Highlights of the Week

So how has the first half of your weekend been?  Mine’s been going great!  As I have been talking about all week, I finally got to teach yoga Saturday morning and it was lovely!  I love the energy and vibe and the natural high that comes from teaching and sharing yoga with others!  I can’t wait to teach again! It is a little nerve wracking to teach in a new town, new studio, new students, but everything went awesomely well.  Om Shanti Om!

Scott’s leaving early Sunday morning for a business trip that I had mentioned and so it’s just me and Skylar for a few days.  However, I’m going to be getting together with my new gal-pal and fellow food blogger, MadelineYay for the internet and blogging help to establish an in-person, real-life connections!

Thanks for the supportive comments from yesterday’s post about why I went high vegan and raw.  

And I;m glad you appreciated the multiple yoga picturesNamaste, friends!


So to recap this past week’s food & recipe creations, here’s my Highlights of the Week.  But in case you missed last week’s recap, here’s that one, too.


Monday there were the 5-Minute 3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

Tuesday I made Banana Bourbon Vanilla Softserve

Strawberry Softserve

And Pretty Purple & Red Roasted Potaotes

Wednesday I put together a Raw Vegan Sugar Snap Pea Salad with (Raw) Vegan Creamy Tahini Dressing

And I made a luscious batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Thursday there was Tahini & Seasame-Almond “Cesar” Salad

With Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls for Dessert

Friday I made Raw Vegan Apple Crumble for Dessert

And also put a batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs into the Freezer for safe-keeping.

Saturday I told you all about Why I went Vegan and High Raw.  And chatted it up about Yoga, too.
An Excerpt from the Post:
“So that still brings us to the question of why raw?  
Well, after I eliminated gluten, dairy, & soy, I feel that raw chose me, I did not choose it.  Meaning, for me, it’s just easier and simpler to eat raw foods, less minimally processed foods and in as close to their natural state as possible…”

Today I’ve got a Fresh Kale Salad with Steamed Cauli & Sugar Snap PeasDressed with Homemade Vegan Sweet & Tangy Slaw Dressing

And for Dessert, I took those Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs that I just mentioned out of the freezerChocolate Lovin’ at it’s finest.

Yoga Today is Sirasana (Headstand)
(I talked in this post about weight distribution with your head vs. arm & shoulder muscles.  Check it out to stay injury-free in your neck!)

Tip of the Day: Kristen’s Raw is Having a GiveAway


My EcoStore USA $25 Give Away!!!!! 


Your chance to win a $25 Online Shopping Spree!  You really need to get on this one to help green up your life, so go Get Entered Now!!!!!
*The contest ends Sunday and so this is truly Last Call, friends! 

At the top of the post I talked about making an online/blogging connection with a fellow food blogger (Madeline) and then meeting up in real life.  Tell me if you’ve had any blogger meetups!  How did you discover that you lived in the same city or were going to be near the person you met up with?  I have to say, I had been in Phoenix 2 months til I even put it together that Madeline and I both lived here and now I wonder if there’s anyone else in the area I haven’t met yet.  Anne, Kristen, Bekah if you head north, holler!  Anyone else in the AZ area?  But tell me about your meetups or if you haven’t had one, who would your “dream-date” blogger meetup be with? Why?

Stay Tuned For Raw Vegan Homemade 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups, as in Reese’s PB Cups…

0 comments on “Highlights of the Week”

  1. wow you put a ridiculously awesome amount of work into this post with everyone's pictures thaaat's how i know your food and creations are off the hook because i know you put THAT much work into them :)

    you're awesome girl! can't wait to hear more about the job!

  2. just found your blog! so glad I did:) look forward to reading more!!

  3. Wow! Everyone is doing a great job. The food all looks fantastic! I wish I could try it all.

    Im most proud of the fact that I cook too! I rarely eat out and prefer to home make everything. It puts a smile on my face when I can devour something I put some time and effort into=)

  4. Averie, you are my allergy girl! I can’t believe we have the same ones!! And Garlic!? I didn’t know I could even be allergic to garlic…..I don’t care for it, it doesn’t cause my hives, but I think my skin gets irritated from it!

    I would love to chat more to you about all of this, it is surprisingly so interesting to me that my body knows what it wants and doesn’t want! Crazy huh?? I do crave what I can’t have, ie. White bread…..crave it and can’t eat it!

    Can I email you to chat more??

    PS. Next time I make an “Averie Recipe” I will send you a shot!!

    Have a great day, Love!


  5. Oh Averie!
    I love that post! Especially the part where you said how far you've come in the last 10 years, that's amazing!
    I can't wait for more recipes to come so I can make all of them!

  6. dang girl that's a shhh…crap ton of recipes. i hate to say it but I cant remember if i have made any of yours or not?? they all look super tasty though :)


  7. I'm book marking this so then when I get home this weekend I can whip up some of your creations. Seriously, I drool when I read your blog!

  8. This was such a great post – what a loving tribute to your readers! I never would have guessed that 10 years ago you weren't a cook. Could have fooled me! It was great seeing so many versions of your recipes, you're becoming a legend! Thanks for all the inspiration in the kitch! ;)

  9. Wow, it looks like you have quite a following Averie! It must be because you are so darned easy to love : ) Thanks for sharing the pictures and links!

    I am happy to say that being Raw has made me much more creative in the kitchen. I have mostly been a recipe gal but now I experiment with reckless abandon: )

  10. Hey girl, my stupid email isnt working. I cant believe I forgot about that pie!!! Heres the link (http://peanutbutteroats.blogspot.com/2009/08/chocolate-brownie-pie.html)you can just copy the pic. I also made a raw pecan pie leaving out the choc. and using about have pecans and half walnuts. No pics but it was amazing!!


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