My Sweet Marie

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These little cookies are delicious! They’re easy to do and so tasty, you can serve them to everyone, no need to make a glutinous version, this version will make everyone happy! here’s what you need;


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil melted or soft at least
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3/4 – 1 cup strawberry or any flavor jam


  1. Mix all the ingredients (except jam) together.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Using a spoon, take out bits and make balls, the size of meatballs and make a thumbprint in them.
  4. In the print place a small amount of jam. Place on parchment lined trays.
  5. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Watch closely they will bake fast!
  6. Enjoy!



These cookies will fill your home with great smells and call upon some wonderful memories of your grand-mother baking in the kitchen! Go on, you know you want to bake them! Here’s how;


  • 1 cup butter or non-dairy sub
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger dry
  • 3/4 cup crystalized ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp xantham gum (if not in your flour blend)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  3. Add in the egg, vanilla and molasses.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger.
  5. Fold all together adding in the raisins and crystalized ginger.
  6. Form the dough into 1″ balls.
  7. In a smaller bowl pour in enough sugar to make about 1″ at the bottom of the bowl.
  8. roll the cookie balls in the sugar and place on cookies trays covered with parchment.
  9. Press the balls to make flat circles.
  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  11. Store in air tight containers and/or freeze some of them for future use!


Here’s a recipe that will please the kids,  big and small!  They are healthy and gluten-free! I love when I come across these recipes and then try them and they work, who knew? Nothing but goodness in these, make a batch today then head out  and enjoy them with the kiddos on a blanket, in the park today!


  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 2 cups of g.f. oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I like chunky, you do what you like)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla.


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Let the batter stand for 20 minutes.
  4. Drop by the spoonful on an UNGREASED cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Personally I think these would benefit from a few chocolate chips too, I use the Enjoy Life brand, they are gluten, soy and dairy free!

If you’re looking for a little sweetness without the after-guilt, here’s a recipe that may work for you! There’s no sugar or fat in them! The best part is they are gluten and dairy free! Enjoy!


  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Mix all together. Drop on baking sheet by teaspoonful.
  2. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

Last night I watched an episode of Lisa Ling’s that we had PVR’d and it was all about childhood obesity! It was originally aired in January but we were away and only now catching up with all these PVR’d shows! I was frightened to hear that 1 in 3 children in America is overweight and 1 in 6 is obese! That is outrageous in this day and age! We are supposedly in the time of information. Information is available at all times, why are we not getting it? People do your research!

There was one 12-year-old girl on there that was 350 lbs, hello? I get that as a mother we don’t want to admit that our child has an issue but really are we not setting them up for failure in the future? It is almost certain that she’ll be obese as an adult now! We need to snap out of it and wake up! We’ve got our heads buried in the sand and we need to help these kids out! I know how difficult it is to stay healthy as an adult, imagine a child having the parent buying pop tarts, chips and ice cream, what are they to do? It’s all about education, stop buying the crap!

I have a 12-year-old niece that I saw on the weekend at our Easter celebration. Her weight had got as high as 190 lbs, when she walked in, I did not recognise her! She has lost 43 lbs so far, and she is doing this all on her own! She finally decided that this is enough and stopped eating junk! She does Pilates every morning, eats 3 healthy meals and 2 healthy snacks every day and she walks after school! By doing it right, she is setting herself up for success! She looks amazing and is feeling great! She tells me she has more energy, is happier and all around feeling better! Now if a 12-year-old can do it, I can! My 12-year-old niece has inspired me to get into better shape. I like to think that I am fit but the truth is, I am still overweight. With her inspiration, I can do it!

My dear readers, if you have an overweight child, please open your eyes and help them out! Get a doctor’s advice and find yourself a good nutritionist! If your child cries for more food, as the  100 lb 4 year-old did on Lisa Ling’s special, then hand them a piece of fruit or veggie sticks! Don’t hand them a Twinkie because you feel bad, you are not helping them! You feeling guilt is what got them fat in the first place! A small child does not need a lot of food, it needs healthy veggies,proteins, fruits and exercise, that’s all! And no sodas! What is wrong with a glass of water? Give them water or milk but please limit the juice and no pop! A small child should not even know what pop taste like!

Ok now I am preaching, but really if you can catch Lisa Ling’s special, it will open your eyes and perhaps you can save a child! To my beautiful Leah, I am so very proud of you, you go girl!

Healthiest regards,

Sweet Marie