Can we all just take a moment?
I needed a cookie like a little kid needs the tooth fairy tonight. I don’t know why but I just did. All day I’ve felt really drained and I did end up going to the gym to do an upper body workout (no cardio though–resting my leggies for battle), which brought me some initial energy but then I just crashed. And burned. And baked Dreena Burton’s vegan oatmeal raisin cookies (recipe out of Eat Drink and Be Vegan) but since I don’t really roll with the shriveled dried grapes, I improvised with smashed chocolates that have been in my pantry for entirely too long.
That became this in five minutes flat.
And, after 11 more minutes, look what popped out of the oven!
These cookies not only taste amazing but they are also probably the healthiest cookie I know of. I rationalized baking these because I realized they would be PERFECT for Caitlin and I to take to the race on Sunday! Eating one of these after 37 miles might just give me the power I need. Good gracious.
My dessert also featured a scoop of mint chip coconut milk ice cream. Heaven, my darlings. Pure, unadulterated heaven on earth.
Back to dinner.
Channa masala with Mary’s crackers, plain yogurt and cilantro. Oh baby, it was HOT!
I finally restocked my almond butter. Why do I play these cruel games with myself and buy the cheaper peanut butter instead? Clearly almond butter is just one of those ingredients that is worth the extra $2.00.
The boy is coming over to a) unscrew my garlic container b) unscrew my pickle jar c) unplug my kitchen drain and d) hang my pictures.
I shall feed him chickpeas.