October 2nd, 2009

Vegan Chocolate Chip cookie weirdness

So.. I have made a recipe for chocolate chip cookies from online somewhere (maybe memories on here.. or some other LJ veg community) and I have made the choc. chip cookies from How It All Vegan. In BOTH recipes (which are pretty different) whenever I mix in the chocolate chips they seems to not want to stick in the dough.. I mean, I can get them to work, but they sort of just stay repellent and I have to force them in after I form the balls of dough and put them on the cookie sheet.

Does anyone know why this happens?

When I made the How It All Vegan ones I thought maybe it was because that recipe was so oily. (BTW, I think that is an awful recipe. The cookies were super heavy and very, very, very oily.) But the recipe I made tonight only had 1/2 C of Earth Balance, which isn't all that much comparatively.

I'm not sure if it's just because they are vegan cookies and they are less sticky or something. Could it be because I put my choc. chips in the freezer for storing?

Has this happened to anyone here before?

Vegan-izing Asparagus and Blue Cheese?

One of my fave pre-vegan days recipes is Broiled/steamed asparagus with blue cheese.  The recipe's great strength is it's simplicity, but if anyone has suggestions for other things to do with a similar taste, please feel free to suggest.  I love pretty much anything asparagus, but would love more uses.

The original (roughly)

1 bunch of asparagus
olive oil
blue cheese
salt, if needed.

Broil/boil asparagus until tender but still slightly firm.  Sprinkly lightly with olive oil.  Crumble blue cheese over top.  Salt lightly if needed.  Serve warm.

Other faves include plain steamed asparagus, Broiled asparagus with french herbs, grilled asparagus, fried asparagus with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but I am really missing that wonderful salty/creamy flavour of the blue cheese.

Thank you for your help.
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