Posts tagged ‘blueberry’

June 14, 2011

Long Named Cookies

Ahh, yes…back to those cookies I whipped up after traumatizing myself on Sunday. Mini Vegan Oatmeal Blueberry and Carob Chip Cookies. We’re gonna have to think of a shorter name than that because I could’ve eaten two cookies by the time I was done telling you their name.

These cookies are healthy and miniature size…so it’s OK if you eat more than one. If you’re really stressed like me you could eat 4. And cookie dough, of course 🙂 Life’s too short to not lick the spoon!

Mini Vegan Oatmeal Blueberry and Carob Chip Cookies


  • 3/4 cup sucanat
  • 1/2 cup organic cinnamon applesauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Ener-G egg replacer for two eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup vegan carob chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat the first three ingredients, then add the flour, baking soda, and salt and beat again.
  • Stir in the oats, then add the egg replacer.
  • Add dried blueberries and carob chips. Mix well.
  • Scoop with a rounded tablespoon and add each cookie to greased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.






Since there is no added sugar, no oil and there is oatmeal and fruit I totally think this is breakfast acceptable. Am I right, or am I right?

Besides eating cookies for breakfast every morning I’ve been OBSESSED with having cereal. But not just one kind… I need combos. A little bit of everything 🙂

In this bowl: Cinnamon Cheerios, Kashi Honey Sunshine, Kashi Go Lean w/ more cinnamon & chia seeds with Unsweetened Original Almond Milk. De.Freaking.Licious.

Last night I came home to a surprise. My entire family was over for an impromptu BBQ. This is why I love summertime.

I ate my weight in pita chips before dinner… We had Red Hot Chili Pepper flavored by New York Style. I didn’t even know they made pita chips…but I can 96% guarantee I won’t buy another brand ever again. Oh.My.God. These taste like bbq fritos. I also dipped them in roasted red pepper hummus. I was a spicy pepper loving fool.

When it was time for dinner I wasn’t THAT hungry…But i needed a little more than pita chips to keep me full til the morning so I grabbed a thin sliced chicken breast, a piece of corn and a side salad (spinach, tomatoes, avocado).

My meal screams summmmmmmmmmmmmmmer. Yes, it talks.

I also skipped dessert and had a cup of watermelon instead

Fruit is NOT a dessert…unless its served in something warm… with a dollop of ice cream. And that’s final.

See ya tomorrow 🙂

QUESTIONS: Do you consider fruit as dessert? Can you think of another name for the Mini Vegan Oatmeal Blueberry and Carob Chip cookies?? Please and Thank you.

June 13, 2011

Good Start, Bad Ending

Good Morning! I don’t want to say Happy Monday because I’ve never been a fan of those people who say it every week… How was everyone’s weekend? Fun? Relaxing? Busy? Mine was perfect…until the end. But, I’ll get to that later!

Friday night my boyfriend arrived around 10 and we were both so extremely tired we just watched the movie “No Strings Attached” and called it a night. The movie was not so good, not too funny and pretty predictable. I wasn’t expecting it to receive an Academy Award or anything but throw me a curve ball or two!

Saturday morning we had a lot of errands to run… Somehow we accomplished all of them from my house. Thank YOU technology. How was I living without a computer for 2 weeks!?

We had plans to meet up with my best friend to enjoy some of Maryland’s finest.

Did anyone else know that you weren’t supposed to wear light/white clothing while picking crabs?? Well, this Marylander didn’t. I ended up ruining my tank top, shirt and white shorts with Old Bay stains. Next time, I’ll need a bib.

I guess my boyfriend knew that rule.

So did my best friend…

Sometimes my brain thinks fashion…not function. I’ve already washed the clothes 5 times… Still hoping for a miracle.

If you’ve ever had crabs you know their not that filling. Or maybe I just always have room for dessert? Regardless, we decided to go get some fro-yo to fill our bellies up.

