vegan Mofo: sweet news in the fog.

Nanaimo Bars

Emerging from this rather thick fog of feeling way under the weather to share some sweet news: my Nanaimo Bars, which I recently shared with One Green Planet, have been featured on The Huffington Post. Awesomesauce. You can get the recipe and see my One Green Planet post here. And be sure to check out the roundup of vegan awesomeness, of which I am so honoured to be a part, at The Huffington Post, here.

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holiday cookie project: chocolaty crinkle cookies, vegan moFo.

Chocolaty Crinkle Cookie

Chocolaty Crinkle Cookie

It’s Vegan MoFo Day 3, and my Holiday Cookie Project is in full swing. Today we really get into the holiday spirit with Chocolaty Crinkle Cookies.

So festive and pretty, these chewy chocolate marvels are almost brownie-like – a good thing in my book. In addition to cocoa, the recipe incorporates actual chocolate – which really ups the chocolate ante. Something tells me these would be undeniably wicked with bittersweet chocolate. Next time. Oh yes.

These cookies are delicious with a fabulous texture. It was hard to give them away. Definite winner.

I have armed myself with Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar (by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero), and I’m making this month all about cookies.

Chocolaty Crinkle Cookie

Chocolaty Crinkle Cookie

Vegan MoFo

holiday cookie project: classic chocolate chip cookies, vegan moFo.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

November is World Vegan Month. It is also Vegan Mofo 2010 (the vegan month of food), and I’m taking part again this year – yay!

Last year, I mixed it up for MoFo with both sweet and savoury posts. This year I thought I’d keep the focus on the sweet. I’m thinking cookies – holiday cookies, specifically. This was my line of thought – by the time this month is done, the Holiday season will be upon us and (this is when inspiration struck)  since every year I like to make cookies for friends and family (and sometimes it’s a challenge to find the time to experiment with a lot of new cookies), why not make MoFo 2010 into my personal Holiday Cookie Project. You see, by the end of the month I shall have tried and tested over two dozen different cookies – and the best of the best of these little sweeties will see their way into Holiday spreads and gift baskets galore.

I know, I know – I said I’m cutting back on the sugar, and I am. But this is the Holiday season we’re talking about, so I’m sacrificing. It’s for purely scientific purposes. And I’m giving them all away, mostly.

I have armed myself with Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar (by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero), which I pre-ordered and then scandalously didn’t actually use until now – apart from keeping it at my bedside table and gawking at the eye candy with a flashlight.

First up, Chocolate chip cookies of course. Whenever I get a new dessert book, I always make the chocolate chip cookies first – it’s my litmus test of vegan baking books. And these are good. Crinkly. Chewy. And the batter tastes like caramel. Win. Plus, being the generous spirits the authors are, you can find the exact same recipe here.

Stay tuned – this month is going to be sweet.

Vegan MoFo