Nostalgic Nuggets of Joy

Hello strangers,

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.