Vegan MoFo Day 3 – We Have Our Winners! We Have Cookies!

VeganMoFo is rocking the blogosphere, people! I can see it’s going to be hard to keep up with all this MoFo love… but hey, that’s a good thing, right? We need to take over the Web with our Vegan Loving Kindness the way that an Evil Imperialst Empire would take over and occupy another country…but, you know, we come bearing cupcakes, cookies and seitan, not bombs, guns and god.

So first, the cookies :

I’m thrilled to be a test baker for the ever-classy Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs, who is publishing a delicious cook book Sweet Freedom. These cookies were amazing! They smelled so good I hardly was able to get a picture of them! Why? Remember me mentioning my in-laws being chez nous for a visit last week? After I took these beauties out of the oven, my adorable brother-in-law was standing on one side of the table with the serving platter, and M. Fish on the other side, and they were both snatching cookies to bring out to the living room to serve – making a photo-op nearly impossible!

The CMCC Cookies were deep, decadent, rich, and GONE after our goûter – I’d hoped to freeze some for later, but there was nothing left but some lonely little crumbs. My brother & sister-in-law are generally not big on sweets, but they asked me to make another batch before they left! I of course obliged (twist my arm). They also loved the lasagne I made from VCON. Let’s not forget, these people gave me carte blanche in their kitchen when we stayed with them near Toulouse last Spring – they weren’t really sure how to cook for a vegan, so they let me run the cuisine. They are très cool.

And now, for the winners of the cute felty-love pouches…

I wrote down everyone’s first name and put them in a hat – M. Fish pulled out the following 3 lucky winners (I know I initially said only 2, but I’m such a softie) :

Liz aka Veggie Girl and Mihl from Seitan Is My Motor and the aforementioned Ricki! (The fact that he loved your cookies had no sway. He didn’t know your name or anything like that!). I’m so excited for you! I wish I had more time (and more of a fabric stash) to make more gifts for everyone. I’m so glad M. Fish accepted to help me, because I’m so lame when it comes to choosing “winners” (and grading, too…). I’ll be doing another gift-away before the holidays because it just makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside – and because I wuv you all so much!

So ladies email me your addresses post haste…well, you can take your time. I’m in bed, slammed with another evil sinus infection, so, I won’t be getting these off to you for a few days… and if you have any suggestions for dealing with the sinus infections, please please share! I don’t eat dairy for pete’s sake, this shouldn’t be happening! I never, ever had sinus infections, then last fall I had about three or four (or just the same one) from September till late December. Any help/suggestions would be appreciated!

22 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo Day 3 – We Have Our Winners! We Have Cookies!

  1. I was going to suggest the netti pot too! Allergies are horrible where I live and I always get instant relief from the netti pot.

    Yum – those cookies are reallllly good!

  2. I’m usually a bit scared whenever I see an “anonymous” comment… Little did I know that I had nothing to fear this time, as it was from my favorite aquatic friend :o).

    I’m excited for Ricki’s book, even for those cookies alone!

  3. My boyfriend’s sister used to suffer from many sinus infections, and she uses a neti pot now. I’ve never had one myself, so I can’t speak from experience, but I hear it helps tons??

    Regardless, feel better soon! I swear EVERYONE is sick right now! Change in seasons, I guess?

  4. P.S. I sometimes wonder if we were sisters in a past life due to our plethora of shared interests! ;) Blogging about the same cookies on the same day and all…

    P.P.S. To piggyback on Debra’s comment; I’ve heard a lot about the neti pot and how wonderful it is for people with sinus issues. I have one, but every time I try to use it to combat my allergies, I practically drown (there is a lot of spluttering and swallowing water, etc., that most people claim to not experience)! I feel better afterward, though, so give it a shot if you can. :)

  5. Hi,

    About the sinus infections, I haven’t tried it myself, but have heard great things about the neti pot. (I suffer from sinus problems and live in Europe too; I’m convinced my infections have got much worse over the last few years.) The pharmacies near me (in Prague) don’t sell neti pots, but I’ve heard that the ones in Germany do, so maybe they’re available in France? I’ve heard it’s not too hard to make your own otherwise.

  6. NO WAAAAYYYY!!!! I cannot BELIEVE I actually WON something! Yippee! Whoo Hoo! Yahoo and Yee-Haw!! I am thrilled, thrilled, THRILLED. Can’t wait to receive it! Will email the address separately. And–YAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!

    Also (baby “yay”)–so glad everyone liked the cookies!

    Finally, poor you with a sinus infection! I used to suffer from them a few years ago and occasionally get one when I eat too many sweets too many days in a row. . .oops. So first, cut out all sugars! Have you heard of sinus irrigation? It saved me. I don’t use a neti pot (you can google it), but I use a baby’s rubber ear syringe instead, filled with lukewarm water that has 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp baking soda in it (same as natural saline). Don’t want to get too technical. . . email me if you want more details!

  7. Yummy cookies! It’s not shocking the ate them all, they look deliciously chocolatey! Sorry about your sinus infection, hope you feel better soon. Whenever I have a cold, I O.D on vitamin C, don’t know if this would help with a sinus infection though.

  8. Congratulations to Mihl and Ricki!! And, wait a minute…. I WON TOO!??!?!! Holy goodness, I’m excited!! :-D

    Eeeek, get well soon, my friend!! I’m not feeling 100% either, so I feel your pain :-(

  9. Feel better soon! I stopped getting sinus infections when I cut dairy from my diet (except for a rogue one this past January that lasted about 2 days). I’m happy the cookies were a raging success in your household, too. They are amazing! Your in-laws certainly are tres cool. :) Imagine giving someone control of your kitchen; I don’t think I could do it! I lived in Toulouse for a year, BTW. What a beautiful city.

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