Power Cookies



4 cups rolled oats
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped prunes or dried cranberries or dried cherries (or a combo of all 3)
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Grind the oats in a blender until resembling coarse flour. Puree beans and applesauce together. In a medium bowl, combine the ground oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; blend into the bean/applesauce mixture. Stir in the prunes, coconut, raisins and walnuts. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Rikki’s Refuge Staff/Volunteer of the Week!



This week’s (7/27/14 – 8/2/14) Staff/Volunteer of the Week for Rikki’s Refuge is RON HERFURTH! Thank you Ron, for everything you do! We appreciate you!  :-)

Ron, Rikki’s Director of Serving Cats, simply came on a tour many many years ago. And he fell in love. With a beautiful long hair calico. He came back the next weekend to inquire about adoption. Discovering he was a fabulous Crazy Cat Man, he was approved and Cassey went to her “furrever” home. And the next weekend Ron came back … and started helping to build new and improved Cat Houses. He’s been coming back just about every weekend since and has really made Feline Fields an outstanding place. He’s now building Opie and Timmy and Sylvestra a playground of their very own! Ron was the architect and builder of Vincent’s Tree House.


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Rikki’s Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 400 acre, no-kill, all species peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals. The refuge is home to over 1200 animals of over 20 different species, including but not limited to cats, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, emus, chickens, ducks, geese, a chukar, peacocks, and more. It is owned and operated by Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc. an approved not-for profit Virginia Corporation and IRS tax code 501(c)(3) corporation as determined by the IRS. Federal Tax-ID number 54-1911042. A financial statement is available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs.