Slightly Sweet- Sad Apple Cookies

Have you ever abused an apple? You know, carried it around in your lunch bag or backpack for a few days. Well luckily apples have much flavor and nutrition to give, even after taking such abuse! Here’s a simple cookie recipe to use those ugly apples. This will make a batch of 5-6 slightly sweet cookies. They will satisfy your craving for a fresh baked dessert without going over the top with sugar.

Slightly Sweet- Sad Apple Cookies
1 apple grated, any variety
4-6 Tbs almond milk, divided (or your preferred milk product)
1 Tbs melted margarine or coconut oil
1 Tbs coconut sugar (or your preferred sweetener)
1 tsp flax egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of ground ginger
Stir the above ingredients together in a medium bowl. Start with just 4 tablespoons of the milk.

Once it’s all combined, stir in:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Continue to stir. If you can’t stir the flour in, add a little more milk until you have a wet cookie dough consistency. Using a spoon, plop the dough into 5 or 6 globs on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

I like to use flax eggs for binding in these small batch recipes because it’s easy to divide. To make a flax egg, stir 1 tablespoon of ground flax into 3 tablespoons of water and stir. Let it sit until it get’s gooey.

Since there are no eggs in the recipe you can pull the cookies while they are still a little gooey in the center. If they really aren’t sweet enough for you try a little sprinkle of sugar, that way the sweet will hit your taste buds on the first bite.

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Release YOUR Bon Vivant and Savor Your Life!



PJ Salsa – Divinely Hot, Devilishly Good!


This is one of the easiest and best salsa recipes I know. Grill pineapple slices and jalapeños. Remove the tops from the jalapeños and the skin from the pineapple. Either chop the pieces by hand into small chunks or place them in a food processor and pulse until they reach your desired consistency. The ratio of pineapple to jalapeño is entirely up to your taste and how hot your jalapeños are. Add a little lime juice and enjoy! It’s sweet, hot, and addictive.


Place a tuna steak on a large piece of foil. Spread the salsa on the tuna and drizzle with about an half shot of tequila. Seal the foil and place the steak in a baking pan. Roast it at 325 degrees for 45 – 60 minutes (depending on the size). Remove from the oven and serve.

tuna-pj-salsa-done_2516As you can see this will be an incredibly juicy steak! Serve it hot the first night and use the leftovers to flake on a salad or make a sandwich. Although it works well on crackers with cheese too!