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The Proof Is In the Rice: Brown Rice Crispy Treats

Virtuous desserts are in high demand these days, folks. Sugar, increasingly portrayed as the satanic bearer of everything that ails us, from premature aging to cancer, is on the outs while an intriguing variety of alternative (read: “hip”) sweeteners have descended upon your organic food aisle. This does not mean that we will collectively shun the sweet stuff, the one taste that humans are born craving, oh no, how could we deny an evolutionary impulse so strong that it has the power to cause even the most devout kale crunchers to polish off a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in one go? Rather than deny an evolutionary impulse, suffice to say I’m more than willing to try a few alternatives.
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How to Have Your Cookies and Eat Them, Too: Teff Peanut Butter Cookies

“New year, new you” blah blah blah. Amongst my circle, cutting down on white sugar is by far the most unanimous resolution. However, if you’re like me, there is no way in hell that you’re cutting out sweets. Not only do I advise against cutting out sweets for countless emotional and psychological reasons, but also for physical ones. They say withdrawal is a terrible thing… so WHY go cold turkey when you can whip up a batch of these delightful little bundles of joy? Made with teff flour, a veritable nutritional powerhouse from Ethiopia full of fiber, protein and iron and sweetened with maple syrup, these cookies are rather righteous. Oh, and they’re vegan to boot.
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