Banana Coconut Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies

5859628355 090736829f1 300x199 Banana Coconut Dark Chocolate Buckwheat CookiesThat’s quite a mouthful, I know. But when I came across this blog, I knew I had to share it with you because in addition to the beautiful, gluten-free cookies on Food Loves Writing, there are many more recipes made with wholesome ingredients, described in the language of a food writer.

Plus, Shanalee takes you on vacation with her, introducing you to the restaurants she enjoys along the way. My husband and I have a running debate. He likes to check restaurant reviews on the bigger sites like Fodors or Yelp. I say, “I don’t know that person. How do we know we have the same tastes? He may be looking for “value” defined by an all-you-can-eat buffet, while I’m looking for a chef who uses farm fresh, local produce.” A literary food blog like Food Loves Writing, takes me into the life and kitchen of a fellow foodie. I’ll take her recommendation over the recommendation of a faceless stranger any day.

Shanalee started this blog on the nine-year anniversary of her grandmother’s death. I’m especially drawn to her recipes because we both enjoy a luscious legacy gifted to us by our beloved grandmothers. And, we both find ways to honor their kitchen wisdom while creating wholesome recipes that all can enjoy. (Note: buckwheat is a gluten-free baking option.)

Oh, and while you’re there, check out Shanalee’s wacky chocolate cake recipe!

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9 Responses to Banana Coconut Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies

  1. Shannalee July 17, 2011 at 1:24 am #

    Thanks for this very kind shout-out, Susan!

    • Sue Ann Gleason July 17, 2011 at 8:15 am #

      My pleasure, Shannalee. Love your blog!

  2. Alejandra July 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    One of my favorites!

  3. LoveFeast Table September 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    You got my attention with buckwheat and chocolate. I love both and can actually picture how they would marry in my mouth. I think I will be trying these on my family.
    ~Kristin

    • Sue Ann Gleason September 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

      Don’t you love finding recipes that tickle your tastebuds? When I first discovered buckwheat I went crazy making buckwheat granola, buckwheat bread, buckwheat crunchies. I think I just wanted to prepare something that had the word “wheat” in it without the gluten. I’ve since calmed down a bit but I must say these cookies were chocolicious!

  4. Kim Bee September 13, 2011 at 2:59 am #

    Oh my, who knew eating healthy was so sinful. Love these cookies.

    • Sue Ann Gleason September 13, 2011 at 8:50 am #

      They are to “live” for! Thanks for dropping by, Kim. Looking forward to digging into the chocolate on your blog. Have a delicious day. . .

  5. Greg PAQ September 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Very nice blog :) I share on my FB page!

    • Sue Ann Gleason September 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

      Thank you!

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