That my friends is $17 worth of fro-yo. Glutton much? I love that my boyfriend and I totally thought this was normal. I mean… It is, right? Mine is on the left (toppings queen). I had cookies n cream and peanut butter gold swirl. I added reeses pieces, pretzel m&ms, peanut m&ms, dark chocolate snow caps, capn crunch, cheesecake bites, yogurt chips, brownie bites, andes mints, marshmallow and caramel topping. It’s really a thin layer of toppings… So don’t judge me too much. Adam’s cup consisted of red velvet, cake batter and cookies and cream fro-yo. His toppings were cheesecake bites and brownie bites smothered in marshmallow and hot fudge. Two peas in a pod I tell ya.

We then walked around Target trying to purchase things for our place. We had to keep talking each other out of it because we really need to wait til we actually move in to see what were working with! Usually I don’t leave without spending at least $150 there. You didn’t get me that time Target!!

Sunday morning we got up early and I cleaned, made breakfast for us and did laundry… Adam watched baseball and looked up baseball stats on his computer. Typical boy. We  I wanted to get out of the house so we headed up to Baltimore City. Adam wanted to walk around and find a good lunch spot but our plans changed as soon as we walked about 10 feet and it started to pour. We ran into South Moon Under to wait out the rain but that was just bad news. I love everything in there and need to not spend money on clothes right now! Across the street was a Whole Foods so we ate there.

I got the “Value Meal”. Broiled Salmon with grilled asparagus salad and orange flavored couscous. Light and healthy…. Just what I needed after our fro-yo from the night before! The rain stopped so we headed out to walk around the Inner Harbor.

From pouring rain…to beautiful sunshine. We walked, shopped and people watched. Adam bought me a couple of dresses/accessories at H&M but I can’t find any of them on the website to show you. I’ll just have to do a mini fashion show for you sometime soon 🙂

We didn’t feel like walking back (um why did i wear wedges!?) so we took the Water Taxi over to Fells Point. We thought it’d be about 3-5 dollars per person. They don’t ask you for your money until your on the ferry of course. $10 per person…oh boy. At least it was a pretty ride.

We ate again before he was to catch his bus back to NYC. Shocker. I ordered a personal veggie pizza ate 2 slices and a side salad. They had the most amazing looking reeses cake dessert but we were in a rush so i had to politely decline… My hips thank me.

I dropped Adam off at the bus stop and the sky literally turned black (at 5pm) ready for a big storm… Adam told me to be careful and text him as soon as I got home and we said our good-byes.

Sounds like a good weekend…right? It was….  Until I began driving home.

The rain started coming down SO hard. I had my wipers on as fast as they could go and was going under the speed limit. I ended up hydroplaning and scraping the jersey wall on my left. I then fishtailed off of the wall and spun into the middle lane where 2 cars (1 suv) hit me. 5 cars proceeded to hit those 2 cars. We now have an 8 car pile-up in a torrential downpour which shut down 295 completely.

I freaked out but we couldn’t get out of the car for at least 20-25 minutes because it was raining that hard. Police showed up… The people who could move their cars moved over to the right lane and we were there for about 2 hours before they finalized all the paperwork. EVERYONE was OK. Some cars were totaled, some cars had to be towed but everyone was scratch-free. THANK GOD. I was so upset because I kept thinking to myself I caused this and I’m very thankful that everyone including myself is OK. The crazy thing is my car only has a scratch. I clearly have an angel looking out for me. I guess I got that miracle I was hoping for earlier, huh?

I came home and did what any normal girl would do.

I baked. I ate cookie dough. I ate cookies. It made me feel better 🙂

Once I take better pictures I’ll post the recipe! They’re Vegan blueberry oatmeal and carob chip cookies. SO good.

Since they have fruit and oatmeal in them I can have them for breakfast………right???

QUESTIONS: What makes you feel better after a stressful incident? Have you ever been in a car accident?