Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I am Grateful

Today I experienced deeply enlightened food. This food was completely 'green' 'local' 'sustainable' and 'organic'. But it was also so much more than that. This was truly soulfood, the kindof food that fills your body with energy and good vibes. Food that is made with love, from only the most exceptional ingredients, 100% vegan, alive food, hand-crafted with care. WOW, I am feeling the positive energy coursing through my body right now!San Francisco-based Cafe Gratitude recently opened in Healdsburg. For those of you who have never experienced Cafe Gratitude, this gem of a restaurant serves 100% vegan, raw, alive food that is prepared with love and great care. Cafe Gratitude embodies everything that sustainability is about ... healthy people, healthy planet, smart business, happy people, good vibes and positive energy. I had the daily special (called 'I am Celebrating') - a succulent chile stuffed with almond paste, cashew sour cream and a bunch of other goodies, that was dehydrated (alive, not cooked), and that came with quinoa and red cabbage. I have never tasted food like this before - you can literally taste the positive, healthy energy inside of the delicious flavors & textures.
cafe gratitude house salad
Cafe Gratitude also asks a question of the day. Today's question was: 'What divine quality have you mastered?' yesterday's question was: 'What brings you joy?'. These type of questions not only make you stop and reflect, but they are also a great conversation starter. My husband and I talked for 20 minutes or so on our divine qualities! This was truly a lunch like no other - divine conversation, soulfood and the happiest wait-staff I have ever seen in a restaurant.
the original cafe gratitude in San Francisco
So if you live in Healdburg, San Rafael, Berkeley or San Francisco (or travel to these cities), I highly recommend enjoying Cafe Gratitude.

You can also buy the recipe book which is chock full of surprising, delightful, live food recipes.
Cafe Gratitude recipe book

From their website - the embodiment of sustainability: Café Gratitude is our expression of a world of plenty. Our food and people are a celebration of our aliveness. We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local farmers, sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly products. Our food is prepared with love. We invite you to step inside and enjoy being someone that chooses: loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing being provided for. Have fun and enjoy being nourished. Welcome to Café Gratitude!

WOW - I am Grateful for Cafe Gratitude!

No comments:

Post a Comment