How are you doing today?  I’m chillin like a villain as a solo parent.  Scott’s been gone since early Sunday morning, I’ve been taking care of the Little Princess by myself, and can’t wait til he gets home late Tuesday night!  I miss him.  But admittedly, a break from the 24/7 solo childcare will be lovely, too!

But I just want to say Thank You to everyone who wrote in and complimented me on the Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (3 Ingredients, 10 Mins)!!    I had a huge response on these and each and every comment was sooo appreciated!!!!  Thanks to new readers who came out of the woodwork as well as faithful commenters.  All your input is awesome, so thank you for the lovely feedback! 

 Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cup split in half on paper liner

The PB Cups are really easy, fast, & soooo yummy.  It’s so much more satisfying to eat them too knowing you’ve made your own PB Cup without any mystery ingredients like the store-boughts tend to have.

Close up of Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cup showing inside filling

I wanted to feature reader Rachel’s PB Cups.  She’s the first one to send in a pic of her handy-work!  Which leads me to my Open Call for Reader Photo Submissions!  If you send me pics of any recipe you make of mine, I would be thrilled to post it with a link back to you!  Deal?  Ok good.  Now start sending in your chia pudding pics, your raw vegan apple crisp, your PB Cups, whatever you’ve got!  If you’ve made a recipe of mine, I can’t wait to showcase it here!

Two Peanut Butter Cups sitting on muffin tin

Also, thanks for your comments on yesterday’s post about when to say something to random strangers about their behavior and when to just let it go and carry on your way.  I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on that!

And finally, thanks for telling me which bloggers you’ve met up with in person and it was great having another Blogger Meetup and Girl Time with Madeline Woo-hoo for new friends!

Ok so for today…Some Cherry Action….

Cherry #1

 I cracked open Pro Bar in Cherry Pretzel Flavor

Hand holding portion of Pro Bar in Cherry Pretzel Flavor

Chunks of chocolate chips, cherries, flax seeds, nuts.  These bars are by no means low-cal, but they are full of chunky goodies.  You can tell what you’re eating, not just mutilated, pulverized nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate.

Close up of Pro Bar showing all the different ingredients to form it

Cherry #2
I got the mail and saw my apron came from Cupcake Provocateur.  As a member of the Foodie Blogroll, I won it!!!!!

Label of Cupcake Provocateur Fashionably Sweet Aprons

Cherry Print in the House!!!!

Black and cherry print apron in packaging

Self-portrait coming at you because Scott’s on a biz trip and there’s no one else to snap a pic of me in my Cherries.  The trying-to-be-sassy-cook.

Lady wearing apron

Thanks again Cupcake Provacateur & Foodie Blogroll!

Lady wearing apron giving a thumbs up

Cherry #3
And here’s another cherryJust kidding, it’s the first grapefruit of the season that I’ve had an it hit the Vitamin C spot.   I’ve been fighting a little cold, you know, new yoga studios, toddler germs, the Swine Flu, this should keep the sickies away!

Overhead of sliced grapefruit on red plate

And to recap some recent grub around here….
I made a Vegetable Drawer Salad.  Meaning half the veggie drawer went in:  Tomatoes, Cauli, Brock, Brussels’s, Cukes, Zukes, Greens, Carrots, Yellow Peppers, and dressed it with the juice of 1/2 an orange, agave, and cracked black.

Mixed salad with greens and vegetables in homemade dressing

Also made a Monsterous Kale Salad with Sugar Snap Peas, Brock, Cauli, Orange Pepps, Tomatoes, Cukes, and Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing (my new go-to).  The dressing just gets caught up in the kale leaves and my tastebuds get caught up in Loving. Every. Bite.

Kale Salad with vegetables in homemade Slaw Dressing
Up close of kale salad in white dish

I also made some Sweet Potato Fries

Plate of stacked Sweet Potato Fries

For Roasting and Seasoning Info, check This Post Out or This One Too.

Side view of stacked Sweet Potato Fries

And after my kale salad and sweet potato fries, it was time to dig into a Raw Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.

Split Raw Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup on paper liner

But I had also whipped up a quick batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding

Ingredients needed to make Raw Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding in bowl

Click Here for Specifics of the 5 Minute RecipeAlmond Milk or the Nut Milk of your Choice, Chia Seeds, Sweetener, Stir.   Eat!!!

Mixed up Chia Seed Pudding

Yoga Today is Upward-Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana).  Your dristi, or gazing-point, should be above you but take care not to scrunch up your shoulders nor compress your neck. 

Lady doing Upward-Facing Dog yoga pose

Tip of the Day: Erin’s Got a Give Away!!

LuckyTasteBuds has a Give Away, too!

And Katie has a Give Away!  


And she has Operation CCK!  Click Away!

What’s your Thanksgiving Strategy this year?  Are you cooking, and if so, when are you starting?  Are you making shopping lists and pouring over recipes in the hopes of really going all out for the big T-Day?  Or are you going to be like me, and keep things super, low key?  Then again, 48 hours beforehand, I could get all inspired.  What’s Thanksgiving going to look like for you this year?  Traveling, staying put, cooking, not cooking, what’s your game plan?

Stay Tuned For Another 10 Minute Chocolate Raw Vegan Dessert that’s a Re-Make of a StoreBought…

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