Huge Product Review Post & Yummy Eats

How are you doing on this Humpy kinda day?  Things are ok around here.  I am flying solo with the little one while hubs is off earning his keep our keep, and traveling on the road for biz, so I am fending for myself and holding down the fort.  

I am so glad the Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes were suchhhhh a hit!  Three cheers for that!  Seriously, don’t be afraid to get a little naughty and roll them in powdered sugar or cocoa powder if you’re a true chocolate fiend.   But of course I don’t think you can ever have too much chocolate!  Duh.

And it’s been great hearing in the comments from the last post who’s a vanilla chica and who’s a chocolate worshiper and who’s half-n-half.  Interesting!

I wanted to take the time today to do some Product Reviews and give lots of shoutouts today….

First, thanks to the Pom Wonderful people.  They sent me some of their POMx Iced Coffee drinks.  They must have known how much I love my coffee because these were a great surprise!  Even though I love chocolate, my favorite sips were from the Vanilla flavor.  After a few token sips, Scott was the lucky recipient of helping me polish off my loot.

Next shoutout goes to Matter of Flax. 

I was genuinely blown away by the samples they sent me.  A variety of flax crackers.

Dried Hummus

Tomato Chips

Here’s a little bit about the company.  From their site:
Matter of Flax, LLC produces flavorful, USDA certified organic, raw food snacks that are “Alive with Wellness.” By using a special dehydration process that keeps temperatures at less than 110 degrees, the products retain all of the nutritional and enzymatic values found in sprouted raw food. All products are wheat-free and gluten-free with no artificial coloring or preservatives.

For me, the important and awesome things are Organic, Raw, Vegan, And Gluten-Free.  Can anyone say home run?

I love the tomato chips and the flax crisps!  For any Mary’s Crackers lovers, these will knock your socks off!  Crunchy, savory, yummy, and raw.   And the fruity krisps….so good alone and extra good with nut butter on top!

I also love that this business started in a kitchen and out of brown paper bags.  Maybe Averie’s Raw Vegan Bakery is not too far off?

Next shoutout goes to Navitas Naturals for these awesome raw un-baking products!!!!!!
Yacon syrup, lucama powder, and coconut oil!

I adore Navitas Naturals products because they are raw, organic, and are socially-conscious products!

For those of you not familiar with yacon, you could use this in place of maple syrup or agave.  And with lucama, you could use this in place of where you’d use other sweeteners or even cane sugar.  And coconut oil...well the possibilities are limitless as we all know.  Thanks Navitas Naturals!

Next shoutout goes to Vega.  They sent me some of their brand new Vega Sport Performance Optimizer and a cute go-cup!  I really enjoyed the samples I’ve drank so far.  I admit I used to love Gatorade Lemon-Lime but haven’t had it in years cuz it’s really not the healthiest choice, but Vega’s new beverage is a great vegan alternative to getting your electrolytes in and I really enjoyed the lemony flavor.

And speaking of this good stuff, Gina has got a GiveAway Going onGo get entered to win some!

 Whew….that was alot!  I hope that info helps you decide on buying and trying new products.  If you have questions, just ask me, alrighty?

Onto some foods I’ve been makin-n-munchin….Huge salad of greens, cukes & zukes, tomatoes, carrots

Slathered up in my homemade Peanut Sauce

Cauli, asparagus, tomatoes, cukes & zukes dressed in the juice of 1/2 orange, agave & cracky blacky

And what’s that sawdust doing on your cauli & zukes?  No, that’s Nooch (nutritional yeast).  Cheesy flave, vegan-friendly, chock full ‘o nutritients.

For dessert, I slurped some cinnamon-agave-apple juice ate Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

 And of course, went to town on the Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes

VeganMofo in the house today.

Yoga today is Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)

Tip of the Day: All these awesome products that I’ve just hollered about!  
Plus a GiveAway from Eat Clean Live Green! 
And Missy Maintains has a GiveAway

Random housekeeping note….a few of you have written me to tell me that in the last 3-4 days you have had a hard time accessing my site and get a weird error message when you try to click through to comment to the effect of “Operation Aborted.”  Well, I figured out that all of you with this problem were using Internet Explorer 7If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, glitch goes away.  Here’s a Microsoft Link to hook you up cuz I don’t want anyone missing one second of the raw vegan eats around here!  Or you could just scrap IE entirely and switch to Firefox, Safari, Opera, or another browser, too.

So I know this question has been asked before, and I know you read alot of food & health blogs, so what are some products or foods you’ve seen on blogs that you’ve incorporated into your life?  And now you love something that recently you didn’t even know existed?  Nooch and raw vegan protein powders & bars are a few of mine.  Can’t wait to hear your responses! 

