The Cookie Gal

Happy Wednesday!
How was everyone’s Hump Day going? Seattle was BEAUTIFUL today! Crazy since Seattle is never sunny in January!
I started with decaf coffee and a nice breakfast.
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4 scrambled egg whites, green onion, faux sausage and cilantro, with WW toast and an apple with cinnamon.
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And some trailmix at about noon – once I start eating it I can’t stop! haha
I decided that I as in a baking mood today. I tied on my apron and got busy! First up: Vegan Lavender Shortbread cookies!
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It was dark and I couldn’t get any decent lighting! BUT I am planning on taking more pictures tomorrow. These are a delicate shortbread type cookie. They have real dried organic lavender that I grew this summer and a hint of citrus zest. They are completely different but so delightful!
Next I made a batch of Chocolate Oaties.
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These were an experiment, and I need to do some tweaking. Cocoa powder, coconut, oatmeal and white chocolate chips. I need to up the cocoa and sweetener, omit the white chocolate with semi-sweet or dark chocolate, and add more liquid as they were quite dry. BUT I am eating them now with some decaf coffee, and they are a great cookie with coffee!
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I made small batches of each and froze the rest of the batter. I am planning on making the Lavender cookies for the Bake Sale For Haiti.
I was also baking today because I want to start looking into selling my baked goods. I have ALWAYS wanted my own bakery/deli! And now that I am eating healthy, I want to offer baked goods to people that care about what they eat, too. Organic, natural, mostly vegan and 100% made with care.
I guess I have been inspired by Angela and her Glow Bars, thinking “That’s what I have always wanted to do!”. So why not? I have some research to do but keep your eye out for more details on this little adventure. PS – I have SO MANY ideas and dreams; I really have a hard time prioritizing them! =)
Dinner was pesto spinach pasta, Brussels sprouts and Caesar salad.
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Since I trust all of your input, would you buy organic, natural baked goods, not necessarily mine but in general? I have been making breads, cookies and pastries; all organic, natural and healthy. I feel like this isn’t a substitute for a job but to make healthy alternatives to everyday food available to people who care about their health.

In honor of my endless adventures, I am giving someone a chance to win a dozen of my Lavender Cookies!
Here’s what to do! (leave a comment for EACH number you do)
  1. Leave a comment stating what kind of baked goods you would like to see available.

  2. Tweet about this giveaway – @tashakaye09 Win The Clean Eating Mama’s organic lavender shortbread cookies! http://www.thecleaneatingmama.com/2010/01/cookie-gal.html

  3. Add me to your blog roll or comment if I already am.

  4. Blog about this giveaway on your blog. Don’t have a blog? Tell me what your favorite cook book or cooking website is!

The giveaway ends Friday, the 22nd at 9AM has ended!
(ingredients: organic flour, organic raw sugar, organic lavender, organic orange zest, Vegan Butter Spread)
Good luck and good night!
ztashaz
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34 Responses to The Cookie Gal

  1. N.D. says:

    wow – the cookies look amazing – did you post a recipe anywhere?

  2. Katie says:

    Hey! Just saw your Caesar salad…what kind of dressing do you use? I can never find dressing without eggs or anchovies, and I would really love some.

  3. Everything here looks fantastic! I am a huge white chocolate fan.. I don't think I could be trusted in the same room as those cookies. And you make me miss Seattle! 🙂

  4. preventionrd says:

    You're already on my blogroll 🙂

  5. preventionrd says:

    Tweeted @PreventionRD

  6. preventionrd says:

    I would LOVE to try those lavender cookies! The bakery is a great idea — must have cinnamon swirl bread! Whole wheat! Mmm!

  7. preventionrd says:

    I would LOVE to try those lavender cookies! The bakery is a great idea — must have cinnamon swirl bread! Whole wheat! Mmm!

  8. Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) says:

    Those lavendar cookies sound INCREDIBLE. I'll let some other lucky duck win them, but I think you're onto something with the bakery idea. Reach for the stars, lady!

