Oi there! Oh hello weekend, so nice to see you here already! You bring on your wings such blissful things, sweet treats and treasures, the stuff of dreams. Wound up for play or retired for rest, going nowhere with no cares except to live best.
I’m feeling especially amorous this week, are you? Let’s list!
Le Love List
1. VIDA VEGAN CON! Oh sweet jesus, I am over the moon and beyond excited for next weekend’s first ever vegan blogging conference right here in Portland Oregon. Hundreds of vegan bloggers from all over the world, converging in one place, descending upon a single city, gathered in a central hub of amazing food and techno geekiness. Cruelty-free, sort-of-socially-awkward, food-enthusiast writer-brainy-types?! OH MY PEOPLE!
So yes, suffice to say I am all abuzz. Can’t stop the squee. Also, very very nervous about the panel I’m sitting on (vegan parenting) because public speaking is, oh, just my NUMBER ONE BIGGEST FEAR of all time. But, *deep breath*, I can do it.
It’s gonna be so rad.
2. Self Love. By which I mean, giving myself what I really need. By which I mean, learning how to chill the fuck out. Taking the pressure off. Easing up on the gas. Lightening the intensity. It pretty much goes agains every fiber of my being, but at some point I have to say, “Why bother caring so much about diet, focusing so much passion on “health” and nutrition, if you’re just going to keep yourself wound so tight, always at the crystalline edge of exhaustion, adrenal fatigued and running full throttle, likely to die before 50 because of some stress-induced illness?” Stress sucks. I’m tired of living with it.
I’m changing my life.
relaxing . . .
3. Raw Food Classes with Rad-Tastic World-Famous Raw Chefs! This morning I had the pleasure of attending a class taught by Mr. “The Raw Chef” himself, Russel James, along with one of his former students and local raw expert, Teri Vlaskamp. We learned how to temper chocolate, we demo-ed raw sous vide (!!), we made fermented nut cheese and hazelnut ice cream and holy hell, a soft, springy, spongy, AMAZING raw garlic bread. Like, loaf of bread. A-MAZING.
It was so much fun, and Russell was charming and down-to-earth and a blast to learn from. I love raw classes because they always leave me so inspired. Hello?! Sous vide! Totally DIY-hacking that one . . .
Also loved that Russell used a bunch of Coconut Secret products, very timely right after I posted my review. Obviously I love the line, and it was great to see how he was utilizing some of the items.
If you’re at all interested in raw foods, I *highly* *highly* suggest you look into classes in your area. It’s such a great way to get a little exposure, gain access to a professional to answer all your questions, and of course, eat some truly amazing, inspiring food. Thanks Russell and Teri!
Oh! Also, I just so happened to sit right next to a Bonzai reader! YAY! Hi Michelle, sorry I had to run without saying goodbye, but it was so great to meet you. Welcome to p-town!
Alright guys, now it’s your turn – tell me what you’re loving this week!
My darlings, this happy little post will stay at the top of the page all weekend, so stop by any time to leave your Love List, ask a question, or offer some feedback! Or if you’re new, please introduce yourself and say ‘Oi!’! This is your community, so get involved!