Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies-Vegan and Gluten Free

I'm crazy for herbs. In soups, in stir-fries, in smoothies, bring it on. This month's Recipe Redux (a monthly roundup of recipes by dietitians) was Green with Herb Envy, as a challenge to use a fresh green herb in an "nontraditional way". This is as "nontraditional' as I get. and amazingly delicious.
 
Rosemary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies-Vegan & GF
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (GF)
  • 3/4 cup GF all-purpose flour (or whole wheat pastry flour if you're not GF)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm nectar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • 2 T vanilla
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3/4cup chocolate chips
  • 2 T fresh rosemary
Mix oats, flour, salt and baking soda together. Then add sweeteners, coconut oil and vanilla. Lastly slowly mix in the tart cherries, chocolate chips and fresh rosemary. Dab cookies onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

So simple, so exotic, so delicious. Best dunked in almond or coconut milk. (you're welcome)

How are you ringing in the first and second days of spring?? Here are some more deliciously herby recipes

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Boston Personal Trainer Giveaway

Note: This is a guest post by my friend Stephanie Horton MS RD. While I have not worked with Phyl London several people have raved to me about her skill as a personal trainer. If you are in the market for a new gym and a new personal trainer, and live in Boston, this is a great giveaway to enter!
Attention Boston! Win a Personal Training Session with Master Trainer Phyl London and a free day pass at Healthworks Fitness for Women!
Boston could be home to the Next Best Fitness Star! All you have to do is vote, vote, and vote again! And what’s even better, if you vote, you could win a day pass to Healthworks Fitness for Women and an hour-long private personal training session with Phyl London
 Here’s how to enter (it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…):
1.       Meet Phyl London and learn about her workout “Phylosophy” here.
2.       Vote for Phyl every day to be the Next Best Fitness Star! http://www.fitorflop.com/contestants/phyl_london/)
3.       Leave comment below every time you vote. Each time you vote and comment, you will be entered to win a day pass to Healthworks Fitness for Women and an hour-long private personal training session with Phyl!

Learn more about Phyl on her website and Facebook page.
The voting starts today and goes through April 30th. We will pick a winner on April 15th. that means you have 30 chances to enter! To enter/win you must live in Boston.  Good luck!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cocktail Winner

 image credits: Kevin Liu
And the winner of Craft Cocktails at Home giveaway according to Random.org is.... Carlene!
My all the time drink is a vodka w/ soda and lemon BUT if I had to pick a favorite it's a vodka drink I had at Founding Farmers in DC with balls of melon and basil.
Congrats Carlene-may it serve as inspiration for your gorgeous wedding cocktails!\

For everyone else pick up Kevin's  Craft Cocktails at Home asap!

Anyone have any delicious cocktails this week?