Happy Halloween!

Hey all you gals and ghouls!

I've been having so much fun these days! Costume choices have included a masquerade ball dancer and a peacock! Super scary, I know!
But today I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe for spooky Rice Crispies treats!
In macrobiotics, sugar is a big no-no, even organic sugar. The better choices are foods like brown rice syrup, barley malt, or maple syrup in some cases. Check out a good read on the dangers of sugar and its history in Sugar Blues by William Dufty (this guy really knows  his stuff about the harmful silent killer, sugar!)

So there are ways to substitute (it's all about adaptation and adjustments!). Also, PLEASE  check out my favorite dessert queen Yukiko Sato's book The Peaceful Dessert Book; she is a dessert making GENIUS!! And I don't say that often. Her book is super informative but simply written, with beautiful pictures and DELICIOUS macrobiotic dessert recipes. Whenever I need a great dessert recipe in a flash, I grab her book. It's a must have for any macrobiotic kitchen.

Processed foods like marshmallows are usually full of not so nice ingredients, so to make the rice cereal stick, use nut butters and rice syrup! Here's how it works:

Heat 1 cup of almond butter with 1 cup of brown rice syrup together in a saucepan on low heat until it becomes a nice creamy texture. Pour this over 3 cups of Erewhon crispy brown rice cereal and fold the mix over until the crispies form. Quickly transfer to a glass pan or cookie sheet and spread it out. Then you add the chocolate chips on the top so they melt nicely on it.

You can then cut them into squares and use plastic spiders or other Halloween food decorations to add to the hocus pocus! I brought these to my friends Halloween party the other night and the hobgoblins gobbled them up!!

I promise more recipes to come. Fall is a favorite season of mine- pumpkin pie, stuffed squash, butternut soup, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, pecan pie... Well, you get where I'm going with this! :)

For now, happy Halloween and remember to check out other macro vegan recipes to enjoy your own macro holiday!

Be well,
Janine

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