Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever: Giveaway & Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Zsu has been a regular participant in our weekly Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck, and I finally got the time to spend with her recently-published cookbook, Everyday Vegan Eats. One of the things I love about Zsu’s recipes and this cookbook is that they remind me of the meals my mom made – simple, flavorful, satisfying, and just homey. Though EVE is a great addition to any vegan’s cookbook collection, it would be especially ideal for those who are just beginning to explore plant-based eating and worrying that they are going to miss out on their favorite meals like, meatloaf, pizza, mac-and-cheese, lasagna, gyros, omelets, and so on. Zsu has all of those classics covered and lots more. Everyday Vegan Eats Enter to win a copy or if you can’t wait, order one right here! Giveaway ends October 27 and is open only to those in the U.S. Thank you, Zsu and Vegan Heritage Press for providing me with a review copy and for the opportunity to share this cookbook with one of my readers. BUTTERMILK PANCAKES:

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Chocolate Chip Cookies An Unrefined Vegan

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • Author: Zsu Dever


These cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Full of just the right amount of chocolate chips to actually be able to taste the cookie, these are like the ones mom used to make. – Zsu


  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) vegan butter
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup natural sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons plain unsweetened vegan milk
  • 1/2 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir well and set aside. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, apple- sauce, sugars, vanilla, and milk. Whisk vigorously for 20 seconds.
  4. Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until just combined. (Do not overmix.) Fold in the chocolate chips and the optional nuts.
  5. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 6 minutes, rotate the baking sheets, and continue to bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the cookies are browning around the edges. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

From Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever. ©2014 Zsu Dever. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press.

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38 thoughts on “Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever: Giveaway & Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  1. Amber

    Crockpot spaghetti was always my favorite family meal. Now, I just substitute the meat for extra mushrooms and tomatoes, or use beefless crumbles. 🙂

  2. Lizzie

    Lately I have been totally loving this sauerkraut and potato soup with dumplings recipe that I found and made some tweaks to!

  3. Jessica

    I would love to win this cookbook! I am new to being vegan and really would love any help I can get to throw myself into my new lifestyle!

  4. evnemsi

    Ahhh those pancake pucks! I just had a huge snack and now I’m all hungry again.

    Favorite family favorite veganized? Well, for me, it’s veganized and de-glutened, but mushroom stroganoff! I make it super simple with a brown gravy and silken tofu instead of sour cream. So good. So homey.

  5. Carrie D.

    My family loves black bean chili and I love that I can throw all the ingredients into the crockpot and it’ll be ready when I get home from work. We also love brown rice, baked tofu, and veggies. Super simple and quick but very tasty. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  6. Tea

    Our favorites have become vegetable fried rice with crispy tofu, curried vegetables, and definitely roasted veggies. On our “free” nights, we’ll have something from Gardein. Since becoming vegan, my family has been able to appreciate how versatile vegetables are.


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