Jun
28
2010

Winner, Winner, (and) Raw Food Dinner

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What Runs Lori is one year old (and 2 days). It’s my celebration but you benefit! I had quite a full weekend, so I apologize for not posting the Blogiversary winner yesterday. But you get to find out today (and find out what I ate, did, etc… since you were all wondering).

Who watched the World Cup game Saturday? USA vs. Ghana. Let’s just say USA did not win. But it was still a decent game and it was fun to watch with other fans! And showing some US pride… I hope you’re ready for a seriously ridiculous photo session.

Again with the game face???

Anyway…

My sister came to visit this weekend, also, so of course, she asks for a “yummy raw food dinner”, and who am I to deny her? Searching the refrigerator, we had TONS of vegetables, kelp noodles, almond butter, Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce), and toasted sesame seed oil… well, that just screams raw Pad Thai, doesn’t it?

This was delicious! And the recipe came from Ani Phyo‘s new uncook book, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials. Great book for anyone new to the raw food world of “cooking” and anyone looking for easy to make and tasty recipes. This recipe book is similar to her other books but has a few different recipes that are delicious!

Kelp noodle Pad Thai with a drizzle of plum sauce on a bed of fresh red leaf lettuce. (I think my sister wants me to become her personal chef…) Every time she comes, it’s feasting time. ;)

And, but of course, I had to make green smoothies for breakfast. This variation was so happily copied from Katie of Making Food And Other Stuff, who is the master of beet baking, roasting, grilling, blending, and eating (by the way, Katie makes some killer salads!). She loaned me a recipe of using beets in a smoothie and I gladly accepted.

My Spicy Choco-Beet Smoothie contained 1 raw beet, fresh beet greens (leafy tops), handful fresh lettuce, 1/2 a cucumber, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp chia seeds, dash of vanilla extract, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, chili powder, pinch of salt, and a few drops of chocolate liquid Stevia. Blended to perfection with lots of ice.

What you really came here for was the winner of the Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway, right? After careful consideration and through some suggestions of prizes, the winner will be receiving a sample of

Rodan + Fields Dermatologists Anti-Aging Skin Protectant Cream SPF 15 (shout out to my business and some seriously awesome skin products!) and some raw, vegan snickerdoodle cookies- truly DELICIOUS. I don’t have a picture, as they are at home dehydrating as I type, but trust me, they’re good. Recipe, or at least pictures, will be posted soon!

Finally, the moment you have all been waiting for (right…?), the winner of the 1 Year Anniversary/Birthday of What Runs Lori…..

Drumrollllllllllllllll Please

Random.org generated number 32! Which means…

AVERIE from Love Veggies & Yoga (don’t we all?!)

Congratulations my little veggie lover you! Send me your info in SD and I’ll get your goodies shipped off tomorrow. ;)

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maggie June 28, 2010 at 10:05 AM

Congrats Averie! Great give-away Lori :D

Thank you for posting your smoothie recipe! I was just about to search for a yummy beet smoothie since i have a bunch of beets and beet greens on hand.
.-= maggie´s last blog ..Donut Bits =-.

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Melissa June 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM

congrats Averie!!
Love your World Cup get-ups:)
I have not watched any games..I know, I know!! My mom is from Paraguay and so the fact that they are still in there makes me want to watch them.
That raw pad thai and the choco-beet smoothie…heck yes!! I won a copy of Ani’s new book so super excited to try out her recipes!!
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Craziness- =-.

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Katie June 28, 2010 at 1:53 PM

I’m jealous. Congrats Averie!

Glad you like the smoothie – I am drinking one right now. I really can’t get enough of the beet lemon and ginger combo. I added spinach and strawberries this time. SO GOOD. I am hooked.

You and Sacha are so freakin cute I think I might barf. :D
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Pudding =-.

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Katie June 28, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Oh, and I made peanut sauce with veggies and seaweed noodles on Sat night. Weird.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Pudding =-.

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Pam June 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Congrats Averie! Your food looks awesome!
.-= Pam´s last blog ..Onion Flax Crackers =-.

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Christine (The Raw Project) June 29, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Cute pics and the raw pah thai looks wonderful, I’m having fun with Ani’s new book and need to try that recipe next.
.-= Christine (The Raw Project)´s last blog ..Hot- Hot- Hot- =-.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) June 29, 2010 at 3:21 PM

Hi Hot Stuff!! Thank you soooo much for this win!!!! OMG sorry I am a little late getting over here but I am here and happy! I am excited about the cream but honestly, I am more excited about your cookies!!!!!! holy yum, I scored :) Sorry to the other peeps but I am really happy to become a Raw Cookie Monster w/ your goodies!!

I JUST got ani’s newest book yesterday. Cannot wait to dive into it! It looks amazing!

Kelp noodles. Those buggers are crunchy. I dont think I love them LOL. But I want to..hah! I love my zuke noods though!
xoxo
THANK YOU!
.-= Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)´s last blog ..Friend Meetup- Kombucha Progress- Edamame -amp Stevia Leaf Salad- Workout Anxiety =-.

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Kristan Goller December 3, 2010 at 4:48 AM

I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to achieve my goals. I absolutely love reading all that is written on your website.Keep the information coming. I loved it

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Margy November 16, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Made a variation for breakfast in the morning.
Beets, lettuce, celery, spinach, knob of fresh ginger, cottage cheese, frozen tart cherries, cocoa powder, and the same spices. It tastes great! great idea!

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