Easy Eats

Good morning love’eys! How’s everyone’s day startin’ off so far?  Things are good so far here.  EXCEPT GOOGLE READER IS SLOW.  Sorry if you see this twice, after 3 hours this post still has not shown up in Reader so I am re-clickin’ the Publish Button.  Anyone else with issues?  

Anywhoo negative comment drama and I am glad to hear your fave unseasonal fruits and your recommendations on Ani’s recipes from her book that I just got from the last post.  And of course all your hidden tats and piercing anecdotes were music to my holey ears.

So let’s recap some of my eat-ies.

First there was a brekkie cookie.  1/3 c dry oats, 1 smooshed nanna, 1 scoop Sunny Warr BRPP (brown rice protein powder), heavy dash of NuNaturals white stevia powder because I like my cookie ridic sweet, what can I say.  And a squirt of agave.

For all inquiring minds, the only liquid or wet ingredients I use in my version of the cookie, although I know Miss Fitnessista adds other stuff, but I only do the nanna & agave.  No nut milks or nut butters.  I guess I have really juicey nannerz becuz if I added nut milk or nut buttah, I would just have slop.  And not a cookie.  And I much prefer cookies to slop.

18 hours later…

And I plated it up with pears, pineapple that I’ve been lovin’, and grapes.  And iced it.  Delish.  It’s still 105 F here.  Yeah, icy is good.

Onto some greenery.  A bed of greens, tomato, red & yellow pepps, zukes, carrots, and slathered in my Homemade Thai-Inspired Peanut Sauce. 

You will probably literally lick you plate clean because this sauce is that good, if I do say so myself.

Also rocked out a bowl of greens, carrots, asparg, B.S., red & yellow pepps, zukes, & tomato.  Dressed with My Standard Dressing, which is the juice of 1/2 an orange, agave, and cracky blacky.

And as promised in this post, I got a better lookin’ pic of the Nooch Sauce over zukes, carrots, and asparagus, which I have to say oddly, or wonderfully, resembles the cheesy coating on Cheetos.  For the details on making it in about 30 seconds flat in your own crib, go check this recipe out.  

Dessert time…

Banana Vanilla Softserve goin’ down.  And boy, was it good.  I never get sicka this shizzle.   For recipe info, here ya go. 

Look and it was really thick and delish.

And I also indulged in a few bites ‘o the raw vegan apple crumbleMmmmm.

Yoga today is back to basics.  Seated forward bends.  Paschimottanasana.  If you’re a runner especially, you really need to think about stretching your hamstrings in a seated forward bend or standing forward bend where you’d fold over at the waist and touch your toes.  Running shortens your hamstrings, and forward bends will counter that and helps to lengthen them back out.  And doing so will help you prevent injuries. 

For the non runners, this pose also helps to stretch and release your lower back and since we all spend too much time sitting at our ‘puters and not doin’ our backs any favors, forward bends will help your back out, too.

That’s the beginning of my Tip of the Day:  It’s so important to take care of ourselves and pamper ourselves, even if it’s just baby steps.  Takin’ an extra few minutes each day to make sure you’re showin’ yourself some love and treating yourself right is so important.  For me, that means starting my day off with a 20 minute run and 20 minutes of yoga.   

What is your daily must-do activity for your well being & sanity?  Tell me how your fave self-care steps!

And with the traditional ashtanga style toe-hold

Next Tip of the Day: A Couple of GiveAways…First the lovely Amanda from RunToTheFinish is givin’ away salsa.   Go get ya self entered and get a lil fire goin’ in your mouthey.

Stay tuned for some Ani Desserts like I mentioned I’d be hookin’ ya up with.  Provided all goes well in the kitch this mornin’ (and if googlereader doesn’t strike me down), I’ll have pics for ya later today.  Fingers crossed…

15 comments on “Easy Eats”

  1. My favorite shopping finds are holiday items that are really cheap because the holiday just passed! They are perfect for the next years to come:)

  2. Oh my gosh, the I've been trying to find Chocolate Zevia near where I live! You're a lucky duck!
    I would love to know if the Burt's Facial Cleanser works for you, I have also been trying to find some new products.

  3. Shopping finds…I love a deal! Going broke saving money! Best buy this week was my turkey and steaks saved 31.00! Wow! Cut off our cable! but I really don't have a good go to place that just has things cheaper. Will be checking out vitacost.com ASAP!

  4. I love it when I find store brands as good as name brands!

  5. omg u know what's funny? i have those 3 exact flavors of liquid stevia in my cupboard…and i use them everyday! dontcha just loveeee them?!?! :)

  6. i think i'm going to make those peanut butter cookie dough nowwwwwwwwwwwww :) how did i miss this post?!

    ♥ lindsey

  7. I love finding new fruits that i have never had at the grocer store. I mainly shop for food when i go shopping.

  8. I love Burt's Bees! I've been a big fan of their Honey Beeswax Lip Balm forever!!!

  9. Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls?! YUMMM! I love burt's too! :D

  10. Holy cow, my favorite product in this post is definately the liquid stevia VANILLA CREME flavour!! *O*

    Americans are genius :p

  11. My favorite finds at the grocery store is any organic fruits & veggies for a good deal! I live in a small town so it's not easy finding the food that I like sometimes.

  12. My favorite finds are new nut butters and dark chocolates!! Also I love when stores have a variety of foods in their bulk bins!

  13. Cookie dough balls….

  14. yum bombs!! :)

    lovey.claud AT mycleaninbox.net

  15. My fav finds are new veggies. I like to try a new one every month, sometimes it means I have to do some hunting for it but it's always worth it!

    lovey.claud AT mycleaninbox.net

  16. My fav recent shopping find is Erewhon raisin bran! It's sooooo delicious with tons of raisins, minimally processed whole wheatberries, and NO added sugars!! Perfectly sweet, chewy, and crunchy…I love it!

  17. Thanks for the Avalon facial cleanser recommendation. I just wrote about green beauty products recently (http://justaudreyblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/are-natural-beauty-products-worth-it.html) and as I said, I'm always on the hunt for those that are good for the planet and actually work, too! Plus I'm almost out of facial cleanser, so I'll def check that out!

  18. My favourite shopping finds are local veggies, devoid of pesticides or rogue chemicals, and nut butters. I live in an area where such items are difficult to come by, so when I do happen to come across them (usually inadvertently), I am definitely pleasantly surprised!!

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  19. My favorite shopping finds are things on sale! Nothing is better than a good sale :)

  20. my fav shopping finds are when almond butter is on sale! :D it just makes my day! but also trying out new types of veggies! i use to always just buy the standard romaines, carrots…and when i started stepping out of my shell i found out there are so many more amazing options!

  21. I like this post – one of my favorite shopping finds recently was Kombucha at Whole Foods. I only wish it hadn't cost $3.39 for a 16oz bottle. It was really good though… I need to find it cheaper somewhere else, or just buy it on special occasions.

    (Is it possible to make your own Kombucha, like you make Kefir?? I'd totally do it!!)

  22. I love finding really healthy products at a real discount. Love it!

  23. averie! i love backbends, they open me up so much :)

    and i made your raw cookie dough balls, except with peanuts! talk aboutt raw peanut butter cookie dough with choc. chips? holyyy nommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :))

    they are amazing. i have to force myself to stop!

    pictures on my blog if you're curious :)

    ♥ lindsey

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