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Hemp Seed Hazelnut Oatmeal with Carob at Laughing Planet Café

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Oatmeal, Vegan, Whole grain | 8 comments

Laughing Planet Café
Portland – various locations (plus Eugene and Corvallis)

Are you still here?  Because if it were me reading this post, I would have scoffed at “hemp seed”, my nose would have scrunched at “hazelnut”, and you would’ve lost me completely at “carob.”

And, as if it needed one more strike against it?  It’s vegan!

There is NO reason that this should be a good cookie.

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Molasses Cookie at Common Grounds Coffee House

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in Ginger Molasses, Vegan | 0 comments

Common Grounds Coffee House
4321 SE Hawthorne Blvd – Portland

Wow. I’m not sure where to begin with this one.  I have talked about 7 different ginger molasses cookies on Carpe Cookie so far, each one of them delicious and worthwhile in its own right.  It can go without saying that the ginger molasses (or even just straight up molasses, sans ginger, like this one) is one of my pets.  I love it.

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Ginger Molasses at Dovetail Bakery

Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Ginger Molasses, Vegan | 0 comments

Dovetail Bakery
3039 NE Alberta St. – Portland

As I have mentioned, I am not a vegan. This, if you have read any of my other cookie reviews, is stating the obvious.  But despite my love of butter and eggs, some of my favorite cookies ever have been, to quote the used car salesman who sold me a 1988 Nissan Pulsar, “critter-free.” (True story: he was a vegan used car salesman and he really did say “critter-free” in reference to his dietary practices.  I’m not making it up. And yes, I really did buy a 1988 Nissan Pulsar (in 1996) – T top convertible, cherry red, btw. It (I?) was pretty smokin’, if you wanna know the truth.)

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