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Tiffany Sandwich Cookies

These cookies came from my mom’s best high school friend’s mom, Mrs. Tiffany.  These cookies are a special treat with coconut, oatmeal, and cornflakes with a chocolate cream these filling.  YUM!  They do take some time to make, which is why they are usually a once a year Christmas treat.  They are well worth it though.

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Tiffany Sandwich Cookies

(recipe from my mom)

Sift  1 cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
Set aside

Cream  ½ cup shortening
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
Beat until light and creamy

Blend 1 egg
½ tsp vanilla
Stir in flour mixture

Add 1 cup corn flakes  – measure then crush
1 cup quick rolled oats
½ cup coconut

Remove 1/3 of dough  – reserve

Shape 2/3 into balls – Level tbsp per ball
Place on greased cookie sheet or on parchment paper
Flatten with bottom of glass (dipped in flour – to prevent sticking)

Shape 1/3 into Level tsp balls

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes

Filling

Melt over hot water in double boiler
6 oz package Nestle’s Semi Sweet morsels
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tbs water
Stir until smooth and creamy

Blend in 3 oz package soft cream cheese
Beat until smooth, Let Cool
Spread on larger cookies, Top with small cookies
Let cool

I typically double or triple this recipe.

Let me know if you make these. I’d love to know what you think!

Happy Holidays!

Lauren

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3 Weeks Gone Raw

I’ve completed 3 of 6 weeks on my raw diet and I’ve just finished reading The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw.  I’ve also lost 6 pounds and have been told to expect 6 more by the end of my 6 weeks.

I was very intrigued with this guide from the start and finished it quickly because it breaks down everything you need to know about starting a raw diet plus it gives many recipes.  I made four recipes from the book that I will share.

I decided to go with a Thai and Tahitian theme, however, the book spans many other cultural dishes as well.

Tropical Thai Coconut Soup

Pad Thai with Spicy Thai Almond Dipping  Sauce

Papaya-Pineapple Pudding with Tahitian Vanilla Sauce

These recipes are very detailed and lengthy so I felt it best to show the outcomes to entice you to check out the book instead.   It also has zero pictures on the inside which is why I decided to create some.  That is a huge pet peeve of mine since I usually can’t be enticed to cook anything without seeing an end result picture.  However, I couldn’t pass these up, picture or not.

my kitchen…gone raw…

Going raw is no doubt a lot of work in terms of stocking your kitchen, having the right equipment, and making the time to prepare foods that keep you interested. As much as I like to experiment in the kitchen, I am exhausted after 5 hours of shopping and preparing these 4 recipes.  The point is that you get what you put in to it and what you put in your body should be a priority.  I never understood that as much as I do now.

One more treat before I go…

This is not from the CIG to Eating Raw, however, it is fabulous!  Its from Whole Living magazine and it is a simple and delicious pudding for raw foodies and omnivores alike.

Chocolate Pudding

3 avocados

6 Tbsp cocoa powder (I used raw cacao)

1/4 c raw honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

  1. Puree avocados, cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla in a food processor until smooth. Sprinkle pudding with salt before serving.

    A great raw alternative to traditional cocoa.  This organic treat has no added sugar and is full of antioxidants, magnesium, and iron.

    That’s all for now 🙂

    ~Lauren

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