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Sweet Little Pleasures


Some of you may think that I eat tofu and greens 24/7…but think again. While I do eat healthier than your average mama…I do have treats now and then. These little sandwich creme cookies are just too delicious to resist. Of course, I did put a little thought into it. They came from the natural food section. They are “natural” in the fact that they have REAL sugar in them instead of high fructose corn syrup. It doesn’t make them any better for me, but it’s a little easier for this ‘ol body to digest.

I call these “church cookies” because they remind me of the cookies the little old ladies used to bring for fellowship time in the tiny lobby of my church growing up. I used to be soooo excited for church to get over so we could finally go have cookies!! I love it when I visit a church that puts out cookies (if there is coffee…that’s even better!). I’m there to feed my soul…but filling my tummy makes me happy too.

Here’s to sweet little pleasures…

January 10, 2008 at 5:41 pm 4 comments

Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing better than thinking you are completely out of groceries…and then discovering that you have exactly enough to make a delicious batch of vegan carob chip cookies! Oooooh!
These are horribly horrible for you…believe me, not everything vegan is healthy. But they are so yummy. Actually, I should give myself some credit for using whole wheat pastry flour, but even that is canceled out by the CUP of margarine! We rarely make cookies though…so this is a definite treat. Taken from one of my favorite cookbooks, Vegan With a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moscowitz.

1 cup non-hydrogenated margarine, at room temperature (I like Earth Balance Organic)
1 1/4 cup dry sweetener (I use rapadura)
1 T molasses
2 t vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 1/2 cups vegan carob chips…or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the margarine and sweetener until fluffy. Add the molasses and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls spaced a little over 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just slightly browned. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.

October 15, 2006 at 5:03 am 4 comments


Words to Eat By

"It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet." -Margaret Mead

"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives." - Dean Ornish, MD

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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