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BRM Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

VEGANIZED BRM GF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

I recently went on a BRM shopping spree because Vitacost had a deal going on where you received a free BRM GF Pizza Crust Mix for spending $15 on BRM products [as of 8/26 the deal is still current].

What I needed from Vitacost was the GF Pancake Mix, but my cart ended up containing GF Pancake Mix, GF Brownie Mix, GF Yellow Cake Mix, GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, and GF Pizza Crust Mix. Obviously, I’m attracted to these BRM mixes because they are vegan / dairy-free / egg-free! (Before now, the only one that I’ve tried was the pancake mix.)

The ingredient list on the bag looks like this:

1 package BRM GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1 large egg
3 T water
1 stick (1/2 C) butter, very soft

Dry ingredients

Instead, I veganized the recipe like this:
(Notice that I made a half recipe! Although I used more liquid, the batter didn’t seem too wet.)

 1/2 package BRM GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1 flax egg (= 1 T ground flax + 3 T water)
3 T non-dairy milk (I used my homemade oat/cashew milk)
1/4 C Earth Balance, soft

I followed the baking instructions on the bag. That’s it!

I made an ice cream sandwich using 2 cookies and some ice cream (made from frozen bananas!) in the middle…YUM!

Curried Rice & Red Lentils

This vegan curried rice and red lentils dish can be considered either a very thick soup or a hearty, soupy rice. I didn’t know just how good it was going to be when I was preparing this meal (I had a craving for curry!), so I didn’t keep track of the exact ingredient amounts as I was making it. However, I’m reasonably sure that I accurately listed the ingredients and amounts here.

I added raisins and toasted pumpkin seeds to my bowl at the end. This would be off-the-charts good with some cubed, fried tofu on top! I love tofu!

CURRIED RICE & RED LENTILS

INGREDIENTS

2 carrots, chopped
~1/2 of a small onion, chopped
~2/3 of a yellow pepper, chopped
~1/3 of a very small cabbage, chopped
a little bit of cauliflower, chopped (I’d put more in if I had more!)
1 large garlic clove, minced

~5 cups water

~3/4 cup red lentils, rinsed
~3/4 cup short grain brown rice, rinsed
1 can (15 oz) organic garbanzo beans, rinsed
~3/4 cup freeze-dried peas, rehydrated with water in the 1/2 pint jar

~2 T coconut oil

~2 t Savory Spice brand Vindaloo seasoning blend**
1/2 t turmeric
1/2 t ground ginger
~5 t Instant VegeBase broth powder* (use 1 t powder per cup of water used)

Suggested toppings: organic raisins, toasted organic pumpkin seeds, toasted unsweetened fine shredded coconut, fried cubed tofu.

Spices used in this recipe

**Vindaloo contains turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, fenugreek, salt, brown mustard, coriander, cumin, ginger, cayenne, cardamom, black pepper, and cloves.

*Instant VegeBase contains non-GMO organic soy grits & soy flour, organic potato flour, pea powder, onion powder, expeller-pressed soy oil, sea salt, ground carrot, alfalfa, minced onion, turmeric, celery seed, parsley, spinach powder, kale powder, and white pepper.

Freeze-dried peas in a 1/2 pint jar

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a soup pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Saute the vegetables (carrot, onion, yellow pepper, cabbage, and garlic) with the Vindaloo, turmeric, and ginger for several minutes.
  2. Add the ~5 cups of water and the broth powder to the pot, and turn up the heat to high.
  3. When the water starts to bubble, add the red lentils, rice, garbanzo beans, and peas (include soaking water).
  4. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover the pot with a lid.
  5. Simmer, covered for ~40 minutes.
  6. Remove pot from the heat, remove the lid, and let sit for about 15 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve in a bowl with any of the suggested toppings.

After Eric and I each had some lunch, I portioned the rest in mason jars: 3 pints and 1 half pint. I’m looking forward to the leftovers!

[Things got a little silly during prep…]

My cabbage patch kid – August 19, 2018

 

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