Meatless Monday: Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
The meat industry uses an immense amount of water to raise cows, pigs and chickens for our consumption. It takes 441 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of beef, while only 14 gallons are used for 1 pound of wheat.
When you take a look at how much water is used every day just for a little bit of beef, it’s no surprise that millions of wells are going dry around the world.
According to Ed Ayres of the the World Watch Institute, “India, China, North Africa, and the U.S. are all running freshwater deficits, pumping more from their aquifers than rain can replenish.”
To learn more about how reducing meat can improve our water supply, take a look here.
This week’s recipe is the perfect example of how to be meatless, healthy and good to the environment. Here is a tasty, guilt-free dessert that will make your Meatless Monday a little brighter!
Spiced Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
- 3/4 cup margarine
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ginger powder
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 3 cups quick cooking or rolled oatmeal
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Cream together the margarine and sugars until smooth. Add vanilla and soy milk and mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda and spices until well mixed, then stir in oats and cranberries.
- Spoon 1 1/2 inch balls onto an un-greased cooking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until done.
Recipe originally posted on About.com.
Peace Grl Out!