Afghan inspired cookies made without flour! Instead, make them with chickpeas, nut butter, cacao, and dates finished with a walnut cacao frosting!
Are you a LOTR fan?
Let me tell you about my level of fandom circa early 2000s.
After purchasing the trilogy on DVD (I had the Director’s Cut–ha!) I watched The Fellowship of the Ring on repeat.
Because, you know, watching Frodo Baggins battle forces of evil on his quest to destroy the one ring as casual background noise is always good fun.
I was really interested in film studies at the time, and the cinematography and overall production of the films totally wowed me.
Not to mention, I was totally crushing on Frodo, er, Elijah Wood.
I mean, those blue eyes, though!
When I found out that the movie was filmed in New Zealand, I immediately wanted to pack my bags and take a trip to the South Pacific Ocean to stand on steep mountains and run across sprawling fields.
Props to my parents for sitting through the entire trilogy, from the long drawn out orc battles to the
You know what else I’m crushing on that has New Zealand roots?
These Flourless Chickpea Afghan Cookies that are made totally vegan and grain-free with less than 10 ingredients!