Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today I altered my mom’s oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie recipe to be vegan, and it turned out amazing! The best part was that we could eat the dough safely! Yum! My casein-allergic son was in heaven

1 cup vegan Earth Balance (or you could use butter)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar or sucanat
Replacement for 2 eggs – 4 TBS water, 2 TBS oil, 1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups oats
1 cup vegan chocolate chips (We use “Tropical Source” brand)

Cream the “butter” and the sugars until creamy. Add the egg substitute and vanilla. Beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. Hand stir oats and raisins.

Bake 10-12 minutes in a 350 oven.

I make them one batch at a time and store the rest in the fridge. That way we don’t eat them all at once!

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas

I have been a vegetarian off-and-on since 1992, and I have found that its easy for me to get stuck in a rut when it comes to my meal planning. Before I know it, I’m only eating a few different meals. I thought I’d go ahead and post some of my lunchtime favorites. If you have any, please feel free to comment and add them on!

Make Ahead Lunch Wraps
Summery Tomato Pasta Salad
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Peanut Butter and Banana
Baked Beans on Toast or Cornbread
Vegetable Soup
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese
Nachos with guacomole and tons of fresh veggies
Pinto Bean Pasta Salad (Pintos, tomatoes, pasta, corn, cauliflower, broccoli – whatever is in your pantry, basically) with Italian dressing on top
Peanut Spaghetti
Yellow rice with black beans
Deviled Eggs
Chickpea “chicken” salad in a pita

For more ideas, check out this amazing site: The Vegan Lunchbox