Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Muesli sesame cookies
Food Diary (August 17, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with nectarine, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Potato and egg in tomato sauce
Dinner: Sautéed mushroom and onions on flax seed sourdough toast, pickled apples
Baking/sweets: Muesli sesame cookies, muesli candy

Muesli is good for you so I thought why not turn it into cookies and you can have them guilt free. Of course it does not work that way since sugar and butter join the cookie party. Nevertheless at least a large part of the cookie is healthy, and the whole part is delicious! That’s my logic! The muesli sesame cookies are very crispy and light. The recipe is available here.

Potato and egg in tomato sauce

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Today’s Favourite Blog
Biodiesel is supposedly a better alternative to the regular diesel but there are concerns about the impact it has on the price of soybeans and other food crops. So our smart scientists have been coming up with even better alternatives, and one of the latest is alligator fat. Each year the alligator meat industry disposes of about 15 million pounds of alligator fat in landfills. Laboratory experiments show that alligator fat is more suitable for biodiesel production than oil from some other animal fats. 

I suppose it is a good thing that wasted alligator fat can be used for biodiesel. But mankind knows no moderation. We will hunt them down and squeeze every drop of fat out of them until the crocodiles are on the verge of extinction. Then some of us will lobby for a ban, politicians will spend years elaborating on this issue and by the time something is done about it we would have found other plants and animals to prey on.

I have tasted crocodile meat. If there is a flood of reasonably priced crocodile meat at my supermarket I will not publicly express my delight.

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  1. Okay. Can I just say 'whoa' to the alligator fat?

  2. muesli cookies are a wonderful idea! :D what is muesli candy?

  3. Well, I'd blame the wastage and later the extinction on those who go for alligator skin wallets, handbags, belts and whatnots more so than those who go for the meat. Tsk.
    Ha, I have more muesli than I know what to do with ... now I know! :D Thanks!

  4. Those sesame cookies look perfectly round. How pretty!

  5. Oh the muesli cookies look so good right now... I ate dinner too early with the kids and blog visiting at night is super dangerous. I've missed a couple of posts of yours, so I'm going to take a look now... :-)

  6. We are not very good about protecting our land/animals/resources! I hope this changes. Yummy cookies, too~

  7. Parsley Sage: yes you can:)

    Junia: and very delicious too! You can add syrup, caramel to muesli to make candy

    ping: I am not really into handbags or other stuff made from alligator skin:) I saw that you posted a recipe for muesli smoothie. You don’t have that for breakfast everyday??? You can have cookies with muesli smoothie and soon you will be out of muesli!

    yummychunklet: thank you

    Nami: I agree, looking at photos at odd hours can put ideas in your head

    Lizzy: thank you!

  8. love that butter and sugar came to the cookie party, it would not be a cookie party without those two rascals.

    have yet to taste alligator meat but completely agree that mankind knows no moderation

  9. At first I thought these were ANZAC biscuits and thought: what a coincidence! not only am I making them today, but they are baking now (the second batch). The sesame cookies look fantastic too!
    By the way, today's ANZAC biscuits seem even better than last time... I am worried I will have them instead of my dinner tonight :-(
    I wonder if crocodile fat fuel will be a sign of the financial situation as much as crocodile bags. This being said, I have seen a program on tv about someone who farms crocodiles in the US. The fact that crocodile skin he produces is so expensive is a pure trap for naive clients... The farming process didn't seem very expensive or difficult.

  10. By the way, talking about weird animals... I would love to taste the grey squirrels which apparently make disappear the European "traditional" red squirrels (they are very violent and their number grows very quickly). Apparently, they are treated as dangerous predators in the UK and if someone has animal traps and catches one, it's forbidden to release it into the nature.
    I have heard some British restaurants serve grey squirrel meat successfully (apparently it's very palatable).

  11. Oh my those cookies look awesome and so good to use a health ingredient. So I can have 10 in a row then?

    Love your rant on the political aspect of the alligator fat. Worse thing is you are 100% correct.

  12. Laural: parties are usually more fun with butter and sugar:)

    Sissi: the muesli sesame cookies are similar to ANZAC's so it was a bit of a coincidence. Did you freeze any dough? If not try next time.

    Crocodile skin - probably bit like caviar. The real sturgeon caviar is quite expensive but due to increased demand cheaper options have been found. maybe crocodile skin will reduce in price eventually? I haven't heard of grey squirrels. Given the opportunity, I would certainly taste it.

    Cheap Ethnic Eatz: at least 10:)

  13. Haha! No I don't have the smoothie everyday. I get bored. I need variety. No discipline, no will power, no diet, no waistline ... haha, it's a vicious chain reaction!

  14. Mr. Three-Cookies, I will have to make a double batch if I want to freeze them. This morning already 1/2 of them has disappeared and I think tomorrow there will be nothing left... (they are even better than last time!).
    I will remember your advice next time! (I will try at least!).

  15. Ultimately, private property is protected by the state with the threat of violence. Without the state, we'd have property owners and companies hiring private militias to protect their interests - also the threat of violence. Take your pick.