Sunday, September 28, 2008

we've become cookie monsters!

Thank you everybody, for the commiseration about dumb boy things... it actually made me feel so much better! Thankfully it all worked out and I could quickly get back to business making cookies *constantly* with Pomme as we get closer and closer to perfecting the art of the invented cookie. And also we can make a batch in about 3 minutes. And also, they are all delicious (okay, some were dog biscuits, but most had chocolate and were... delicious).

These were actually from a recipe... the infamous Crispy Peanut Butter cookies from VwaV that have legendary crumbling abilities (oooweeeeoooooo). They actually held together pretty nicely once you let them cool. And so toasty-sweet melt in your mouth-y!

And that kinda necessitated a small batch of Extraveganza Crispy Peanut Butter cookies for comparison (the page of which I had actually bookmarked that morning... the great minds of Pomme and I thinking alike once again!). They called for oat flake cereal - yummy! - and were so so so close to the first PB cookies I used to make as a kid. The dense and chewy kind, my favourite.

These are only one of many a muffin Pomme's made recently. All without recipes, most perfectly addictive and warming, and so muffiny it kinda isn't even fair to the vegetables in the fridge that definitely don't get eaten when she pulls a fresh batch out of the oven. These apple cinnamon ones were just mouthfuls of autumn.

I made some bread at some point... loosely based on the Struan bread from the Freshloaf, except with amaranth instead of oat bran, brown rice syrup instead of honey, some added flax seeds, less yeast, way more whole wheat flour, and some leftover cooked amaranth too, to use it up. Perfect toast bread! Really nummy. Like a party at the grain cupboard and my fig jam was invited.

We also had to give it a spin as BLTs! Tofu bacon might be my new favouritest tofu.

Prickly pear innards look like this, and they taste quite melony.
(this was entirely inspired by the vegan 100 - I can cross one more off the list now!)

More cookies! On the bottom left, invented pistachio-date-cornmeal cookies with cardamom. The bottom rights are cardamom-oatmeal-almond (we were in a mood it seems). And on the top are probably our mascot cookie - perfect rough 'n tumble mounds of oatmeal chocolate chip bliss. No experimentation required there, just grabbing the Earth Balance from the fridge and trying not to forget the vanilla.

And would you believe that we are neither of us fat? This is only a fraction of our output, too.
Oh, willpower. And hungry friends. One can never have too much of either. :)

18 comments:

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I'm a cookie monster myself. In fact, if I were there with you, I wouldn't be able to tell you about it because I would have my mouth full of cookies! (the first picture is my favorite!)

Vaala said...

Wow, that's some serious baking! I'm loving the cookies...they are inspiring me all the way into the kitchen to bake some tonight after work!

)h, and thanks for the picture of the prickly pear...I've never seen one before so that was real interesting.

mad about udon said...

ohmigosh, cookie overload! I'm drooling, especially over those pistascio ones.

aTxVegn said...

You are cookie, muffin, and bread monsters!

Nikki Douglas said...

Love the cookies but the tofu bacon is intriguing me - did you have a recipe for it? I love making tempeh bacon but I have not tried tofu bacon.

tofufreak said...

Hello cookies! Your peanut butter ones look BEYOND AMAZING.

mmmm... nice muffins!

your bread and sandwiches look so good too!

now if only i had a faster metabolism.... *pouts*

Vegetation said...

COOKIES! YUM! (I'm coming to visit! I LOVE cookies!!!)

T said...

Wow, i've never been tempted to bake non-fruity bread before... that looks awesome.

And those cookies... cardamom is heaven sent!

Sanja said...

I really want cookies now. They all look so tasty!

VeganCowGirl said...

Liz - all of those cookies look so darn good!!! I am loving all the little seeds, nuts and other good things you have in there! Amazing stuff.

And the prickly pear! Yum Yum!

Glad to hear boy-woes aren't weighing you down any more.

evestirs said...

is prickly pear the same thing as cactus pear? i bought a couple from the store the other day...but haven't broke em open yet

Jes said...

I've got to say I'm the biggest fan of the mocha almond spice ones you sent--holy frigging wow, WOW.

And that BLT is reminding me that I need to eat lunch...it looks so good!

Hannah said...

Looks like a whole lot of great baking going on... Now I'm suddenly craving cookies, for some odd reason. ;)

Judy's Nutrition said...

My goodness, you are a cookie monster (definitely not a bad thing), or maybe just a baking monster! Either way, it all looks delectable, especially those crumbly pb cookies. Oh, and the recipe-less muffins - those are often the best kind.

...barbara... said...

can you mail me one of everything?
I would love you forever...
I can't even pick which i want most....
looks too good...

Carrie said...

oh man i have such a hankering for cookies now!! your bread looks amazing...i think bread pics are my favourite kind of food porn.

sarchan said...

Now all I want to do is sit in bed and eat cookies while reading Evelyn Waugh. Why can't you be my roommate?

Bethany said...

you have such delicious posts. Cookie fest this time.

I feel like such a cheater because in my vegan 100, i counted a prickly pear smoothie as prickly pear. I didn't get the bonus of having one in my hands.