness and her goodness. As her mother, I will always marvel in her beauty because she is especially beautiful to me. I felt her before any other human did. It was me that her little legs kicked and it was me who felt her hiccups before she came into this world. Each and everyday she lights me up, and that is something to marvel about.