Raw Food Valentine's Pot Luck Dinner

We're celebrating Valentine's Day with our friends from Vegetarians of Central Florida Meepup again this year and at our favorite place Sandy Bonus Fine Arts Studio. This will be an event to be attended and remembered, trust me!
Yours truly "Chef Olive" will be planting Chocolate Nougats throughout the dishes germinating "Love of Living Foods, Friends, Family and Good Times". Some of the things I'll be preparing for you to enjoy will be:
*A special bottomless sun-steeped Cinnamon Fruited Sangria and Chocolate Mint Water
*"Krackers" with Salsa and "Krackers" with Hummus
*A raw Spicy Stuffed Thai pockets with a Thai dipping sauce.
*Chocolate Hearts, Nut Fudge, and Banana Chocolate Tarts all drizzled with Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Kumquat Curls.

I am asking all my peeps to step up to impress our friends of the wonderful array of Raw / Living Food choices they have.

As always we will enter and start setting up at 5pm and should start eating around 5:30pm. Please see the thread on the message board saying recipes, recipes, and more recipes for some raw recipe choices and sites to guide you. Choose and bring a raw, vegan (by this I mean a dish consisting of fresh ..... hopefully organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and herbs only) dish that will feed at least 10 people with a donation of $3.00 or come and eat for a donation of $10.00. This helps me recover some of the outside costs and pay for this beautiful space. I try always to bring several dishes that will feed all of you. If you are new to Raw Foods and confused about what to bring please know that those donations in lieu of the dish do help. I am so excited to have this as out new meetup place and inviting all of you to bring family, friends, neighbors and any you know interested in a Raw Food Lifestyle. Looking Forward to Seeing You There!

 

142 S. Swoope Avenue  Maitland Florida

Join or login to comment.

  • Seema

    Wonderful

    March 11, 2013

  • Seema

    Great food, great people :)

    March 11, 2013

  • Seema

    I am excited to come today. I have a bedroom + bath for rent for a raw / vegan / vegetarian in my 2/2 condo. Beautiful gated 24 hr security guard complex. Kirkman / Conroy. $480/mo + 1/2 elec. call or text me at 5172141809. Thank you.

    1 · February 10, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Hope you got some interest in the advertised room!

      1 · February 10, 2013

    • Seema

      Still trying. Thank you.

      February 10, 2013

  • Seema

    Great meetup and food. Thank you.

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Dj

    Thank you Chef Olive! We had a wonderful time, amazing people & amazing food!!! As always such a pleasure to see you & be able to socialize with like minded individuals!

    1 · February 10, 2013

    • Chef O.

      So Lovely having ya'll!

      1 · February 10, 2013

  • Dj

    For those of you that requested the recipe for the nutmeat loaf here goes... Soak & dry the following 1 cup chopped pecan pieces; 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Then 1/2 cup each of finely chopped peppers, tomatoes, & onion; 1/2 cup raw macadamia nut meal ( I substituted flax meal) 1/2 cup of natural catsup. Mix all together in a a large bowl. Add to taste olive oil, turmeric powder, Braggs Amino Acid, a little purified water to moisten. Mix and place in a loaf pan, shape & serve. Enjoy!

    2 · February 10, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Thanks so much DJ and don't forget to post it on the Recipe thread under Discussions. I am so glad you all came not to mention the soooo needed dishes! Ya'll Rawk!

      1 · February 10, 2013

  • Chef O.

    Thanks so much everyone! What an excellent night! Loved every moment!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Dj

    Good food good people! Great Chef, & awesome venue!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • e c.

    looking forward to this

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Rachael D.

    Backpacking along the suwaynnee river. Happy Valentines day.

    February 10, 2013

  • Barb B.

    I will get to one of these eventually! :-)

    February 9, 2013

  • Dj

    This will be our first potluck & we are really looking forward to it! Are we suppose to have the recipes posted by the dishes? Thanks!

    February 9, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Nope! Just an idea of what is in them to share and to be able to tell those who ask how you prepared them. Look forward to seeing you all!

      1 · February 9, 2013

  • Dj

    We are coming with my mom, we are bringing three different yummy dishes!

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Myrta d.

    Will bring a dish

    1 · February 8, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Look forward to it Myrta, and to seeing you there!

      February 9, 2013

  • Susan P. Berry, A.

    Our organic collard greens are ready to harvest, so we'll make something raw with them. We are also making something with chia seeds. Happy Healthy Valentine's Day.

    2 · February 8, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Sounds Good! So glad to have folks grow and share!

      February 9, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Looking forward to good food and great people!

    2 · January 27, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Me Too Elizabeth! I just picked up more chairs to make everyone happy!

      February 8, 2013

  • Rachael D.

    I must find a heart-shaped cookie cutter!

    January 27, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Heart shaped or not dem cookies r GOOD!

      February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Double planned! Again!!!

    February 7, 2013

  • Nalini

    I will be opting for the donation because I wouldn't have time to make any dish and I am new to raw food . I want to learn and start eating raw foods.

    February 8, 2013

    • Chef O.

      No Problem Nalini!

      February 8, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Will not be bringing a dish this time though.

    February 8, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      Just wanted to let Chef Olive know so she can plan accordingly.

      February 8, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Thanks Elizabeth! I appreciate it and got you covered!

      February 8, 2013

  • Norma Jeane Y.

    Dish--Organic, marinated portobello mushrooms and/or strawberries

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • p

    Hi, Chef Olive. Chocolate in any form is not raw.

    January 27, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Not an argument for here.....Come if you choose and eat outside of the Cacao Recipes....no worries! Chocolate is a love choice at Valentines day for many! I am not speaking of my consumption or why I choose not to consume. There will be many other dishes if not your choice. Peace!

      January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone know where to get good durian around here?

    January 23, 2013

    • Chef O.

      Sorry so long.....Look in the freezer case at your oriental stores or if near International Market on Colonial in the freezer case there. Enjoy!

      January 27, 2013

    • Chef O.

      You know.....I may even bring Durian Smoothies to the VD Pot Luck unless you are planning that. Shout at me!

      January 27, 2013

42 went

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Katie

I'm surprised by the level of growth I've seen since becoming an organizer, it's given me more confidence in my abilities.

Katie, started NYC ICO

Start your Meetup today

Act now and get 50% off.
Until February 1.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy