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.
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.
Next shoutout goes to Matter of Flax.
I was genuinely blown away by the samples they sent me. A variety of flax crackers.
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 “Alive 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?
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?
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!
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.
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
Slathered up in my homemade Peanut Sauce
Cauli, asparagus, tomatoes, cukes & zukes dressed in the juice of 1/2 orange, agave & cracky blacky
And what’s that sawdust doing on your cauli & zukes? No, that’s Nooch (nutritional yeast). Cheesy flave, vegan-friendly, chock full ‘o nutritients.
For dessert, I slurped some cinnamon-agave-apple juice ate Raw Vegan Apple Crumble
And of course, went to town on the Raw Vegan Chocolate Donut Holes
VeganMofo in the house today.
Yoga today is Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)
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 7. If 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….