Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Grey Zone

On Sunday night I cooked roasted beetroot and sweet potato for dinner.

Delicious and healthy right?!

I then indulged in a dessert of pancakes drowned in cream and maple syrup...

Shuddup. I live alone. Usually there's noone around to judge my food choices.

This is my very own variation of a balanced diet. It's not quite perfect; but it could be worse.  

Let's be honest - I can make justifications to defend my choices until I'm blue in the face...

This, my friends, is what I like to  refer to as the 'Grey Zone'. 

Doing things that neither fall in the 'right' or 'wrong' basket.

Life is simply not 'black' or 'white'; 'good' or 'bad'.

There's a whole dimension in between.

A middle section of life that you can convince yourself is OK because it's not 100% not OK...

Still with me?

No. Me either.

Anyway, the Grey Zone can apply to all facets of life.

Today I'm introducing you to the Grey Zone Cookie.

the grey zone : choc chip oat cookies >> STARTS WITH CUPCAKES

It's made with wholemeal flour; oats; chia seeds; and stevia (not real sugar!)

But the recipe also includes chocolate and oil.


They were super yummy.

Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
3/4 cup oats
1 cup whole-meal self raising flour
1/4 cup ground chia seed
3 Tablespoons Stevia
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup honey 
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the oats, flour, ground chia seed, Stevia, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the oil, the honey, and the vanilla. Mix well. Add the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix well. Allow the cookie dough to rest a few minutes to let the liquids absorb into the flour.
Using a measuring Tablespoon, scoop level Tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden color and set. Let cookies rest on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

Embrace the Grey Zone. Try these cookies!



  1. They sound delish!! Good on you for doing some healthy(ish) baking :) You need to get some Walden Farm Sugar Free Maple Syrup from www.iherb.com - it's the bomdiggity!!! :D (use QIP931 for discount :P)

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