First the Cookie…..
Going along with the Flour Free theme of this past weekend, I made some chocolate chip cookies with no refined flour OR refined sugar. These are by far my favorite homemade cookies. They are crispy, but still melt in your mouth and to quote my friend Rob (I overheard him say this the day after) – “They were so good that I made a cookie sandwich, where I took one cookie and smothered it with two other cookies and ate all three at once”
Now the Contest….
Robyn O’Brien is considered the Erin Brockovich of the food industry – she one of my heroes. Check out this TED presentation where she explains how she became aware of how chemicals in food affects us and learn information she has uncovered about the food industry. It is startling to say the least.
Robyn read the blog about my Dad where I suggested her best seller ”The Unhealthy Truth” as a good resource to educate your family about food. Robyn immediately got in touch with me and offered to send me a copy of the book gratis and give it away to my readers. How cool is that, right?
What’s the catch? The only thing you need to do is go to my Facebook Fan Page “Like It” and then post a question on my wall you would like to know about me, exercise, travel, food chemical concern or any other random healthy lifestyle question.
I’ll add your questions to the list of FAQs I am compiling and post it on my site to share with everyone. I will randomly draw a name from the questions submitted by the end of July and send the book out to the winner. Good luck to everyone!
(For those of you who don’t have a Facebook account or wish to remain anonymous, you can email me or post your question in the comment section below)
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1 egg beaten
- ½ cup date sugar
- 2 tsp unsulphured molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 ounces of grain sweetened chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line large baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mix sugar, molasses, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl
- Add almond butter, and stir to combine well
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Scoop 1 tbsp size balls onto parchment lined baking sheet
- Cook for about 12-15 mins (longer if you like crispy cookies)
- Place cookies on a cooling rack and cool for 5 mins