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November 11, 2013

Date Cookies

medina loved these.  I found them easy to make and they were pretty tasty.

Date Cookies
1 3/4 c almond flour (used the stuff from Trader Joe's...nothing fancy)
1/4 c big bore sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 T water
3 T oil
1 T vanilla
1/3 c chopped dates (used the cheap ones from Winco bulk bin)
1/3 c chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  Then, add the wet ingredients and stir until everything is completely combined. Then mix in the dates and nuts.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil and scoop balls of dough (should make 18) onto the sheet. Press the dough down to ½- inch thick circles. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly firm. Let cool before serving.

(Adapted from this recipe.)

September 16, 2013

July 28, 2013

Baba Ganoush-ish :)

I guess I can never quite make a recipe like it says...mostly 'cause I want to use up stuff.  So, I made this tonight and it is amazing!!!  Tasted wonderful on tortilla chips and I think it will taste as good or better tomorrow after it has had a chance to chill.

Baba Ganoush-ish

2 skinny Asian eggplants or 1 medium globe eggplant
2-4 cloves fresh garlic (4 is a lot, I smell like garlic, just sayin')
3 T lemon juice
3 T tahini
handful fresh dill
salt to taste

Roast the eggplant on a pan with parchment paper under the broiler for about 20 minutes.  Turning a couple of times.

Let eggplant cool.  Once cool put all ingredients in your Vitamix, food processor, or blender and blend the hell out of it!  Enjoy!!!!

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