Raw Vegan Apple Crumble & Two Awards

Hi Frrrrriends, how are you doing?  I’m doing pretty good.  I went and got my hair done for the first time at a new salon.  Since moving to Phoenix, I had not yet had my hair done and after 5 years with my guy back in San Diego, I was a little nervous about my first salon visit.  Although I am mostly happy, I wish the highlights were a smidge chunkier and blonder.  However, I can’t fault the girl for being a bit conservative; I’d rather add more than try to tone down foil-happy-hairdresser-hair.  That look where you look like Kelly Clarkson circa 2005 with the skunk-striped chunks?  Yeah, those.  Thankfully I’m not sportin’ those, but it’s just a little subtler than I may have preferred, but oh well.

Anyway onto the food….glad to hear that the chia recipes were a bit hit.  Thanks everyone for your awesome comments!  Thanks Alison, for already makin-n-groovin’ on the chia seed pudding!

If you haven’t gotten into chia seeds, you really should because once you get over their slightly chewy texture, they are really versatile.  Hubby even likes it when I make him chia ice cream.  Basically just my chia pudding that I amp up with extra stevia or agave and then freeze it solid.   Another idea would be to make the pudding and then spike it with cinnamon & nutmeg.

Or here’s another recipe off the top of my head that I bet would be good….2 Tbsp Chia Seeds, 1/2 c apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, agave.…yeah, fall in the house for sure.

Moving right along to more fall action…my Raw Vegan Apple Crumble.  I’ve made it before, you can check here or mosey on here, but this is what I did last night:

Averie’s Raw Vegan Apple Crumble
I took 1/2 c oats + 1/3 c almond meal + 2 Medjools Dates and ground that up into a crust with the VitaCrusty.  I smooshed it into the container and doused it with cinnamon.

Then I peeled, cored, and diced 1 huge apple.  To that I added 1/4 c brown sugar (omit if you want to be totally raw and just use agave), 1/4c agave, dash of vanilla, 1 Tbsp Cinnamon.  And mixed it up.

I poured that mixture over my crust.

Then, I created the crumble topping. 1/3 c oats + 1/3 c almond meal + 1/4 c brown sugar + 1/4 c agave….

…& blended.

Place the crumble topping over the apple awesomeness, squirt some more agave over the top if you desire it extra sweet as I do, and you’re all set to devour.

Look at all the slurpable agave-cinny juice.  So good!

I said it last time I made it, but I think this new batch was my best batch to date.  I think it was the vanilla extract I used when mixing up the apples that did the extra special trick.  

As for the Awards….Thank you Amanda and Michele who have both recently honored me with awards!!!!  Sorry girls that I haven’t had the time to properly blog about it, but muah!!!! & a big hug right back at ya both!!!!  Once upon a time Justine honored me and I blogged back then about some random Averie facts in case you wanna check that out.

What have you been awarded with in life that you’re proud of?  Tell me, I’m nosey!

VeganMofo in the house today.

Yoga today is Firefly Pose, aka Tittibhasana.  

Tip of the Day:  Take a minute and call someone you haven’t talked to in awhile and tell them you’re thinking of them just because….  Just because you value their friendship and we’re all so busy and caught up in our own little rat race that it’s nice to take 2 minutes out of our own busy-ness and just thank our friends for being there.  It will brighten your friend’s day no doubt and you won’t feel quite as self-centered, either.  Works for me at least.

Stay tuned for more dessert posts.  A mind-altering one that I promised…

AND a raw-ified and vegan-ified Girl Scout cookie recipe, if you missed Thin Mint Fudge, here ya go…

 

….to tide you over til I get to posting my next Raw Girl Scout Cookie Creation that starts with an S….


Do you view going to the salon as a reward or more of a time & money drain?  I go back and forth.  Sometimes it is pampering and nice but other times it’s just kinda what-evah.  How do you view it?  Or what do you do, in general, to pamper yourself?  Please tell me, I need to hook that up!


76 Responses to “Raw Vegan Apple Crumble & Two Awards”

  1. VeggieGirl — October 9, 2009 at 11:51 pm (#
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    You know I love blondie macaroons! :)

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  2. Diane — October 9, 2009 at 11:54 pm (#
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    I'd like to win because I'm a vegan in college right now and it's hard to find yummy desserts like that around here!

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  3. Hayley — October 10, 2009 at 12:02 am (#
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    These look so delicious I can't stand it. I won't enter only because I'll be gone for the next 2 weeks. Oh what I wouldn't kill for one now though. :) Someone needs to invent teleportation!

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  4. Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) — October 10, 2009 at 12:28 am (#
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    I would totally love to win because I eat lotsa vegan goodies, but rarely indulge in RAW vegan goodies! yaa. Don't worry you're on my blogroll :)

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  5. Reigne — October 10, 2009 at 12:34 am (#
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    I'm not sure if food can be posted over international waters, but oh well. If I win, I'll just forward them to my grandparents.

