Hump Day, woot!  This week’s going fast, just the way I like them!  What have you been up to?  I’ve been super busy.  I’ve been teaching lots of yoga, dealing with windshield cracks and I appreciate everyone’s tips and stories about not only fixing windshields, but also your thoughts on karma and whether it exists or not.

And you know I’ve been a Big Baller

High Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls
Raw Vegan Almond Butter Cookie Balls

Yesterday’s post was something I have been wanting to do for quite some time: Assemble all my Balls and Holes Recipes in One Post!   

 High Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Balls

And it’s done and lots of you have thanked me for organizing everything so know you can find a raw holes Raw Vegan Donut Holes like the Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes

Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes

or the high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

or the high Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Vanilla Balls much more easily. 

Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Vanilla Balls

Today I ran around and got my new Crackberry Blackberry fired up and the data transferred at the Verizon store like I mentioned over the weekend I would be doingThank you so much for your tips, advice, and stories regarding iPhones, Blackberries, the Droid Phones, you name it, thank you!  As much as I want the iPhone, I have heard from a few locals here that they drop alot of calls so I am still on the fence because I have no issues with Verizon’s service, just the phone isn’t quite as cool as I wish.  So, still not sure what my plans are with that.  Anyone else want to chime in on phones?  Feel free, I’d love to hear your input!

Let’s Recap some of the Food Around Here…

In honor of the Chia Seed Give Away that I have going on, I thought I’d make a
Fruity Vanilla Chia Seed Smoothie:
1 banana
1 orange

1 apple
2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 packet Stevia

1+ Tsp Vanilla Extract

Ingredients for Fruity Vanilla Chia Seed Smoothie in blender
Overhead of ingredients in blender


Ingredients being blended
Overhead of blended ingredients
And enjoy! 

The good fats in the chia seeds and all the fiber in the fruit made this a filling, and tasty on-the-go breakfast!

Fruity Vanilla Chia Seed Smoothie in cup

For dinner last night, I made Scott a salad and paired it with my quick-and-easy (not vegan) quesadillas:
Take a handful of red peppers, a few precooked chicken strips, a handful of cheese, put it all inside two high fiber, whole wheat tortilla shells.  Melt for 1 minute in the micro and dinner’s ready!

Quesadillas with a side salad
Close up of Quesadillas

For me, I skipped the quesadilla action, but if you missed my Vegan Cheezy Spread post and Cheezy Vegan Quesadillas, check this one out.

I just devoured a huge salad: raw kale, mixed greens, cauli, brock, tomatoes, red peppers, cukes, carrots

Green salad with mixed vegetables

And dressed it with Vegan Holiday-Spice Orange Vinaigrette

Green salad topped with Vegan Holiday-Spice Orange Vinaigrette

And being that not a day goes by without this raw feast
Here is my daily kale, cukes, brock, cauli, and tomato raw salad.

Mixed greens and vegetable salad
Close up of Mixed Green salad

With of course Homemade Vegan Slaw DressingSweet, tangy, perfect.

Lidded jar of Homemade Slaw Dressing
Salad with Slaw Dressing

For a snack I had a little chocolateA Chocolate Brownie Pure Bar.

Chocolate Brownie Pure Bar

But that really was not enough chocolate for me.  So I broke into my stash of Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Balls.

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Balls

Ahhh.  Chocolate and cherries, you seduce me.  And I kinda like it.

Close up of Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Balls

Yoga Today is Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana III) 

Woman doing Warrior 3 yoga pose

Find your gazing point, your drishti, and do not look around once you focus your gazeTake slow and steady breaths, find your balance, your center, your calm; draw your attention inwards, and lift that back leg up and extend your arms.  Voila, you’re there!

Tip of the Day:  My 2 Pounds of Chia Seeds Give Away!!!! 

Two pound bag of Chia Seeds

Go Enter for a Chance to Win!!!   Tons of Ways to Enter and the Winner will be Announced Sunday!!! 

If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?  I have lived all over the country (MN, IL, NC, SC, CA, and now AZ) and my fave place was CaliforniaThe vibe, the weather, the people, the yoga there, just everything was “me”.  Do you think the place you’re living suits you?  Will you try to move?  How important is it to you to live near your family?  Your friends?  If you’re in a relationship, would you move for the other person if they had to take a job somewhere else, or just didn’t like the place you’re currently living?  Would you uproot yourself for that person?  Just curious about where you live, and why?!  So many people complain this time of year that they “hate the weather” where they’re living…but I wonder, would you just pick up and move?  I have from the midwest to a beach town in NC, and it was great!  Didn’t know a soul, didn’t care, either!  How ’bout you?

Stay Tuned For Chocolate…


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