Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nutritarian Cookies Anyone?



This is a temporary post and will be edited to include more photos and some rambling I just know you will be in tears without...but for the sake of my friends back home wanting to try this out here it is! This is a recipe I made as an experiment one day and found edible, hehe. It is a good way to use up the extra almond pulp from making almond milk! I liked the fruit version better than the raisin version but for the sake of experimenting here are both variations:

Jemoiselle's Nutritarian Almond Cookies (Variations for fruit based or "Spiced Oatmeal Raisin")

1/2c. Oat Flour
1/2c. Almond Pulp (make almond milk and save the meat for these cookies)
1/4c. Almond Milk  (opt Vanilla Bean Infused Almond Milk, scrape seeds into milk 24hrs ahead)
1/4c fresh or frozen fruit, or raisins
1 tsp. nutritarian vanilla (Store bought has corn syrup, bleck!)
1-2 Tbsp date paste/puree
Optional of any or all: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg to taste

Stir together ingredients in medium sized bowl and taste to see if it needs anything else. Cinnamon is fun,
so are "pumpkin pie-esque spices" with raisins, go wild, you could use pumpkin puree or chunks for soft pumpkin cookies, who knows! When I make these into "Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies" I use twice as much almond milk to get the dough a preferable texture.








Scoop with a tiny melon baller (1oz/2oz) onto a parchment lined baking sheet close together (they don't spread) and bake at 350 F for 15 to 20 minutes. I have tried making them flat, but they seem best to me in little balls.  They would also be fun with a macadamia nut or something pressed into the top perhaps? Oh the possibilities!


NOW SIT ON THE OVEN FLOOR LIKE A DORK AND STARE AT SAID COOKIES AND DROOL AS THEY BAKE, TAKING PHOTOS!

PS Almond Milk: 1/3c Blanched Almonds to 2c. Milk, Vitamix or puree, strain in nut milk bag, enjoy. Save almond pulp (left over after squeezing out milk) for these cookies.

Future post? Hmmm...

5 comments:

  1. I am SO, SO happy you started a blog! I was completely inspired by your story on Dr. Fuhrman's blog when your story was first posted, and it hit me the other day (after going back to eating meat thinking I felt better, but then going back full blown on SAD) that I need to give Fuhrman 100 percent. So I went back checking out his blog and your story, and I found your link on his page! I totally love, LOVE your blog, and I identify so much with you. Today is officially my second day of nutritarian, and I feel like my mind really is making that Eat to Live, not for Comfort shift.

    Thank you for your story and for writing. I so look forward to more posts. You are so beautiful and seem like a truly genuine, nice person. :) -Charlene

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  2. Hi Charlene! Oh my gosh your comment totally made my night <3 Thank you for your words! We have all stumbled, but eventually armed with knowledge from Dr. Fuhrman and the real life experience of eating something SAD and suddenly recognizing how terrible we feel, confirming all that knowledge...well, you'll find your way! For me, the way was paved with 100% compliance/abtaining from any and all SAD food. I don't miss my old way of life! Your body will undergo many changes, and trust me, you won't want those old foods if you give yourself a chance but as you said, you have to give it 100%. I truly believe it! Thank you so much for commenting and for being patient while I figured out there was a comment waiting! Ha! I hope I hear from you soon, stay in touch! This blog is so neglected! I promise to do better in the future! ;) Yours, Jemoiselle

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  3. How exactly do you make your almond milk?

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  4. How exactly do you make your almond milk?

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    1. Hi! Great question! I tend to me rather relaxed in the kitchen, and often just throw things together until they look right. For almond milk, try blending 1c raw almonds with 3-6c filtered water until liquified and your desired consistency. Then, if desired add vanilla beans or extract and strain through a nut milk bag. Refrigerate, and use within a few days. It doesn’t last long when it’s homemade, which should tell you something about the store bought kind!

      You’ll never go back to buying it again! :)

      Have a great Monday! Thanks for the comment!@
      Jemoiselle

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