Raw Food Potlucks Offer Great Food and SupportI would venture to guess that there are many people out there, who enjoy vegetarian and/or raw food as a main stay of their diet, but miss going out to eat, or they have to eat something of a lesser quality than that at home. I would also venture to guess that many would like to try out the raw food diet, but frankly have no idea what they would eat all the time, or how to prepare anything. A great answer to these situations is the raw food potluck! At a raw food potluck, there are often seasoned "raw foodists" there, who bring some great raw food dishes. So not only is the opportunity to meet like minded people there, but you will most likely have the chance to enjoy some creative raw food dishes.
If you are interested in this at all, I encourage you to type the words "raw food potluck (your city)" into the google search engine, and see if there's anything near you. I think there are a fair amount of them out there, but if there's not one in your area, you could always start one of your own. Just invite at least 2 other people, and have them bring something totally raw, put on some nice music, and get a raw book or two from the library, or have a speaker come in, and have a great, healthy night gorging on raw food!
These potlucks have often made a nice, unusual night out for my family, my children have enjoyed them, too. Victoria Boutenko spoke at the first raw food potluck I ever went to, and it so inspired me, that I went raw that night for three months! Sometimes I regret coming off of it, but let's just say I know firsthand how beneficial raw food is! I felt great, looked great, and became a morning person! Miracle of miracles. I still enjoy a largely raw diet, and someday I will go on it again for an extended time, if not for good.
These potlucks offer a lot of benefits. You will be introduced to like minded people, and often these people are very willing to offer moral support in between potlucks. It gives you a raw night out, free! (Well, you have to bring a raw food dish, but other than that, you will most likely eat a wonderful raw meal that you might easily pay good money for elsewhere.We must not forget the benefit of collecting raw food recipes, often not found anywhere else! There have been times when I got a new recipe at one of these potlucks, and went home to see if it was in a book I had already, only to find it wasn't. Score.
A great thing to bring to one of these potlucks, just so you're prepared to come home with some good recipes, is a blank recipe book, such as I have made available on my site. I wish I would've had one of these years ago!
If you're thinking, ok, great place to go and find raw food recipes and meet people...but I don't have a raw food recipe/dish to bring. Well, you could buy a watermelon and cut it up, and voila, you will have an instant hit. Or a bring plate full of grapes, and they'll be gone! Or you could type "raw food recipes free" in the google search engine, and try something new.
Why not be adventurous? Look up a raw food potluck in your area, and enjoy a night being completely raw. Who knows? Maybe you'll decide to take the raw plunge, too.
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About The Author: Roxanne Vick is the mother of 9, (yes, NINE) children, and has long been interested in healthy eating. She is also interested in gardening, and hiking, as long as she doesn't have to carry anyone (except for baby Gabe). Obtain your copy, and download the raw food ebook: Live Unfired Foods, or buy it in print, and you will be equipped with many raw food recipes for superior health, as it contains 415 appetizing recipes for you to draw upon...including soups, cheeses, mayonnaises, and much more! It is available at her website, http://www.myrawfooddietrecipes.com