I had a simply wonderful day. I woke up nice and early, packed my car with fun goodies and headed down to Momma's Organic Market, otherwise known as the largest farmer's market on the west side. Found at the 101 and Northern Ave on the third Saturday of each month, it's in a beautiful large upscale shopping center with incredible facilities and gorgeous scenery. My wonderful friend organizes it and it has doubled in size since the beginning of the season, only two short months ago. With over 100 vendors, 4 produce vendors, and FREE family fun activities like a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, and a bounce house...it's an incredible day of fun and fresh air. Why was it so incredible for me?
I LOVE when the Lord introduces me to new people, and I love making new friends, sharing what I know and learn with others, making connections, and the atmosphere itself. I have made plenty of friends with other vendors and enjoy the burgeoning relationships. This morning I saw about a dozen of my own friends, including friends I made in the past few months and who have come to my Raw Recipe Nights. I was also able to meet over 150 new people, share what I love to do, and now have a fresh excitement to work on the upcoming month's newsletter.
If you have not signed up for the mailing list, send an email to LivingRawByGrace@mail.com and I'll make sure you get it. In each newsletter I share the upcoming classes in the area, I'll include a favorite food of mine and why it's healthy (a spin-off of the 31 Days Series), answers to some questions I've received lately, and exciting news!
Have you heard about December's Raw Recipe Nights? All are held at 18330 N. 79th Ave. in Glendale, AZ - right near the Arrowhead Mall from 6pm-8pm. You will get to help prepare with cutting board and knife (don't worry, I'll supply it), so that it become familiar to you and you are more likely to recreate the dishes in your own home. I want to equip YOU to become healthier, not just feed you. Although...you will get fed, so bring an empty stomach and some reusable containers to take some home as well. :)
Saturday, December 4th: Green Smoothies: For all those who are interested in learning more about Green Smoothies, I will be demonstrating the easiest ways to make them, what greens I enjoy & why they are so healthy for me, as well as sharing 3-4 specific recipes of smoothies that I adore. We'll learn how to make an Autumn Harvest Smoothie, A Pina Colada Smoothie, and an Easy Beginner Smoothie. We will also talk about blenders and WHY Green Smoothies are the FIRST thing I recommend adding into your diet if you are looking for differences in your health/weight.
Saturday, December 11th: Raw Chocolate: Oooh, who can resist chocolate? How about HEALTHY chocolate?! :) We'll be making double fudge brownies, chocolate chocolate chip ice cream, and chocolate smoothies. Yum! (This class will fill up fast, book your seat today!)
Monday December 13th: Raw Holiday Dinner: Curious about how a Raw Vegan does Thanksgiving and Christmas? This is one of the more traditional dinners, yet it satisfies any craving I have while eating with others. My “Turkey” Patties are wonderfully light and leave me with plenty of energy, my Mashed Taters are delicious, and my Cranberry Sauce has me looking forward to Cranberry season all year long.
Monday, December 20th: Flatbreads: Ever wonder how I do sandwiches, burritos, wraps, and more? Come learn why a dehydrator is a wonderful addition to your kitchen and how to use it! We'll be making some delicious Onion Bread, Apple Raisin Bread & Tortillas.
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Haley is passionate about Raw Food and how God has used it to heal her. She loves to share what she knows with anyone who is curious, and finds herself talking to everyone around her about her lifestyle.