In most of my social circles, I’m seen as the crazy healthy foodie. It cracks me up, because if not for my gluten intolerance I probably wouldn’t have that label, but I’ve embraced it and know that my life is richer as a result.
Lately I’ve fallen in with a crowd that makes me feel like a health food newbie. A friend invited me to a raw foods potluck back in the spring. It was such a great time that we’ve decided to have the potluck monthly. I’m being introduced to delicious raw recipes, I’m learning just how versatile raw foods are, and I’m getting to know some really cool people.
Raw foodies are fascinating. Who else would spend an hour over a meal talking about pesticides, cleanses, organic standards, alternative health professionals, and dehydrators? Where else would discussing intestinal issues over a meal be considered part of polite conversation?
My food world is expanding.
Did you know that you can make raw pizza with a raw crust and nut cheese? Whoever first came up with this idea was brilliant! Once I get a dehydrator, this is the first meal I’m making.
Or maybe I’ll make raw bread for veggie sandwiches. I love that raw bread is naturally gluten-free.
Here are some of my favorite raw dishes with links to the recipes.
And I love this Kale, Tomato, and Avocado Salad.
Potlucks are a great place to bring your experiments. Sometimes the experiments go well, and sometimes they flop, but we make the most of it! These were supposed to be burgers, but they didn’t dehydrate long enough. So they became a delicious gooey filling for lettuce wraps!
Here’s another great experiment.
Coconut Carrot Soup
With a spread like this, everyone walks away happy, satisfied, and with that “oh so clean” feeling.
I’m so excited that our next Raw Food Potluck is just around the corner. If you’re in the Nashville area and would like to come and bring a dish, let me know. We’d love to have you join in our foodie fun!
And if you have a favorite raw food recipe, please link up here. I’d love to bring your favorite to our next potluck!