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Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipe

So I’m pretty much all moved home! I just have one last cleaning day at my apartment, and then I’ll be all officially moved out. It’s very bittersweet, because as many positive things there are about moving back home with my family, there are some negatives, too. I’m a very independent person, and it’s kind of hard for me to not be living on my own anymore. I’ve always prided myself on being self-sufficient, and having to be home as I recover from my illness kind of makes me question my identity. It might sound silly, but it’s definitely been preoccupying my thoughts. And I can’t help but look around at other young women my age, who somehow seem to have it all together, living on their own and making their way through the world. However, it’s worth mentioning that a lot of these young women work in corporate/business jobs (which is fine), but was not right for me. As grateful as I was to have a job in corporate finance, I was completely ill-suited to be where I was. It was that job that caused all of my health issues to resurface, which led me to be in the predicament I’m in today.

I keep reminding myself that this is temporary; that I’ll be out on my own again someday. And I will be. It’s just so hard to see that eventuality from where I am now. I just have to keep taking things one step at a time. The first step is obviously to get my health in the right place. I need to be able to go day to day without having these debilitating stomach issues. Then I can start worrying about finding a job, living on my own, etc. But really, all of this makes me so grateful to have this space to keep coming back to. If I didn’t have this little blog, I don’t know what I’d do with myself. It’s such a healthy distraction from all of my troubles; almost like having a public diary amongst the most amazing and wonderfully supportive community of foodies/vegans/friends.

So if you’re reading this, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this journey. Really and truly. Even if I haven’t met you or spoken with you through here, you’ve still made your mark on my life by being one of my readers. And that means everything to me. So to thank you, I thought I’d give you all the recipe for my very best vegan chocolate chip cookies. They just happen to be raw, but they’re soft, chewy, chocolatey, and simply delicious. πŸ™‚

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipeRaw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipeRaw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipe

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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You won't believe these raw chocolate chip cookies are vegan - they're soft, chewy, chocolatey, and absolutely delicious!
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  1. Add buckwheat groats to a food processor, and process until a fine meal is formed.
  2. Add in coconut oil, maple syrup, dates, and almond milk, and pulse until a sticky ball of dough is formed.
  3. Chop bar of vegan chocolate into small-ish pieces. Then fold chocolate into the dough, kneading until the chocolate is evenly dispersed.
  4. Chill dough in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
  5. If desired, roll out dough on a floured surface and form cookies with cookie cutters. If not, you can form cookies by hand.
  6. Dehydrate cookies in your oven at its lowest temperature for 2 hours.
  7. When done, let cool and enjoy!
Notes
The dehydration time might vary based on the lowest temperature your oven can go to. Just keep checking on the cookies periodically and take out when they seem done!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies | Well and Full | #raw #vegan #recipe

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    Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation
    April 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your health problems. Have you been to see your doctor and a complementary health practitioner? I know lots of peopleon the plant-based community try and deal with their health issues themselves, but the insight of someone who works in nutrition can be so, so helpful. I can totally recommend it.
    I’m in awe that despite pain and discomfort yu’ve been able to put together such a gorgeous blog and this AMAZING recipe.
    Wishing you well in your ove back home.
    Kimberly

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      Sarah
      April 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      I’ve been experimenting with different types of doctors/nutritionists. So far I haven’t had much luck :/ But I’m still trying! And thank you for sticking along for the journey, girl <3

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    Christine
    April 8, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I feel as though I can totally relate because I went through some really severe stomach/health issues a number of years ago, and it ultimately led to a drastic change in diet and lifestyle. Healing can be a slow process, but I want to applaud you for taking the steps to remove yourself from a situation that was making it worse, and for truly taking good care of yourself. I bet it wasn’t an easy thing to do. After years of going to various doctors, what really turned things around for me was working with a naturopath to determine the cause of what was going on and to walk me through all the steps of getting better (and to hold my hand through the set-backs along the way). Hang in there, it will get better! xo (p.s. this recipe looks really lovely, I’m a big fan of raw treats and isn’t a chocolate chip cookie just perfect when you want a little comfort?)

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      Sarah
      April 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      I’m actually going to email you right now Christine, because I want to hear more about your healing process! πŸ˜€

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    jacquie
    April 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I’m sorry you are dealing with health issues. I know from experience how frustrating and hard that can be as I have been experiencing problems myself for years. It is hard and scary when doctors and others can’t provide answers and relief. While I know it is hard for you to have to relinquish some of your independence as it would be for me, I’m glad you do have some place to go that does feel loving and supportive as not all of us do. I hope you find some answers and a place of internal healing soon.

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      Sarah
      April 8, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much Jacquie. You hit the nail on the head… it IS really scary when the doctors can’t tell you what’s wrong with you. But I’m so incredibly lucky to have a place to go home to, like you said. πŸ™‚

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    April 8, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I feel like we are in such a similar place right now. I just moved back home a few months ago, and while it is easy and cheap it is also really really hard not to judge myself for it. I find myself trying not to get too comfortable out of fear that it will keep me from getting out and moving on. Not to mention the stomach issues part, which I’m struggling with right now too and is part of why I came back home. Being grateful for having this space that I can always come back to and call home has really helped, but I completely understand the bittersweet not quite right feeling. I hope this time helps you figure out the problem and find a solution that makes you feel happy and vibrant and as amazing as these cookies!

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      Sarah
      April 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Wow it really does sound like we’re going through similar things! I know you’ve been having health struggles too but I didn’t know you moved back home. It’s hard, isn’t it!! But we’re both so lucky we have our spaces to always come back to <3 Hope you find a solution to your troubles soon too, girl <3

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    Brianne | Natural Girl Modern World
    April 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Sarah – I always love reading your posts. So much honesty, and even in times of doubt, so much positivity. I’m confident you’ll be back out on your own when the time is right – but for now, enjoy your family and take the time you need to heal. And, as you say…you always have this blog! Which is a beautiful and inspirational piece of work all in itself. I’m very thankful for it, because you share beautiful things, like these cookies! Keep up the great work xx

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      Sarah
      April 9, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      I really appreciate that Brianne… it IS hard to be honest when you’re feeling so much insecurity and self-doubt. I try to stay positive though πŸ™‚ And thank you so much for your kind note. Having friends in the community like you makes this all worth it. <3 πŸ˜€

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    Amy | The Whole Food Rainbow
    April 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Hey Sarah, hope you’re settling in okay at home. Good for you for putting yourself first and making that move, I think it’ll do you the world of good, just think of that wonderful summer stretching out before you… You mentioned a watering hole recently and I keep thinking of how much I want one of those!! We only have shallow streams round here, to swim outside is just the best thing ever! And not to forget, those cookies look so amazing!! I’ve yet to use buckwheat groats raw like this and I’m definitely going to try it xx

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      Sarah
      April 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Oh yes the watering hole!! It’s a fantastic little swimming spot just a short drive from my house. It’ll be so lovely to go there in the summer! πŸ˜€ And I’m so glad you like the cookies!! πŸ˜€

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    Ashley
    January 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I just made a variation of these and it is seriously the best cookie that I have ever had. I bake and eat a lot of cookies so this is quite an epic moment!

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      Sarah
      January 8, 2017 at 8:28 am

      I’m so glad you liked the cookies, Ashley!!!! πŸ˜€

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