Vegan Mama

Vegan Chocolate Date Delightsvegan cookies

For fun, I thought I’d talk about vegan desserts.  It’s true that you won’t have as big a sweet tooth once you venture into “Vegan Land”, but there are times when a sweet treat is a MUST HAVE.  If you’re in a hurry for that sugar high, try snacking on dates. Just a few is all it takes. I also mix a combination of raisins, pecans, almonds or walnuts ( I use pecans)  together for my own trail mix version.  For an added treat, you can add organic 80-100% chocolate chips or nibs. I included photos of both the energy snacks and cookie version. Now for a dessert recipe. The dessert discovery was an accident.  The Vegan Chocolate Date Delights, started out as an energy snack. I still use them that way and they really help me get through a long morning, or a busy afternoon — but every once in a way it’s fun to have a cookie. One day I wondered what they would taste like warm – with chocolate chips! Ta Da! A cookie was born Vegan Chocolate Date Delight Recipeenergy balls 2 2 tsp. dark chocolate nibs 6 dates, chopped. 2 tsp. cocoa powder 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 cup old fashioned oats 1/3 cup honey 1/2 cup ground flax seeds 1/2 cup almond butter Combine ingredients and roll into 2 inch balls.  These can be used as energy snacks. Cookie Version. To turn them into cookies, flatten slightly, press dark chocolate chips on top and back at 300 degrees for only a few minutes.  Eat them right away!  I like to eat mine with a cup of tea while I’m writing scenes for my latest romance novel. If you try them I’d love to know your thoughts or how you changed them to fit your taste buds. Enjoy! Vegan Mama

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This vegan zucchini recipe was a surprise.  First it was a lot easier to make than I’d thought it would be.  Second, it looked very pretty, and third, it was delicious, especially with the Horseradish Beet Dressing.  I used a lot more than the ½ lemon the recipe called for and it didn’t

Potato Pizza

Potato Pizza
Maybe because I love pizza and this seemed as close as I had gotten in a month, I was gobbling it up. I used a baked, and cooled, russet potato, sliced it and then layered it on a glass baking pan I’d greased lightly with Flax Seed oil. When the potato pizza was done,

Summer Solstice

“On the Summer Solstice …
Whatever is dreamed on this night,
will come to pass.”
—William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
First the boring definition: “Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial

Vegan Mama Recipes

Potato Cakes with Beets and Romaine Salad.

Selecting the Potato Cake recipe the day after the Stuffed Peppers was a happy coincidence, so keep that in mind.  I used two russet potatoes, one yam and two small white potatoes.  I had one of the stuffed peppers left over from the previous night so that was the

Stuffed Green Peppers

Sometimes we need a nudge to change — sometimes we need a shove.
When our son chose to conquer his cancer by making his body healthier we joined him on his journey. He spent three weeks at the Sedona Wellness Center in Amazon learning about the connection between food and cancer. When he returned, along

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice, or Yule, as it is known in Celtic celebrations has taken on new importance this year.   But is December 21, the end of the world, as some speculate, or the dawn of a new age of awareness, inspiration and kindness?
Before answering that question, lets explore the meaning of Winter

Christmas In The Highlands

 
Christmas in Scotland is a wonderful blend of the old and the new.  All the usual holiday trimmings are on display, but with a warm twist that is pure Scotland.  Bagpipes weave their magic throughout cities both large and small, a Christmas Santa might wear a kilt and haggis might be decorated with holly. The

Writing Tips – SOUND

 

SOUND —–The tone of a person’s voice can provoke a rainbow of emotions.  A deep voice can make us feel grounded whereas a high pitched screech can put us on edge.  Experiment the next time you are watching a television show or movie.  Close your eyes and try to picture the person from

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