Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear Blog!

     Today, my good people, is the very first birthday of my Raw Plant Based Living blog. On this same day exactly one year ago I created this blog and made my first post. I have to say, since that day my life, my world view, and my diet have changed more than I imagined it would. 

     This year has been such an amazing journey for me. Since I began this blog I have lived in Oxford, England for a month, discovered the 80/10/10 diet, run a half marathon, gotten back into martial arts, hosted a raw Thanksgiving, created numerous amounts of yummy raw recipes, and so much more! I can't wait to find out what will happen to me after another year of blogging.

     I want to thatnk all of you out there who have read, followed, and commented on my blog. Your support means the world to me and I hope that sharing certain aspects of my life has given you inspiration, things to think about, laugh about, and anything else in between that I can't think of at the moment.

     In celebration of Raw Plant Based Living's 1st birthday I prepared this lovely dish for lunch. . .

A parfait dish layered with sliced banana and Figgy Carob Pudding.

     In conclusion, in honor of this brilliant day I am giving you the recipe for the Figgy Carob Pudding. I hope you all have a wonderful evening and that you enjoy lot's of yummy pudding!  =D

Figgy Carob Pudding
- 15 Black Mission Figs
- 5 large Medjool Dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes
- A rounded 1/2 Tbs. of Raw Carob Powder (feel free to add more or less according to taste)
- Just enough of the date water to blend.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Let sit in the refrigerator for an hour to thicken and cool or pour out and eat warm as is.


  1. Congratulations on your one year anniversary, Amanda!!

  2. your blogs are great, and congratulations on a year of it

  3. That's so great all the changes and experiences. Congrats on one year!

  4. Great Post! Congrats, absolutely outstanding! I'm so glad I came across your blog. I will definitely be coming back. :) I'm a physician in California who advocates a plant-based diet. I have a plant-based resource blog (actually my partner and I started it not too long ago) as a hobby for those people considering transitioning to plant-based diet. Stop by if you like. Thanks again. Kindest Regards, Jenna