Monthly Archives: February 2015

Waves of Change

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arohanui vegan love

Raw Buckwheat Groats for Brekkie

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Vegan brekkie

Bowl of happiness and pure energy! There’s raw buckwheat groats underneath all those delicious berries, shredded coconut, walnuts, hempseed, and heaps of cinnamon! Perfect way to fill up your puku in the morning. Very satisfying and vegan kid friendly, too. Just looking at this bowl of goodness makes me smile :). How do you eat your buckwheat, or what other ways do you fuel up in the morning?

Raw buckwheat

Enjoy the simple things in life that make you smile ❤

“I make conscious decisions about the food that I put into my body. My body is a home to my spirit, therefore I choose to look after it as best as I can. I feel wonderful.” ~Carly Marie

Raw Vegan Desserts

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Life is pretty busy with two little ones, but at the start of this year I had decided to somehow squeeze in time to start exploring again with raw desserts. I have always loved exploring in the kitchen and really developed an interest in raw desserts when I first went vegan. Besides loving sweets, the raw desserts just looked so appealing and vibrant. The challenge of creating these decadent desserts without any “typical” ingredients was also exciting and seemed to intrigue me.

Once you begin making and eating raw desserts, anything seems possible! Many of them even have similar ingredients, but are very adaptable to adjust flavours and create something entirely different. Raw desserts are pure energy and happiness. Here are a few raw desserts that I have been playing around with, and I cannot wait to make some of my favourites again; especially raw vegan cheesecake!

Bliss Balls

Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegan Cookies

Vegan Donut

Vegan Lemon Bar

Yes, these are raw vegan desserts! Crazy enough, I actually had to use a hand food processor to create these as well which is why they are not perfect, but definitely made with love. Unfortunately the hand food processor is now out of action so I will need to come across one to continue making and sharing my raw desserts. I am truly grateful that I was given some raw ingredients to play around with as well as having some happy taste testers. Watch this space for more raw vegan desserts, and let me know if you want to come try some out or experiment in the kitchen together.

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

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Another day of exploration and opportunity to connect with our natural world. What a beautiful setting to develop natural learning, a sense of wonder, and magical moments in the sunshine.

socal hike

Socal Hike

Socal Hike

Socal Hike

Natural Curiosity

Socal Hike

Socal Hike

“Framed against a backdrop of urban development, the lakes serve as reminders of the fragility of wilderness”

Barbara's Lake

Barbara’s Lake ~ Natural Lake in OC

Socal Hike

Socal Hike

Socal Hike

“All flowers grow through dirt”

There’s always something beautiful outside. Go out and explore!

Unfiltered Apple Cider

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Raw ~ Vegan ~ Organic ~ Unpasteurized ~Cold Pressed ~ Glass Bottled ~ Local ~ Pure ~ Beyond Juice ~ Drink Shakti

Shakti

Shakti

Shakti

Shakti

About Shakti post coming soon! In the meantime, check out their social media. If you live in Southern California, grab a bottle of Shakti Juice and taste the pure energy for yourself 💚

Vegan Avocado Truffles

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So simple, yet so satisfying

Truffles or sushi? I cannot decide. Whatever you choose to call them, they are simply amazing!

Cut an organic avocado in half, remove the stone, and scoop out some of the avocado into a bowl. Mash and then toss in small pieces of fresh mango, coriander, black sesame seeds, and fresh squeezed lime.
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After scooping this amazing mixture back into the avocado, put the two halves back together, and peel off the skin.

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We then chose to cover our avocado with small pistachio pieces and black sesame seeds.

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Then, I sliced the avocado into pieces and added extra pistachios and filling on the side.

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Enjoy!

These were so delicious! The little vegans helped quickly devour these. I knew I should have made more! This was the perfect mix for us, but feel free to use any ingredients you have or what sounds best to you. I have had this idea saved to Pinterest and on the top of my “to make list” for a very long time. I cannot believe that we have finally made them, and I can guarantee it will not be the last. So many more organic raw vegan avocado truffles to come!

Happy Vegan Valentine’s Day!

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Looking for inspiration for Valentine’s Day?

Let Love Grow

Valentine's Day

We are giving a few littlies these awesome strawberry grow kits to grow their own plants from seed! Perfect unique way to share the love and give a gift that keeps on giving.

Any other vegan & sustainable ideas to share with your loved ones?

We wish you all a wonderful day to truly acknowledge important people in your life & show them how much they mean to you!

…and to my littlies ~ I love you from the bottom of my heart to the tips of my toes, I love you to the moon and back and beyond, & I love you more than all the waves in the sea! Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! You mean the world to me ❤️❤️