Its been awhile. I have been cooking more. Since my daughter got her own kitchen, its easier to spend long amounts of time in the kitchen.
Anyway, I made these today on a whim and they so taste like my childhood. I don’t know if my mom had some version from an earlier cookbook that she made, or if I just associate dates with the fruit cake she used to always make (though I don’t remember eating much of that), but something about these reminds me of home.
Hope you enjoy them. Super sweet, yummy, healthy, and delicious!
Date-Peanut-Flax Seed Nuggets
From Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Cafe
1 1/3 cup pitted dates (about 1/2 a pound)
1/2 cup flax seed
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup dried cranberri
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- Put the dates in a medium sized bowl and smash with a spoon.
- Grind the flax seed and then the peanuts in your grinder of choice. Combine with dates and cranberries. Using you hands is best!
- Add the peanut butter. Use your hands!
- Role into little balls about 1 inch in diameter. Role in coconut. EAT! (if you have to store them an airtight container in the fridge or freezer will do).
I have started a new adventure in life. The adventure of mothering and being a SAHM (stay at home mom). There are many elements of my new adventure, some of which I have figured out, some of which I’m still working on. Things like how to raise a conscious and awesome child to the amazing thing I made in the slow cooker this morning, to what it is like being a SAHM. I will also be discussing our journey as queer parents and all the politics around that, as well as my very strong opinions about birth/breastfeeding and other feminist/mother related topics.
Here is a taste of some imagined blog titles:
-We bought our first dress: raising a girl and pretty things
-All the SAHMs have husbands: being the only queer mom and finding support
-Breakfast Bread Pudding: amazing adventures in the slow cooker
-Look Ma, I can make bread: kneading, NEED I say more? (HAHAHA!)
-Breastfeeding in public: Shame and empowerment
-Raising a child to end oppression: Trips to occupy boston with my daughter
Okay, that is a lot of titles and I haven’t actually written any of them yet, so I should probably stop now so I don’t get ahead of myself.
What do you want me to write about? Let me know in the comments.