Monday, August 07, 2006

Lunchtime Ramblings...

For lunch today, I brought the smoky lentil dip with a layer of chipotle salsa on top. The two were great together with blue corn chips for dipping. I should have snapped a photo of my laptop lunchbox, but I was lazy.

Last night, I also made Dreena's coconut lime cookies. I'm generally a chocolate or peanut butter person, but these cookies are amazingly good. I'll have to take a photo tonight. Of course, I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I had no coconut extract, so I used Malibu coconut rum. Also, I ran out of maple syrup. I subbed brown rice syrup for the remainder of the maple syrup.

My last cookie disaster taught me a lesson. My aluminum free baking powder says to double it in recipes. It has worked fine most of the time, but with Dreena's recipes doubling is not necessary. For now, I'm using the aluminum free as regular and things are ok.

So with substitutions and aluminum free baking powder, I ended up with yummy cookies. Perhaps it was the Malibu rum!


Anonymous said...

lol! Yeah... it must've been the run :) Your dips, btw, sound delish. I'll have to try them soon!

KleoPatra said...

Malibu Coconut Rum. Way to be innovative with the ingredients there, Jody.

Love the dippers. Sounds so good!!

Jen said...

Malibu rum cookies! I might have to try that substition... sounds tasty :)

funwithyourfood said...

I like chocolate and coconut
I should make a cookie like that!