In the past several weeks since my last blog post, I have been fortunate to have participated in many new events and activities. First was NourishQout -- a week long session of free workshops put together by the founders of Qout Market (the artisanal farmers market which takes place November through April).
The first workshop I attended was put on by my friend, Patty, who makes and sells infused products from her home.
Patty's advice is not to buy any prepackaged spices, but to buy fresh and grind everything yourself.
The entire evening was very hands on and informative and we walked away with lots of delicious items that were made or gifted. Nothing is wasted at Patty's place ... she even dries orange peels and grinds them into a powder that can be used for sprinkling in tea or on yogurt or used in baking. The smell is absolutely divine.
The second workshop was put on by my very favorite paleo/vegan chef who I met through Qout Market last year.
That's Fadhel in the cap. His home business is called Caveboy Grubs and everything he makes is absolutely divine. This workshop was also very hands on and intense. 4 tables of participants making all the food that we would then share, all within 2 hours.
We made tabbouleh, seaweed rolls, vegan flatbread with baked falafel, zoodles with vegan sauce and meat sauce, and vegetarian lasagna. So, so, good!
As you can see, the vegetarian lasagna got a lot of attention.
At the end of October I attended the show STOMP with a friend which was absolutely incredible. It is a must see if it ever comes to a town near you.
Afterwards we went to a newish restaurant that has a nice cozy atmosphere and delicious salads.
And one of the last evening events was organized by the Aware Center and was a tour of the home of a Kuwaiti man who has turned his basement into a museum. We weren't allowed to take photos of his collection but did get a group photo.
So much happening this time of year and I am trying to get out and about more now that the weather has gotten cooler.
Thankful now that it is the weekend once again and hoping to catch up with all of you.