Recipe Week – Day 5, Cookies!

You heard right, cookies!  What better way to end off a week than a sweet treat?  The difference between these cookies and a typical recipe are the simplicity and quality of ingredients.  So the potential of a flare-up is drastically reduced as they are grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.

chocolate chip baked cookies

Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes around a dozen cookies.  Original Source Recipe from Cupcakes OMG!


  • 1 cup raw almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (you can use slightly more or less based on your preference)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cream tartar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • (Optional if you cannot have chocolate) 1/4 cup Enjoy Life chips (more/less if you like)


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line cookie sheet with non-stick foil.
2. In a bowl, whisk all ingredients (except the chips) together. When combined, gently fold in chips to incorporate.
3. Using a regular spoon, spoon about 2 TBSP worth of batter onto the cookie sheet, about 1.5 inches about. The batter is loose, but it actually doesn’t spread a lot.
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until just slightly firm). Remove from oven and let cool for another 10 minutes on the cookie sheet. This is important to make sure they “set up” right.
5. Remove cookies from sheet and allow to finish cooling on a cookie rack. Store in an airtight container.
raw cookie dough

Raw Cookie Dough Bites

This is one of my most requested desserts that I make.  No baking required and can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.


  • 1/2 cup raw coconut butter / manna
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt (add at the end)
  • 1 3/4 cup dates, pitted (easier if they have been soaked for a 1/2 day)
  • (Optional)  2 1/2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 6 Tbps (1/3  – 1/2 cup) raw cacao nibs (you can also sub in raisins)


In a food processor, combine butter & shredded coconut with vanilla extract and process until smooth.  Add in dates and process again until sticky & smooth.  (Optional) Add in the almond butter & process.  Add in cacao nibs / raisins and pulse until evenly distributed in batch.  Roll into balls, add salt on top of each & add to refrigerator for a few hours.


Vanilla Honey Macaroons

  • 1/2 cup cashews or almonds
  • 2 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 c raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Himalayan sea salt

Process almonds / cashews until sand-like texture.  Add with coconut, raw honey & vanilla extract into a bowl and mix together.  Mixture will be sticky so wet hands as needed and roll into balls with lots of pressure (mix can fall apart easily).  Place on dehydrator and dust with salt.  Dehydrate 118 or less overnight.
NOTE:  You can refrigerate instead of dehydrate overnight but mixture won’t hold up as well.

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Day 22 to 6 Months

Half of weekly food on raw diet

Wow that's a lot of food!

The 21 day food reboot was challenging (especially week 3), but also a start of something beautiful.  I’ve had some great days and some ones I would like to never see again.  But this is only the beginning.  Some say it takes them 6 months to see sustainable, real results while others say it can take years.  Whatever my path is, I need to create a sustainable lifestyle with my new health plan.  From this point forward, here are my plans to reach 100% health for the next 6 months (details are listed at my daily routine + chiropractor):


  • Take supplements to boost levels I’m lacking
  • Half the Smoothie I was drinking during the 21 day food reboot along with natural add-ons (ginger root, bee pollen, etc.)
  • Introduce one questionable healthy food per week (oats, eggs, fruit, etc.) and test how my body interacts with it
  • Chiropractic exercises
  • As chiropractic exercises reduce, introduce exercises like Yoga & strength-building
  • Drink lots of water

Lunch and Afternoon

  • Continue to eat a majority of raw food (collard green wraps, salad, soup no hotter than 118 degrees, etc.)
  • If I don’t introduce questionable healthy food in the morning, I will do so in the afternoon.
  • If I have time (and remember), have a snack (apple, peppers with hummus if my NSD allows, nuts, etc.)
  • Supplement
  • Drink lots of water

Dinner & Evening

  • Although the goal is to push for raw, my dinners will consist of 51%+ raw, the rest cooked.  If I have meat, this is when I will eat it.
  • If I’m feeling deprived of specific food, indulge and recognize what it is and what it is doing to my body.  This will help the weening process off these types of indulgent foods.
  • Drink lots of water
  • Snack to keep my caloric intake up
  • Chiropractic exercises

Accountability & Administration

How Did I Do on Day 22?

Uniqueness of Day:  I fasted for breakfast & started making meals I wanted to go back to & feel the difference.  I definitely feel better today than yesterday due to a decrease in all that food over the week.  I only had one major BM, and I feel more “normal” now (no bloating / fullness feeling all day long).  Inflammation issues are definitely better & the problem area is still in the right leg (2 out of 10 in pain scale).  I also did not do exercises or the chiropractor due to my neck flaring up a bit in the morning.  A couple heat pad sessions and it’s back to normal.

Breakfast:  I fasted due to the overwhelming food I had this past week.  As you can imagine, this was pretty easy to do.
Lunch:  Salmon Salad with Papaya & Blueberry

  • Mix of Wild Alaskan Salmon, 1 tomato chopped, 1 celery chopped, 1 carrot, whole grain mustard, mayo, 1/2 of an avocado & rosemary.
  • “Salad” was finely chopped collard greens, chopped green peppers, some lime juice and pepper
  • In the bowl was papaya, blueberries and 2 cut up dried figs
Synopsis of Meal:  This is one of my main staples of food.  It’s quite tasty and good for you.  If you want to decease the meat in the filling, only use 1/2 and double the vegetables.

Dinner:  Chicken Salad 

  • 1 cut tomato base (8 slices of tomato)
  • Chicken Salad filling:  cut up chicken, eggs, celery, carrots, mayo, and Greek yogurt.  I used a 1/4 of the filling than I did for lunch.
  • “Salad” was chopped romaine lettuce, 1/2 lime (juice), pepper & Himalayan salt.
  • Had a small piece of 85% organic chocolate afterwards
Synopsis of Meal:  Also quite good.  The filling could be used for 3-4 days making a healthy dish & easy to prepare.  The chocolate afterwards didn’t reside right (didn’t feel right for about 10-15 minutes).