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Today’s Dairy Free/Gluten Free Recipe: Tea and Cookies

August 21st, 2012 | Tags: • , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise.

I live and breathe God;
if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:

Join me in spreading the news;
together let’s get the word out.

God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.

Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.

When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot.

God’s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.

— Psalm 34:1-8, The Message

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Delicious Dairy Free, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Combine these dry ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl:

2 1/2 c. *blanched* almond meal flour (Honeyville brand is especially good–available online direct from the company or through amazon.com)

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Combine all the liquid ingredients in a bowl:

1/2 c. grapeseed oil

1/2 c. agave nectar

1 Tb. pure vanilla extract

- Stir liquid mixture into dry mixture with a spoon.

- Blend thoroughly into this mixture:

1 c. coarsely chopped dark chocolate (I use 365 brand Dark Chocolate Mini Chunks available at Whole Foods Market)

- Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate dough for about 20-30 minutes.

- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two cookie sheets with silicone baking sheets or parchment paper.

- Using 1 heaping tablespoon for each cookie, place the dough onto the sheets two inches apart.

- Press down each cookie with the palm of your hand to flatten.

- Bake for 7-10 minutes — cookies should be lightly golden.

- Allow cookies to cool for 20-30 minutes on baking sheets.

- Serve with your favorite tea.

(adapted from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam)



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Enjoying Much

May 1st, 2012 | Tags: • , , , , ,

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It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. 

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon