Monthly Raw Potluck

  • January 11 · 4:00 PM
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Let's keep a good thing going!

Monthly on the 2nd Saturday, we'll meet up for a Raw Vegan Potluck! Get together with other raw foodies, eat some rawesome grub, and talk high vibes & conscious community with like-minded peeps. We don't start eating til around 5pm, so if you can't come at 4, come when you can!

If you need a ride, text me at[masked]-4417. We'll find a way to get you here to be with your tribe. :]

Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people, as well as a serving utensil. We will have plates, bowls, and silverware for everyone.

Please note three important things:
1) Children are welcome. Don't miss out because you can't find a sitter! (If this is an issue for some, we can have adult-only events at other dates/times).
2) This Meetup is about love, compassion, respect, and acceptance. We're open to raw enthusiasts at any stage in their transition. Remember that dogma breeds separation, which is impossible when we are all one spirit.

3) If possible, please bring a dish that is organic. <3

One last thing: Invite your friends! The more, the merrier.

Address: 11 Old Candler Town Rd, Candler NC 28715 (about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.
You can GPS it , but see parking instructions below.

From Asheville:
Take I240W to 40W to Exit 44 (US 19W/ US 23W / Smokey Park Highway)
Turn RIGHT and go 3 miles west on Smokey Park Highway
Turn LEFT on to Rte 151 / Pisgah Highway
Proceed to the FIRST LIGHT (about 0.7 miles) , Queen Rd
Turn RIGHT onto Queen Rd
Go about 200 feet and take FIRST RIGHT onto (unmarked) Old Candler Town Road
Go another 50 feet and turn RIGHT into first uphill driveway. Park there on an angle and then make your way to the house by following the dirt path by the mailboxes
(When you leave, just drive right up the driveway and exit to your right at the top)

Lost? Call[masked]

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  • Carolyn A.

    For those who might be interested: The raw quinoa I found is: Tru-roots Organic, NON-GMO certified sprouted quinoa. Can be prepared raw by soaking in warm water for 40 minutes or until desired crunchiness is reached. Very good. Feels more alive than when cooked.

    January 12

    • Robyn

      Thanks, Carolyn! Yum.

      January 12

    • Katharine

      They have great sprout able oats too -

      January 13

  • Katharine

    Thank you Shannon and every one, I had a GREAT time...

    January 13

  • Carolyn A.

    Love Somra's idea. Would also love to learn more about combining foods for greater nutritional intensity - sort of like companion planting, except when it goes into my body. And about those nuts! Want to know more about how and where to get nuts that are chemical-free and offer the fullest nutritional value.

    January 12

  • Jane Karuschkat/RAW CHEF J.

    What a wonderful Meetup !!! It was special for me to be in the company of like-minded individuals and to meet such a diverse group of people. Looking forward so much to the meetup next month !!!

    January 12

  • Robyn

    awesome food and people

    January 11

  • Somra

    What a great group of people! I loved seeing the connections forming for future projects, etc. Next time I would like more Q & A as a group on tips, where to order raw products, how-tos -- anything anyone has a question about regarding raw foods that someone else may have an answer for or experience in.

    2 · January 11

  • Rosemary F.

    I am so sorry to have missed it. 'Just woke up from terrible cold. : (

    January 11

  • Gabriela

    I hope I can make it next month :)

    January 11

  • Dahvid W.

    I'll have to be there in Spirit. Having stomach issues. :0

    January 11

    • Brynda

      You'll be missed. Hope everything self corrects!

      January 11

  • Tess B.

    Hi Carolyn, I can meet you at Michaels in River Ridge. Please feel free to contact me for time @ 230-3724. Thanks!
    Shannon, thank you for offer but no where near Waynesville.

    January 10

  • Tess B.

    I would love to make this meetup, finally! I would like to ride share if anyone lives in my area and is interested. I live off 74-A in the Reynolds area. We could meet at the Reynolds Ingles or River Ridge. Thanks!

    January 9

    • Shannon L.

      Hey Tess! I am not sure where Reynolds is. Could you tell me more, and perhaps someone can come get you? We'll be in the Waynesville area Saturday morning and could pick you up if you're near there.

      January 10

    • Carolyn A.

      Missed Tess's original message, but I can meet up with you at Ingles, Tess. I will be passing by there on my way. I do have one errand at Michaels I want to do before heading out to Candler, so I can either come back to Ingles afterward, or meet you there and do the errand on the way. Let me know. Carolyn ([masked])

      January 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    4pm is a little hard for me as I usually get real sleepy and take my "nappy" around 3pm. It's a musician's schedule. There was no option for a "strong maybe." But I will make every effort to be there. I want to play a little jazz on that piano I hear tell about! Have a great week everyone!!

