I was on Facebook this weekend and noticed one of the ads on the side. Facebook ads are usually for some ridiculous scam or service. As soon as I changed my status to “engaged,” ads for wedding weight loss popped up. After my status was listed as married, it switched to divorce and marriage counseling. (Perhaps I didn’t lose the appropriate amount of weight before the wedding and my marriage is doomed.)
The ad that caught my attention enough to actually click on it was an ad for vegan recipes. (Who would design a scam to attract vegans? It had to be safe). I was taken to a website for the cookbook “Are You Sure That’s Vegan?: Vegan clones of your favorite desserts.” I could purchase a copy of the book for $19.95, download a copy of the book for $19.95 (later reduced to $9.95) or get 5 free recipes. I picked the 5 free recipes and received a pdf link for some vegan clones of baked goods I loved. The sampler included chocolate cupcakes (yum!), carrot cake (gross), chocolate chip cookies (yay!), peanut brittle (really? You are attempting to lure me into buying your book with peanut brittle?!?) and cinnamon buns.
Once I requested the 5 free recipes, I was given the option to download a copy of the cookbook for $9.95. I seriously considered it, but decided I’d try her recipe for chocolate chip cookies first. I am on a quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
These were tasty, but there’s something like 500 pounds of butter in them. Your fingers are wet after eating them there is so much butter. They are also very flat. The perfect chocolate chip cookie must not only taste delicious, it must look picture perfect.
I did not buy the book. One reason being that I have so many vegan dessert books. The other being that I bought two books when looking up reviews on Are You Sure That’s Vegan? I bought Vegan Party and pre-ordered Isa Chanda Moskowitz’s newest project, “Appetite for Reduction: 100 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes.”