Monday, August 16, 2010

Blog Believer

Sure I have a full-time (and rather demanding) job.  But somehow, amidst news releases, magazine deadlines, client events and hundreds of emails, I always manage to find time to research new healthy living blogs. And by "research" I of course mean endless, borderline-obsessive hours of reading, browsing, meandering and observing the wonderful world wide web.

My name is Amelia.  And I am addicted to Blogs.

So much so, that I would like to share with you all the fantastic blog {Plate+Simple}
written by the incredibly inspiring (and fellow Vancouverite) Hilary Detwiller, this blog is what blogs are all about; creativity, insight and motivation (a few great recipes also doesn't hurt).

{Plate+Simple} focuses on healthy vegan eating, wholesome recipes, creating a happy lifestyle, running, yoga, and as she says "spreading the love"

So today, in honour of Hilary - and all that makes my day go faster - here is her recipe for the easiest Coconut Date Macaroons ever!

2 large or 3 small ripe bananas, mashed well
2 tablespoons of oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
4 medjool dates, pitted and minced
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Heat oven to 375 ̊. In a large bowl, combine well mashed bananas, oil, vanilla, salt, shredded coconut and dates. Stir thoroughly to ensure that all ingredients are well combined.

In a smaller separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder and whisk to combine. Pour dry ingredients into wet and stir well. Dough will be loose and sticky.

Using a large spoon or ice cream scooper, form large balls out of the dough and carefully place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops begin to brown slightly. Remove from cookie sheet immediately.

Makes about 9 large cookies

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