Welcome to Kurisu no Kitchen: (Kris’ Kitchen).
I have always wanted to do a cooking show in Japanese ever since I lived in Japan (they have all sorts of fun TV shows mostly about traveling to different places and eating food). When I moved to Japan back in 2002, I didn’t speak the language or know hardly anyone there. I also had not yet figured out how to take public transportation so I spent much of my first week there watching Japanese television, which is fascinating by the way. It mostly consists of food. Shows about food. Show about cooking food. Shows about eating traveling to different areas of Japan eating the same food (i.e. a ramen tour of Japan). Shows about eating different foods in different regions of Japan. Really just any way to highlight the wonders of food.
In the beginning of attempting this gluten-free, processed foods-free, dairy-free and boring diet, the wonder of food seemed to be stripped away. Lately, I have been rediscovering the wonder and magnificence of food through a more strict and health conscious eye.
So, in my first ever attempt to make a cooking show in Japanese, I will show you how to make gluten, sugar, lactose, processed goods-free delicious Almond Butter Cookies. These are super delicious cookies. I appropriated them from Detoxonista’s “Raw Cookie Dough Cookies Bites”. You can find her recipe at: http://detoxinista.com/2013/03/raw-cookie-dough-bites-vegan/
I added some ingredients to make a tasty and even more health packed cookies that can double as protein bars (more so than a dessert but are tasty enough to act as dessert as well).
You can check out my instructional video here: http://youtu.be/b6HAW_Yu8AE
Recipe: (Should make around 21-24 cookies)
-Preheat oven to 375 F
-1 cup of nut flour (I use the dehydrated pulp from my nut milk I make each week–almonds, cashews, shelled hemp seeds) If you use nut flour from the store, you may not need as much oil as they will have more oil in them naturally.
-1/4 cup of coconut oil (softened)
-1/4 cup of maple syrup (definitely not the high fructose corn syrup stuff)
-6 tablespoons of almond butter
-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
-3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
-2 teaspoons of maca powder (optional)
-2 heaping tablespoons of hemp protein (optional)
Mix all together, blop onto parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 F for about 10 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges. Place on a cooling rack and eat.
And EAT!!! Oishiiiii:)