Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Tahini Dressing & Choc Coconut Snowballs


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How are you doing today?  Who’s enjoying their Hump Day?  Sorry Sarah! 

I am going to be taking the little precious one to a Mommy & Me Pottery Class.  Admittedly, I kinda burned out on the peppy soccer moms & “Mommy & Me” type scene by the time Skylar was about a year old, but this event looked too cute to pass up so we’re going to make some pottery handprints and whatever else the teacher wants to do to keep a roomful of 2-3 year olds engaged.  But first, I am going to take a yoga class early Wednesday morning at the studio I may be teaching at!  Yay!!!

But to recap yesterday’s food action, glad you enjoyed my little rendition of drunk ice cream, aka Banana Bourbon Vanilla DairyFree Softserve.  Good stuff no doubt!

Overhead of Bourbon Vanilla Banana Softserve in bowl

And the Strawberry Protein Softserve was music to Skylar’s tummy.  Pink dessert?  So of course she said, “More Please, Mommy!”

Tamper showing Strawberry Protein Softserve

And of the little purple roasted taters were cute and yummy too!  Pinkish & purple potatoes?  Pink softserve?  Who knew I could get so many girlie colors in one meal!

Tri Color Roasted Potatoes close up

Most of all, thanks for telling me all about your Green Habits & Eco-Friendly Choices that you make in your life.  I loved hearing what you do to be kinder to your body and the Planet!

So I promise I am not being paid to plug all my TJ’s shopping finds, but in that stash of groceries I told you about,  I also picked up a bag of sugar snap peas.  I forgot how much I adore them.  And I decided to make a raw salad.

Averie’s Raw Vegan Sugar Snap Pea Salad & (Mostly) Raw Vegan Creamy Tahini Dressing
For the salad, combine whatever veggies suit you.  I used greens, romaine lettuce, brock, cauli, tomatoes, cukes, and of course sugar snap peas.

Raw Vegan Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Raw Vegan Creamy Tahini Dressing on plate

Seems everyone’s been on the Tahini bandwagon lately from MamaPea to Heather to Gena and I needed to use up some tahini in a jar that I had already opened so this dressing recipe of mine came to life.  Alot of those lovely ladies have been making This Version, but because of they garlic, tamari, and salt, I pretty much had to steer clear of that one.  None of those ingredients agree with my system, at all.

For Averie’s Creamy (Raw) Vegan Dressing I combined:
2 Tbsp Tahini
2 Tbsp Agave
2 Tbsp Veganaise (Optional and if you are avoiding all soy and want it to be truly a raw dressing, then omit)
2 Tbsp ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar is Optional but I enjoy it and used it)
1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
S & P to taste
Whisk to incorporate

Dress & Toss your Salad!  

Salad tossed with Raw Vegan Creamy Tahini Dressing
Closeup of some snap peas in salad showing dressing

And in 7 minutes, Dinner is served!  The dressing is creamy & smooth, and adds some good fat to your diet with the tahini (which is ground sesame seeds in case you’re not sure).  I dig the pop of sweet and sour with the agave and the ACV contrast.  And the Ginger adds a lil’ heat!

Overhead of finished Salad on white plate
Side view of dressed salad on plate

Earlier in the day Skylar and I split a LaraBar.  The Tropical Fruit Tart FlavorGood flavor but it was kinda crumbly.  Actually, alot crumbly, but it sure tasted good.  Anyone else have Crumble Fumbles with this flavor?  Skylar was kinda wearing her half of the bar.

Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar in package on countertop

But things got waayyyy better because for Dessert I made a batch of Raw Vegan Chocoalate Coconut Snowballs.

Check the link for exact measurements of: Maple Syrup, Vanilla Extra, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Powder, & Coconut Flakes
For all those who’ve asked what kind of coconut flakes I use: Sometimes it’s sweetened coconut flakes from the baking aisle of the regular grocery and sometimes it’s the high end unsweetened raw flakes, just depends.

Ingredients need to make Raw Vegan Chocoalate Coconut Snowballs in bowl

And if you want dark chocolate snowballs, why here you go.

Stir everything together

Ingredients for Snowballs mixed up in bowl

Put the Choco-Coconut Goodness into the Freezer

Snowball ingredients spread into clear container

Skylar couldn’t understand why we couldn’t just dig into the Good Stuff, immediately?

Little girl wearing pink smiling standing in kitchen

Later on, I removed the Coconut Choco Creation from the Freezer

Removed Snowball mixture from freezer in clear container

Scooped up a Big Ball for Myself

Overhead of Snowball mixture with a big scoop taken out
Scoop of Dark Chocolate Snowball on white dish

And loved every last delicious, rich, chocolate-juice-and-coconut-oil infused bite.

Bite taken out of dark chocolate snowball on plate
Overhead of scooped snowball on white dish

Yoga Today is Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

Woman doing Ardha Chandrasana yoga pose

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At the top of the post I talked about the Pottery Class Skylar and I are going to, and as a sidebar, I love making pottery.  When I was in high school, college, and my early 20s, I always knew where the nearest pottery studio was and throwing a hunk of clay on the wheel & creating was therapeutic to me.  Now, it’s a hunk of raw nuts & raw dough in the Vita-Mix, but the net result of creating something from scratch is the same.  How about you, do you like to create or would you describe yourself as a creative person? 

Stay Tuned For A Quick-n-Easy Raw Vegan Salad & Dessert (as if I’d have it any other way ’round here)

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