Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nanaimo & Qualicum, Raw Potlucks

What do you see to the left? That would be chili, cornbread, 'rawmesan,' asparagus & tomatoes with cheesy sauce, & a spicy Thai salad. This, dear foodies, was my first raw potluck experience in Nanaimo.
I'd been to one potluck at Rawthentic Eatery in Qualicum, but was previously unaware of the ones in Nanaimo up until now. Am I stoked? Yesss!! :D
Sprouted lentil salad, mushroom and spinach quiche...oh, so many flavours that tickled the tastebuds. We gathered at Wellington Hall to share our delicious dishes.

Curried stew, 'cheese' perogies, & 'tuna' wraps also helped satisfy my hungry tummy :)

What's this? Dessert? Ohhh yes!! Shortbread cookies, 'Please More' bars, apple pie, fruit crumble...I brought Ani Phyo's Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake (minus the berries), but it's not pictured. Another dessert not pictured was "percinammon": persimmons blended with cinammon! Delicious.
If you're in the area, you should definitely check out the monthly raw potlucks in Nanaimo :)
At Rawthentic Eatery's potluck in Qualicum? We had borscht w/ garlic bread, their famous kale-licious salad, 'stirfry,' fruit salad, & a festive holiday salad.

...But what about dessert? :) Chocolate hazelnut truffles, 'Before 8' chocolates, chocolate almond coconut pudding, and my raw brownies (secret recipe, for now).

And right now, for the holidays, Rawthentic is offering 'Qualicum Beach Bars'! Verdict? They taste just like the 'real' thing <3

much peace, love, & food <3
Char, xo


Jessica said...

Mmmmmm I miss eating raw goodness!!! I need to check out Rawthentic Eatery too one day when I'm down that way!

Merry Christmas Char!

Char said...

Do it!! Would be great to see you, lady :) <3

Merry Christmas!! xo

Mary said...

Char! I met you at the last QB pot luck at Rawthentic. Then yesterday your friend Jenn clued me in to your blog! Wow!

Just one question: Where and when is the nanaimo pot luck?


Char said...

Ohhh I'm so glad you found my blog, Mary :) Jenn is a doll.

I am not sure when the next potluck is, but I signed up for an email you have Facebook? I will post the date on my Facebook 'Char's Kitchen' fan page once I find out :)

I hope you're enjoying your holidays! :)

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