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Hey everyone! It's nice to be more or less back in the swing of things again after an unexpectedly long stay in Chicago last week. You know, staying an extra three days on a trip isn't so bad, though. I imagine that if we had known that we were staying six days instead of three, we probably would have packed way too much. So, there are definitely advantages to unexpected happennings!

Anyway, here's another look into a Chicago-area raw food restaurant. This time, we were able to sit down with the owners, Danny & Kathy Living. The video starts with some footage of some gourmet raw dishes (a raw burrito, a raw falafel, and a raw dessert), and then gets into the interviews.

Danny and Kathy are phenomenal people -- such a pleasure to hang out with. We became instant friends, in fact, and visited Borrowed Earth twice during our stay!? I was particularly fascinated with their experiences with the Law of Attraction. Danny told us how they once watched "The Secret" 90 days in a row in order to help that mindset really sink in!

The story of how they came to own Borrowed Earth is truly inspirational to anyone interested in manifesting their dreams. One great tip Danny shared was to write down your goals using the past tense, as in:?

"I was so elated that our home sold in early 2010 for a super-great price! That, along with the fact that Wendi healed 110% from the Lyme disease, allowed us to to move out west to a town that Wendi, KDcaT and I all fell in love with -- and we soon found ourselves in the best new home ever, surrounded by the most amazing like-minded people we've ever met!" (That "best ever" is of course a nod to David Wolfe -- another proponent of manifesting your reality. If you've never read his rationale for using those words, pick up his and Nick Good's book, Amazing Grace.)

I wanted to note that the "beans" Wendi mentions in the burrito were not actual beans. They were some sort of raw bean-ish recipe. (We have a raw "refried beans" recipe in our own Raw Food Recipes book, btw.) Also, the guitar music you hear in the beginning of the video is KDcaT strumming on a house guitar. Danny keeps his own guitar on the wall there, and anyone can take it down and play. They also have an old piano tha anyone can play. I sat down for a few tunes and even planned to put a short clip in this video, but we ran out of space. Maybe another time... :-)

Original Comments

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On December 22, 2009, Joanna_Steven wrote:

OK! I keep hearing about The Secret everywhere. CLEARLY the Universe wants me to watch it. I put it on hold at the library ;)

I haven't had time to watch all the videos yet, but I will put an hour aside tonight and watch them all!

On December 24, 2009, WendiDee wrote:

I don't like promoting one place over another, especially when so many restaurants are doing amazing things by promoting the raw food diet and offering up delicious foods. However, Borrowed Earth Cafe felt like home to me. The atmosphere, the owners and staff, and the incredibly vibrant, beautifully presented, delicious food was WOW!!

The other raw restaurants we've sampled have been great, including Cousins IV, so do check them *all* out. I just wanted to add a bit more here about Borrowed Earth Cafe, to let you know how much I enjoyed it! ;-)