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May 30, 2012

Accidentally Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies! ;)

by jem614

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I say accidentally because these became vegan when I realized I had no eggs or butter in the house.   Thank goodness for Chia Seeds and Vegetable oil!

I found this easy recipe for peanut butter cookies online.  I have modified it quite a bit so I’ll just add the link at the bottom in case you want to try it in it’s original version:

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1 C Brown Sugar
Chia Seed – 1/4 C water with teaspoon of chia (soaked)
1/2 C  Vegetable Oil
Pinch of baking Soda
Pinch of baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 1/4 C. Flour
Chocolate Covered Cacao Nibs

Blend all your ingredients together (minus the Nibs).  The consistency should not be watery – it should be fairly firm.  Round out a teaspoon full into balls and place on oiled cookie sheet.  Once you have all the balls on the sheet, crosshatch with a fork on each cookie- it should end up looking like tic tac toe.  Then add you little “button” by pressing a CCCNib into the center- it adds a little umph to your cookie.

Place in the oven for about 20 minutes (check at around 12 minutes, each oven is different) at 325 degrees.

You don’t want these to get too brown or they will be hard.

The great thing that I found about these cookies is that the little chia seeds didn’t fully dissolve so it left it with a little crunch in each bite that I absolutely love!

Enjoy responsibly 😉

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May 30, 2012

Vegan Turkey Sub

by jem614

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Sometimes when you go to the store for lunch, you don’t want to eat something that has to be “nuked”.  You want something that tastes fresh and cool and vibrant.  I found this Sub at Nutrition S’mart today and decided to try it to see how it compared to a real Turkey Sub (in my past life, not recently).

Suneen Health Foods is a company based in Pennsylvania that makes vegan products for stores like Nutrition S’mart.  How adorable that they started out as a “pita” bakery!  You might be concerned that something like a Turkey Sandwich is being shipped all the way to Florida (or wherever you reside) but I found it to be quite fresh and tasty.

It doesn’t taste like turkey but it has the same type of consistency- my first bite of the bread was a tiny bit soggy but surprisingly it wasn’t soaked, it had held up very well.  I’m not a big fan of the overstuffed sub (this was a little stuffed) but if you like that sort of thing, this is the sandwich for you.  I couldn’t finish it, it was too much for me and I ended up tossing out the rest of the sub-very filling.

I definitely recommend these for a “chips and sandwich” day or a picnic where others are chowing down on poor defenseless animals (I’m totally kidding).

For more information on Suneen Foods and where you can find their products, go to http://www.sunneen.com/index.html.

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