Monday, January 12, 2009

Rawlicious and Rachel Getting Married

I forgot to blog about my delicious meal at "Rawlicious" a wonderfully warm and welcoming spot here in the Junction area of Toronto. It really is a family affair as it seems the whole family is involved in running the restaurant..including the kids. One of the boys was our very sweet and accomodating server. The owners lived above the restaurant and initially thought it would be a quiet little place to serve a few things and for one of them - to recover from a cancer diagnosis....guess again. There seeems to be a real interest and hunger for raw foods these days! They also have monthly screenings of films..this month it's "Crazy, Sexy Cancer" - one young woman's journey to wellness after being diagnosed with incurable cancer - she's still going 5 years later. There is a cozy space in the back room filled with colourful cushions for the movie nights (which include food). Most of the dishes were prepared using the "I Am Grateful" cookbook - a mini chain of raw food places in California, which sound like a lot of fun. You apparently have to order dishes with names like "I am Loved"...etc. and the staff presents it to you with "You Are Loved..." Nice! The veg pizza, "unstirfry" and Choco Monkey smoothie for dessert were yummy - the smoothie was particularly rich - using banana, date, cacao, nut milk etc. Then off to the Revue for the movie...pretty intense....Anne Hathaway does a great job as the recovering junkie. All of the wedding preparations are pretty fun and amazing...lots of great music and love - a true communal event.
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