My daughter @A’nanatawa is an amazing food alchemist. She started her company NaNa and she specializes in all types of vegan treats. Nana is now a vendor to Drop Squad Kitchen. Like everything in Drop Squad Kitchen I personally test all of our food.
I recently had her chocolate chip Ill Nanas and as a chocolate connoisseur I was totally not satisfied. They were too dry and the chocolate chips (which were very scarce) taste like cheap Easter Chocolate Rabbit chocolate from back in the day. A #vegan chocolate chip cookie should taste premium. She did not take my review well at all. She was so hurt and stated that everyone else loves them. I had to remind her this is my business, which she is a legacy owner of and they just do not make the cut. She either needs to go hard or go home and back to the cutting board. We do not have the luxury to trade average product.
I explained to her that Drop Squad Kitchen is our public representation of our family. We are the potentates of vegan food. Our magic is in making the most unapologetically healthy version of things most people make with meat or dairy. After much consultation I told her to accept constructive criticism with the same enthusiasm she accepts compliments.
I spent some time with her in the kitchen this evening just like my mom used to do with me. Spending time with our children in the kitchen no matter how old is a ritual not to be taken for granted. It is where many rites of passage take place. It can make or break a family. We cast spells through the foods we prepare. Our thoughts and words have power. They create forms. It is magic.
I made chocolate chip cookies like I would like them to taste. She said, ”now this is how a chocolate chip cookie is supposed to taste!“ I told her to not allow the business of making food to be different than the business of cooking for your loved ones. Family is our business. We must put love in everything we do. It is the first principle and main ingredient.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe: by Abundance Child
2 cups of flour
1 /4 cups of light brown sugar
1/2 cup of canned coconut milk
1/2 cup of butter (or coconut oil not melted)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups chocolate chips
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix sugar, butter, vanilla, and coconut oil
3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt
4. Mix until you have a homogenous dough
5 . Roll dough into balls and evenly spread
onto an oiled baking sheet
6. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Let cool and Enjoy