What a weekend! Boy am I exhausted. I’ll be honest, for the first time ever I am actually not in the mood to blog. It’s seeming particularly effortful at the moment when all I really want to be doing is crashing on the couch watching mad men. Turns out you can do both…and I’m icing my leg. Serious multitasking right here. That seemed to be the name of the game all weekend long. So many things happening (all of which were wonderful don’t get me wrong) but it felt pretty non-stop. The storm has officially arrived but fortunately most of the events of the next few weeks I am very much looking forward to. Besides multitasking, the theme of this weekend seemed to be leftovers. Or rather re-purposing leftovers. Some strange (but epically delicious) eats ensued.
Friday night started off on the best foot. A friend and I learned to make chocolate! Chocosol has been hosting a few chocolate-making workshops over the last few weeks. I learned SO much. I plan to do a more detailed post on my experience so I won’t give too much away. Let’s just say I left there in a chocolate coma. Also please don’t make fun of the goofy hats they made us wear 🙂
Sunday morning I was craving banana bread but I knew we shouldn’t get too full before the gluten-free garage expo we were heading to later. I ended up making a banana baked oatmeal dish and used the leftover almond pulp from the almond milk to add more flavour and fiber. It was so moist and totally hit the spot. We topped it with some walnut butter and chia seeds. I saved a little space for the madness that was to come…
The gluten-free garage was insanity! So many people, booths, and TASTERS! I can’t even begin to describe all the goodness so I will just tell you what I bought. Some chips and salsa from Neal Brothers Foods, GF spring rolls and dip from Saigon Soul Food and some hamburger buns from Udi’s. Everything at the Bunner’s table looked amazing and if we weren’t heading to lunch right after I probably would have demolished the table.
From there we went to meet up with some close friends of ours at Grapefruit Moon. I wasn’t kidding when I said we were non-stop on the go. I forgot to take a pic of my food but after eating so much at the GFG I was perfectly content with a standard egg breakfast with a few slices of tempeh bacon. Nothing fancy but being able to sit out on a patio in the gorgeous weather with some great company was the real treat.
The rest of the night will be spent consuming whatever chocolate chip cookies are leftover and far too much chocolate from chocosol. I’m thinking I need a detox. I plan on picking up the ingredients to make Sarah’s Detoxifying Juice this week. My body is craving this goodness! But for now I’m happy to have finished this post and also be able to look back on what a wonderful albeit hectic weekend it was!
Tell me about your weekend! Also, how do you feel about leftovers? Love em’ or hate em’? Any strange but good combinations to come out of your leftovers?
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Sarah OhmApril 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm
What is this Gluten Free Garage!? Can we go!?!?