Here is my recipe that I used for the cookies I brought to the GoGreen Expo. Not too sweet but loads of chocolate and mint…what a great combination!
Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup vegan butter, softened (I used Earth Balance Soy Free)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon real mint extract
2 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
12 oz semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup any vegan milk…soy or almond
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer cream sugars and butter until fluffy. Add liquids…non dairy milk and mint extract. Combine dry ingredients in a large separate bowl. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Roll into small balls onto cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes.
The third annual Go Green Expo is this coming weekend (March 19 and 20) at Lansdowne Park, and for the first time the NCVA will be participating as an exhibitor.
This interactive two-day show is dedicated to providing consumers with the latest information, environmentally friendly products and services, and alternatives that are available for going green and helping the planet one step at a time. The NCVA will be there to promote the many benefits of plant-based diets, including the environmental ones. Even the United Nations is calling on people to adopt plant based diets to avoid environmental catastrophe (read this article for additional information.)
It’s a fabulous opportunity for us to reacher a wider audience, and benefit from the publicity leading up to the show. We are hoping to do our traditional vegan cookie outreach, so if you’re able to help us out swing by the table with your contribution so that we can show as many people as possible that vegan = delicious. Or, just come by to say hello, talk to NCVA volunteers, or become a member.
In addition to exhibiting, the NCVA has two volunteers giving food demonstrations at the Taste of Green Cooking Theatre. On Saturday at 2:15 the NCVA’s Deb Gleason will demo Veganize Your Brunch: Learn How to Prepare French Toast, Omelets & Tofu Chocolate Cheesecake and on Sunday also at 2:15, Erin O’Sullivan will demo A Vegan Dinner: Spicy Peanut Soup, Curried Vegetable Pie & Orange Sweet Potato Cake With Raspberry Sauce.
Vegans will have a strong presence at the Taste of Green Cooking Theatre; Ottawa’s beloved Auntie Loo will also be presenting on both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30, and SimplyRaw’s Natasha Kyssa will be presenting on Saturday at 3:30. Auntie Loo’s demo is called Gluten Free Vanilla Lemon Cake: Cooking Without Dairy, Eggs or Wheat Products and Natasha’s is SimplyRaw, Simply Delicious…Finally Real Foods!
Admission is free, but donations to WaterCan in celebration of World Water Day are encouraged.