Happy Friday to ya! Big plans for the weekend? Tonight I’m hosting a girl’s dinner party and I am seriously stoked. I haven’t seen some of my best girls in quite a while, so this is long overdue. After this post I’m going to get crackin’ on making a summer berry pie for dessert. It’s my first time making a homemade pie (I usually take the easy route and use a store-bought crust), so wish me luck!
Now onto serious business. I have a confession to make: I am an addict. Not only that, but I don’t think that I can be helped.
I HAVE A VERY SERIOUS VEGAN COOKBOOK ADDICTION.
It all started with this cookbook. You might call it the ‘gateway’ cookbook. Which led to this book. And then this one. And this one. And then I went on a bender and bought this and this back-to-back. And then I received this as a Christmas gift. And I couldn’t resist buying this one when it came out!
I promised myself that was it- no more! I didn’t need another vegan cookbook. I am strong and in control, dammit!
(I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS COOKBOOK!)
Ok, enough nonsense. What I really want to post about are the incredible Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies that I made on Wednesday. :D (When Angela comes out with her cookbook, you KNOW I’ll be pre-ordering that sucker! I’m telling you, I cannot be stopped). But first, how about a salad pic?
Geeez, don’t get so excited. ;)
I used some of the leftovers from my Greek meal Tuesday night to create this beauty. It must have weighed around 15 pounds.
Okay, now onto those cookies.
I am always looking for ways to get omega-3s into my kids. I sneak flax meal and chia seeds into their cereal and smoothies, but I am all about hiding them in baked goods, too. When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it immediately. A hefty dose of omegas and some veggie action in one cookie? I’m not sure it gets any better than that (provided that my kids will actually eat them, of course).
Easy enough, right? In just under 30 minutes we had hot, ultra moist, nutrient-packed cookies just begging to be devoured. This recipe gets bonus points because it made the entire house smell awesome!
My kids, who are both pretty picky eaters (it often takes 15 minutes for them to eat a carrot stick), LOVED these.
E liked them so much that he… struck a pose.
They really are that good…
If a slice of carrot cake and an oatmeal raisin cookie had a baby, this would be it.
I’m in love. WITH A COOKIE.
Have a fantastic weekend, friends. :)