How's Wednesday going? I won't say Hump Day because I know some people are not fond of the term so I'll give it a rest, just for this week. I've been a super busy beaver around the house. Here's just a sample of my day so far: I cleaned 3 bathrooms, Swiffered my kitchen floor, made chocolate macaroons, made chocolate Snowballs, went grocery shopping and came back with a boat load of produce; cleaned a pineapple, chopped and cleaned a few peppers, peeled cucumbers, spiralized a few zukes, ran 3 miles, did 30 minutes of yoga, oh and let's not forget, all this while taking care of a 2 year old who's into everything. Not as if you care about any of this, but just thought I'd letcha know, I've been keepin' busy!
I am also getting ready for my furniture delivery like I mentioned before. Woo-hoo for new furniture! People talk about pregnant lady's having a glow? Well they really need to come over here and check out my glow when the furniture delivery truck rolls up! Thanks everyone for your compliments on my furniture, too. Muah!!!
I do try to post some savory and dinner recipes but I think posting desserts is, well, more fun. And since I'm a fun kinda gal, here's another raw dessert for you.
Averie's 5 Minute Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Gluten, Soy, & Dairy Free)
1/2 c dry oats (most oats are not technically raw but source true raw oats if your heart desires) 1/4 c pitted medjool dates (about 4-6 juicy, wet dates. TWSS) 1/4 c raisins 1 Tsp Cinnamon Optional: Dash of vanilla extract (I say, yes!) Yields: 12 small cookies, feel free to double the recipe
Then add in the raisins & cinnamon, vanilla extract if you choose. Blend again.
Here's what your oats-medjools-raisins dough looks like
Take your dough out...
...and form into cookie patties or balls
Containerize or pack for on the go lunches, snacks, what-ev.
I thought they were looking a little naked. So I decided to garnish each cookie with a few raisins.
Ahhh, much better.
Optional Add-Ins & Extras: Coconut flakes at the end Coconut flakes in the mixture Put Chocolate/Carob Chips in the mixture or hand-press some in at the end Roll in carob/cocoa powder/cocoa nibs Use gogi berries instead of raisins or another dried fruit like cranberries, craisins, apricots Omit the dates and just use 1/2 c raisins if you don't have dates Dash of agave or coconut oil if mixture is too dry
And just for the savory and dinner peeps, here was a quick dinner I made. A massaged kale salad a la Gena, but for mine I used kale, brock, cauli, tomatoes, and dressed it with myHomemade Broccoli Slaw Dressing. It's a sweet, tart, and creamy dressing. Sorta like what you'd find on salad bars, but without the transfat, oil, and yuck. Here's the recipe and all you need is a whisk. Enjoy!
What are your favorite stores to shop at? I don't care if it's for clothes or for housewares or kitchen gadgets or health and beauty stuff. I love West Elm for furniture, love Bed Bath & Beyond for kitchen and housewares stuff because I hoard those 20% off coupons they send and that way products are actually cheaper than I can find it on the internet (That's your Tip of the Day: hoard those BB&B coupons, they never expire!). I love www.Vitacost.com for health & beauty products, vitamins, supplements, and such. And for hair & chick stuff, Ulta or Target always work. Where do you score your stuff from?
Stay Tuned For Roasted Veggies, Dehydrated Veggies, Fresh Veggies...