Tashi's done some amazing meals in the past (check 'em out here -- photos too! -- and here) and this will be yet another week you won't want to miss. Tashi is gracing us with her
ESSENE FEAST OF CREATIVITY AND ABUNDANCE
- Garlic Walnut Soup with Avocado and Fresh Dill
- Fennel & Blood Orange Salad with Mixed Greens and Poppyseed Dressing
- Polenta with Mushroom Ragout
- Parfaits with Chocolate Pudding and Sliced Bananas
Those of us who are mushroom adverse I'm sure can get polenta without but this dinner sounds worth it just for the soup and that's not counting the salad and dessert.
For those who are gluten-intolerant and/or soy sensitive, let us know ahead of time in your RSVP so we can accommodate you. This particular meal is gluten and soy-free so no worries.
UPDATE: And, since so many people didn't get the blueberries they were hoping to last week because of a misunderstanding the farmer's mom is coming back for this dinner too! So if you want blueberries (or more) then let us know in the RSVP again. Just $2 a pound for local, organic frozen berries directly from a small farm. This time we're offering them in increments of 5lbs because it's just easier for everyone involved and when they are this good it's easier to plow through each pound. But if that's still too much for you then perhaps you can split with a friend or someone else who is coming.
Here's a bit more about Tashi (just because she's quite interesting):
Natasia ("Tashi") Rana is a nutrition consultant, certified vegan live-food instructor, holistic health counselor and researcher, certified Reiki Level 3 practitioner, and ordained Essene minister who focuses her work around mental wellness and addiction recovery. She has experienced and studied the benefits of a plant-based diet over the past twenty years and was introduced to raw food nutrition in 2002. While working at Karyn's Inner Beauty Center in Chicago, Tashi learned about Gabriel Cousens, M.D. and the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. She subsequently began an intense distance education program through the Tree of Life and also lived and worked there for fourteen months to deeply immerse herself in the lifestyle. Tashi has a Master of Arts degree in Vegan/Live-food Nutrition from the University of Integrated Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Columbia College.
Tashi is an official branch of the Tree of Life and is the Portland coordinator for Ecopolitan. She has taught classes, given lectures, and demonstrated raw food prepration at the National College of Natural Medicine, People's Co-op, and Northwest VEG. Tashi participates with the Christ the Healer community in the Portland metro area through its Body Electronics group healing practice, its weekly Sunday Supper, and its annual Raw and Living Spirit Retreat. Tashi's vision with Field of Greens is to continue expanding the possibilities and opportunities for healthy, balanced people in a nourished, supportive world.
Sunday Supper is hosted by CTH & Gabrielle Chavez (Author of "The Raw Food Gourmet; Going Raw for Total Well Being")
RSVP early so the amounts can be finalized since raw foods often require prep days in advance as well as purchasing of ingredients. Not waiting till the last minute helps our chefs plan without panic or undue and expensive waste.
This is a CATERED raw-vegan meal. Please RSVP here or call Gabrielle at[masked] so we can be sure to prepare enough for everyone. If you do RSVP please make every effort to come — a place is set for you, and a wonderful dinner prepared.
- 5:30 - dinner and sharing around the tables (arrive early as we don't wait when the food is this good).
- 6:30 to 7:00 (optional) - circle time, including story - discussion, and raw communion.
Attendees are asked to make a gift of $10 - $20 to help with expenses. No one is turned away for lack of funds,
so those who can afford to make the larger gift, please help out by doing so.
We are also trying to help facilitate some carpooling for those who are living car-free or just want to combine rides to save money and/or resources. If you need a ride or have an extra seat please respond in the RSVP or call. Thanks!
Anyone who would like to present a meal for Sunday Supper as a guest chef or perhaps just a component of the meal (such as a drink, salad, dessert, etc) please contact Gabrielle or Thomas who will get you on the schedule and assist you in making it work.
NEXT WEEK'S PREVIEW: March 14th... Rumors are raw vegan sushi will be the main dish in a revisit of the extremely beautiful dish that was brought to the fundraising potluck we had mid-February downtown. If you have a dessert, soup, or beverage to complement then see the paragraph above. :D
And if you haven't already, then RSVP now for February's Sunday Supper "Raise the Rent" POTLUCK & BLUEBERRIES! on the 28th where you can access local organic frozen blueberries for just $2 a pound. YAY!!!!