Day Before Thanksgiving: Everyday Eats & A Blogger Meetup
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How are you doing today? I’ve had a great day! I designed some business cards for my yoga business but for a girl who feels like I need to see every last choice, I think I have looked at 9834573 versions of backgrounds, layouts, fonts, colors, from multiple online printing sites. But I decided on some zen-like cards with earthy tones of soft brown & green with white text and can’t wait to see how they look when they arrive!
Then, I had a blogger meetup with Madeline of GreensandJeans! We drank coffee, had a great time gossiping about all you other bloggies talking shop, talking life, and catching up! It was just what I needed...thanks, Madeline, you rock!
Sorry, we didn’t do a photo op today but here’s a Photo and Link to our last Coffee Cluth
And then it was time for me to get home with Skylar, get her some lunch and a nap, so I could get ready to go teach yoga. Which is where I am off to now.
I am really glad you appreciated the Easy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Post:
Raw Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes from yesterday’s post were a hit and they’re a cinch to whip up. 10 minutes or less so you still have time to impress your non-raw, non-vegan friends-n-fam tomorrow.
For today, let me show you just a few of the things I’ve whipped up as day-to-day eats before the Gorge Fest Thanksgiving Feast happens tomorrow.
There was a bowl of Overnight, Raw, Soaked Coconut & Mango Tropical Oats
That I made un-raw by nuking. (As I mentioned in this post, cooked food is fine. If your body asks for it, then feed it.) I added half a sliced banana, cinnamon, & brown sugar to the cooked oats.
For dinner, I made a Great Kale Salad with Cauli, Tomatoes, Brock, Orange Peppers, Asparagus….
….& My Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing just dripping off every last leaf. Delish!!!
And there was a Bed of Greens, Radiccio, Dulse Flakes, Carrots, Yellow Peppers, Cukes, Cashews…
….and the Holiday Spice Orange Viniagrette I told you about yesterday.
Skylar snacked on a Clif Bar in White Chocolate Mac Nut. I had really high hopes for this bar and I tried a tiny piece and it was kinda meh.
These are way better. Wild Blueberry Pure Bars. Num.
But I do have high standards in the Chocolate Department, I suppose. Which is why I whipped up another bath of my Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.
I never get sick of these things!
They taste just like real raw chocolate chip cookie dough and the dough is vegan, gluten & soy-free, and they’re ready in 10 minutes or less!
But really, it doesn’t take much to impress me if you have a jar of this, TJ’s Sunflower Seed Butter. I know there are other brands, but I really love this one. So I’m not messin’ with a good great thing.
And then a spoon and dark chocolate chips. Use your imagination.
Oh, and those Raw Vegan Almond Butter Cookies that I made have been burning a hole in my vegan pocket, so I noshed on a few of those, too.
Yoga Today is Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose, or the full splits). A wonderful hip opener and way to stretch our your hammies, quads, and hip flexors.
Tip of the Day: Enjoy your holiday!!!! Don’t stress, don’t sweat the small stuff. No one will remember whatever, comment, food you made/brought/ate/didn’t eat, or you name, it in a month. So don’t worry about it now. Just enjoy your day in whatever way makes you feel special!
Is there a food you are super excited to eat on Thanksgiving? For me, honestly, I think I’ve gotta go with my raw vegan apple crumble. Not that it’s a long-standing tradition or anything, but it sure is good! If I was back home, I’d say my mom’s wild rice casserole or the homemade Christmas candy she starts breaking out before Thanksgiving are wonderful memories from my childhood. What foods do you have fond memories of or can’t wait to dig into tomorrow?
Stay Tuned For A Recap of What I Made for Thanksgiving….
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