I made these lactation cookies to promote milk production for breastfeeding. They’re yummy! My supply is actually an oversupply. I ate these in the days leading up to giving birth as well as after Kurt was born. Perhaps they had something to do with the abundance of milk I came into.
I came up with the recipe based on a few that I looked at online. It seems like the key ingredients for milk production are probably:
- Brewer’s yeast (can not use any other kind of yeast – not nutritional yeast or other)
- Ground flaxseed (also helpful for treating PCOS)
- Oats and wheat germ (fiber is supposed to be good for milk supply)
- Organic Butter (healthy animal fat)
It’s very easy to veganize this recipe; instructions for both regular and vegan are below.
Ingredients (with vegan option)
- 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 5 tablespoons water
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The other day Heather posted about some tahini cookies and I wanted to try them. She was inspired by Cookies & Crafts.
Maple Tahini Cookies
(They did taste better than they look.)
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1.25 cup flour (I used buckwheat farinetta)
- 1 T cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix everything together. Scoop onto a greased baking sheet (heaping soup spoon of batter for each cookie?). Try to put them farther apart than I did. I didn’t want to dirty two pans but I should have because they expanded. Bake at 350F for 8-9 minutes. Eat.
These were good. Next time I will make them with regular flour as buckwheat farinetta tends to have a bit of an odd flavor that not everyone likes. (I like it, but for example, Bobby does not.) I might add some coconut flakes too. Yum.
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Those of you who have been following my blog since the beginning may have noticed the shift from eating at home often (probably 5 nights a week) to eating out… a lot. The shift happened slowly over time as I transitioned from my first job in CA, to freelancing in CA (part time), to working full time again when we moved to NYC, to working more and more! I’m not complaining about work. My career and work are going better than I could have ever dreamed. I love my job and I love my coworkers. I am challenged every day with real problems that I can solve (I’m a programmer – a software engineer / web developer).
BUT – with working so much, I just don’t make the time to cook at home. (Though I am sure I could find more time if I really wanted to.)
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