I promised myself I would stop with all the dessert baking for a while after the holidays are over. Six days into the new year, and I'm going strong. Ha. Here is the last batch of cookies from 2010.
These are Cookie Cookies, another recipe from The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions. They are basically chocolate chip cookies with chunks of sandwich cookies inside. I used double chocolate Jo Jo's, which explains the yummy mess of chocolate swirls. These were good cookies (I mean, how could they be bad), though a little bit cakey for my taste. I think they really need that heavier cake texture in order to hold up under the weight of big sandwich cookie chunks, so it works out. I brought these for family on New Year's Day and my brother in-law exclaimed, "A cookie made out of cookies?!"
For my regular, non sweets meals I've been struggling to find a balance between a nice variety of veggies and meeting my doubled protein demands while pregnant. It's too easy to just fall back on a double stack of soy chick patties on a toasted bagel for breakfast (32 grams of protein, yo!) but then I'm stuffed until lunch with no produce in sight. So I've been doing more salads for lunch at work. I still have to throw some kind of protein into the mix in order to meet my 70 grams daily, so I will use quinoa, tofu, walnuts, beans, etc to top salads. my favorite lunch salad so far has been this one I tossed together with whatever we had on hand. It's spinach, blueberries, tomatoes, a quinoa and brown rice mix, and lemon vinaigrette.
I love the chewy quinoa on salads. Must do more of that.