Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

My Healthy Dose of Awkward

Okay so before I get to my recap of the SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS raw brunch, I must let this out.

Three awkward things I did today:

  1. In the shower, I accidentally put conditioner on my face, thinking it was face wash. No bueno. I mean, how does that even happen? Maybe it was because I was singing Raise Your Glass at the top of my lungs and hair was the last thing on my mind? Oh, and I was singing it just like this:


    I love Pink, she is a MONSTA

  2. After said musical distraction, I proceeded to blast that very song as well as Hey Baby and Like a G6 (somehow I never get sick of either of those songs). And I danced. My hair is now dry, THANK YOU awesome dancing skills of mine. I wish I had a picture of this but no one on the internet needs to see me pop lock and droppin’ it!
  3. I licked my plate clean. Which caused some of my lovely new friends to laugh hysterically and announce they need to take a picture IMMEDIATELY!

    IMG_3417Me and all of my friends. Actually, they were all crowded around the photographer and laughing. I am toomuch:)

    Wait, I like this picture better.

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    Yurp, HOTTAY

    Why am I so pale? Summer, please come back!! I don’t believe in paying for skin cancer so I refuse to use tanning beds. Bronzer is no longer sufficient. Anyone want to go someplace obnoxiously sunny and warm? It is cold in New York and I would like some sun.

  4. Okay, I lied. Number four is that I am typing this while still in my bathrobe because I absolutely had to write this post right now. Face it people, rambling just can’t wait!

Okay, now onto WHY I was licking my plate!

Firstly, I have to thank Christine, the owner of Wellness Within, for hosting this awesome event! She is a sweetheart, I can’t wait to work with her more!

IMG_3400Sorry, Color Pop on LiveWriter makes us look orange. At least I look less pale:)

She has such a great business going, and is expanding soon! If you are in the area, definitely take the snowy drive out to her store on the beautiful (and hoppin’) Park Avenue. I wish I could get out there more! (p.s. if you’re in the area and want an awesome restaurant, GO TO PARK AVENUE!)

Onto the FOOD.

Despite my full belly from breakfast, I was more than happy to stuff my face with raw goodness.

Crepe #1.

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Amazeballs.

Above is the apple crepe with peaches, blueberries, and a vanilla crème. And a cinnamon roll🙂

Both were delicious, I scarfed this down in about 0.2 seconds, along with a small bowl of fruit, resulting in this:

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Devoured and licked clean with a big smile on my face:)

I LOVE FOOD.

And green juice. This was absolutely amazing, I wish I wasn’t so cheap and would buy a juicer but hey at least my birthday is coming up soon! (aka this summer, not soon, but EVERY DAY is my birthday in my mind since every day is awesome)

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I might be wrong, but I believe this was romaine, celery, cucumber, and parsley. SO good, I love veggies, this was sweet enough it didn’t even need anything else:)

Next up was the banana crepe con a chocolate hazelnut crème sauce, banana slices, cacao nibs, and chocolate hazelnut milk.

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I praise the chocolate gods for this one. And the lovely and amazing Damaris! She is an incredibly talented chef.

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Chocolate banana crepe also enjoyed by Dakota! I am so glad I met this girl, she is a sweetheart and is gorgeous, she should model! (and I heard she makes a mean raw lasagna…cook make food for me please?)

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And the adorable Autumn Ray! (I think that’s how you spell it? Sorry if I butchered it!!).

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I got her mid-bite! Sorry girl;)

Next up were more cinnamon buns and a blueberry pancake! Ahhhhh holy yumsky.

IMG_3397Plus a crème sauce that I wish I knew what was in it but it was so good I could care less. Another plate LICKED clean.

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If I could eat pancakes every single day of my life I SO would. In math class two years ago on Pi Day (yes it’s an actual day), we had pie WEEK and every single day someone brought a pie or some amazingly delicious dessert that somehow turned into my lunch every day that week.

In honor of Pie Week and my love for pancakes, we should have a national blogger pancake week with crazy creative pancake recipes for ALL meals! Who’s in?

Behind the scenes:

IMG_3406Damaris and Sasha (or Sacha?) making pure MAGIC. Magicians, I tell you.

IMG_3408Dehydrator action.

Group shot!

IMG_3419Such beautiful ladies! I can’t wait for the next event, apparently they have them twice a month! I can’t wait for my fill of yummy raw food to devour:)

Again, sorry about looking like carrots… I hated the pale version so deal;)

Damaris, Sasha, Dakota, Autumn, or any of yous that attended, if you want the original picture (aka not carrot-y), shoot me a comment and I’ll e-mail it to you:)

p.s. Damaris, if you’re looking into being a personal chef PLEASE COME BE MINE. I’ll pay you in smiles and lots of licked plates. Deal?

