Our January Raw Foods Potluck was definitely an amazing event. We didn’t have a theme this month, but we all agreed to try something we had never made before. I didn’t realize until we showed up that evening that we had all of the makings of an entire 5 course meal. From appetizers, to soups and salads, entrees, and desserts, we had it all covered and were very pleased with the results.
Diane created Cucumber Gaspacho. Cool, refreshing, and topped with cucumber, avocado, dill, tomato, and a little jalapeno, this soup was amazing.
Diane also made three types of raw bread: Sunflower, Carrot Cinnamon, and Spicy Kale.
While I enjoyed them all, I must have the recipe for the Carrot Cinnamon Bread soon! And the Spicy Kale Crackers spread with Diane’s Pesto was so addicting that it was almost gone before the dinner began.
I already shared Dallas’ incredible Confetti Salad with Cucumber Orange Dressing made using Ani Phyo’s recipe. It’s crisp, creamy, packed with greens, and has a sweet accent of dried cherries. I’ve already made this salad since the potluck! You can find the recipe in Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen.
Diane served Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms on a bed of spiralized squash and dressed them with sundried tomatoes and parsley.
Diane is the Food Art Queen, as you can tell. Now see how she transformed my contribution.
One of my favorite raw cookbooks is Eat Raw, Eat Well by Douglas McNish. I followed his recipe for Stuffed Calzones which are stuffed with Red Pepper, Dill and Cashew Ricotta and Red Pepper Basil Marinara Sauce.
The calzone dough was remarkably easy to make. Simply dehydrating rounds of buckwheat, flaxseeds, veggies, and spices created a delicious maleable crust. But the fillings were out of this world.
Red Pepper Basil Marinara Sauce
And dressed by Diane, these babies were a feast for the eyes too.
Dallas definitely stole the show with these Blood Orange Truffles rolled in pistachios from The Art of Raw Living Food.
I even tried my hand at making a Cherry Chocolate Pie with inspiration from Christina of Dandelions on the Wall. (She shared a Chocolate Almond Cheesecake at Raw Foods Thursdays that sent me over the moon!)
I don’t quite have the crust recipe ready to share, but I will soon!
Overall, our January Raw Foods Potluck was a delicious success!
Our February Raw Foods Potluck might put you in the mood for love with Cheese, Chocolate & Wine. If you’re in the Nashville area and would like to join us on February 16th, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll give you the details.
Until then, make sure to stop by Raw Foods Thursdays each week for delicious recipes and inspiration from our readers!
Other Raw Foods Potluck posts:
- Comfort Food Raw Potluck
- Brunch Raw Food Potluck
- Italian Raw Food Potluck
- Mexican Raw Food Potluck
- Asian Raw Food Potluck
- Raw Foods Girls Go Greek
- An Indian Raw Food Potluck
- Which of the above raw dishes would you like the recipe for?
- Have you ever been to an all raw dinner? How was your experience?
- Want to come to our February potluck?