Monday, April 21, 2008

Satiating the Cookie Monster

I realize that I never posted this one, so while I'm away I figured I should share!

That sugar craving that I mentioned a few posts back? I'm trying with all my might to beat it down with these...
Almond butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They're super sweet (what with the cup of sugar and half cup of chocolate chips they call for) but also reeeeally tasty and almost good for you as they contain almond butter, only whole wheat flour, and walnuts too!

I know I've posted about them before, I think I got the recipe from VegWe
b, but they're so amazingly tasty that showing them off again is totally necessary. This batch (I believe because I flattened them down a bit before baking when before I just spooned without touching them) came out a little less chewy, with more crunch and almost as if the sugar content caused a crunchy sweet glaze on the bottom.
Either way they're utterly delicious and a healthier way (sort of) to get your sugar fix on. I suppose you could dabble with lowering the amount of sugar you add, but I wouldn't dare. ;)

In other news, only 23 days to go! It's nice being with family and friends, but this living in limbo can be quite anxiety causing. We still haven't had any bites on our house but I'm hoping the next 23 days will prove fortuitous in that regard. I'd actually love nothing more than caring for a newborn WHILE house hunting and moving. Yep, we want to move back here THAT badly. hehe.

I've been enjoying simple meals or nights out at our favorite restaurants (for in Gainesville, there are many) so I've nothing new and exciting to share food-wise. In the meantime, I give you me, in all my pregnant glory, chilling out in my husband's aunt's salt water pool. Nothing makes a pregnant woman happier than spending an hour or two weightless in the sun. sigh. thanks for all the well wishes, can't wait to share the news with you when Taylor decides to arrive!

27 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Oh man, those cookies sound FABULOUS!! Yum!!

Haha!! I LOVE the photograph of you in the pool - glad that see that you (and Taylor!) are enjoying yourself :0)

b36Kitchen said...

it must feel really good to be in that pool now!

Melissa said...

23 days!! I got chills when I read that! You better make sure that the Captain or Lisa or Grandma, SOMEONE, has my phone number b/c I want a phone call, or at the very least, an email, to be told mommy and baby are both healthy when it all goes down.

Also, SO EXITED TO SEE YOU GUYS IN JUNE!

Andréa N. said...

All the best to you and Taylor (and the father, of course)! I'm just a reader - love your blog.

Thinking good thoughts.

Johanna3 said...

i absolutely love the photo!! im glad both are great!

those cookies do looks good.

Animal-Friendly said...

Those cookies sound yummy! The almond butter must make them taste excellent (not to mention they're healthy-ish!)

And the pools looks fantastic. You must be so excited with only 23 days left!

aTxVegn said...

23 days left - woo hoo! You look very comfortable and happy in the pool.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh my goodness you must be counting down the days! Definitely enjoy some lounging time before Taylor gets here. And best of luck on selling the house!

pleasantly plump vegan said...

oooo, those cookies sound great.
you look so content in that pool. salt water pools are the coolest!

Ricki said...

Wow--wishing you (and Taylor) all the best in 23 days or so!! The cookies look amazing--a must-try with so many of my favorite ingredients (well, mostly the chocolate) ;)

Mihl said...

Yes, I agree. It was totally necessary to show off these cookies. They look yum.
Meanwhile all the best to you and Taylor!

Episcopollyanna said...

Aw, you look great and so relaxed. Salt water pools are the best! Those cookies look delicious too.

Wishing you all the best in the coming days as you await Taylor's arrival. :)

Brandie said...

I've never heard of a salt water pool! How cool - you'd float better! Which would be nice for me cause I don't float.... ;o) Have fun relaxin good luck with the house! I can't wait to see pics of Taylor! You must be SO excited.... I've got like... 50-something days left... I am already sad at the thought of not being able to feel the bay moving anymore - you? You're probably so ready to have her OUT that you won't miss it yet huh? ;o)

Those cookies look FANTASTIC by the way.. I may have to try... And squished down so the sugary crispness is on the botom... MMMmmm.... I was wondering you you fared, Thanks for the update!!!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

23 days! That's so exciting! Those cookies sound awesome :)

julie hasson said...

That's a great photo of you! Good luck with selling your house, your delivery, with everything.

Can't wait to see the baby pics!

Liliy said...

Good Luck!

Urban Vegan said...

Now I'm having cookie cravings, and I'm not even pregant.

You look adorable and so happy--like a chic French lady showing off her bump. I *love* your bikini.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Hi sweetie! I can't wait until Taylor makes her appearance. Can you send me your snail mail addy? Just cuz. hehehe.. Brandie is going to be so jealous when she see's you in the pool. We are supposed to have record breaking heat here in my neck of the woods this weekend.

Love ya,

stonielove said...

beautiful cookies in a beautiful box - i'd love to have them now!

jrbpub said...

Here are many good thoughts for a safe delivery and a healthy baby Taylor.

Carlene said...

I tried the recipe and I love the cookies ... was going to post about it on my blog and wanted to make reference to yours.. May I?

Thanks!!!

Carlene

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

would you believe that time in that pool ended up with a trip to l/d triage? crazy. my bp was up and they kept me overnight to monitor but eventually sent me home (because, apparently, the combo of staring at the wall for hours in a hospital with an ambian given at 3am will eventually bring down one's blood pressure!).

so now i'm spending more time in bed, less time in the pool....but she'll be here soon!

thanks to everyone for checking in and leaving the love. i miss blogging!

(and Carlene, blog away! ;)

Kristen's Raw said...

The pool looks sooooo refreshing!

springsandwells said...

Is the little one coming!????!!!

:) Amey

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day!! Here's to hoping Baby Taylor is here to celebrate with you!

springsandwells said...

Soooooo....??????
Is the little one here yet???

:) Amey

vegeater said...

omg, those cookies look wonderful. I am making them posthaste.