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NATURAL PRODUCTS EXPO WEST

Photo Courtesy of www.expowest.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.expowest.com

I am so excited to be attending the Natural Products Expo West this weekend as a member of the media.  Following is a blurb from the Expo’s website to better help you understand what the expo is:

“Natural Products Expos West is the world’s premier trade show for the natural, organic and healthy products industry.  Attended by nearly 56,000 industry professionals from across the globe, Natural Products Expo West is co-located with SupplyExpo, the Nutracon conference, the Healthy Baking Seminar and the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace. These combined events showcase the entire value chain of healthy products from start to finish, identifying the bestsellers of today and the trends of tomorrow.

Natural Products Expo West / SupplyExpo is ranked as one of the top 100 trade shows in the US, according to Tradeshow Week magazine.

This show is open to a professional audience of manufacturers, buyers, retailers and qualifying media. It is NOT open to the general public.”

Photo Courtesy of www.expowest.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.expowest.com

I am looking forward to trying all of the new products that will be coming out on the market…get ready for LOTS of product reviews!  This expo is seriously my equivalent to being a kid in a candy shop!!!

Photo Courtesy of www.expowest.com

Photo Courtesy of http://www.expowest.com

To learn more about the Natural Products Expo West click here.

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SEABIRDS – OC’s Vegan Food Truck!

This Saturday we went on a family adventure (led by my hubby) to experience the new food truck craze.  Downtown Anaheim was having an art walk and five food trucks came to provide the food.  The trucks parked in the parking lot of the training facility for the Anaheim Ducks.

My friend Anita clued me in to the fact that there is now a vegan food truck in our area (Seabirds) and since they were scheduled to be there I was excited to go and try them out.  If Seabirds hadn’t been there my food choices would have been major slim-pickings!

Here is their menu from last night:

I opted for three menu items; the nachos, portobello sandwich, and a gluten free cookie for my little girl (she’s GFree).

The nachos were very tasty and had just the right amount of spicey kick to them.  My only criticism is that the chips were a tad too greasy.

The sandwich was very flavorful.  The marinated portobellos were on spot!  My husband and son loved it too.

My daughter loved the cookie by Sweet Raya so much that when any of us got near it she literally started freaking out because she thought we were going to try to eat it.  Too cute!  I did sneak a bite ( a girl has to do her research, right?) and can tell you that it was really good…much better than it looks.

All in all it was a really great night.  The kids got to paint, watch other painters, and listen to bands.

I definitely recommend trying the food truck craze.  The next time I have the opportunity to eat at Seabirds I will be getting the grilled veggie burrito…I saw one of them and it looked really good!!

There are sites out there that track where the trucks will be.  One site to check out is www.roaminghunger.com

Click on the links below to learn more about that trucks that were there last night.

Seabirds

Kogi BBQ

Barcelona On The Go

Crepes Bonapart

Chunk-n-Chip

Have any of you tried Seabirds or another vegetarian food truck in your area?  What is your favorite menu item?

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