|Cranberry Coconut Crinkle Cookies|
Food Diary (April 04, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with coconut, banana, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Polenta and beans
Baking/sweets: Cranberry Coconut Crinkle Cookies
These Cranberry Coconut Crinkle Cookies are crunchy (crinkly) on the outside, and chewy, soft and moist inside. You don’t see the crinkles so well unlike in chocolate crinkle cookies.
Cranberries and coconut went well together. I was wondering about this since it is not a common combination.
If you don’t like the texture of dried fruits, you probably won’t like these cookies. Baking enhanced the sticky effect, making the cranberries sticker. The recipe is available here.
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Source: Citrus and Candy
Hot Cross Sticky Buns
Today’s Favourite Blog
Here is a list of 6 disgusting things you may be eating without knowing. Read at your own risk!
Fresh is always better than canned. The plastic lining of those cans contain BPA, a chemical linked to heart attacks, obesity and cancers. Canned mushrooms have an extra surprise. The FDA allows 19 maggots and 74 mites in every 3.5 ounce can of mushrooms. Something to think about if you are a vegetarian.
Jelly Beans contain artificial food dyes, most of which are derived from petroleum materials. Orange and purple dyes have even been shown to slow down brain function, and cause behavioral problems in kids.
Gum contains lanolin, found in skincare products. It softens up your hands, and your chewing gum.
Lanolin is the oily secretion found in sheep wool. Every time you chew, you’re chewing sheep sweat. Those sheep may also be exposed to pesticides.
Vanilla Ice Cream
Vanilla ice cream may contain castoreum. Castoreum comes from the anal secretions and urine from a beaver.
Bread may contain a softening agent known as L-Cysteine. L-Cysteine is made from human hair. The other source for L-cysteine is duck feathers. If you bake your own bread, don't add your hair. I don't think it works this way.
Shredded cheese contains cellulose. Cellulose contains sawdust! It’s listed as “fibrous plant material.”