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Recipe: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This recipe took me about a month to perfect, with lots of disasters along the way. But all my hard work paid off; these are the best!

I understand that some of you don’t like raisins in your cookies, or prefer oatmeal chocolate chip instead. If you choose to commit such sacrilege, feel free to leave a comment with what you did. Just don’t expect me to approve! ;)

Laura’s super-fantastic chewy oatmeal raisin cookies of delight
- 1/2 c. butter (coconut oil works for dairy-free cookies)
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. sucanat (unrefined cane sugar)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
- 1 c. oatmeal (I used a combination of quick oats and old fashioned rolled oats)
- 1 tsp....

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Recipe: Zucchini Crisp

High summer is nearly upon us, and most of you (anyone who doesn’t live in the mountains) are about to get inundated with overgrown zucchini - either from your own gardens, or by the “Zucchini Fairy” ditching her excess on your front porches at night!

This recipe will make you rejoice to see zucchini in any shape or size. The big seedy ones work just fine, too, which is what makes it so fantastic! If you’re suspicious of a squashy dessert, rest assured that it is virtually indistinguishable from apple crisp. And don’t delude yourself - just because it involves a vegetable, it is not health food!


Zucchini Crisp
(passed down in my family; probably sourced on the internet somewhere)

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Hey Laura, what are my non-dairy ice cream options?

Stephanie asked, but don’t we all want to know?

If you’re dairy free, you used to be up a creek if you wanted a decent frozen dessert. Thankfully, those days are over and now there are a number of very nice options out there! Of course, there are some nasty ones as well, but I’ll tell you which ones I steer clear of.


My favorite
Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss. Rich, decadent, short ingredients list, minimally processed, and sweetened with low-glycemic agave nectar, this is definitely my favorite. The only caveat is that you can’t mind a subtle coconut undertone to all their flavors. I always get the Dark Chocolate, so I don’t even taste it. The vanilla or mint flavors might have a more...

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