Hiya, friends! Just wanted to point out the new look here at quick cook rice. I have the lovely Caitlin of Roost and Lark Creatif to thank for the fabulous header. If you don’t know of Roost, I suggest you sit yourselves down right now and go. This is the thing. Blogging is weird, sometimes pointless, totally cliquey, selfish, and full of bullshit. And yet sometimes it’s full of amazing talent and voices you’d never otherwise hear of. I may never know Caitlin in real life, simply because we live in completely different places and come from different worlds, and I’d never know the beauty of her photographs, the stunning creativity behind her recipes, and the whimsy behind her blog, but I have blogging to thank for bringing us together. As soon as I stumbled upon her Roost, I kept stumbling back. I’m glad to “know” her, and I’m even more grateful she was able to help me carve out my little space of this strange blogging world. Hope you like it as much as I do.
For a follow-up response to this post, check out Honesty Revisited.
[Edited to add: I originally wrote that Revitalive's smoothies are "$10 or more a pop," and while many of Revitalive's smoothies are $10 with additional add-ins optional, they do have some smoothies for $7 & $8.]
I adore raw, vegan food, and when I talk about the wonders of veggies and nuts – simple food – turned into crazy entrees that delight the senses, I tend to sound like a religious zealot. So I try to cool it with the crazy raw food talk and just say that I love raw food. I try get others on board (in a non-Scientology way; raw foodies can totally make noises when giving birth…I think), and I ask unsuspecting friends and family to try burgers made of sprouted this and dehydrated that.
So I was thrilled when my brave sister said she was willing to journey with Tommy Bean and myself to Revitalive Cafe in Newburyport, MA. Revitalive Cafe is a raw, vegan cafe tucked into a shopping center in the middle of quintessentially New England town. Newburyport is the type of place where you come to look at cutesy gift shops and eat lobster straight from the boat. At Revitalive, however, you can drink superfood smoothies straight from the blender (at “bargain” prices of $10 or more a pop). I figured I’d feel right at home, and I wasn’t too worried about getting my skeptical, very much not-a-vegan sister to fall madly deeply in love with taco nut meat and raw sour cream.
I figured I’d soon have many followers in my new religion.