Aug 20, 2009
Wake And Bake. For Serious.
Recipes still in development. Oh, yes. The hardest part is the sweetener, because I don't want to go the sugar route (even "evaporated cane juice", which is sugar-duh). I woke up at 5am with recipe ideas in my head, so off I went to the kitchen to whip up a batch of dark chocolate cherry drop cookies.
For some reason (probably because it was 6am) I didn't take a pic of the baked cookies, except for this one, which was husband's breakfast (good tester husband). These were sweetened with agave (last batch was xylitol). I used agave because the xylitol wasn't sweet enough. The agave was perfectly sweet but made the cookie just a touch too soft (unless you're into soft cookies). The cherries also seemed like an after thought, and now I'm thinking walnuts.
It's getting there...once I get the cookie base right, I'm apt to create a chocolate mint cookie, a chocolate peanut butter cookie, a chocolate almond butter cookie, a chocolate banana cookie...
Husband's dessert after lunch (I think I've created a monster); two chocolate cherry cookies topped with chocolate mint ice cream and one Trader Joe's mint UFO. Lunch was a grilled cheese and a tiny bit of tomato soup (to save room for the massive dessert).
Mine: one chocolate cherry cookie (to test, of course) and a vegan pumpkin spice cookie (testing the competition). Life is hard...
Thursday workout: 3 mile run after wake and bake