Raw Food Potluck at Fresh Mama Freshetarian Cafe

  • February 3, 2013 · 3:30 PM
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It's time for another Raw Vegan Potluck and this time, the lovely FRESH MAMA FRESHATARIAN CAFE has offered us to host our potluck there!

 

This will be fun, particularly for our new members who have not been to a raw vegan potluck yet. If you don't find the time or inspiration to make a raw food dish, you can simply contribute something from Fresh Mama's great raw salads, wraps, snacks, or desserts.

 

We will start with the potluck at 3:30 pm to allow attendees of another meetup ending at this time to attend as well.


Below are some guidelines for our raw vegan potlucks

 

Raw Potluck: we ask you to bring a 100% raw, organic, unprocessed, non-animal based (vegan with no honey) ready-to-serve dish for as many people as have RSVP'd to this meetup MINUS 10 (to account for no-shows). In other words, if you see 40 RSVPs on this meetup, make a dish that will serve a tasting for 30 people. The idea is not to feed the masses, but to enable everyone to have a small tasting of your delicious creation.


If you are attending with a guest, please consider bringing two dishes; a dish and a beverage; or simply make more of the one dish you are preparing.

 

Please bring a typed or neatly printed recipe to display next to your dish, ideally with copies for people to take with them if they choose so.

 

The below list of raw vegan dish ideas may help you to decide what to bring to our potluck events:

 

1. You could bring an organic fresh salad

2. There are plenty of raw recipes available online:

http://www.livinghiho.com/recipes

http://www.living-foods.com/recipes

http://www.sarahsessentials.com/cuisine/raw-food/

http://www.healthfree.com/raw_food_recipes.html

3. Most raw food books have raw recipes

4. Organic raw fruit, fruit salad, or raw nuts

 

I look forward to seeing you at the potluck on Sunday, February 3rd!

Please contact me if you have any questions!


Your host

Ina Mohan

Founder & President of Belsandia.com

Phone:[masked]

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  • Jason F.

    It was a great evening-- a nice mix of old and new friends. Of course the food was delicious!

    February 5, 2013

  • Katrin I.

    This event was so good. I love " fresh mama" it was lovely. I love meeting all new people and seeing some "old" ones. The precept for the plain onion rings is :
    Water, carrots, selery, fresh tomatoes,sun dry tomatoes, red bell pepper, garlic, flax seeds, cumin powder, paprika, kayan pepper powde, raisins. All that in hight speed in the blender. Then you deep the onion rings one by one and put them on the reflex sheet and place in the dehydrator on 105 degrees. It takes good 24-48 hours. The darkest one were dipped in this sos and then "flower" made from almonds and dark flax seeds. Bon appetite.

    1 · February 3, 2013

    • Katrin I.

      Sory about the super dry crackers. I am expiramenting, so I will live them juicier next time. And use different spices.

      February 4, 2013

    • Nairobi

      They were great!!!

      February 4, 2013

  • Sunny B.

    Love, Love, Loved it!!!! Thank you so much and thanks to all who prepared excellent foods. Loved meeting so many new peeps too!!1

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Drina F.

    I wish it wasn't so far away for me though- Otherwise five-star!

    1 · February 4, 2013

    • Nairobi

      Move closer! ha-ha. just kidding ;-)

      February 4, 2013

  • Ina M.

    This was a smaller but really nice potluck with a great variety of delicious foods and good conversations! Thanks to everyone who came out this Superbowl Sunday!

    February 4, 2013

  • Nairobi

    Excellent!!!

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Ina M.

    Please bring your own serving spoon for your dish today! Thank You!

    February 3, 2013

  • Drina F.

    I've been thinking about this "sample or gorge" question and I have my own take on the quantity of food to bring to these events: How would it be if we do something in the middle based on our own individual appetites? For example, I try to bring the quantity equal to what I think I will eat-plus a bit more to allow for extra that can be taken home or left for the host (I am big eater, especially compared to people who "eat like birds" [Although don't birds eat their weight in food every day or so?]) so that I will be pleasantly full and consider myself as having had a meal. I'm curious as to what others bring regarding their own consumption quantity -rather than adjusting for no-shows -which I haven't seen happening much lately...?

    February 2, 2013

    • Katrin I.

      (posted before i was done) it is only logical that others will want to do the same. Let's say I make raw cookies. And I only bring 10. There will be at least 15 people not able to try them. I think this is not acceptable. If you invite 6 people to your house for diner you don't make diner for 4. Why is this any diferent? Only because it is not in your house? I don't get it. That is how I see it. It does not mean I am correct. Just my 2cents. Thanks. See you all tomorrow.

      February 2, 2013

    • Ina M.

      Ladies: thanks for your additional comments. My FINAL note on this conversation is that we will keep the rule to bring a minimum amount of samples for everyone in attendance, minus some no-show adjustment.

      In my opinion, a sample is something around a tablespoon full. Let's keep this SIMPLE please, in everyone's interest.

      You are always welcome to bring more food of course - and everyone will be happy about that! I am however not going to count the morsels or hold anyone accountable for the amount of food they are making for this potluck.

      I am sure we can all enjoy these lovely social gatherings in the future, even if, occasionally, we may not be able to try EVERY single dish on the table. If you still have the desire to continue this conversation, please message me directly, or we can review this in person tomorrow, at the "crime scene", so to speak!

      Thank you for your cooperation
      Ina

      1 · February 2, 2013

  • Ina M.

    Hello everyone! Please review your RSVP for tomorrow to make sure it's current, so that we get a better headcount for our food preparation.

    Call or message me if you have any questions!

    Ina[masked]

    February 2, 2013

  • Katrin I.

    Is this kids friendly event. I would like to bring my 3,5 and 5 years old. If it is not for kids it is o.k me and hubby will still come. Just need to know if I can bring the kids as well. If not I'm sure they will have fun with grandma and eat bunch a junk food :-(. She things it is her duty to stuff them full of junk. I'm working on changing that. Not much success so far. Wish me luck.

    1 · January 28, 2013

    • Ina M.

      Katrin yes you can bring your kids, as I assume they will not scream all the time and throw around food, right? :) I have seen quite a few kids at Fresh Mama too.

      January 28, 2013

  • Susan M.

    We would definitely attend if we didn't already have plans for that day. Maybe next time!

    January 27, 2013

    • Ina M.

      Ok thanks Susan!

      January 27, 2013

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