My sister was in Peru recently and brought back this fabulous recipe – Salvadoran Papusas. So easy, so fun! Basically mix finely ground corn meal (called masa harina or masa de maiz) with water, add whatever toppings/stuffings you want (like cheese, herbs, cooked meat, veggies) and fry in a dry pan (no oil). I topped with Cilantro Lime Crema and these were delicious!
Finely ground corn meal
Toppings/stuffings: cheese, spices, veggies, cooked meat. I did these simply with some cheddar jalapeno cheese.
Put corn meal in a bowl and add water stirring until a soft dough forms
With hints of cinnamon, coriander, cumin and the heat of cayenne, these nuts fill your house with a savory warm aroma while baking and make a delicious snack (with or without cocktails). Garam masala is a fragrant Indian spice blend, often found in bulk.
2 cups lightly salted mixed nuts
1 1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
Preheat oven to 325
Combine all ingredients and toss to coat
Spread in a single layer on a parchment paper lined pan
Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once or twice during cooking
Inspired by Elana’s Pantry, these Star (and Moon!) Cookies are a fun fall treat. I went to a Waldorf school a long time ago in a far away land.. and sun, moon and star cookies were an autumn tradition as part of the Moon Lantern Festival, which I’ll blog about another day. In the meantime, enjoy these high protein, not too sweet cookies.
2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
small dash of sea salt
¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup coconut oil, melted
5 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients
In a smaller bowl, mix together coconut oil, agave and vanilla
Mix wet ingredients into dry, then chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour (or overnight worked as well)
Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper until ¼ inch thick
Remove top piece of parchment paper and cut out cookies with a small star cutter
Using a metal spatula, place stars on a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake at 350° until lightly browned around the edges, 5-8 minutes
Cool completely prior to handling cookies
Super mom tip: these are great as a frozen treat and thaw quickly in room temperature for a few minutes! They are a nice high-protein/low-glycemic snack for little tummies.