Stay tuned for chocolate action tomorrow….

   

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    Michal — February 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I love blondies :)

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    Ashlei — February 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Your banana bread looks so good! I love me a good chocolate chip cookie (or 2!) though :P

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    Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — February 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Hmmm… My favorite baked good has to be German chocolate cake. Oh my!

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    Lele — February 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    My favorite baked good is bread pudding, *swoon*

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    betterwhenweretogether — February 28, 2010 at 1:28 am

    omg this bread it looks fantastic!! PB nd banana is the best combo alive! I entered into your giveaway and i would loovvee to make honey roasted cinnamon peanut butter banana bread!!

    <3

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    Dianna — February 28, 2010 at 5:48 am

    my favorite baked good has to be red velvet cupcakes!

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    Lena — February 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    my favorite baked good is zucchini brownies? any cupcake in cupcakes take over the world book? oatmeal cookies? DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE? haha :D

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    Natalie — March 1, 2010 at 1:55 am

    favorite baked good…. i really love anything that has chocolate in it… brownies = yum; scones (more specifically the ones from my favorite restaurant in new york – souen) – so good. cornbread too though i haven't had it in awhile… trying to look up a good vegan recipe for it!!

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    Rika — March 1, 2010 at 4:51 am

    My favorrite baked goods are scones :D So buttery and crisp

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    FoodFitnessFreshair — March 1, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Carrot cake with cream cheese icing is my definite favorite!

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    justine — March 1, 2010 at 6:13 am

    my favorite baked goods are cupcakes … but I have a soft spot for banana bread, too.

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    Vegan Valerie — March 1, 2010 at 8:22 am

    My favorite baked good is probably chocolate chip cookies. Deelish!

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    mel — March 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    My favorite baked good is hmmm….pie. Yum!

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    Siham — March 24, 2010 at 3:50 am

    wow. i made this tonight and it is DIVINE. i subbed walnut flour for the almond flour. YUMMY

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    Lindsay Cotter — April 2, 2010 at 10:49 am

    saw this link from alyson's last post. I am definitely making this bread this weekend. Thanks Averie!

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    eatingRD — April 4, 2010 at 3:37 am

    such adorable pictures! oh my gosh I want a Vitamix!!! looks wonderul :)

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    Food Makes Fun Fuel — May 22, 2010 at 12:58 am

    I love my banana goodness bread

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    dragonmamma — May 22, 2010 at 1:36 am

    Banana bread is good, but my all time favorite baked goodie is carrot cake with the works: raisins, walnuts and pineapple.

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    Natalie — May 22, 2010 at 1:46 am

    My favorite baked good definitely has to be this cinnamon coffee cake my mom makes. It's HORRIBLE for you, cake mix, 6 eggs, 1/4 cup veggie oil, tons of sugar and brown sugar… but good!

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    ebarave — May 22, 2010 at 2:47 am

    My favorite baked good is definitely whole wheat scones. They are so good no matter what you put in them!

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    katie — May 22, 2010 at 4:52 am

    fave baked good is cookies. any kind really.

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    Daidai — May 22, 2010 at 9:02 am

    My favorite baked good is muffin tops! And gingerbread. Or anything with a crust, really…as long as I only get to eat the crust =]

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    Elizabeth — May 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    My favorite baked good would have to be chocolate zucchini bread. YUM!

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    Amanda (WannaBe Chef) — May 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    My favorite baked good is my mom's pistachio bread or my grandma's banana bread :-)

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    lisa — May 23, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    My favorite baked good is pumpkin pie.

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    rockstarballerina — May 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I have always loved my mom's homemade banana bread and my memere's cinnamon buns..the smells that fill the house and eating it warm from the oven..HEAVEN!!

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    Ashlei — May 24, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Favorite baked good hands down is chocolate chip cookies!!

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    Beth — May 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    My favourite baked good is Elana's gluten-free sandwich bread:
    http://www.elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-bread-20/

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    Meghan — May 26, 2010 at 6:10 am

    My favourite baked good would have to be my pumpkin muffin recipe or zucchini chocolate brownies. Or there's also my grandma's rhubarb cake that I just love and have since started to making it so it's vegan and added a few more things to and think I've made it even better than what it was.

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    shirley — May 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    fave baked good = pumpkin bread or honey bran muffins…yum

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    Emily J — May 28, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    That banana bread sounds/looks REALLY good! I can't pick just one baked good, but I love a good chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, anything with a chocolate/PB combo, anything moist and rich!

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    Guillaume Morgan Ⓥ — August 13, 2010 at 1:13 am

    ahahah I love the fact that you had to do it again using the vitamix. It took me a long time to choose vitamix vs blendec.. this is a good example how the vitamix is MUCH better ;)

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