My blog has been pretty well taken over by salads for the past few weeks. Some of them arguably less healthy than others, but my goal was to try new recipes and eat more vegetables, and in those respects I’m definitely succeeding. But lest you think all I eat is salad, here are some less-healthy favorites of late.
A couple of years ago, when I was newly gluten-free, my dad and I found certified GF oatmeal cookies at a local bakery that I ended up calling “heart attack cookies” because I’m pretty sure they were just butter, sugar, and oats. I’ve made oatmeal cookies many times in the past several years, but always “healthier versions,” and I decided it was high time I made myself some cookies with real butter and sugar. They were fabulous.
Ever since we’ve been together, Joel has asked me to make him chocolate chip cookies without any chocolate chips. It’s only taken me a year and a half, but I finally made good on that, following this recipe. Actually, I ended up making a few with no chocolate chips, a few with peanut butter chips, and a few just for me with peanut butter chips AND chocolate chips.
Bread was a big fear food for me when I was losing weight because of the (OMG!)carbs, but I’ve finally gotten over it and am enjoying toast again. This was cinnamon raisin bread from Haley’s Bakery that I smothered with coconut oil.
And since toast isn’t so scary anymore, I made a bacon sandwich. This was meant to be a BLT, but all of the L had been turned into salad, so it was just a BT. And I ended up eating a piece of my toasted bread while the bacon cooked, so … an open face BT. Tasty
I hope you all are enjoying salads and cookies in equal measure!