Happy Treat Friday Everyone!
How are you all doing? It’s been a great week. I’ve been very productive. I even started weeding through all my clothes and copious amounts of shoes to figure out what I can donate. There will be some pretty spiffy people wearing my old Juicy Couture suits. Do you remember the velour fad? OH LORDIE! I can’t believe I wore a powder blue velour suit. I was a walking smurf. Don’t we all have fashion trends that we follow and look back on saying “why on gods green earth did I wear that?”
This whole packing and moving business is new for me. I’ve never moved a day in my life, so its interesting… I found so many little trinkets, photos and jewelery I didn’t know I still had. It’s a quick walk down memory lane when you find a photo of your elementary school bff wearing a candy necklace and eating poprocks. After finding pictures of my youth, I was walking down the street in Vancouver and bumped into one of my highschool friends that I haven’t seen in almost 5 years. We both stared at each other for what felt like 10 minutes before going “omg ____ , I thought that was you!”. We were so close in highschool, now he’s living downtown and works just a few blocks down from me. Isn’t life strange?
Thank you all for your wonderful comments about the Autumn Muffin/Cookies! I seriously think they are one of the best muffin-cookies I’ve ever made! I love them… I definitely put too many raisins in my batch (for my liking) but I highly recommend giving them a whirl. The best is to warm them up for about 10 seconds in the microwave and serve with a little Earth Balance.
Since it’s Treat Friday, I wanted something to go with the fall weather we’ve been having but I tried to stay away from the pumpkin.. it was so tempting to give another great pumpkin dessert recipe, but I will save that for another day! Today, I wanted to share my new favourite vegan cookie recipe. Who doesn’t love Gingersnaps? They are the right amount of sweet and spicy. It’s proven that in Sweden (where gingersnaps originated) the royals used to eat gingersnap cookies to calm any stomach issues. Nowadays, we steep the ginger root in tea to get its benefits but why not eat an entire cookie and still reep the benefits? I love it when the doctor prescribes a cookie for your ailments
Vegan Gluten Free Gingersnap
2 cups Gluten Free Flour
1/2 cup Grapeseed Oil
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
1/2 cup Blackstrap Molasses
1 tbsp Hot Water
2 tsp Ground Ginger
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Combine all dry ingredients together. Then Add the grapeseed oil, maple syrup, molasses and hot water. Mix well. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 10-13 minutes. I put crystalized ginger ontop of the cookies.
I hope you guys have a wonderful Friday night! Anyone doing anything exciting?
What Halloween treat do you want to make healthy?