Lynn – The Sticky Stuff!

May 5, 2010

in breakfast, dinner, leftover recipe, vegan, vegetarian

When she was little, my cousin Maya (who’s going to be 13 soon!!!) used to play a game where she would paralyze and cocoon me in “The Sticky Stuff!” I couldn’t help but think of her while putting together these last few meals…

Last night I put the leftover Vegan Shepherd’s Pie in the food processor with some veggie stock to form a few patties that got fried in a non-stick skillet:


It was so gooey that I wound up doing A LOT of hand/spatula/bowl licking and didn’t have enough left over for the fourth patty, so I wound up just eating it “raw” -


Pretty darn delicious just straight-up like that.

On the side, some organic brussels sprouts (just remove the stem nub and chop into “shreds”) with shallots and garlic, deglazed with veggie stock and seasoned with salt/pepper/fresh herbs from the porch.


I was already pretty full from all “the sticky stuff” so I made myself a smaller portion than I’d originally intended:


A lovely Cara Cara organic orange -


I did some food prep work before bed – I started soaking a package of dried beans and put together a breakfast cookie for today:

Pat it all down onto a plate with a spatula and let it sit overnight in the fridge. This morning, I put it in the freezer for 10 minutes, hoping I could flip it over and make it firmer, but it wouldn’t budge from the plate. Sticky, sticky, sticky.


So I let it be, and made it look prettier with some strawberries.

Notice how my plate is still thawing?!


I actually enjoy the breakfast cookie, but I wouldn’t call it a “cookie” – cookies are compact, chewy, and, well….not sticky!


I’d compare the texture to cookie dough, actually – with some added texture from the oats. If you like raw peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough, this is the breakfast for you – would probably be delicious with some raisins and cinnamon too.

Need inspiration? Susan makes some delicious-sounding ones here and here. Though how she gets it to flip over in a plate is truly beyond me!!!


1 Evan Thomas May 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

“if you like raw peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough”
Is there someone who that doesn’t apply to?!

2 May 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

o yea! i see it thawing haha thats funny! it does look so pretty with the strawberries. i always add fresh or frozen berries to things just to make it look more presentable. even tho it was super sticky.. i love sticky messy foods. fun! hehe <3

3 lowandbhold May 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Love raw cookie dough. I’m in.

4 Jenna May 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

You got me at raw pb cookie dough. I am guilty of actually eating a spoonful of frozen raw pb cookie dough straight from my freezer last night. Shhh! :)

5 Susan May 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Duuuuude, why would you want the texture of a cookie, when you can have the texture of cookie dough!? :P

6 theemptynutjar May 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

It does look like cookie dough. I guess as long as you like the taste, it doesn’t matter what it looks like!

7 Amber's notebook May 5, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I had brussel spourts last night! I love them! I wonder hwy they ever got such a bad rap?

8 Lynn at The Actors Diet May 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm

i know! i never had it growing up and now i’m wondering if i would’ve liked it, had it not been drilled into my head by pop culture that they were disgusting!

9 vanillasugar May 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm

i wish we could get 1/4 of the strawberries you guys get. cape cod has zero farmers markets…have to drive an hour to whole foods to get the big, organic babies.
and i LOVE the fried shepard patties. i might have to give that a go…do you think adding in some curry to it might be good or bad?

10 Lynn at The Actors Diet May 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm

i’m sure the curry would be a wonderful addition…

yes…we are lucky with our produce here in socal….

11 Lauren May 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Can I ask a question? What’s the difference between a breakfast cookie and Overnight Oats? The texture? It does look like cookie dough and if you had to eat it with a fork, I bet it was much more dense than overnight oats. Maybe I will try the cookie next time.

12 Lynn at The Actors Diet May 6, 2010 at 4:26 pm

the difference, i believe, is the lack of yogurt in the cookie – which makes it ALOT denser. and also a lot sweeter. (maybe THAT’S why it’s called a cookie!)

13 greensandjeans May 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

So you are saying I can eat cookie dough for breakfast?

14 Katherine: What About Summer? May 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I’ve never seen anyone do a recipe like this! novel; I love it

15 Ameena May 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Cookie dough sounds like the greatest breakfast ever. I love sticky foods!

16 Carrie (Love Healthy Living) May 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I love the cara cara oranges!!! My sister-in-law just introduced them to me last weekend and I bought a bunch at the farmer’s market. They are so delicious and delicate-tasting but totally satisfying.

17 Christina May 6, 2010 at 2:32 am

I’ve never seen brussel sprouts made that way – looks good!

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