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Ginger Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ginger Orange Booze Cookies, that is.  While I had real ginger in the house, and could have coloured them orange with real turmeric root, I followed TC’s suggestion and made a ginger liqueur and triple sec chocolate chip cookie.  Sweetened with agave, vegan, gluten-free, slow-food, housemade, local… No, I’m not trying to up my SEO. I’m being ironic.

  ginger orange liqueur cookies vegan gluten-free | gothic granola 

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Agave Oat Cookies

 I found this recipe years ago (2010) soon after becoming vegan. I brought home some agave nectar from the Whole Earth Center in Princeton since I had switched to natural and vegan sweeteners. The picture on the source website looks nothing like the finished product. Although, I suppose if you used the full 1/2 cup of canola oil, the cookies would spread. Did I mention I was also hypersensitive (mentally) about using too much fat in recipes in 2010, too?

agave oat cookies vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

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Camping and Cookies

Not much is new around here. Last weekend we hiked at my husband’s stepfather’s family property and we just returned from camping at said property this weekend.

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Pants and Pomely had fun!

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National Chocolate Chip Day: Peanut Butter Blondies

National Chocolate Chip Day is another one of those made-up holidays that must have been made just for bloggers. Actually, I’m pretty sure it’s been around since before the Internet since most sites about it seem to reference the original chocolate chip cookie. NCCD is 15 May, and my post is a day late. I went to see Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday (the other day I usually blog) and didn’t decide what to bake for NCCD until yesterday afternoon.

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Experiments in Vegan Cookery

Vegans go to some extreme lengths to make food that resembles animal products. Just challenge someone to go vegan or give up alcohol and you will see the deep emotional bonds humans form with certain food preparations (goat cheese! applewood-smoked bacon! craft beer! mom’s apple pie!). 

vegan experiments | gothic granola

 

This is some kind of chicken? Or sausage? According to my family, it was tasty…for dead flesh. /vegansnark

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Base Cookies

These cookies are foundation, fundamental to a world of delicious vegan and gluten-free “vanilla dough and stuff” cookies, not base as in immoral.

 

base cookies with hempseeds vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

 

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Protein Brownies

I’m not a fan of baking with protein powder, for the record. The “Shakeology Cookies” I made this time last year tasted odd and sharply fake-sweet. The stevia and other low-calorie sweeteners in most protein powders just don’t set well with me either raw (by themselves) or baked. These brownies are good, in theory, when you’re looking for a substantial but sweet snack, and the texture became almost cheesecake-like. I haven’t been impressed with the vanilla blended Sun Warrior protein powder, and it’s still pretty gross in brownie form, too. So use whatever protein powder, preferably chocolate, that you already like. Since I used vanilla powder, the brownies were not as chocolate-coloured as they could be.

Protein Brownies | Gothic Granola vegan gluten-free

 

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