Things that I know.
Planning a honeymoon will always, always be more fun than writing essays.
So lately my life has involved me staying up to all hours of the morning searching for things like, “best travel blogs,” “small town tropical honeymoon,” “oceanfront honeymoon cottage.” I’m hoping I’ll find some little, tropical town with a serene, secluded beach and lots of coconuts to drink out of and horses to ride and waves and food.
When Andrew and I were talking about honeymoon destinations I said I just wanted to be able to “eat fun snacks.” He thought that was the most ridiculous response. Ever. But if you’re here, reading a food blog, you get me. Tell me you get me. I just want to be able to walk to little outdoor cafes and local restaurants and eat random (dairy-free) things I’ve never heard of. So yes, that is what I would like out of a honeymoon…snacks.
Right now Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas or Northern California are on the list. They always went to Cabo on that show Laguna Beach so you know like maybe we should like totally do that too. If you have honeymoon destination ideas I’d love to hear them. Right now our plan of action is to go on a date to Barnes & Noble and spend hours looking through travel magazine/books. And I’m pretty darn excited about it.
In other news, a Girl Scout rang my door tonight. And I didn’t answer. Does that make me a bad person? I’m thinking yes. I didn’t want to tell her no. And she was so cute. Andrew was like, “why didn’t you just buy cookies?” And I was like, “yeah, I just should have.”
But then what would I complain to y’all about? You see the predicament!?
I also got a hair cut the other day and the hairdresser said to me, “are you always this quiet?” This was after she told me that, “Your hair is so full and thick on top but then thin and kind of brittle at the ends.” Why yes. Yes it is. Good observations. And yes. I am this quiet after you say things like that to me.
This is gonna sound anti-social so prepare yourself. I think there should be an option when you get your hair cut. A talking or no talking option. If you walk in for your appointment and check the ‘no-talking box,’ then 30 minutes of conversation-free relaxation awaits you. When I get my hair cut I just want to close my eyes and let someone play with my hair which is one of the best feelings ever. Yes, I want a ‘no-talking’ option…and these cookies.
Okay, so these cookies kinda taste like those soft sprinkles , but I don’t even really like those sprinkles that much but I love the taste of these cookies. So that makes like no sense. (If you just clicked that link, sorry about the tongue. I should have warned you)
The cookies are pretty fragile so they wouldn’t be good to make ice cream sandwiches out of or anything like that. They are not crunchy AT ALL (win)…but are instead soft and doughy.
Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies with Buckwheat Groats
makes 1 dozen cookies
[oh so slightly adapted from the brilliant Katie]
2/3 cup + 1/2 cup oat flour (plus an additional 1-2 Tbsp needed for flouring cookie sheet)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated cane juice (or white sugar)
1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
3 Tbsp buckwheat groats
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
3-5 Tbsp almond milk
Preheat oven to 380F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and sprinkle with 1-2 Tbsp oat flour. These cookies are sticky(!) so the goal is to make that cookie sheet super non-stick.
In a bowl, combine oat flour, salt, baking soda, brown sugar, white sugar, pecans, and buckwheat groats. In a separate bowl, combine vanilla extract, vegetable oil and almond milk. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips. [Eat a spoonful of cookie dough because it's vegan and has no raw eggs in it.]
Now dough will be sticky so wet your hands constantly while rolling the cookie dough into balls in order to avoid the dough sticking to your fingers. Roll dough into 12 cookies and place on a super non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven. Cookies should appear slightly under cooked. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then use a metal spatula to transfer them to a cooling rack.