Redecorating & Raw Vegan Apple Crumble


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So how did Friday finish up for you?  Are we all excited for the weekend?  I know I am because I’m teaching a yoga class Saturday morning like I had mentioned before, and I am soooo excited!  Wish me luck that I don’t goof up the heating system or the surround sound.  I’m cool with the yoga, it’s the random things of a new studio that can take a class or two to get used to.

I’m glad you enjoyed the Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.  They are one of my fave desserts because they are sooo easy and satisfying!

Up close of two Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

And the apple crumble recipe that I’m going to give you is the same: so easy, so satisfying!  But first…

Remember a couple weeks ago when I posted some of the pics of my new bedroom furniture but the nightstand I wanted was on back order?

Black dresser
Black desk with cream colored chair

Well the nightstand showed up and I got it in!  You’re thinking, well obviously you got it in, you’ve got a picture of it.  Well, there were a few moments in my driveway as the 92F heat and midday sun were blazing down on me, and Skylar was about to run into the street, and it was pandemonium as I was wrestling the proverbial alligator to get the nightstand out of my backseat.  

Black side table

I have no idea how the guy at West Elm got it into the car, but I couldn’t get it out.  I sweet-talked a random neighbor to come help me get it out.  Nothing like meeting your neighbors by saying “Hi, I have a piece of furniture stuck in my backseat and could you get it out for me?  You’ll want to curse at it and sweat buckets, but pretty please, can you help me in the name of home redecorating?”

And he did.  And there’s my capiz shell lamp on top of the Alligator I Wrestled New Dresser.

Black side table with lit up lamp

And they got in the 2nd Euro Pillow I was waiting for so now I have two.  Pillows were on back order too.  Who knew? Guess everyone wanted some Fluff in their life.  And yes, the fluffy factor is running high on my bed and I love it.

Pillows on bed with white fluffy pillow in front
Side view of bed with pillow, black side table and lamp

So moving onto a quick product review.   I received some MimicCream.  A sweetened non-dairy & non-soy cream substitute.

MimicCream sweetened cream substitute

Lactose, Cholesterol, and Gluten-Free

MimicCream showing it is lactose, Cholesterol, and Gluten-Free

What actually is it then?  Well, you can see from the Nutritional Profile it’s a Creamy & Sweetened Nut Milk

Nutritional facts on MimicCream box
Bottom of box of MimicCream

It’s not as sweet as the So Delicious Vanilla Creamer I purchased, and there’s no vanilla flavor to it.  But if you’re dairy-free, soy-free or vegan and looking for something thicker than almond milk, without the coconut flavor of say coconut creme, then check this stuff out.  A great “cream” alternative!

For dinner, there was a Cauli, Tomato, and Sugar Snap Pea Salad on top of Greens and decked out with my Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing.

Salad with Vegan Slaw Dressing

And in honor of Mama Pea, I had to post this one.  You can use it as your Gravatar if you’d like, Pea!

Close up of salad with Vegan Slaw Dressing

I whipped up another batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs.  It takes all of 5 minutes to make, but you have to plan ahead for the freezing part.  Lately I’ve always got a batch in rotation.

Overhead of Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs in clear container

As promised, and because it’s still fall-like and apples are abound, I thought I’d remind you of how easy and delish my Raw Vegan Apple Crumble recipe is! 

 Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in clear container

If you’ve missed the exact ratios of ingredients, check this post out  or this post here for all the nitty gritty.  But here’s some of the pics of the un-baking process that went down today.

Almond Meal (which is ground almonds for new readers.  I get lots of private emails on that one.  Grind the almonds yourself, or buy Almond Meal for $4.99 for a bag from TJ’s) + Medjool Dates

Ingredients for crust of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in blender

Grind Til you have your Crumble Crust Mixture in your Canister.

Side view of ingredients for crust for Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in blender

Press into a Container, Sprinkle with Cinnamon if you’d like

Crust in clear container

Then Take your Apple Pieces, Agave (or Maple Syrup), Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract & Brown Sugar (Last Two are Optional) and Stir.   Again, check here or here for exact amounts.

