Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Great Maple Syrup Quandry

Hi There!
OK, so today's dilemma was that I bought this HUGE jug of Maple Syrup but I accidentally bought the wrong kind...DARK Amber (I prefer the taste of a lighter syrup) Hmm, what to do? So I started to search for recipes in which to use all this Maple Syrup so it does not go to waste...and here's my first attempt:

A GREAT website btw!

I substituted sesame seeds for flax/chia seeds (didn't want to go out so I used what i had in the house) and I used chick pea (garbanzo bean) flour to make the cookies a good high protein snack (oats as the whole grain plus the flour as the legume source.)

Waa-laa!! They came out pretty good! Kind of protein-y tasting (in a good way) and not overly sweet (which is fine by me b/c this way I am not tempted to eat too many of them) but pretty satisfying and nice w/a cup of herbal tea!

So check out he recipe and the rest of the great recipes on this amazing website, you'll be glad you did!

Cheers (proudly holds cookie high up in air)
Susan XX

Thursday, September 16, 2010

How often have you had a chance to have a 20 pound bag of dog food donated to a shelter simply for writing a blog post? It’s really that easy. Pedigree has upped the ante big time. And please spread this message: The food drive is not limited to pet blogs. Imagine if we could spread this message beyond our circles and see how far it goes? The numbers could be substantial. Here is the full scoop:

  • Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
  • This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.

  • Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

Warmly, Susan and Miss Chloe Greyhound