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Deliciously Organic: Chocolate Chip Cookies

by jenjenk on January 25, 2011

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I first met Carrie Vitt nearly a year ago through a mutual friend, Helen of Tartelette, who photographed Carrie’s book.  Helen told me that I would love Carrie. She wasn’t kidding – Carrie is one of the most genuine, thoughtful people I know…and she has this wicked ability of really seeing you and hearing what you’re saying, even when you’re not saying it.  With this woman, there’s no place to hide and I love her for it.

I have to admit, I never really jumped on the “organic” bandwagon.  I only bought organic when it was cheaper or more convenient and never really went out of my way to buy it. Carrie managed to breakdown organic foods to me in a way that made it manageable and not overwhelming.  Carrie’s words won me over [paraphrased]: “Start small. Just make one change in your food habits at a time and work your way up.” I loved that she wasn’t an Organics Snob about it and made the possibility of incorporating more Organic foods into my life realistic and sensible.
I was so thrilled to receive her new book, “Deliciously Organic“. Carrie savors the taste of good food and is unwilling to sacrifice taste for healthier options.  Instead, she skillfully manages to strike a perfect balance between good taste AND healthier options.  I appreciate that she incorporates whole wheat, grains, and only the best ingredients. Delving into the book, I saw the careful consideration to quality and nutritional value of each of the ingredients listed in her recipes.
The first treat I ever tried from Carrie was her Chocolate Chip Cookie that she brought to the Share our Strength Food Blogger Bake Sale.  The cookies had an amazing depth in richness of flavor that I don’t normally find in other chocolate chip cookies.  Even before opening the cookbook, I knew that the Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe was the one I wanted to make first.

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Nancy January 26, 2011 at 1:38 am

Jen, it was so great to see you last weekend! This is such a lovely post on Carrie and her new book!

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Veggie Girl February 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I'm wondering why these are called 'organic'?
Organic is such an overused term these days, like 'natural' which I guess these are too, being loaded with sugar and fat.
I love this line:
Carrie savors the taste of good food and is unwilling to sacrifice taste for healthier options.
Go for it!

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Jennifer March 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

These cookies look fantastic! I love adding rolled oats to homemade chocolate chip (or chocolate chunk yummm) cookies.

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Judy March 4, 2011 at 12:07 am

Yet another sweet treat of yours that I'll need to try! These cookies look yummilicious w/ some ice cold milk. :)

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