Good Afternoon! I know it has been a few days since my last post, it has been a crazy week with having guests stay with us and VBS. But we are officially done with VBS and it was Awesome. We also had some major bonding time with our cousins and fun sister time! Anyways, the kids are home and exhausted and I am able to have a moment to get back on track. I have some fun food finds to talk about.
One of my client's daughter-in-law owns a vegan bakery in Washington, DC, called Sticky Fingers Bakery. All of Sticky Fingers Sweets are:
• 100% vegan (contain no animal-derived ingredients) • Dairy/lactose-free • Egg-free • Cholesterol-free • Lower in saturated fat • Made with heart-healthy soy • Sweetened primarily with evaporated cane juice • Made with non-hydrogenated oils
I had the pleasure of meeting and training one of the owners, Doron Greenblatt Petersan. Rae Jean Petersan brought her to class one evening when Doran was visiting from Washington D.C. and we had a blast. Doran is filled with energy and passion and I had already seen her on the Food Network so I felt like I was meeting a celebrity! The Food Network had run a feature story on the Sticky Fingers Bakery and their famous vegan Cinnamon Rolls.
Well, Rae Jean was sweet enough to bring our whole crew a bunch of Sticky Finger's Sweets for us to try and I must say they were AMAZING!
I did share! We got to try the infamous Sticky Cinnamon Bun, a vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and my favorite Cowvin Cookie-a scrumptious oatmeal cookie sandwich with creamy filling, oh my!
The famous Sticky Fingers Vegan Cinnamon Buns
Sticky Cinnamon Buns Perfect for breakfast or a late-night snack: sweet cinnamon buns drizzled with creamy icing. As you can imagine, this was crazy good, and it turned out to be my sister Sarah's favorite. She LOVED it. The bun is soft and delicious and the icing is to die for!
We then moved on to the cookies-- Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin and the Cowvin Cookie (my absolute favorite!)
All of these cookies were awesome. My husband LOVED the Chocolate Chip Cookie and wants me to try to duplicate them at home. I loved the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, very dense and loaded with rolled oats, but the one that was true love for me was the Cowvin Cookie Bar. Oatmeal Cookie with a Creamy Filling--- it was true Bliss! I pretty much hogged that one up.
If you are interested in ordering some wonderful vegan treats check out the Sticky Fingers Bakery website. They do ship and they are definitely worth ordering.
Luckily, I had gone on a 9 mile run with my sister earlier in the day so really felt like I could splurge. I survived the 9 mile run and could definitely do it again.. it was really the heat that made the last mile unbearable. It was close to 11:00am in the morning and the sun was just beating down on us and I did not have any water on me. I am not an endurance runner. I like to run quick 5 mile stints and don't really do more than 5-6 miles at a time. But since I had my sister to chat with it was quite nice. I need to find a running partner here in Austin. It was fun to chat and suffer together. The run gave me a lot of energy and I felt great the rest of the day!