New Meetup: “Spring Luau” Raw Potluck at Sonya’s on Sunday, March 21 at 4 PM

From: David
Sent on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:20 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Madison Raw Food Meetup Group!

What: ?Spring Luau? Raw Potluck

When: Sunday, March 21, 2010, starting at 4 PM

Where: at Sonya?s on Madison's West side

A ?Spring Luau? Raw Potluck! - Loud, brightly colored shirts! Leis! Hawaiian Music! Tropical Fruit! Juicing!

We will celebrate this first full day of Spring (Spring officially arrives at the vernal equinox at 12:32 PM Central Daylight Time on Saturday, the day before the potluck, to be exact) with a raw potluck at Sonya?s. Together we will banish our cabin fever as we look forward to longer days, warmer temperatures and more fresh, local produce!

This will be a regular potluck and you can bring anything you want, but you are encouraged to wear a loud Hawaiian shirt and explore the world of tropical and exotic fruits to spread the feeling of warmth and sunshine!

We will have 4 different juicers on hand - 2 that separate the juice from the pulp (a Hurom and a Green Star) and 2 blender styles (a Blendtec and a Vitamix) - if you wish to bring your own produce to juice or make smoothies.

Directions to Sonya's on Madison?s West Side will be posted in a message on our message board in the 48 hours prior to the potluck. An email with a link to this message on our message board with the directions will be emailed to everyone shortly after it has been posted.

Other than that, our usual potluck Food Guidelines will apply:

First off, we very much want to welcome our new members and those curious about the raw and living foods lifestyle. We encourage you to bring something very simple - some fresh, organic seasonal fruit, some cut up organic veggies, or some raw trail mix you can put together, for example. (If you need more ideas, contact David by using the ?email me? link on the left side of web page.) More information for newcomers to our group can be found here:

For each person attending bring one dish with at least eight servings to share, along with the appropriate serving utensils. One can reasonably expect this to cost somewhere around $15.00.

Please bring all of your own silverware, dishes, and cups that you will be using.

Please use organic ingredients whenever possible to prepare your dish, for increased nutrition, elimination of pesticides and genetically modified foods, and most importantly for your body and for the planet!

If dehydrating or warming your food, please do so at or below 105 degrees to ensure that the enzymes of the food remain intact and active.

Bring a copy of your recipe to place by your dish, so that others can copy it if they like what they tasted, and also so they can be able to make informed choices, should they not want to eat certain ingredients due to sensitivities or other personal reasons (such as nuts or Bragg's Liquid, for example). We will then post a message on the Madison Raw Food Meetup website where everyone can respond to and add their recipes for each particular potluck to share them with others.

At the end of previous potlucks we often exchange our leftovers. Bring some extra containers if you want to join in on the fun.

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Thanks for hosting us again, Sonya! Spring has sprung!

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