Guest Post: VeggieGirl

Greetings Friends!  Well, I’ve spent the better part of the last 24 hours traveling and on an airplane or in an airport so it’s a good thing I have a fabulous guest post lined up!  But first, I just want to Thank Everyone who wrote in to tell me that you were Voting For Me in the Best of Raw Awards!

 

Sexiest Raw Vegan?  Fave Raw Blog of 2009?  Fave Raw Vegan Website?  Wow, I’m sooo flattered to have been nominated and want to thank everyone who’s already voted for me!  You all are awesome and congrats to my friends who have also been nominated, good stuff!!!!!!!

Today I am honored to have VeggieGirl share her story here on my blog.  This post, Back to My Roots, is one I hope you enjoy!
:)
Averie

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Now from VeggieGirl
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While flipping through some old family albums, I stumbled upon the following photo (potential blackmail):


Circa 1990; from left to right: My grandfather, VeggieDad, VeggieMom, VeggieGirl (yes, that is me!), and my grandmother (may she rest in peace).

I have never been one to plaster a smile on my face “just to do it.” I never sugarcoat anything, nor do I hide who I am or what I am feeling.

This photo proves that fact about me – I am a no-nonsense girl.

And apparently I was not thrilled with the photographer or with the idea of posing for a photo ;)

In addition to reminiscing about life, myself, and getting in touch with my family roots, I have been enjoying another type of “root” lately:


My current “snack obsession”: a baked sweet potato with cinnamon & coconut butter (I highly recommend the Artisana brand of coconut butter).

My raw foods counselor Gena (from the “Choosing Raw” blog/website) introduced me to the combination since I am now incorporating more cooked root vegetables into my diet, in preparation for the colder months ahead. It is incredibly nourishing, satisfying, and “holy yum”-worthy.

Even as my life continues to get busier and a little stressful with schoolwork, exams, and other activities (hence less blogging and commenting), I am learning to incorporate enough “me time” into my daily routine and to take more time to appreciate who I am and what lies ahead in the future.

I encourage all of you to take more “me time” and to explore your own roots – both your “life roots” and “edible roots.”

If you’d like to check out this post or any other’s, please visit Veggie Girls’ Blog!

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Stay Tuned for Averie’s Vacation Pics & Fun Stuff and Tons More Guest Posts……..

   

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    Jessica — December 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I LOVe that you brought your own coffee pot! I've been known to bring my junk everywhere. :) And tiramisu fudge babies, Katie?!? OMG – tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts! I LOVE IT. Miss you Averie!! :)

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    Lauren — December 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Man, you love your balls!! Opps..lol! :) I love tiramisu! I have to try these! Thanks!

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    VeggieGirl — December 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Katie, your creations are FABULOUS!! Holy yum, for sure – can't wait to see the next varieties that are coming up in 2010 :)

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    Bekah — December 15, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    hahahaha oh Averie- I love YOU. You brought your coffee machine?!?!?! That even beats me. I've brought the single brew cone filter thing with coffee grounds on school trips and such- but never have I ever brought the machine. Awesome. :)

    Yay for tiramisu fudge babies?!!! Katie rocks. I love this guest post!

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    Molly — December 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Camel is my favorite pose!!!
    Love CCK!

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    Carbzilla — December 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Can you smuggle coffee home – I'll trade you for the coconut flour (which is all packed up and ready to go, btw).

    Okay, now I don't feel so bad for driving my Vitamix all over Oregon during our summer vacation!

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    Janetha — December 15, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    great post katie!! both of you ladies know whatsup on the vegan treats!! love it.

    and averie~of course taking a coffee maker is key for vacations! love you!

    got your cute holiday card yesterday!! THANKS SWEETIE!

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    Cindy — December 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Well, so happy you have the coffee situation under control…SHEW

    Hope you are having a very relaxing time in Aruba…Aruba…I just can't fathom!

    Love Katie's guest post…Tiramisu is lovely…I'll have to go give that recipe a peek. It's a little hard cutting back on sugar when there's all these exquisite recipes floating around!

    and today's pose is awesome! I love that one.

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    Angel — December 15, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Katie – Oh baby, those babies look good! I want to try them all :D

    Averie – Good thinking bringing that coffee maker. Nothing worse than traveling and not being able to get your coffee fix on (hope that doesn't happen to me, eeek!) I should start weaning myself off coffee.

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    Gena — December 15, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the mention, my dear! It is deeply and seriously appreciated.

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    shelby — December 15, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Sex Bomb Babies- Date Unknown…what?! How could you leave us in suspense like this?!

    Love all of your creations! I have to start making some myself asap!

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    ktbwood — December 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    GREAT guest post.. love these baby balls!!

    i love that you brought your own stuff.. i always bring my own jank everywhere!! my family is always like "youre so weird" hahah.

    i LOVE your long comments girl!! keep the coffee situation under control! thats hilarious-love it!

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    Jenny — December 15, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    ah there is nothing like waking up to the sweet aroma of home brewed coffee and having the luxury of enjoying it in your PJs.. good move on the coffee pot girl, well worth the expenses!

    Katie – I love your balls **wink wink, nudge nudge**

    Love both of you gorgeous ladies!

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    greensandjeans — December 16, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Can you sneak that coffee back through customs? It has to be better than Press'! I LOVE that you brought your coffee pot with you!

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    Julie — December 16, 2009 at 1:16 am

    hahahaha you brought you own coffee pot. that is AWESOME. i'm super jealous of this coffee discovery of yours!

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    TheFitnessFreak — December 16, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Oh yum, yum, yum! Thanks for sharing Katie with us Averie : )

    I'm so glad you figured out your coffee dilemma and it turned out all good in the end : ) You make it sound absolutely delish! I miss my coffee, sniff, sniff……

    Thanks for the heads up on the cleanse. I LOVE those things!

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    Alisa - Frugal Foodie — December 16, 2009 at 1:37 am

    You are both amazing!

    I can't believe you brought your own coffee maker, that is such a good idea!

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    chrystad72 — December 16, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Looks so great! I love the coffee pot you brought with you! Haha..that is something I would so do. Coffee sounds delicious. Enjoy!

    Katie those tiramisu balls sound wonderful!! omg..i cant wait to try those babies out. thanks for sharing!

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    Paige — December 16, 2009 at 2:04 am

    That's too awesome you just brought your own pot! BYOP! haha
    Such a lovely guest post, Katie. what a coffee-filled post :-D Everything looks amazing, but those tiramisu balls sound to die for!

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    CCV — December 16, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Aww thanks for all the sweet comments, everyone.
    And Averie, for the 1 millionth time: I love you bunches:)

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    sheri (green and crunchy) — December 16, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Thanks to Katie for sharing her newest babies — these ones look delish!

    Glad you're having a great trip! Yoga and coffee in Aruba? Oh, what a LIFE!!!

    Stay safe, have oodles of fun :)

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    vicki — December 16, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Too funny to see the Douwe Egberts coffee! I'm a Canadian bike racer currently living in Belgium and I've recently discovered coffee. The DE brand is definitely the most popular here in Belgium. The coffee culture here is much more refined than in North America. No enormous paper cups of coffee. Nicely brewed coffee served in a real mug with a couple of little cookies to go with it.
    Love your blog.

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    K from ksgoodeats — December 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    What a great guest post!! Tiramisu is my FAVORITE dessert so those balls sound fantastic!

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    theemptynutjar — December 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Your blog is full of such personality, very very enjoyable always! Have you on my blogroll. Katie's post is so cute – santa babies sounds so cute :)

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    Katie — December 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Great post… I want to make all of those treats!

    We drink the same coffee in Guadeloupe.

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