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Captures of Late Summer Brunch

It's a beautiful thing to prepare a comforting and nourishing meal for like-minded individuals. I'm grateful for the ongoing support and beautiful community that is building from these events. 

Photography by Regina Felice.

We'd love to see you at an upcoming event. 

Captures of Summer Brunch

What a heart warming thing it is to come together with amazing people and enjoy super delicious food. 

I'm blown away by the incredible outcome and support at our summer brunch. I just love sharing nourishing food with people and seeing a huge smile on their face. Truly grateful and filled today. 

Here's a glimpse of how much fun we had.

Stay connected with us to hear about upcoming events and more!


Captures of February Brunch Club

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Brunch Club was a hit - we are GRATEFUL for the amazing help and everyone who came together to celebrate a Sunday. We had a wonderful time sharing about seasonal foods and enjoying a gluten-free, organic feast made with whole ingredients. We're already wishing we had some leftover coconut whipped cream! Hope to see you all again for March Brunch Club on the 14th. Happy Monday :)

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Captures of Valentine’s Day Chocolate Making Workshop

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There’s no such thing as getting your hands dirty when it comes to chocolate. But if there were, I guess you could say that’s how we spent our Valentine’s Day. At the Chocolate Making Workshop we made rose and fig truffles, chai spiced chocolate mousse, and dark chocolate bark. Everyone got to build their own dark chocolate bark with nuts, seeds, fruit, and superfood powders. There was a lot of love in the air (and in the chocolate) on Saturday! We’re grateful for everyone’s great energy and company.

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Brunch Club: Farewell Winter Harvest

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Change isn’t always easy, but all we can do is embrace it and CELEBRATE it. At Brunch Club we’ll be saying farewell to the winter harvest before welcoming the bright vegetables of spring. Come enjoy a three-course meal and learn about the importance of eating for the seasons. All ingredients are organic, local, vegetarian friendly, and free of gluten and refined sugars. You’ll take home new recipes and connect with some awesome people. Check out photos from January Brunch Club to see what you’re in for.

There’s also an optional yoga practice before brunch (10am). Francesca Gobeille will be starting us off with a gentle, all-levels yoga practice to ease in the day. Visit Francesca's website to learn more about her teaching practice.

Hope this menu makes you ‘MMMMMmmmmmm’ as much as us!

FIRST COURSE

Green Winter Smoothie

A balanced blend of seasonal fruits and vegetables with an added superfood bonus of spirulina, seeds, and raw honey.

Kombucha by House Kombucha

Lavender lemonade House Kombucha.

Grindstone Bakery Gluten-Free Bread with Homemade Almond Butter

Served with sides of fresh bananas and ground cinnamon.

SECOND COURSE

Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Scramble (Vegan Option Available)

Organic eggs and vegetables cooked in coconut oil and seasoned with warming spices. Topped with herbs and served with avocado.

Grapefruit pancakes with coconut whipped cream

Coconut flour pancakes with fresh grapefruit zest and cinnamon. Topped with coconut whipped cream, pure maple syrup, and sliced kumquats.

THIRD COURSE

Apple pie breakfast bars

Raw dates, apples, coconut, almonds, cinnamon and sea salt.

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?! Get your tickets on Feastly. See you on 2/22 .

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Captures from January Brunch Club

The pictures from January Brunch Club are here! Our friend and talented photographer, Ana Kamin, did a beautiful job capturing the event. We are incredibly grateful for everyone who brought their wonderful energy to the brunch table. We hope you’ve been experimenting with your new quick and healthy breakfast recipes. (More photos on Facebook). The menu is set for the next Brunch Club and it’s another mouth-watering line up. Save the date 2/22 – more details to follow. Xo

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January Brunch Club - Morning Rituals for the New Year

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Let’s get together to ring in 2015 with a delicious meal, great company, and good intentions! We’ll gather for a family style meal made with all organic, local, and gluten-free ingredients by Giovanna Garcia, Natural Chef at A Purified Life. We'll learn the importance of a personal 'Morning Ritual' to set the tone for our days and help us sustain our New Years resolutions. Giovanna Garcia will give us tips to get our metabolism going and recipes for quick and healthy breakfast options. Crystal Sanders, Yoga Teacher for Yogafish, will show us simple stretches and breathing exercises to get our energy flowing in the morning and throughout the workday.

Also, an optional pre-brunch yoga class at 10 AM is available to add onto your ticket, space is limited so get your ticket and come get down (ward facing dog) with us.

Note: If you purchase only a brunch ticket (no 10 AM yoga) you don’t need to wear workoutattire, we won’t be engaging in a yoga practice during the event. Simplywear something that’s comfortable for moving around in your chair, as youwould at your desk.

Date: January 17th, 2015

Location: Naked Kitchen (945 Valencia Street, San Francisco)

Optional Yoga Class: 10:00am-11:00am

Morning Ritual Brunch: 11:00am-1:00am

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Get tickets here

Presented by A Purified Life and Yogafish

A Purified Life is Growing!

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I’m happy to announce that my sister, Regina, has officially joined the team at A Purified Life! She’ll be assisting with marketing, event production, and collaborations. We’ll be combining ideas and energy to produce more community brunches, group dinner parties, cooking classes, and superfood chocolate.

Please feel free to reach out to Regina with any collaboration ideas, if you’d like to volunteer at one of our events, or simply to drop a happy note – she loves those. [reginafelice@apurifiedlife.com]

We’re so excited to begin this journey together. We’ll be kicking off this new chapter with Brunch Club in January. Stay tuned for more details.

Cheers to endless kitchen dance parties and new beginnings!

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Holiday Feast Workshop

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I’ve always loved the way that food brings people together. I’ve connected with so many amazing individuals over a whole-foods meal or simply geeking out about the benefits of eating organic. I recently ran into Cassandra Gates (Cassandra's Kitchen Sink), a Nutrition Consultant who also studied at Bauman College – we instantly clicked and decided to combine forces.

We are excited to share our foodie knowledge with you at Well Fed, a holiday feast workshop. Well Fed will be hosted at a friend’s house in San Francisco, where we'll gather in the kitchen to learn some of my favorite cooking techniques. Then, we’ll have appetizers and wine while we engage in nutritional conversation with Cassandra. Lastly, we’ll hang out and feast on the food we created in the kitchen together.

Grab a ticket for our educational dinner party experience, we’d love to see you there. We’re keeping this event casual and intimate so that everyone gets a chance to really connect. There are only a few tickets left, so check out the menu and grab yours here!

Xx

Giovanna