Sunday, June 20, 2010

One More Life To Live

We've been away for about a week, but with very good reason. And now, introducing the greatest Tart creation to date, weighing in at 7 lbs & 3 oz, it's...

Tiny Tart!

I can't really take any credit for this cutie was all Erin and Ham, but I sure can't wait to watch the little dude blossom:)

Btw, it's no coincidence that his mouth is always open, ready for food...

...a bonafide Tart indeed.

And speaking of deter Erin from eating too many Swedish Fish (from the secret stash in her purse), we decided to whip up something that would satisfy her sweet tooth while providing the nutrients and fuel to get her through her first few days as a new mom. She LOVES thumbprint cookies. I like them, but in the same way I like a last resort.

But I was game, so we scoured the internet for a healthy version of Erin's fave and found one that used this...

and these...


Monica's Thumbprint Cookies

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup corn or safflower oil
1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup brown rice syrup
Fruit-sweetened jam of your choice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the oats and almonds in a blender or food processor and blend until they have the consistency of flour. Pour into a large bowl, and add the spelt flour.

In a small, separate bowl, mix the oil, maple and brown rice syrup together.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well.

Make 1 inch balls with your hands and press flat onto a cookie sheet.
 Make an indentation with your thumb into the center of each cookie.

Fill each cookie with a teaspoon of jam.
(we would add a little more next time)

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes...

Cool and enjoy!

* Tart Tip: Keep an eye on these. If even slightly over baked, they will be dry. You could actually pull them out a minute early.

These cookies are really good and Erin was stoked; they were exactly what she was looking for. They are perfect for a guilt-free snack or a breakfast on-the-go. And I, of course...liked them, but was determined to find one that I love...

...and believe it or not, I found one...stay tuned!


  1. Welcome to the world little one!

  2. These photographs make me smile. Congratulations on celebrating the new birth!

  3. eeeiiii congrats!!! What a little cuties pie!

  4. Oh wow...such a beautiful little baby...I love those photos so much! Btw: those cookies look yummy:)
    Have a great Tuesday and see you soon:)

  5. Congratulations Erin!!!! Did I miss something or is the name still a secret. SHARE.

    Hope to see you at yoga in the next few months!


  6. Um, really?! I have no words. That is indeed, a tart, a tart I want to squeeze the life out of! So wonderful.