SBLFC Monthly Potlucks
The November and December Potlucks have been cancelled.
We are seeking a new location for the SBLFC potluck beginning in
January, 2004. Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
if interested in hosting!. These guidelines also apply to special
What to Bring
A raw/living food dish to serve 10. If
there are two of you, bring enough to serve 20 or two different
Serving utensil(s) for your dish
Plate(s), napkin(s), and silverware for
Water and cup for yourself if desired
An ingredients label. Other participants
will love you if you label well.
In addition to the actual ingredients, consider including
details such as whether or not seeds or nuts were soaked, what elements
were dehydrated if any, what isn't organic, etc. Please don't forget
that many vegans consider honey an animal product and may want to
avoid it. Include your name in case people have questions.
The following recommendations are made in consideration
of general raw food, vegan, and vegetarian dietary guidelines. Thought
is also given to broad food-combining issues and to those who may
have never before enjoyed an entirely plant-based meal.
May We Suggest
- "Whole, ripe, raw, fresh organic fruits and vegetables"
(at least pesticide/herbicide-free) All types of salads
- If you don't feel comfortable preparing food, don't know what
to bring, or just don't have the time, bring enough organic
fruit or salad to serve 10 people
- Washing everything well
- Add "love" to the process.
What to Consider Limiting
- Use of oils. If you do use them, cold-pressed oils e.g., extra-virgin
olive oil and flax oil, are preferred. Remember, most commercial
oils are heated.
- Use of sea salt or salty substances e.g., Bragg Liquid Aminos,
Nama Shoyu, miso, etc.
What to Avoid
- Heating of any food above 115 degrees. Remember that maple
syrup is usually boiled and that honey should be of the raw,
- Processed ingredients
- Melon (a food-combining issue--not that we don't like it)
- Vinegar (citrus can provide a great alternative)
- Grains (raw, sprouted or otherwise-this is a food-combining
issue for some and a clear health issue or hazard for others)
- Animal products of any kind. (Again, remember to label any
honey, which is not a vegan product.)
Not sure what to prepare? Here are links to sites