Oh the liver! Our livers really do so much for us. At the most basic level, our liver plays a major role in digestion, metabolism, immunity, and storage of nutrients. According to Chinese medicine, the liver (the system, not just the organ) is responsible for the smooth flow of emotions including Qi and blood. Unfortunately, many of us experience ongoing liver symptoms, as we're living in a culture full of processed foods and chemicals that lead to congested, toxic, and stagnant livers.
The stresses of our daily lives, combined with the chemicals we’re exposed to, leave us full of toxins, and with yucky liver symptoms like headaches or migraines, PMS, acne, hormone imbalances, anger and irritability. From an energetic or emotional perspective, our liver is also a storehouse for our old pain and traumas. It’s so important that we clean out, detox, and restore our livers!
I’ve made this recipe so many times, that I know it by heart. Next to my gluten free challah recipe, it’s the most requested by our friends and family. Like everything else I make, it meets my criteria of gluten free, dairy free, processed sugar free, and delicious. These cookies also also happen to be vegan, which is a bonus! I use this vegan cookie dough raw for ice cream because there are no eggs. O,f course it's also great to have a delicious vegan cookie recipe on hand for vegan friends. This is another one of those recipes that people absolutely cannot believe how clean and nourishing the ingredients are. The original recipe came from Elana’s Pantry and I have modified it to meet my needs. These cookies are sooo good. Enjoy!