Honey Biscuits

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For a long time I have wanted to find out more about the ‘Blood Type’ Diet.  It is something that I have heard about many times over the years and something that intrigued me …… well ok, truth be told most things about eating, food and health interest.  Anyway the other day while perusing the local op shop (charity run second hand shop for those of you outside NZ) I managed to find a copy for only $2.  For that price I couldn’t really resisted could I?!

It has been a very interesting read.   Most things that are recommended for my Blood type are actually things that I found true for myself through listening to my body, monitoring my health and well-being over the last 15 years.  All things I learnt about myself well before reading this book.  It was a kind of confirmation both for myself and added a bit of belief to the lifestyle changes he was advocating.  There were also some things that it recommended as being beneficial for me which I know through experience aren’t which goes to show that we are all individual and still need to listen to our own bodies and tailor our lifestyles to that rather than a set formula.  All of that aside though there were also some recipes contained in the book which. of course, I was eager to sample.

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These little sweeties come out a bit like madelines in my mind.

This recipe was a carob chip cookie recipe however there seems to be a bit of a shortage of carob chips in this particular small rural township, if there ever was a supply, so I decided to simply try it without.  I’m not sure when I’ll ever be able to make a recipe as written in a cookbook!!  I’m too eager to try them out and too lazy to do the extra shop required ;).  They turned out very yum despite the missing carob chips and very sweet due to the honey component.  If you’re wanting an easy gluten free, dairy free cookie recipe then I would definitely give this one a try.

Honey Biscuits

(as adapted from Eat Right for your Type’s Carob Chip Biscuits)

  • 75 ml olive oil
  • 175 ml honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 215 gm rice flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp Mixed spice or allspice or any spice you like 😉

-Preheat oven to 190 C (or in my case as close to that as possible)

-Mix everything together in a bowl. The mixture will be quite runny still.

-Place teaspoonful size lump onto a baking paper lined tray.  They will grow a bit.

-Bake for 10-15 mins or until golden.

-Place on a baking tray to cool before enjoying them with a cuppa.

 

Hope this finds you enjoying life with lots of energy to spare.

Arohanui

Y

 

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A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down…..

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Actually it was a spoonful of honey followed by a jelly-bean which equals about the same as Julie Andrew’s ideas!  Yes, we have been back on the antibiotics here for a wee girl who just keeps getting nasties that need the big guns.

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Our bribery to get the stuff down the hatch!

When antibiotics taste that yuck (so yuck that even I couldn’t stand the taste while trying to hide it in yoghurt and fruit) and herself can’t swallow pills (thankfully himself can) we have had to resort to all sorts of things to get the stuff into her.  So our honey and jelly-bean mix seemed to work until I suddenly thought “WTF!!,  I’m trying to improve her health and then I’m dosing her with stuff that is going to lower her immune system??!!”

Our yummy sugar-free, dairy-free bliss balls.

Our yummy sugar-free, dairy-free bliss balls.

Back to the drawing board.  That is when himself had a good idea of making something ourselves and we came up with some home-made Bliss balls to come to the rescue.  Between the kids and I we decided what would be delicious to add and then went about experimenting till we got the mix just right…. well I was experimenting while they were tasting 🙂 So I thought I’d share our recipe here so that if you have your own little medical resistance  you have more than a sugary treat to tempt them.

Hope this finds you all well and enjoying life.

Arohanui

Y