This is a basic cookie recipe. You can add 1/2 cup of any of the following if you want to: chocolate chips, raisins, shredded coconut, cranberries, pecans, or walnuts.
PREP: 15 min COOK: 10 min @ 350° F (175° C) COOKIE SHEET, PARCHMENT PAPER MAKES 12 COOKIES
CHIA, 1 Tbsp soaked in 3 Tbsp water for at least 30 minutes ROLLED OATS, 1 c BROWN SUGAR, 1/2 c FLOUR, 1/3 c BAKING SODA, 1/2 tsp BAKING POWDER, 1/4 tsp SALT, 1/4 tsp GROUND CINNAMON, 1/2 tsp COCONUT OIL, 1.5 Tbsp RIPE BANANA, 1 small
1. Soak CHIA for at least minutes
2. Preheat oven to 350° F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
3. Combine OATS, BROWN SUGAR, FLOUR, BAKING SODA, BAKING POWDER, SALT, AND CINNAMON
4. Stir in CHIA MIXTURE, BANANA and COCONUT OIL until dough is evenly mixed
A recipe for fruit salad serves as inspiration more than strict guidance. You can add or omit ingredients, and it will be delicious. Fruit salad is full of nutrients, and it is good most anytime of the day or night! It is quick and easy, but if you have the time and the artistic inclination, you can create elaborate fruit arrangements for special occasions.
PREP 30 min COOK 0 min bowl, cutting board, knife SERVES 4
banana, 1 ripe pineapple, diced, 1/2 lb blueberries, 6 oz blackberries, 3 oz strawberries, sliced, 1/2 lb mandarin oranges, peeled and sliced, 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced, 2
HONEY, 1/4 c LIME JUICE, 1 Tbsp LIME ZEST, 2 tsp
Combine all the fruit in a bowl and mix lightly
Whisk together 1/4 c HONEY, 1 T LIME JUICE, 2 t LIME ZEST. Pour over the fruit just before serving
A banana (español: plátano) is an edible fruit–botanically a berry–produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, distinguishing them from dessert bananas. The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Among the claims for bananas are that they are high in fiber and antioxidants and relatively low in calories; they moderate blood sugar levels and improve digestive and kidney health. Bananas are good as they are–just peel and eat. They are a delicious addition to a smoothie, and very ripe bananas make exquisite banana bread. Cooking bananas, known as plantains, can be fried, baked, or sliced and added to a stew. In southern Mexico, tamales are wrapped in banana leaves instead of corn husks.
Nutrition Facts: 1 medium banana (118 g)
calories 105 carbohydrates 24 g copper 10% DV fat 0.4 g fiber 3.1 g magnesium 8% DV manganese 14% DV potassium 9% DV protein 1.3 g vitamin B6 33% DV vitamin C 11% DV
When I switched to plant-based living after a lifetime of meals planned around a main course of meat, I immediately felt positive effects and found it surprisingly easy, even fun, to change my habits and explore new ways of enjoying food. Fruit and Stuff is a collection of some of the many things I have learned since I started the journey.
Even if you are not ready to give up meat, you will benefit from adding more plant foods to your daily meals. I hope you’ll find something useful here.
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