Thursday, August 6, 2009

Eating Raw with Erin

I had the most fantastic sleep last night! WOW, was I refreshed this morning. I crashed shortly after 10:30 last night. That’s the earliest I’ve been asleep since my vacation started. Guess I needed it.

In an effort to use up the many cereal boxes I have in my pantry, I ate a big bowl of the stuff for breakfast today; 100_5529

  • 1 cup Nature’s Path Optimum Slim
  • handful of Nature’s path pumpkin flax granola
  • 1 cup USVAB


Very tasty indeed, but I was blog reading as I was eating so the last little bit was on the gaggy soggy side. Oh, well…it didn’t kill me!

It was overcast and cool this morning so I took the opportunity to run some errands and browse the internet. Before I knew it, lunch time had arrived! I went with another glorious parfait! 100_5532

  • container Fage
  • raspberry jam
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • dorset cereal


I chased it with a Kashi mocha almond bar! 100_5533

The sun finally came out hot and strong after lunch so I crashed out on the deck with the new Prevention magazine to catch some rays. That and I had to rest up for tonight’s adventures!! Before hopping in the shower, DS and I took the neighbour puppy, K.C. for a walk around the block. He’s the best kind of dog cuz we get to love him then bring him home!

Finally it was time to pick up my sister and hit the road to meet ERIN (Care to Eat) for dinner!!! I gotta tell you, I was so psyched to have the opportunity to meet Erin. I just love her blog and she is just as super cool in the flesh! We decided to go to Live Food Bar for dinner. This is a fabulous raw food restaurant that I was pretty excited to try…and I (we) was NOT disappointed! What a great , great place! They had quite the variety on the menu so it took us a bit to choose what we wanted, but it was worth the few minutes. I knew I didn’t want to go heavy on anything with a lot of nuts because I wasn’t sure how my belly would react. To start I ordered up some Polenta fries with chipotle dipping sauce…100_5535

To. Die. For. My sister (Lisa) and I have never tasted polenta so good….and we grew up on the stuff! The girls ordered pecan tempura rolls which were equally as fabulous! 100_5536

The main entrees went like this:

Krista-Sunshine Wrap
This garden-fresh wrap is made from sprouted flax seeds and veggies then filled with a sunflower seed hummus, cucumbers, kale, tomatoes, red onions, avocado, and sprouts


Erin-Rainbow Kale and Walnut
This hearty salad filled with kale, beets, carrots, mixed seeds, walnuts, and sundried tomatoes is tossed in a creamy tahini dressing 100_5541

Lisa-Pizza M’On
A personal buckwheat pizza topped with a pumpkin curry “cheese”, red peppers,
“onion rings”, fresh mango, and a coriander chlorella pesto. Super food Moon
! 100_5540

Action shot!


You know there was dessert involved, right?!

Krista-pistachio halvah 100_5544

Erin-chocolate chip cookie & key lime pie (which was heavenly!) 100_5545

Lisa-walnut brownie; 100_5546

I left feeling completely satisfied and not too full at all. I had a really good time! Here’s Erin and me! 100_5547

So, I’m off to dreamland now as we’re heading 3 hours in the opposite direction of T.O. tomorrow…..Windsor! We’ll be visiting my bestie until Sunday evening so blogging will be sporadic at best. Going to her place is the high light of our summer vacation each year. It’s always a blast! Saturday she’s taking me to her gym for a boot camp class and once we get home and pretty, we’ll be heading into Michigan for some shopping time! A lot of time will be spent by her pool and the campfire at night. I can’t wait!

Bye for now!!


  1. uhhh YUM .... Not fair! What is polenta? It looks SO good... almost as if it has a seasoning on it???
    the wrap looks amazing as well! wish there was a raw food place here.

  2. everything from that restaurant looks amazing!

  3. Krista, I gotta say that the pizza might be my favorite though your wrap would come in a close second! hahahah

    My favorite has to be lunch!! :) Too bad I always want something salty as a "main" to fill my tummy up, or i'd do that what you did for a meal too!!

  4. SO cool that you got to meet Erin!! I have always wanted to meet that awesome chica. VERY cute picture of you two. That restaurant sounds amazing. I want the Rainbow Kale and Walnut salad and all of your desserts ;). Hope you enjoy your Friday

  5. wooo.... you met Erin!!! that's soooooo cool!!! She's such a sweet girl and so funny!!! Your raw food adventurer sounds delicious, everything you pictured look soooo appetizing!! you'll have to take me to that place when I visit Toronto! :)

  6. hey girl! i just came across your blog and i just had to check it out because well first of all your name is krista and that is my lil sisters name, not to common! and secondly because your blog looked really interesting. i just made a new blog and would love it if you checked mine out!!

  7. Bloggie meet-ups are always a guarenteed fun time with lotsa good food :-) You both are such pretty ladies!

  8. This looks like such a fun blogger meet-up! All the food looks amazing! Enjoy your weekend in Windsor!

  9. You and Erin look so cute! That meal sounds absolutely incredible - I love the polenta fries :)

    PS. Just so you know, it's supposed to be HOT HOT HOT here this weekend!

  10. I've never eaten at a raw restaurant but it sure looks exquisite! A fun way to mix it up. I'm glad it was a positive experience. I hope you have a great weekend--enjoy the rest of your vacay to the fullest!

  11. WOW!!! That polenta fries look SO good!! Actually, everything else looks awesome, too! I haven't dined raw before, but have always been SO curious...thanks for sharing! And I'll bet you had such a wonderful time with Erin!

  12. what a great dinner :) so glad you had such a good time! you both look supah gawjuss

  13. oh my goodness what beautiful tasty dishes! The pecan tempura rolls are gorgeous.. it looks like a sunset on a plate with those pretty shredded orange thingys. :) Mixin cereal is the best! The more, the merrier.

  14. I knew Erin was making an appearance in the TO, so it's awesome you were able to meet up and go on a foodie date :) I must say, I'm a wee bit jealous. Especially seeing that fabulous looking pecan tempura rolls. Anything sushi I would be ALL OVER. Yum.

    Have a great time in Windsor & Michigan.

  15. Oooh, your dinner looks amazing! I'd love to try the Live Food Bar. I wonder if there is one out my way??

  16. Those polenta fries look sooooo good!


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