    January 5

    • Shannon L.

      Hey Roland!

      We don't usually start eating and stuff til 5, so you're welcome to come a little later, if that's preferable! :]

      January 10

  • Carolyn A.

    Do you put out recipes for what we bring, including all the ingredients? Seems a great way to share ideas on preparing raw food. I was going to bring some cool raw chocolate superfood balls, but as someone else is bringing chocolate, I'll bring my famous quac and make some chips to go with it. See y'all on Saturday! Yes, Shannon, I need directions.

    1 · January 8

    • Dahvid W.

      Yes good to have multiple desserts. This time I'll bring CaCao herbal elixir desert drink to open pineal ! :-)

      1 · January 9

    • Shannon L.

      Carolyn, yes, we will have recipe cards out (hoping to collect the recipes this time, as the food is always great!) posting directions now.

      January 10

  • Jane Karuschkat/RAW CHEF J.

    Looking forward to it !!!!!

    1 · January 10

  • Dahvid W.

    Remember the day when the question was asked, Is there anything such as a RAW cashew? Well the answer was no because of the way they are processed/heated. NOW some say they have raw cashews ,but are not organic. Some say that Cashews are "Junk food".
    I say who cares :), With Love of course!
    That is why I use PILI NUTS> YES they are Raw!!! YES they are Organic! I love them as they are very versatile. If you tasted my PILI Nut butter you now that they can be used in place of Chocolate, taste like chocolate and I have used they to make pies with.

    1 · January 9

    • Brynda

      Very interesting, yes, want to know more about the pili nuts. We know the costs of actual raw cashews is also high. Since I also eat some cooked foods, I don't have a problem with regular untoasted cashews. It amazes me the amount of chemicals used on foods. It's like the chemical companies just spend all their time trying to devise new formulas to sell to manufacturers. Thanks, will check out pili nuts!

      1 · January 9

  • Somra

    Brynda, I haven't used many non-organic nuts for a long time because I learned most companies use chemicals to dissolve the shell, which of course soaks into the nuts. It's cheaper for them than mechanically removing the shells. But it may be a case-by-case situation in which you have to call the source/company. I'm not sure about the degree of actual pesticides from growing the nuts, because the chemicals to dissolve the shells was enough for me to say no. However, we're all doing the best we can and have different priorities. So I'd like to suggest everyone have a card with their ingredients listed and a star next to each ingredient that's organic, just like packaged food often does. That way, each person can decide for themselves what they want to eat based on their priorities and needs. Here's an excellent resource for what specific pesticides, etc. are on each fruit/veg & their effects on the body. Unfortunately, it doesn't includes nuts in the list. http://www.whatsonmyfood.org­ .

    2 · January 9

    • Brynda

      I recently saw a t.v. special on nuts and they covered all the steps involved in production and the machinery involved in cracking shells of various nuts. Not a mention of chemical solvents, but I wouldn't expect them to show that. I have been choosing organic forms of foods for decades when given a choice, but the last few years, the prices of organic nuts has caused me to make allowances, but then I don't want to add polluants to my body, after all, detoxing and maintaining a "clean" bloodstream is a priority for health! Thanks for the info...will check more into this.

      1 · January 9

  • Dahvid W.

    Please see the file I just posted on Pili Nuts. IN-JOY

    January 9

  • Rosemary F.

    I have been to several potlucks around town that claim to be organic. Each time I felt cramping afterwards, so I started avoiding them. Of course, I cannot tell if the food is organic when I first eat it, but I can tell a day later by the reaction my body has to the chemicals. I must say that the two potlucks I have attended at Lotus Lodge have never given me any problem (knock wood). Thank you guys for keeping it organic. You rock! : )

    2 · January 8

    • Brynda

      As much as I love organic, I often buy non-organic cashews, walnuts because of the price difference and I suspect the shell offers some protection. I use organic pecans because I pick them up/shell them from S.C. at no cost. I know what they do to almonds, so choose organic or don't use them. I bought organic cashews for the last potluck, but want to check with you about those and walnuts. Does anyone have the inside scoop on how contaminated these may be with pollutants/pesticides?

      January 9

    • Sarah

      Very contaminated. A good source is Dr. Brian Clement's (Hippocrates Health Inst) website - The real truth about health.com....there is some stuff to wade through, but overall a good source.

      1 · January 9

  • Lauren

    Can't wait!!! I will bring some chocolates.

    2 · December 15

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