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Les Petits Chefs made treats from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith

Kids bake cookies from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.comWe were hoping to welcome Mairlyn Smith back to the school this week to cook from her latest book, Peace, Love & Fibre.

The boys have worked with Mairlyn a few times before – they’ve made butter tarts, Grab n Go cookies, did a little improv in the kitchen (did you know Mairlyn is a Second City alum?) and last year she made lemon-ricotta pancakes from Peace, Love & Fibre with them. This week, however, she was unable to make it at the last minute but we continued with the plan I had and the recipes I had chosen anyway. I know she was there in spirit!

I chose three different cookie recipes to make and the boys worked in small groups – with just two adults supervising, it’s impossible to oversee every step but I’m confident enough in the boys’ ability to follow a recipe, measure ingredients and generally use their time wisely so there’s enough time for baking and cooling!

They had a bowl for their wet ingredients and a bowl for their dry ingredients and measured and mixed those separately before combining…

Measuring oil to make from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.com Mixing wet ingredients to make from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.com Teamwork from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.com

(no, I’m not sure how Mr Green Apron up there got so messy so quickly either… 😉 )

Kids mixing wet ingredients to make from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe boys were excited the got to use cookie scoops for these recipes (you don’t have to but this does make your life easier and, as you can see, cleaner!).

Kids scooping cookies to make treats from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.com Teamwork from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.com Careful measuring making cookies from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe results?

Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies

Decadent chocolate chip cookies from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.comAccording to the boys, these looked “exactly like” the photo in the book (they love it when this happens!)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies from Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith on eatlivetravelwrite.comThese did NOT look like the image. Ours were puffy, not flat. Not sure what happened there but these were also the “healthiest” tasting according to the boys (it’s true, they definitely were not as decadent as the other two!)

Chocolate Fudgey Brownie Bites

These were a huge hit (so chocolatey even though, according to the group who made them, there was “not enough” chocolate in them LOL!)

So there you go – a bunch of boys ready for March Break (7 school days to go!) – who know how to make three different kinds of “better for you” cookies.

Thanks, Mairlyn for the inspiration!

More about Peace, Love & Fibre:

In her newest cookbook, Mairlyn breaks down exactly what fibre is, and why it is such an important part of a healthy life. In Fibre 101 or How to Get an A+ on Your Colonoscopy, Mairlyn covers all the basics, using her trademark sense of humour and enthusiasm. You’ll learn how fibre positively affects your blood sugar levels and gut health, and how it reduces the risk of certain types of cancer. Then, Mairlyn will teach you exactly how to create a more balanced, fibre-rich diet, without going overboard. Moving into the recipes, you’ll find a mouthwatering assortment of choices for every meal and occasion, with dishes such as Pumpkin Spice Griddle Cakes, Cheddar Cheese Mini Dinner Biscuits, Lentil & Wheat Berry Salad with Strawberries & Mint, Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork, Chicken & Chickpea Curry, and even desserts like Chocolate Fudge Cake!

Each recipe has full nutritional breakdowns and helpful icons to highlight the vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free dishes. Sprinkled throughout are Mairlyn’s musings on life, love, and everything in between.

Looking for more of Mairlyn’s smart, tasty recipes?

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Disclosure: I was sent a review copy of Peace, Love & Fibre by the publisher. I was not asked to write about this book and am not being compensated for writing this post. All opinions are my own.

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