Sunday, July 29, 2012

Trail Mix Cookies

Our usual Saturday plan is to take the dogs to the dog park and then go to the open air market.  Our favorite bread maker had something new this week, a delicious granola mixture with oats, coconut, wheat germ, nuts, and sunflower seeds.  I had to pick some up and sense we usually have smoothies for breakfast I needed to figure out what to do with this granola.  Then the trail mix cookie was born, and it is delicious!

• 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 2 cups your favorite granola mixture
• 1/2 cup nondairy butter
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 2 tbsp canola oil
• 3 tbsp egg replacer disolved in 4 tbsp of warm water (the equivalent of two eggs)
• 2 tsp vanilla
• 3/4 tsp baking soda
• 3/4 tsp baking powder
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
• 1/2 tsp salt
Heat oven to 350.  Comine the sugars, butter, oil and vanilla set aside.  Next combine the flour baking soda, baking powder cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together.  Mix the wet ingredients with the dry well then add the egg replacer.  Add the granola mixture and rasins, combine but do not over mix.
Here is the mixture ready to go

Place a tablespoon at a time on your cookie sheet and cook for 12 to 14 minutes.

on the cookie sheet!

they won't last long.

yum and done!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


This is a pretty simple recipe.  It can be modified to make it more spicy, as the recipe stands it is a mild flavorful salsa.  Perfect for the hot weather!  The salsa is best when it has set and the flavors have mingled, after made let rest for at least two hours, over night if you can wait!
• 8 medium Roma tomatoes, diced
• 2 scallions, diced in different small sizes
• 1 medium shallot, diced fine
• 1 lime juiced
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/2 jalapeno diced (optional)
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• 1/4 tsp salt
Toss all the veggies together then add the lime juice mix well.  Then add the salt pepper and cayenne.  Mix well and taste, add more of each if needed.  Let chill for at least two hours. Then enjoy!

Yum and done!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quinoa Salad

This is a delicious summer salad the vegetables I use can be modified to fit any tastes.  This salad is inspired by a salad in the deli section of Whole Foods, their quinoa salad uses a sesame based dressing and they use different veggies.  But that delicious little number is where the idea of mine came from.
• 2 cups dry quinoa (this will be prepared via package directions and cooled)
• 1 cup lightly steamed kale chopped
• 2 cups cabbage chopped
• 1 cup scallions diced
• 1 mango diced
• 1/2 to 2/3 cup Annie's Green Garlic Dressing
• pepper to taste
Prepare quinoa, drain well and cool at least one hour.  Prep your other ingredients.

Ready to go!

Place quinoa in large mixing bowl and add the mango and vegetables, mix them well before you add the dressing 

Quinoa ready to be mixed

After all the ingredients are mixed well slowly add the dressing.  I add it in about thirds mix then add the next third.  Let rest for at least a half hour before serving, this will allow the flavors to mingle! 

Yum and done!