Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

The comments on my last post prompted me to make Julie's 'Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies' for my babysitter who voiced an interest in going veg. This was my effort to "woo her with good food and especially baked treats" as our friend Amey suggested.

These cookies definately have the "woo" factor, and the recipe makes plenty to share.




Beside my list of instructions, I left some cookies to snack along with a link to the recipe. She borrowed "The Teen's Vegetarian Cookbook" and plans to cook up a meal for her boyfriend that doesn't include Morningstar.

Amanda told me that she has not eaten meat all week! Furthermore, she convinced her boyfriend to stop eating meat with her. Evidently her parents are supportive, but his are not. We'll see how this unfolds.

19 comments:

theONLYtania said...

Wow, I want to be your babysitter, heh! Those cookies look good :)

Vegan_Noodle said...

I'll second that, any babysitting job that comes with those cookies....I'm there! How cool of you to support her interest. I'm convinced that cooking and baking is one of the best and easiest ways to start wooing new veggies. Great job!!

Taylor said...

Good for your babysitter. And for you showing her some good stuff to make.

Carrie™ said...

Keep us informed on how they make out. Cookies look great. BTW....I might be persuaded to come babysit if you'd leave me some of that peach pie. ;o)

Johanna3 said...

what a sweet thing of you !

Peggy the Veggie said...

Julie Hasson seems to have mastered the chocolate-espresso combinations, what with her Chocolate Espresso Pie and those cookies! I'll be making those for my mom sometime soon for sure :)

And, that's awesome how your babysitter is going veg. I'm sure she's really appreciating the support (and cookies) from you!

urban vegan said...

Wow...what a cool idea. Those cookies are making me salivate.

It's so hard to go veg when you're a teen and your parents don't support you (That was the case with me). Her efforts are commendable.

david santos said...

Congratulations for your work, that is very good, and have a good month of vacation

aTxVegn said...

You are so good to your babysitter! I'm glad she has you to support her. Those cookies look super!

KleoPatra said...

i recognize that handwriting! *hee hee*

Yer so awesome, girl friend... the spirit you have moves others... your actions speak so much louder than words. Thank you for being such a great inspiration. That's just one more reason to love you!

The cookies look EXCELLENT. Yummers.

Can't wait to see you... Peter and i checked out the new SIPZ (up the 5 a bit, past Miramar - it's a mini version of the big place) on Monday, and i (we?) might take you and Art up there to celebrate, tho the Clairemont one is still No. 1.

bazu said...

yay, Amanda! Way to go, Vicki! And also, yay for Amanda's supportive boyfriend and parents!

Gaia said...

I was just at Julie's blog and didn't understand your comment about your babysitter LOL
That is really cool !

Gaia said...

I was just at Julie's blog and didn't understand your comment about your babysitter LOL
That is really cool !

Dr. Melissa West, Lifestyle Coach said...

Changing the planet, one vegan at a time! Vicki you are a super star!

Melody Polakow said...

Wow, what a great way to spread the vegetarian/vegan message!

Liliy said...

It's great that your babysitter is going vegan! Too bad his parents are not supportive, though.

springsandwells said...

hey!
that's awesome!!! the cookies look super and I love that you left her a cookbook and such. I hope she has a good experience cooking for her boyfriend. How neat of him to be up for it. If they are nice enough young people, maybe it would be fun to have them over for dinner? Or is that weird to hang out with your babysitter. I don't know these things. You could give them the recipes for the things you made, and be the supportive veg adult for him.
hee hee
xo Amey

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Oh yay! I want cookies! Seriously, those look wonderful!

Good work!

Tanya Kristine said...

you always should be VERY proud of yourself for turning others on to a new way of life...that's good for them AND everyone else!

cookies can't hurt... :)