    Why would I like to win? Because I can't cook. Seriously. This morning I killed my oatmeal. :( – and because Vegan Macaroons are always mega yummy.

    I don't have twitter or facebook *gasps*, so can I just skip that step?

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  6. Maggie — October 10, 2009 at 12:37 am (#
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    I want to win because I've never had a macaroon!!! (Shocker, I know.)

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  7. Maggie — October 10, 2009 at 12:38 am (#
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    You're on my blogroll already!

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  8. Emily — October 10, 2009 at 1:06 am (#
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    I want to win because 1) the look divine and 2) I've never had a macaroon before!!!!

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  9. Shannon — October 10, 2009 at 1:49 am (#
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    those might be the best thing to pass my lips since… sliced bread ;) lol, kidding. but if you pick me, you might not even need to mail them to me!

    I'm heading out your way to visit some family. Don't know how the week will shape up, but if I find some time, I will shoot you an email :)

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  10. traynharder23 — October 10, 2009 at 2:21 am (#
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    never tried a macaroon!

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  11. The Voracious Vegan — October 10, 2009 at 5:23 am (#
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    I doubt those would make it all the way to Saudi Arabia but they DO look delicious!

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  12. J — October 10, 2009 at 6:54 am (#
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    I want to win because I am lacking a dehydrator and a spare moment and I would love to try some homemade maccaroons! (whoa, run-on sentence!)

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  13. Pam — October 10, 2009 at 11:45 am (#
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    Follower, on blogroll, and because I LOVE raw food, especially desserts…yum!! Just made some this week of those lil gems!

    Enjoy!

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  14. Pam — October 10, 2009 at 11:59 am (#
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  15. Jess (Fit Chick in the City) — October 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm (#
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    Aw, Averie I would love to try one of your vegan macaroons, but if I were to enter, I wouldn't be around to receive them! ;)

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  16. Grace — October 10, 2009 at 1:24 pm (#
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    I want to win! Because well, I love blondies… I love macaroons… and the fact that they are vegan would make me feel just a little bit less guilty for (inevitably) inhaling the combination of the two! Thanks so much!

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  17. Grace — October 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm (#
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    And I now "following" you through the Google Friend Connect. :)

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  18. Heather — October 10, 2009 at 1:38 pm (#
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    Those look so yummy! So jealous of everyone with an Excalibur. I'd probably be making some type of dessert every day of the week if I had one. DANGEROUS! So uh, I want to win so I can "indulge" a little :)

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  19. Heather — October 10, 2009 at 1:41 pm (#
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    Followed you with Google!

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  20. Heather — October 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm (#
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    …and tweeted (@bewelltakecare). Wow, I'm greedy, huh?

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  21. Devan Geselle. N — October 10, 2009 at 2:53 pm (#
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    you know I think you make the.best. food. ever.
    i would LOVE to take some blondies off your hands!

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  22. RunToTheFinish — October 10, 2009 at 2:54 pm (#
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    Ok on my phone so iwill do the link backlatwr. I want to win because ispend everyday drooling over your pictures!

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  23. Devan Geselle. N — October 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm (#
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    ive twittered tweeted
    http://twitter.com/

    AND you are most defs in my blog roll.

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  24. Kelly — October 10, 2009 at 3:18 pm (#
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    mmm I wanna win cause they sound and look so good! (duh)

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  25. CCV — October 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm (#
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    I want to win because everything you make looks so amazing!

    P.S. Thanks for the carb shout-out. You should definitely post a pic of yourself with your carbies so I can paste your lovely face onto my bloggie. Haha of course you don't have to! You're just so pretty, girlie :)

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  26. Becky — October 10, 2009 at 4:32 pm (#
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    I would love to win because I've never had a raw, vegan dessert like this before! You're on my blogroll!

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  27. TheFitnessFreak — October 10, 2009 at 6:08 pm (#
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    That is so sweet of you! Sometimes I wish I could share my Raw goodies just so I don't eat every last one myself : )

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  28. Alison — October 10, 2009 at 9:11 pm (#
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    I'm here to officially announce that I need more blondies in my life than the two little (dirty) blondies I've already got! ;)

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  29. lilveggiepatch — October 10, 2009 at 11:52 pm (#
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    Averie, my love. I need these so badly. Seriously. Even if I don't win, I might have to get in my car and drive across the country for these. I LOVE macaroons (I've been on an insane coconut kick recently… I DREAM about it) and these look freaking fantastic.

    Just tweeted the contest!

