A Quantum Vegan July 4th!

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So what do vegans eat on 4th of July?  I’m not sure about other vegans (though I read quite a few tasty-sounding tweets yesterday!), but in the Quantum Vegan household, there was quite a bit of corn on the cob to be had.  Before that, though, I tried to beat the forecast heat of the day and make cookies before the temperature began flirty with 90°F.

oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies, one of the simpler recipes from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  My mom bought an oatmeal raisin cookie at a coffee shop on Saturday, and the smell made me crave a batch of the vegan sort.  I baked them for a shorter time to assure a chewy finished cookie, and they came out amazing.

Speaking of amazing, this is what the Quantum Vegan had for 4th of July dinner:

4th of July dinner

Sweet, tasty corn on the cob, french fries made of real potatoes (gasp!), and vegan sausages from the Vegan Dad blog.  The flecks in the sausage are bits of black beans; the recipe calls for pinto and we didn’t have any.  In my opinion, the sausages taste even better this way.  All together, it was an awesome dinner.  Well worth the time it took to put together the sausages earlier in the week!

What did you all do for the 4th?

4th of July dinner 02


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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