Look What the Mailman Dragged In


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Just a quickie to say thanks to all of you who chimed in on how you’d handle negative, or let’s just say less than chipper-n-positive, comments on your bloggie which was my parting thought at the end of this post.

So I’ve been runnin’ around like a madwoman today, but I was really happy when I realized the Ani Cookbook I ordered 10 days ago finally showed up.  I am still waiting on Sarma’s latest bookWhat is up with some of these Amazon shipping fulfillment bookstores takin’ nearly 2 weeks to send a book from CA to AZ?  Don’t they know I need my book?  Now.

Ani's Raw Food Kitchen cookbook

For those of you who have this book, do you have a fave recipe, or fourteen, that you love?  I am gonna rock out some desserts first.  Probably tomorrow.  I know you will love me for that cuz I will post up the yumm pics.

I think it rocks that Ani has not only her nose pierced, but also a Monroe.  I think I love her even more.  In case you haven’t noticed, I do kinda love the life on the edgier side.  Friends with piercings would get to eat dessert first in my casa.  Kidding! 

But, I used to have my nose pierced in high school and college.  And about 10 other things have been pierced, too.  I still have a few choice holes, but once upon a time I used to be holier than a piece of Swiss Cheese.  Any guesses?  But tell me your piercing or tattoo stories too, por favor!

Close up of woman's face on cookbook

Oh and for the chicas like Deb, Ellie, Shannon Marie and everyone else who guessed on the secret ingredients in the blondie macks…

Vegan Blondie Macaroon on dehydrator tray

I haven’t forgotten about ya, but I decided to keep it a trade secret.  I may just take Janetha up on her suggestion, and everyone else who keeps urging me to do this, but I may write a cookbook.  Miss Janetha, to answer your question, I do literally just create all my recipes outta my head. And since you all seem so happy with my recipes, I may just surprise you, and myself, and write a book.


I also recently ordered some PB2.  I figured I’d just order in bulk in case I liked it and that way I wouldn’t have to pay for shipping again.  I got 3 original PB2’s and 1 chocolate.  

Three containers of Peanut Butter Powder one being Chocolate

I find it interesting that the Chocolate (shown on the right) is ever so slightly less caloric than the regular.  How could that be?  Who cares when the math works that way!  That never happens.

Nutritional Facts on back of Peanut Butter Powder Containers

I also got a Synergy Coupon.  I confess, I’ve never had this stuff.  I know there are peeps who are die hards for these drinkeys so if you’re one of ’em and you have a fave flave you wanna clue me into, holla so I can put my coupon to the best use!

GT's Synergy Kombucha coupon

And I have been in serious love with pineapple lately.  Cut up a’nuther pina today.  So sweet.  Very not local, not seasonal, and could not find an organic one.  Oh well.  I’ve been groovin’ on ’em anyway.

Container full of diced pineapple

Do you have any foods you love, and you don’t care if it’s not local, seasonal, organic, or even healthy?  You’re goin’ for it no matter whaaaat.  Clue me in on what they are.  I love hearin’ other people’s fave go-to eats.

See ya in the a.m. with yoga, love, and maybe a surprise….

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  1. Those roasted veggies look super yummy! Sweet potatoes are looking better and better each day : )

    I have made the Raw cheesecake with macadamias and cashews and it is far smoother with cashews. Yum!

  2. So when you gonna post the rest of the ingredients and measurements for that cheesecake, hmmmm? My computer screen has lick marks all over it!

  3. yeah, that cheesecake is da bomb! you are on quite the roll :) and thanks for the reminder that i had some powdered acai in my cupboard!

  4. Coconut oil for roasting veg? GENUIS! My tub of coconut oil is at my mom's and I am staying there Saturday night…my first "Averie recipe"! Wooo!

    It's never gotten warm here… I LOVE summer and usually spend it in NY where temps average around 80-90 degrees which I LOVE. I don't think it's gotten about 60 in Scotland :( I have worn my winter coat all year!

  5. mmm that cheese cake looks delish! Very pretty <3 I can't believe it is 90 degrees there!

    It's 2 degreesC where I live LOL. brr.

  6. I am in LOVE with coconut oil. Isn't the fragrance just delish. I have to make that cheesecake NOW! No kidding!!!! :)

  7. That cheesecake looks so good! And I'll definitely have to try those fries some time soon.

    Here in Oz, it's starting to warm up a bit (after an Antarctic Winter.) It's nice not to have my hands frozen in place every time I go for a run. I remember one time, I was late for school, as my hands were so numb that I couldn't do my hair!

    I've just posted a rather confused entry about blogging in general, and would really appreciate it if you (or any other bloggers) could give it a visit!

