Hey everyone! Sorry for the HUGE gap in posting. I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life for the past few weeks. Ok, I had one big thing going on in my life.
Yesterday, I had my Teach For America final interview in Minneapolis. Teach for America is an amazing program that allows college graduates without education degrees to teach in low income schools to help get rid of the Achievement gap.
I had soooooo much fun, and I met a lot of really amazing people. I think I did pretty well. I could have done better, but I also could have done worse, So I’ll take it. I don’t want to talk too much about the interview because they ask you not to, but I will show you a picture of my amazing poster I made for my 5 minute teaching lesson! (I did the food pyramid… If you can’t tell by the photo, hehe)
The night before my interview my mom and I ate at a restaurant I’ve been dying to try, Ecopolitan. It’s a raw foods restaurant, and even though I’m not a raw foodist, or ever plan on becoming one,(even though sometimes I like snacking on raw cookies!) I’ve always wanted to eat at a raw vegan restaurant.
The food here was uuhhhh-mazing. First, we started out with smoothies. I can’t remember which one my mom got, or what was in it, but it was delicious. It was super sweet too, because it was sweetened with dates. I want to know what kind of blender they have at this restaurant, because the texture of the smoothies was sooooo smooth! I got the Green Julia, it was a mix of banana, orange, vanilla, coconut oil, and spinach. You couldn’t even taste the spinach, it tasted just like a creamsicle!
My mom got the rawvioli, which was thinly sliced beet ravioli with cashew cheese filling, ginger marinara sauce, bruchetta and ‘parmesan cheese’, served on greens. It was soo good! I can’t even explain it. There was so much flavor in the ginger sauce, and the cashew cheese was way better than any real cheese I’ve ever had! It was so creamy and delicious.
I got the Macadamia Alfredo Pasta. It’s been so long since I’ve had Alfredo sauce, this was a no brainer for me. The sauce was made from macadamia and cashew nuts, and the noodles were zucchini. It was served with marinated mushrooms, bell peppers, and pine nuts, and was on top of a bed of greens. Once again, amazing. The sauce was really creamy, and though at first it didn’t really taste like Alfredo sauce, the after taste you could defiantly taste a parmesany-alfredo taste. It was crazy. I don’t know how they do it.
So overall it was an amazing trip, I learned a lot, and ate TONS of amazing food!