Thursday, October 11, 2007

RECIPE ~ Pumpkin Seed Butter Shortbread Cookies

Another excellent, healthy recipe from Ricki's Kitchen, and just in time for pumpkin season! This shortbread cookie replaces butter with pumpkin seed butter, making it a vegan treat that's rich in fibre. Pictured here rolled out and cut into hearts and stars using mini cookie cutters.

1/2 cup pumpkin seed butter
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/8 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the seed butter, flax seeds, maple syrup and vanilla and mix until creamy and evenly blended. Add the flour and salt and mix well, until you have a fairly stiff dough.

Using a teaspoon or small scoop, place measures of dough on the cookie sheet, about 1 inch apart. Flatten slightly with the back of a glass or your palm.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are light golden, turning the sheet about halfway through. Allow to cool before removing from the sheet.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Makes one dozen.

VATAS use rice syrup instead of maple syrup
PITTAS use Pitta-friendly flour such as white rice, tapioca or spelt
KAPHAS replace brown rice flour with tapioca, millet or spelt flours and sweeten with fruit juice concentrate instead of maple syrup


striker said...

awesome blog on ayurveda..
I have a question of food allergies..I was reading one of your blog entries on it. I am allergic to diary, sugar, rice etc.. Do these sound like Kapha allergies? I want to find a good ayurvedic doctor here in USA (I live in Texas).. how do i go about it?

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Hello Harish!

Those do sound like Kapha foods you're allergic to (though apparently 75% of Americans are genetically allergic to dairy). I would check your yellow pages, phone directory or do a web search for an ayurvedic physician for your city. After a quick Google search I found a Dr. Jim Davis on the The Crossings website in Austin.

Best of luck!
: )

striker said...

thanks for the feedback.. right now.. I am trying the Master Cleanse diet.. basically fasting.. with lemon juice etc. for 10 days.. 3 more days to go.

I have heard good things about ayurveda and allergies.. but it seems most of the good doctors are in south India. I might head there in Dec..

Also, I stayed at an ayurvedic hospital in Kerala, but they didnt fix it.
anyway, have you seen the DVD called Ayurveda, Art of being. I havent watched it all the way through but its interesting.

inbound links said...

Nice blog to read by any one

Olivia said...

thanks so much for the great recipes and info! question: i make raw milks, and wondered - could i use leftover pumpkin seed pulp, and what adjustments would that require in the recipe? thanks!