This weekend my raw food friends and I had our September raw foods potluck. It was an incredible feast, and it reminded me that I never shared our last potluck with you. So before you hear about this month’s event, check out our August creations.
The theme for this event was Italian food. And with three creative girls, we came up with quite a spread. Now that our raw food skills have been sharpened a bit, we decided to invite the guys this time. Although they were each apprehensive about joining us, they were pleasantly surprised by the incredible flavors that we were able to create with raw food.
I made Butternut-Squash Ravioli from the book The Art of Raw Living Food.
I served the ravioli with Red Bell Pepper Puree, recipe also from The Art of Raw Living Food.
I also made Zucchini Pasta with my new spiralizer and used my Walnut Pesto for the sauce. The guys were astounded that it wasn’t really pasta. (So was I!)
This gorgeous dish is a Raw Lasagna made by my creative and talented friend, Diane. Everything she makes is a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. With zucchini “noodles”, raw cheese, tomato and pesto filling, this dish was a highlight!
Dallas stunned us with a delicious Eggplant Carpaccio appetizer also from The Art of Raw Living Food.
She also made a Sweet Cheese and Sweet Raw Bread that provided a palate cleanser from the intense Italian flavors of the other dishes.
One of my favorite dishes was this Sweet Gazpacho Soup made with sweet red peppers, yellow squash, red onion, and cucumber accented with parsley, cilantro, and garlic. This recipe can be found in the book Dining In The Raw.
August’s potluck was by far our most successful Raw Foods event to date, but just wait until you see what we made this weekend! Our theme was Mexican Food, and I’ll share the deliciousness with you soon!
Last Raw Foods Potluck post you might enjoy: Raw Foods Potluck.
Raw foods recipe books that I recommend:
Dining In The Rawby Rita Romano
The Art of Raw Living Food: Heal Yourself and the Planet with Eco-delicious Cuisine
by Doreen Virtue and Jenny Ross
Raw foods tools that I recommend:
- My Spiralizer – World Cuisine 48297-99 Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer
- My Dehydrator – Excalibur 3500 Deluxe Series 5 Tray Food Dehydrator
- My Food Processor – Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor