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NEW LOCATION SAME INSPIRATION: 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 6:30pm, and food at about 7pm. 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erpa3C2JwVI

This month's theme: MEXICAN! Raw Tacos, Guacamole, Spanish Rice, Salsa, etc.  And to cut down on costs/waste, please bring your own plate, utensils, and 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 VEGphoenix-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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  • Steve

    Superb!

    May 18, 2014

  • Anita G.

    I'd suggest changing the name. This isn't Peggy's Potluck anymore. Peggy and George hosted family friendly events. Which isn't the case now. Isn't it a shame that if they wanted to bring their grandchildren, they wouldn't be welcomed!

    May 7, 2014

    • Steve

      It's still a potluck, and it's still in Mesa. I'm open to suggestions for a new name. Though, since it was actually me who coined the name in May 2003, and it was only much later that the Nungesser's adopted it, I don't feel as though we're "stealing" it. The pool regulations are in place by the host, not the Vegetarian Society of Phoenix. But, since the host would be held LIABLE for any pool mishap/injury/death, I'm not sure having some kind of restriction is a bad idea. (Anyone who has been to the former potluck knows that the young children typically ran wild.) Though, if someone else would like to have this potluck at their house every single month, I'll be sure to let the current host know, thereby relieving her of the burden of hosting this event every single month.

      May 7, 2014

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