27 May 2016


Music recommendation of the daaaay: Jamie xx's new-ish album "In Colour". Check out this song to get into it. Music is saaaaving me and getting my through this heartbreak. Seriously, don't know what I'd do without it. On that note, a tragedy has struck (besides Jack baaasically dumping me and me having anxiety attacks every morning): MY 160GB IPOD HAS DIED. It was well well weeeell loved so it doesn't come as a shock. But I need to find another one soon, and since they don't make them anymore, it's to Craiglist I venture with tentative hope. Plus I don't like buying new stuff anyways. It's good that Apple is on board with LGBTQ+ justice but their labour practices are not ok. Capitalism.... *uncomfortable moan*. 

Moving on to lighter, more delicious topics: COOKIES. This recipe was inspired by two things. 1) A cookie I got (with Jack... sad face... crying...) at Turk's Coffee a few months ago. It was specially labelled "vegan" so I basically HAD to try it, ya know? It was YUMMY AF. Full of cranberries and macadamia nuts. I gobbled it up and probably only left Jack have one bite. I am not perfect by any means and as a side note I will readily admit he has his reasons for not wanting to be with me. I don't wanna make him seem like the bad guy and I the victim. Shit's complicated. Ultimately: I still want him and he doesn't want me. ANYHOO. 2) The ingredients that Prana sells! Namely, dried cranberries and chocolate chunks. I wanted to make a cookie that reminded me of the one from Turk's, plus chocolate, with Prana's ingredients. You probably don't know this because I never really say it but Prana is super generous and they send me care packages every few months with ingredients I need for my recipes. They don't ask anything in return. They're just nice like that. So I wanted to make a kind of Thank You recipe for Prana. And heck I'm not gonna lie: I also wanted cookies today. So I hope you enjoy! Much love to ALL OF YOU DAMN FINE HUMANS. And thank you so much for the messages and words of kindness, strength and encouragement. You AND music are getting me through this. XO


1 cup cashews
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 tablespoon maca powder
1/8 teaspoon cinamon powder
1/8 teaspoon ginger powder
1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder
Heaping 1/3 cup dried cranberries
Heaping 1/3 cup chocolate chunks
Pinch Himalayan salt
1/4 cup maple syrup
Scant 1/4 cup melted cacao butter

Grind the cashews and 1 cup of the oats into powder or at least a rough flour. Whisk in the other dry ingredients evenly, then stir in the maple syrup and cacao butter with a wooden spoon until you have a very moist and yummy dough. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of rolled oats as needed, until the dough becomes more solid and shape-able. Scoop into cookies and let set in the fridge, or eat right away!

NOTES: you can use any nut, seed or grain instead of cashews or oats; you can use coconut oil instead of cacao butter; you can use vanilla extract instead of vanilla powder; you can leave out the maca if you don't have any...

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