TGIF!  What a week, I’m looking forward to the weekend, how bout you?  Did anyone make a Raw Vegan Breakfast Cookie that I posted about yesterday?  I hope you make it and tweak it the way you want…I’m thinkin’ cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, dried fruit pieces, raisins, dates, the list could go on and on of what else you put in the mixture.  If anyone has a bomb diggity cookie creation, I wanna hear all about it!

Remember me mentioning at the end of the last post that I was going to be mentioning a few things that aren’t quite like what you’re used to?  Here goes…

Well, This Ain’t Your Mama’s Ants on a Log.  Remember celery, PB, & raisins?  I much prefer medjool dates, PB, & dark chocolate chunks.  So addicting!  Once you pop, you can’t stop!

Ant's on a log made from dates, peanut butter and dark chocolate chips

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Little Debbie Oatmeal Cookie.  This is a Raw Oatmeal Cookie from my Ani’s Raw Desserts cookbook.  I’ve mentioned them before.  Soooo good, so easy!  Dates, raisins, oats…yum.

Raw Oatmeal Cookie on plastic wrap on countertop

And This Ain’t Your Mama’s Butter on Saltine Crackers.  Of course, I’m talking about PB on seedy, wholesome, GF Mary’s Crackers.

Peanut Butter spread on gluten free cracker

And This Ain’t Your Mama’s Ovaltine.  This is my new BFF, Sun Warrior Vanilla BRPP.

Vanilla protein powder and water mixed together in blender bottle

And This Ain’t Your Mama’s Errand to a lame-o department store.  This was our little outing to a local Vegan Store.  Everything in the store is Vegan-Friendly!

All Vegan storefront window with open sign
Inside All Vegan store showing t-shirts on racks

 

Stacked shoes in cubbies inside Vegan store
Handing purses and bags on metal rack

 

Random souvenirs inside vegan store

 

Shelves full of health products in vegan store 
 
 

And this was a vegan skincare line called Osea.  Each one of those little bottles of stuff was like $50 a pop or more.  I am always on the hunt for quality beauty products.  And I’ll admit, they don’t have to be vegan, but quality is key.  In the past few years, I’ve tried “natural” and more organic types of cleansers and skincare lines, and I still have not found The Perfect Match for me.  So if anyone has any skincare lines they love that are a little more eco-conscious, health-friendly, or holistic-oriented than the Clinique 3-Step Program, I’m all ears.

Shelf of vegan beauty products

And She Ain’t What 70 year old Grandma’s Look Like!  Sexiest Vegetarian, Age 70.  She looks 50.  Seriously all that clean livin’ is doin’ a body good.  I hope I look as good as her in 40 years!

And, last but not least, This Ain’t Your Mamas canned green beans and limpy overcooked veggies.  Dinner here was raw, fresh, & organic veggies.  This Hugh Jass had: Greens, cukes, zukes, tomatoes, red peppers, brock slaw, & yellow squash.

Mixed greens, broccoli slaw and mixed vegetables on round white plate

Speaking of dinners, I wanna know, what’s everyone’s favorite FAST dinner?  The one that you could be called Rachel Ray for…fridge to table in 30 mins.  But we’re not talking cracking a can of Ragu and pouring it over noodles and calling it “good”.  Well, I’m not.  Which is why I think raw food speaks to me….it’s whole, wholesome, fresh, fast (not counting a dehydrator or any of Michael Kenney’s recipes!), but ya know, it can be simplistic, yet satisfying.  But whether raw or not, I’d love to hear your dinner hour go-to dishes!

And this Ain’t Your Mamas Jazzercise.  Here was a little chaturanga action

Woman doing chaturanga yoga pose

:)
Averie

Tip of the Day: Use the baggies you get at the grocery store that you package your produce in which are too thin for most uses to line the inside of the pulp container in your juicer, or throw some in the glovebox for random trash, dirty kids’ clothes, food remnants, just something to store random grossness that you can pitch in the trash in one fell swoop so it’s not all over your car.  A gross car grosses me out big time!

Also, here’s a GiveAway for some raw organic Honey!  Not sure how all the vegans feel about honey, but I am just passing along the contest for any honey eaters.

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