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Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Foodies at Home: Low Calorie Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies


1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup margarine
1/3 cup Splenda
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup oats

How to prepare:
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2) Combine flour and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside
3) In a separate bowl, using a mixer, lightly beat margarine until soft.
4) Add Splenda, brown sugar and peanut butter.
5) Beat until smooth, scraping edges as necessary.
6) Add in egg whites and vanilla and mix well.
7) Slowly beat in flour mixture.
8) Fold in oats using spatula
9) Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. (Cookies do not spread much, so you can place them close together on the sheet)
10) Use a fork to dipped in flour to create the signature "crosshatch" design.
11) Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.

Yield: About 30 cookies

These cookies are really delicious. They are really soft, and stay soft for a few days. They have about 70 calories per cookie. Wow! Super easy to make. I had the ingredients in my cabinets when I found the recipe online.

If you are looking for a sweet treat that won't totally wreck your calorie count for the day... this is a good choice. Just watch out, they are totally addictive.


Jamm said...


-see Julie & Julia, tell me what you think.

-The Union, Taco Bob's, that Thai place next door to Taco Bob's pretty much everything downtown. Yeah.

Kate L said...

Saw Julie and Julia. LOVED IT! The story was great, Meryl and Amy were fantastic, and the food looked splendid!