Secret family recipes.

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I was lamenting with a friend about how we each know people who have some truly amazing recipes…that they refuse to share. (Kind of adds to the flavor I think!) In the spirit of recipes that are almost too good to share with another living soul, I wanted to share several recipes that friends of mine have raved about and requested over the years… (They all happen to be easy and vegan).

Addictive sweet potato burritos

Sweet potato bites with chipotle black bean spread

Warm butternut squash chickpea salad

Sunflower seed brittle

Spicy pumpkin miso soup

And these cookies, which I’m really glad I wrote down because I  can no longer find the recipe online!
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3 cups of unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar (pack lightly only)
  • 1/2 cup fine turbinado sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 6 T soy milk, regular or vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup (you could also use organic corn syrup)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F.

Sift (or fluff with a fork) the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Put aside.

In a large bowl, cream Earth Balance margarine. Gradually add the sugars and beat with whisk until you obtain a nice fluffy texture. Add vanilla, soy milk and brown rice syrup and beat again. When this mixture is light and creamy, slowly add the flour mixture, then the chocolate chips and the pecans.

Form balls of dough (approx, 1inch in diameter, depending on size you want) and place them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper – about 9 to 12 per cookie sheet- and make sure they are far enough apart. Lightly flatten each cookie with your fingers.

Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are a light golden color. You should check at 8 minutes and if they are too pale, check again every minute after that until you reach the light golden stage). Leave the cookies on the hot cookie sheet for one or two minutes and then transfer them on wire racks to cool.

How about your family? Do you keep your favorite recipes a secret? Any you want to share?!

 

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