We had been talking about this day for a long time. Thinking about ways to create a sense of community on one chilly afternoon in Toronto. But…there was no reason to fret. Bring together amazing entrepreneurs like ChocoSol (known for their ethics and delicious chocolate!), good food and inspiring people and something beautiful is bound to happen.
Nicole and I had prepared a menu that would allow everyone to get involved. Instead of the traditional demo, we divided everyone into teams and had them rotate through prep stations until an incredible community feast was ready to share.
I remember standing in the middle of the kitchen watching forty new friends dance around me: whisking, blending, spreading, tossing, dipping…it was magical.
It was a wonderful, inclusive event during a week that can often leave some feeling lonely. Instead, I left feeling a part of something, an amazing collaborative partnership with Nicole, a supportive community with ChocoSol, a member of a movement of inspiring individuals and a citizen of a caring city. I left with a big smile and a full belly.
In case you weren’t able to attend, I wanted to share with your our recipes from the day. Together we made:
Chocolate Oat Thumbprint Cookies
Chocolate Kissed Peppermint Macaroons
Heartfelt Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Soulmate Socca with Roasted Squash, Black Beans, Avocado and Mole
Truth Serum with Black Sesame Seeds and Chocolate
All of the recipes are soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, refined-sugar-free and of course, vegan!
You can download the pdf by clicking the link above. I hope the menu encourages you to invite someone to share some soulmate socca while you chat and sip some truth serum. There is nothing better than good food and good friends.
Thank you, ChocoSol for hosting such a spectacular event. It was an amazing day!