pink applesauce

pink-applesauce

Back in mid October, I bought a huge box of these gorgeous Empire apples:

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The folks at Allred Orchards assured me they would be best if I ate them quickly, or at least refrigerated them. Of course I didn’t, since that would have meant cleaning out my fridge, which I don’t ever do if I can possibly help it. Anyway, they ended up looking sad and wrinkly.

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Well, maybe not sad. They’re still a pretty color. But they are definitely wrinkly.

So I turned them into applesauce.

snack and give back with KIND bars, bobbi brown, and ariana huffington

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The people at KIND bars asked me to give a shoutout for their holiday campaign, Snack & Give Back. I love KIND bars, so how could I say no? . . . especially when they offered to send me samples . . . which are gone now, as you can see.

Bobbi Brown and Arianna Huffington are both in on the campaign, too, which is a bonus, as I look up to these women, who are also moms, in their careers.

KIND and these fabulous ladies have put together two custom-designed and personally-curated cubes filled with their favorite KIND bars. A portion of sales will support their favorite charities.

Arianna Huffington’s GPS for the Soul Cube encourages moms to disconnect from the stress of a hyper-connected life and regain balance by taking a snack break. A portion of sales from each cube will support the Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization committed to defending press freedom worldwide.
Flavors include: Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants, Almonds & Apricot in Yogurt, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt and Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio + Antioxidants.
Bobbi Brown’s Eat Pretty Powerful Cube promotes beauty from the inside-out by encouraging moms to snack on foods rich with natural nutrients and antioxidants. A portion of sales from each cube will help to fund a new KIND Kitchen at the Broome Street Academy, a free public charter high school in New York City.
Flavors include: Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Cashew & Ginger Spice, Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan and Madagascar Vanilla Almond

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This here is a photo of the very last bite of the Madagascar Vanilla Almond bar, which is featured in Bobbi’s KIND bar cube.

pumpkin waffles

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I promised a post on these pumpkin waffles today, so here they are!

What’s everybody making for Thanksgiving? I’ve got my day cut out for me: three loads of laundry, two batches of cranberry sauce, two pumpkin pies, and this amazing looking Apple Sour-Cream Crumb Pie that I saw in November’s issue of Martha Stewart Living. Then tomorrow I need to throw down six dozen Parker House rolls.

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So, enough with all the chit chat. Here is the recipe, and then I’ve got to get to work!

vegan tortilla soup

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Okay, so I’m not quite sure why this is called a tortilla soup, when clearly there are no tortillas anywhere to be seen, but I’m just gonna go with it. It’s what my Blentec cookbook is calling it.

Have I mentioned how much I love my Blendtec? Well, it’s worth repeating if I already have. I love my Blendtec.

I love it.

And this soup is my #1 reason why I do.

It’s simple. It’s raw. It’s vegan. And it tastes like heaven.