Picture this..It is a hot summer day and you are sitting on your deck, enjoying the sights and sounds of the backyard. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. This call for a beverage. The Classic Canadian Beverage – the Caesar.
As the story goes, the caesar (which for our friends south of the Canadian border is similar to your Bloody Mary cocktail), was invented in Calgary Alberta by restaurant manager/bartender Walter Chell. Walter thought it was a good idea to combine the flavours of a favourite pasta dish – Spaghetti alle vangole and make a cocktail. He mixed clam and tomato juice with vodka, worcestershire sauce and spices. Spices can be anything that adds that little kick. Some use tabasco sauce, or horseradish or hot sauce. The cocktail was poured into a glass of which the rim was dusted with celery salt.
I don’t know about you, but this hormone balancing act is exhausting. Things change so quickly and there is so much information out there. What might work for one person, might not work for the next. For me it is a lot of trial and error and I love to read about and try new things that give some health benefit. Today’s herb of choice is Maca. Have you heard of Maca? The Maca plant is grown in the Andes of central Peru and Peruvians have used maca for years . I have been researching how to use maca for hormone balancing. Which happens to be one of the many benefits of this plant.
Almond butter is my fav. I literally eat almond butter once every day for either breakfast or lunch or snack (!) so making these gluten free almond butter cookies was a no brainer.
We have a little time these days, and quite a few of us are baking up a storm. Sources say we are baking because, as humans, we seek a creative outlet. I must confess, I don’t feel there is any creative angle being filled when I’m baking. Let’s be real. When I’m baking these days it’s because I’ve got a craving, I’m bored, and I’ve got time to kill. That, and the fact that I can’t face the thought of heading to the scary grocery store to buy something store bought.