1 cup of plain yoghurt
2 cups of rolled oats
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
½ cup of desiccated coconut
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ cup of dried fruits of your choice – raisins, dates, dried apricots etc., chopped if needed
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds or other seeds (optional)
2 tablespoons of almond oil (or other vegetable oil)
Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix everything together in a bowl. Spoon out the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes.
These cookies have no added sugar, and they are very tasty.
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, well-rinsed
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 oz. chopped dates
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix everything in a food processor until the dough is smooth. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spoon out a tablespoon of mixture for each cookie, and flatten them slightly. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.
An 8oz jar of black or green olives with pits still in place
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
1/2 teaspoon of pepper flakes
4 cloves of garlic
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Rinse the olives. Grind the coriander and cumin seeds in a pestle and mortar. Add the peeled garlic cloves and roughly crush them. Mix the olives, lemon zest and juice, garlic and all the spices together in a bowl and add the olive oil. Cover and refrigerate. Leave for at least 24 hours. Then you will enjoy the tastiest garlicky olives, transformed from the ordinary into a gourmet delight! Enjoy!
Nuts are a wonderful food. They contain omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E and more. They are high in fat, but the good thing about eating fat is that it fills you up, and curbs your appetite. They actually may help you to lose weight as well as being good for you.
Heat the oven to 350F. Cover a baking tray with raw almonds. Drizzle or spray a small amount of olive oil over the almonds and mix them about to cover. If you like, add a little salt (remember total salt intake should be less than 1/2 teaspoon per day). Roast the almonds for 8 minutes. Allow to cool. You can vary the recipe by sprinkling paprika or curry powder over the nuts instead of using salt.