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February 17, 2009

L.A. Blogger Spa Party by BOCA

Today after work and a weekend of being sick with strep throat, I headed to a L.A. Blogger Night presented by BOCA, the makers of those meatless patties, a line of soy-based foods from burgers to sausages to chik'n and entrées. Held at the swanky Voda Spa in Hollywood, fellow area bloggers (half mom bloggers, half lifestyle) and I were pampered with an evening of mani/pedis, mini-massages and easy meditation tips designed to help live balanced lives.

Now, if you know me, you might already be laughing, because you know I'm not a veggie person, so I wasn't particularly looking forward to the food at the event, however, I was pleasantly surprised. The soy chik'n lettuce wraps could rival P.F. Chang's and I didn't mind the mini burgers, maybe because they are soy and not veggie burgers. Apparently BOCA products are a good source of fiber, which is something I do need more of in my diet as well as vegetables, which my husband keeps insisting is the reason why I get sick so often and he doesn't. I went home with some coupons and I'm actually going to cash them in and try incorporating into my diet.

At the event, I got a mini massage and learned some yoga moves to do at my desk, especially took away the need to exercise your hands if you work on a computer all day by rolling them around or squeezing a stress ball throughout the day. I also got a manicure and went bold and picked a jungle red-like nail polish (the new version of the film The Women was the inspiration for that).

Besides the coupons I also walked away with some cool items, which they kindly gave me double of to do a blog giveaway here for my readers. So up for grabs I have a a pretty daily calendar, meditation CD, free BOCA product coupon, recipes and an eco-friendly bag from Envirosax (this one). Just comment here with your email addy or a way that I can contact you along with info on any excerisizes that you do during work or your take on BOCA patties and I'll randomly pick a winner this Sunday. Good luck!

Update: Heidi at legallyheidi.com won the BOCA gift pack. Congrats.

32 comments

  1. Lovin' the nails Tara :) glad you're feeling better -- strep is no fun. Boca has come a long way, and soy burgers are much better than veggie burgers. Some of them really taste like beef!

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  2. Sounds good, but knowing it's soy I can't get into it.

    aprilshowers

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  3. I actually love Boca patties - I don't consider them a substitute for meat though. I enjoy them on their own merits!

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  4. I like to stretch out my fingers while typing in my CC info during online shopping time at work!!!

    i likes the nail color :)

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  5. Love Boca flame-grilled -- I nuke one and top it with hot sauce for a quick lunch :)

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  6. boca foods are awesome, i got into them when i was a vegetarian and still enjoy them now especially the veggie burgers :)

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  7. I'm with the commenter above me...I love the flame grilled Boca burgers. I dip mine in sweet chili sauce and it's oh, so good! Glad you had a fun night :)

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  8. it was so fun seeing you last night, and the nails look fabulous !:)

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  9. I have never tried BOCA burgers but after you saying that they weren't too bad, well the things you tried weren't so bad. I might give it a try after all. I would comment on the excericise thing but since I'm on bedrest I prolly shouldn't lol.

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  10. I actually really like Boca burgers. I don't eat a whole lot of meat (I'm not vegetarian, I just don't really like most meats) so having a Boca burger is a good option for me.

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  11. Thanks so much for visiting my blog Tara. I have commented a few times on yours, but I've mostly been a "secret follower". You probably have no idea how many people out here are living vicariously through you. haha! Love the nails and so glad you are better.

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  12. I read about some excersizes to do to avoid repetative stress injuries and help your neck and back while working on the computer, so I do those when I remember.
    hollyollyberry[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. Wow, this event went very well with your 2009 resolutions.

    Glad you at least gave Boca a try you carnivore. Ha.

    Though I love my hamburgers Boca burgers are good.

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  14. I am a Boca fan! I found your blog through Katelin's. My e-mail address is berrygr@missouri.edu.

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  15. As a vegetarian I'll say not all soy products are created equal, but BOCA burgers are pretty good! Love the nails.

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  16. I am a vegetarian so I need to try BOCA's stuff! Sounds like you had tons of fun...

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  17. Like I said to Katelin, I'm jealous of the blogger meetup! I don't know any bloggers that live close to me...

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  18. Aw man. You were one of the
    lucky ones that got to experience
    that fabulous spa event. So j. of
    you. Loveee the nails.

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  19. I'm still bummed that I missed this. How did I not hear about it? Glad to hear you had fun.

    Boca was at BlogHer last year and as a former veggie, those babies rock!

    As for stretches...I typically stand at tall as I can with my hands together and raised high above my head with a quickish lean backwards. On a good day, it'll crack my back ;-)

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  20. Mmmm Boca...

    Thanks for dropping by, but you forgot to leave your first list. :-)

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  21. when i worked at dennys we sold boca burgers, they were okay. And your know what they say about girls that wear red nail polish. hahahah
    Jessica C

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  22. I think I might be the only guy blogging a comment to this. But I have female friends that might appreciate that bag. I like what you mentioned about incorporating the Boca products into your diet since you don't eat much veggies. That's the boat I'm in. I wonder how much it really counts as veggies though. Can't hurt to try and find out though.

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  23. I love Boca patties. SOmetimes I want a burger but don't want to eat the calories so I buy these. THey taste good and I like the texture. My problems with some veggie patties is that they feel weird but these don't. THanks.

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  24. My son's vegetarian so we're big Boca fans here..I even like them myself!

    Exercise for me is walking the treadmill after work every day. It's a great stress-reliever.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  25. Hey TARA PICK ME...I don;t have any food in the fridge and eating a Boca would do me some good!!!

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    THANKS

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  27. Boca burgers are fab! I like the ground burger in chili and spagetti sauce ... my carnivores can't even tell!

    Glad you had a fun event.

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