Carrot Oatmeal Cookies (V)

I have made these twice now, and they might be my favorite cookie–not too sweet, vegan, and totally gluten-free if you choose (I used gluten-free oats and gluten-free baking mix; these are both readily available many places now). Here is the recipe from my go-to food blog, 101 Cookbooks.

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20130324-162557.jpgYou can press the cookies down a bit if you don’t want the round shape.  I used a coffee scoop–it’s the perfect size.  I used pecans today, and added a dash of cinnamon.  I also didn’t use the maple syrup, but instead used raw honey and agave.  They are SO good.  Enjoy!

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Roasted Tomato and garlic soup (v)

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The tomato does not get enough credit!  I’ve been sick for the last few days, and this is the first time I have felt like getting up and making something, and even though it was a lovely 75 today in San Diego, the fog likes to roll in early on days like this, and so I thought soup was the right choice. 20130313-172644.jpg

And what is better with tomato soup but grilled cheese?  Well, grilled “cheese” is:)  All vegan people, all vegan.  The bread too!20130313-172957.jpg

Added some olive oil, additional seasoning, soy-free earth balance (you could use almond or coconut milk, but I am fresh out–except for the vanilla kind), some pinenuts…a little fresh basil would be nice, too.20130313-173632.jpg

Topped it with some organic bean sprouts…20130313-173754.jpg