Okay now I am going to go curl up in my turtleneck and granny sweater by my space heater and study my brains out, making this face:

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Please say a prayer for me, I might not make it through the sea of heavy textbooks, notebooks, and flashcards that I am currently drowning in. I HATE midterms week. Did you know that teachers hate it as much as we do? Yeah, let’s abolish it.

What awkward thing did you do today?

I licked my plate clean. Shoo, I do that every day! Except it’s usually a bowl because I hate plates, bowls are awesome and can be filled high with lots of delicious goodness.

Do you pledge to make a [crazy awesome] pancake recipe? (please say yes) If you do it, post the recipe in a comment or on your blog and link back!

YES now I have to post a crazy awesome pancake recipe, good thing breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!

What’s your favorite way to eat pancakes?

With almond butter, fruit, apple spread, and some sort of chocolate. Cacao nibs, please:)

What’s your take on raw food?

I’m in love. Raw food has made me feel even more energetic than usual and everything tastes better than it used to!

Slash I may have eaten a king’s sized meal (read: this brunch plus snackage) and then attempted to bust out an awesome work out but totally failed with an achey tummy. Too much fat and protein all at once, my stomach is not happy with me. But it was so good that I don’t even curr, I’d take food over exercise any day:)

p.s. I have eaten 100% raw so far today, I am super pleased with myself.

See you later boos!

xoxox,

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Cookie Dough in a Bowl

Good morning lovies! Hope everyone’s had a bright and shiny start to their daySmile

I have discovered the ULTIMATE in breakfast foods.

Usually I roll with cooked oats, oats/oat bran mixtures, quinoa flakes, buckwheat, you get the gist, but I haven’t tried overnight versions since the summer.

Which turned out nast.

I couldn’t handle the texture of the overnight oats, it made me feel slightly sick, so I tried a mixture of ground oats and oat bran that rocked my world!

This morning: Berry Chocolate Cookie Dough in a Bowl.

Why do I not call this “overnight oats”, you may ask? It’s because I make them with ground oats/oat bran and mixed with very little water, allowing for a very chewy, dough-like texture. Major yum.

Mine may be green, but it is green with PRIDE.

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Berry Chocolate Cookie Dough in a Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving ground oats, oat bran, or a mixture
  • 1 scoop Vega Sport Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp. Navitas Naturals raw maca powder
  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other liquid (water, milks, etc.), adding more as necessary to liquify just slightly (you still want it to be relatively thick)
  • Topped with: homemade raw almond butter (pictures to come!), cacao nibs, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Directions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients in your brekkie bowl.
  2. Add liquid slowly, stopping just as the liquid is no longer absorbed into the dry ingredients. You still want the texture to be thick, but have some unabsorbed liquid that will allow the mixture to expand and thicken over night.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for 1-2 hours, I checked on mine after a little over one hour and it was already all thickenedSmile)
  4. Top to your liking and devour!

Mixed as dry:

IMG_3357The next morning:

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This is seriously JUST like cookie dough! I meann, if you add berries to your cookies Winking smile And, the cacao nibs were a perfect chocolate chip-like addition, sans the sugar!

 

IMG_3379You could add anything here, including more chocolate powder (cocoa or raw cacao), chocolate chips, fruits, nuts, other nut butters, flax seeds, chia seeds (for a “pudding”, etc.! Go crazy.

Best part, is this breakfast is completely raw. I’ve been going as raw as possible lately, and it makes me feel so good and have so much more energy!

Usually I make it sans chocolate, which tastes like regular cookie dough. You can certainly omit the maca and use other protein powders, those are just my preferences and are by no means required for cookie dough-ness Smile

I had this con a GLORIOUS green smoothie:

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Recipe to comeSmile

Alrighty kiddos, I’m off to a raw food brunch! I know, I’m way excited Smile Veg juices + smoothies + raw crepes = get in mah belly.

Coming soon:

  • Raw brunch recap!
  • Gluten-Free Pizza for One
  • Mediterranean Mushroom-Artichoke Salad
  • COOKIES!
  • Mini Baked Falafels
  • My favorite basic green smoothie:)

Have a good day all! See you laterWinking smile

xoxox,

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p.s. I TOTALLY dreamed of a closet full of scarves last night. It was heaven, obviously, since we all know that I am a scarf fiend Winking smile

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