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*Cleanse* Pot Luck and Recipe Swap

  • December 2 · 5:30 PM
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I'd like to have a pot luck and recipe swap. During the holidays, if you're like me, you tend to lack a little more self control than usual. You have one too many cocktails, delicious cheesy glutenous treats, and sugary lattes. While it tastes GLORIOUS at the time, the aftermath leaves you a bloated, sluggish pile of yuck. Inevitably, I soon after decide to go on "a cleanse". By cleanse, I don't mean extreme lemon juice, cayenne pepper, broth diet where I eat nothing and then subsequently binge on pizza (though I've done it before and it obviously did not work out so well). I mean, I go back to eating whole, unprocessed foods that make me feel like I'm satisfied without all the other crap. Some people probably call this "clean eating". 

So, I'd like to have a pot luck with all types of recipes that lack processed foods (i.e. sauces/dressings bought in a bottle in store, high fructose corn syrup, things with lots of sugar), gluten, peanuts, dairy, soy, caffeine, alcohol. (Those are the main ones we will focus on but I've seen people go as far as all organic, nonGMO, no eggs, rice, nuts, etc. You can certainly do that if you want but for the purposes of the meetup we'll just stick to the first few mentioned.) Cleanses typically feel restrictive so I think the more options one has to eat, the less likely it is to cheat. So having a collection of tested recipes on hand will make this MUCH easier!

Pot luck to taste everyone's offerings will be at my apartment - these can be main meals, snacks, desserts (someone brought AMAZING black bean GF brownies to a prior pot luck!). 3-4 days prior, attendees will send me their recipes (to [masked]) for what they are bringing and I will compile them and print a packet so everyone can go home with all the recipes from the food they ate. Then hopefully we can ALL feel better in the new year after holiday celebrations with lots of healthy options! Since this event is still DURING the holiday season however, please feel free to bring any wine/beer/nonalcoholic beverage you may want to drink/share! 

If you get lost, my cell is[masked]

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  • Christina

    So great to see you guys. Recipe document is uploaded in "Files" under the "More" tab

    December 2

  • Christina

    New plan: I only received 5 recipes so you can still send them to me up until the potluck so this gives you some more time to decide/prepare if needed and I will just post the recipes to the site in a document so everyone can access it. See you tomorrow!!

    December 1

  • Ren

    Here is my recipe!
    Rainbow Roasted Root Vegetables
    1) Preheat 400
    2) Combine 5 carrots, 3 beets, 3 parsnips, 1 rutabaga (all cut in 1 inch pieces) in a bowl and coat with 3 Tb coconut oil (or your fat of choice) and 1/2 tsp sea salt.
    3)Transfer to baking dish and bake until soft and browned on the outside (about 1 hour). Stir some during cooking process. Serve warm.

    December 1

  • Karen R

    Sadly I have strep and won't be able to make it this week :(

    November 30

  • Shauna

    Tomato, avocado, chickpea and cucumber salad :)

    1 · November 29

  • Ren

    This is great! I can make a rainbow roasted root vegetables dish!

    1 · November 28

  • Karen R

    Roasted Garlic Parsnip Cauliflower Mash - looking forward to meeting everyone!

    1 · November 27

  • Nicole

    I'll bring a roasted Brussels sprouts salad!

    2 · November 25

  • Jessica F.

    I'll do a butternut squash soup!

    1 · November 23

  • Christina

    Ill be making a southwest quinoa salad!

    1 · November 21

  • Christina

    When you know what you are planning on making, post just a quick description here so we can try not to have duplicates and send me the recipe at [masked]!

    November 18

  • Christina

    I apologize I just learned my work Christmas party is this same night so I had to move the time up to 530 so we can be done by 7/730ish. Still happy to have you all even if you can't make it till 6! Shouldn't take long to taste everyone's food, mingle, and exchange recipes!

    November 17

  • Ashley T.

    Yay this sounds like an awesome idea! I'm a nutritionist and personal trainer. In the meantime I'm running a clean eating group on Facebook until the end of October. I've already posted a lot of recipes. Let me know if anyone wants to join :)

    October 17

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