Monday, April 20, 2009

Baking it Up- Cookie Time!!

Hope your Monday went well! I can't believe the weekend is already over!! Why does it go by so fast??? My weekend went a little like this:

Saturday- Ran 2.5 miles, went to Charleston farmers market/lunch in Charleston, stuff around the house
Sunday- Ran 6 miles, did 1/2 hour of Body Attack, Beach, housework and LOTS of baking

I had a few care packages I wanted to send out this week and all of my recipients have similar needs- less white flour, less sugar! So I made the following and tried to adjust the recipes to meet these needs

Almost Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Chip Cookies (I used regular chocolate chips) based on this awesome recipe:


Nutty Stacks:


Phew! Tonight, I took body pump and then baked up some fish and served it with fresh green beans and strawberries! Yum! What did you have for din din?



44 comments:

Krista said...

Fabulous baked goods!!!

I had leftovers for dinner! ;)

Damaris said...

I'm glad the recipe worked out for you. I want what you had for dinner. FEED ME:)

K from ksgoodeats said...

Oh goodness, all of those creations look fantastic! Although I'm not surprised since everything you cook always looks fabulous!!

Also, the Rock of Love Reunion - you're not missing much!!

VeggieGirl said...

HOORAY FOR BAKING!!!

ttfn300 said...

jealous of your farmers markets already!! love all the baking :)

Esi said...

Love weekends spent baking. Your recipients are lucky. Haven't had dinner yet as I am still waiting to get off work!

Glad your farmers market is back! Sounds like you got really great stuff. Grassfed beef is awesome, you should try it.

Alison said...

Love those cookies!

My dinner is going to be easy tonight - TJ's orange chicken, leftover sweet potatoes & edamame, and broccoli

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

amazing cookies!!! those lucky people who will taste them! :D
dinner was random tonight: thousands pieces of toast, kale chips and baked kabocha!

just me said...

those look fabulous!

i want i want i want!

Mrs. LC said...

Those pumpkin oatmeal chip cookies look FABULOUS!!! I wish I could grab one off the screen!

redheadedjournal said...

YUM! Those sounds sooo good!

lesley said...

Your baked goods look FABULOUS, Erica!!! Yum!! : ) I wish I could take one out of the computer screen but I guess it doesn't work that way, does it? ; )

Bec said...

ok i have to try those cookies!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, drooool!!!!

Pearl said...

oh my gosh - everything you bake always turns out really well! makes me want to get on a plane for a surprise visit ;)

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

The cookies look great!

I had a mushroom quesadilla and salad for dinner! :)

monsappetit said...

Everything looks awesome!

You've inspired me to start a month of eating clean!!

carolinebee said...

o my you are a master :D It's probably so fun in your new kitch!

Anna said...

oooo everything looks so goood! i want the pumpkin cookies yum yum.

Maria said...

Glad you had a nice weekend! I was finally able to run! Sat. and Sunday, it was gorgeous outside!! I love all of the treats you made!! How fun!

thresholdofgreatness said...

Yummy looking baked goods!

I've only been to Charleston once, and that was during the HOT summer. I'd love to visit again! I'm a complete nerd for historic areas!

Kerstin said...

All the treats look super yummy - I love pumpkin and chocolate together!

Rose said...

Oooh. Lovely cookies. I have been craving cookies all day, and these look so freaking good right now :)

lilveggiepatch said...

Mmm those cookies look GOOD! Pumpkin chocolate is one of my favorite combos. Hope you have a great week!

ChickPea said...

Hehe, your almost vegan cookies remind me of some 99% vegan brownies I made last summer--I used a tablespoon of egg whites:)

I had scrambled tofu for dinner--YUM!

Meghann said...

Those cookies look soo good! It has been far too long since I've made cookies, I need to get on that.

MizFit said...

Thanks for asking.
I got all kinds of motivated JUST FOR ME.
Salmon.
rice.
broccoli.
wine.
BRAVO TV :)

Sara said...

Those look excellent! I love baking!

I had some pasta con broccoli for dinner...not the healthiest, but it was so good!!

Holly said...

I bet your house smelled like a bakery - yum! Those recipes look awesome - I love anything and everything pumpkin, so I might have to try out the pumpkin oat cookies. I had potstickers that I've had in my freezer FOREVAH for din last night - so yummy!

Dawn said...

I love bravo TV! Did you see Isaac Mizhari is coming to Bravo with a new fashion show? I canNOT wait!!! Oh yeah.
I am printing those pumpkin cookies out, I love those kinds.
How is Frank? LOL

Sweetie Pie said...

Oh, yum!! Everything looks so good, but I think that the Nutty Stacks would be my favorite thing in the package. They look amazing!

Fitnessista said...

OOOOH those look amazing!!! i'm so excited!!!! :D
i had sweet potato and lentil chili for dinner- it was wonderful :D
hope your day is going well!
<3

I Run for Fun said...

Wow! You've been busy! The baked goods look awesome. And you found time to cook dinner too?

Red Head, Yellow Dog said...

those look so good! James saw these over my shoulder and said they looked like "little bites of delicious" I agree.

Diana said...

Those pumpkin cookies look so good! I'm a sucker for anything with pumpkin in it.

My dinner was pretty blah last night - good ole TJ's meatless meatballs! Yours sounds much better! Love strawberries!

Katie said...

Hold the presses! Pumpkin and chocolate chips? Yum!

Danielle said...

Those baked goods look great! I love teh almost vegan cookies they are making my mouth water!

Julie said...

Those cookies look insanely good girl!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look great!

I made bbq grilled chicken, baked beans and green beans.

Amandaaa said...

Those pumpkin cookies look so
awesome. I ADORE pumpkin.

Your Body Pump class sounds so
fabulous. I'd definitely come
if I loved closer.

Elyse said...

Oh my goodness! That's a lot of cookies--and they all look delicious. I would especially love to try the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Whoever's getting the care packages is one lucky person!

eatingbender said...

I wish the weekends wouldn't go by so fast - it drives me crazy!

Mm, I love pumpkin chip cookies! Haven't made them in a while, though! And your nutty stats and oat bran cookies look amazing, too. You always come up with the best baked creations!

Diana said...

OOOOH the recipients of any of those cookies are very lucky!!!

My roomie made Indian food for us last night :)

bhealthier said...

oh yummy baking! my sister takes body pump! I never knew that!

glad you found clean eating month successful and happy digestive times.