Around August first of this year, I became a vegan.
It was a spur-of-the-moment kind of decision…prior to that date, I was still holding onto the insane dream of being a competitive bodybuilder, and all that had gotten me was a stress fractured ankle, a weak shoulder, a couple of back injuries, and several pounds heavier. I was pounding my poor body with heavy weights, high intensity cardio/plyometric exercises, and too much protein, nearly all of it from animal sources.
I decided it was time for a change. I didn’t really publicize it, at least not until my strange food habits (i.e. bringing tempeh, kale, rainbow chard, and spinach salads to the food court on my lunch breaks) were questioned.
So it was kind of a shock when my little sister called me the other night and told me that she was trying veganism. Apparently, great minds think alike.
Of course, her announcement threw a wrench into the recipe that I was designing just for her…Here I was, prepared to create a cookie to reflect two of her favorite food groups (Pumpkin and Coffee, natch), and here she was, no longer eating the butter & eggs or milk-infused glaze that would make said cookie recipe shine.
Turns out, there was an easy fix for that. So, as of today, I present to the world my Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies. I hope you enjoy them (and I hope that they give Ari a reason to come and visit asap)!
Love & Cookies,
Oh, and PS: Frida helped with the clean up, because she’s helpful like that: