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Holiday Raw Vegan Potluck and Demos!

Please join us for Raw Vegan Holiday Potluck!

  • The meetup/social time will start at 5 PM
  • We will start the dinner at 6 PM
  • After Dinner we will enjoy our dessert with Linda, from Green Spirit Living, demonstrating the art of creating Raw Holiday Cookies
  • Rich will demonstrate how to make a probiotic soda pop from Water kefir

Please bring a raw vegan dish to feed 8-10 people, and your own eating utensils. Please have a list of ingredients for your dish in case of allergies and dietary limitations.

Please bring your own plates/tableware (preferably a reusable one to be more environmentally friendly).

Check out Raw Vegan Recipes on the Internet.

For those unable to create a dish a $15 donation will be accepted. Please use it only as a last resort.

For better planing please use comment space in your RSVP to specify what dish you plan to bring or if you plan to bring money. If you change your mind just click CHANGE RSVP and you will be able to update your comment.

This will be a joint event with North-Shore-Raw-Food-Meetup group. Due to the space limit please RSVP ASAP to secure your spot.

Please use Comments area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask for rides and post any general questions or comments.

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  • Linda

    Thanks to everyone that came out and shared their delicious food! And I agree, when you RSVP, would be nice to attend. I realize sometimes things come up, but there were a lot of no shows. Makes it hard to plan events.

    1 · December 17, 2012

  • Denice S.

    Thanks to the hosts for putting this together. Interesting demonstration on making probiotic sodas. To the no-shows: it was disrespectful to Vadim and the other organizers that so many confirmed members did not show up. Rich and everyone else put effort into this. It only takes a few seconds to change your RSVP. Please be more considerate.

    2 · December 17, 2012

  • Jackie r.

    I had so much fun! nice to meet you Rosalinda and thanks for the recipe for the kale salad. thanks Richard. nice photos Vadim. It was nice talking to you Steve. good to meet you all. hope to see you all again at the next meet up. was wonderful food. and the almond nog was very delicious.

    1 · December 16, 2012

  • Vadim

    Just added some photos to the event page as well as to our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoVeg
    Please make sure to Like our Facebook page and invite your friends!

    1 · December 16, 2012

  • Beth D.

    It was a great potluck. The food was delicious. Thanks Richard for an very interesting demo and thanks for all the recipes that you shared. I am inspired to try and make my own probiotic soda.

    1 · December 16, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you want some grains, you are in the hood stop by

      1 · December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A wonderful way to celebrate the Holiday season. Such inspired and tasty recipes! Enjoyed meeting and sharing. Thank you Vadim for co-hosting bringing this joyful group together

    2 · December 16, 2012

  • Vadim

    Thank you, everyone for the great company and delicious food! Special thanks to Richard for his outstanding demo and arranging the event!

    December 16, 2012

  • Lori

    It was great to meet all the new people and the food was so good. Thank you Rich for the wonderful water kefir demo.

    1 · December 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    With these great recipes there's no excuse for not creating something delicious for tomorrows Holiday meet up..

    Raw Burritos

    Instead of using meat and cheese, try this healthier, tastier version of a Southwestern classic! Get this recipe and dozens more in Rhonda's collection here! (http://ecommerce.hacres.com/Hallelujah-Holiday-Recipes)

    Ingredients

    2 cups ripe avocado (peeled, pitted, and sliced)
    1 small ripe tomato (finely chopped)
    2 scallions OR 2 Tbsp red onion (minced)
    ¼ cup fresh mint (minced)
    1 Tbsp sweet bell pepper (seeded and finely chopped)
    1 Tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)
    ½ tsp Celtic or Himalayan salt
    ½ tsp cumin
    ½ tsp powdered kelp (optional)
    ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
    4 large cabbage or romaine lettuce leaves
    Directions

    Combine all above ingredients in a bowl except for the cabbage or romaine leaves.
    To make burritos, spoon equal amounts of avocado mixture onto the leaves.
    Roll up leaves, secure with a toothpick, and serve with a raw soup or salad.

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic Fruit Delights

    Submitted By: Rhonda Malkmus

    This raw, tasty treat is sure to be a hit at your next Thanksgiving meal, Christmas party, or any get together throughout the year!

