I was lucky enough to hang out with one of my favourite blogger friends last night, fellow Torontonian Nelly! We hit up the backyard patio at Rawlicious for some tasty raw food, tea and conversation. It’s so fun to meet someone in person whose life you’ve been following online for ages. There is always so much to talk about! In fact we kept yakking way after the restaurant closed and eventually started to worry we were keeping them there for us (although they said we weren’t). Jenny was planning to join us, too, but sadly could not make it in the end.
We started out with the nachos, which came with olives, hot banana peppers, green onions, salsa, guacamole and raw vegan sour cream. Totally tasty.
Nelly had the nightly special, the meatloaf. (It sounds funny saying “meatloaf” instead of “nutloaf” but that’s what they called it!) WOW. It was stellar and we are both dying to find a similar recipe. Does anyone have a good raw nutloaf recipe?
I had the caesar wrap with a side salad. It was equally delicious! It was wrapped in a yummy collard leaf and included some nice, chewy croutons.
Perhaps surprisingly, given the usual dessert-focused fare on our blogs, we were both too full to stuff in any sweets. But Nelly had kindly brought me some of her moonies (this girl is a moon pie machine). We tried to bribe the restaurant staff with a moonie in exchange for the meatloaf recipe but no such luck. We left them one anyway
Nelly’s awesome moonies weren’t the only thing I left with after our Rawlicious feast… I also bought a new spiralizer – the lovely Paderno kind that makes the very best veggie noodles. I already have a Saldacco spiralizer but the thin noodles it produces are no match for the thick ones the Paderno spits out! It’s not like I really needed another kitchen appliance but what can you do… now I just have to find some cupboard space for it.
Now, for some other fun news. A few of us raw/vegan/food blogger girls from Toronto have been planning a little get together next weekend at my place to share raw desserts and any other yummy food that anyone wants to bring. We’re thinking next Saturday afternoon would be good, and we can enjoy the sunshine on my patio if the weather cooperates. So if you want to come, leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.