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#1 Old 09-17-2005, 08:05 AM
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I really want to bring some kind of goodie to work next week. Everyone in the clinic knows I'm vegan and a few of them are vegetarian and very vegan-open-minded ("if I had the discipline I would be vegan"), so I'm really not trying to fool them. But some of them do have the impression that I'm a health nut, which I am not, and a glutton for punishment (they group the running/marathoning/healthy eating stuff together under the heading "self-torture" and conclude I don't like to enjoy life). I want to show them that being vegan doesn't mean depriving yourself, and that with many vegan foods you'd never know you were eating something animal-product free.

So, here's the challenge. I probably want to make either a quick bread or cookies or muffins or something like that. If possible, no one should know it's vegan except me until it sort of "slips out" that there are no eggs, milk, etc in it. What "I can't believe it's vegan!" goodie is your favorite?
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#2 Old 09-17-2005, 10:02 AM
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I would make some toll house cookies with all vegan ingredients,Kroger has a good kroger brand vegan chocolate chip.I also put 2 small boxes or one large of vegan french vanilla instant pudding in my toll house cookies makes all the differance in the world.jello brand instant puddings are vegan or some of them are on the peta list.I have done this with vegan chocolate chips from wild oats and yuccccccccccccck! but when I used the vegan chips Krogers brand OMG they where good! Don't forget the pudding!
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brownies

they were a hit at my farewell party. Gone in seconds.
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#4 Old 09-17-2005, 11:29 AM
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Let me know if you want muffin recipes. Mine are vegan, light & puffy.
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#5 Old 09-17-2005, 01:07 PM
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From Silk's (or rather Whitewave's) website, Akasha's chocolate chip cookies are the best. You wouldn't even know they're veganized.



http://www.whitewave.com/index.php?id=141&cid=11





And CharityAJO, I'd be interested in your muffin recipe. I made some the other day and they were ok, but they didn't come out fluffly like I was hoping.
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Easiest recipe you'll ever see:



Walk to Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery.

Buy anything.

Impress Everyone.

Done.



Assumes you live in DC of course
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#7 Old 09-17-2005, 01:53 PM
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the walmart brand semi sweet chocolate chips are vegan also

make some chocolate chocolate chip muffins or the moosewood vegan chocoalte cake
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#9 Old 09-17-2005, 02:13 PM
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my vote is for cinnamon buns with a lot of eewwwyyy goooeyyy nummies on top.
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#10 Old 09-17-2005, 04:50 PM
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chocolate chip cookies

brownies

chocolate lava cake (yes, this can be easily veganized and you can't tell the differrence!)
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Hey, Sticky Fingers is shipping now.
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#12 Old 09-18-2005, 01:40 AM
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https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=40331



My kids make these and take them to school all the time - Their friends have never asked if they were vegan... but they are ALWAYS asking for more cookies... if they're a hit with 6th-graders I would guess they'd be a hit with most anyone.
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#13 Old 09-18-2005, 02:16 AM
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akasha's chocolate chip ones...



these oatmeal cookies



wacky cake



this lovely white cake... that one calls for LOADS of maple syrup, though. Next time I make it (which will be probably tomorrow) I'll just use corn syrup wnstead. WAY less expensive. ) but it came out looking and smelling beautiful and feeling just fantastic. way better than the dense, heavy white cake recipe I used to use.
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#14 Old 09-18-2005, 03:47 AM
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The easiest cookies I ever made (and the tastiest)! This is a recipe adapted from a vegan cookbook



Ingredients:

100 g plain white flour

50 g brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp cinnamon

100 ml soy milk

75 ml vegetable oil

50 g vegan chocolate (chopped into chunks)

2 big teaspoons cruncy peanut butter



Preheat oven to 180C

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and peanut butter until all the peanut butter is mixed in. Add vanilla, soy milk, oil and chocolate and mix well.

Onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, drop one dessertspoon of mix for each cookie (makes 12), and flatten down with the back of a wet spoon.

Bake for 10 mins (or until done).

Cool on a wire rack, and devour.



