Posts Tagged ‘vegan oatmeal cream pie’

Oh My, Oatmeal Cream Pie

October 3, 2011 2 comments


Busted. Yep, you caught me. It’s been a little while since I have blogged. The summer was busy with the kids, family, work, training for a marathon (yes, it’s this weekend finally!), house/garden work and other assorted shenanigans that occur during warmer weather. But I am back.  And I bring you pie (actually, a rather large cookie like dessert) so you can’t be too mad, right?

Another reason for my absence is a valid one that directly relates to this blog. Many of my blog posts intermix food and food politics/ethics. I have been internally juggling many different feelings about how I should be eating. One day I think that eating animals is okay, the next I am making vegan recipes. Quite frankly I am getting tired with this one-sided conversation with myself. I am guessing Mark Bittman thought the same thing when he came up with his “Vegan before 6pm” lifestyle.  I think this is something I can adapt to and have resolved also to make any meat consumed from local sources, and no factory farmed animal or product.

Why am I sharing this with you? First of all, I want to be honest. Many of my recipes are vegetarian or vegan and I do not want to pretend that I am 100% vegetarian/vegan. Second, I know some friends who are also struggling with this concept and thought we could support each other and offer ideas and recipes to make things easier. Your comments have and always will be very welcome to me – a huge reason why I do this – so please throw me your thoughts and opinions, and I will provide tasty vegetarian recipes. Deal?

Okay, enough of the emotional stuff…bring on the pie!

This is a recipe I found in Have your Cake and Vegan Too, a glorious cookbook by Kris Holechek. It’s pretty easy and tastes so much like those little cakes I used to devour in middle school. I would cut the raisins to only 3/4 of a cup though as it has a little heavier raisin taste than I prefer. Kids loved it and it did not last long in our house (goes great with coffee in the morning).