Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies & Secret Valentine Mail-Off
Posted Feb 03 2010 2:37pm
Hi honey bunches of oats! How are you doing today? I've been flying around today to Trader Joes, the bank, the post office, and taking care of Skylar and am en route to teach a 5:30 heated power yoga classso this is going to be a snappy post!
It's always fun cooking with my lil pumpkin! And after her natural sugar rush from the dates & raisins, she was dancing around the kitchen! Yoga Today is Seated forward bending in Paschimottanasana. If you're a runner especially, you really need to think about stretching your hamstrings in a seated forward bend or standing forward bend where you'd fold over at the waist and touch your toes. Running shortens your hamstrings, and forward bends will counter that and helps to lengthen them back out. And doing so will help you prevent injuries.
For the non runners, this pose also helps to stretch and release your lower back and since we all spend too much time sitting at our 'puters and not doin' our backs any favors, forward bends will help your back out, too. And with the traditional ashtanga style toe-hold
They're No Bake, Gluten & Soy Free and delish & fast, and so inexpensive to make at home...check these out!
Questions: Do your friends or family eat in a similar fashion as you? Such as vegetarian/vegan or gluten-free, or dairy-free, or what have you? Sometimes, just being more mindful and conscious of the choices we make regarding processed foods, and finding healthier alternatives to "traditional food" like making Superbowl Appetizers healthier, that type of thing, are you viewed as strange but they accept it anyway? Or, do they totally think you rock and you've actually helped show them a healthier path and brand new options and ways of eating healthier? Do you care what they think? I personally don't care if anyone thinks being a gluten-free vegan is strange or weird. I do it for health reasons and because of my food allergies & intolerances, and of course, the social and ethical impacts of veganism are great, but I do it for my health because this is the path I feel best on!If people think I'm weird, oh well!
Superbowl Plans? Do you have any? Any Recipes that are healthy, crowd pleasers and don't involve a slab of bbq ribs and a case of Bud?I'd love to hear if you're doing anything for the Weekend and if you're making/bringing anything to any parties!
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