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August 28 Potluck

If you are unfamiliar with the term ‘fruitluck’ or ‘potluck’, let me quickly catch you up: Basically, for the past two years I’ve been hosting vegan potlucks/fruitlucks in Toronto for vegans to all come together and hangout 🙂 It’s a great way to meet new people, try new food, have good conversations, etc.

Yesterday I hosted the final potluck of the summer, due to the fact that we do them outside and fall+winter is too cold here in Canada. Anyway, as always, it was amazing.

Every single time I host one of these, so many amazing people come out and I end up going home later that night with so many new friends. Words can’t really describe the amazing feeling I felt yesterday, but for you, I will try to put into words.

2016-08-28 014 2016-08-28 004I don’t how, but all of us have the same beliefs and ideologies on so many topics. It’s crazy to think that just because someone is vegan that they’ll automatically get along. But somehow, every single time I meet all these kinds of people, our conversations drift off into far away places and we all find we have such similar beliefs on so many things! And talking to a few different girls, I was sitting there literally thinking, “we have the same mind.”

Not only does it feel so great to be able to just talk to people about a polithera of topics (environment, having children, hair, marriage, pets, families, etc), but also to be inspired by the people around you. One friend I made at the June fruitluck I hosted, Megan, inspired me a lot yesterday. She had just gotten back from traveling Hawaii and then Iceland. She told us how she booked her Hawaii trip very spontaneously and last minute, and then even invited two other vegan girls she met at the July potluck and they spontaneously went as well! Megan and I also found we had the same mindset on SO many other topics (like not having kids), as well as our old personalities in high school and how we’ve grown and changed.

Jess is also super inspiring. She quit her job and bought a one-way ticket to Thailand to fulfill her dreams of being a jackfruit connoisseur 😉 No, but for real though, that takes some real guts to do. Maybe I’ll have to do a spontaneous travel plan or buy a one-way ticket sometime soon.

2016-08-28 018Kassie explained to us the law of attraction and how you have to live in the present and manifest the things you wish to have in your life and think positive in order to receive positive energy back.

I can’t even get into much more of what we discussed all day because there was literally SO much. Everyone was so nice and friendly. There was so much amazing food that people made that we all had the opportunity to try and talk about.

I just love how because we all have this one thing in common (veganism), we all got along so well.

2016-08-28 009A few girls that attended yesterday had actually mentioned that they weren’t planning on even coming because they were too shy and scared. But after re-evaluating, decided, why not, and came. And they were so glad they did. And I’m so glad they did too! Because they were able to meet so many awesome, like-minded people. I don’t want people to feel scared or shy to come to these things. Trust me, I know how scary this kind of thing can be; going to a place where you don’t know anyone. But you’ll never know what you missed unless you try. So get outside of your comfort zone, and go try something that makes you feel alive!

Thanks to everyone who came out. I had such an amazing, exhilirating day. I went to bed exhausted with a tired throat from talking so much, and my feet and legs sore from walking all day, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

I hope to see you all again soon, and to anyone who lives in Toronto or close to Toronto, PLEASE join the facebook group and be a part of our lil family:

ALSO, I vlogged the whole day, so you can check out that video here:

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  • Reply
    August 29, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Ah, I’m so jealous! I love fruitlucks and I’ve been attending quite a lot of meetups here in Cali! Some people bring the most INSANE foods (ex: vegan cookie dough, sushi, Japanese sweet potatoes, cereals, jackfruit, etc.). Anyways, I love that these events bring so many people together and create all kinds of new friendships. So cool that you got to hang out with Lisa! I love her YouTube videos!

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      Katrina Nerisse
      August 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Ah that’s awesome. All of us toronto vegans want to go to LA hahaha. The vegan scene looks epic there. And yeah I love how you meet so many awesome people! 🙂 Lisa came to the very first fruitluck I hosted back in May 2015 and we’ve been besties ever since 😉

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