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Dad’s Recipe Review Of “Simple Raw Vegan Brownies With Icing”

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

3 years, 4 months.

Dear Jack,

As I recently learned in The Top 10 Dadabase Posts Of All Time: 4 Years And Counting, non-vegans out there are depending on us plant-based familes to be the Guinea pigs to test out new recipes to share with them.

So now that I know the most popular Dadabase post I’ve ever written in the past 4 years was No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls… Jealous Much?which was only written just two months ago, I figured I need to be clever enough to do a sequel.

So here it is…  my review of “Simple Raw Vegan Brownies with Icing” by Solveig Berg Vollan; which is featured in her blog, Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl.

Like her other recipe, the prep time is quick (about 15 minutes or so) and the ingredients are few. Here are the ingredients for “Simple Raw Vegan Brownies with Icing“:

  • 2 cups raw walnuts
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • 6 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt

I just told Mommy, after discovering Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl‘s no bake recipes, I don’t even miss baked goods- and definitely not ones that contain dairy and eggs.

Needless to say, you and your chocolate mouth agree, as you can see from these pictures. You even got the first taste, as you stuck your finger in like Little Jack Horner.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this awesome and delicious recipe is that in addition to containing no animal products or gluten, nor does it require any baking… the recipe also contains no added sugar!

But you would never know it.

In fact, I didn’t realize that until just now. I actually had to ask Mommy to make sure I wasn’t reading that wrong.

I’m serious. Between this and the No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls, I’m all set when it comes to sweet treats.

As a plant-based kid getting to enjoy wonderful recipes like these, I really don’t think anyone can feel sorry for you.

When it comes to desserts, you are in vegan Guinea pig heaven!

 

Love,

Daddy

 

 

 

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My 2 Year-Old Just Wants Chocolate Instead

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

2 years, 3 months.

Dear Jack,

I recently pointed out that you only want to eat the same few meals for dinner throughout the week.

Similarly, you’re that way with treats too.

Your favorite treat is “fluffy,” which is simply a small cup of whipped cream you eat with a straw, while Mommy and Daddy drink coffee at any given coffee shop.

However, we thought you would be excited last Saturday when we told you we were going for a special treat at Sweet Cece’s, which is a pay-by-the-ounce frozen yogurt joint.

Your response:

“No, I want chocolate instead.”

I tried to explain to you that Sweet Cece’s has chocolate flavored yogurt, but you stuck to your guns on the issue.

When we arrived at Sweet Cece’s, I pulled the lever on the machine, letting you watch the chocolate frozen yogurt fall into my cup.

It freaked you out. You were afraid of it. Maybe you thought it was a snake?

So while Mommy and I enjoyed a nice frozen treat, you chose a small bag of random chocolate toppings, like brownie bites and M&M’s.

Honestly, you were just as happy with your chocolate toppings as we were with our frozen yogurt with those toppings.

Jack, we tried. We tried to get you to give delicious yogurt a chance. But now we know, you prefer the toppings.

So you got your wish: You got “chocolate instead.”

I don’t know, maybe we’ve ruined you on free sample-sized cups of whipped cream at coffee shops.

Maybe the consistency of frozen yogurt or ice cream throws you off because it’s colder and thicker than whipped cream?

Eventually I think you will change your mind. As for now, you get your brownie and you get to eat it too.

 

Love,

Daddy

 

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