Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The subject of today's combination of ingredients is the time-tested Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. It's a recipe that's been around forever, so what's the point of publishing yet another recipe? Well, even old dogs can learn a new trick now and then; this recipe is not only vegan, it includes an interesting, "new" ingredient, Chia Seeds. Yes, I'm talking about the same seeds that were sold as Chia Pets in the '90s. It's hard to imagine that seeds whose sprouts were used to create "hair" for terracotta figurines such as Homer Simpson and Scooby-Doo, would actually be healthy to eat. But I've learned how to incorporate Chia seeds in some of my vegan baked goods, resulting in addition of Omega-3s and other health benefits.

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A little new combined with a little old. A little time in the kitchen combined with a little time for reflection. A little cookie combined with happy faces of friends and family. That's when you know it's been time well spent.

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