Friday, July 13, 2012

I want to...honestly!

I want to post...really I do!
I have so many great ideas, topics, and events.
But I have rather high standards for my posts, and when I've fallen short of those standards it bugs me and I either hide away, or I spend way to much time trying to make up for it in a very limited amount of time when I should be spending time with the boys, cleaning, etc. I need to just relax and let the posts happen.

Also I'm about to move so I'll post more soon...hopefully.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Dairy-free No-Bake Lactation Cookies

Here is my recipe for Dairy-Free No-Bake Lactation Cookies

1 1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 C Coconut Oil
1/2 C full fat Coconut milk
1/2 C Peanut Butter...I prefer crunchy
1/2 C whole or ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C Shredded Coconut 
 3+ C oats (steal cut is supposed to be best, but what ever you use don't use quick oats, most of the nutrients )

I let my coconut milk sit in the fridge, open without shaking and take the thick cream off the top, underneath is coconut water which I don't use, this makes the cookies creamier.

Put the first 4 ingredients in a medium to large saucer, bring to a gentle simmer until the sugar is melted and no longer gritty.

Take off heat, add peanut butter, vanilla, flax seeds, and shredded coconut, one at a time. Then add oats, I like a LOT of oats so adjust according to your personal preference.

I cover a plate with wax paper and drop spoonfuls of batter on, when it is full I add another sheet of wax paper on top and keep dropping.

Either leave them out all night, or put them in the fridge. I prefer my chocolate to be cold, so I keep my in the fridge.

I have noticed a distinct increase in my milk supply when I started eating these on a semi regular basis. And they are SO Yummy!!!!

You can make these with milk and butter if you prefer, but they may not be as sweet, coconut milk and oil are naturally sweet so I had to lower the sugar by half a cup and compensate the dry to liquid ratio with the shredded coconut and flax seed. Work with it a little and you should make it work.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Potty Talk

I'm watching Cars 2 with Gabriel, we haven't seen it since it was in the theaters. Well we were watching the part where Mater goes to the bathroom. My husband mentioned how they were making fun of the new 'fancy shmancy' toilets in Japan. So I did some searching online because I'm a generally curious person and like to look things up when I'm interested. Here is a hilarious and informative article.

What do you think of these? Would you, if money weren't an issue, put one in your bathroom?