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April 11, 2009

“I feel hot inside!”

Filed under: Bellingham local,local,Pacific Northwest — Tags: , , , , — Bellinghamster @ 6:25 am

My son was very surprised by the way he felt after eating a couple of Raw Energy Balls I had made.

“I feel hot inside!” he exclaimed.

You should go outside and run around the neighborhood a few times;  they are ‘energy’ balls, after all.

“Oh”. And then he started laughing. “These would be great to eat before a lacrosse or hockey game!”

Here is the recipe for a Raw Energy Ball courtesy of Ali Segersten’s The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook:

1 cup raw almonds or walnuts
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 cup raw almond butter
shredded organic coconut

  1. In a food processor fitted with the ‘s’ blade grind the almonds (or walnuts) until finely ground. Add the dates, raisins and spices. Grind to a fine meal.
  2. Add the almond butter; process again until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Form into balls and roll in shredded coconut.

Store in a sealed container on the counter for up to 3 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.

These little gems are vegan and raw/living food and they don’t last a week in my house because they get eaten! Thank you, Ali Segersten!

October 17, 2008

I only need 2 cookbooks

Filed under: Bellingham local,local,Pacific Northwest — Tags: , , — Bellinghamster @ 7:24 pm

I love cookbooks as much as I love to eat. I have too many, so now I take them out of the library. My girlfriend just shakes her head and says: Another one? But, the 2 cookbooks I have used since I began cooking (and I won’t tell you when) are:

The Joy of Cooking (of course) and The Twenty-Minute Low-Fat Gourmet by Karen Levin.

The Joy of Cooking is my cooking dictionary. If you don’t already know, it was written by a mother-daughter team from St. Louis, Marion Becker and Irma Rombauer, whose first instructions to the cook were “stand facing the stove.” Right up my alley. The Low-fat Gourmet’s recipes are tried and true winners and simple.

How about you?

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