December 13th, 2005

dude, cookies, crunch factor!

I was looking for a molasses cookie recipe due to a week-long craving and came across this website. it's called it's got some pretty tasty-looking recipes and the ones that aren't vegan can easily be modified by changing just one or two ingredients. here's the one I found:

soft molasses cookies!

also, I just got finished making a batch of the pumpkin oatmeal cookies from and they're pretty terrific. the recipe is behind the cut below, but I've got a question. how do you make crunchier cookies? I've yet to make a cookie that doesn't have a texture that's sort of chewy. my omnivorous partner says they taste good but asks if I can make "regular cookies" because of the texture. I'm thinking of the peanut butter cookies my mother makes that are still moist and chewy on the inside, but not chewy in a "rubbery" way- his terminology. has anyone else had this problem? help!

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heartburn help!

i just started dating this guy and i'm going to cook for him tonight. he has really bad heartburn and i'm not quite sure what to make. if you could just give me some tips on what kinds of foods are good for heartburn, and also what is bad so i can omit those. i'll come up with something. thank you!!!

palek paneer

(x-posted to my journal)

3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 garlic clove pressed
1/2 a block of extra firm tofu cut into cubes (i used white wave from whole foods)
2 tsp. brewers yeast
2 10 oz. package of frozen spinach
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. asian hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 6 oz. container of plain soy yogurt
2 tbsp. better than cream cheese

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  • yerdua

recipe from The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen

I'm looking for a recipe from The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen since my copy of the book is about 3000 miles away..  It's in the salad section - the potato and green bean salad.  I can't remember the specific name for it, but it's most likely something obvious like "green bean and potato salad." 

I need to make this for a potluck tomorrow, so if anyone can help me out, that would be awesome.
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vegan cookbook for a twelve year old

i have a request for all of you amazing vegan cooks: i used to take care of a twelve year old girl who went vegetarian about a year ago, and will be seeing her over christmas. i'd like to put together a book of EASY vegan recipes for her to experiment with, and not just cookies (her mother will kill me!)... can anyone think of a few recipes that utilize ingredients easily found in a non-vegan (non-vegetarian, usually) household? i'd really appreciate it (it's finals week, crunch time!)...

thank you if you can think of anything!

Xmas Sushi Rice

Okay maybe you'll think this sounds weird or I'm pregnant or something, but it actually does taste good! I got home in the middle of the night after travelling almost 3 months and just kinda threw everything i had left in the kitchen into a pot-

Thai Rice( don't know how much it was- maybe 2 cups)- cook 3 mins on highest flame, then about 20 on lowest. Add 7 teaspoons of sugar, 8 of clear japanese rice vinegar, a bit salt. 1 teaspoon Berentzen( apple liquor) and a bit cinnamon. Wait till rice gets sticky, let cool off with some seaweed on top.