Final Forage Foray

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - body image/beauty - eating disorders - salads

Rarely do I visit a place twice in one month, but we had a lunch meeting today in Silver Lake, so we dealt with the craziness that is Forage once again

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As I was waiting in line, I decided on what I wanted…

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…but when I arrived at the glass case, there were a few discrepancies!

No quiche, no roasted veggies, but there WAS this beautiful plate of lentils and barley…

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…and golden beets with oranges, feta, and arugala

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I got both, with some broccolini sauteed in olive oil

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Traded bites with Abe, who ordered the same thing, except he got a piece of Crostini (beet greens, ricotta, and pickled raisins) in lieu of the green stuff

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Here’s my take on this cafe – yummy, yes. Love the seasonable, sustainable, organic business model. But not particularly amazing or adventurous; I feel like I can easily recreate the food at home, and it’s not really worth the hassle of the lines/parking/etc. This will probably be our last trip to Forage for a while.

NEDAwareness

If you visited my other blog Thick Dumpling Skin today, you already saw this video I did for National Eating Disorder Awareness week. I’ve teamed up with The National Organization of Women (NOW) for “Let’s Talk About It,” a project of their “Love Your Body Campaign.” Below is my story; please spread the word on your blogs/twitter/facebook/etc. to encourage others to make their own videos as well (submission guidelines here).

  • Kate

    That was an amazing video and thank you for letting people know they arent alone. You are an inspiration!

  • http://j3nn.net J3nn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    Forage looks awesome to someone like me who lives in restaurant- challenged area, lol.

  • http://vanillasugarblog.com vanillasugarblog

    excellent video…had to share with my peeps on FB.

  • http://www.healthymadeeasy.blogspot.com Tina

    You are a great role model Lynn!

  • Liz

    I cried when I watched that video (especially the last line). Thanks, Lynn.

  • http://une-vie-saine.com Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    This is so beautiful. I love how calmly and honestly you explain everything…I think it takes a lot of bravery to put this out there, and I really applaud you for it. I like how you say that food is just food and you don’t label it in any way. While I know that some foods are healthier than others, I try never to think of anything as UNhealthy, because there is no food that inherently is. You’re so right- it plays a huge role in our lives and each bite is something to be saved and celebrated. Thank you for sharing this!

  • http://acaseoftheruns.blogspot.com Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    I love your candid video. You articulated your experiences very well. =)

  • http://www.newlywednewlyveg.com Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg

    SUCH a great video– very brave too. Thanks for putting it out there, girl.

  • http://www.beingchelsea.com Chelsea

    Even though we’ve talked about your story in person, hearing it again today was so amazingly powerful. Thank you for sharing and thank you for all that you are doing to combat this issue.

  • http://www.notyouraverageordinary.com Brandi {not your average ordinary}

    Lynn, your video was so beautiful and moving. Some of what you said could have been coming from me. I think it’s fantastic you talked about your story for such a wonderful cause. And Forage I will definitely have to try next time I’m in the LA area — it looks so exquisitely delicious.

  • http://www.runeatrepeat.com Runeatrepeat

    I like you.

    Great video :) Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.DessertDarling.com DessertDarling

    So brave of you to share your story Lynn. You are a huge inspiration for so many. Bravo!

    xoxo

  • http://lowandbhold.wordpress.com lowandbhold

    What a great video Lynn. You’re going to help so many people.

  • elise

    awesome, honest video lynn. i love the part about equating size with worth.

  • Christine

    Loved the video. Very insightful, very true, very brave of you to share.

  • Alisuchi

    Really powerful stuff…your last line really stuck with me. I can’t even imagine how much more difficult the recovery process must have been as an actress! It’s kinda cheeseball, but…you inspire me. So thank you :)

  • meredith

    wow. i’m amazed at how articulately and beautifully you spoke about something that i’ve struggled with my entire life. you are insightful and inspiring and brave. thank you.