How are you doing today?  I’ve been a busy girl!  Today I went to an awesome yoga class!  I did the full primary series with about 15 other yogis and yoginis and it was great to have that group energy and positive, warm, lovely vibe going!  In yoga we call this sense of community Sangha.  As you may recall, I am in the midst of  completing the highest level of yoga certification, the 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher credential and I am almost finished (I’ve had my 200 hour RYT since 2002).   It was just great to be with other yogis today.  I needed that!  What have you been up to?

It’s time to Recap all the Food, Recipes, and Major Events of the Week in my Highlights & Recap Post.  And if you missed last week’s Recap, Check out This Post!

Let’s Get Going on This Week’s Recap:
Sunday I made Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Balls

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Balls 
Close up of Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Cherry Balls

Monday I Got Hit With a Rock. Crack Happens.

Windshield with crack in it

And went on a Major Grocery Run
Scored lots of Veggies and lots of Snack Bars

Bunch of Kale
Red Peppers and Tomatoes

 

Various Produce on countertop
Various Luna and Clif Bars
Luna Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar

Posted Blogger MeetUp Pictures

Three woman standing next to one another smiling
Mixed green salad with VegetablesLidded Jar of Vegan Slaw Dressing

And I discussed Karma and You Shared Your Thoughts on Karma

Tuesday I posted all my Ball Recipes

High Raw Vegan Peanut (Sunflower Seed) Butter Vanilla Balls

From High Raw Vegan Peanut (Sunflower Seed) Butter Vanilla Balls

Close up of High Raw Vegan Peanut (Sunflower Seed) Butter Vanilla Balls

to High Raw Almond Butter Cookie Balls

High Raw Almond Butter Cookie Balls

to Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

to Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes

Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes

And tons more Balls & Holes.
Cookie Balls & Holes, that is!

Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
 High Raw Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookie BallsRaw Vegan Donut Holes
 High Raw Vegan Gingerbread Cookie Dough Balls

Wednesday I Posted my 2 Pounds of Chia Seeds Give Away

2 pound bag of Chia Seeds
The Contest doesn’t end til Sunday (tomorrow) so Get Entered Now!

Thursday I made a Fruity Vanilla Chia Seed Smoothie in honor of my Chia Give Away

Fruity Vanilla Chia Seed Smoothie in blenderOverhead of Fruity Vanilla Chia Seed Smoothie in glass

Made Quesadillas for Scott

Quesadilla with side salad
Close up of Quesadilla wedges

And Big Raw Salads for Me
First this one:

Green salad with mixed vegetables
Green salad with mixed vegetables topped with Vegan Holiday-Spice Orange Vinaigrette

And Then Another:

Salad with mixed vegetables topped with Vegan Slaw Dressing
Close up of Salad with mixed vegetables topped with Vegan Slaw Dressing

Dressed with Homemade Vegan Slaw DressingSweet, tangy, perfect.

Lidded Jar of Vegan Slaw Dressing

And we talked about Where You Live and If You’re Happy with Where you Live.

Thursday I talked about Getting Calm Naturally
With Supplements like Magnesium

Calm Magnesium Supplement

Rescue Remedy

Rescue Remedy
Close up of Rescue Remedy Bottle

Vitamins

Hand holding on Vitamin

And talked about why Probiotics are so Important

PB 8 Probiotic bottle

And Reminded you about my Homemade Vegan Coconut Milk Kefir:  

Homemade Vegan Coconut Milk Kefir

 

3 ingredients & no work!  Just let it sit on your countertop for a day!
And for non-dairy starters or water grains, if this is critical for you, check out this post
Ingredients needed to make Homemade Vegan Coconut Milk Kefir

And Skylar busted out some Downward Dogs

Young girl practicing Downward Dog yoga pose 

 And danced to Lady Gaga

Young girl dancing to Lady Gaga
Happy Day, Happy Little Girl!  Which makes for a very happy mommy!
Close up of young girls face smiling

Friday I posted all the Chocolate Recipes I have ever Blogged About!!!!!
Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies
Raw Vegan Chocolate BrowniesRaw Vegan Chocolate Brownies close up
Vegan Creme de Menthe Bars

Vegan Creme de Menthe BarsClose up of one Vegan Creme de Menthe Bar on plate


 Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Close up of one Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough BallRaw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls in white plate

High Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

High Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Close up of Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Maple-Nut Chocolate Oaties

One Vegan Maple-Nut Chocolate Oaties
Overhead of Vegan Maple-Nut Chocolate Oaties in container
Vegan Maple-Nut Chocolate Oaties on plastic wrap

And Tons More!

High Raw Vegan Chocolate MacaroonsDark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

 

High Raw Vegan Chocolate-Coconut-Chia-Oat DessertHigh Raw Vegan Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Saturday I got the mail and found this package waiting for me:

 
Blue Zevia Cooler Bag

I won CinciMom’s Zevia Give Away and scored this little insulated lunchbag and a 6 pack of Zevia.  Thanks CinciMom & Zevia!

Opened cooler bag with Zevia Drinks insideVarious flavors of Zevia Drinks

Yoga Today is Scorpion Pose (Vrschikasana)

Woman doing Scorpion yoga pose

Tip of the Day:   
***Last Chance, Winner Announced Sunday, Get in on the Cha-Cha-Cha-Chia!!!!

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 (tomorrow)!!! 

Next Tip: Salad Dressing Recipes Galore I have never seen such an extensive list for homemade salad dressings.  Check it out!

What’s your favorite Salad Dressing?  Mine is, hands down, the Homemade Vegan Slaw DressingSweet, tangy, perfect for me because we all know I love my sweeter things!

Lidded jar of Vegan Slaw Dressing

Close second would then be the Vegan Holiday-Spice Orange Vinaigrette

 Salad with Vegan Holiday-Spice Orange Vinaigrette

And for a more savory and tart dressing, my Creamy Tahini “Cesar”-Inspired Dressing is a great one, too!

Salad with Creamy Tahini "Cesar"-Inspired Dressing

What’s your Favorite Salad Dressing?  Storebought suggestions welcome!  The reasons I make my own is that most dressing contain either a lot of dairy/gluten-based ingredients which I avoid, or contain lots of added sodium, random HFCS, or just taste meh, and the organic ones are expensive!  Sorry, but $6 bucks for a tiny little bottle of Annie’s doesn’t work for me.  So that’s another reason in addition to controlling the ingredients why I make my own: being frugal!
(And a quick shoutout to thank Chrysta, Cindy, Maureen, and so many others who have written me to tell me you’ve made my salad dressings!)

Next question: I am in the planning & development stages of a Yoga and Raw/Vegan Foods Retreat this Summer!!!!!!!!  It will be in San Diego.  Most likely in mid-August.  What is the interest level among my blog readers in attending??  The name of the game for the week will be FUN TIMES on the BEACH!!!  Whether you are new to yoga or to the raw-ish and veggie-oriented lifestyle, that is totally fine!  Don’t let your level of where you are on your journey with yoga or food choices be the deciding factor in attending! 

I already have beachfront accommodations secured, but is this something that would even remotely be on your radar screen?  And what would cause you to decide to attend or not?  Tell me now, please!

Stay Tuned For The Chia Seed Give Away Winner and a really easy, snack-on-the-go delish recipe…
p.s. Check Out Katie’s Give Away!

 

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