Fresh Restaurant Meet-Up!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 5, 2009

Good morning!

Last night I took a much needed PC-cation.

I was feeling a bit run down over all of the events in the past week, and I just needed to turn off and zone out.

Do you guys ever feel that way too? I think computers and the Internet are such amazing things, but they can also be unhealthy if we spend too much time on them.


I’m now ready to tell you all about the wonderful meet-up at Fresh yesterday!

We arrived for 2:30pm and it was super busy, as it always is at Fresh. As we waited for our table we all chatted. It was so nice finally meeting everyone who I have been talking to over email.

I gave the ladies a little goodie bag of Glo Bars while we waited!


Once we sat down, I asked our server if she could take a picture of the group. I passed her the camera and it died. Battery dead!!!!!! Of course, I had to hold my composure together in front of all these wonderful ladies. I choked back a tear and cracked a smile and nervous laughter. hahaha. ;) Luckily, my new friends came to the rescue and allowed me to use their camera!

Whew, problem averted.

Here we are (going counter clockwise): Stephanie, Alex, Ashley, Gillian, Cali, Melanie, Alison, me, Krissy, and Alicia.


Everyone was so sweet and super friendly! It was so nice to finally connect with others who have such similar interests as I do. :) We will definitely be doing this again!

How long does it take 10 ladies to order at Fresh? Well, let’s just say the server had to come back to the table 4 times to ask us if we were ready! lol.

I started with:

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Oh this was just fabulous!

I wanted to try ingredients that I never have at home, and this surely fit the bill! I need to get a juicer asap!!!!!!

From left to right: Melanie, Alison, me, Krissy:


Krissy also brought goodies of her own- All natural macaroons!


I tried one last night and they were delicious!

For my main, I decided on the Baby Beach Bowl on brown rice:


The sun dried tomatoes were some of the best I have tasted!


This bowl was really delicious. I liked it because it combined many different ingredients that I normally wouldn’t think to pair together. However, I still preferred the Energy Bowl I had in August to this one. Nothing beats coconut curry!

Energy bowl In August:



After our mains, we were all stuffed and decided to pass on dessert. Especially since it was lunch time, I don’t typically crave anything sweet until the evening hours.

Thanks to everyone who came out! For those of you who could not make it, I really hope that we can get together soon! :)


After Fresh, Eric and I worked on my labels until about 8pm. I was just zonked by the end of the day. Good news though- We finally figured out why my labels were smudging when wet!!! The problem is now solved. We printed about 6,000 labels last night!!! It was exhausting to say the least.

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Around 9pm, Eric caught me doing this:


I was resting my eyes (can’t nap for the life of me).


He knows whenever I lay down I must be really tired because I am the type of person that goes crazy when I have to sit still and do nothing.

I think the past week just tired me out and the half marathon + other festivities finally caught up with me. Eric took advantage of my down time by popping on a movie for us to watch. It was just the downtime I needed!!



In other news, US Shipping finally has a date!!!! I apologize for the delays. We ran into a couple major, major issues last week that threw a snag in our plans.

Mark your calendars:

The online shopping cart will be activated: Thursday October 8th at 9am EST. All orders will be on a first-come, first serve basis. Let’s hope the server doesn’t crash! lol.


On that note, I need to get back to work! I have a busy day of about 4-5 orders as well as other computer work.


Enjoy your Moan-day!


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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 5, 2009 at 9:49 am

What a sweet meet up. I love that cat lamp near your couch, too.


Jess (Fit Chick in the City) October 5, 2009 at 9:50 am

What a fun meet up! Too bad NYC isn’t closer to Canada! I can only imagine how swamped your gonna be when shipping is available to the US!


Jess October 5, 2009 at 9:53 am

That looks like an awesome meetup! I wish I had more blog friends nearby!


Diana October 5, 2009 at 10:02 am

Oh I definitely agree that sometimes we just have to walk away from the computer and take a rest from the internet. :)
It looks like it was fun! I definitely wish I had more people who shared my interests to talk to. :)


cali October 5, 2009 at 10:09 am

it was great to meet you and thanks for the glo bars – i can’t wait to try the “run” one. and for the record you really didn’t seem upset about your camera … you must have a good poker face LOL.


Courtney October 5, 2009 at 10:09 am

What a beautiful bunch of ladies!! Everyone looked so pretty and like they were having a really good time..GIRL POWER!! :>

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) October 5, 2009 at 10:25 am

yay for meet-ups! Looks like it was a great time!


Leah @ L4L October 5, 2009 at 10:28 am

What a beautiful group of ladies! Looks like you had fun! And delicious!

And wow! That’s quite the to-do list! Have fun with that! ;)


kristin October 5, 2009 at 10:30 am

Thanks for organizing the meet up! Looking forward to another one soon :)


brandi October 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

what a fun meet up! That’s exciting about the US shipping :)


::christine:: October 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

Ok, so the 1st day to place an order for US shipping is Oct 8th, right? What a great birthday gift (mine is the 7th) I’m so excited to order – I can’t stand it.


melissa October 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

you look stunning even while napping. congrats on all the well deserved success!


Jen October 5, 2009 at 10:45 am

Hi Angela,
Looked like a great meet-up group. Do you have room for one more next time? As a naturopathic student and employee of Womens Wellness Calendars I would love to connect with and network with women that share similar interests in health and wellness.



Alison October 5, 2009 at 10:45 am

I totally agree that you totally seemed to take the camera battery thing in stride! Team work! We got a bunch of great pics, it’s all good.

Thanks again for organizing the meet up! It was great. And I can’t believe it but I left my glo bars on the table after my little photo shoot of the glo bars and Krissy’s macaroons!! :( Now I’m even more excited for shipping to the US to start! ;)


Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries October 5, 2009 at 10:45 am

I’m the same way with napping! I’m always jealous of people who can just lay down and shut off..

And OMG those sun-dried tomatoes!!!


natalie October 5, 2009 at 10:49 am

Looks like so much fun! And the food looks great!! I am so excited to order some glow bars, it’s going to be like pitching a tent outside of store before a big sale or to buy tickets to a concert….everyone is going to want them so they are going to be the first in line!! I know i will!! ;)


Jolene ( October 5, 2009 at 10:52 am

That looks like such a fun dinner out!! I can’t wait until your shopping cart is up and running – I am really enjoying your products.


Madeline @ Greens and Jeans October 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

so much fun! I can’t wait for US shipping to kick in!


christie, honoring health October 5, 2009 at 11:00 am

The meet up looks so fun!

I was just thinking about the computer and how much time I spend on it this morning. It always sucks me in and makes me terribly unproductive. I need to really work on that, especially now that i am working on so many other life goals. I need that time back!


Alex @ happygolucky October 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

Soooo wish I could have been there!! I can’t believe how many Toronto bloggers there are- ladies, I am in Toronto too and would love to meet up!!


Amanda @ Panda Lunch October 5, 2009 at 11:03 am

What a lovely bunch of bloggers!! I was lucky enough get to go to a Nashville blogger meetup just last week!

The eats look amazing too!

Enjoy the rest of your monday! :)


Katie @ Food. Home. Fitness. For Her. October 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

Wow, Fresh sounds amazing!!! It’s always so inspiring to be around like-minded women, who share your passion for healthy eating/living…looks like fun! And girl…you so deserve a nap ;) !!! Love your blog!


Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 5, 2009 at 11:23 am

What a great meetup! All of the food looked amazing — Fresh sounds wonderful!


VeggieGirl October 5, 2009 at 11:51 am

Amen to “technology-free” weekends and fun meet ups! :-D


A October 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

Hi… I’m a regular MamasWeeds reader. Just stopping in to see your side of the Blog Meet up. :D


Ashley October 5, 2009 at 11:58 am

I had such a nice time with you lovely ladies!! So great to chat with like-minded people over delicious food (I *loved* my huge jeruselam bowl!)

Thanks for organizing it. Looking forward to the next one!



Kristen @ Simply Savor October 5, 2009 at 11:59 am

what a fun meet up! that juice from Fresh looks delicious!! counting down the days until October 8th! :)


Leah @ Simply Fabulous October 5, 2009 at 12:27 pm

What a fun meet up! Looked like a blast- everyone is so darn pretty!


Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) October 5, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I’m so jealous of your meet up! Looks like a great one, I hope to be in Canada for your next meet-up =)



Whitney October 5, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Looks like a fabulous and fun day! You deserved the rest, for sure!


[email protected] RunningAroundNormal October 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Looks like you all had a great time at Fresh. I’m glad you got some much-needed, much-deserved rest! :)


Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now October 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Such a FUN meet-up! Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. Good luck with your to do list.


Brooke October 5, 2009 at 2:05 pm

So glad you had a nice time with the girls. We so need girlfriends! I was just wondering if you have ever shared your experience with becoming vegan and your reasons behind that choice. Did you transition into it or just give up all meat and related products at one time. Did you ever go through a period of time you craved diary/eggs? Since becoming vegan do you feel a change in your health over what you feel you would experience eating a regular but non-vegan diet? Sorry for all the questions you don’t need to respond since I know your busy but maybe a topic for a future post or you could direct me to a post you have done that you talk about this. You are an inspiration and I really enjoy your website and mouth watering baking.


Pam October 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm

What a fun meet-up and the food…yumm!

Be well!


Lindsay October 5, 2009 at 3:13 pm

yum I love Fresh! I could really go for some delicious miso gravy that they have yum!


Mary October 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I will be the FIRST US gal to order some glo goodies!! I can’t wait, congrats on everything coming together with the labels and the cart, you deserve that little bit of shut-eye!


Jenna October 5, 2009 at 8:15 pm

i wish i lived near you!!! it looks like you all had such a blast and the food looks outstanding!:)


'dee October 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm

Yay for US orders! Hey, if I crash your server, I’ll be back. Now don’t go killing yourself trying to fulfill all the US orders that are sure to be a deluge!!

If your post soon after opening up US shipping is along the lines of “I worked 24 hours straight”, I swear I’m going to point you right back to your own “what a difference a year makees” posts. Ha ha ha ha :-)


Alex October 6, 2009 at 10:37 am


Thanks again for organizing the meet-up! It was so cool meeting everyone in person! I shared your Glo bars with my bf and they were yummy! That was such a sweet gesture :)

And congrats on getting US shipping set up! That must be a big load off!

Take care,


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