I've been a pescetarian for a significant portion of my existence - teetering with bouts of veganism and vegetarianism. My indecisiveness boils down to a few personal truths:
- I love animals;
- I love all life (I draw the line at mosquitos);
- It pains me to be the cause of any suffering (except with ex-flames - haha kidding, not kidding);
- Outside of raw sprouted protein powder, I haven't been able to find a plant-based protein source that wasn't loaded with either carbs or fats (both great in moderation).
My inner conflict has manifested into delectable treats for both the vegan and non-vegan alike. In my...
Many years ago, I created a tradition of baking cookies during the holidays. I don't know why I felt so compelled - especially since there was always an abundance of delectable filipino dessert offerings. I wasn't even a baker - having relied solely on recipes found on the internet and on the back of chocolate chip bags.
Eventually, the incessant recipe tweaks evolved into my interpretation of chocolate chip cookie perfection...rich & subtly sweet, crisp & chewy - often described as vanilla cookie dough ice cream.
Friends and family began requesting them for special occasions and encouraging me to participate in local markets. I often heard stories about cookie...