At a Potluck everyone brings food to share. Below are some guidelines for our Get Healthy Marshall Community potlucks.
- Please bring enough food for at least 6-8 people to try.
- We will provide water, ice, cups, plates, napkins and serving utensils.
- Make copies of your recipe to share – or at the very least a list of ingredients in case someone has food allergies.
- We also ask that all recipes be peanut free. This is such a common and potentially life threatening allergy that we have decided to leave peanuts off the menu so that adults and children who are sensitive to them can attend our events safely.
This is a healthy, whole foods, plant strong potluck so unhealthy ingredients should be excluded.
That means: NO refined flours, NO added oils, NO Meat, NO poultry, NO fish, NO seafood, NO dairy (which includes milk, butter, cheese, sour cream and buttermilk), NO eggs, NO gelatin, NO lard, NO chicken stock, NO beef bouillon, and NO other animal products of any kind.
ADDITIONAL POTLUCK TIPS
- If you’re new and nervous it’s fine to bring a fruit plate, some cut-up melon or well rinsed grapes.
- Sugar free teas such as the naturally sweet and delicious flavors made by Celestial Seasonings are always appreciated.
- Salads are good as long as they don’t contain mayonnaise or a cream dressing such as Ranch.
- Tofu ranch or other non-dairy cream dressings are okay.
- Use whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa and whole wheat pasta instead of refined grains like white rice or all purpose flour.
- Bean dips, salsas or guacamole, always dress things up nicely.
- Casseroles, lasagnas and other one dish meals work well for potlucks too.
- Hearty crock pot fare such as soups and stews or red beans and rice can add some heft, but bring an extension cord if you plan on serving it warm from the pot.
Remember you can go to The Marshall Public Library and find an excellent selection of cookbooks that feature just the kind of food that would be perfect for an E2 potluck. A list of titles can be found here.
You can also find many healthy and delicious recipes online by visiting the following websites…
The Blissful Chef
The Happy Herbivore
Engine 2 Recipes
Fat Free Vegan Recipes