Makes about 2 dozen. No one but YOU has to know there is a can of beans in these cookies! ½ cup flour of choice (whole wheat pastry, spelt, garbanzo, etc) 1 tsp non-aluminum baking powder 1 tsp powdered peanut butter (optional) ½ tsp salt 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and drained ¼ cup non-dairy milk of choice (coconut, almond, rice, etc) ½ tsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp golden flax seed, ground (use a coffee grinder to grind)
Recipe by LuAnn Bermeo, author of Amazing Meals 1 and 2. For information, find Amazing Meals on Facebook or email: email@example.com
1 cup uncooked millet 4 cups pineapple juice (or blended juice of choice) ½ cup water 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice (divided use) 2/3 cup raw cashews, rinsed and drained ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup agave nectar or preferred sweetener (or to taste) 1 Tbsp vanilla extract ½ tsp salt
Thank you to Ashley Palmer, “Munchy” and 86Lemons.com for contributing ideas and recipes. Local chef Laurie Rice says these ‘bites’ and dip are “So good you’ll slap yourself!” SPICY BUFFALO BITES: 1 cup water or unsweetened almond/soy milk (I used 1/2 cup of each) 1 cup flour (any kind, even gluten-free!) 2 tsp garlic powder 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
Jill Ovnik is a certified food educator and culinary instructor for The Cancer Project, a not-for profit organization based in Washington D.C., a Food For Life Instructor for www.PCRM.org and the founder of www.vegangal.com
Habits are created from knowledge, skill, desire and brain chemistry. The first step is to THINK IT - Be specific about a goal, see yourself doing it over and over in your mind. Habits can save a lot of time and energy and be a ‘load off your mind’. Well-established habits are almost completely automatic. Think about why you want to form this healthy habit. Get down to the root of your motivation and desire for it. Keep visualizing yourself doing it. Identify one habit to focus on: Packing a healthy lunch, eating a healthy breakfast, going to bed on time, exercise routine, drinking 8 oz. of water, ordering healthy in restaurants, including vegetables in your daily meals, etc… Why is it important to you?? Really now, why? What are some of the many ways you could make it happen?? How will you overcome the obstacles? Keep thinking it, writing about it, planning for it.
Next step: ACTION. The more times the desired habit is performed, the deeper the “groove” for that pathway in the brain is established. Old habit pathways are still present, but since they are not being used, they grow weaker. Relapse? Don’t give up. Take up your new habit again and continue your progress. You will soon be feeling the rewards and ready to tackle another healthy habit!
Did You Know... ?
Kamut (sometimes called khorasan) is a type of large kernel heirloom/specialty grain derived from an ancient Egyptian variety of wheat. Kamut is rich in nutrients that are essential for good health, including dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium and niacin. It also contains more protein than conventional wheat varieties.