For dessert, I decided to win one over to the vegan side by making Peanut Butter cookies with chocolate chunks. The recipe is from Vive. Her Peanut Better cookies. I added a bit too much peanut butter, so I used quick oats to bind it. Also, I used around 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, stirred in at the last moment.
OMG, they were sooo good. I made small cookies and actually got 22 cookies from the batch. My son's friend kept raving about how good they were, and he agreed that vegan cookies ROCK MAN!!
Dreena, you are a cookie Goddess! My kids LOVE you!
As I've mentioned, I need to lose weight.. (funny how I just blogged about cookies.. but I only ate 1.. I'm not a huge sweet fan, fortunately).. so, I've decided to bid farewell to a calorie laden favorite of mine.. Vegenaise. I just like it too much. I will use my remaining vegenaise for my kids and I bought myself some Nayonaise, which I like. When this is done, I will be making my own "mayo".. I would never use Earth Balance on my food like I do Vegenaise... and it's just as fattening.
Here's my first sandwich with Nayonaise. It is full of processed fake meat, which I enjoy about once every two weeks or so.. but it's low in calories. The sandwich was on commerical whole wheat with nayonaise, dijon, lettuce, tomato and pickles.. oh and the "salami".. the entire sandiwch had 330 calories and 20 grams of protein. I ate it for bfast and am not hungry yet and it's 3:30 pm.
For dinner, we are having MooShi Seitan.. I also used a bunch of cilantro in this recipe.. we'll be eating it over brown rice, as it is very brothy.. It's my favorite way to eat it.
This pic really sucks, but food is not always pretty.. I also added a lot of bean sprouts to this recipe because I needed to use them..
My SIL is going to have her baby any day now! She was due yesterday... My neice.. Arwen! I am sooo excited... You will see many pics of this baby.. that's for sure! I can barely think about it without crying... to see my brother hold his daughter for the first time.. omg.. it doesn't get better than that! Since I know what an amazing experience it is to see your child... for the first time.. man... he is going to be sooo overwhlemed and amazed.. It is amazing.
I can't wait to meet her!!
Several of you asked about my BBQ sauce recipe.. I usually throw things together, depending on what I have on hand..
Yesterday's sauce was made from:
1 tbsp canola oil
2 small onions, diced
4 cloves garlic
1 6oz can tomato paste
18 oz water (fill the can 3 times)
dry mustard to taste.. (I don't measure).. but probably at least 3 tbsp
about 2 tbsp molasses (again, to taste)
a tiny bit of Kal Stevia
about 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 capful liquid smoke
Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste
1/2 tsp Marmite (not necessary)
around 2 tbsp Vegan Worcestershire sauce.. (I have a bunch made up from a recipe.. I have to find that recipe again, since I'm almost out)
-basically.. saute the onion and garlic and a pinch of salt in the oil... until nice and fragrant.. then add the tomato paste. Allow it to caramelize for several minutes, then deglaze with the water and vinegar. Add the dry spices and remaining ingredients. Fine tune it to your liking.. this is only an approximation, as I don't measure much.