Another busy morning here at the old homestead but when I finished everything I set out to work on, (after complaining about how bored I was to G for a while) I finally just picked up a cookbook and baked the first thing I found that we had all the ingredients for: Snappy Ginger Cookies from Lois Dieterly's Sinfully Vegan.
Yes, it's probably a million zillion degrees out but the aroma of these cookies conjured up autumn. They were pretty tasty too. As you can see by the super dark color, they're heavy on molasses (which I like) and have fresh ginger chopped in them. I've had this cookbook for a while but have never made anything partially because the recipes really are fairly decadent treats that I never have the occasion for, and partially because when I do have a rare occasion, I reach for other cookbooks that have photographs. It's hard for me to get into cookbooks without photos, which is sort of unreasonable. Anyway, this book has recently been republished so maybe it'll get more hype. There are definitely a lot of great sounding recipes in here, but it'll be a while before I make another: this recipe makes 5 dozen cookies! I made 2 dozen and set the rest of the dough aside for later.
And a dessert I made the other day; a lot cooler and a little lighter are Cashew-Lemon raw bars.
Obviously a Larabar wannabe, these have equal parts cashews and dates, lemon (juice and zest), and more chopped ginger! These were real tasty and I'd like to start making other flavored bars in this manner. The only problem was that they were super sticky. I kept them in the freezer and cut off pieces at a time, and then had to eat them quickly!
G and I are getting dinner burritos at Taco Chulo again. I've done enough time in the kitchen today. Have a good night; stay cool!