Highlights of the Week & Quick Almond Milk Recipe
How’s your weekend going? Mine has been going well and I love the productive feeling I have when I am crossing things off my to-do-list, left and right. That term, lazy weekend morning? That doesn’t happen so much ’round here and that’s fine by me. I love handing Skylar off for a few hours with Scott and I go do yoga, and then run errands at warp speed without having to utter the phrases, “honey, please don’t touch anything” and “we look with our eyes, not our hands” a hundred times. Makes the shopping experience a little easier and faster, no doubt. What have you been up to? Cooking or strategizing what you’re going to cook for the Big Game tomorrow? Any plans? As I’ve mentioned, I am laying low, doing nothing, and am thrilled about it! Thanks to everyone who’s left recipe links in the comment fields about what you’re making….great ideas!
Let’s Get On With This Week’s Recap….
On Sunday I posted the Vegan White Chocolate Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups!
Some were All White with Chocolate PB Centers
And I reminded you about My Yoga and Raw Vegan Foods Retreat!
She had waited a lifetime for That Bite
And I made Vegan Coconut Milk Kefir
And Raw Veggies
And high Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Wednesday I announced the Winner of the $50 iHerb.com Shopping Spree Give Away
Thursday I posted pictures from my Pottery Painting Trip with Skylar for her 3rd Birthday
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And I won some Coconut Oil in a Give Away
Which I used to make Ginger-Coconut Roasted Veggies
That I plated up with Fresh Greenery
For Dessert there were high Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for Skylar
Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs for Scott
And I shared my Natural Tips & Remedies for Colds, Flus, and Sickness.
And got my Fair Trade Organic Coffee On!
And Scored on Baking Supplies!
And Made a Green Meal
with my Maple Ginger Dijon Vinagrette
And for dessert made No-Bake Vegan 3-Ingredient Flaxseed Cookies
3 Ingredients & 5 Minutes til happiness!
It’s so ironic that I won a Be Present Tshirt because in my massive Yoga FAQ’s post that was published a few days before my win, I blogged about how I’ve worn Be Present for years and adore their pants and all of Be Present’s clothes rock!
Here’s an Excerpt from That Post:
My win was awesome karma! Here’s my new tshirt:
100% Organic Cotton which is so soft!
Yoga Today is an Astavakrasana Variation
Tip of the Day:
Quick Almond Milk Recipe
This recipe is a quick solution when you need almond milk for a recipe, but realize you’re out or don’t want to open a whole new container of it.
1-2 tablespoons (raw) almond butter.
1 cup water
In blender, combine almond butter with water. Blend until smooth.
Refrigerate. Use within 1 day.
Yields 1 cup.
Optional tweak: peanut butter, cashew butter, or any other nut butter you enjoy can be used to make the nut milk. Obviously recognize you’re going to end up with peanut butter flavored milk or cashew butter flavored milk, etc. if you don’t use almond butter. Which is probably a good thing for some people.
Tell me Your Superbowl Plans and if you have Fave Recipe Links for Parties, Drop them in my Comments! Vegan/Vegetarian and Gluten Free/Soy Light preferred; I know, I’m a tough one! haha!
What’s A Kitchen or Cooking Shortcut you use or have learned about recently? Mine is the nut milk trick out of nut butter and I also have determined that “old fashioned oats” cook well enough to my and Scott’s liking in the microwave. No need to buy instant, ever. Nor break down and cook them on the stovetop if you’re pressed for time and must use the micro. As with anything, your mileage and preferences may vary. But tell me about your tips and tricks up your sleeve!
Stay Tuned For Vegan Fudge…