Women’s Work and a Recipe: Quinoa Flake Cookies (Gluten Free)
Posted Mar 09 2010 7:51pm
I had a really wonderful chat with one of my best friends tonight (Kate, who I’ve known since I was 10 – we were recently reunited after I moved back to the east coast). Kate and her mom and I went wedding dress shopping and then out to dinner by Times Square (at Trattoria Dopo Teatro ; I got a Caesar salad with chicken – it was pretty good). We started talking about women’s work (and what that means). I thought this was particularly relevant because yesterday was International Women’s Day .
I don’t consider myself a feminist. Or at least, I didn’t until yesterday when I read Gena’s post and then today when I had this particular discussion with Kate and her mom. I am not a feminist in the traditional sense; I don’t think that women should have high-powered executive jobs and I don’t think that women have to have wonderful exciting careers to prove that they are just as capable as men. No. I just think that the work women do for their families should be considered just as important as the work that a CEO does (if not more important, actually). I think the feminists of the 60s and 70s got it wrong, and I think they actually made life harder for women of my generation.
I actually have a lot to say about this, but I am saving it for something – you will just have to wait and see what it is! I promise; it’s exciting. Kate is in on it.
Here are some things I might do if I could do whatever I wanted all day:
In an effort to use my womanly baking skills and show off a bit, I made these cookies for my office last night (Monday was a rough day; baked goods are always good for cheering up) and took them in this morning. I think they worked. I enjoy baking even if it’s not as “important” as working in an office.
Quinoa Flake Cookies (Gluten Free)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix everything together. You can mix the dry together and the wet together separately if you want, but I didn’t and they still came out good.
Drop onto a baking sheet – heaping spoonfuls – and bake for ~15 minutes. Make sure they don’t burn! Soft yet crispy – see:
What would you do all day if you could do anything you wanted? I forgot to mention I would also play with my fats…
Fat cat in a bag (we didn’t put him in; he just likes it).
Fat cat on a couch.
Anyway… What would you do all day if you could do anything you wanted?