Angelica Kitchen. It was surreal. Picture this: I'm sitting in the restaurant with my hubby waiting for a table to open up. The two of us are chatting about how crazy it would be if Sarah was eating at the same restaurant that night. I chuckled and said, "yeah that would be cool, but highly unlikely." Sure enough, at that moment, I turn around to see if any tables were open and there she was, enjoying dinner with a friend. No lie. I was shocked and embarassingly starstruck. And my heart was pounding like crazy. I mean, I knew I was going to meet her at the cooking class the following night, but to randomly spot her at my favorite restaurant? No way! Of course, I mustered up the courage to go over to her and say hello. And when I tell you she was the nicest person I've ever met, I mean it. Her smile was so genuine and she was just beaming. We chatted for a bit, and then I sat down at my own table and relished in the whole experience, looking forward to the following night when I'd see her again at the class.
So how did the class go? Awesome! High up in a gorgeous Manhattan loft, Sarah showed us how to make some delicious food, all while including some super interesting nutrition information and making it really fun. We made fresh raw almond milk, nut pulp hummus, raw tacos with a fantastic raw salsa and cashew sour cream, and a decadent salted caramel dip made with Medjool dates to eat with fruit. When we sat down to eat the beautiful meal at the table, Sarah had us take a 10 second moment of gratitude for our food, our health, and our gorgeous surroundings. She said it's a practice she does before every meal and helps her prepare her body for the food she will be eating, but also helps her to slow down and appreciate everything, even the little things. I loved that. My heart was filled with gratitude that night and I feel more inspired than ever to follow my dreams and do what I love to do.
All photos were taken by SousStyle, which also hosted the class. More photos (plus these above) from the class can be found on their instagram page for the event and even more can be found on their website here. Definitely check out SousStyle. I am now addicted to the super awesome site, created by amazing and beautiful people.
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