I attended Veggie Fest today and was Amazed at how many people were in attendance. As always, I headed straight for the food court to dive into deliciousness.
First stop Mumbai Munchies
I loved this Indian version of nachos called Papdi Chaat.
Papri chaat is traditionally prepared using crisp fried dough wafers known as papri, along with boiled chick peas, boiled potatoes, yogurt and tamarand chutney and topped with chaat masala and sev.
My second favorite thing was this tiny slice of key lime pie packed with a lot of flavor.
I definitely was excited to try new vegetarian foods, loved all the vendors and even received some great freebies from Whole Foods but I was disapointed that the foods did not have more veggies nor we there any local farmers with veggies for sale.
I really enjoyed the cooking demo out on by Nature’s Pathway organic. The speaker was very energetic and knowledgeable and created two wonderful snacks.
The first was grilled fruit salad.
We werent able to sample it but I love THE idea of combining fresh fruit, Greek yogurt with an organic cereal for crunch.
Overall it was a great day and sure beats eating junk from a fast food chain!
Love making healthy snacks.
Used fresh basil from my garden, a variety of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella from the market and yummy triple berry balsamic from my girlfriends company. One day I’ll learn how to make my own mozzarella.😉
What a great turnout for the Gluten Free and Allergy Free Expo in Schaumburg today! I would have to say 90% of the people took advantage of the great deal on Groupon for $15 for 2 people for the entire weekend. I know I did! #gfafexpo
So here’s just a few of the vendors I sampled and enjoyed. I will post more tomorrow on day #2.
I love visiting farmers markets and picking up fresh fruits but when I can’t, I still like to be creative with my food.
My twist on dessert.
Most ladies have heard of Ipsy, Birchbox and Smashbox but I’ve just discovered a Foodies dream come true… Monthly Food Subscription boxes. Hallelujah!
First up “Love with Food”
Here’s their 3 plans. I went with the 1st one for now but I might switch it later. I’m excited that there is a gluten free option!
And they donate one meal for every subscription is pretty cool too.
Has anyone ever tried this company? Do you know of any others that are legit? Please leave a comment below! Thanks