Some highlights from the Summit – I had such a great time
Sabrina‘s talk on entertaining was great – and I won a new placemat for making a comment!!!
I was in charge of meal planning and we had a great spread of healthy foods -
- Arnold breads / Sandwich Thins
- Spring Greens Salad
- Quinoa + Edamame Salad
- Garbanzo Bean Salad
- Applegate Farms Organic Deli Meats + Cheeses
- Roasted Veggies
- Marinated Tofu
It tasted DELICOIUS!
I got a pile of salad, fruit, quinoa, roasted veggies and a sandwich thin stuffed with tofu and more veggies. Anyone who doesn’t think veggies are delicious needs to borrow my tongue!
I actually LOVED the long Arnold Sandwich Thin. It was long and fluffy and sweet and thin enough for the flavors to come through. I am a total bread snob, but this got a thumbs up.
And this chocolate chip pie and lemon bar slice got two thumbs up!
The talk was recorded and will be posted online soon. In the meantime, check out NERD KERF!
We had several giveaways – The Happiness Project
And some awesome paper planners!
Then it was time for feta. Since it makes everything betta.
Their snacks were incredible!
I had a few watermelon + feta skewers and some pita chips and veggies and hummus.
Tina and I went a little hummus crazy
The closing keynote was inspiring. So many great blogs to read – please, please, please give me an extra hour in the day!
I received some very sad news this afternoon. I lost my grandfather, Pop, this weekend. He was 92 years old and smart as a whip (still went to work most days of the week!) and passed away peacefully during his evening nap. It was tough to go on with the day (my mom was saving the news for my return home) but alas, the news leaked in the family tree. More reflections to come…
Emily and I had plans for yoga tonight, but we decided to go on a long lakeside walk instead. The walk really helped – we strolled for over an hour. It was nice to just relax and talk for a while.
In-between sniffles, w joined back with the group and ventured back out to our planned dinner with Miss Oh She Glows.
In Pop’s honor, I got his favorite drink: A Manhattan, extra sweet.
I also devoured this mini bowl of truffled popcorn! Best popcorn ever.
Emily and I shared vegan, veggie sushi to start
Followed by these amazing raw crackers
Tina noticed my glass was empty and bought me a glass of wine!! She sure knows how to live it up I didn’t quite finish it, but it was a great Chard.
To eat I had the Foraged Mushrooms with Fava Bean Puree. AMAZING. These were the BEST mushrooms I’ve ever had – you could have blindfolded me and told me they were beef tenderloin and I would have believed you!
Emily got “fried chicken” made from seitan and tofu – which was surprisingly really delicous.
We wanted dessert, but we didn’t have room or time, so we passed and somehow I’m still up too late. It’s been a long [sad] day and I’m ready to get home to my new home to unwind a bit. I’ll be traveling again on Tuesday.