WELCOME ! The Raw and Living Food movement is alive and well in the Metro Atlanta area, especially in Marietta. This monthly potluck was established to provide support, camaraderie, fellowship, information, networking opportunities, and the sharing of food and recipes for those interested in this lifestyle. We invite and encourage all, from long term raw foodists to those who are simply considering adopting the lifestyle, to participate. By joining this group, you will receive an email announcing upcoming meetups. Hope to see you soon ! WHAT TO BRING - 100% raw vegan, preferably organic, dish that is cut, washed, prepared, and properly refrigerated, to serve 8 or more people; couples should bring enough to serve 16 or more. - Marked serving utensils for your dish. - Plate(s), silverware, cup(s), napkin(s), and a beverage for yourself. - List of ALL ingredients (indicating any that are not organic or that some do not consider raw) and the recipe, along with your name and phone number. Photocopies of your recipes to share would be really cool ! You could bring one recipe and go home with a dozen. - Friends, family, and well-behaved, closely supervised children. - Your appetite, desire to learn, and desire to share with others. - Your open mind to the diversity of the interpretation of the Raw Food Lifestyle by others. GUIDELINES Organic: - Plants that are grown with certain considerations for the environment and people. - Organics are not genetically modified. Raw: - Fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, seeds, “live” sauerkraut, sprouted gluten free grains that have not been heated above 105º F. - If it can sprout, it is raw. - Nut butters and oils (including olive, flax, and coconut) that are cold pressed and/or low heat processed are considered raw. - Unpasteurized vinegar, miso, and Nama Shoyu are acceptable to some raw foodists. - Almost all packaged foods, other than fresh produce, including frozen fruits and vegetables, may not be raw unless otherwise indicated. - Nothing pasteurized is considered raw, which includes California almonds. (Truly raw and organic almonds from Europe are available at Life Grocery.) - Other items that are not considered raw include maple syrup, Braggs Liquid Aminos, nutritional yeast, and tofu. Vegan: - No animal products such as meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, or fish. - Honey, even if raw, is not considered vegan by some. Miscellaneous: - Need recipe suggestions ? Visit one of the many raw food recipe sites including: http://goneraw.com/http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/ - If you are unable to bring your own creation, feel free to purchase an appropriate amount of prepared foods from Life Grocery and Café. - When serving yourself, please be considerate of your serving size. Please do not take seconds until each person has had an opportunity to partake of the food. - We would appreciate you allowing 5-10 minutes after the potluck to help clean up. THANKS !