Santa, Christmas Morning, Vegan Stir Fry

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I wish you a blessed day, a happy day, a time to just be with your loved ones.  I hope you can take time to reflect upon Chritmas’ past, and create new memories going forward as you cherish special times with your families and friends on Christmas Day today!

We’ve had a great day!  And it’s only just past 10am!  Santa made his way all the way to Aruba, can you believe it??!!  And what did he bring?  Other than the $150 airline fee for an international overweight baggage fee…but hey, some things are just non-negotiable like gifts for good little girls!

Well, he brought a Bear

 And some Markers, Crayons, and Art Project Supplies

And Dr. Seuss books

And Dress Up Clothes For the American Girl Bitty Baby that she already opened

And Princess-Themed markers and a coloring book

Skylar absolutely relished every single second of Christmas Morning!  She will be 3 years on February 2nd, so such a magical little age for Santa and the Magic of Christmas.

One of the best things about becoming a mother is reliving my own childhood, but through my child’s eyes.  I am both a little girl as I recall the Christmas mornings when Santa brought me Barbie Dream Cars and Esprit sweaters…

...and I am this little girl’s mother.  

 A girl at heart, able to feel the wonder of the season, and mother to a little girl who feels the magic of Santa. 

That’s the beauty of parenthood and I was once that girl who said, “I’m never having kids.”  Now, I am that woman who says, “Oh My God, Thank You for this Gift.  This child, this journey, this blessing, Thank You.”

And to me, that’s what Christmas is all about.

Thanks for everyone who chimed in on yesterday’s post about the Beautiful Blogger Award I was given.

blogaward

I hope you enjoyed the little factoids I gave you.   Thanks for sharing things about yourself in the commentsThat’s the best, I loved them all!

Glad you also enjoyed breakfast plates: fruit, chocolate brownie protein oats, and awesome local bread.

And thanks to those of you who mentioned that you voted for me in the Raw Awards.  Muah!!!!!!!!!!!
 As I mentioned in this post, I was nominated for 3 Raw Awards!!!!!

Click Here to Vote for me in these 3 Categories (you don’t need to complete the whole ballot, you can just quickly fill in the bullet point next to my name if you’re so inclined in these 3 places:
I am asking for your vote and support in these 3 categories:
1. Sexiext Raw Vegan Woman of 2009:  Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga (page 6 of ballot)

2. Favorite Raw Blog of 2009: Love Veggies and Yoga (page 12 of ballot)

3. Favorite Raw Vegan Website: Love Veggies and Yoga (page 14 of ballot)

Sorry about the shameless plugs.  Really, I am!  

So let’s move onto a little grub…
Friday I made a Stir Fry with this Mix I picked up.  Bami Mix.  And it was about just over 2 bucks in American dollars.  What a deal.

Bami?  What’s in it?  It was a mix of cabbage, carrots, red, yellow, and green peppers, and white onions.  That I threw in a sautee pan and let wilt for a few minutes.

Then I added some Italian Salad dressing.  About 1/4 c worth.   

And a dash of cumin and a dash of the trusty Ginger I brought from home

A dash to me is about 1/2 Tsp each.  Your mileage may vary.

Stir and simmer for a couple more mintues and add some nuked rice.  You could of course make rice and add it. I chose not to, I’m on vacay and the fact I am cooking at all is about all I can handle.


Lookin’ Good

Time to plate it up

Check out the yellow & red peppers, the wilted cabbage, and the carrots.  Perfect.

And no meal would be complete without a kale saladKale, sugar snap peas, brock, cauli, & cukes.

…dressed with and a Fresh Batch of Slaw Dressing

...which completed my feast.

This was a great vegan dinner!  It took less than 15 minutes to make.  It was flavorful, healthy, simple and good.  A crowd family-pleaser!

Yoga Today is Giving Gratitude, Breathing, Slowing Down, being with your family, friends, and loved ones!

Tip of the Day: My Nutridel Cookie Give Away!!!!
**** LAST CALL Contest Ends Later TODAY!


Have you entered yet?  What are you waiting for, go get yourself entered!  Yay for Yummmmy Cookies!!!!

Did Santa or your loved ones, relatives, or friends bring you any gifts this holiday season?  Did you like what you received?  What do you do when you’re opening a gift in front of someone and you’re not super fond of what they gave you?  A too big track jacket in split pea soup green or the notorious Ugly Christmas Sweater?  Do you smile, be gracious, and just know that you’re either going to try to return it or just re-gift it?  Or donate it to someone who could use it? 

Speaking of re-gifting….do you?  What have you re-gifted?  I’ve re-gifted baby & children’s clothes.  There was a time when Skylar received so many little tiny baby clothes and there was no way she was ever going to wear the same thing twice, so rather than cutting the tags off, I saved the extra outfits in a drawer and when I go to baby showers, if I know the woman is having a girl, I happen to have a stash of little girls’ baby clothes!  Now watch, no one will invite me to their baby shower for fear of a re-gifted outfit (but they weren’t worn, I promise)! Tell me about gifts your received or gave, regifting, to regift or not to regift?

Stay Tuned For The Give Away Winner…

   

No Responses to “Santa, Christmas Morning, Vegan Stir Fry”

  1. #
    351
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I tweeted your giveaway

    Reply

  2. #
    352
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I learned that coconut oil is one of the healthiest multi purpose oils out there!

    Reply

  3. #
    353
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    your on my blog roll too!

