How are you fine bloggie friends doing today? Well, I'm alive. Let's just say our journey home from Paradise was long, about 22 hours door-to-door. Skylar did amazingly well. Scott and I, well, we're a little tired.
But did that stop me from at 11pm local Arizona time (2am Aruba time) unpacking 3+ weeks worth of suitcases, or getting laundry started, or sorting a month's worth of mail and packages? Nope. It didn't even stop me from at 1am going to the grocery store. I mean, as my blog title implies, LoveVeggies, is the truth! And can you believe pesky US Customs took my cucumber slices, my brock-n-cauli pieces, and even Skylar's sliced apple & pear wedges? So for our journey home I had nothing fresh to eat. Sorry, can't hang with gluten-laden pretzels and Biscoff cookies. By the time I got from Aruba to Atlanta for our layover, it was 5pm and I hadn't eaten anything because my food had been confiscated on account of National Security. Don't want to bring in agricultural pests they told me. Do you think I would eat it if it was covered in pests? But I digress.
First, Thanks for your lovely compliments and reassuring words yesterday on everything from my not-so-stunning
Peach Pina Colada Action
I sure was happy for me!
And glad you enjoyed the Final Beach pictures from Aruba.
So moving along.... by the time we made it to Arizona and I went to the grocery store at 1am, I had a serious hankering for some fresh produce. Specifically: brocooli.
See this bag with 1 brock crown?
Vegan Slaw Dressing and stuffing my face with roughage and loved every fibrous second.
Not Sold Out! like it was in Aruba
aren't $10 dollars a pound!
Oh Tomatoes, how I have Missed Thee!
And also snagged some unpictured apples, mangos, and a variety of rabbit nibbles, i.e. fruits & veggies. But then I realized I had forgotten Grapefruit. So this morning I treked to Whole Paycheck
This batch of Averie's Vegan Slaw Dressing contained:
1 c Veganaise
1/3 c sugar (if you don't like sugar, don't use is. Use something else like stevia, Truvia, lucama, agave, or don't make this recipe. I know a girl who loves her Sweets and this recipe may help her love her veggies like I do! Love ya, Jessica!)
1/3 c ACV
Overnight Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats
Love. This Stuff. I recommend 8 hours in the fridge and then keep in the freezer and remove just before eating. I swear, it's almost like Chocolate Protein Ice Cream which I've seen so many of you lovely ladies (April!)
making lately (Heather!)
But with oats & banana instead.
Tasha can't even get Kale in Saudi. She's in permanent Kale Withdrawals, I think! No doubt I would be!
But at WF I bumped into this display
Hey That used to be me for 10 Years in my 20s! How'd they know?!
But yesterday I said I wouldn't be drinking on NYE after just earlier in the week breaking a nearly 5 year Dry Spell with my Peach Pina Colada!!!
And remembered that I had this in the Fridge at home if I really wanted to get
the best Rose Champagne ever. For all you bubbly drinkers, this one blows away Moet Rose and Vueve's Rose. So there. Try this one if you're feeling adventurous in the rose department!
love the Nicolas F.
Yoga today is full backbend, Urdhva Dhanurasana. Open your heart center and let yourself receive healing energy, peaceful vibes, and love from the Universe. And then give back. Be grateful. Be giving. Be loving. Be Thankful. Namaste Friends! Let's ring in 2010 with our hearts light and open!
Karen Knowler's Sweet Vanilla Pecan Milk Recipe
This Week's RecipeSweet Vanilla Pecan Milk
Go on, I dare you ; ) Ingredients:
* 1 measuring cup of pecan nuts (125g/4oz)
* 3 measuring cups of pure water (app. 700ml)
* 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (or piece of vanilla bean)
* 2 Medjool dates
* 2 Tablespoons of dark agave nectar (use 2 more dates if you don't have this)
1) Blend your pecans with the water until no pieces left, then strain into a tall jug ready for stage 2.
2) Pour the "clean" milk into the clean blender and add the vanilla, dates and/or agave nectar.
3) Blend thoroughly until all ingredients are fully combined.
4) Serve and smile!
RAW COACH'S TOP TIPS:
* This will keep for roughly a day in the fridge. Try making a less runny version, pour it into a Tupperware container or ice-cream maker and freeze it for a deliciously decadent ice-cream.
I want to wish each and every one of you an awesome, amazing, healthy, peaceful, prosperous, lovely, fun, and happy 2010!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for tuning in every day to my 99.2747656% vegan recipes, my yoga musings, my family photos, and for being a friend! I have been so touched by the blogosphere and know that in 2010 things will only get better and more awesome, if that's even possible! I love you all!!!!!!!
Tell me Who or What do You Love?
I love Scott, Skylar, kale, yoga, reading magazines, my bloggie friends, my real life friends, my ability to walk, run, swim, dance, do yoga, and do physical things. I love my Grandmas (may they RIP), I love being a mother, I love teaching and inspiring others. Tell me about who or what you love or what makes you tick? What gives you that little spring in your step?
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