2 acorn squash, halved and seeded 4 tbsp diced dried apricots or peaches 2 tbsp chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work well) 1 15 oz can unsweetened crushed pineapple, juice reserved 2 tbsp raisins or dried cranberries Cinnamon
1/8 cup Earth Balance butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 clove of garlic crushed ¼ tsp ground coriander 1/8 cayenne pepper ½ Tbsp curry ½ Tbsp salt 3 cups veggie or un-chicken broth 14 or 15 oz can pumpkin 1 cup unsweetened soy or rice milk
Makes about 2 dozen. No one but YOU has to know there is a can of beans in these cookies! ½ cup flour of choice (whole wheat pastry, spelt, garbanzo, etc) 1 tsp non-aluminum baking powder 1 tsp powdered peanut butter (optional) ½ tsp salt 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and drained ¼ cup non-dairy milk of choice (coconut, almond, rice, etc) ½ tsp apple cider vinegar 2 tsp golden flax seed, ground (use a coffee grinder to grind)
Jill Ovnik is a certified food educator and culinary instructor for The Cancer Project, a not-for profit organization based in Washington D.C., a Food For Life Instructor for www.PCRM.org and the founder of www.vegangal.com
Do you need a response to friends and family for this popular question?
“What about Protein??”
“Get your protein from the same place that some of the strongest animals in the world (elephants, giraffes, horses, hippos, gorillas, etc.) get theirs. From whole plants.”
“Actually plants have a lot more protein than most people think. Did you know that broccoli is 40% protein and that calorie for calorie, spinach has more protein than sirloin?”
“Like the gorilla, our closest relative in the wild, I get my protein from whole plant foods.”
“It’s virtually impossible not to get enough protein as long as you are eating calories, even the foods containing the least amount of protein have enough”
“Many cultures eat far less animal products and they also experience far less heart disease, cancer and diabetes.”
Did You Know... ?
One of the world's healthiest foods, Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene). They are also a very good source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and phosphorus. They are naturally sweet and filling. For a no-thinking, on-the-run snack try dipping cold, cut baked sweet potato in some BBQ sauce and eat the skin too!