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The Happy Herbivore Cookbook is available today on the Kindle and Nook!

Cookbook Countdown: 7 days (1 week!) to go: Cookies

These cookies don't really need an introduction. I've teased you countless times before with them... they're low fat, whole-wheat vegan chocolate chip cookies and perhaps the best low fat chocolate chip cookies on Earth. The only fat in the cookies comes from the chips! Gobble 'em up!

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As I was hurrying to get everything in order before we left for vacation, my MIL baked up a loaf of my pumpkin bread from the cookbook -- something we could take on the plane to nibble on. (Our total travel time was 27 hrs!).

I was busy looking for my long lost snow glove when I caught a wiff of pumpkin bliss wandering into my bedroom. I poked my head out the door and said "Are you baking something?!"  ...

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Shortly after my MIL arrived in St. Maarten, she peeked into our fridge and remarked at how much tofu we have. "Yeah, it's kind of a necessity around here... your son is a glutton for tofu." I explained.

"Well, what do you do with it?" she asked. She told me she'd had it deep fried with peanut sauce at a restaurant, and it was alright, but obviously not very healthy.

"OMG! Tofu is the most universal ingredient ever ...

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I have a fat-free vegan French toast recipe here on HH that I just love (--and it made it into the cookbook!) but I decided to shake things up a little bit and add some "variations" to the original.... like "egg nog" and "gingerbread" for the cookbook.

I served this up to my MIL her first morning visiting us in St. Maarten and although she's generally not a sweets person, especially in the morning -- she really loved this recipe ...

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A friend of mine tried to convince me that "potato salad is like meatloaf.... you only like your moms" (and thus, I shouldn't bother trying to make a recipe for my cookbook). I frowned. "That's not really true, is it?" I asked. "Well, have you ever been really happy with any potato salad you ate out? at a deli, I mean?" 

He had a point. Sure I'd had some here and there that were alright... but ...

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