06 May 2010

Be Cute, Eat Fruit

Seems like my "Squirrelly Buns" recipe is a hit :)

I'm so excited that so many of you are going to try them. I promise they are SO easy to make! I love baking and watched my mom every chance I got as a kid, so I learnt everything from her. I want to start posting some gluten-free recipes as well in addition to vegan ones. I like to bake without dairy and eggs because I know most of my readers have food allergies and what not

In true 'Hug a Fat' style I made a delicious nut butter breakfast 

Peanut Butter, Jam and Honey on Wheat-Free Bread

Lot's of healthy fats to keep me fueled!

Western Sage Bee Magic Honey with Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly

Crofter's Organic Wild Blueberry Jam

Craving a big chicken and bean stir-fry for lunch. Mixed in
 some black-eyed peas with a whole bunch of different veggies

Snacky Snacky on a Cocoa Coconut Chew Larabar

Today is my friend's 21st birthday so I'm going out tonight for
 a raw vegan dinner followed by an African drumming session.
 Anyone ever been? I'm excited to try it out and see what it's like

Because she is a raw foodie I thought I would suprise her 
with a basket of organic fruit. I went to the store and bought
 her bananas, apples, mangoes, and kiwis. I also put in a
yellow lily and a weekly yoga planner for her to write in

All I could find was a Christmas basket.. but I'm hoping maybe 
the trees will count more as a nature theme than a Christmas theme, no?


Anonymous said... [reply]

Have fun! It sounds like it'll be a blast. :D

Anonymous said... [reply]

Have a great time tonight! I used to go to African dance and drumming session when I was in university. Loads of fun, and great exercise!

Love that you bought a fruit basket for a birthday gift.

Lauren @ Health on the Run said... [reply]

Just catching up on your posts and those cinnamon rolls from yesterday look amazing!! Definitely keep posting recipes (if you want). I think it'd be a great addition to your blog! :)

Also, the gift you got for your friend looks awesome! So creative :)
Have a fun night!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Your breakfast looks ridiculously good. Love that honey & PB slice!! The stir fry also looks amazing - you've got great ideas :)
Tonight sounds like a ton of fun, and I can't wait for a recap. Enjoy!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I would love that basket! That is so thoughtful!!! Your eats look so good! I love Crofters! Enjoy your evening!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Love the breakfast; nut butter and honey/jam is one of my all time favorite combos.

Have fun tonight :) That's a really thoughtful gift you put together

Becca said... [reply]

wow, raw vegan dinner AND african drumming?! could i possibly get any more jealous?!?! have an awesome time ma'dear :] i must try that lara!

Danielle (Coffee Run) said... [reply]

That's such a cute gift! I'm not even a raw foodie and it looks good to me :D

Enjoy the bday dinner + drumming festivities!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said... [reply]

What a great gift basket. I'm sure your friend is going to love it!

Krista said... [reply]

Enjoy your meal!!

* said... [reply]

hey lovie, Sounds like lots of fun you have planned for your friends bday and love the fruit basket!!...a raw dinner and a drumming session so cool!
and YUM to your breakfast, that looks to die for delicious! + "hugging fats" ;) is the best everr! lol. have a great night! :)


lynn @ the actors diet said... [reply]

i can't believe there's a larabar flavor i haven't tried yet! you are such a thoughtful friend - have fun tonight!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said... [reply]

Hmmmmm that honey looks really really good to me!

I hope your raw dinner is fun! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

larabar in another language! love it

Mandiee said... [reply]

it sounds like you have a mighty fun night ahead of you! i admire raw foodist so much but it's just not my thang. either way, your gift for her is so sweet! organic fruit = love. your thoughtfulness shows that you really care about her and respect her decisions. that's the best gift you can give!

have a lovely day!

Joanne said... [reply]

Please let us know how the African drumming was! It sounds like a blast.

that breakfast looks so dreamy. All of my favorite foods!

What is your favorite larabar flavor? Mine is the chocolate mole.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Cute basket! :) Hope you have fun tonight.

<3 <3

MJC said... [reply]

Yummy PB & J! You're right, there is something about peanut butter that keeps you satisfied a long time. :)

Lola said... [reply]

OMG haha can I be your friend and you'll give me a gorgeous fruit basket like that one? is such a perfect gift!!! :)
Your cinnamon rolls look soooo scrumptious, I love cinnamon so much!! Unfortunately my oven doesn't work :(
And you look so cute in your "hug a fat" pics, love your earrings ^^

Carrie (Carrie on Vegan) said... [reply]

What a lovely gift basket, great idea! Not sure if you can pass off the X-mas trees for a nature theme though, LOL.

Anonymous said... [reply]

That sounds like such a fun night. I wish I had more veggie friends and raw foodies, so interesting! I love pb and j..that one is definitely drool-worthy!

Christina said... [reply]

Haha I think the trees count as nature themed when you live up north! Maybe not if you were giving it to her in Florida..

African drumming sounds so interesting. I can't wait to hear about it!

Molly said... [reply]

What a perfect and thoughtful gift! AND useful too! Love it.

African drumming... sign me up. That sounds like a great time :o) Hope you have fun tonight.

Lauren said... [reply]

Thats such a great gift for your friend! I would love it haha
I have never been to a drum circle but I've heard a lot about them. I went to three different high schools (long story) and one of the schools I went to was a hippie-ish school with lots of peace-lovin weed-smokin drum circle goers. I didn't really fit in, but I still had a lot of fun with those people. I never had the pleasure of attending the drum circles but everyone said they were fun and a really cool thing to do as a group. Hope you enjoy it! <3

Anonymous said... [reply]

I have done pure raw for a few days - it was fun and challenging!

You got her a perfect gift!

I also LOVE fueling up with healthy fats and I LOVE me some lara bar!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

your pb & j looks too good and love the post title..super cute :)

alex said... [reply]

That fruit basket is so cute, I would want one...and the fact the basket is one of my favorite holidays...!! It's ok to have a holiday basket...just reminds me that christmas is cominnnnng! :D

Amanda said... [reply]

The peanut butter sandwich looks DELICIOUS! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

OMG must your food always look this delicious?! I keep having to clean my drool off my keyboard! Lol. But... I'm not complaining!

I did a course this semester on Music in Global Context and we did African music too. It's amazing! I didn't get to play on the drums though but some of my course mates did and it looked heck of a lot of fun! I'm sure you'll enjoy tonight!!

Much love,
Nat xoxo

Anonymous said... [reply]

What a cute idea for a gift! I wish I were that creative haha!! I have a friend that goes drumming once a week and she says it's a great stress relief. I hope you enjoyed yourself! BTW, I love your pic. :)

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

That is such a cute and thoughtful gift! I'd love to get a basket of fruit for my bday. Though unfortunately I'm not exactly turning 21.. ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I can't wait to hear how the drumming session went! What an interesting activity!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said... [reply]

What a sweet friend you are! Sounds like a blast with the drumming session :)

runnerforever said... [reply]

You are such a good friend! I totally get the nature theme :-)

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