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Raw Food Potlucks for a Raw Treat

on October 17, 2012

Now, most of you reading this article may say to themselves, raw food potlucks? Who on earth, where on earth, or maybe even, “why on earth” would you go to one of those? Well, to answer the last question, just do some reading on the benefits of raw food, and you’ll gain some understanding on the benefits of raw food. To answer the first two questions, many people who know lots about raw foods and how to prepare them have these potlucks, and it’s a great way to get to know some like minded people, and eat raw food ranging from the simple to the adventurous!

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!

My family and I have enjoyed going to these potlucks. I have been fortunate enough to meet Victoria Boutenko at one of them, and her talk inspired me to go on a raw food diet, well, for 3 months! Kind of sorry I came off it, but I do know the value of the raw food diet! 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.

The value in these potlucks is great. It gives fellowship with like minded people, and therefore a support system. 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.) Another value in these raw potlucks is that they give you the opportunity to collect raw food recipes! This is great, because I cannot tell you how many times I got to taste something delicious, get the recipe, go home and see if I already had the recipe in one of my raw food books, only to confirm that I didn’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? Check out a raw food potluck in your area and enjoy a night being totally raw. Who knows? Maybe you’ll decide to take the raw plunge, too.
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