43 (and the birth of the no-cheat cookie)

The kitchen becomes a lab; trying for a "non-cheat" cookie.
OK, guys. There’s been a whole lotta cheatin’ goin’ on, and I think I should try for a week free from cheats. Starting today. In service of that goal, I set out to make a cookie that would not have me crankin’ the burpees out. Therefore, I present to you the no-cheat cookie:
The no-cheat.
Here’s the recipe (it’s very similar to the coconut chocolate chip cookie, with some modifications):

1 1/4 C almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/8 C coconut oil
1/6ish C agave (sorry for the unconventional measure; I use my 1/4 C measure and don’t fill it all the way)
1 tsp vanilla

1/4 C each chopped pecans and chopped pistachios

coconut flakes

Pre-heat oven to 325.

Pulse the almond meal, salt, soda, and cocoa powder in the food processor for about a minute.

Combine agave, coconut oil, and vanilla in a bowl.

Combine wet and dry ingredients. Fold in nutz. (Next time, I’ll chop the nuts a bit more finely; as you can see in the above picture, the pistachios would rather NOT be part of the cookie, thankyouverymuch. They tried very hard to escape).
Looks like hope.
Moosh dough into your preferred shape. Cookie is a good shape, but if you made them into rectangles, they could pass as energy bars and be spared the stigma of being a dessert.

Press the bottoms of your cookies (or bars) into a plate of coconut flakes, and then place onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10ish minutes. Makes about 12 cookies.

Look, Ma (er, Kelsey)! No-cheat!

one egg scrambled + 3 oz of leftover grilled steak + mushrooms heated in the pan
coffee + coconut milk

3 oz grilled steak, sliced and re-heated with brussels and mushrooms
2 no-cheat cookies

[Eaten in small portions between 6:00 and 8:00]
half a grilled chicken breast
apple + celery + spoonful of almond butter
20 pistachios + 4 small dates

one no-cheat cookie

WOD: 21-15-9 of squat cleans, jerks, and ring dips. Forgot to get my time, which was probably close to 30 minutes (I have to rest between each ring dip or they are un-doable). Did 75# for the squat cleans and jerks, and it felt pretty good. Not easy, but good.


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