BLOG: Stuffed with yummy food at the annual Veggie fest

By Assunta Ng

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Sausuage makers (Photo by George Liu /NWAW)

I haven’t been able to resist going to Veggie Fest for the past eight years. I notice how full I am after every visit and how satisfying it is to bring samples home. The cereal samples will be handy when I travel overseas. It’s just hard to say ‘no’ to free food.

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Sausage burgers (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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Tofu (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Hey, I am also doing these volunteers a favor. Imagine if nobody took the samples and they had to haul them back to the sponsors or suppliers. Or simply throw the food away. That would be a waste!

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Popsicle (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

My favorite food at the fest was an almond and chocolate popsicle. The “crunchy sucker” is what I could die for. Other delicious goodies included veggie sausage and faux hamburger.

Did I eat healthy stuff at the fest?

Not if I overate and not if some samples consisted of a lot of sugar, like the almond and chocolate popsicle. Who cares? It’s one of my pleasures, and I eat it without guilt. But I wouldn’t eat it every day or even every week!

If you missed the fest this year, don’t worry. Mark it on your calendar for March 2015, and go with friends or family. It’s a fun event. (end)

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