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  30. insideiamdancing — October 11, 2009 at 12:01 am (#
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    oh, shoot…you KNOW how much I drool over your photos. I want to win because I haven't eaten anything I didn't know the nutritional information for for…years. But I trust you to make these with your usual fab and groovy loving self :) PLUS, 1) I've never had a macaroon, 2) I love anything blondie-ish and 3) I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE. Heh. Or I might just have to fly over and raid your kitchen… Oh, and I am only in the US for another 17 days!

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  31. insideiamdancing — October 11, 2009 at 12:03 am (#
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    tweeted :D (eatsleeplaugh)

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  32. Nicci@NiftyEats — October 11, 2009 at 12:25 am (#
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    What's wrong with me? I have yet to try these treats I've seen all around the blog world. They do look delicious.

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  33. Food Makes Fun Fuel — October 11, 2009 at 1:28 am (#
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    I would like to win because I'm trying to eat my computer just looking at those and it's not working out so good!

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  34. elise — October 11, 2009 at 2:08 am (#
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    why i want to win: i dont own a dehydrator and you make me jealous with your vegan treats on a daily basis.

    why you rock: tattoos, amazingly original legal name, and oh yeah, muscles i would die for, and you are a MOM!

    reason you should pick me: can i entice you with a vineyard tour?

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  35. elise — October 11, 2009 at 2:09 am (#
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    ps you KNOW im not tech savvy enough for those other ways to enter, hence my own original entry list attempts ;)

    hey i live outside the box, i AM a hippie after all…

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  36. Cindy — October 11, 2009 at 3:08 am (#
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    I am out of dates…I can't make any of your OMGOOODNESS creations…until I get my hands on some of those lil gems..

    you'd be doing my frustrated heart some good!

    That and I can't seem to tear myself away from the yarn to go make some treats!

    I promise I might not share!

    xoxoxo

    keep the recipes coming..I LOVE EM!
    pick ME pick ME

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  37. Bekah — October 11, 2009 at 3:15 am (#
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    i cannot believe i havent entered yet! you have been a blog posting/ baker extraordinaire the past day and a half- i think i got a little overwhelmed!

    i want to win- obv. just because! all your stuff is so healthy and delicious looking. and tasting i know.

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  38. Bekah — October 11, 2009 at 3:16 am (#
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    i'm already a follower! does that count?

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  39. Bekah — October 11, 2009 at 3:17 am (#
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    i am linking back on my latest post.. now. :)

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  40. ohonemorething — October 11, 2009 at 3:23 am (#
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    I think it's funny that you're asking us why we want to win! Because everything you make looks and sounds INCREDIBLE!!!

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  41. ohonemorething — October 11, 2009 at 3:26 am (#
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    You are on my blogroll madame ;)

    XO

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  42. Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — October 11, 2009 at 4:07 am (#
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    Entry #1:

    Your RAWkin Desserts

    I want to win these macaroons
    Cause your homemade treats make me swoon!
    You are the raw dessert queen,
    always making the purdiest raw desserts I've ever seen!
    Your creations are totally RAWkin
    I can't even fathom how I could mock 'em.
    So if I win this contest
    I will feel so utterly blessed!
    How could you say no to this,
    My silly efforts to taste sweet blondie vegan bliss?

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  43. Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — October 11, 2009 at 4:09 am (#
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    Entry #2:

    I'm following! :-D

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  44. Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — October 11, 2009 at 4:10 am (#
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    Entry #3:

    I tweeted!

    Check out my friend's contest for #raw Blondie Vegan Macaroons!!! http://tinyurl.com/ygne2db <— Sounds YUM!!!! :-D

    http://twitter.com/RawJuiceGirl/status/4776989234

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  45. Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — October 11, 2009 at 4:13 am (#
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    Entry #4:

    I linked back in my latest post!

    http://healingwithjuices.com/2009/10/larabar-review-apple-pie/

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  46. Living and Loving in L.A. — October 11, 2009 at 4:14 am (#
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    I'm just entering to say that I think Diane (Comment #2) should win since she's a vegan in college and that would be so, so hard, so I think she should win. Anything homeade when you're in college is awesome, and since she's in college she probably doesn't have a kitchen to make her own, and I do, so please use this comment as one more entry for her. XOXO.

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  47. Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl — October 11, 2009 at 4:14 am (#
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    Entry #5:

    You're already on my blogroll (under "Juicy Sites")! :-D

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  48. shannonmarie — October 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm (#
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    Yummy. You are already on my blogroll, and I forgot to link back today. But since I have to prep some of my posts in advance, I can give you a heads up that I'm linking you on Tuesday.

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  49. Janetha — October 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm (#
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    oh i am behind on my reading and THIS is what im missing?! i better hop to it.

    i want to win because i love coconut and YOU!

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  50. Janetha — October 11, 2009 at 4:19 pm (#
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    ok, i became a folllllower. dude, i am entering all 5 ways :)

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