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Fathers Who Harm

Father's Day has become a more highlighted day of celebration than when I was a child. My father was born in 1927 and lived a pretty long life: he died in 2013, a few months into his 86th year. He was not a bad father. He did struggle with alcohol addiction and was imperfect in other ways, but he was basically loving and kind. He was a workaholic, so we did not have access to him for emotional affirmation, but he told me in his old age that he always loved everything about us kids and felt sad that he had not been a better parent, and he was sorry he was most of all that he had not spent more time with us.  Other men in my family– my grandfathers, my husband, son, uncles, brother– have all shown themselves to be good guys and have adult children whom they love(d) and who love them back.  But I think to myself, having been a social worker to women and children who fled lives with men who put them and their children through Hell, that there are probably a fair number of children, te

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies- Vegan, Oil-Free

These delicious chocolate chip cookies have chickpeas in them! And walnuts!  They are very tasty and healthy, with good Omega oils and proteins.  The cookies are soft inside and crunchy on the outside! The chocolate chips are, of course, a bonus! INGREDIENTS & Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 350F, 180C or gas mark 4).  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. 2. Put the following together in a medium mixing bowl and stir until combined: 1 1/4 C. (180 g) pastry flour 1 tsp.     (15 g)  baking powder 1 tsp.     (15 g) baking soda 1/4 tsp.  (4 g)  Salt 3. Put the following together into a food processor and blend until smooth: 1 1/2 C. (246 g) cooked chickpeas or 1 can (15 oz), rinsed and drained 1/4 C.    (120 ml) Nondairy Milk 2 tsp. (30 g)   Vanilla or Almond Extract (I used Almond) 1 C. (225 g) packed Brown Sugar 4. Mix in the wet mixture from the food processor with the dry items in the bowl.  Then mix in: 1 C. Chocolate Chips 1 C. Walnut Pieces