How’s your Saturday going?  I’m just dandy because I’m going to check out yoga at a new studio I found…woo-hooo!!!!!!  And, since I ran my lame & time-consuming errands during the week, I don’t have to do them Saturday so we’re going to head out to a park as a family and hopefully just have a nice hour or so together.  What are you up to?

Hip, hip, hooray for the Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs from yesterday.  I loved the yummy comments.  Seriously, so easy.  I try to make all my recipes easy.  As I’ve regarding mentioned before my thoughts on recipes and to me what entails a good recipe, well time commitment and a short ingredient list are two key things, and the Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs deliver on both fronts. 

Also, thanks to everyone who’s emailed me to tell me you’re making a recipe of mine….wonderful!  And many thanks to new readers for stopping by and showing the comment love…you rock!  And I hope you keep reading and coming back for some more yummy eats & yoga!

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball batter in container with some removed
Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball on shallow plate

So moving along to another recipe that delivers on the Easy but Delish Factor is Raw Vegan “Pasta” Noodles & Raw MarinaraGena inspired me to take my own stab at Raw Vegan “Spaghetti” here

Raw Vegan "Pasta" Noodles & Raw Marinara in white bowl

Yesterday I recreated it but tweaked the sauce a smidge.

Here’s what I did this time:
Spiralize 1 or 2 zukes.  (If you’re curious about what spiralizer I use and the total 411 on it, check out this post, and the corresponding backlinks in it.  Here’s a tip…it’s 29.99 on AmazonGo get one, ’nuff said) 

Spiralized zucchinis in clear container


Then to make Averie’s Raw Marinara Sauce
1 Tomato
1 Deseeded Red Pepper
5 Baby Carrots
2 Tbsp Dried Basil (fresh is great but I didn’t have it)
1 Tsp Dried Oregano
Tiny pinch of salt or more to taste
Twist of Black Pepper
Optional: 1 Medjool date and/or 1 Tsp Agave and/or Stevia to taste (I used the date and 1 Tsp agave because remember your grandmother who added a dash of sugar to make the marinara sauce taste better?  Same premise here.)
Optional: Garlic, onions, mushrooms, 1-2 Tbsp EVOO or another oil such as flax or hemp.  If you use the drizzle-in-while-appliance-is-running method, that’s awesome.  As a VitaLover, I have a hard time with that because I don’t want red sauce spraying everywhere so I add at the beginning if I add it at all.

Combine All the Ingredients.

Ingredients needed to make Raw Marinara Sauce in blender
Overhead of ingredients in blender

Grind, Blend, or Food Process your Ingredients into Red Sauce.

Overhead prices of blending marinara ingredients
Blended Raw Marinara Sauce in blender

Leave it as chunky or as smooth as you like.

Marinara sauce poured into green and blue bowl

I like it fairly chunky.  Too smooth and I feel like I am either eating soup or baby food.  Neither of which I am that fond of.

Up close of marinara sauce showing some chunks

And then top the Zuke Noodles with the Raw Marinara

Zucchini Noodles topped with Raw Marinara Sauce on white plate

Mix it up and voila, dinner is served. 

Zucchini noodles and Marinara Sauce mixed together on plate

The entire raw vegan homemade meal, including appliance cleanup, is a 15-20 minute deal.  Seriously.

Up close of zucchini and marinara mixed together

Optional Add-In’s & Extras:
Mushrooms
Tofu Meatballs/Sausage
Nut/Bean “Burger” Pieces
Real Beef or Turkey Meatballs for that non-vegetarian in your life

I added in nothing extra because just this was dang good.

Marinara and zucchini noodles mixed together on plate up close image

Dessert involved dipping into the Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball Freezer Stash.

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball on white plate

Just what the Raw Doctor ordered.  Because after the Red Marinara Sauce dinner, something Dark-n-Cool on the palate was lovely.

Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball batter in container with some missing

And there was also a Fresh Batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls that I made and enjoyed.

Three Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

For the recipe info, check this post.  One of my best recipes, ever.  And it takes 5 minutes.

Up close of Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball showing chocolate chips sticking out

Yoga Today is Urdhva Muka Paschimottanasana

Woman doing Urdhva Muka Paschimottanasana yoga pose

Tip of the Day: My Chia Seed GiveAway!!!!!  If you’re not already entered, go get your pretty self entered for a 3 Pound Bag of Chia Seeds!!!!!   Contest ends Sunday so hurry!!!!!!!!!!

3lb bag of chia seeds

Kris at i Heart Wellness is always giving away chocolate!

What’s your Go-To Dinner?  Something that you love, that is fast, easy, & delish?  I always love hearing what everyone whips up for dinner.  Although I am high raw, I am not opposed to cooked foods.  Whatever looks and sounds good is what I go with.  What do you make frequently for dinners?

Stay Tuned For A Weekly Highlight Reel Recapping All my Recipes & Eats from this Week…

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