Sunday, March 21, 2010


Oatmeal Cookies

The calm before the storm

- 1/2 C vegan margarine, softened

- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed

- 1 T agave syrup*

- 1 T maple syrup 
Egg replacer for 1 egg**
3/4 Cups Flour

- 1 t Cinnamon
- 1 t Nutmeg

- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

- 1/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Cups Oats (rolled)

- 1 Cups Raisins
1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)

Preheat oven to 180°.
1. Beat margarine, brown sugar and syrups until fluffy. Add your chosen egg replacer and beat until well blended.

Nature gave chickens eggs. Science gives you this.

2. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in another bowl. Gradually add to margarine mixture until well blended.

Resist the urge to eat now. It will only get more banging. Ok maybe eat a little now.

3. Stir in oats, raisins, and nuts (if using).

Time to accessorize.

4. Form your desired cookie shape and place on wax paper on a baking tray, bake for 15-17 minutes or until edges brown
Let sit for a few minutes and ENJOY



SERVING SUGGESTION: I had mine with a smear of Tofutti cream cheese and a little cinnamon, as I’ve been eating pretty much everything I make eye contact with since discovering Tofutti, DOUBLE ENTENDRE!

*you can find this bad boy at health food shops and really middle class super markets. Its way better for you that sugar, about 10 times sweeter and diabetic friendly
* I just used your average egg replacement, but if that is a bit twilight zone for you I’ll do a follow up post with alternatives

Seemed to satisfy the client.

Even Moma got involved.

Ahh cookies, bringing people together on weird homemade porches. What else do you need?

Change is good, but notes are better.

So I’ve been off line and out of touch for a while now. Well in a blog sense. Not in a Facebook update 40 times a day to make use of all the funny calls I think of when no one is around, sense. But it’s been more than my busy 90210 life style that has kept we away from my favorite internet platform. No i’ve had rather a large lifestyle change. One that may at first seem out of line with my perceived love of food. I’ve become a raging anorexic...PSYCH. Not really, and sorry if you are a raging anorexic, best of luck in the future and all.
In fact I’ve become a vegan. A spasmodic vegetarian, sans the hotdog eating birthday, it wasn’t that much of a jump for me. And a few things have changed for me and I guess it’s only natural that they will filter down to this blog as well. Don’t worry I’m not going to start lecturing you all, I always said this was about celebrating food in all its forms, so rather than berate the things I’ve rejected, I’m going to celebrate those I’ve embraced, NUTRITIONAL YEAST ANYONE?
So with all huge life altering events the first thing you do is take stock of what’s important, and that’s exactly what I did. I bought every book about vegan cookies that I could find. I even made my mom bring some back when she was overseas. So from here on in the recipes and suggestions will flow free, just think it’ll all be as kind to our animal friends as it is to our swelling bellies. ENJOY!