My expectations were high, after having eaten dinner there the night before. (Dinner was out-of-this-universe-good as you may recall.) The plate arrived and I eagerly poured the mango sauce and put a bite in my mouth. I really didn't think I could have been more impressed than I had been at dinner... Then again, maybe so. It was worth driving to Albuquerque just for those gluten-free cardamom pancakes. Seriously. And it was a huge drive. Crazy good.
As I was serving Zoe and Ashley some of my pancakes, the head chef (also a well-known instructor), Prakash Jagadappa, came out and gave me extra mango sauce, just to be kind. We started talking, and it was such a pleasure to meet him. He travels extensively, teaching gluten-free Ayurvedic cooking and healing.
Ashley was very drawn to Prakash. She sweetly told him her name when he shook her hand and asked her. Then she leaning against him for a hug and looked up into his eyes. My mouth fell open. Ashley is doing phenomenally, but that kind of connection is rare, and she adored him. Ashley is a little magnet for positive energy. We are all excited to see him when he comes to Boulder next to teach.