Hi! I'm hibernating under my electric blanket whilst perpetually sipping hot tea. Wing It Vegan is on hiatus until I'm willing to come back out. Happy holidays!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fine, I'll bake chickpea cookies

Mr. Wing-It and I are in preparations for our travels, and very soon Wing It Vegan will yet again go into hypersleep until September or October - just in time for Vegan MoFo! I intended to make my funny little Strawberry Love Bugs before Valentine's Day, but I don't think I will have time for that this year. Curse you, responsibilities! I've also been working on a massive Cookin' Crunk post for a while, and hopefully I will be able to publish it before we leave. Fingers crossed!

Anyway, I was determined to be good and show some self-control after a trip to the dentist a few weeks ago, but all that willpower vanished when I saw that Ricki had pinned these delicious looking chickpea-based peanut butter cookies. To hell with temperance! Give me cookies! I rolled my eyes at chickpea cookies and bean brownies for years, and finally last week I gave in and tried them. They were wonderful! Chickpea flavor? Nope. Just vanilla, chocolate, almond (I made mine with MaraNatha almond butter instead of peanut butter), and a what-is-that flavor that does not taste like chickpeas. This non-believer is now a worshiper of the chickpea cookie! Thank you for the recipe, Erin!

Chickpea-Almond Butter Cookies
My elebentieth batch in two weeks.

I am not accepting products for review these days - unless something looks irresistibly good! That is what happened when the good folks at Parmela offered to send me some aged vegan parmesan. How could I resist?

Parmela

It's very sharp and flavorful, so a little goes a long way. This product is more like dairy parmesan than any other vegan cheese I've ever tried. It resembles fresh dairy parmesan, unlike the white powdery parm substitutes that resemble that super fine floury dairy pasta topping thing. (I do like the white powdery vegan parmesans too though)

Parmela

That is a nice plate of polenta with tomatoey lentils and Parmela on top. Why did I choose a yellow food to show a yellow parmesan product? Dummy! Take a look at the ingredients and nutritional info:

Parmela

Thank you, Parmela for letting me try your tasty cheese! Now let's see what the Wing-It ducks are up to...

Snowy Duckie
Snowy cutie!

Happy weekend, everyone!