Friday, December 6, 2013

Nursing mamas need cookies

We had the pleasure of visiting some friends, David and Amy and their 2 week old baby boy yesterday! They have a daughter that is about Lyra's age and they had a blast together. I brought them some yummy cookies and Dave asked for the recipe... since it was already all typed up I figured I'd share it here. This is a baby cakes recipe that I've altered, it's amazing, chewy, soft perfect texture, seriously.
I'll call these

Nursing Mama Cookies

1 & 1/2 cups Bob's redmill gluten free baking flour
1 cup oat flour ( we sometimes grind our own)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1/4 cup arrowroot powder
1 & 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup + 2 TBS melted coconut oil
6 TBS unsweetened applesauce
2 TBS vanilla extract.... I know it sounds like a lot, but trust me
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter

Basically just blend all the dry ingredients together and then add the wet ones using a wooden spoon or a rubber
Once it is nicely blended add the chocolate chips and the peanut butter, mix it on up and voila!

Bake at 325 degrees for about 14 minutes. You can rotate the pan half way through if your oven cooks more on one side. Let them cool before transfer, then eat em up!

Brian calls these healthy cookies.... he's maybe not that far off :)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Family Soup

Hello it's been a loooong time!
My family of two has multiplied and we are now 4. One 2 year old daughter and another almost 3 month old daughter. They are amazing! The last few days we have had I believe that it is my 2 year old, Lyra's first cold ever. I think she has been so healthy because we eat so well and feed her so well. She eats pretty much everything we eat and most often rather enjoys it! But having a cold makes mama want soup, so we have had two impromptu soups that turned out very well indeed. The first soup I made shall be dubbed......

Get Well Soon Soup.

2 carrots
2 stalks celery
1/2 large celeriac root
1 red onion
2 leaves kale
1 large clove garlic (minced)
1- 1.5 inch piece ginger ( minced)
1/2 jalapeno pepper de-seeded (or the whole thing if you like spice)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper

Chop all veggies. Heat olive oil in pan, medium heat. Saute onions, garlic, jalapeno and ginger in pan till nicely aromatic. Add the rest of the veggies, oregano, salt, pepper, and the can of tomatoes. Add enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Cook until the veggies are soft and puree in a blender. Not the prettiest color, but super tasty and nutritious! We grated some tasty cheese on top and viola! Lyra loved it and so did we.
Happy December :)

I'll share that second soup later.