Kathy Hester’s ‘Chocolate Chip Cookies For Two’ – plus a giveaway!

Kathy Hester’s ‘Chocolate Chip Cookies For Two’ – plus a giveaway!

Closing out the end of Vegan MoFo with a bang folks: Have you had that evening yearning for just a touch of sweet but would never dream of dragging out everything you would need to make a couple dozen cookies up hot and fresh? Kathy Hester has a solution that will rock your dessert world…as well as your meal plans. Seriously.  Is this cookie big enough or what? The recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies in  ‘Vegan Slow Cooking For Two – or – Just For You’ has directions for one big beautiful (shareable) cookie.   I mixed up a quadruple batch of batter then separated  half into a long tube, wrapped it and stuck it in the freezer for another night’s cravings.  All I have to do is heat up the slow cooker and slice off a couple of  inches of batter from the freezer some night and I’m set in about an hour.  Okay, maybe I over did it a too much  little with the ‘extras’  for these cookies but they are chocked full of goodness.  Big dark chocolate chips, pecans, cranberries…… I also sprinkled each one with some coarse sea salt that cuts through the dark rich chocolate chips perfectly.…

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Spicy Tomato Adzuki Bean Soup

Spicy Tomato Adzuki Bean Soup

All the Smoothies everyone is gulping down this week are wonderful.…but chilly!  At night, I was aching for a hot cup of homemade soup.  This spicy bean soup really fills you up on a cold night.  Team it up with a big salad and your done for a healthy hearty meal. ‘Sprouted’ Adzukis are like little bites of gold for your heart. These were sprouted in just 3 days.  Just rinse and drain. More information on healthy benefits of Adzuki Beans from Only Foods:  They are high in soluble fiber and thus azuki sprouts are excellent for health as they help in easy bowel movements. Fiber in the adzuki beans also helps the body get rid of cholesterol and toxins from the body, keeping it healthy. They are very popular therapeutic beans known for their healing powers curing a number of ailments. These beans help in keeping the kidneys fit and improve flow of urine. From iron, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamins to potassium, the beans are a storehouse of many minerals which help in the proper functioning of the body. Their consumption can lower blood pressure in a natural way since they have a high content of potassium and are low in sodium. They are storehouse of proteins hence these beans can be consumed by vegetarians fulfilling…

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