Easy Banana Oatmeal Cookies, No Meat March, & Veg Fest

Posted: 06/02/2015 in Uncategorized
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I’ve been a busy bee.

I’ve worked on some new recipes & perfecting recipes that I’ve already played with, coming up with cool vegan breakfast sandwiches with black-eyed pea sausage, working on new artisan cashew cheeses, & getting my ginger bug to make soda for me(soon, ginger beer!!).

That’s all stuff for the near future though.

In the nearer future, there’s a couple of events coming up & you should definitely check them out if you’re in the area.  Let’s not kid ourselves, though.  You should check them out even if you’re in another country.  Maybe plan a vacation while it’s not too hot here.  Perhaps peruse the fine city of Jacksonville.

That’s enough of that, you can check out the websites too.

The first event is the fifth annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest.  That occurs on March 7th & is a great time for all involved.  There’s veg vendors, bands, non-profits & veg food EVERYWHERE.  It’s put on by the Girls Gone Green, a local non-profit that explores animal, health & environmental issues.

There is a TON of food there.  It’s so good.

Speaking of food, the other event coming up is No Meat March.  That’s a 31-day challenge to quit meat & you can elect to quit eggs, dairy, & butter as well.  You get supportive emails & recipes for signing up.  It’s not tough at all, take the pledge on the website!  That is also supported by the Girls Gone Green.

Okay, so easy banana oatmeal cookies.

Take two bananas & mash the Hell out of them.

Bananas.  Mashed.

Bananas. Mashed.

Next, add about 1/2t of cinnamon & a cup of rolled oats.  Mix that around & add a half cup of vegan chocolate chips, or if you’re feeling adventurous, raisins.

I chose raisins.

I chose raisins.

Mix all of that thoroughly & then scoop onto an oiled cookie sheet.  I usually get about twelve small cookies out of this.  I usually flatten them a little bit to avoid having cookie mounds, but that too is an adventurous task.

Next throw them in an oven that’s been preheated to 350F for about twenty-three minutes.

Then take them out of the oven.

Extreme close up.

Extreme close up.

I even did chocolate chip & fresh minced mint in a recipe.  None for the pups.

I even did chocolate chip & fresh minced mint in a recipe. None for the pups.

Let them cool for about ten minutes & store them in the refrigerator if you don’t eat them all first.  They are delicious.

Another couple of variations to do instead of raisins or chocolate chips are diced apples or pears.  All are tasty.

Have to cut it short because I’ve got to get going on a rice & beans recipe, but here’s some pictures of pups.

Catching a tan.

Catching a tan.

We can both make funny faces.

We can both make funny faces.

Hey, they wake me up all of the time, I should be able to wake them up from time to time.

Hey, they wake me up all of the time, I should be able to wake them up from time to time.

That’s all, enjoy your weekend!!

 

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