Adventures in LA – Part 3

LA adventures continue... with a raw potluck, which was held at Puki's (a new friend introduced by Courtney) house.

It was a wonderful hot evening, surrounded by great people and delicious food. I met my online friend, Debbie Young, and her daughter Sam. Debbie is a beautiful person inside and out, and I really enjoyed connecting with her. If you're not already familiar with her 2 very different blogs, check out Debbie Does Raw, and Grass Fed Momma.

Sam - Debbie's beautiful daughter. I love this pic, she looks like a Goddess. 

Alex and I made 3 different ice creams that afternoon - With minimal time and without an ice cream make, it was more like frosty pudding, but yummy nonetheless. Vanilla, chocolate, and rambutan/ginger flavors, with strawberries, banana, and chocolate sauce... Mmmm.

Puki made an amazing pasta dish. 

Sam made me a gorgeous birthday card, and bundle of flowers from their garden. 

A few days later, Alex and I stopped at Life Food Organic for some "dessert for breakfast", after a sweaty power yoga class. 

Alex with the owner, Annie Jubb.

We shared the key lime pie - it was incredible!

Raw coconut yogurt w raw honey and berries - so nice and light.

Thumbs up, we approve!

We met up with Tonya Kay one afternoon for some raw ice cream and then hit up Sunpower Natural Cafe.

Alex and I shared this cacao shake. It was frosty and deeeelish!
 
Tonya had the creamy broccoli soup and a great looking salad.

I love the ocean and palm trees... I love California!

It was such a fabulous time, as I'm sure you can see... a bit more still to come (I'm always so behind in posting these things).

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12 Comments
  1. September 21, 2010 at 01:56
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    Yes, a BEYOND fabulous time!!! Love it.

  2. September 21, 2010 at 03:31
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    oh my, that looks like an awesome time. the raw coconut pudding, sounds great. =)

  3. September 21, 2010 at 05:14
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    The ladies are all beautiful goddesses & the food looks great. You got to hang out with Debbie AND Tonya Kay? I'm officially envious :)

  4. September 21, 2010 at 12:33
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    Sigh...today is the last day of summer here in Ontario so it is nice to feel the warmth vicariously through your blog!

  5. September 21, 2010 at 12:48
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    debbie is amazing. and so beautiful!!!<br /><br />looks like you had a beautiful adventure and a very lovely and happy birthday.<br /><br />love you darling to the moon and back!<br /><br /><3

  6. September 21, 2010 at 13:17
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    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your trip with us :)

  7. September 21, 2010 at 16:04
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    Sounds like you are having a blast. That weather sure beats my non-stop rain here in Vancouver:)<br />The food looks fabulous too. The keylime pie..yum!

  8. September 24, 2010 at 06:06
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    I love this! I've read Kristen's blog and sort of gotten to know her in the raw food's online world.<br /><br />I also recently saw Matt Monarch interview Tonya Kay about her recovery from medication for bipolar and how she stays in balance without medical interventions. It was really a great interview. She is so inspiring I hope to meet her also!!

  9. October 4, 2010 at 05:42
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    balance is different for each of us, subtle and fluid.<br />you are making choices, very proud to be a reader of your blogs.<br />chritine

  10. October 4, 2010 at 16:43
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    Thank you for being honest and sharing, you are so correct that everyone is different. <br /><br />I feel that when one falls into the a sickness such as cancer or some other sickness that is the time to go completely raw for a true healing.<br /><br />Thank goodness you listen to your body and got help many ignore symptoms.<br /><br />To better health<br />Rhonda D.

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