Saturday, October 10, 2009

Daniels Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Vegan butter 3/4 cup or 1 and 1/2 stick
light brown sugar 1 cup
flax seed powder-1 teaspoon
water 1/4 cup
vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
all purpose flour 3/4 cup
baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
salt 1/4 teaspoon
cinnamon ground 1/2 teaspoon
old fashion rolled oats 3 cups
dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins or 1 cup white or dark chocolate chips- 1cup walnuts pecans toasted and chopped
yield 12 cookies
Preheat oven 350 . Prepare 2 large baking sheets grease or line with parchment paper
Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy. I used a hand mixer
In a blender, add flax seed powder and water and blend it until its foamy
Add the flax seed mixture add vanilla extract to the creamed butter. Stir it well using a wooden spoon/spatula.
In a medium size bowl sift together the flour , baking soda, salt and cinnamon
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and combine it well using a spatula
now stir in the oats and other optional ingredients you wish
drop the batter by tablespoon 2 inches apart. I used ice cream scooper
wet your hands and flatten the cookies so that they are about 1/2 inch thick
bake it 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the centre is little wet.
Remove it from the oven and let it cool in the baking sheet itself for 5 minutes. Then transfer it to a wire rack to cool it completely.

Quiona Goat Cheese Pasta Dish

1 Pkg 12oz Quinoa Pasta
1 4oz tub of crumbled goat cheese
1 jar of sundried tomatoes drain off most oil ( save some oil in case you need to add to pasta)
1 4oz pesto
2 cups chopped Kale (or chopped spinach) raw
Cook noodles drain run under cool water
Put sundried tomatoes and pesto in the bottom of large bowl with crumbled cheese and kale add in warm noodles mix well. The goat cheese will melt and blend with the pesto and sundried tomatoes and is so yummy.
Serve at room temperature

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Namaste Everyone,
I hosted the first veggie pot luck last friday night at Prana Yoga and Healing Center in Sarasota . The food was sooo good . Lots of creative and yummy dishes. The vegan chilli and sour cream was so good. All the dishes were delicious and it was so fun to see everyone get creative with veggie dishes. I will be posting some of the recipes so stay tuned. Peace Shanti