Why hello there!
I want to say a big ol’ WELCOME to any new readers via Operation Beautiful who might have stuck around after reading my post for Change the Way You See, Not the Way You Look Week. :)
I also want to say a big ol’ I MISS YOU to my regular readers!
Stupid tummy + stupider meds = lots of dizziness and discomfort and not a whole lot of computer time. And this is only day 3 of 10 for my medicine regimen! BOO.
That being said, I have been trying to eat as normal as possible. I’m trying to treat my body as best I can while it’s being consumed with medication and trying to fight an infection. (bleh).
Instead of recapping everything I’ve eaten in the past few days, I’ll just give you one main highlight.
Chocolately Walnut Vegan Cookies.
If those don’t make me feel better, I don’t know what will. ;)
I was going to a friend’s cookout on Friday and this is what I brought. They were a hit…people couldn’t believe they were vegan!
I just couldn’t stop eating them.
Here’s the recipe – they’re easy to make, but super addictive!
What You’ll Need:
1 stick vegan margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons of water…mix together, let sit for 2 mins = 2 eggs!
2 and 1/4 cups flour
splash of vanilla
splash of baking soda (ok, I guess baking soda doesn’t actually “splash,” but you get the idea)
splash of salt (see above.) (splash = I don’t measure)
bag of vegan chocolate chippies
1 cup of walnuts
What you’ll do:
-Preheat oven to 375
-Melt margarine in pan
-Whisk sugars, egg mixture, vanilla, and melted margarine into a nice big bowl
-In a smaller bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt.
-Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
-Stir chippies and nuts into mix. Get everything nice and covered but don’t overmix.
-Line baking sheets w/ parchment paper. Wet hands slightly and roll mixture into balls.
-I think I made mine smaller than usual because it made about 45 cookies and each one was oozing with chocolate. I preferred it this way! They weren’t that small, plus there were more cookies! (I think it’s normally like 30?)
-I used 3 baking trays. (2 at a time, then 1 more)
-Cook for about 15 mins…possibly a little less, depending on how you like them.
-If you want to keep your cookies soft, keep a piece of bread in there with the cookies. I take a piece of bread and rip it into chunks, spreading it around. The bread soaks up any moisture, so the bread gets all hard and the cookies stay soft! Doubles as a cool magic trick.
Yesterday I managed to get myself to the farmer’s market. Thank goodness! When I got home though, all I could manage to do was put the goodies away and plop into bed. I was sad I didn’t get to have a photo shoot!
Maybe later. I do intend on letting you know what I purchased. It was another beautiful day for a farmer’s market and the boyf’s first time!
Ok, it’s time for me to get ready for my day. The boyf is dropping me off at my parent’s on his way to go golfing. I am def in need of some mommy TLC.
Boyf TLC is great but nothing comes close to mommy TLC. Can I get an amen?
(oh and daddy and lil brother TLC is great too).
I hope your day is filled with sunshine and cookies!