If you follow me on Twitter or my personal Facebook page, you might have seen that I got the job at Organic Works Bakery Cafe! I am seriously over the moon about this. It’s a fantastic company and I fully support its views on food and health. Not to mention its food is delicious – check out my posts here and here to see some of the great meals I’ve had there.
I met with the owners Peter and Kate yesterday to discuss their idea for a job for me. The cafe has a retail component where they sell lots of organic, gluten-free, vegan and/or nut-free products, and they want me to work on some projects to organize their inventory, stock new products, create gift baskets, etc. It’s perfect for my nutrition background and I can’t wait to get started. My first shift is today!
The moral of the story? Wooing companies with your homemade cookies is a great way to get a job. ;) The bakery cafe is gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free, so I modified Dreena Burton’s Super Charge Me Cookies to fit all of these dietary needs and labelled them as my “Please Hire Me Cookies”. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- ½ cup quinoa flour
- ¼ cup garbanzo bean flour
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Scant ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup raisins
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ⅓ cup ground flax
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup sunflower seed butter or soy nut butter
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl mix together the oats, quinoa flour, garbanzo bean flour, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, raisins and chocolate chips.
- In a smaller bowl mix together the flax, maple syrup, sunflower seed butter or soy nut butter, vanilla and oil. You may want to microwave it for ~15 seconds to ease mixing.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter will be sticky so spoon it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and use wet fingers to shape it into slightly flattened mounds.
- Bake for about 12 minutes at 350°F or until the bottoms of the cookies have darkened.
What’s your favourite gluten free, vegan and/or nut free cookie recipe?
What’s the best part-time job you’ve ever had?