Happy Thirsty Thursday, My Pretty’s
Michael complains that I NEVER make him cookies anymore. He LOVES my baking, I don’t do it often…which is probably why he SUPER excited get when I finally do bake him something. These are MY cookies. I am working on making them vegan. However, as Michael said to me:
“Don’t Mess with Success”
Whenever I try switching up a baking recipe that I want to try and make Vegan (my hopes to one day own possibly a Vegan Bakery attached to a fitness studio, lol… baking is my thang *MY DREAM*…but I have yet to perfect the animal-free aspect of it). **Please note, I do not consider myself a vegan, I just try and cook that way and eat that way as much as possible because it is kinder, and healthier! it’s not always practical, and I don’t freak out if there’s an egg in something, I have even considered going back to eating local organic eggs…but I haven’t yet. I also still eat fish occasionally.
All I did with this recipe was sub Earth balance in place of the butter, I could of done a flax egg as well, but I was nervous about using a flax egg in cookies…especially these which were always PERFECT! He hasn’t had them in MONTHS, so I didn’t want them to be ruined just in case!
Then, time to indulge for once…
I baked some COOKIES
Ooohy Goooey Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes About 18
1/2 cup Earth Balance, softened
1/4 cup Vegan Sugar
1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 TBSP hot water
1 Organic Egg (you can try using a flax egg if you like–1 TBS ground Flaxseed + 3 TBSP Water, let sit for few mins)
1 + 1/4 cup unbleached flour
3/4 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together earth balance, egg, sugars and vanilla. Add dissolved baking soda, then add flour and salt slowly as you mix it. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 8-12 minutes, I always “under-cook” a little, then let them sit on the pan for a couple minutes so they stay soft inside
Seriously, you guys need to know how much I love you that I’m posting this recipe..I am usually greedy with my really really good ones. My apple cake is my prized possession..it’s been a while since I’ve made it..and it’s DEF not Vegan, so I am not sure if I want to mess with it….yet….perhaps in the future.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t really enjoy the cookies…so I only ate half of one (which is usually IMPOSSIBLE)…
That is because MY Thirsty Thursday will consist of downing a bunch of this stuff…
and some of my special tea made with this stuff:
while clearing my nasal passages with this thang:
Fall allergies have seemed to get to me, unfortunately. It’s SO annoying because I NEVER get sick, and in the Spring, I am the ONLY one not sneezing, totally breathin’ easy…but the fall, forget about it. Ragweed is not my friend. I went to the pool the other day, SNEEZING up a storm, couldn’t even enjoy myself. Now…I am congested, miserable, and feel a cold coming on…so I am taking ALL precautions necessary…because I am a freak and hate being sick! I used Michael toothbrush last winter, by accident, while he was REALLY sick, like green phlegm and all (NASTY, I know!)–I wanted to vomit after I realized it (don’t ask HOW I made the same mistake 2x)–but guess what…I NEVER got sick!! Neti pot, Cure-All Tea, and LOTS of green monsters
Ragweed is my cryptonite
Time for some 30 DSL-R:
30 Days of Self Love
Nurturing Your True Self:
Sometimes, people feel they are being selfish if they think about their own needs. But being selfish is very different from being self-caring. Being selfish is looking after ones own needs to the exclusion of others. Being self-caring is understanding that you, too, have important needs that must be met; that you are worthy, and you have responsibility to yourself.
So, I told you all yesterday that I will announce something BIG at the end of Tina’s 30 Days of Self-Love reflection. this is because, in some ways, it could be related…and I thought it was the perfect time to announce it. So, I decided to give one hint per week. What day would you like it?? I will start today, if you’re lucky, maybe you will get an extra one:
Hint: It may have something to do with a Blueberry…..
Check back tomorrow for the Friday 5 for The Blender Bottle Winner!
Giveaway entries close TONIGHT!! Any comments left AFTER 7pm Easter Standard Time will not be counted…that is when we will be picking the winner
PPS–Alisa has been working SUPER hard to get her “back to school” E-book ready loaded with blogger’s healthy recipes! It looks AMAZING!! Download your copy HERE! It’s FREE, no strings attached! A few of my goodies are in there too