I am addicted to two things and two things only: peanut butter and Game of Thrones. Enjoying these two simultaneously makes for one fantastic day. Hunky-fit has been trying to convince me to watch this show since it aired over three years ago. All it took was one scene showing a man with a blade through his neck and I was out of the room faster than you can say, “When the hell is Joffrey going to die already?”
I am going to say this and I am only going to say it once. So pay attention. He. Was. Right. Excuse me while I go rinse the smell of defeat off me. Having only four weeks left until I graduate, I have been cramming day and night: cramming as many Game of Throne episodes into my day as I possibly can. I had a midterm this past Tuesday. Instead of studying, I enjoyed yet another episode of GOT. I knew my grade was going to suffer but I threw my GPA concerns to the wind and indulged.
The midterm was to be taken online during class and we would receive our scores immediately after submitting. I prayed to the seven gods, (A little GOT humor) crossed my fingers and hit the submit button. 79%. Not too shabby for major loafing. Pleased with my mediocre -deserve what I was getting grade- I exited the classroom to indulge myself in a little conversation with hunky-fit. As I was walking passed the other students still testing I noticed one in particular. The student in question had been using the PowerPoint’s from lecture to search for the correct answers while taking the test. The nerve of that bitch!Joffrey would behead her for such an offense I am sure! When I got to the door, I turned around before I opened it and looked back at her. She raised her eyes from her computer and looked up at me. She knew that I knew.
Our lives consist of neatly (or not so neatly) stacked blocks made from every choice good or bad that we have ever made. We can place strong stones made of integrity and good choices or weak stones made of deceit and poor choices. I know she was wondering if I was going to tattle to the teacher. The thing about weak foundations is they tend to crumble under their own weight. I will take my 79% and keep my integrity. I do not know if she will take a lap around the karma track for that indiscretion, but it is not my place to judge, nor is it my place to send her to the track.
While she stresses about whether her secret will come out, I will be at home watching Game of Thrones ,munching on delicious double nut and seed peanut butter cookies, C and all.
These are not your typical dry peanut butter cookies. These are the most moist, gooey and chewy delicious, wholesome goodness , rich in peanut butter cookies you have ever sank your look at me I’m a carnivore because I have small canine teeth into.
Just a note. I added Buckwheat to this recipe. Buckwheat is actually a seed, not a grain!
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 1 cup date crystals
- 1/4 cup uncooked buckwheat
- 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup salted creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup agave or organic maple syrup
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a high-powered blender or food processor add 2 cups raw almonds, 1 cup date crystals, 1/4 cup buckwheat, 1/4 cup quinoa flakes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend into a fine flour.
- Pour into mixing bowl and add peanut butter, agave, and water. Mix to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon cookie batter into palm and roll into a ball. Repeat 14 times. With the back of a fork press down cookies. Cook for 17 minutes on top rack.