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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erpa3C2JwVI

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 manufactured/canned/bottled/packaged foods, such 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.

There is a speaker this month, and sometimes event speakers are promoting a product or service for sale. Please be advised that VEGphoenix does not endorse any products or services that might be marketed at the event. Also note that your attendance during the presentation is not required, so feel free to walk out at any time; though it might be advisable to have your belongings close in hand (and you physically situated near the exit) to be as inconspicuous as possible if you decide to make an early exit.

SPEAKER Dr. Jonathan Murphy

Jonathan Murphy, MD, graduated from West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine in 1985 after having attended the US Naval Academy and having graduated from WVU with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry. In 1989, he completed his residencies in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Charleston Area Medical Center, an affiliate of WVU.  In 1996, Dr. Murphy passed the Internal Medicine board examination and a year later he passed the Pediatric board examination.  Dr Murphy has extensive and varied experience in Emergency Room, Critical Care, Pediatric and Gynecological medicine.  After intense independent study and completing the required course work, Dr Murphy passed the board examination for American Holistic Medicine in 2000. His early experiences with allopathic oncology lead him to search for more effective and safer methods for treating and for healing cancer patients.  Since then he has concentrated his attention on integrative medicine and integrative oncology. Dr Murphy has reviewed much of the research of German cancer centers and is very knowledgeable regarding their approach to cancer.  In 2011, Dr. Murphy relocated to Arizona in order to pursue an integrative oncology practice.  “There is a cause for every problem and my passion is finding the combination of therapies to help patients survive cancer” – Dr. Murphy.









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  • Tom C.

    Wow, the crowd wasn't large but the variety and flavors of the dishes were excellent. Some people brought extra dishes. People even liked my Raw Carob "Fudge" the best of the desserts. I guess it was because it was the only dessert.

    July 26

  • Steve

    I'm out of town, but have FUN!

    July 17

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