    Ingredients

    1 cup dried apricots
    1 cup dried figs
    1 cup dried dates (pitted)
    1 cup raisins
    3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
    3/4 cup almond butter
    1/2 cup raw unfiltered honey OR maple syrup
    Directions

    Individually place each of the dried fruits in a food processor with an “S” blade and process into small pieces.
    When each of the fruits is processed, remove and place into a bowl.
    Place almond butter and honey into processor and process till well blended.
    Add coconut and dried fruit mixture into the almond butter and honey mix and process till well blended.
    Place this blended mixture into the bowl with the processed fruits, combine, and roll into 1” balls.
    Place on cookie sheet, and chill.
    Store in a closed container in the refrigerator where

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Raw Pumpkin Pie

    Submitted By: Jackie Graff - Sprout Raw Food

    A sweet, tasty Holiday dessert with absolutely no baking involved!

    Ingredients

    1 avocado, peeled and seeded
    ½ cup raw honey
    4 dates soaked in 1 cup filtered water
    2 tsp vanilla
    1 tsp cinnamon
    ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    ½ tsp ginger powder
    1 tsp sea salt
    1 cup raw macadamias soaked 8 hours and drained
    4 cups raw pumpkin, peeled and seeded
    1 cup organic raisins
    1 tsp psyllium
    ½ cup pumpkin seeds, washed, soaked for 8 hours, drained and dehydrated for 6 - 8 hours
    1 Honey Nut and Date Pie Crust (http://www.hacres.com/recipes/cards/honey-nut-and-date-pie)
    Directions

    Place macadamias along with dates and their soak water into blender and blend until smooth.
    Add avocado, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and pumpkin and blend until very smooth.
    Add psyllium and blend well. Let this mixture sit for 1-2 minutes and blend well again.
    Fold in raisins.
    Pour into piecrust and top with ½ cup of pumpkin seeds.

    1 · December 12, 2012

    • Denice S.

      Richard, You have a wealth of recipe knowledge so I'm hoping you can come up with ones that don't include dates. They're on my "yuk" list. ;)

      December 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Honey, Nut, and Date Pie Crust

    Submitted By: Jackie Graff - Sprout Raw Food

    Perfect for practically any pie on The Hallelujah Diet.

    Ingredients

    1 cup almonds, soaked for 12 hours, drained, and dehydrated for 12 hours
    1 cup pecans, soaked for 12 hours, drained, and dehydrated for 12 hours
    1 cup walnuts, soaked for 12 hours, drained, and dehydrated for 12 hours
    1 cup pitted medjool dates
    ½ tsp sea salt
    1 tsp vanilla
    ¼ cup of raw honey
    Directions

    Place almonds in processor and process until mixture resembles flour.
    Add salt and vanilla to the almonds and process well.
    Place pecans, walnuts and dates in food processor and process.
    Add honey to the nut and date mixture and process just until well mixed.
    Press mixture into 8 –10 inch glass pie pan. (Crust may be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen)

    December 12, 2012

  • ♥Rain

    I am really looking forward to this

    December 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      me too!

      December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Holiday Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad
    Submitted By: Rhonda Malkmus
    The tangy tastes and textures of this holiday treat are beyond compare! Try it at your next holiday gathering and you'll have people asking for the recipe!

    Ingredients

    Salad Ingredients

    6 cups spring mix
    1 Delicious apple (washed, seeded, and diced)
    1 Granny apple (washed, seeded, and diced)
    ¾ cup pecans (chopped course)
    ¼ cup dried unsweetened coconut Cranberry Vinaigrette Ingredients


    1 cup fresh cranberries
    ½ cup raw unfiltered honey
    ¼ cup raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
    ¼ cup organic apple juice
    1 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
    1 tsp dehydrated onion flakes
    ½ tsp Celtic or Himalayan Salt
    ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil

    December 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ahh, but your body should, see if you can feel the difference between the two

      December 11, 2012

    • Denice S.

      I would be very surprised if I could feel a few dashes of salt, what with all the environmental pollutants, and other chemicals my body has to process each and every day.

      December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a delightful Christmas dessert from ebook, Creating A Hallelujah Holiday Feast (http://ecommerce.hacres.com/holiday-feast-ebook).

    Ingredients

    1 cup dried plums
    1 cup cashews
    ¼ cup agave nectar
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    3 Tbsp ground flax seeds
    Directions

    Place all ingredients into a food processor.
    Process until cashews are in tiny pieces and the dough holds together well.
    Roll into balls and store in the refrigerator or freezer. Serve chilled.

    December 7, 2012

  • Frank S.

    Why is this potluck at a police station?????

    -Frank

    December 4, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Come to the potluck and you will see...Beautiful community room

      December 4, 2012

  • Vadim

    Here is a recipe for RAW CRANBERRY SALSA suggested by Richard to inspire everyone to be creative!
    http://www.chicagoveg.org/messa...
    Feel free to use this message board (the link above) to share your recipe!

    December 3, 2012

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