Gone Raw has experienced some exciting growth in the last few months and, as a result, life is getting rather slow here. This just won't do at all! We will be moving the site to a new hosting account this week, which should help quite a bit.
We'll keep you in touch as we go, but are likely planning the switch for Wednesday. We'll do our best to alleviate interruptions to the site, but if you have an important event that you want to be sure to have a recipe for Wednesday to Friday, please consider printing it out in advance.
OregonBusiness magazine features Gone Raw in their July cover story:"10 Coolest Tech Startups...":http://www.oregonbusiness.com/.docs/action/detail/rid/33241/pg/10003. Take a look and "Meet some of the coolest startups running around Silicon Forest today."
Looks like we aren't the only ones swooning for "rawleen's":http://goneraw.com/account/show/3478 "watermelon mini cake delights":http://goneraw.com/recipes/4278-Watermelon-Mini-Cake-Delights! The folks over at "We Like it Raw":http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2008/06/watermelon-mini.html
have earmarked this delight for the 4th of July.
They also added kind words for Gone Raw - "Gone Raw is the best raw food recipe site out there. Seriously. If you're into preparing raw foods or want to learn, you gotta join."
Help us to create a category of 100% raw recipes by marking each of your purely raw recipes as *pure*. We're looking for recipes that do *not* contain items such as agave, Bragg's, Nama Shoyu, yeast or other items found on the "dead food list":http://purelyraw.com/deadfoodlist.htm (which aren't actually raw, but find themselves moderately used in many raw recipes).
"Learn more here":http://goneraw.com/forums/2/topics/6407
There is a great discussion going on now on "this thread":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/6373 about creating a totally raw category of recipes (without Bragg's, agave or the other common ingredients listed "here":http://purelyraw.com/deadfoodlist.htm). Do join in and help us in creating an even more useful site for everyone!
Thanks to "germin8":http://goneraw.com/account/show/442 for "pointing out":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/6329 that Gone Raw has been linked from the "Sierra Club's Green Tip":http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/885695/30236926!
Their green tip: "Give the Stove a Rest...Save energy and keep indoor temperatures down by avoiding the oven on hot days. Opt for salads, fruits, cold soups, or cold sandwiches. Maintain dietary variety during warm weather by experimenting with "raw food recipes":http://goneraw.com/recipes."
Hmm...we might have some recipes like this around here!
We noted a particularly interesting comment to our "raw almond forum":http://goneraw.com/forums/8/topics/6192 today - "almondsalive.com":http://www.almondsalive.com is offering truly raw shelled almonds delivered for $10 a pound. Even better - mention Gone Raw and they'll reduce the price to $7. How exciting!
We've noticed more folks interested lately in "giving up nuts":http://goneraw.com/forums/8/topics/5534 and finding "no nut recipes":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/5322?page=1#posts-50540. If you'd like to help make these recipes easier to find, go in and categorize your favorite nut-free recipes as *nut_free* and we'll get this "new category":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/nut_free rolling. Thanks!
With much appreciation and excitement, we'd like to welcome "Zoe":http://goneraw.com/account/show/469 as a moderator to the "New to Raw":http://goneraw.com/forums/8 forum. