Chocolate Chip Cookies
My very favorite recipe for this classic! I use white whole wheat in place of the all purpose flour and usually all semi-sweet chocolate chips
I use 1 cup of whole wheat pastry flour and 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour and add the optional 1 tablespoon of flax seed. Using all whole wheat flour can make for a dry dough, so I recommend adding an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
Roasted Chick Peas
This was my first attempt at this recipe. I had trouble getting the beans to get crispy because the baking sheet was too small to spread them properly. I'll know better next time! I'd like to try a savory version in the future.
How excited is this girl!? Super excited! That’s how much. My kids went down to the basement this morning in hopes of an epic Nerf gun battle and discovered teeny tiny tomato plants popping out of the dirt. It seems these maters seem to be snow lovers – planted on a snowy day and sprouted on a snowy day. Hmmm, what conclusions can we draw from this observation? I have no idea, but I sure am glad to see those itty bitty plants. However, on a milder scale I have the same feeling I had after I delivered my son. The feeling goes something like this, “Oh my goodness now these little babies are all my responsibility to keep alive and I think maybe I have no idea what I’m doing!” You have to say it in your head just like the run on sentence that it is for the full effect. Welcome to the world tiny tomato plants!
Since today was a snow day, I took advantage of my home bound status to get some baking done. In our attempt to consume as much organic food as possible without completely emptying our bank account, we have decided to make the majority of our snack food and some breakfast items. I still buy some packaged organic products but usually only when they are on sale. This gives me a little more wiggle room in my budget to purchase fresh organic produce, dairy, and meat. On today’s list of goodies we had chocolate chip cookies, roasted chick peas, and graham crackers. If you want to give the recipes a try yourself, the links are below with any changes that I made. The majority of the ingredients I used were organic save for a few. This girl is ready for a sale on organic butter!
Welcome to The Green Brick Road. My name is Valerie, and I invite you to join me and my family on our gardening adventure. We hope that you will learn with us and grow with us. Pun intended!