View Full Version : WHO is coming to the Raw Food Festival in Ottawa??
Raw Angel Mom
09-02-2008, 01:08 PM
Since this is free admission, i was wondering how many of you are planing to come to the festival. Check for more info www.simplyraw.ca
I will do the pie contest, anyone are doing that?
09-03-2008, 02:28 AM
Do have a RAWonderful Time....
09-03-2008, 07:53 AM
There's another thread about this...just do a search for "simply raw". We'll be there and so will a few others.
Raw Angel Mom
09-04-2008, 06:35 AM
Raene this is wonderful. Make sure to come and say hello to me if you are here on Saturday, i will be helping with the boost of the main organizer. Sunday unfortunately, i won't be there.
09-04-2008, 07:30 AM
How will I know who you are? lol.
09-04-2008, 09:36 PM
I will be there on Saturday only. Raene, I remember you are tall and slim and have short hair. I'll look for you! I will be watching Phillip at 10 am and Victoria Boutenko at 4. I'm 42, short and have reddish hair, shoulder length.
I hope we can find each other. Raw Angel Mom, best of luck with the pie!
Maybe we should make RFT name tags or signs?
09-05-2008, 12:14 PM
:cool: Hiya, I will be there for sure...I have been waiting for this event to happen in our lovely city as it seems they always happen in CA or some other far off exotic land. Did not have time this year to prepare for the pie contest, but next year for sure. See you there! :cool:
09-06-2008, 04:39 AM
Ladies.......In JOY yourselves and each other. Have a RAWonderful time.
Raw Angel Mom
09-08-2008, 09:30 AM
Hello, i wonder if i saw any of you. I have brown hair (longer then my shoulder). I was wearing a blue jacket and was working at the simply raw booth.
I didn't win the pie contest but i noticed when the public could have a taste, they were going for my pie, so this is all good.
Hope you enjoy the day, sadely, i couldn't come on Sunday and wished i could get a DVD on the speaker. Someone was filming them.
09-08-2008, 11:53 AM
how did it go? did anyone take pictures? anyone review it or write about it in a blog?? I am dying to know how it was and also raw spirit fest as well! Can't wait till video and audio and pictures start popping up of these two events!
09-08-2008, 04:17 PM
I went for one day. It was fabulous except for the fact that it was very chilly and pouring in rain for all of Saturday! I saw Raene! That was so cool! My first RFT person in the flesh! (Hi Raene, it was lovely to meet you!) I enjoyed myself immensely. The luminaries of raw were there.
Matt and Angela, Brian Clement, Paul Nison, Victoria Boutenko, Philip McCluskey, Lalita Salas, and more! I enjoyed the talks, but for me, the real joy was just being around like minded folks. The food was wonderful. The raw food purists would not be pleased at how much food I ate!:rolleyes: I overlapped ALL my meals and did not fletcherize. Oh well, It was scrumptious!
I had raw pizza, samples of several raw pies, a raw chocolate macaroon, and I shared a raw wrap with pesto and a massive plate of sprouts with my daughter. There was a young man there selling Kombucha that tasted like ginger beer! Mmmmm!
And, I bought stuff. I got Valya's new film "Reversing the Irreversible" and "Raw for 30 days". I bought Matt Monarch's book Raw Success.
My camera wouldn't work, so I only have a few photos that my sister took. I'm waiting for her to email them to me.
RawAngelMom, I bet I saw you and maybe even spoke to you as I was at that booth several times. I had an RFT sign on my coat. I'm sorry we didn't get to say hello!
I'm very curious about what happened on Sunday and what Angela and Matt talked about.
09-09-2008, 07:23 AM
Yes, nice to meet you too, Shashibala! Was great finally meeting someone face to face. Sorry we disappeared without saying goodbye...my family was very annoyed at the cold/rain and begged to leave.
Sunday it was nicer in the morning (hot when the sun was out, cold when it was behind clouds) but then it rained again all afternoon. What a rainy time!
