TGIF, woo-hoo!!!! I’m excited for the weekend! No big plans or anything, but just spending time with my two fave peeps, Scott & Skylar, is all I really want to do. The simple things, you know.
And Roasted Sweet Potato Fries & Curly Fries. Judging from all the comments I got, I’m glad to hear you like your veggies as much as I do! Thanks for the props! And also on the home decorating shoutouts, too. Muah!!!!!
But you know me well enough to know I am not going to go on and on about veggies, when there’s dessert to talk about!
You may remember a few weeks back I posted the Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs recipe.
Well, it was sooo popular and I had so many people write in to me to tell me how much they loved them and how easy, fast, and delish the recipe is.
You’re thinking, why mess with a good thing? Well, I couldn’t help myself and decided to make one tweak. I made it dark. Dark Chocolate that is.
Averie’s Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs are here:
1.5 cups shredded coconut
3/4 c maple syrup (or agave to be preserve true raw status if you care)
3/4 c Dark Cocoa Powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark and it’s not technically raw but find what suits your lifestyle & needs online if needed)
Dash Vanilla Extract
Optional: 1/4 c coconut oil (I used it and encourage it!)
Optional: 1/4 c chia seeds (did not use it in today’s blend)
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl & mix together by hand
Remove and put into a freeze-able container. Freeze til solid…
….Remove from freezer…
….and dig in! Here’s a ball.
There could not be a simpler or darker dessert than that.
Or wait, maybe there could be something darker. I whipped up a batch of Dark Chocolate Macaroons.
And sent some off to a Birthday Girl.
And some to a Beautiful Pea.
Dinner you ask? Veggies, rabbit food? I’ve got another massaged kale salad with brock, cauli, cukes, and tomatoes. Dressed with my Homemade (Broccoli) Slaw Dressing. Apparently the Pea Household got in on the action, too.
And there was a salad with cukes, carrots, peppers, and some roasted sweet potato fries. This one I dressed with OJ, agave, and cracked black.
For dessert I dug into double decker dark balls (TWSS). Silly kids, the vegan dark chocolate coconut snowballs that you need to go make, now!
Something pink and pretty showed up in the mail!
And there was a great random act of kindness kind of message enclosed, too!
What is this lovely trinket? Why it’s Shimmer Organics Mandarin & Honey Revitalizing Face Mask
Lisa from Shimmer Organics was kind enough to send this all organic, raw awesome mask! Here’s a little bit about her products from her site: “All ingredients in the Mandarin and Honey Revitalizing Mask are pure, earth friendly, raw, and organic. I have hand selected every ingredient for its healing and restorative properties.”
I can tell you this product smells heavenly and left my face feeling soft & toned. Great stuff! Thanks, Lisa!
Flashback Friday Pictures in honor of Miss Janetha I’ve got a couple I could scrounge up. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have anything older than 4 years or so saved on memory stick. Everything else is on actual 4 x 6’s and I don’t have time to convert things. I’d rather spend my free time in the kitch or with my fam.
But here were some hot air balloons that used to drop down into the private canyon behind our San Diego house so low that I swear, sometimes I thought they would just drop in for dinner. Literally.
And here were two puppies my dog, Britney, had. The breed is papillon and they were only days old here. They were literally the size of hamsters when they were born. Too cute!
Yoga Today is Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose). Great for runners or anyone who just wants to get in for a deep quad stretch. Love this pose for that!
What’s on your agenda this weekend? Anything fun going on? I’d love to hear all about it!
And are you a milk, dark, or white chocolate person? Or none of the above? I know a few of you are not chocolate fans. It amazes me, because I love dark chocolate. Alot! But whatever floats your boat, I say!
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