Are you looking for some weekend updates? Find them below:
- Recap of Food Festival
- Thoughts on True Friendship
- I also got the next principle in the Intuitive Eating series up over the weekend. Check it out!
Since I know I like to take the time to skim through things I missed over the weekend (and I secretly hope you do too), I will leave you with an easy reading post this morning. A recipe adapted from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. Enjoy!
White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies (adapted from Deceptively Delicious’ Chocolate Chip Cookies)
- 1c firmly packed light brown sugar
- 3/4c soft butter or margarine spread (I used Brummel & Brown with Yogurt)
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 15oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 12 oz white chocolate chips
- 3/4c macadamia nuts
- 2 cups flour (I used a mix of all purpose and whole wheat pastry flours)
- 1/2 c old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and coat baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugar and margarine together with a large spoon until smooth.
3. Beat in the two egg whites.
4. Use a food chopper to chop/grind the chickpeas until even consistency. Add the chickpeas, white chocolate chips, and nuts to the sugar/margarine combination and mix well.
5. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt and mix until a thick dough forms.
6. Drop the dough by the spoonful on the baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Be sure they are spread evenly about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes until a golden brown.
7. Cool and then either eat or store in an airtight container.
How were they? GREAT! When they first came out of the oven they were gooey and delicious. I’m actually sad that suddenly the next day they grossed me out and I couldn’t stomach them. That’s no fault of their own. Purely the joys of pregnancy and sudden food aversions. Peter is still eating them up though and I have to find another sweet treat for the week.
- What is the best “healthified” dessert you have ever made?
- White chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate? Bring me any and I will eat it!