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In The Name of Love

Thank you to all of you who watched The Healthy Delectables Web Series, and for your thoughtful and lovely comments!

This is from a viewer who watched Episode One of “Healthy Delectables”, Stuffed Squash Blossoms:

Hi Tamar,
Well, we have had a nice little crop in our garden this year so, since we were having a few people over yesterday, we thought it would be a good opportunity to harvest our flowers and try your recipe. Delicious!
Thanks!
Steve

Steve’s Stuffed Squash Blossoms

IN THE NAME OF LOVE

Years ago, I worked at a restaurant that was known for it’s healthy menu. However, when I consumed the food, there was something missing for me in the way of my feeling nourished; in fact, I often felt sort of empty, and not necessarily all that healthy for eating it. Meanwhile, when I lived in New York, I frequented a little Mediterranean restaurant near my apartment in the East Village, Cafe Mogador. My friends and I were treated with grace and gratitude for our frequent patronage, which was almost weekly. I recall craving their food, that was simple, delicious and irresistible. In my opinion, LOVE was the main ingredient.

The beautiful medley of Food and Love is not a new concept. It is depicted in so many of my favorite films, such as I Am Love (currently in theatres), Like Water For Chocolate, Tampopo, not to mention so many enticing scenes in last year’s films, It’s Complicated and Julie and Julia.

Over this past 4th of July weekend, I was hired to bake desserts for a newlywed party. As a guest at the party, I watched people consume the Flourless Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Lavender Cupcakes, Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes and Pistachio Cranberry Wedding Cookies. As if we weren’t drunk enough on the champagne, it seems that we were also drunk on the Love emanating from the wedding festivities.

The morning after the wedding, back in the kitchen, I think Love made it’s way into the brown sugar, floated into the Kitchen Aid mixer as I sifted flour, and cracked eggs. And then it made it’s way into people’s hearts and stomachs.

In the name of LOVE, whether you’re baking, gardening, or paying your bills, infuse your LOVE into what you’re doing. You will feel satiated, as will the people who receive it from you.

Healthy Treats?!?

Oh yeah! And not the un-yummy kind! These are delicious.

One day I posted on Facebook that I am selling my cookies, and the orders started coming in! Now I’ve added muffins to the yummy roster. Everything has been created out of a desire to feed people with healthy treats. So, if you’d like to hop onto the scrumptious train, I will soon create a special page for all my sweet toothed fans to stay abreast of my weekly cookie creations, and to place an order if they so choose.

Some recent feedback for the Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies, the Chocolate Chip Oatmeal (some with and some without Coconut) and the Zucchini Ginger Muffins:

“It’s the perfect blend of spice, sweetness and salt! Super yummy I got to try one! Ok, two!” (About the Zucchini Ginger Muffins)

Finleigh fully absorbed in eating your magical healing muffins. She wolfed down a whole one!!! I ate 2, and holy smokes i swear I started to feel better!!! Thank u for your loving muffins!!!” (Finleigh is my friend Sarah’s adorable 17 month old – also the Zucchini Ginger Muffins)

“I just want you to come cook at my house.” (A general comment I thought I’d share :))

yummy cookies! xoxo ♥ gracias” (Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Coconut Cookies)

“Those cookies from last week were the BOMB. like i told you, i ate all of them within two hours. whoops. :)” (Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies)

“So, I ate my DELICIOUS cookies!! They’re yummy, truly. A word I’d use to describe them is “light.” Also, they’re a nice snack size. Well done, young lady. :)” (Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies)

“I like the moist, almost cake-like texture, and the banana and coconut. Plus, they’re not too sweet, which is what normally bugs me about cookies.” (Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies)

And now for the mouth watering pics!

Healthy Delectable Sweet Treats

[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_zuc_ginger_muffins.jpg]00Zucchini Ginger Muffin
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_white_bean_blondies.jpg]00White Bean Lemon Blondies
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_straw_donut_muffin.jpg]00Strawberry Donut Muffin
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_straw_banana_muffin.jpg]10Strawberry Banana Muffin
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_poppyseed_lemon_lime_thumbprint_cookies.jpg]00Poppyseed Lemon-Lime Thumbprint Cookies
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_lemon_lavender_cupcakes.jpg]00Lemon Lavender Cupcake
Poppyseed Lemon-Lime Thumbprint Cookies
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_hd_cookie_label.jpg]00Healthy Delectable Treats!
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_flourless_chocolate_brownies.jpg]00Flourless Chocolate Brownie
Made with Black Beans!
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_donut_muffin.jpg]00Donut Muffin
Nothing fried about this cinnamony-sugary treat!
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_cranberry_sunflower_oat.jpg]00Cranberry Sunflower Oatmeal Cookies
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_cran_pistachio_wedding_cookies.jpg]00Cranberry Pistachio Wedding Cookies
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_coconut_macaroon.jpg]00Coconut Meringaroon
It's like a macaroon and a meringue in one!
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_truffles.jpg]00Chocolate Truffles
Featuring Chocolate, Chocolate Lavender, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Orange and more!
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_carrot_coconut_sunflower_muffin.jpg]00Carrot Coconut Sunflower Muffin
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_blueberry_oatbran_muffin.jpg]00Blueberry Oat Bran Muffin
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_banana_oat_coconut.jpg]10Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_banana_coconut_muffins.jpg]10Banana Coconut Muffin
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_apple_oat_muffins.jpg]20Apple Oatmeal Muffin
[img src=http://healthydelectable.com/wp-content/flagallery/healthy-delectable-sweet-treats/thumbs/thumbs_choc_chip_oatmeal_cookies.jpg]10