Happy Saturday Bloggie Friends! How has your weekend been going? Mine has been off to a great start. I went to yoga this morning as part of my teacher training program. I’ve been a teacher since 2001 but am currently pursing the highest level of yoga certification. I’ve mentioned this info before, but what’s exciting now is that my graduation is next weekend!! Meaning, I will have my 500 Hours and can register with Yoga Alliance at the highest level! If anyone missed my mega Yoga FAQ Post this week and you’re curious what this means or what you should be looking for in a teacher, I covered it there.
I also previously mentioned that over the weekend I am doing a 2 Hour Live Cooking Demonstration and Q & A Session with Yoga Students and other teachers whom are in Teacher Training program, too. As soon as I hit publish, I am off to give my Raw Foods Cooking Class and Presentation! Thanks again everyone for telling me if you were attending, what topics you’d like to hear about, that helped to focus and center me soo much!
It’s my tradition based on everyone’s positive response about these recap posts to recap the previous week’s highlights from foods to events, so without further ado, here we go. If you missed Last Week’s Recap, Check that Out Here.
This past week on Sunday I Made Vegan Fudge
Sprinkles Optional but Oh So Good!
And Reminded you that If you Need Chocolate like I Need Chocolate, my Chocolate Recipes Post is a Good One to Bookmark!
Chocolate Desserts like Vegan No Bake Creme de Menthe Bars
And Raw Vegan Brownies
And for some Greenery I Enjoyed
Salads with my Holiday Orange Spice Vinaigrette
My Holiday Orange Spice Vinaigrette Recipe is sweet and light.
And Mixed Greens with Brock, Cukes, Brussels, Carrots, & Tomatoes
Dressed with a With a Fresh Batch of Vegan Slaw Dressing
And I had 3 Ingredient Vegan No-Bake Flax Seed Cookies for Dessert
Monday I Started A Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Give Away
Tuesday I Had a Blogger Meetup
Picked up the Pottery Skylar and I Painted for Skylar’s 3rd Birthday
Such a fun painting day!
This was the Before
And the After
And gave you Fast & Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts-Part 1
1.Vegan Fudge of course
It’s rich, decadent, fudgy, wonderful. Good vegan stuff. And it’s soy/nut/gluten free which is a bonus in my book.
2. Raw Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Including a Recipe for Homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate Sauce
And a Recipe for Homemade Vegan White Chocolate
And a Cesar-Inspired Salad. Mixed greens, carrots, cucumbers, fresh & sun-dried tomatoes.
And dressed it with my homemade Creamy Tahini Raw Vegan Dressing
And Went on a Trip Down Memory Lane: Our Christmas Holiday Trip to Aruba
For Newer Readers who Missed My Trip, Enjoy Pictures Here or Here or Here.
Wednesday I Began My “Installing-a-New-Commenting-System” Escapades
Take 2 Was This
I used the opportunity to remind you about My Yoga and Raw Vegan Foods Retreat!
On the Beach in San Diego
Be there and get your Om Shanti Shanti on while eating your weight in veggies.
Take 3 for the Commenting System Install was This
And I was and am totally grateful for your patience!
Then I revealed Fast & Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts-Part 2
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookies
and Dark Chocolate Carmel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Non-Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Reese’s Cup Centers
And Non-Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dove Dark Chocolate Caramel Centers
And then there were Vegan Options too!
Whip up some high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
And then make some Raw Vegan Chocolate for the Centers using the my Recipe for making homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate
Or make up a batch of homemade Recipe for Homemade White Vegan Chocolate Sauce
Or just stick with high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. I always love balls! TWSS!
And Showed You Some Mailbox Finds:
Coconut Cream Concentrate
And talked about how this product saves on wasting or opening cans of coconut milk when you only need a small amount, like in Vegan Fudge
Katie Also Sent Skylar an Adorable Apron for her Birthday
If you guys want to see what Katie sells, check out her Etsy Shop.
Dinner was a Green Medley: Mixed Greens, Asparagus, Brussels’s, Cukes, Tomatoes, Sugar Snap Peas
And dressed it with homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing
Thursday I showed you some of my Favorite Kitchen Items and Lots of Recipe Links!!!
