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Recent Eats

My Guacamole Recipe

I generally don’t measure the ingredients but I think this is pretty close.

Ingredients:
3 avocados
1/4 cup cilantro chopped
3 green onions finely chopped
1 Roma tomato (seeds and pulp removed), finely chopped
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 – 1 Tbsp lime juice
Several twists of crushed black pepper corns.

Optional:
Fresh or pickled jalapenos or crushed red pepper flakes to taste.

Directions:
Slice the avocados in half, remove the seed and scoop the meat in to a mixing bowl.
Add all other ingredients and mix well.

A pastry cutter works great for mashing the avocados.

Avocado masher.

Buttered Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

We had these at Christmas and noe one was too excited about them.
Pictured above, ours don’t look nearly as nice as those in the recipe.
The recipe is not vegan but can be substituting the butter with a vegetable based spread, the egg with a flax seed egg and non buttered natural microwave popcorn.
Recipe here.

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:
Cookies
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup vegan margarine, softened
1/4 cup vanilla milk substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Icing
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons vanilla milk substitute
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, the margarine, 1/4 cup soymilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed to combine. Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and cream of tartar until blended. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
2 Heat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Divide dough in half. Roll each dough half to1/4 inch thickness on generously floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. On cookie sheet, place cutouts about 2 inches apart.
3 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
4 In large mixing bowl, beat icing ingredients with fork or whisk until smooth. If icing is too thick, beat in 1 additional teaspoon soymilk. Frost cookies. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.