Bottle of agave

Pour This Mixture over your Crust

Raw Vegan Apple Crumble filling in bowl

and Make your Crumbly Topping with Oats + Almond Meal + Agave + Brown Sugar (Brown Sugar is Optional but recommended for authentic-tasting reasons)

Ingredients for crumb topping in container

Crust + Apple Mixture + Crumbly Topping = Raw Vegan Apple Crumble.  Done in 15 minutes, tops.

Finished Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in clear container

Don’t Drink the Cinnamon-Agave-Vanilla Extract Juice that is running off your apples & seeping through the container even though you want to.

Side view of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in container
Close up of side of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble in container

Refrigerate for up to 5 Days.  I dare you to get this past 5 Hours.  It’s seriously Amazing!  

Close up of Raw Vegan Apple Crumble

Oh, and it gets better with age, so if you can make it ahead by 12-24 hours, that’s ideal.  But since life is frequently less than ideal, making it 2 minutes prior to eating is perfectly acceptable, too.

Yoga Today is Janu Shirsana A (Head to Knee Forward Bend).  When you’re doing this pose, you should have a very slight twisting of your core to be over your extended leg.

Woman doing Janu Shirsana A yoga pose

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What’s your fave thing to do while you’re in your car, aside from watching the road which is Job Numero Uno.  Reason I ask is because it looks like I’m going to be teaching yoga classes at a variety of studios and clubs across Phoenix and I am going to have some commute-time on my hands.  Sometimes I like to talk on the phone, other times music, other times silence and just some quiet moments to collect my thoughts.  What do you do to pass the time in your vehicle?

Stay Tuned For a Q & A Session…


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  1. how adorable are you little betty homemaker :)!!!!

    I used to have a crazy obsession with cherries, like – wanted a tattoo of strange.

    happy hump day pie!

  2. yay for new stuff!!

    We always go up to my great aunt's house, which is always super nice. I volunteered in return for the invite to use my culinary skillsss to make all the desserts. So I'll be pieing it up next week: dairy and gluten included. baha.:) But I may have to whip up an Averie pumpkin pie. that recipe's been staring me down for like two weeks.

  3. LOVE the apron, so cute!!

    I'm making your raw cookie dough balls tonight, can't wait to try them!!

    Love the sweet potatoe fries too….I make 'em all the time! xoxo

  4. Must make those PB cups. I LOVE Reeses but haven't been able ot have them in FOREVER.

    I need an apron and those are just too adorable for words. Perfect for a chef who is whipping up some amazing goodies.

    I'm at home for Thanksgiving no idea what I'm going to eat though. Do I try free range turkey or what? I don't really want to go against my vegan ways, but the kitchen is tiny and I'm the lone vegan in the house. Any ideas for an entree?

  5. OMG thank you for sharing the pb cup recipe! I just made 2 (melted some vegan choc chips from whole foods) and they are fabulous!!

  6. I'm back to tell you that I just added you to my blog roll, too! Embarrassed that I hadn't yet! So sorry!

  7. Cute apron Doll!! I am making this pudding! I am so glad I purchased a big bag of chia seeds the other day :)

    I can't believe how cheap Pacific almond milk is at TJ's!! WF is on sale for $2.50!!! WOW!

  8. Hey Averie –
    Ok, first let me say that I LOVE your blog. I check it for recipes like it's my new bible! I just got my dehydrator yesterday, so I'm back to get your recipe for your kale chips! Must try these!!!!

    Thank you for sharing so much about your life and food and yoga. I am trying to share your eats with my family and let me just tell you…the chocolate chip cookie dough balls were a mega hit with hubby!

    I also have been sending my spark people friends over here to check you out.

    Thanks so much! Please keep sharing!!

  9. You're lookin' hot in that cherry apron Averie! And the peanut butter cups look ridiculously addicting.

    As for turkey day we go to my parents. I am in charge of a pomegranate cheesecake (hopefully what is in my head will translate well into reality) and cocktails. I usually also throw together some sort of salad and I might be bringing some sweet potato tarts as well. Stay tuned…