Vegan MoFo Day 5: School events & FREE PIN FRIDAY!

5 Oct

Day 5.

(edit:  Leslie, you win!  Email me with your address and I’ll get your vegan kids pin in the mail to you!  Congrats!)


People are always curious how vegan kids manage to eat at school and school functions.  Well, my kid (only 1 goes to school!) does great, but I also do a lot of behind the scenes work.  We pack each lunch each day.  For events, I always see what they care about most and make sure it happens.  We live in an area that is not very progressive.  Shae is the only vegan at his middle school and was the only vegan at his elementary school.  The only vegan foods at school are purely accidental.

I bake for every single party Shae’s ever had at school.  I’d probably do this either way, but occasionally I do get jealous of the parents who get to just grab something at the store.  The plus side to this is that we get to show veganism is all of it’s sugary chocolatey goodness.  No better way to advertise.  The general public looks at a green smoothie and maybe a few people are interested (I am!) but you show them moist delicious cookies and everyone is all over them.

Shae has an honor society (NJHS) event at school.  We’ll probably end up with salad and fruit at the dinner, but if I didn’t bake, he’d never get dessert and you know kids, dessert matters.  It matters most when all of your friends are eating it around you!

I’m the type of person who really gets stuck on recipes once we love them.  Sure, I make other cookies but for baking for big groups, in a hurry, I always come back to the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies from Soy, Not “Oi!”.   They are the perfect cookie!  Super fast to make, the most amazing texture and taste, plus this recipe makes A MILLION COOKIES.  This zine/book is an oldie but a classic.  Exciting news is that they are working on a follow up book in celebration of the 25th anniversary!

They are NOT joking about being highly requested.  Every single time I take these somewhere, I get a pile of requests for the recipe, along with sheer amazement that they are vegan.  Then they just cut to the chase and ask for more cookies.

Ignore the blurriness of this pic and focus on the cookie-drunk face licking.  So yum.


PS:  It’s FREE PIN FRIDAY!  Every Friday I will give away a pin to one lucky winner from my etsy shop, teeny tiny tantrums. Up for grabs this week:

This is a 2 1/4 inch pinback button that is perfect for pinning on your kid’s backpack or lunchbox as a gentle reminder.   I’ll be giving 1 away, with free shipping, offer open to everyone.  Just comment with your favorite party food for kids! I’ll randomly choose a winner on Monday.

Use coupon code: VEGANMOFO at teenytinytantrums for 25% off.


7 Responses to “Vegan MoFo Day 5: School events & FREE PIN FRIDAY!”

  1. KellyC October 5, 2012 at 8:11 AM #

    Those cookies look ridiculously tasty! I would definitely be asking for the recipe too…actually…can I have the recipe?? Ha!

  2. chaletbakery October 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM #

    I NEED the recipe too! They look so fluffy!
    I don’t have kids yet, but I always wonder how it would work with school. Happy to read he seems perfectly satisfied 🙂 Do the other kids ever make fun of him for his ‘special diet’?

  3. Leslie October 5, 2012 at 10:57 AM #

    Ah, this pin would be perfect for my daughter! She is in PreK and no matter how many times I explain our diet to her teacher (and her allergies to milk and eggs) she continues to try to feed her non vegan food! So frustrating!

    The most requested treat for special occasions by my daughter and omni parents/in laws are the raspberry chocolate chip blondies from Vegan with a Vengeance.

    • pbandkelly October 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM #

      You win, Leslie! email me with your address at butterflymommy (at) hotmail (dot) com and I’ll get your pin in the mail! Thanks for entering!

  4. Grace October 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM #


    A fellow mom from a FB mom’s group (hipmamas), Amanda Lynch, suggested I check out your blog. I was asking for advice on raising a vegan baby/kid. I love what I’ve seen so far! Think you could check out my blog as well – I’ve started a feature solely about my daughter’s eating habits – she’s 10 months old and I am hoping that by posting about having a veggie/vegan kid will help to hold myself accountable.

    I also want to say that Soy not Oi! was the first vegan cookbook I got way way back in the early 90’s and I still have my copy! I haven’t made those cookies in YEARS but I think it’s time to dust off the zine and try em out again! As for peops wanting you to share the recipe, I recommend grabbing a copy. You can get it here: for $7! It’s published by an independent publisher who thrives on our business!

    Also, my favorite party recipe is individual fruit tarts! SO YUM! SO EASY!


  5. Erin October 6, 2012 at 2:32 AM #

    I LOVE those cookies!!! I think it’s the only thing I make from that zine. I need to pull that out and make those cookies again. Thanks!

  6. Rose Taylor October 8, 2012 at 9:02 AM #

    A must try for me. Iv’e always loved peanut butter. And this vegan dessert is just perfect!

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