Thursday, January 1, 2009

Risky Cookies

Hey guys!!! I'm surprised you're up so early after all that partying you did last night. I figured I wouldn't see you until at least 2 hehe I went to bed around 1:30. My friend, Desiree, came over and we watched Risky Business. I was completely shocked by this movie- you guys didn't warn me!! It was all centered around sex and prostitution. I'm glad I saw it though. I feel like it's a trashy classic that everyone has to see. The lady at Family Video even told me "There's a really sexy train scene, so look out for that." Ummm, look out for that??? How could anyone with the sense of sight miss that???

Okay. I can already tell that this post is going the wrong way and my mom will read it and gasp.

So let's talk dehydrators. I don't have a fancy one, but it does the job. I got it from Bed, Bath, and Beyond and I am obsessed with it!!! I use it every day and it's been going strong. It has 5 trays, but you can also buy more if you need them. I would definitely recommend getting one if you like dried fruits or want to make more RAW foods. It's so much cheaper to make your own rather than buying a bag of dried mangoes for 5 bux.

To demonstrate all that this dehydrator can do, here's a cookie recipe that I made up a few nights ago. I loved these!! I ate them drizzled (drenched) in agave nectar for dessert. I also ate them plain when I went to the movies yesterday with my dad. We saw an Egyptian movie about mummies at the Carnegie Science Center. Who doesn't love watching the mummification process on big screen?? haha

I've never described a cookie as "smokey" but this one was. They also kept me full because they are filled with nuts. I might add a few dates next time to make them sweeter, but I didn't have any. So as of now, they aren't a sweet cookie- more like an energy cookie.

Egyptian Energy Cookies

1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw shelled pistachios
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1/2 medium-size banana
1/4 cup goji berries

Directions: Throw all of that in the food processor until it's well-blended. Shape into little balls, flatten them with your palm, and dehydrate for about 3 hours on 105F. These don't have any liquid, so they dehydrate pretty quickly. You can dehydrate for a few hours longer if you like your cookies crunchy. I prefer a soft cookie. They taste good fresh and warm straight from the dehydrator. I made 8 cookies.

18 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

VERY intriguing cookies there!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, JOANNA!!!!!!

Emily said...

I've never heard of dehydrating cookies! I bet they were delicious, and I love the name of them.

I haven't seen Risky Business in years. I kinda feel like watching it now.

foodfashionfun said...

Happy New Year Jo! And I love the name "Egyptian Energy Cookies" awesomeness

Lovliebutterfly said...

Those cookies look interesting! Happy New Year! I'll take your recommendation for the movie, I haven't watched it!

♥Reeni said...

I didn't know you could make cookies in a dehydrator! I'm learning new and amazing things from you everyday! I would actually eat those and you know how into baked goodies I am! Everything in them sounds yummy!

Megan said...

o0o egyptian energy cookies, they look so tasty!

im so glad you warned me about risky business! I've never seen it, and of course i just assumed it featured tom cruise sliding about in his socks for 90 minutes!

Gina said...

I reeeeally want a dehydrator. Like, a lot. I think I may have to wait until I move though, I don't have enough room for another appliance.

Your cookies look so yummy and healthy.

Happy New Year!!

foodfashionfun said...

A juice fast sounds awesome! I would love to do one, but how does it work??

miss v said...

i like that recipe. i haven't used my dehydrator in a couple months, but i think i may have to dig it out for these. :)


happy 2009!

Kelly said...

You're really cute. I have the same food dehydrator. The only thing I wish it had was some sort of ability to set the time and have automatic shut off because some recipes take SO long and I hate waiting around until after they are done.

Daniel said...

Hi Joanna,
Thanks for writing the last couple of posts on your dehydrator and also for sharing so many raw recipes. One of my goals this year is to explore raw foods and you've already given me quite a few great ideas!

Dan
Casual Kitchen

Jenn said...

Hey, I told you Risky Business was even worse than I remembered. It's not called risky business for nothing! Glad you're catching up on 80's classics. :-) I just watched Top Gun yesterday. I forget why people like Tom Cruise until I see that. Two words. Volleyball scene.

Cookies look awesome.

jessy said...

that's a pretty sweet dehydrator, Joanna! yay! :) your egyptian energy cookies look awesome! i love that you put agave nectar on them, too. i loooove me some agave nectar! delicious!

that's too funny on Risky Business. i've never seen it either. interesting....

happy new year to you!

River said...

Like anyone could miss the sexy train scene! I need to get me a dehydrator, but I've been saying that for years!
Happy New Year Jo!! :)

Burp~! said...

mmm, nice! why are they called egyptian though?

foodfashionfun said...

heck yes I want to do it! teehee. I just have to go to the grocery store.. because other than naners we don't have any fruit!!!I should probably try it out for a few days to make sure I can go without chewing food though! I am one of thsoie people that has to eat like every two or three hours lol. yeash, I'm weird like that haha

Burp~! said...

lol and I thought it was because the ingredients were "egyptian" or something...
do you still crave cakes?

Bethany said...

you posted a pic of tom from risky business a while ago. what did you think it would be like? ha ha! seriously, he was way better then than he is now.