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06-01-2009, 11:47 AM
I'm looking for a little advice...
I'm attending a BBQ this weekend and know that 99% of what's being served doesn't jive with my mostly Raw/Living Food lifestyle. Seeing as how I'm pretty new to eating mostly raw, this will be my first bbq/large social event where I'll be at a disadvantage when it comes to eating food of the living kind.
I'd like to bring a dish, however, and I'd love to hear any experiences or recommendations from the community. What should I bring? What shouldn't I bring? What's gone over well for you guys in similar situations?
Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance,
06-01-2009, 01:31 PM
I would keep things simple with a veggie basket or fruit platter.. you can dress it up... carve out a watermelon and put the fruit in that... for a veggie basket I like to use a good size basket, put florists foam in the bottom, cover wooden skewers with green onions, stick different veggies on the skewers and stick those in the foam... cover bare spots with a fancy lettuce and asparagus , carve out colorful peppers for dips... even when I used to make lots of great SAD food the veggie baskets always went first...
good luck :)
06-01-2009, 01:54 PM
I'm not a guy but I'll answer anyway ~ Raw lasagna, skewered marinated veggies, raw chili...
The thing is, you've got to have something filling for YOU to eat. If they partake, (which they usually will) fine! Green salad loaded with veggies, cole slaw, etc. If fruit will keep you satisfied, then fruit!
Eat before you go.
06-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Zucchini pasta with marinara sauce. Veggie wraps with guac inside.
Thanks all for reminding me I use to make a veggie or fruit floral wreath platter BEFORE my Raw days. Cacoa dip for the fruit yummy. I have to find out how to make that.
You could check out these videos and find one that works for you.
06-02-2009, 01:02 AM
You should probably ask first to see what is being served so you don't duplicate.
I would bring a veggie platter and some nacho nut cheese served as a dip. If you can get baby veggies like peppers, you can stuff the cheese inside of them.
Maybe some onion bread. That's always good!
I don't personally like fruit, but fruit plates always seem to go over well.
06-02-2009, 03:26 AM
Salad is Always Good and usually any kind of Greens are forgotten at a BBQ. Hope all goes well for you and above all you have a great time.
06-02-2009, 09:15 AM
Thanks for all the advice so far. Much appreciated.
At the moment, I'm thinking of going with the veggie platter and making a dip. We'll see how it goes.
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