Welcome to the new layout. I know I’ve changed the layout of my blog a couple of times, but now I’m done. I’m very happy with this one.
I finally pulled myself together and bought a theme. I never really liked any of the free ones. I’ve bought the theme Mint Leaf from a lovely etsy shop called Dont Tell Anyone. If you ever consider buting a theme yourself you have to check out that shop. All of the themes are gorgeous and the service is excellent!
I just came home from a very nice weekend trip to my grandmother. It is always nice visiting her. We usually cook a lot and go for a lot of walks.
My grandmother has just written down the story of her childhood. She grew up on a big farm on Funen and she remembers the second world war clearly. A very interesting read. Anyway, she asked me if I could help her adding photos to the story. And so I did. It was so much fun to look though all those old photos. I love old black and white photos like these. Check out the ones above. Pictures of my grandmother as a very little girl (she’s 78 years old by now).
One of the days my grandmother found an old box full of slides from the 60’s. There were tone of pictures of my very own mother as a baby and very little girl. And some of my granddad, whom I’ve sadly never known, since he died at a very young age. The little box in which you placed the slides in order to look at them pretty much resembled the microscopes we use in biotechnology. We recently found out that we could take a photo through the lens my our phones and in that way get a great picture of whatever was in the microscope, so I thought “Why not try that with the slides”. And it totally worked! So now I have some very nice old photos on my computer.
It was so nice to look trough them. Old pictures are the true treasuries in life.
Enough talking about old photos and photo techniques. Let’s talk brownies.
My recipe on healthy avocado chocolate cookies is by far the most popular post on this blog. Many people have requested a recipe on a healthy brownie as well. I really love the cookies so I was so up for the challenge. So here it is: The healthiest brownie you’ll ever get.
These brownies are very dense (we like under baked brownies right?) but slightly more cloud-like than the usual brownie.
I know – it sounds silly right? Healthy Avocado Cookies. You must think I’m crazy.
Well, I don’t blame you. I did think I was crazy when I started making these cookies. It was just kind of an experiment. And I must admit, that I didn’t really believe the result would be good.
For a long time I’ve been wanting to try making some 100% healthy cookies. Not just like those you find, where the sugar has been replaced with sweeteners or half of the butter replaced with canola oil. Seriously? Should fake un-natural sweeteners be healthier than usual sugar? Well, I get stevia since it is still natural, but I really don’t think those chemically produced sweeteners are good for you. Still, white sugar isn’t really healthy I know. My solution? I always try to go for other kinds of sweeteners – natural sweeteners to be exact.
Usually I end up using honey or maple syrup, but this time I tried something new (well, almost new – I used it in my healthy chocolate granola as well): Coconut Sugar.
That stuff is amazing!
What else makes these cookies healthy? Well, here’s a list:
NOTES - These cookies are absolutely best when completely cold. Storing them in the fridge over night makes them perfect - * Some people might like a bit more sweetener. I like my cookies bitter. - * Instead of coconut sugar you can use 1/2 cup of honey - * I recently made a batch of these using 1 banana instead of the coconut sugar. The result was great. If using banana instead I highly recommend making the cookies using the food processor method. - CALORIES: I do not usually count my calories for personal reasons, but one reader has calculated them for me: If you sub maple syrup for honey and add one tbsp. oat flour and make ten cookies each one has 75 calories
These cookies can be made vegan by subbing the egg for a chia egg.
Method: In your coffee grinder, grind 1 tbsp. chia seeds until fine. Mix with 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes for it to turn into a gel. Use instead of the egg.