A couple of weeks ago, I became obsessed with the idea of vegan chocolate chip cookies. I’m not really sure what got me the idea. I wasn’t even sure if vegan chocolate existed or how much I would have to pay for it. But I wasn’t going to let the idea go without at least a little Googling.
In the Googling, I encountered a recipe titled “The BEST Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies” and I thought that might be a good place to start. As it turns out, Trader Joes chocolate chips are vegan, and vegan chocolate chip cookies are really not all that difficult.
It’s been surprisingly hot in Seattle lately. Hot enough that, for a couple days, turning on the stove or the oven to cook anything just seems irresponsible. Of course, I still need to eat, so the best plan I could think of was to make a bunch of something I could keep eating for a while, without needing to reheat. Hummus seemed like a good choice.
Every Friday night, I go to the local yarn shop and knit. I do it mostly for the community (because God knows some days I don’t feel like knitting and I go anyways). The friends I’ve made at this place are the solid kind of friends that you know will be happy to spend time with you even if you just want to curl up in a corner and face the wall and not talk to anyone… and usually, if I show up in that kind of mood, I still leave the happiest I’ve been all week.
Sometimes, people show up with food to share. (I should probably do this sometime…) One week, the food was a candy-like concoction from a local bakery. The best way to describe it would be a granola brittle, that was far more granola than brittle. Since buying it online was very expensive (the cheapest option cost around $40 plus shipping) and I didn’t know where to go to buy it, I decided to try to replicate it.