A couple of weeks ago Wendy and I attended the Ra Energy product launch at Nuba in Kitsilano. Ra Energy is a local company that produces seed mixtures to top your favourite foods with to add texture, flavour, and nutritional value. Ra comes in garlic, plain, and naturally sweet varieties. They teamed up with Nuba for their launch party to allow attendees to sample all three versions of their product in a variety of the restaurant’s dishes. We took on Ra Energy’s 7 day challenge, but here’s the Nuba portion first:
To get us started as soon as we walked in we had Red Lentil Soup ($4). The soup was blended and creamy in texture, and we both found the garlic flavour Ra was a great addition. They don’t use sodium in any of their products, so they add a lot of garlic powder to ensure flavour in this blend. It also has a nutty flavour and a crunchy texture that worked well in the soup.
Once everybody had arrived the founder of Ra Energy (and author of healthy eating book The Power of Food), Adam Hart, gave us a pep talk about his product. All I can say is this guy is living proof that Ra Energy works; he was so animated and full of energy that I had to snap quite a few pics before I finally got one of him standing still! The enthusiasm was contagious and everybody was in a great mood when we sat down to partake.