  8. I can't wait to make raw vegan cheesecake! You really are a genius!

    Mmmmm baked veggies, delicious!

    Well, it is still in the 100s here in Saudi Arabia, so I'm still dreaming of cooler weather. Although, the humidity has finally let up which is nice. And once the breezy, cool weather DOES get here my favorite thing to do is spend as much time outside running around with my horse and dogs.

  9. I'm pretty sure I'm jealous of your weather right now. You say "oh it's already down to 90" and I say "it's been 50-60 for the past week!!!" Oh how I wish I was still in AZ.

    I love Acai! So delish!

  10. I loooove running outside in Michigan when it's cool in the Fall (like the 60's). When it's "cool" in Arizona (i.e. in the 80's), I enjoy walking to class without dripping sweat everywhere ;)

    Those sweet potatoes look really yummy!

  11. Miss Averie, I go away for ONE DAY and I come back to a delicious dessert fest! I'm glad you use cashews… macadamia nuts are NOT my friend.

    Can't wait for that cookie dough… she says while eating dessert. One track mind!

  12. Cool weather? I get cold sooooooo easily that I need to make a hot water bottle that I cuddle and then I love to read trashy magazines! :-)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE sweet potato fries. I almost can't NOT order them if they offer them in a restaurant and yours looked really tasty!

  13. It's just coming into spring here in Melbourne so I am well over winter and have nothing good to say about cosy doonas, hot chocolate, waking up to warm oats, snow boarding, drinking mulled red wine… oh hold on ;)

    I SO want that cheesecake recipe, you are such a tease! Maybe I'll just have to buy Ani's book?

  14. I haven't seen the Acai powder before. Sounds interesting.

    I guess for me I really love fall foods (its harvest season afterall)!

  15. this is me being an incredibly ignorant and naiive foodie — but I have to ask.. what exactly is the purpose of a dehydrator? enlighten me, oh wise one!

  16. That cheese cake looks dreeamy!

    You know, I've never tried Acai! I've heard it's a wonderful super food, but I've never tried it!

    Those "fries" look great. What a good idea to cover them with tinfoil!

  17. I'm still trying to get over how good those pancake cookies look but roasted veggies are my favorite! I have been loving roasted squash lately!

  18. Yummers! I'm thinking I can try the cheesecakes in individual ramekins!

    Yeah for Acai! I'll have to get my hands on some of that powder. It's definitely hitting my tart spot that seems to have overtaken my sweet spot these days. I use the Acai Vitamin C packets in my shakes (I don't dare look at the ingredients).

  19. If you're ever in Tucson, we have one of the best smoothiejoints, well, ever. and i'm sure you can pretty much make anything vegan.

    they have the real acai, and they make the best smoothie bowls ever with it. YUM. eventually, i will dedicate a post to it.

    and your cheesecake looks divine.

  20. Those roasted veggies look divine! I've been dying to try coconut oil in my cooking (I LOVE anything and everything coconut!) I bet it gave the veggies a wonderful flavor!

  21. Girl, that cheesecake looks SO good! Wow.

    It's been in the 40's here (at night/early morning)–seriously. LOL

    Time for sweaters, thick socks, and throws! ;-)

  22. I've never seen any recipe that says to cover roasted veggies for the first 20 mins and then uncovered the last. I find that so interesting! Since I know very little about cooking/roasting anything I'm curious to know what your reason is? Would this work for butternut squash?

    When the weather starts cooling down I try getting outside as often as I possibly can! Yesterday I went for a run/walk on one of the tough trails. It felt SO good!

  23. last weekend it was 106…and last night it was 70 ish. brrr indeed.

    and woo hoo.

    ME, what do I do now that it's cooler???

    knit…yarn things…crafts. and bake your awesome foods.

    I am still keeping my fingers crossed about the cashews…

    SO did you like the fries with the coconut oil? I know you aren't a HUGE fan.

    just curious.

    YEAAAAH day's half over!

  24. OMG how funny…. when I got in the car after work yesterday my temp thing in the car said 91. I was like, wow… chilly today! Ha! Only in AZ right?!?!?! I am loving that raw cheese cake!!! It looks so rich!!! YUMO! And roasted veggies…. THE BEST! I don't wait until it gets cold. I can eat them any time. And they are also great as leftovers cold!
    To answer your questions about my dehydrated chips: I "baked?" them at 105 for 6 hours. Only the thin ones came out. I tried one tray of thick cut and even after 8 hours they were soggy. The trash can seemed to enjoy them though! Let me know how the baby carrots turn out in the Excal! I'm going to try crackers next!