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*One banana and a piece of Coracao raw chocolate.
***5 minute warm up on the eliptical and a great yoga class at the gym. 5 minutes in the sauna too!
*Huge papaya with lime squeezed over it.
*16 ounces green juice from Sip.
*Summer's party- gluten free pasta with broccoli, zucchini, spinach and tomatoes. Strawberry pie for dessert. Oh my this was so perfect. Andy described it like a jelly donut turned inside out. haha.
*Dinner: Really into these Sunshine burgers so I had the same one as last night with a salad that had asparagus, strawberries, spinach, sunflower sprouts, balsamic vinegar, and squeezed lime on top. Perfect early almost summer salad! Dessert- raw vegan hazelnut ice cream.

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Singing Horse answered these fun questions so I thought I'd join in. Sorry I haven't posted in quite a few days. Personal quiet has been needed. I thought this would be a good way to ease back into voxing.

1.  Name a song that involves food in some way.
     Baker Baker
2.  What criteria do you use when choosing a new cookbook to buy?
      Vegan, preferably raw and easy
3.  What did you eat today?
     It's morning time, so far I've had a big kiwi fruit and a green smoothie- kale, celery, lemon, flax, Navitas Naturals     Tropical blend, a very ripe pear, and a few frozen strawberries to make it cold.
4.  Name a vegan food that you know exists but you have never tried.
     I don't think I've tried Rice Mellow.
5.  The Food Network just called and needs you to start your new show tomorrow.  What will the title of the show be?
      Ami's Mostly Raw
6.  Favorite hot sauce or other spicy condiment?
     Lately spicy dijon mustard
7.  How old were you when you became vegetarian/vegan?
     I was 16 when I went veg and 32 when I went vegan.
8.  Favorite vegan cheeze?
     Cashew cheeze sauce I mix up in my BlendTec
9.  Cutest baby animal?
     Calf taking their first steps
10.  Favorite type of jam/jelly/marmalade/preserves?
      Raspberry preserves
11.  Do you take any vitamins/supplements?
      Loads- Maca, MSM, Cacao, Carob, Sun is Shining, Marine Serum, Flax, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some.
12.  What food/dish most embodies the Fall season?
      Pumpkin pie
13.  What food would you have a hard time living without?
14.  Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
      Occasionally I drink tea
15.  It's 10PM and you're starving.  What do you eat?
      Drink water or if training for a marathon, a sandwich!
16.  If you have an animal companion, what is his/her favorite food?
       I don't.
17.  Worst injury you've gotten in the kitchen?
18.  When you have a food-related question, who do you call?
       Summer, Gina, or the internet
19.  Summer is ending- What food will you miss most?
20.  What snacks do you keep in your purse/backpack/desk at work?
      Thrive bars, chocolate, raw truffles, goji berries
21.  Favorite soup to make on a rainy day?
       Throw whatever veggies I have into the BlendTec with some garlic and cayenne.
22.  What's your favorite combination of fresh vegetable and/or fruit juices?
        Greens and lemon.
23.  Favorite brand of root beer?
       I don't drink soda
24.  How many times do you eat every day?  Three square meals or four snacks a day?
       I eat all day. I don't watch the clock.

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Yesterday I ran six miles, hung out with Eliot, did three loads of laundry, took him to swim lessons. Swam after swim lessons, played at the park, drove home, cat napped, then took a one and a half hour long power vinyasa class. I ate, took a shower and slept.

This morning I lifted weights, jumped on my rebounder, ran four miles and came home to shower and get everyone ready for a trip to the farm! We went to a berry farm today with the family and Eliot was an amazing berry picker! He even got to pet a very busy pig who was too engrossed in eating to care. The pigs did snort in happiness when Summer gave them some rubs on their backs. Sweet. I wore sandals and a sun dress and now I have a sunburn and a few scrapes on my ankles from the brambles. Dropped Eliot and Andy at the pool for swim lessons while the rest of us had an adventure going through the Burgerville drive-thru. Forgotten sandwich, fries, stickers and a drink and we finally got out of there. They were crazy busy! Ran back over to pick up Eliot and Andy and give them their lunches, home for napping, and then off to another yoga class for one hour. The grocery store alone was my last trip of the day.

I just can't believe how busy the last couple days have been and the summer promises not to slow down. We've got more swimming lessons, music classes, gym classes, grandparents visiting, marathon training, business trips, Hawaii trip, birthdays, our nine year wedding anniversary, and I just signed up for a month long introductory membership to a yoga studio which means I can go to as many classes as I can fit into my schedule (and that my body can keep up with)!

Napping is the key, and green smoothies!

Favorite green smoothie recipe of the moment:
one whole lemon
water to get it moving
kale or spinach- as much as I can cram in
one cucumber
an entire head of celery

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"Be kind, design" shirts, now available in my new Etsy shop!

Check it out!

Sister-in-law's cuteness is for sale.

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I made a raw triple berry cake from rawroyalty's blog on Thursday and I must say it was really good. It was a big bummer trying to get a photo of it, it's really purple all over the top, unlike the picture tells! Husband thought he tasted cacao butter, so I lost him there, I thought it tasted a bit like a berry cheesecake, and Summer (my sister-in-law of design is mine and bread and honey) thought it was more like a berry pudding. All in all a fun but expensive experience. And I couldn't get Eliot to try it, "no thanks, Mom" he says "I just like chocolate."

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summer, my sister-in-law posted this cute little survey on her blog ( today so i thought i'd join in:

Three ways you are stereotypically a girl:
1. love clothes

2. love valentines

3. love pretty things

Three ways you are stereotypically a boy: this is a hard one!
1. feminine beauty i notice before a man's beauty
2. burp
3. fart

Three of your everyday essentials:
1. birthday cake lip balm
2. coconut oil
3. laptop

1) What was I doing 10 years ago? in 1998 i was working as a massage therapist in san fransisco, california, living in berkeley and planning our wedding which was in 1999.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today: run, laundry, call volvo, get eliot in some classes and blog

3) Snacks I enjoy: scoop of raw honey, apples, green smoothies, and bananas with goji berries and cacao

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire: house in santa monica, apartment in manhattan, charity work, fashion shows, maid, travel…

5)Places I have lived before: tacoma, graham, puyallup, santa monica, oxnard, berkeley, portland

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i couldn't wait for monday to exercise: 10 minutes trampoline, 2 minutes weights, 10 min tramp, 2 min weights, 15 min tramp, ran outside up my street to some stairs- 5x up and down, ran home. just under 60 stairs in a set.


B: the rest of my flourless chocolate cake, blueberries, and a banana chopped up.

L: restaurant called jam on hawthorne highly recommended for yummy food and service- oatmeal chai blueberry vegan pancakes. i was craving these for awhile- not raw! oh my they kept me really full for a very very long time!

summer, my sister-in-law, and i went to see kit pistol at seaplane today. she was super sweet and cute and she started a conversation with us commenting on how cute we looked, so fun! she gave us each a cute postcard that she signed i heart ami! love kit pistol! and she helped each of us pick out a bow clip that we both ended up purchasing. yes, that means 6 days into my own challenge i failed! lame. but i'm back in the game. there are no further events to tempt me and i won't be headed to any sales or shops. my intention is to drop this bad habit. moving on… i told you i needed support.

S: apple

D: walnut taco "meat" from the glorious recipe section, on two heads of romaine, an avocado and salsa. that stuff is brilliant, really tasty.


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