To say that summer flew by is an understatement. These past beautiful sunny months, we’ve been incredibly wrapped up with SimplyRaw Express so we haven’t been spending as much time doing our regular thing outdoors. In case you haven’t heard, Mark & I took the leap and opened SimplyRaw Express - Ottawa’s only 100 % plant-based AND gluten-free restaurant back in May. And boy oh boy, have we come a long way!
Our unique, mostly raw menu is full of fresh flavor, with rave reviews.
From our popular raw Taco Fiesta Salads
Portabello Steaks with Cauliflower Mash
and naturally, desserts
including the best dehydrated Lemon Pie Macaroons
and yes, raw vegan cupcakes too.
We have been blessed with fabulous regulars who light up our days
day after day -
many whom are known figures (and dear friends) in the community;
and some who bring special treats of fresh, home-grown goji berries.
Our staff has grown to 6 outstanding fresh darlings;
and we have been gifted with the most extraordinary Kitchen Angels
including my incredibly energetic 85 year young mother, Ilse
loved by all.
And though we’ve been pulling in 16 hour+ work days these past 4 months
we’re starting to find more downtime
for outdoor activity and fun
with a bit of rest & relaxation
here & there.
It is, after all,
just a matter of balance. ;-)
Yesterday’s food log:
- 4 ozs e3live
- teecino tea
- bio superfood algae
- 2 peaches
- watermelon (lots!)
- nori with avocado
- blended gazpacho soup
I recently came off a fast and am still taking my time easing back into solids. Loving the tomatoes this time of year! :)