Friday, August 12, 2011

24 hours of reading and eating and meeting

wednesday night, mel and i finally met for our book club. yep it's just us. but it was kinda perfect. we both had read the book (milan kundera's the unbearable lightness of being) several times and we both didn't make it even halfway through a more recent read before meeting to discuss it. no matter! so much to talk about! 
and of course we had to make food first. i had collard greens fresh from the ubc farm market that day. mel had garlic from a farm in abbotsford and a zucchini from a friend's garden. we blended soaked pumpkin seeds, cumin, a pinch of chili with a bit of sesame oil. then i processed almonds with a splash of braggs, cumin, coriander, olive oil and sea salt to add some texture. we cut up some dried figs and voila! we were set with a lovely textured wrap!
then last night, a few of us went out to rooted cafe at eternal abundance on the drive. 
jodie had the beet burger and lisa had the mushroom one. they were both surprised by a wasabi or something comparable in the middle of the burger? jodie said it worked on her beet burger.
we had fun playing with the word magnets. i want to share this piece at a poetry reading:
i had the spicy mexican wrap. the 'tortilla' was so perfect! i ate it with a fork and knife though. there was so much in it!!!
we stayed for a screening of "vanishing of the bees"... notice my acai cheezecake in the foreground and the cacao one in the background. mine was the best, just sayin.
the documentary is a little depressing and jodie and i vowed to stop watching these docs. it's stuff we know (stop using pesticides and screwing around with nature!!! we are killing the earth and ourselves) and it can really bring you down :( but there are so many positive things people are doing we have to focus on...

anyways, every time i go to rooted, i swear i will come again soon because it is so delicious! the prices are so reasonable for what they are. everything there is organic and made with love. 
i found it funny on my way home... waiting for the skytrain and i sat beside a word:
<3 <3 <3

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