  9. Megan says:

    Hey,I love love love your blog! So many awesome ideas!1) I would love to see anything with lots of chocolate or coconut!!2)Did the tweet3) I don't have a blog so I don't think I can do a blog roll :(4) I love Racheal Ray!! Her cook books are my fav 🙂

  10. Hi Tasha,I've been meaning to post for awhile…I love your blog and I get so many great ideas from it. I mention you on my blog and you are part of my fave links! I hope you will stop by and check it out! http://www.ireallydoeat.blogspot.com…and BTW I love your idea of selling your baked healthy goods!

  11. Sarah says:

    Bread! And Cinnamon Rolls. 🙂

  12. I would LOVE to see you make your dreams a reality!

  13. What a great idea! I would love to win lavender shortbread. As a suggestion, other fun baked goods to see organic would be macaroons–oh how I love those things

  14. JamieLynne says:

    Everybody loves sweets so if you offered healthy options I think it would be a hit. Maybe in the summer you could sell at a Farmer's Market if you have one in your area on the weekends for fun. I am sure Jaxson and I would love your lavender cookies. Wish us luck!

  15. jalbert1817 says:

    Your cookies sound delish! : )

  16. Mandiee says:

    and you're on my blogroll 🙂

  17. Mandiee says:

    whoopsies, i forgot to say what i'd like to see. i think it's such a great idea for you to follow your dreams and start some kind of bakery. i would love it if you made diverse vegan goods that were healthy, too :). no oreos for this girl! 😛

  18. Mandiee says:

    you are so sweet to give your readers a chance to win some of those yummy looking lavender cookies! thanks for the giveaway and have a lovely day 🙂

  19. Wow. The lavender cookies sound intriguing. I love your story. It is very inspirational. And your son is so cute. We are a healthy living and eating family too.

  20. Chelsea says:

    I'm almost positive they have dairy but I'll enter anyway :)I think it's a great idea. And? you don't have to deal with the shipping rates that Angela does because you're in the US!

  21. You are on my google reader but alas I do not have a blog myself.My favorite cookbook-Weight Watcher take out tonight. It is an old one but a goodie. It has all the take out yumminess w/o out all that fat and salt. It has every food-greek, italian, chinese, japanese, deli.Currently both my husband and I love the pastrami rueben from that cookbook!

  22. mmmm…these sounds great!I would love to see a recipe for some vegan brownies.

  23. Teresa says:

    You are so sweet, creative and talented. I think the bakery idea is such a good idea.. I would definietly buy this type of cookie. I would love to win the lavender cookies. I just started the "healthy" eating concept and I am truly loving it !

  24. Cooooookies! I love, love, love cookies. And brussels sprouts! This was a post dear to my heart!

  25. Echo says:

    Absolutely! AsI enjoy making my own treats, but am not creative enough to invent new recipes much less use something like lavendar in baking. And sometimes I just don't have time, so it's nice to be able to have healthy go-to snacks available!

  26. I would love these! YUMMY!! I think a bakery is an awesome idea. Especially if it's dairy free 🙂 Also if you can find a way for the shipping to cost less than an average order of cookies etc… if that doesn't make sense, let me know!

  27. greensandjeans says:

    you are already on my blogroll!

  28. greensandjeans says:

    Geez those lavender cookies look so good! I'm a fan of anything nut butter related, so I'd probably be on the lookout for those!

  29. Leah @ L4L says:

    Blondies! BUT if I win, you have to hand deliver them! That's the deal!

  30. also, you're already on my blogroll 🙂

  31. i would totally buy stuff from your bakery! i'd love to see/taste the lavendar cookies 🙂

  32. Jen says:

    I love the idea of selling your natural baked goods! Yesterday I made chocolate chip cookies with WW flour & flax. They were just what I was craving. It sounds like you have great ideas & I would LOVE to win some of your lavendar cookies! 🙂

  33. Danielle (Coffee Run) says:

    I would love to win some of your lavender cookies! You should def. open up that bakery 🙂

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