I’ve been trying a few new things this week!
1. Like these new grain-free ginger cookies.
I figured I should probably get started on developing some holiday cookie recipes, so I started with one of my very favorites. These cookies are properly combined, and have already surpassed my old favorite recipe for chewy gingerbread cookies!
Now that my favorites are covered, what other cookies do you look forward to over the holidays?
2. I also tried a new grain-free granola recipe.
Rather than using added oil or sweeteners, I simply used a mashed banana as a binder! I thought it was brilliant, but the resulting cereal is less crispy and less sweet than my original Pumpkin Seed Granola.
If you never see the recipe for this one, you can blame Austin. He’s requested that I never make any other type of granola again, since he loves the this version so much.
3. I’ve also had my heart set on creating a healthier Butterfinger!
I have a pile of Butterfinger-like-caramel sitting in my trash can now. We have way too many delicious treats in our kitchen to waste our time eating the failures.
4. To balance out all these sweet experiments, I’ve been drinking LOTS of green juice!
I’m not sure this will become a regular thing, only because the idea of eating raw eggs still freaks me out.
5. I also tried something new for washing my hair.
Baking soda! All you do is mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water, and rub it into your hair like you would regular shampoo. It won’t lather, but it will leave your hair feeling nice and clean! For extra cleaning power, follow with a splash of apple cider vinegar in your hair. (And keep your eyes and mouth shut tight while rinsing!)
The result? My hair felt great, and I love how cheap and easy this solution is. I’ve heard that baking soda can help prevent frizz, so I’m looking forward to seeing if I notice a difference in that department.
Reader Feedback: Have you tried anything new this week?