These are really good. My omni housemate snarfed half the batch without realising they were vegan.
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#15 Old 09-18-2005, 07:14 AM
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Cinnamon buns



Rolls:

3/4 C unsweetend soy milk

1/4 C earth balance margarine, softened

3 1/4 C all-purpose flour

1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast

1/4 C white sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 C plus 2 TBS water



1 C brown sugar, packed

1 TBS ground cinnamon

1/2 C earth balance margarine, softened



Glaze:



2 tsp light corn syrup

(I also used about 2 tsp of maple syrup)

1 tbs vanilla extract

2 C icing sugar

4 TBS unsweetened soy milk



Heat the soy milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove

from heat. Mix in margarine; stir until melted. Let cool until

lukewarm.



In a large mixing bowl combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt;

mix well. Add water, and the soy milk/margarine mixture;

beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well

after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it

out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5

minutes



Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon,

softened margarine.



Roll out dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with

margarine/sugar mixture (if you want you can add in some raisins or

nuts). Roll up into a log.



Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in 2 lightly

greased rounds pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30

minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). (pics are

before and after rising)



Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Combine

all the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl and mix until

smooth. Let rolls cool a few minutes then drizzle with glaze.
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Whacky Cake is dee-licious!! My grama has been making it for decades (should have seen the look on her face when I told her it was vegan...."Uh...it's WHAT??"! LOL!)



Do the vegan chocolate chip cookies have less calories than regular ones??
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my vote is for cinnamon buns with a lot of eewwwyyy goooeyyy nummies on top.



Oh! good vote! I haven't had cinnamon buns in forever!



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Easiest recipe you'll ever see:



Walk to Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery.

Buy anything.

Impress Everyone.

Done.



Assumes you live in DC of course



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#18 Old 09-18-2005, 08:42 PM
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I'm afraid MY cinnamon buns are the best ever, Meatless. The recipe's in the recipe section...



Akasha's chocolate chip cookies are the best for sure if you want to go the cookie route.
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#19 Old 09-19-2005, 09:16 AM
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Easiest recipe you'll ever see:



Walk to Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery.

Buy anything.

Impress Everyone.

Done.



Assumes you live in DC of course

OMG I had a heart attack on the spot when I clicked that site (the good..kind..of heart attack)



And I don't know why, but for some peculiar, unbeknownst to me reason, I'm really drawn to that 'Bunny Huggers Carrot Cake'
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#20 Old 09-19-2005, 03:27 PM
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brownies

they were a hit at my farewell party. Gone in seconds.

I second this. Brownies are "it".
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#21 Old 09-21-2005, 12:54 PM
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Thanks!! My in-laws are processed food junkies. My older SIL called me weird when I told her I went vegetarian. (When I told my husband that his sister said that, he replied, "Isn't that like the pot calling the kettle black?" I told him I was thinking the same thing. )



I might try the cinnamon rolls, or something similar, the next time we're there. My FIL buys the canned Pillsbury cinnamon rolls for Sunday mornings. Even when I ate whatever whenever, I thought they were too much. (My husband recently baked some for the last day of his summer Hebrew class. The kitchen smelled too sweet for the rest of the morning. Ugh.)



I might try the veg*n chocolate chip cookies. My MIL's "specialy" is Toll House. Maybe that would be mean to up her....



Eh.



Laura



PS: I second Wacky Cake. I baked one last week and took it to two potlucks. I got compliments and recipe requests both times.
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#22 Old 09-21-2005, 01:53 PM
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Oh those pillsbury cinnamon rolls are CRAP compared to the real thing. You might as well just not eat them, and throw them straight into the garbage!
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#23 Old 09-22-2005, 12:40 AM
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Hmm. I just devoured some of Trader Joe's Vegan Choc. Chip cookies. Umm, they will be responsible for me regaining the 15 pounds I just lost--they're fabulous!! I don't know if some of the ingredients will stand up to some members' more rigorous standards, but I'm quite sure a 3rd grader could read everything on there....yum.
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wacky cake rocks
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