Where am I off to this time? Back to New York City baby! The land of the best raw food restaurants in the world, great shopping, sights, etc etc... You might remember that I traveled there in October and had a really amazing time. I dined at Pure Food and Wine twice, enjoyed heaps of goodies from One Lucky Duck, and went to Quintessence twice as well. Guess I can't stay away - I'm going back for more. (This pic is of myself, my long time friend Deana, and new friend Mary, enjoying dinner at Pure Food).
Since I live in such a remote place, I have quite the trek to go anywhere. Tomorrow I drive 1 hour to hop on a bus and ride to Winnipeg which takes 5 hours. Friends will pick me up and take me back to their place where I'll stay overnight and the following morning hop on a plane, fly to Minneapolis, and then finally fly to NYC. Whew! Fortunately I'll be in good hands upon arrival. I'll be wining and dining at one of the city's finest raw restaurants. I'll be visiting with friends, including my dear Courtney who will be up from Arizona, going shopping, doing yoga, and trying P90X for the first time which I'm looking forward to.
Now for a quick recipe, here's a yummy pudding I enjoyed last week
Hempy Vanilly Pudding
0.25 oz soaked irish moss
1 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup hemp seeds
2 Tbs lucuma powder
1 Tbs pure vanilla
1 Tbs pure vanilla
1 Tbs agave powder
2 tsp lecithin
1/4 cup coconut oil
Chop the irish moss and blend it with the water/ maple syrup until smooth and warm (scrape down the sides a few times in between blending).
Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
Chill in the fridge for a few hours.
Off to finish packing my bags now... oy, I have a terrible habit of overpacking - I have to remind myself that I'll be shopping in the city, so I need to keep space for all the goods!
OH, and Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you had a great one! How did you spend your day? I spent it making and eating raw chocolate with my mom in addition to watching the Olympics - I am so proud to be Canadian!!!!