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Mission: Get Off the Couch and Cook Meet Vegan Cookies

Posted May 15 2010 7:38pm
Friday afternoon I purchased Robin Robertson's Vegan on the Cheap. Going on a vegan diet requires quite a bit of cooking. As I head into my second week of being a vegan I'm also still working on my Mission: Get Off the Couch and Cook. That means I'm in desperate need of cooking tips and vegan friendly recipes.

I'm working on laying out my menu for the week based on Vegan on the Cheap and I'll have a post later on recapping how much grocery shopping runs me this week with Robertson's recipes and tips.

Feeling the need for something sweet I tried my first recipe from Vegan on the Cheap this afternoon. I made no bake Chocolate Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Cookies. Despite how they look they are amazing.

They consist of vegan butter, vegan friendly chocolate chips (had to pick both of those up at Whole Foods), sugar, soy milk (used hemp milk I already had in fridge), vanilla extract, salt, peanut butter, and quick-cooking oats. The original recipe called for 1 cup of sugar, but I substituted that for about 1/2 cup of agave nectar I already had it in my cupboard. Next time I'll use even less.

The recipe yields 24 cookies and they're rather high in calories (157 calories per cookie) by my count. They're definitely a treat so I'm going to store them in the freezer and indulgence occasionally.
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