Tahinitoo Turns One!

Exactly one year ago I started this website (formerly Vegan Addict) with the intention of promoting veganism through food, craft, and adventure. I will admit, I used to scoff at the thought of maintaining and reading blogs. Now that I am immersed in a community of like-minded folks sharing recipes, photos, and perspectives on veganism, I can’t imagine why I had been so close-minded! I am forever printing out recipes, bookmarking links, and checking for new posts on my favorite blogs. It’s mighty addictive, but I would happily debate that it is a healthy addiction. Veganism is such an integral part of my life and I hope to continue Tahinitoo well into my elder years (as long as I can keep up with technology). As a rather reclusive individual, blogging has helped me feel more connected with other people, minus the anxieties of social interaction. Hooray for that! Anyways, this is simply a quick “Thank You!” to my readers. Ooooh, that’s way too mushy, but whatever. Go eat some pancakes.

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pancakes – a tester for 500 Vegan Recipes – Crazy sweet, fluffy, chocolatey, and yummy. This photo was snapped before I drizzled some pure Ohio maple syrup on top (thank you Tim’s mom!!!!!).

And, speaking of chocolate, you can enter to win an entire case of Jocalat Bars over at Chocolate Covered Katie. What’s keeping you?!!

My next post will feature reviews on some of my most favorite vegan health/beauty products! Yay!

Just Call Me a Cookie Addict, Will You?

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Caraque Cookie Pastires

These pretty cookies were a test recipe for Celine and Joni’s cookbook. The recipe made six, and Tim and I ate all six in less than a day. Ooooooops. These are big shortbread-like cookies with chocolatey goodness, icing, and a fun candy on top. The devouring scenario went something like this:

(talking to self) “Okay, just one more bite.”

Hand reaches into fridge, removes lid from tupperware, takes a cookie out, and chomps happily away.

Cookie goes back into tupperware, lid goes back on tupperware, I leave the kitchen.

Five minutes pass.

(talking to self again) “Seriously, just one more bite.” (The bites growing bigger each time…)

Hand goes into tupperware, cookie disappears, the lid stays off, five minutes pass… See what I mean?! These cookies reminded me of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies, only so much better. They are buttery, chocolatey, crispy, awesome. Oh, and did I mention they are easy to make? Now you must buy the 500 Vegan Recipes cookbook when it makes its way to your nearest bookstore! You just must!!!

Also, don’t forget to enter a comment here, for a chance to win some homemade bulk food/produce bags. It’s a new year, and it’s time to reduce our impact on the Earth. I will ship overseas, so don’t let that stop you from entering.

And, I added a Flickr link in my sidebar, so check it out!