Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DC VegFest...

...was totally worth the trip. Held on the campus of George Washington University in the heart of Washington, DC, DC VegFest was the bomb. Me and my family all attended. In retrospect, I should have just gone with my oldest son, Raymond, seen below with Mr. Carrot. He was feeling it. He had a great time and he didn't want to leave. Since he wants to be a chef, that made sense.

Raymond and Mr. Carrot. Raymond had just finished a cupcake which is why frosting is all over his mouth!
Rom wanted a new Facebook profile picture, and he got one.

 
There had to be at least a thousand people there. Jona definitely had some sensory overload issues, which I have to keep in mind. He was fine during the drive down; could never settle down while we were there, unless he was eating (away from the crowd); he was ready to go pretty early in the game. We all went because the four of us don't get out much together all at the same time. Family time is important, but we have to keep it simple, with less people around. And on the drive home, Jona was fine. He even took a few pictures of me in the car, and a self-portrait of himself, which I accidentally deleted!

I ran into Ms. Wanda Peace and Mrs. Marcy Clark, and her lovely family, both Raw Mocha Angel readers. I didn't get photos because I had to constantly keep one eye on Jona. Wanda will tell you Jona was tugging on me the whole time I was talking to her and her friend Denise!


Food Porn for you all, because I love you.
From Vegan Treats in Pennsylvania. I had the Carrot Cake (because Jona stuck his finger in it) and the Caramel Cheesecake. That's the one in the center between the Carrot Cake and the Oreo Cake. It was one of the best, ,most original cakes I've ever tasted. 


Khepra Anu from Mojo Juice Club was there workin' his raw food mojo. I caught him chopping coconuts open with a machete. Fierce!

Khepra makes the best raw food in DC. I got a raw burger, kale salad, and some kind of rice that was amazing. That platter was the last thing I bought and I ate it in the car (didn't think to photograph it!) It was awesome. Rom said, "I guess you're not going to wait to get home to eat that, huh?" Uh, no. Too good to wait. Amazing.

 
Tal Ronnen, author of The Conscious Cook was there too. I have no idea what he made, but I'm glad I caught a photo. I intend to meet him in person one day.


Jill Eckhart, assistant to Neal Barnard, M.D., who is the founder of The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, was there. I have this book (just made my first recipe from it today) and will review it soon. I had to get a picture of her.

Teach your children well.
Thanks DC VegFest!

Love,
Althea

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3 comments:

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

What a fun day! Gorgeous photos, too.

bitt said...

looks like a great time. love Mr. Carrot. :-)

Rose Colored Glasses said...

Are you going again this year/this coming Saturday for VegFest2011?

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