Hazzah!

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I found my roomes: Sarah, Allie, and Meg.

Then we rounded up the troops for a little dinner I organized at a local restaurant called RAW.IMG_9903 IMG_9905 IMG_9907 IMG_9908

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We had a fair walk, but we didn’t take public transportation. This is the Healthy Living Summit afterall!

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Hi Meghann!

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Before we knew it, we were there! RAW in all its glory.

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We met up with owners Polly and Carole who so kindly prepared some samples for our group.

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Yummy raw food samples.

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They even showed us some of the full size entrees of the samples.

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Our group got busy with our cameras to capture the goodies. I’m so glad so many people were able to make it to our outing!

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We had lots of fabulous bloggers with us (thanks Allie for sharing your photo!): Kath, Tina, Meghann, Allie, Sarah, Meg, Nicole, Freya, Katy, Gracie, Gabriela, Emily, Emily’s friend (I’m sorry I don’t have your name!), & Heather.

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Nommmmm

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First up – the sushi! Made with cashews, avocados and other goodness.

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I forgot what this one was, but it had a yummy cashew sour cream.

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Then I tried the hummus/falafel sample and lasagna.

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Then it was on to the desserts! A biscotti and the most-delicious lemon bar. Nommm!

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Plus a breakfast sample – oatmeal!

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So much fun!

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My eyes were a little bigger than my stomach. Serious case of the “big eyes”!

I got some eats and the Almond Breeze smoothie (blueberries, strawberry kiwi juice, lecithin, and almonds), which was really, really yummy and not too sweet.

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I got the sushi but only managed to eat about 2 of these and gave the rest away.

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I had to save room for the lemon bar that I got! I only managed to eat about half of this, though and currently have the rest in my hotel room. 😉

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Special thanks to Carole and Polly for being so hospitable. If you’re ever in Chicago, be sure to stop by. They are wonderful!

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Next up, we headed to the Yum Universe launch party.

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Gotta love swag bags.

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There were a ton of people there!

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We got in line for samples.

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I was super full from dinner (who knew raw food could be so filling!?)…

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…but the samples were too cute not to try.

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I also had a little sample of some Hahn Family wine – the Pinot Gris. It was nice and light.

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Bloggers!  Meghann, Megan, Courtney, Hillary, Kath.

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Aprons! I thought these were for sale and was going to try to buy one…till I realized they were just for display.

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Soon enough it was time to hit the road to get back to the hotel.

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We ran into so many bloggers there! Bloggers galore! I can’t imagine what tomorrow is going to be like.

Can’t wait! 🙂