vegan

Banana Booty Bars

These are my new favorite bars!

Recipe: Banana Booty Bars

The Booty: Naturally sweet, chewy, packed with oats, fruit, fiber, a
hint of spice, dark chocolate and a walnut crunch. These vegan treats
are quick and easy to make and are great for people on special diets -
great for your booty too ;-)

I initially made these as cookies. The excellent flavour and wholesome ingredients were all there, but the cookie format wasn't the greatest (+ more time consuming!)... After deciding on the bar format (and tweaking the ingredients) everything came together deliciously. These are super for a quick breakfast or snack + a great way to use up those over-ripe bananas!

vegan biscotti...

Here's a great little resource on baking vegan biscotti,
nice sounding recipes too:
Vegan Biscotti by Debra Daniels-Zeller

(This is relevant because biscotti, aka cantuccini, are typically made with eggs.)

I'm making some today ~
ciao!

pattycake vegan bakery

There happens to be an organic vegan bakery in Columbus Ohio called pattycake vegan bakery. I'll have to stop in for a spelt fudge brownie next time I'm in town :-)

Black-eyed Susans

These cookies are delicious, healthy, and pretty: Black-eyed Susans

Being the cookie-loving health-conscious lady I am, lately I've been concocting baked goods while:

  • avoiding wheat and gluten
  • cutting down on the sugar
  • avoiding animal products
  • incorporating super-healthy ingredients like flax seeds

Is it possible to do these things and still make incredibly delicious cookies? Yes!

Here's the recipe: Black-eyed Susans

Très bon!

Chewy, sweet, and nutty

Chewy Oat Nut Cookies

My friend Meeshka sent me a recipe for some lovely little cookies.

These are pretty special: chewy, sweet, nutty, and delicious. They are also free of dairy, eggs, wheat, and refined sugar. They can also be gluten-free, if you use oats that have not been contaminated with wheat. Yes, these cookies are packed with flavour and nutrients - one could even call them healthy. Eater beware: consume in moderation - these cookies are rich!

Recipe: Tahini Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

Added bonus: quick and easy to make!