Recipe Review: Chili and Peanut Butter Cookies from The Vegan Zombie

Okay, so I haven’t had a bunch of new recipes to share recently. I spent the weekend at my boyfriend’s house, watching their dogs while they went up to visit a sick family member, and I didn’t really try out any new recipes. I did, however, find a new series of videos to watch – The Zombie Vegan. It’s a vegan cooking show, and it’s really funny, and the recipes sounded pretty good. Yesterday, I decided to try two of the recipes, and I will review them now.

Recipe Name: Chili
Source of Recipe:
Recipe Creator: The Vegan Zombie

Ease of Finding Ingredients: 5/5
Cheapness of Ingredients: 5/5
Ease of Following Recipe: 5/5
Opinion of Results: 3/5

Overall Score: 18/20

This recipe was extremely easy to make. Chop up an onion, cook it for a few minutes, and then add all the other ingredients and let cook for twenty minutes. Really, really easy. The cashews were a rather weird element, and I won’t be adding them next time, but other than that it was pretty good. My omni boyfriend absolutely loved this chili. I think I just don’t like sweet chili as much as savory chili, so the 3/5 rating doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not that good. I definitely enjoyed it, but it’s not my favorite chili recipe. However, if you’re a fan of sweet chili, I would definitely give this one a try.

And now for the other recipe…

Recipe Name: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source of Recipe:
Recipe Creator: The Vegan Zombie

Ease of Finding Ingredients: 5
Cheapness of Ingredients: 4
Ease of Following Recipe: 5
Opinion of Results: 4

Overall Score: 18/20

These cookies were also extremely easy to make. Mix everything together, roll balls of dough, roll the dough in sugar, and then place on baking sheet and cook. I forgot to smoosh them with a fork after I took them out of the oven, though. I wouldn’t have thought that would make a huge difference, but it did. The balls were still tasty, but the ones that I remembered to smoosh were better. These aren’t the best peanut butter cookies I’ve ever made, but they were really good, and I will definitely make these again. The only pricy ingredients were the vegan chocolate chips and vegan butter/margarine. Everything else was stuff most people probably already have on hand, and vegan cooks probably have the vegan chocolate and butter already, too.