Two “girls” come together: The Blender Girl’s guest post in Girl On Raw
The Blender Girl and Girl On RawI was absolutely thrilled when Robyn Law from Girl On Raw approached me to do a guest post on her gorgeous raw recipe blog. After all, we culinary “girls” have to stick together. Robyn has been a constant source of raw inspiration and encouragement for me ever since our s’blended internet friendship began over a year ago. Kellie (a mutual friend) and I had just finished performing in the Australian production of August: Osage County. Kellie, a fellow foodie, thought Robyn and I would have a lot in common, and made an introduction through Facebook. She was right, and we hit if off immediately, sharing our passion for whole foods and raw “uncooking”.
I was immediately struck by Robyn’s passion and cheekiness; and I continue to be blown away by her tenacity and generosity of spirit. This is an opinion shared by many in the raw food community. A fact I discovered when I visited 105 Degrees in Oklahoma City. Robyn had written to me raving about her visit there, with an infectious enthusiasm, that saw me grabbing for my car keys and taking a 5 hour road trip from my then home in Springfield Missouri to check out what was so special about this place.
I discovered that none of the hype was exaggerated as I was wowed with a “rawkstar” degustation meal hosted by Matthey Kenney, Ani Phyo, and the 105 degrees team -- all of whom sang Robyn’s praises with genuine sincerity. It was clear that she had made quite an impression. I was proud to know her, and even more grateful for all of the raw food knowledge that she had shared with me. As I write this, I am reminded of the famous words of Maya Angelou, “When you learn, teach. When you get, give”. Robyn lives her life by this philosophy. I dream of the day that we “raw girls” finally meet in person, to swap recipes and stories over some fabulous raw mocktails!
I chose a “green with envy” theme for my guest post, in celebration of the upcoming birth of Robyn’s first baby. I wish her joy and happiness as she begins a fabulous new chapter as a mother. Check out my guest post in Robyn Law’s beautiful raw recipe blog where I share two of my favourite raw vegan green recipes -- those “hard to quit eating” kale chips and that “tart at heart” key lime mousse. Thanks Robyn. You ROCK!