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The World's Best RAW Food Potluck in Mesa!

Come and experience the grandeur, the spectacle, the wonder of the world's most succulent and tantalizing foods. You'll discover new and creative dishes, consisting of savory and satisfying flavors, from foodstuffs found only in Nature. Get Real. Have Fun. Enjoy Life. And Living Foods! Hosted by Mary Ann.

Holiday Village in Mesa is the NEW LOCATION for the World's Best RAW Food Potluck in Mesa! Socializing begins around 6pm, and food at about 6:30pm. Please bring a vegan raw food dish (veggies/nuts, herbs/spices, salt, olive oil are generally acceptable ingredients for dishes), or a salad (fruits, veggies, nuts, spices), or a fruit/veggie platter for six (or more) people. Don't know what to bring? There are literally 4.63 gazillion recipes on the Internet. Type in the words: "Raw Food Recipes" with a search and see what happens! Here is an example video of a RAW-Vegan dish you would find at this type of event:

And to cut down on costs, please bring your own plate, utensils, drinking cup. Also, if you could list the ingredients of your dish, that would be helpful to people with allergy issues.

Please be advised that this is a RAW-Vegan potluck. For those persons unfamiliar with "raw," that generally means no foodstuffs that have been heavily processed/heated/cooked. In other words, "raw" typically entails foodstuffs as Nature intended (e.g., fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, sprouts) which have all their nutrients intact, and not cooked out of existence, nor processed into oblivion. Most canned/bottled/packaged foods, as well as popcorn, chips, Veganaise, etc. are typically not "raw"; though, cold-pressed olive oil, raw coconut aminos, raw agave, spices, and salt are generally-acceptable exceptions to the non-packaging precept.  For those persons not familiar with the term "vegan," that generally means free from animal products and their derivatives. This includes all dairy products, honey, and whey.

If, on the off chance that someone new attends this event, and is unfamiliar with the RAW-Vegan parameter of the event, please be in keeping with the longstanding tradition of the leadership and members of the Vegetarian Society of Phoenix to be accepting/understanding (in the moment) of all people, their current level of awareness, and their own individual paths in life.  This means that if there is a particular potluck item that is not entirely "raw" and not entirely "vegan," do your part (in a calm and loving way) to help make sure that this item is clearly labeled as such, and let the participants at the event decide for themselves whether or not to indulge in it.  Conversely, there is never an occasion at any RAW Food phoenix-sponsored event for emotional outbursts or hostilities shown toward any of the participants at any event on the part of our members. Please leave all emotional baggage at the entrance of this event, and do your part to not embarrass yourself or the Vegetarian Society of Phoenix (as group) with any childish behavior. Love is the most important ingredient in any type of recipe.

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  • Tom C.

    I brought tabbouleh which has bulgar wheat in it. I hope this wasn't the offending dish that Jim had a reaction to. I forgot to bring my recipe card. Even though a small crowd the quality and variety was very good.

    June 23, 2014

  • jim

    Food was great, however someone brought a dish with gluten in it and i got zapped. I rarely go to these things but thought I would be safe from getting sick, especially since there was a non GMO petition there. Thanks, really appreciate it but I will not go again.

    June 22, 2014

    • Steve

      Our members generally know what "RAW" means, however, others (stumbling in off the street) do not. I, for one (due to food-combining issues) try to strictly adhere or suffer the consequences, and I wouldn't eat anything when I don't know what's in it. I can't control what others bring, but I can control what goes into my mouth.

      1 · June 22, 2014

  • Steve

    I'm out of town, so I won't be there. Have fun!

    June 21, 2014

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