Sunday, July 27, 2008

Raw Party!

On Saturday night, our Memphis veggie group, Food Awareness, got together at Vaughan's house for a raw potluck and screening of the raw-cumentary, Supercharge Me.


The film, a parody of Morgan Spurlock's Supersize Me, features a woman's journey through a 30-day detox/cleanse/raw food program. She enters the program to lose a few pounds, and not only does she accomplish her goal, but she discovers a whole new way to eat healthy. The film even shows a colonic in action! Gross, but intriguing! Now I kinda want one!

But poop stories aside, here's the delicious spread of raw foods prepared by our token raw foodist member Judith:




Besides a ton of fresh veggies and fruits, Judith prepared flax crackers, dehydrated onion "bread," mini raw "burgers," some tasty onion spread, pesto, and guacamole for dipping. Yum!

Stephanie from the Poopie Bitch blog made the prettiest, tastiest (mostly raw) sushi ever! She made the Spicy Tempeh Rolls from the Veganomicon. Can you believe this was only her third time rolling? She's got skills.


I brought a Raw Cashew Cheesecake from the latest issue Vegetarian Times:


This was so simple to prepare. The filling is made from cashews, lime juice, coconut oil, raw agave, and vanilla. And the crust is macadamia nuts, dried coconut, and medjool dates. It actually tastes a little like cheesecake, but mostly it's just yummy in its own way!

At the end of the night, Stephanie (Poopie Bitch) and I enjoyed some fresh fruit:


And special thanks to Vaughan for letting us meet at his house and use his movie room to screen Supercharge Me:



Also, I should probably thank my friend Greg for helping me create my new banner! Though I was a photojournalism major in college, I have since lost all my Photoshop skills. So Greg had to help me cut the picture out and stuff. By the way, that crazy cooking lady in the pic is me in a wig!

24 comments:

& breakfast. said...

you're the only person who can pull off talking about a colonic and posting beautiful food pictures in a single breath.
[mmmmmmm, raw cashew cake!]

CeciLiA said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I'm so jealous here .... MMMmm... raw food, look at ALL that yummy food!! Nom nom nom ...

ladyliriel said...

I love the new banner!!! Great pic. Sorry I missed out on the fun last night, the food looks so yummy.

Though I might be glad that I missed the colonic :)

Hope to see you soon.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Wow, what a spread! And I love your new banner.

You should take a photoshop refresher course, because it's such a fun thing to know how to do! And you can do so much with it-- my mom particularly loves that I know how to take out her wrinkles ;o)

Latayy said...

i like the new design. As for the raw food party it is very interesting. I have tried this lifestyle and I never go past 3 days.. It is the same thing ppl say for veganism but to be honest that food looks great esp the raw okra. I have some in my garden I will see if I can try it raw. I heard the smaller ones are "sweeter" when eaten raw.

VeggieGirl said...

A RAW FOOD PARTY?!?!?! Oh man, I'm in heaven looking at all that food, haha - I'll take the leftovers of that cheezecake, pelase!! :0)

omnidudemeandthebean said...

Love the new look! Great picture. All of that food sounds really good. I'm tempted to try a raw day here soon.

Katy said...

Ever since I read that VT raw food recipe, I've been wanting to make it. So thanks for the review and the reminder!

Rach-ums said...

Too much fun! I need to get back to eating mostly raw, it makes you feel amazing. If only I could have a raw party!

jennycestcake said...

Very cool! Congrats on the new banner - it looks great! Your cheesecake looks awesome and Stephanie's rolls do look amazing!

poopiebitch said...

Oh yes, chain letters... who could forget those?! Yeah, we're old enough to remember the day when chain letters were actually sent through the MAIL.

Dammit! I missed a tequila-induced dance party? WHY?!

Your new banner is seriously crackin' me up. The dress. The wig. It is awesome. And the pic of us and the fruit... classic. I'm totally stealing that from you, btw.

Beat me to it, huh? YOUR FACE beat me to it.

poopiebitch said...

Oh yeah, and your cheesecake? It was okay, I guess.



(okay, okay... It was the shit.)

shellyfish said...

I love your new banner!!

I sure do wish I could hang with some cool vegan peeps like that and have me a raw party! Love the food!!

Urban Vegan said...

Looks like a rawsomely good time.

Love the new masthead!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Love the new banner!! I can't believe that's you :-)

Your raw food pary and movie screening sounds like so much fun! What delicious food. I'm intrigued abou the movie, must check it out.

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

WOW! Love the raw party. Was wondering from the title if you partied IN THE RAW... heh, yeah, prolly best that it was raw foods eh?

LOVE the new... what is it? Blog-head? Letterhead? Masthead? Header? Banner? pfffff. It's all good.

Avery Yale Kamila said...

What a great party! Everything looks so yummy - particularly the raw cheesecake!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Your veggie group looks like a lot of fun. You make Memphis sound like a great place to live!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Even your mention of the colonic didn't deter me...that food looks scrumptious! That documentary sounds really good, I would love to watch it.

Green Eyes, Green Heart said...

Tell Greg the new banner ROCKS! (As do you...) :D
~Erin @ "Vegan & the City"

VeganCowGirl said...

Please please please don't go in for the colonic. I can't imagine how much that wouldn't feel good.....but, if anyone could do it and then write a good post about it - it would so be you!

The cheese cake looks amazing!! Yummy!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Love the new banner!!! Your cashew cheesecake looks scrumptious!

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Okay, I know it's gross... But I have always been curious about colonics, too. I think I am too shy to get one at this point, but I'd be lying if I say I've never considered it! Haha. I don't even really want to put this in writing on the internets, but whateva.

And the food looks great! (Don't think I've ever talked about colons & delicious food in the same comment. There's a first time for everything...)

mad about udon said...

Sounds like you had fun! Everything looks yummy, and you're right, the sushi looks *perfect*.