Huge Product Review Post & Yummy Eats


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How are you doing on this Humpy kinda day?  Things are ok around here.  I am flying solo with the little one while hubs is off earning his keep our keep, and traveling on the road for biz, so I am fending for myself and holding down the fort.  

I am so glad the Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes were suchhhhh a hit!  Three cheers for that!  Seriously, don’t be afraid to get a little naughty and roll them in powdered sugar or cocoa powder if you’re a true chocolate fiend.   But of course I don’t think you can ever have too much chocolate!  Duh.

Overhead of Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes on white plate


Close up of one Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Hole

And it’s been great hearing in the comments from the last post who’s a vanilla chica and who’s a chocolate worshiper and who’s half-n-half.  Interesting!

I wanted to take the time today to do some Product Reviews and give lots of shoutouts today….

First, thanks to the Pom Wonderful people.  They sent me some of their POMx Iced Coffee drinks.  They must have known how much I love my coffee because these were a great surprise!  Even though I love chocolate, my favorite sips were from the Vanilla flavor.  After a few token sips, Scott was the lucky recipient of helping me polish off my loot.

POM Iced Coffee Drinks

Next shoutout goes to Matter of Flax. 

Matter of Flax Fruity Krisps

I was genuinely blown away by the samples they sent me.  A variety of flax crackers.

A variety of flax seed crackers on countertop

Dried Hummus

Matter of Flax Dehydrated Hummus container

Tomato Chips

Two bags of tomato chips

Here’s a little bit about the company.  From their site:
Matter of Flax, LLC produces flavorful, USDA certified organic, raw food snacks that are β€œAlive with Wellness.” By using a special dehydration process that keeps temperatures at less than 110 degrees, the products retain all of the nutritional and enzymatic values found in sprouted raw food. All products are wheat-free and gluten-free with no artificial coloring or preservatives.

For me, the important and awesome things are Organic, Raw, Vegan, And Gluten-Free.  Can anyone say home run?

Matter of Flax information on back of container

I love the tomato chips and the flax crisps!  For any Mary’s Crackers lovers, these will knock your socks off!  Crunchy, savory, yummy, and raw.   And the fruity krisps….so good alone and extra good with nut butter on top!

I also love that this business started in a kitchen and out of brown paper bags.  Maybe Averie’s Raw Vegan Bakery is not too far off?

Matter of flax company statement

Next shoutout goes to Navitas Naturals for these awesome raw un-baking products!!!!!!
Yacon syrup, lucama powder, and coconut oil!

Yacon syrup, lucama powder, and coconut oil on countertop

I adore Navitas Naturals products because they are raw, organic, and are socially-conscious products!

For those of you not familiar with yacon, you could use this in place of maple syrup or agave.  And with lucama, you could use this in place of where you’d use other sweeteners or even cane sugar.  And coconut oil...well the possibilities are limitless as we all know.  Thanks Navitas Naturals!

Close up of Yacon syrup, lucama powder, and coconut oil on countertop

Next shoutout goes to Vega.  They sent me some of their brand new Vega Sport Performance Optimizer and a cute go-cup!  I really enjoyed the samples I’ve drank so far.  I admit I used to love Gatorade Lemon-Lime but haven’t had it in years cuz it’s really not the healthiest choice, but Vega’s new beverage is a great vegan alternative to getting your electrolytes in and I really enjoyed the lemony flavor.

Multiple Vega Sport Performance Optimizers
Supplement Facts on back of Vega Sport Performance Optimizers

And speaking of this good stuff, Gina has got a GiveAway Going onGo get entered to win some!

 Whew….that was alot!  I hope that info helps you decide on buying and trying new products.  If you have questions, just ask me, alrighty?

Onto some foods I’ve been makin-n-munchin….Huge salad of greens, cukes & zukes, tomatoes, carrots

Mixed green salad with vegetables on white plate

Slathered up in my homemade Peanut Sauce

Salad topped with Homemade Peanut Sauce

Cauli, asparagus, tomatoes, cukes & zukes dressed in the juice of 1/2 orange, agave & cracky blacky

Close up of salad with vegetables

And what’s that sawdust doing on your cauli & zukes?  No, that’s Nooch (nutritional yeast).  Cheesy flave, vegan-friendly, chock full ‘o nutritients.

Vegetables with nutritional yeast

For dessert, I slurped some cinnamon-agave-apple juice ate Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

Close up of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in clear container

 And of course, went to town on the Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes

Close up of Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes

VeganMofo in the house today.
VeganMofo III logo

Yoga today is Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)

Woman doing Natarajasana yoga pose

Tip of the Day: All these awesome products that I’ve just hollered about!  
Plus a GiveAway from Eat Clean Live Green! 
And Missy Maintains has a GiveAway

Random housekeeping note….a few of you have written me to tell me that in the last 3-4 days you have had a hard time accessing my site and get a weird error message when you try to click through to comment to the effect of “Operation Aborted.”  Well, I figured out that all of you with this problem were using Internet Explorer 7If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 8, glitch goes away.  Here’s a Microsoft Link to hook you up cuz I don’t want anyone missing one second of the raw vegan eats around here!  Or you could just scrap IE entirely and switch to Firefox, Safari, Opera, or another browser, too.

So I know this question has been asked before, and I know you read alot of food & health blogs, so what are some products or foods you’ve seen on blogs that you’ve incorporated into your life?  And now you love something that recently you didn’t even know existed?  Nooch and raw vegan protein powders & bars are a few of mine.  Can’t wait to hear your responses! 

Stay tuned for chocolate action tomorrow….

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  1. ahahah I love the fact that you had to do it again using the vitamix. It took me a long time to choose vitamix vs blendec.. this is a good example how the vitamix is MUCH better ;)

  2. That banana bread sounds/looks REALLY good! I can't pick just one baked good, but I love a good chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, anything with a chocolate/PB combo, anything moist and rich!