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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Peanut Butter Hemp Cookies #backtoschoolweek

I am completely obsessed with a new cookbook I bought.  Well it is cookbook/change your life book.  It is called the Power of Food by Adam Hart.  I highly suggest you follow him on twitter or FB.   The book is vegetarian,with many vegan recipes as well. It essentially highlights numerous foods that have great benefits, like quinoa, almonds, hemp & sesame seeds, legumes, blueberries, kale and more.  It is one of those books where I flipped through and every recipe sounded cool and delicious.   I am not a vegan or vegetarian but I don't eat than much meat.  I do love my eggs and cheese though.   If this book though, helps me in getting better foods in my body that I am still on board.  It will be fun to go through the book and just learn new ways to cook with great quality ingredients.

So the kids are going back to school, hard to believe it is here already.  It is now time to get back into routine, homework, school events, projects, fall sports and getting organized.  Back to school calls for easy healthy meals and snacks.   These peanut butter hemp cookies from the Power of Food book are exactly that.  Thanks to Adam hemp seeds are going to be my new best friend.  So easy to add to things.

Peanut Butter Hemp Cookies

(adapted from The Power of Food)

  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Banana Granola Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1) Preheat the oven to 350F.  Line a baking sheet with silpat or parchment. 
2) Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.    Using a small ice cream scoop, place rounds on to a baking sheet.  Press down making a criss cross with an X.    
3) Bake for about 10-12 minutes, cookies will be lightly golden.   Store in the fridge in an airtight container. 

Note:  If you use regular or chunky peanut butter these are gluten free.  

Don't forget to enter the #BacktoSchoolWeek giveaway - HERE

There is also going to be more prizes handed out at the end of the week during our pinchat.  Check out the prizes and details below.

Here's how it works:
  1. Go to the #BacktoSchoolWeek pin board on Pinterest here. It will be full of fun Pin graphics with questions about back to school. You can re-pin the questions, answer questions in the comment section of the pins and pin crafts/recipes to the board as answers to questions {only the comments on the question pins count as entries to the PinChatLive giveaway} How fun is that?!? {**Only ONE comment per question pin per person, please. Pinterest views multiple comments from the same person on the same pin to be spam}
  2. Go to the YouTube video that will be happening during the PinChatLive from 6-7 pm EST Sunday Aug 25th. We’ll be chatting about back to school and doing a play-by-play of the pinning. You'll be able to see and hear the hosts of #BacktoSchoolWeek and some of the participating bloggers! Comments on the video count as PinChatLive giveaway entries!
  3. You'll be able to watch/listen to the YouTube video while you see the PinChat unfold on Pinterest. Cool, right? 
Hope you can join us, it's going to be a Pin-tastic time!Cool, right? 

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