July 19, 2022

Oatmeal-Date Cookies Sweeten Up New Cookbook

I love classic American oatmeal cookies, and Moroccan elements like dates and cardamom make them more interesting and healthier. These treats require less butter and sugar than regular recipes because of the natural sweetness dates provide. This recipe, found in my latest cookbook Anti-Aging Dishes from Around the World, uses whole-wheat flour in addition to all-purpose for a boost of fiber and nutrients while maintaining a soft texture. Benefits: Dates are full of detoxifying fiber and also offer B vitamins for building blood cells, potassium for strong bones, and iron for healthy red blood cells. Adding oats to your cookies […]
December 8, 2021

Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies

These chocolate chip and spice cookies are packed with wholesome ingredients like walnuts, rolled oats, whole-wheat flour, and applesauce to reduce caloric content while maximizing nutrients. They are made without butter and without white or brown sugar, yet they maintain a traditional taste and texture. Oats have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-itch, and anti-irritant properties. The fiber and omega-3 fatty acids in oats help lower your cholesterol. Cinnamaldehyde is a powerful antioxidant found in cinnamon. The spice also contains coumarin, a natural blood thinner. YIELDS 24 Cookies Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats (not instant or steel-cut) 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour […]
March 29, 2021

Guilt-Free Chocolate Date Quinoa Cookies

Need a delicious treat without all of the guilt? This gluten-free, date-sweetened recipe offers a fun way to use leftover cooked quinoa and makes tender, cakelike cookies—with no added sugar. Notes and modifications: For a vegan recipe: Substitute virgin coconut oil for the butter. To replace eggs, place 2 Tbs. ground flaxseed in a small bowl with 3 Tbs. boiling water, stir to combine, and let stand 10 minutes before using. If making gluten-free cookies: You can also substitute 1.5 cups of your favorite GF flour blend for the dry ingredients. If your GF flour blend does NOT contain them, […]