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10-31-2005, 07:42 AM
Next Sunday our church is having a potluck.
I want to take a few raw things that would peak people's interest and just for me to eat that would be yummy.
Any suggestions? It's a lunch potluck.
10-31-2005, 07:44 AM
Date Nut Torte is a good introduction to raw. I suggest making lil mini tortes that they can pick up and put in their mouth with one bite, this will be a sure winner.
10-31-2005, 07:52 AM
Thank you so much for your suggestions.
Ugh, I misplaced my book. I think I left my book in Oregon at my Father in Laws house. :(
They won't ever send it!
Is the mini tortes in Alissa's book?
10-31-2005, 09:57 AM
Yes, it's in Alissa's book, but it's also in the free sample recipes on her site.
When you shape the torte, you can shape it into mini-tortes, but here is a whole circular one I made a mere half-hour ago (it's fast) I upped the recipe by 50% so the company would have lots to eat. I sprinkled the top with organic coconut flakes.
10-31-2005, 10:07 AM
Oh!!! I see! Thank you for clarifying that! :)
I will do that! Yummy!
I wish I had my spiral thingie. I ordered it A LONG TIME AGO and it has not come.
I really need to check on that.
If I had that I'd make some chips! Been hearing so much about them and how good they are!
Thanks for your help Ariannah!
Sharon in Colorado
10-31-2005, 10:16 AM
When you do the indi ones, just roll them in a ball and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in ice water, then pat dry.
10-31-2005, 10:30 AM
Thanks Sharon for that idea!
I can't wait to make them! And eat some!
Does anyone have ideas for a main and side dish?
10-31-2005, 11:50 AM
I'm going to my first raw food potluck next Sunday. I'm going to take the pesto stuffed mushrooms!
10-31-2005, 12:11 PM
Pesto stuffed mushrooms are excellent, I take them to EVERY potluck I go to, in my mini dehydrator, so they are warm, mmmmmmmm, although they are great at room temp too.
You can make mini anythings, like minit pizza wraps with some marinated mushrooms and white onion, mmmmmmm
Or mini tacos, in lettuce, with white onion, tomatoes and some guack, maybe some corn in there too.
I think mini things are good, that way, people can take a taste, and if they like it come back for more, instead of feeling like they have to take a whole piece.
Also, meatballs, I use Alissa's meatloaf recipe, and make meat balls, then put marinara sauce on them mmmmmmmm
I also stuff cherry tomatoes with the pesto mmmmmm dehydrate for super yummy
and stuff cherry tomatoes with the meatloaf mmmmmmm then dehydrate to warm double mmmmmmmm
or make the enchiladas, with some cashew sour cream, guack, salsa, pico de gallo, etc cut the enchilads into bite sized pieces, they are so good.
You can actually seal them, like egg rolls with a tad bit of orange juice on the ends. they look beautiful and taste wonderful.
I make these mini appetizers for pot lucks, they are always gone very quickly.
This is what is in these pot luck pics:
Chocolate dipped strawberries,
a small fruit platter
One of my all time favorites, is the truffles,
1 cup of nuts (I use walnuts)
1 cup or dried fruit (I use dates)
blend in food processor,
then roll into marble size balls, and place on a plate, then roll in dried coconut shreds, carob powder, cinnamon, dried jicama(to mimic powdered sugar), crushed nuts, etc.
I also use fruit leather with cashew or macamia cream rolled up inside.
These are Dragggon's hot cracker crumbles, super tasty and spicy
A watermelon fruit bowl -- really great at potlucks
Alissa's strawberry crepes, sans strawberries, with lemon cream instead
halloween cantalupe fruit bowl
pesto stuffed mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and squash
You could always take some pate and chopped up veggies for dipping. I have my own favorite pate recipe, but everyone always raves about Alissa's Mock Salmon Pate. I think it also may be a free recipe.
10-31-2005, 09:57 PM
1 cup red cabbage
1 cup green cabbage
12 raw black olives (kalamate or similar)
1 Tbs. Mint
1 Tbs. Parsley
1 clove fresh garlic
1 Tbs. Olive oil
Juice of _ lemon
Salt to taste
Cut cabbage into thin slices. (I used the shredder blade in my fp). Mix together. In a bowl beat the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, mint, parsley and garlic (I used minced)/ Pour over cabbage and mix. Let flavors mix at least 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Serve with the olives on it. ( I sometimes find I need a little more olive oil. You may have to play with it for your taste.) This keeps well and the red does not bleed into the green cabbage. I made 6 + 6 of cabbage and multiplied all else out (exception - olives).
:) Lebanese Salad
11-01-2005, 09:22 AM
Thank you all for your replies.
Each time I come to this thread, I get hungry! :)
RP, your food pictures are to die for!
I wish I could come to your house just once to eat! LOL
11-01-2005, 09:24 AM
RP, what is the 3rd picture down on the left?
I figured it out. Oh, thos cracker crumbles sound good!
11-05-2005, 03:04 AM
vegggeeemmmom, they are indeed the Dragggon fire crackers.
They are kind of like spicy nacho cheese doritos, they are made with carrot pulp and hot peppers and onion, and sundried tomatoes, and what ever else Dragggon plopped into the mix.
They are super delicious. especially, in my creamy corn chowder.mmmmm
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