Going egg-/ dairy-/ gluten-free? Deal with it.

For the past three months I have been experiencing some very strange and serious reactions, to well, we are not sure yet.  It seems that the Ontario health system and the Naturopath also agree that I have developed some incredible food sensitivities including a very inbalanced candidia problem. The food sensitivities are not limited to:

  1. peanuts

  2. gluten

  3. sugar

  4. dairy

  5. shellfish

  6. citrus fruits

  7. melons

  8. potatoes and tomatoes

  9. pork

  10. beef

  11. alcohol

  12. vinegar

  13. eggs

Now chocolate is on the list, but raw/roasted cacao beans aren’t. Thank goodness because I have 2 kg of beans in my cupboard left from our Chocolate exhibit two years ago. I am also relieved because I can have as much garlic and onions as I please.

In an attempt to create something to eat without cheating too much on my new diet I came up with the following:

Coconut-Cacao Cookies Coconut flour and coconut oil give these chewy chocolate chip cookies a delicious subtle coconut background flavour.

Ingredients

  1. 2 Tbsp ground chia seeds

  2. 6 Tbsp cold water

  3. ¼ cup coconut oil – melted

  4. ¼ cup organic (unrefined) cane sugar

  5. ½ cup coconut milk

  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla

  7. ¼ teaspoon salt

  8. ⅓ cup coconut flour

  9. ⅓ cup cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, measure 2 Tbsp ground chia seeds and 6 Tbsp cold water. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes until a gel forms. This is your chia egg.

  3. In your super amazing kitchen aid mixer, add melted coconut oil, sugar, coconut milk, vanilla, and salt.

  4. Using a rubber spatula, stir in coconut flour and chocolate chips.

  5. Scoop cookies using two teaspoons evenly between two baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned.

  6. Let cookies cool completely before removing from pan.

Makes a dozen drop cookies that taste FANTASTIC!  They don’t really hold their shape, and are a wee bit too sweet but man then are GOOD! If you try this recipe, be sure to add your review and any tips on making them more cookie-like.

#dairyfree #eggfree #glutenfree

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