    Reply

  4. #
    354
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I commented on your natural supplements post

    Reply

  5. #
    355
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I commented on your shopping finds post

    Reply

  6. #
    356
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I commented on your vegan store shopping experience post

    Reply

  7. #
    357
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I am now following iHerb on twitter

    Reply

  8. #
    358
    Michal — February 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Im following iHerb on facebook too!

    Reply

  9. #
    359
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I'd like to win because I love eating healthy but sometimes it's just so expensive! And If I won I'd like to get some Kashi, TLC All Natural Cheese Snack Crackers & some Glutino, Gluten Free Breakfast Bars!

    Reply

  10. #
    360
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I became a follower of your blog.

    Reply

  11. #
    361
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I added you to Google Reader.

    Reply

  12. #
    362
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I follow you on twitter as "calidreamin87"

    Reply

  13. #
    363
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:15 pm
  14. #
    364
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I learned that 'The name alfalfa comes from the Arabian al-fac-facah, for "father of all foods."' from their health library!

    Reply

  15. #
    365
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I follow iHerb on twitter as "calidreamin87"

    Reply

  16. #
    366
    Deanna G. — February 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I became a Facebook Fan of iHerb.com.

    Reply

  17. #
    367
    Kaysie — February 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I would love the iherb gift certificate because they have the prenatal package I want (rainbow light with dha)

    Reply

  18. #
    368
    Kaysie — February 1, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I posted on my facebook!

    Reply

  19. #
    369
    Kaysie — February 1, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    you are on my google reader!

    Reply

  20. #
    370
    Mari — February 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    One of the things I would get is American Health Papaya enzyme chewables AND stevia.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Reply

  21. #
    371
    Mari — February 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    blog follower

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Reply

  22. #
    372
    Mari — February 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    follow on twitter as LuckyDuckyToo

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Reply

  23. #
    373
    Mari — February 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    follow Iherb on twitter as LuckyDuckyToo

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    Reply

  24. #
    374
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    i would go crazy on navitas naturals products like cocao nibss YUM!

    Reply

  25. #
    375
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    you are on my google reader!

    Reply

  26. #
    376
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    following you on twitter!

    Reply

  27. #
    377
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    tweeted your giveaway!

    Reply

  28. #
    378
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    i learned that there are a lot of different types of sweetners other than sugar, agave nectar and honey!

    o and for my previous entry for twitter my site is:
    twitter.com/blissfulbellas

    Reply

  29. #
    379
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    i am now a twitter follower of iherb!

    Reply

  30. #
    380
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    just commented on natural supplements post!

    phew almost done with the list lol!

    Reply

  31. #
    381
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    just commented on fav food finds!

    Reply

  32. #
    382
    Lena — February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    just commented on your vegan store post!!

    Reply

  33. #
    383
    Janetha — February 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    wow that is a LOT of ways to enter! okkkay number one.. i saw some awesome coffees and teas on there! do i leave a comment for every entry? sure, ok. hold on.

    Reply

  34. #
    384
    Janetha — February 1, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    following you publicly!

    Reply

  35. #
    385
    Janetha — February 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    youre on my reader already, obvi :)

    Reply

  36. #
    386
    Janetha — February 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    i follow you on tweetastic.

    Reply

  37. #
    387
    Janetha — February 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    TWEETED.

    Reply

  38. #
    388
    Janetha — February 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    youre on my blog roll already :)

    Reply

  39. #
    389
    Marissa — February 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I'd really love to get some Yacon and golden berries!

    Reply

  40. #
    390
    Nicci@NiftyEats — February 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I'd love to buy more chia seeds and Virgin Coconut Oil from there website. Love it.

    Reply

  41. #
    391
    Nicci@NiftyEats — February 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I have retweeted about this giveaway!

    Reply

  42. #
    392
    Redhairedrebel — February 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I am always finding that I run out of the things I need! Not even counting the things I want to try! So for me I am guessing I would go for some lucuma powder, buckwheat groats and anything else I can find there that I can't find here!

    Reply

  43. #
    393
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Leave a Comment Here telling me why you'd like to win and what you'd buy from iHerb.com :

    I'd like to win because this is the kind of stuff I spend money on… I know I'd have no trouble spending $50! First thing I think I'd buy is Chia Seeds and some Xanthan Gum…

    Reply

  44. #
    394
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:10 am

    "If you use GoogleReader, put my blog in it."

    I was already following you using google reader… does that count? =)

    Reply

  45. #
    395
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Now following you on Twitter (silversabriel).

    Reply

  46. #
    396
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Post this contest on your Facebook or Twitter.

    Posted on Twitter!

    Reply

  47. #
    397
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Go check out iHerb.com's website and leave a Comment here telling me something you learned.

    I learned that iHerb has a medical library/database, with links to many different conditions, giving information on them – how they are diagnosed and what the symptoms are. Also like how the far right-hand column has categories that are specialized, such as the "women's health" category.

    Reply

  48. #
    398
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:29 am

    "Go Check Out the Natural Supplements Post I recently made and leave a comment there. Make sure you leave a comment back here too telling me you did that."

    Done!

    Reply

  49. #
    399
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:35 am

    "Go Check Out My Shopping Finds Post. Leave a comment there telling me what your fave shopping finds are, green or otherwise. Make sure you leave a comment back here too telling me you did that."

    Done!

    Reply

  50. #
    400
    Sallie — February 2, 2010 at 1:38 am

    "Become a Facebook Fan of iHerb.com and leave a comment here telling me you did."

    Done!

    Reply

Leave a Comment





Current ye@r *