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  1. Lesley Lifting Life

    My husband and I almost picnicked in Loose Park this afternoon but in the end decided against it. Now I wish we would have! At least it’s finally spring … picnicking will be in our future with the impending beautiful spring weather πŸ™‚

  2. italktofood

    yuuuum. I love seaweed salad. love love love.

    I wonder whats going on with p90x ordeal…. do you have a heart rate monitor? Maybe your heart rate isnt going high enough?

  3. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion)

    Oh my gosh… I could never do P90X! I’ve tried a few videos and just don’t do too well, lol. That’s awesome that you’re finishing it out though. Your pizza looks so good too.. I need to try more raw recipes! πŸ™‚

  4. Callie

    Yay, I loved the inari – good introduction, indeed. Thanks πŸ™‚

    As for the P90X, I personally think that most people who see the ‘muscle’ results are bulking on their protein. If you’re staying where you are right now, and clearly eating healthy, then I would just say your body is where it wants to be! I’m kind of like you though, I weigh the same whether I’m sitting on my ass all day, or working out intensely – kind of annoying.

  5. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way

    I’m a big fan of picnics too…

    You might have eaten every single one of my favorite foods this week!!

    That white bean minestrone soup looks DEVINE!

  6. IHeartVegetables

    Nice job being committed to P90x, even though you’re not seeing the results you were hoping for! I’m sure it’s still doing your body good!! πŸ™‚ Those pancakes look delish!

  7. Hannah

    I’m so excited to hear about what’s happening in the background for you right now! I’m almost tempted to start barraging you with emails begging to be told the secrets, but I know that a proper friend waits and doesn’t contribute to the busy-ness and potential stress… but rest assured I’m cheering you on and am prepared to start squealing with delight when you do decide to share!

    Also, I want to live on seaweed salad.

  8. Elizabeth@The Sweet Life

    What a bummer about p90x! Maybe things will change in the next few weeks?

  9. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    That is the best kind of picnic food, crusty bread and yummy stuff to put on it. Your raw pancakes and pizza both look amazing! Sorry P90X hasn’t given you the results you were looking for. You look fantastic anyway, and if you feel stronger that’s just a bonus!

  10. Jen@jensdaily

    Bummer on P90X, have you tried or heard of ChaLEAN Extreme? Same company, but different trainer. I love it!

    1. rawkinmom

      I Love ChaLean Extreme!!! It’s a great workout!! I also have TurboFire and that is kick butt!!!

      1. Jen@jensdaily

        I’m currently doing ChaLean Extreme, LOVE It! I’ll be done in June and then starting Turbo Fire. I can’t wait!

        1. rawkinmom

          You will love TurboFire!!! It is so intense but great fun!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

  11. Ela

    I’m sure your body is wise and knows what she needs, and I’m sure that the longer you hold the intention of leaning out, the more certain it is to happen in good time.

    Hey, I never wear make-up–no problem and I think you look beautiful.

    Great to hear that you’re busy in productive ways.

  12. Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon

    Amber–your meals are probably my favorite in the blog world…by far! The pizza looks fab, as does all of the sushi and the raw p-cakes. And I don’t even know where to go about your winnings from the vegan bakery πŸ™‚ That’s disappointing about P90x–especially since it’s such an expensive program! At least you feel good inside, which is what counts the most πŸ™‚

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  14. rawkinmom

    The matcha tea is really expensive if you buy it from a company….I just found out that my health food store carries it in their bulk herb section and I can buy it so much cheaper!!!! Maybe check to see if your local health food store has it that way!!

  15. (what runs) Lori

    Uh, the raw pizza with “Caramelized” onions looks ridiculous… wow. I’m hungry now.

    I know what you mean about P90X making you feel strong but not actually seeing the strong… keep up with it though! Couldn’t hurt! πŸ˜‰

    A+ Matt, beautiful flowers! When is the wedding date? You two are just too cute.

  16. hihorosie

    i heart raw pizzas.

  17. lindsay

    sushi, purple flowers, and picnic. My 3 favorite things that make life BLISS! Just beautiful amber.

  18. Christine

    Mmmm, I felt hungry after I’d read your blog! I’ve never heard of this regime you’re on, but I’m sorry you’re disappointed – I’d guess that your body believes it’s ok, and bodies are usually right when it comes down to it:) You look great – with and without makeup:)

  19. Kate and Rachel


    We just came across your blog and LOVE it! You have some fantastic recipes that we can’t wait to try! Have you come across Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen cookbook? If you love vegan and raw food, we’re sure you would love it!

    Kate and Rachel

  20. vegansunshine

    PICNICS!!! <3 πŸ™‚
    I heard the P90X kills! Good luck.


  21. Aparna

    Dude, Amber, your pre-Valentine’s day flowers from Matt are like the prettiest flowers I’ve seen in quite some time πŸ˜€ Jealous!

  22. jakethy

    I’m usually distracted by how great your photos and recipes are & I forget yer a KC girl – I love seeing pics from around the midtown area and hearing about Bo Ling’s!! So funny – I’ve got similar “take-it-yourself” pics of my girlfriend at the time and I doing the picnic deal at Loose Park – we always brought a kite.
    I’m curious to try that raw pizza – just had an amazing vegan pizza experience, so I’m ready to push the envelope. ‘Love yer blog!

  23. Simply Life

    Yum! All that food looks wonderful…as does the picnic!

  24. mindrunningwild

    wow first off, those pancakes look so heavenly!! then that pizza? oh my.
    I wish it were warm enough here to go on a picnic!

  25. s.l.

    Look nommy!!

  26. thequirkykitchen

    Hey! Wow that raw pizza looks great! I really must break out the dehydrator again soon! The pancakes looks pretty amazing too!!