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Decadent Double Chocolate Peanutbutter cookies

If there were only one cookie in my life (were a the monogamous cookie kind) this would be it. These rich, chewy, chocolate, creamy delights are more than any cookie lover could hope for.

These are a simple altered version of Isa’s Double Chocolate Cookies found here.
The original recipe is great, so be sure to check her out along with her amazing books.

My batter wasn’t terribly hard like the recipe describes and I was able to stir it fine with a wooden spoon (to avoid losing punk points!). This batter however is oily, so be prepared to get your hands messy and moisturized! I used a coffee grinder to grind the flax seeds and simply whisked in the soymilk.

So, here is the twist to making these cookies fantastic. Peanut butter. I only added a 1/4 cup, but I will soon be trying these with larger amounts. This gives the cookies a subtle and not overwhelming peanut butter flavour. The other change I made was to use a generously filled table spoon measure to form even balls of dough.
I also ignored the part about pressing down the balls of dough which resulted in smaller, thicker cookies which I liked more. Try it both ways and see which you like more, here is an example of the original method of pressing and next to it the non-press method.

These are omni approved, although be warned the bestowing of these cookies may result in socially awkward exclamations such as”this cookie is so good it’s giving me an erection”.

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CHICKPEA CUTLETS; THEY’RE HERE!

That’s right, I was finally able to make these and they were so good my mother ate them without gravy! and went back for seconds (trust me on how huge this is, this woman won’t eat pasta and goes back to kfc to make sure they give her breast because she won’t eat dark meat and hates to try new things [yeah I know KFC is fucking gross, she’s actually stopped going but anyways]).

Here they are in all their glory:

Signing backup are some mashed potatoes (simple version, boil taters, mash with a few tablespoons of EB, done), green beans and “Shit we’re out of mushroom gravy and mushrooms emergency gravy” which was the best gravy James has apprently ever had (Jame’s is a omni so this is a good sign).

Shit we’re out of mushroom gravy and mushrooms emergency gravy
A Note: This Gravy is insanely thick, if the prospect of thick gravy puts you off add some water and stir (or soy milk or veggie broth or wine if you like that kinda thing).

  • 2 cups of Veggie broth (I used boxed, because I am lazy and don’t care about sodium and heart attacks, homemade would work just as well if not better)
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Spices suggested: Black pepper (fresh), rosemary, sage, thyme, sea salt, Paprika and lots of it
  • oil

I used the cast Iron pan I had just finished cooking the cutlets in, add oil and fry garlic and onions until translucent , soft, and fragrant. As onions cook spice with suggested spices (or any favorites of your own), add more oil if it sticks. Off the stove whisk your flour with the broth and set aside. Once the onions are done to your liking, slowly add the broth flour mixture (You will probably need to re-whisk a little before hand). Keep stirring!! It will thicken a lot and continue to thicken if left alone and well, it pretty much just keeps thickening, again if you like it thinner add some liquid and keep stirring. Turn down heat and simmer, stir to prevent burning. Once heated serve and enjoy. Again I like onions in my gravy, if you want something “smooth” then I suppose you could strain it, but I would suggest thinning it first as the thickness of this gravy (seriously I am not kidding you, its thick) would make a big mess of your strainer, but if you Ian, have some fetish for dish duty or are not on dish duty proceed sans thinning.

The beans are nothing special just frozen beans microwaved with some Earth Balance (ew I know, but they weren’t soo bad).

Shit we’re out of mushroom gravy and mushrooms emergency gravy

5 Years of Veganism

Although this year was the lowest key of celebration I have had since that day, in a way it was nice. I didn’t get to cook a big meal, have a party and see 50 friends. But The boys and I went out to the wooden Monkey and has a pretty decent time.

The food and atmosphere is amazing. Their napkins and take out containers are sugar fiber, natural moisturizer in the bathrooms and an extensively vegan friendly menu and great staff. We ended up with desert on the house because they accidentally droped john’s pizza in the kitchen, and a drop in from a furry little friend. Not that either event bothered us in the least, after all second oldest building in halifax and mice are cute. Plus no contamination of food or anything.

It was great, I had japanese dumplings and umeboshi dipping sauce for starters, then a seitan sandwhich with roasties. Lemon Lime soda and the best tofu chocolate creme pie ever.
Our server was so nice, and I cannot believe it has taken me so long too stop by.

5 vegan thumbs up for this place and I will surely be heading back soon.

Halifax Dorm life Food Review, A Vegan’s View #3

Ok I’m skipping around a bit, but I had to review this place.

Darrel’s Burger place
Sounds like the anti vegan right? Wrong. They carry veggie burgers (without eggs/milk and they were great about answering ingredient questions) and will sub them into any of their burger offerings :3. Small friendly atmosphere, joking and friendly servers (my god, I loved our server so funny), they have a sports bar downstairs and patio seating.

Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention their claim to fame THE PEANUT BUTTER BURGER. That’s right they put PB onto burgers. Sounds odd, maybe a little yucky? It’s not. MY GOD. So good. It rocks socks off, seriously. The burger is on ww buns, toasted, with relish,ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, burger(veggie!!), and of course PB.

The pb added great flavour, salty sweetness with the nice greasy burger and crisp lettuce. So good. Make sure you opt out of the bacon, cheese and mayo which normally follows. The pb wasn’t too sweet, but really makes this burger.

It was great, I also got a large virgin lime margarita (very very large) and oh so sour, tart and yummy. Also my burger came with darrel fries potato wedges with some lovely spicing.

All around amazing, go try this burger wonder.
(Seriously a vegan friendly burger joint, why aren’t you here yet?)

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9/10