Tuesday, August 8, 2017

2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

This recipe for 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies only uses the ingredients in its name to produce an incredibly delicious result (that's free of gluten, added sugar, dairy and eggs)!

It only took 1 banana to make 10 cookies, and 1 frozen banana (and 3 frozen strawberries) to make the ice cream sandwiches below! 

1 banana
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
(Add a dash of cinnamon and vanilla for extra yum!)

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Use parchment paper or grease a cookie sheet and set aside.

Pulse the two ingredients for a few moments in a food processor until very well combined.

Shape into discs, then set on the parchment paper/greased cookie sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden.

Optional mix-ins may include:chopped nuts, dried fruit, cacao nibs. 

Do not incorporate more than a small handful of mix-ins into each batch, or the cookies will not hold together.

Preparation is just 5 mins. Baking time is about 25 minutes.
Serves 5

Wishing you excellent health today and always!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Apples & Hummus!

Have you tried dipping apple slices in Hummus? You must, right away, it is SO delicious! Enjoy it as a healthy snack, and serve it at your next dinner party or event and I personally guarantee you will get rave reviews!

Our friend Noy came up with this combo and shared it with us at a recent gathering, and we couldn't believe we had never tried it before as we are avid consumers of hummus and have eaten it with most every type of vegetable, pita, chip and cracker, but never apple...how could this be?

I recently shared this special treat with friends & family and all were just as pleasantly surprised as I was!

The sweet & crunchy taste of the apple and the spicy & flavorful taste of the hummus is a real party for the taste buds.

Try different kinds of apple, pear, and other hard and crunchy fruit, it will all taste great. You can find hummus in most every grocery store or supermarket, or make it yourself in just a few minutes.

One can chick peas - rinsed very well (or dried beans soaked overnight and cooked) 
4-5 tablespoons of techina (tahini)
Juice from 1 & 1/2 lemon
Dash of pepper (optional sea salt if you like)
Dash of paprika
A few dashes of cumin
2 garlic cloves minced or a few dashes of garlic powder
Small handful of parsley
* Optional - fresh basil, za'atar (middleastern spice), tablespoon extra virgin olive oil mixed in or dripped on top with toasted pine nuts 

In a Food Processor or Blender mix all ingredients and add water, little by little, until the consistency is smooth, rich and thick. Process or blend for at least a few minutes.

Hope you enjoy!