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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 8: LA Raw Bazaar & Better Life Cuisine


We attended the L.A. Raw Bazaar located at Jerry’s Garden in the West Hollywood area. This was a great, lively event that we were told occurs every month. There were a dozen or so vendors in a courtyard. On the other side was a small stage and chairs for the audience, so at times it was hard to talk to anyone. Around the corner there was a different seating to hear people give talks. I heard Troy Casey of Amazon Botanicals, and former actor and model, give an impassioned talk telling us to eat healthy, take the right whole food supplements that support the Amazon, and live a green lifestyle to save the world. It was refreshing to hear a creative, intelligent person like him talk and I hope he got through to the other people in the audience. I believed in most of what he said, although I don’t know about following our ancestors’ diet concept he was purporting. I met some old friends like Lou Corona (he gave a talk also), Rawsheed (selling his delectable rawfoods; his jackfruit pizza was great!), and Augusto and Victoria. There was a woman there named Melba Thorn (company: Native Gardens, Inc.) selling organic vegan truffles that were the best tasting healthy truffles I have ever tasted. If they are raw and made with good ingredients, I would like to eat more of them. The vibe there was relaxed, like a nice, neverending party, making it easy to meet people. I met some interesting new people including Kirk of Essential Living Foods who graciously offered us a multitude of tasty, super nutrified raw blended smoothies, Isaiah who sells ozone water, Sam Fetzer who does quantum laser healing catalyst and advanced energy work, a nice young Swiss entrepreneur named Michael Broennimann who makes raw oils (company: Oelmuehle Thunersee), and Raffi Dillian and Matt Pollock of Omica Organics. After talking with them for a while it finally dawned on me that I had seen Raffi give a presentation at David Wolfe’s 2009 Longevity Experience conference on the DVD set I purchased, and highly recommend for opening your mind to the ultimate health and world of possibilities. Talking to Raffi was truly amazing since you can see that he is very intelligent and very focused on his business, and what an incredible business he has. We hope to be working with him in the future.
What is your favorite health or green event you attended?
Next, we drove west to Santa Monica to dine at the all organic, raw, vegan café called Better Life Cuisine that Augusto had recommended. It had a nice appealing interior, although not the most relaxing since there is an adjoining room for other uses like drumming when we were there. The way it works is you go to the counter order your food and sit down at a table and then the server brings your food when it is ready. The food was excellent, presented very creatively, not fancy, and very tasty. We loved the three salad combo with “egg” salad (so creamy and chewy), broccoli stem slaw, and kale salad (all excellent), fiesta platter with its multitude of dips, and the very tasty and dense pizza. For dessert we ate a spirulina cheesecake that was very good and bought some to go. Of these the durian cheesecake was excellent. The other two: a cookie and a ball were nothing great. Overall we would highly recommend this café to everyone and we would love to go visit again.

Where did you have your best raw food meal?

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