Monday, March 12, 2012

The Shunning Of A Loved One...It Must Be Done

This has been an important person in our lives.
He provided us with a topping to our toast, a yummy appeal to cookies, and wow...with chocolate...he can't be beat!
But with that said...we are trying to let him go.
I have read study after study, and article after article about the health issues surrounding peanuts.
They are legumes rather than nuts, and carry potentially dangerous, “anti-nutrient” lectins in them.
Peanuts, along with a couple other crops I avoid, like corn and cereals, are especially susceptible to a mold that produces a mycotoxin called aflatoxin.
A few major sources of aflatoxins are peanuts, peanut oil, and corn.
What aflatoxins can do inside your body is frightening.
Also the peanut butter we have been eating is highly processed with sugars and other crazy preservatives.
Instead we are eating more almond butter and even some cashew butter.
It's not the same.
Nothing is the same as that super creamy...over processed crap.
It's like I keep trying to tell my mom, nothing tastes the same as the processed poo we were eating.
She will complain to me that when she makes the crackers or the biscuits from the recipes I gave her that they don't taste like what she's used to.
Ummm...yeah...I know...they are not what we are used to.
But our palettes change, and as our health keeps improving, my energy increases, and my weight drops even more...oh those crackers taste good!
Even if you decide that you will continue to eat peanuts and peanut butter, it's good to know what is being said about those foods.
As for our home...I am trying to cut our use of them down.
I made some great flour free cookies that use either peanut butter or almond butter and are a huge hit for the kids to take in their lunches.
Here's the recipe.

  • 1 cup of almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • optional~I add in 1/4 cup of dark chopped chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat all the ingredients with a spoon until they become smooth.
Fold in the chopped dark chocolate.
Drop by spoonful onto a greased cookie tray.

Bake for 8-10 Minutes.
Let cool on baking sheet.

I hope you try these cookies and enjoy them as much as we do.


  1. Hi Sarah:
    I love almond butter but I haven't totally given up on peanut butter either. I have switched to MaraNatha organic roasted peanut butter - creamy (ingredients: organic dry roasted peanuts), and I don't have it very often. It is yummy stuff.
    How many cookies does this recipe make? Do you think you could use less honey? Now that I've already told you that I don't bake Paleo treats you might find my questions odd, but I'm thinking ahead to Christmas when I do actually eat a cookie or two :-)

    1. Hi Nancy:
      The recipe makes around 12-14 cookies.
      I do think you could use less honey if you want and still have them turn out well. The origional recipe called for white sugar, but we don't have that stuff anymore ;)
      These are a sure thing baking wise. They turn out the same each time and always taste great.
      I hope that you give them a try and like them too.
      Thanks again,