Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Oatmeal Praline Cookies

Prep: 30 min - Bake: 10 min

1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups unbleached whole wheat four
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup crushed pecans


Heat oven to 375°F. Combine brown sugar, butter and egg in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add all remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until well mixed. Stir in chocolate pieces by hand.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown on edges. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Great Website!

I found this website. Great tool for finding out what's really in your food in GREAT detail. NutritionData.com . You can see extremely detailed nutritional info. I love it! I'm looking up everything.

Also watched a couple good documentaries: King Corn and A Beautiful Truth. Very interesting.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Soy and Salad Dressings

On the 4th, we spent the day at my in-laws' house. I was supposed to bring the salad, easy enough. I run into the store to pick up the ingredients, and I try to find a salad dressing. All of them were made with soybean oil. I couldn't find one that didn't. Gross. So bad for you. The food manufacturers know this. Why do they put it in the food? Probably because most lay-people don't. They see "soy" and think healthy. But, it's filled with estrogen. If you eat too much soy (which isn't hard because they are putting it in everything we eat now) you can miss periods or have trouble with infertility. I want to avoid industrialized soy, because it can really be damaging for boys. I don't want my son to have permanent health problems from soy.

So, I guess this means no more salad dressing from the store for us. Here's a great salad dressing option that's very Caesar Dressing like.

Rebekkah's Dressing
Lemon Juice
EV Olive Oil
Parmesan Cheese
Garlic Salt
Basil Leaves

Combine all ingredients.

Easy enough!