sattvic eating, these ingredients beckoned me in my refrigerator. A bit of buckwheat left over from lunch, some gingered kale, and vibrantly beautiful carrots. My last kale cookies went over well, and so I set myself up for the challenge of making cookies that were completely sattvic in nature.
Why am I so smitten with kale cookies? I cannot pin-point one specific reason. Perhaps it's the challenge, the originality, the fun, or the health benefits. After searching the internet, I couldn't find any recipes for kale cookies, so there's some satisfaction with developing different recipes. Maybe it's the comfort of making cookies on a rainy day off, filling the kitchen with sweet smells. In the end, its the eating of them: sharing them with my husband when we're hungry with the anticipation of dinner, and enjoying them so much that we incorporate them into our meal, and still nosh on them for dessert afterwards.
Sattvic Kale Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups precooked buckwheat groats (Cook 3/4 cup buckwheat in 1 1/2 cups boiling water for 25 minutes, or until soft)
- 12 large kale leaves, cooked in 1 tablespoon ghee and 3 tablespoons water for 10 minutes, seasoned with 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root
- 1/4 cup dried raisins, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds
- 2 large carrots, grated
- 1/4 cup fresh goat's milk yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1/2 cup freshly ground buckwheat flour (I put raw buckwheat groats in the blender, 1/4 cup at a time)