We made our first trek to NYC this weekend. It was glorious. But it started with an alarm at 5:45 am. A walk to the train in the pouring rain. And a two hour train ride. Wishful thinking—I thought we lived closer to the city.

The clouds parted just in time to head to my first blogger bash thanks to an invite from Rebecca of A Daily Something. She throws a crazy beautiful party. Afterwards we walked what felt like a half marathon around the city. Ate some good food. Fell in love with Chelsea Market. And replaced my favorite holey-armpit NYPD t-shirt from high school. I’ve been wearing it ever since. Pretty sure I’m a little boy at heart.

Because I can’t get enough, I’m heading back to the city this week for Alt Design Summit NYC. I’m beyond excited. It may or may not take place at the Martha Stewart headquarters. Times like this I question why I chose my name. Sorry Martha.

But in the name of Martha, I’m sharing this cookie recipe and their birth story over at Spirituality and Health. Coconuts, oats, wheat flour—these might just be a new fave without all the guilt.

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Coconut Oatmeal Whole Wheat Cookies

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  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen small cookies 1x


A riff off the popular anzac biscuit from Australia.


  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 c. unsweetened coconut, finely shredded
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of sea salt
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. real maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line pan with parchment paper or Silpat.
  2. Place butter in a medium saucepan and cook until melted. Allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together flour, coconut, oats, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add sugar, maple syrup, honey, and eggs into the butter. Mix until well combined.
  5. Pour flour mixture into butter mixture and stir until combined.
  6. Using a tablespoon or .5 oz. spring release scoop, place dough on pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
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