Friday, July 15, 2011

Thanks Mom!!

Going to San Francisco a few weeks ago was a good thing. I went for a conference on eating disorders as mine has been rearing it's ugly head again the last year. After the conference, I went with two lovely young women I met to the Mission District where we were all going to attempt to eat dinner together without being weird about our eating issues. It's always a good time to laugh at yourself in the process.

We decided to try an amazing Vegan (a lot of people with food issues of undereating/denial/binge/purge tend to go Vegan because it takes away a lot of triggers and we like the added emphasis on health) Mexican place called Gracias Madre (which, of course, is an homage to Mother Earth, but we liked to just call it "Thanks Mom!")

(photo taken from neoncolorwaves)

May I suggest starting out with the VERY fresh, delightful, amazing guacamole?! Served with warm corn tortillas that were blessed by the Gods?

Sip the most incredible Horchata of your life while you're doing it.

Finish off with the Enchiladas con Mole (spicy mole enchiladas topped with mushrooms and cashew cheese, served with sauteed greens and beans).

This is how good real food can be. It was one of the most amazing meals of my life, but also because I let myself mentally enjoy it too, with really good company.


Nubian said...

Love this! I love to hear about people really enjoying their food and I love it even more when people really, really enjoy my cooking. Miss you. :~(

Stella said...


I didn't have a problem eating around you--and that's a credit to how comfortable you make me feel. And I love you forever for that (and for your endless meals of goodness....sigh....those meat and potatoes alone frequent my dreams.)

Newt said...

Ooooh sounds yummy.

I tried raw vegan one time... made me feel really good afterward, but I don't know if I'd want to eat like that all the time. Maybe if somebody was cooking it. :D