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To entice you to stay on board and for your patience in waiting for my cookbook to be published one day terribly soon, I would like to share my updated, tested and perfected totally scrumptious Tahini Cookie Recipe! You're so welcome. 

Tahini Cookies

Cinnamon Lemon Vanilla

 

When I was working as a personal chef in Sydney, I was fortunate to cook for a lovely client called Mary that I baked these cookies for regularly. She needed foods that reduced inflammation and we found these to be just right, but still a treat. They are super healthy and nourishing. With all that divine maple syrup I promise you these guys are the bomb! Promise me you wont cut the maple syrup quantity, that would be a shame, they are super delicious with it and besides just calculate 1/2 cup maple is 120g divided by 30 cookies is only 4 grams per cookie. That’s not too bad. Enjoy!

Makes about 30 cookies about 6 cm wide

Dry ingredients

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

1/2 cup rice flour

1/2 cup quinoa rolled/ flakes

1/2 shredded or desiccated coconut

1/2 roughly chopped almonds

2 tbsp chia seeds

Good pinch salt

1/2 tsp bicarb

1 tbsp cinnamon

1/4 cup currants

1/4 cup goji berries and/or chopped dates

Wet ingredients

1/4 cup tahini

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 rice milk

1/3 cup lemon juice, or juice of 1 lemon

Rind 1 lemon

Generous dash vanilla extract

ACTION!

Preheat oven to 180 C.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl. Mix both dry and wet together and let sit for a couple of minutes.

Prepare two baking trays with baking paper. Then dip your hands in water and form little cookies with your marvellous hands. You will have to dip your hands in the water regularly in order for the dough not to stick to your hands, just flick the water off after you’ve dipped. I am a bit lazy and like to plop balls onto the cooking trays and press them down with my hands all in one go at the end.

Bake 30 minutes. Let cool and enjoy! If they are not crunchy enough just re-bake them for another few minutes. Crunchy cookies are so much more exciting.

Tip: 

You could use rice syrup instead of maple syrup for a lower sugar solution, but that’s a sweetness option only for real whole-foodies, also add 10 drops vanilla stevia to pump up the sweetness when using rice syrup.

You could use walnuts instead of almonds.

Be my valentine. Be your own valentine. Be his, hers, their valentine. Whatever you do make these vanilla white chocolate hearts!

Do you want to be my valentine? Has anyone ever asked you that? I don't think I've been, but I've asked myself whether I'm my own best lover on this manufactured and commercial day.

Wiki tells me: Valentine's Day is also called Feast of Saint Valentine (oh!), originating as a Western Christian feast day (great excuse for making my new yummy recipe if you don't mind the Christian component) honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is now recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards known as "valentines". (How lovely)

In my books it's valentines on any other spontaneous day of the year. Still on this day we are reminded of love. It is when I like to check in with myself if I have loved myself enough, made my boundaries clear, taken care of myself by being honest, dancing wildly, running through fresh air, eating well (that box is always ticked), allowed myself to just 'be' (never ticked enough) and if I'm allowing myself to be loved by another (getting there). I enjoy being my own companion, but sharing love with another is totally delicious, divine and why not embrace being human by owning up to the fact that we all want and need to be loved by each other?! We can dissolve into eternal oneness when we are dead.

If you want to smell good from within, to feel good from within, to radiate life from within, for your beloved, what better way to start than eating wholesome vegan food such as Miso Soup and Sprouted Bread? Watch my new very organic videos with music by Trevor Brown for these two wholesome recipes on YouTube!

For the day of LOVE may I highly recommend making my brand spanking new Vanilla White Chocolate Hearts with toasted Hazelnuts hidden in the centre. They remind me of Rafaellos, you know those naughty sugar loaded delicious snowy white balls, with a creamy center that I wanted to drown myself in when I was a teenager. My new hearts don't just taste even better, but are actually good for you, leave you feeling great and craving for more. What a suitable valentines treat. Make these for yourself, your lover/s, a friend or even your mum or dad. Celebrating love certainly encompasses all beings and being kind to animals by eating more vegan foods is a tasty way to start. I've made a video for you on how to make these lush creamy love hearts accompanied by another delightful talented piece of music by Trevor Brown, take a look right here! Your feedback on your recipe trials are much welcomed over here at Gala's (mobile & global) Organic Kitchen.

Here's to LOVE mhhhhh

Maria-Carin Gala

I'm still looking for recipe makers and shooters, email me if interested or to find out more. I'd be delighted to hear from you! galasorganickitchen@gmail.com