Laura is a vegetarian and had asked for some suggestions when we decided to go for brunch. I immediately thought of Live! I thought it would be a good fit for her, something new for her to try and selfishly, I really wanted to try their brunch!! Laura and her friend Kristy decided they were feeling adventurous, so off to Live we went! (It seems I just missed Angela there by a few hours!)
The gals loved the fun decor and we chose a lovely seat by the window. The Live brunch menu featured a ton of yummy sounding raw and cooked selections. I started off with a shot of peach-aloe vera.
Aloe vera is said to help aid in digestion and helps inflammation as well. It was tangy and a little bit tart, but I liked it!
The girls had a bit of trouble deciding on just one thing - that is always a good sign. Kristy opted for the (cooked) banana french toast and Laura had the (raw) banana split. Both dishes looked amazing when they came out!
I decided to have the raw walnut crepes:
They were delightful!! They had the texture of a crepe with an amazing filling that was a little bit sweet with cashew cream that brought everything together. The home fries had a nice spiciness to them and overall I really enjoyed this meal.
Laura reads my blog and said that she had realized what a change I had made in my eating when she had saw my post about Live and the amazing cashew sour cream. She said that I was the gal who used to get extra REGULAR sour cream on my fries when we went to New York Fries. Oh how things have changed!! With choices like that (on a regular basis) it's really no wonder I had 33 lbs to lose...
Since I was there already, I decided to pick up some more raw goodies:
I opted for more of the cinnamon raisin bagels & some walnut cookies - yum!! I really need to get a dehydrator so that I can start making goodies like this on my own...
It was so nice to see Laura (and Kristy!) and catch up in person.
We vowed that it would not be five years until the next time we see one another (it's on the blog now Laura, so that means it must be true!) I'm going to make an effort to get up to Ottawa at some point to visit which would be great! I'm so happy that they both enjoyed their time in Toronto as well as their meal at Live. I can't wait to find another reason to go again...