Highlights of the Week


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So how has the first half of your weekend been?  Mine’s been going great!  As I have been talking about all week, I finally got to teach yoga Saturday morning and it was lovely!  I love the energy and vibe and the natural high that comes from teaching and sharing yoga with others!  I can’t wait to teach again! It is a little nerve wracking to teach in a new town, new studio, new students, but everything went awesomely well.  Om Shanti Om!

Scott’s leaving early Sunday morning for a business trip that I had mentioned and so it’s just me and Skylar for a few days.  However, I’m going to be getting together with my new gal-pal and fellow food blogger, MadelineYay for the internet and blogging help to establish an in-person, real-life connections!

Thanks for the supportive comments from yesterday’s post about why I went high vegan and raw.  

Salad with mixed vegetables in white dish

And I;m glad you appreciated the multiple yoga picturesNamaste, friends!

Woman doing yoga pose 

So to recap this past week’s food & recipe creations, here’s my Highlights of the Week.  But in case you missed last week’s recap, here’s that one, too.

Monday there were the 5-Minute 3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls


Close up of Dark Chocolate Fudge Balls

Tuesday I made Banana Bourbon Vanilla Softserve

Bourbon Vanilla Extract

Strawberry Softserve

Tamper showing Strawberry Softserve consistency

And Pretty Purple & Red Roasted Potaotes

Purple & Red Roasted Potatoes in foil lined pan


Close up of roasted potatoes

Wednesday I put together a Raw Vegan Sugar Snap Pea Salad with (Raw) Vegan Creamy Tahini Dressing

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Vegan Creamy Tahini Dressing

And I made a luscious batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in container with scoop taken out
Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in white dish

Thursday there was Tahini & Seasame-Almond “Cesar” Salad

Tahini & Seasame-Almond "Cesar" Salad

With Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls for Dessert

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
Close up of two Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Friday I made Raw Vegan Apple Crumble for Dessert

Vegan Apple Crumble
Side view of Vegan Apple Crumble in clear container

And also put a batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs into the Freezer for safe-keeping.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in clear container

Saturday I told you all about Why I went Vegan and High Raw.  And chatted it up about Yoga, too.
An Excerpt from the Post:
“So that still brings us to the question of why raw?  
Well, after I eliminated gluten, dairy, & soy, I feel that raw chose me, I did not choose it.  Meaning, for me, it’s just easier and simpler to eat raw foods, less minimally processed foods and in as close to their natural state as possible…”

Today I’ve got a Fresh Kale Salad with Steamed Cauli & Sugar Snap PeasDressed with Homemade Vegan Sweet & Tangy Slaw Dressing

Salad with Homemade Vegan Sweet & Tangy Slaw Dressing
Close up of salad with Homemade Vegan Sweet & Tangy Slaw Dressing

And for Dessert, I took those Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs that I just mentioned out of the freezerChocolate Lovin’ at it’s finest.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in white dish


Close up of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Yoga Today is Sirasana (Headstand)
(I talked in this post about weight distribution with your head vs. arm & shoulder muscles.  Check it out to stay injury-free in your neck!)

Woman doing Sirasana yoga pose

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At the top of the post I talked about making an online/blogging connection with a fellow food blogger (Madeline) and then meeting up in real life.  Tell me if you’ve had any blogger meetups!  How did you discover that you lived in the same city or were going to be near the person you met up with?  I have to say, I had been in Phoenix 2 months til I even put it together that Madeline and I both lived here and now I wonder if there’s anyone else in the area I haven’t met yet.  Anne, Kristen, Bekah if you head north, holler!  Anyone else in the AZ area?  But tell me about your meetups or if you haven’t had one, who would your “dream-date” blogger meetup be with? Why?

Stay Tuned For Raw Vegan Homemade 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups, as in Reese’s PB Cups…


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