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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Drop Cookies

7 Nov

When I was a kid my mom would make these delicious no bake cookies during the holidays.  They did not last long around us kids so she would double up on the recipe.  The recipe calls for simple ingredients  such as oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa!


Place Parchment Paper or Foil on a cookie Sheet


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk (can use soy or almond)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s)
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups of quick cooking oats
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine sugar, butter, milk, vanilla  and cocoa in medium saucepan
  2. Cook over med heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and cool for about 1 minute
  4. Add the peanut butter, stir to blend.
  5. Add Oats and mix well
  6.  Quickly drop mixture by spoon or cookie scoop onto the parchment paper or foil lined cookie sheet
  7. Cool completely
  8. Store the cookies in a container  in the Refrigerator.
  9. Or you can freeze for later!  (they taste great frozen)

ENJOY!20191011_234904 insta and FB


Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

13 Jan

This recipe is a favorite  in my family.  It is a much  healthier cookie made  with no eggs or dairy and using Instant Oats.  The banana replaces the eggs and adds a delicious hint of banana flavor to the cookie!  You can freeze 1/2 the batch for future use.  Just roll out the dough into a log,  and  place in a container to freeze.  When you are ready to use it,  thaw the cookie dough, slice and bake!

  • 1 cup of margarine
  • 1 cup sugar in the raw
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups Instant oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Cream the margarine and sugars until fluffy.  Add the mashed banana and mix well. 
  • Add the sifted flour, baking soda and salt stirring into the margarine mixture.
  • Add the Oats and chocolate chips to the mixture.
  • Drop from a teaspoon approximately 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet or lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Remove and cool on a cooling rack.
Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

First thing in the morning – Eat Like A Yogi

23 Jul

Yoga is a union between the mind and body.  In yoga practice we are aware of every detail and pay close attention to the way we move our body.  The same union applies to healthier food choices by avoiding meat, consuming fresh water and eating mostly grains, fresh fruits and produce. 

fresh fruits
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If your day is busy just grab some fruit and eat on the go.  The yogi way is to eat slowly and savor each bite.

Fruit Bowl
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If you have the time; go ahead  sit down, read the newspaper and have yourself a bowl of  nutrient rich fruit. 

Oatmeal and Fruit
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Why not have some grains with that fruit such as a nice bowl of oatmeal, no sugar needed because  the fruit sweetens it up. 

Raspberry Smoothie
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Have a smoothie with some immune boosting antioxidant berries and fruit.

Namaste and have a beautiful day.

Remember not to skip breakfast, eat slow, savor every bite and be kind to yourself. Namaste.

OM Oatmeal

13 Jul

What is a good recovery meal after a long yoga session?  Oatmeal and fruit!  It fills you up, gives you energy and is chock full of vitamins and minerals.  You can’t go wrong with oatmeal. It is good for you and your heart too!    

Plain oatmeal with berries
Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

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