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Isa’s Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies with Soy Milk

Vegan MoFo III copy

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Isa’s Chandra Moskowitz’s “Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Click on the pic for the recipe. Or pick up a copy of “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar: 100 Dairy Free Recipes for Everyone’s Favorite Treats.”

Awww….This is the last day of Vegan Mofo III, and I hate to see it go!  Oh well.  If we have to put MoFo III to bed, let’s put it to bed with comfort food: soy milk and cookies. I’ve made this cookie recipe twice. The first time I made it, my husband and I wolfed these cookies down so fast, we didn’t have time to photograph them!  Oh well. The second time’s a charm.   You can find the recipe for this cookie right here, on Isa’s crazy, informative and entertaining vegan website, the  Post Punk Kitchen. Or you can pick up the book she co-wrote with Terry Hope Romero, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, and get a head start on your holiday baking.

Thanks for visiting me during Vegan Mofo III.   I hope to be back and doing it even better for Vegan Mofo IV.  But until then, I’ll still be blogging regularly from my very, soulful kitchen.





Filed under Desserts, Snacks, Uncategorized

Lavender Lemonade – Vegan Soul Kitchen

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It's Raining Lavender! Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade with a Lavender Infusion

When I saw this recipe on page 29, I felt absolutely compelled to get out of my house and go find the ingredients.  Something about combining aromatic, culinary lavender with lemons and a simple syrup was just speaking to my soul, and I did not. know.why.  Now that I’ve had my Lavender Lemonade, and it’s the morning after, I think I’ve figured it out:  The real impetus for this   VSK journey comes from the anxiety I feels whenever I’ve chosen to move forward in life, (veganism,) but I still long for, or am afraid of losing the connections to my past (soul food and southern traditions.)  Putting herbs in lemonade was a concept that was at once  new to me, yet somehow deeply and strangely familiar.   I was  having a strange, emotional forwards/backwards, deja vu sensation, and now I know why:   Don’t laugh…but do you remember a candy called C. Howards “Violets“?  It was an aromatic, chalky,  purple-wrapped, hard candy your grandmother might have kept in her purse.   That was the memory this combo was evoking.

Dharma & Zoë are my two adorable tots.  They both enjoyed this delicious lemonade.

Dharma & Zoë are my two adorable tots. They both enjoyed this delicious lemonade.

Violets” has a strong aroma and it can be described as tasting “floral.” If a “lady” has this candy in her purse,  (and “Violet’s is very much a “ladies” candy,) every time the purse is opened, you will immediately be enveloped by this candy’s perfumy smell.  Ahhh…breathe. eyes. memory.

Now honestly, this lemonade tastes much better than “Violets.”  The flavors and the aroma are far more subtle.  (Although you can increase the lavender flavor to meet your liking.)  Still, I found using an herbal infussion of lavender in old-fashioned lemonade made me feel cool and hip.  But in the back of my mind, I couldn’t stop feeling as if I was back in time, sitting in a station wagon, and peering into Grandmother’s purse.


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Creole Hoppin’ Jean

Creole Hoppin'-Jean (jon) Vegan Soul Kitchen

Creole Hoppin'-Jean (jon) Vegan Soul Kitchen

Creole Hoppin’- Jean
Recipe: “Vegan Soul Kitchen.”

This was so good, I ate it for Meatless Monday…and then I ate it again for breakfast on Tuesday. Nuff said.


Filed under Beans and Vegan Protein Foods, Entrees, Green Things, Side Dishes, Snacks, Uncategorized

Get to work, girl!

 " by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:17

" by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead." James 2:17


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