I have been thinking about chocolate chip cookies for a while now... and today we had our very skilled friend Loren here building our new patio. I decided I'd make a batch and share them with him. Our patio is looking great, and these cookies also turned out great!! These are the "Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies" from "Vive La Vegan" - wow! I really, really like them. I added pecans and dried blueberries too. Mmmm.
Well, even though we gave away half the batch of cookies, Musty and I both ate way too many this afternoon! So, I wanted something light for dinner. I made the Asparagus and Cilantro Soup from "Real Food Daily Cookbook." I've made this once before, and it's really great. Such a great flavor.
Dessert was a few Swedish Fish... When I was growing up, I was a MAJOR candy fiend. Up until about 8 years ago, I had a candy bar almost every day. Then I went vegan, and was saved by my ethics, since most candy bars aren't vegan. Swedish Fish have been a long time favorite, and happily, they are vegan. Sweet little Musty got these for me today, along with some flowers. He knows the way to my heart!
This was last night's dinner "Athena Barley with Kalamata Olives and Tomatoes" from "Real Food Daily." Yesterday was really hot, so we wanted something summery. This is an easy and tasty meal. I love barley... tasty and such a fun texture. It's got olives, tomatoes, red onion, green onions, parseley, dill, and a nice simple vinagrette.
Snoopy's having a great time, settling into our family just great - in this moment he's curled up in a little doggie bed (with a stuffed doggie toy), next to Stevie Wonder curled up in her bed, with our cat Yummers sleeping on the green chair next to them... so sweet! Lest you think we're forgetting, Dottie Bonkers is konked out on the otherside of the room.