My little brother Allon lives in Paris. He moved there a few years ago in order to do his post doc at Pasteur institute. For a couple of years he lived alone in a tiny apartment, studied French and tried to connect to the Parisian life. It wasn’t easy for him, living in paris sounds very romantic but being a stranger in a foreign country is never easy.
The big change came when a year ago he fell in love. Louise entered his life and suddenly the cliche of being in love in Paris became his reality.
Allon and Louise share a love for good food. Allon always said that until Louise entered his life, going into a fromagerie was a very frightening experience. He really had no clue which cheese to buy (he still doesn’t). Now when they enter the cheese shop it is like entering into Louise’s zone. She knows exactly what to buy, what to tatse and which cheese from which region is the best. The girl knows her cheese! When Allon comes to Israel she picks a special cheese for each person in the family, and she is always spot on.
Allon and Louise also share some dietary restrictions. They both avoid gluten and cow dairy and they are very conscious eaters. That doesn’t mean they don’t eat great food. They manage to find the best ingredients and cook delicious meals without feeling that they are missing out on anything.
For the past few months they have been living in Nice in the south of France. They share an apartment and cook amazing food, I know that, since our family whatsapp group is full of food pics that make me jealous.
So…instead of being jealous I decided to ask Louise if she is willing to give me a great recipe for the blog. I knew I could count on her to send me something that you guys will love- and she did!!
These cookies are vegan and gluten free. Normally, that immediately makes me feel that a compromise was made and I start to worry. But to my surprise these are sooooo delicious that I couldn’t care less if they are also vegan!
So here are the cookies that are perfect for vegans who love sweets, perfect for people who avoid gluten (Deanna- these are for you!) and perfect for people like me -who just love a great cookie!
Banana peanut butter cookies (vegan and gluten free)
Ingredients for 20 cookies
2 very ripe bananas
3 tbs of peanut butter (unsweetened)
5 tbs almond meal
3 tbs brown sugar
1 ts vanilla extract
50-70 grams dark chocolate (put as much as you wish)
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- Mix all the ingredients together and place little balls on a tray covered with parchment paper.
- Bake for 20 min until golden and crisp on the outside and soft in the middle.
- Keep in an airtight box in the fridge for 3-4 days.