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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you are looking for a new chocolate chip cookie recipe to make fast and to make for your vegan family member, friend, coworker or even someone who doesn’t care if they are vegan, now is your time! I found this recipe while reading a blog and forgive me because I just happened to stumble upon it and don’t remember the name of the blog. I was on foodgawker and clicked on a picture that took me to then another site and that’s where I found this gem of a recipe. I’m sure you all have done this where you go onto the Internet to look up one thing and expect it to take a few minutes and by the time it’s said and done you have been looking at blogs, websites, Facebook and pinterest for the last hour. That’s my life story some days!

Back to the cookies…these vegan cookies are fantastic and you would have no idea they didn’t have butter, eggs or milk in them. They are that good. They also take 5 minutes to make and that’s just about the same time you would need to unroll and cut one of those cookie tubes from the grocery store. Also, most of these ingredients you have in your pantry! Now, what are you waiting for?! Especially since, who doesn’t love a chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside chocolate chip cookie to dip into some vanilla almond milk?

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Kale & Squash Quinoa Salad

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This a really easy and refreshing salad to have for lunch one of these fall days. If you are vegan, it is also the perfect lunch for you! The colors of the salad just remind me of fall and that Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! Who is ready for Thanksgiving? Me, Me!

I get so excited for Thanksgiving and all of the side dishes. The turkey and ham, I could actually do without on Thanksgiving. What I’m most concerned about is all the casseroles: potato casserole, green bean casserole, corn casserole…and the list will go on. What I love even more is taking a bite of potato casserole, corn casserole and green bean casserole and placing them all together for one fantastic feast in my mouth. I always wonder about those people who only eat one side dish at a time until completion and then move onto the next one? I find that really just plain bizarre. Are you one who does that? Please tell me no!

Well, this wonderful fall salad is the perfect combination of sweet and salty and is quite filling with the quinoa. What might make it even more protein filled is a sprinkle of nuts! I might have to try that next time…

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Crispy Southwestern Ravioli

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After making the buffalo chicken cups, I still had wonton wrappers left over. You all know my theory that after a meal with meat, I usually like to switch things up a bit and do a vegetarian dinner. It’s just a nice balance for me and for my body! Well, the wonton package contains a heck of a lot of wrappers. I didn’t know what to do with them all! Come to think of it, not only was this package of wontons used for the buff chic cups, but it was also used to make the browned butternut squash ravioli. Luckily, the end of the package is in sight and three great meals were made from just one package of wontons. Now that’s a bang for your buck if you ask me.

One thing I did know when making this light meal was that I wanted it to be something veggie based. Something to hit the spot and something just as perfect as these southwestern ravioli. These crispy pockets are really easy to whip up and without the small sour cream dollop on top, are vegan. So what are you waiting for? Ready, set, go…

Lookie here, the ravioli are stuffed with a bean and corn-like salsa…

It’s simple, all you do is place a dollop of the salsa in the center of a wrapper, place another on top, seal them together with a bit of water or egg wash and bake! That’s all folks. These would be prefect as an appetizer but also went well with a salad for a light week night dinner.

PS – this is a salsa you can eat with tortilla chips or can spread on some lettuce if you have any leftover!

Have any fun creations you have made with wonton wrappers?

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