I heard Phil, Angela Stokes, and Brian Clement speak. The rest of the time I ate great food and walked around at all the booths. There were Lara bar samples...new kinds I'd never had before like Coconut something or other...yum! Rawvolution bar samples, lots of local raw crackers and dips...there was a fabulous sour-cream like dip made out of cashews, sunflower seeds, sauerkraut, and lemon juice...whoa! And some great tasting desserts. The desserts that were entered into the contest were only a quarter for the first one and free thereafter, so you can believe that we kept going back for more. I think we tried about 10 kinds of pies the first day and probably 15 desserts the second day. A 10 year old won the dessert contest which I thought was neat.
I did bring my camera but I only got one very blurry picture of Phil...it was just too rainy.
It was interesting to hear Brian Clement talk...I'd never seen him or heard of him before and it's just great to realize we all do raw differently. He may have good points, but I'm sticking to my fruits :)
I am also really wanting a Needak Rebounder now...they convinced me they're safe even while pregnant...well, I'm not really convinced, but it's an interesting thought...but wow, are they neat or what! Nothing like a $30 trampoline from the sporting goods store.
They also had a booth selling those things that hook onto your cell phone so it cuts out the radiation or whatnot. I've always thought those were just money-makers and that really they don't do anything. What's everyone else's opinion? Any science behind it?
I had the most amazing lasagna and pizza. I was only upset during the last day when I bought a local kombucha, drank half, and starting feeling really sick on the way home...heart palpitations, anxiety, etc, and when I looked on the bottle it contained sugar!!! I couldn't believe it. I guess I learned my lesson the hard way. I can't do sugar and never dreamed someone would put some into something that is ordinarily raw. Eek.
09-09-2008, 09:47 PM
I, too, now think I need a needak! Ahhh, so many things to spend my very little money on! I also found the many different approaches to raw fascinating. Brian C. does not advocate blending due to oxidization of foods, but he was followed by Victoria B., who, as we well know, is a blending enthusiast. She was very respectful and said that she is always interested in information about blending, but that she had done some experiments with potatoes and they had not oxidized rapidly after blending. I find it so exciting that we are all really working out the kinks of good raw food living by trying it ourselves. It all made me more sure that we must learn to trust our bodies and adjust when we don't feel good.
Raene, I don't drink much kombucha for the very reason you stated. Those things eat tons of sugar and usually, I think, black tea. It might be good for me, but I can't get over all that sugar!
09-11-2008, 08:35 AM
thanks for posting some details you guys.. I wanted to go but we just couldn't do it after all... maybe next year.
I was telling my husband that some people in the NY/East area should start our own HUGE raw festival on the level of raw spirt fest for us east coasters.. wouldn't that be awesome?
good to know you both had a good time!
09-11-2008, 08:59 AM
That really would be great!!!
Here are some of the pie entries...yum! That chocolate/calendula one was definitely my favorite!!!
09-14-2008, 08:12 AM
wow raene, those look awesome! do you happen to remember what they all are? especially the second one??
which one won?
09-14-2008, 10:18 AM
The first one is strawberry shortcake pie, 2nd is chocolate chili pepper pie, 3rd is chocolate/calendula, which was my fave, and last is a fruit layered pie. :)
09-14-2008, 10:27 PM
Nice photos Raene! Ah, they bring back such fond memories!!!
I was also at the SimplyRaw festival both days and had a great time in spite of the weather! The speakers were all awesome and it was great to meet them and talk with them at their booths. I also got a chance to speak with Mark & Natasha of SimplyRaw, (http://www.simplyraw.ca) and was quite impressed how they always appear so healthy, lean and fit. For 47 years old, Natasha looks awesome! Apparently she's been following a raw diet for over 16 years and it sure shows!
FYI, I've just heard (through the raw vine) that next year's FREE festival will take place in June, and it will be even bigger than this last one! Many more speakers apparently! EEk!!! I can't wait!!!
09-22-2008, 09:58 PM
Great pictures --- and those pies were absolutely delish!!!
I believe that the layered strawberry shortcake pie won the 1st prize (Excalibur dehydrator!) and the chocolate calendula torte, prepared by Natasha's (of SimplyRaw) (http://www.simplyraw.ca) 80 year old mother, came in 2nd place. Natasha's recipe was featured in the newspaper that same day/
Raene, I just received SimplyRaw's newsletter and they requested photos of the festival in case you wish to share them. They'll be posting the pie recipes soon on their site - just in time for Thanksgiving! (Canadian)
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