News & Notes
- You all know about the health/medical issues I’ve been having lately…have you wondered if my wedding planning has gone by the wayside? Click here to read my latest Rose Pedals Vegan Weddings article about how to deal with an unexpected life circumstance during the wedding planning process.
- Have you been keeping up with my fan photos album on Facebook? I’ve been sharing lots of fun pictures of dishes from Practically Raw!
I’m glad you all enjoyed my elimination diet 3-day food log; I hope you found it helpful.
Today’s post is kind of fun. I finally got an Instagram account last week, and honestly, I don’t know why I put it off for so long. Instagram is a program that lets me take photos on my phone and post them directly to Facebook and/or Twitter. I was under the impression it was complicated or a pain-on-the-ass to use, but it’s easy as can be—I may already be getting a little addicted.
Today I just wanted to share with you a few of my food photos from the past week. These aren’t all the photos I’ve been taking—just some highlights. To see more, feel free to “follow” me—my username is ChefAmberShea.
I fueled up on the road with some of my Famous Five-Minute Blondies (page 195) while running errands last week.
Smoothie #1: Açaí pulp, blueberries, PlantFusion protein, spinach.
Makin’ Raw Chocolate Bars (page 206) one afternoon…
My friend Marisa actually got me out of my house one afternoon last week for some social time (which is quite a feat nowadays), and we grabbed Happy Hour snacks at Extra Virgin. I got the Tostones (fried plaintain patties) with chimichurri sauce…
…and the Marinated Olives, with a touch of preserved lemon.
White chocolate blueberry coconut butter! I basically took this recipe, replaced the strawbs with bluebs, and blended in a little cacao butter and vanilla. Unreal!
I’m a plant mommy! My friend Sarah recently gifted me with spicy basil, rosemary, and orange mint plants, and I rounded out the pot this weekend with chocolate mint.
Matt and I hopped over to City Market on Saturday morning (which we can do now, since we live so close!) to shop for produce for the week. Love this place.
Smoothie #2: coconut milk, frozen cherries, PlantFusion vanilla protein, maca powder, spinach, sunflower lecithin.
Kale, coconut oil, sea salt, that’s it.
I invented this chocolate protein “bark” made with PlantFusion—recipe coming soon!
Finally, just yesterday, I also invented this raw, vegan, gluten/grain/soy/nut/seed/sugar free, single-serving, high-protein cake batter ball. I am coming up with some awesome stuff lately, if I may say! This recipe is “coming soon” as well.
So tell me:
Do you have an Instagram account?
Do you enjoy these random photo arrays?
Which recipe should I share first: the chocolate bark or the cake batter ball?
3 years ago this week…
Waterlemon agua fresca
2 years ago this week…
Crunchy salted cashew cookies
1 year ago this week…
Matt’s b-day dinner at Eden Alley
April leftovers, part two
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