Coffee Pot with New Mug!
with Vegan Carmel Machiatto Recipe
The drink makes me happy and warm inside. In addition to the fact that I don’t have to rely on Starbucks’ overpriced drinks also makes me happy inside!
With Two Recipe Options for Kale Chips
I’ve Got 2 Kale Chip Coating Recipes: One for a Moderate Bunch of Kale
and This One for a Really Big Batch of Kale Chips
And I gave you my thoughts about Why you Don’t Really Need a Dehydrator
Microwave. Do you use one? Do you think it’s harmful, or not? Or you don’t care and use it anyway? Thanks for telling me your thoughts!
My Vita-Mix is Probably My Favorite Kitchen Thing
I make Everything from Vegan Gluten-Free Pancakes in it
to homemade Peanut Sauce
Here’s a Recipe for Raw Spiralized Zucchini Noodles Tossed with Veggies and Homemade Peanut Sauce
to Raw Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes
All the equipment in the world, however, can’t compare with good knives.
and I talked about why good knives are instrumental
But My Favorite Kitchen Thing Person is this Peanut: Skylar!
Dinner Was Mixed Greens, Asparagus, Brussels, Tomatoes, Carrots, and Cukes
With a Batch of Vegan Slaw Dressing
Friday I revealed the Winner of the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Give Away
If you Missed the Winner Announcement, Click Here
And Decorated Cookies With Skylar
And Gave You a New Recipe for Soy-Free Peanut Sauce
And Showed you The Recipe I Plan to Make for my Raw Foods Cooking Class & Demo on Saturday
I received an Award and Mentioned Some Things that Bring Me Sunshine
I also Received my Bloggie Secret Valentine’s Day Gift!
Some Cute New Dessert-Making Gadgets
And I asked You if You Like to Read and If You Think Printed Books & Magazines will be replaced with Online-Only Reading? Thanks for chiming in and letting me know what you think the future holds!
Today I’ve got a Quick & Easy Recipe for you.
I was looking through my nut butter stash, and realized I had some odd-n-ends to use up.
Enter this Recipe!
Peanut Butter SoftServe:
1 Frozen Banana (freeze it in 1-2 inch chunks)
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter (or whatever nut butter you like)
Optional: 1 Tsp Agave (or honey, maple syrup, yacon syrup)
Optional: 1 Tsp Vanilla or Hazelnut Extract
Blend & Devour! (feel free to double, triple, quad the recipe!)
And if you like Rum, Bananas, Bourbon, or Vanilla, check out my rendition of
Raw Vegan Banana Bourbon Vanilla Softserve
Yoga Today is My Presentation! I’ve Gotta Boogie, Bloggies!
In the Meantime:
“Don’t seek for love. Seek to find and remove the barriers you’ve built against love.” -Rumi
Have Your Tried Making Softserve? What are your favorite things to put in it if you’ve tried it? Or do you just stick with frozen bananas?
Did You Watch the Olympics? What’s your favorite Sport?
If you had to choose, would you rather be an amazing athlete who is famous and makes tons of money from endorsements and never has to work again in your life, but you hit your prime by your late 20’s and you don’t necessarily “help others”…
Or, would you rather be wickedly smart and not necessarily make much money, but your brainpower and your intelligence lasts a lifetime, and actually intensifies as you age, and you help others with your knowledge and information throughout your lifetime?
I pick the second option. But I have to say, being a professional athlete and being financially set for life does sound kinda nice! But life isn’t about the money always, now is it! What do you think?
Stay Tuned For Alcoholic Balls (TWSS!) and They Are Amazing…….
I am in love with your blog! I strive to become a cleaner eater and your posts inspire me to do so! When I make my softserve, I usually blend all the non-cold ingredients into the Vitamix first, and then add the ice. I find that this gives it a much smoother texture. I try to embrace the banana and made banana-chocolate-walnut softserve, a healthy rendition of Ben n Jerry’s Chunky Monkey!
Thanks for stopping by and glad you’re enjoying my blog.
I never add ice to my softserve. Just waters it down for me. I always use frozen banana chunks or frozen fruit, and just add cocoa powder, sweetener, splash of nut milk, vanilla extract, etc…never use ice though. Some people do but I don’t get good results when I do. Watery and soupy!