Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Fay Recipe =0)

Well, since Fay was well on its way, and store shelves were scarcely stocked (with Isaiah-friendly food anyway), I decided to throw a few things together in case the electricity went out. Here's what I came up with . . .

No-Nutty Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies =0)
These cookies are free of tree nuts, peanuts, milk, wheat, eggs, and soy.
1/4 cup palm oil shortening
3/4 cup plain apple sauce
1/2 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unbleached organic sugar
3 tsp Ener-G egg replacer mixed with 4 tbsp of warm water (the equivalent of 2 eggs)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups corn flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (or 2, whatever you like best)
3 cups of oatmeal (I used the old fashioned organic oats)
1 heaping handful of sunflower seeds (raw organic)
1 heaping handful pumpkin seeds (raw organic)
1/2 cup to 1 cup of Enjoy Life (milk-free, soy-free, nut-free . . .) chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F)
2. Beat together shortening, apple sauce, syrup, honey, and sugar until well blended.
3. Mix the egg replacer. Add egg replacer to the sugar mixture along with the vanilla; mix well.
4. Combine corn flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add to the sugar mixture and mix well.
5. Stir in oats, seeds, and chocolate chips. Mix well.
6. Put in the refrigerator for 30 to 1 hour. (This is a great time to preheat the oven)
7. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until a nice golden-brown color. They should be more of a bronze color, though. =0)
9. Make sure they are thoroughly cool before removing from the cookie sheet (gluten-free baked goods will fall apart unless they are thoroughly cooled).

Makes approximately 4 dozen.

You can also make bar cookies with these . . .
Bake 30 to 35 minutes in an ungreased 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan. Cool thoroughly before cutting.

Here are a picture of Isaiah's cookies (he says they're yummy!!) =0)

They taste really good with a glass of rice "milk" =0)

Enjoy! =0)

As far as Fay goes . . .

So far so good. Obviously, at the time I was writing this post, we still have electricity. =0) It is pretty windy outside and we have had a lot of rain. The lights have flickered a few times and we almost lost our electricity . . . but it came right back on. In fact, we have even kept our Direct TV connection (we usually lose it in the heavy rain . . . but not today). The rain started this morning, but wasn't continuous (and it wasn't really all that windy either). It was also overcast most of the day.

At about 2 or 3, however, it started getting quite a bit darker and windy. Fay's outer bands started hitting us about then (which is about the same time we lost our electricity for about 1 second). Here are a few pictures of our day . . .

Isaiah was resting most of the day =0)

I guess his hand was tasty =0)

Pictures from inside the house . . . the door got a little foggy.

My attempt at getting a picture of rain drops in the puddle =0)

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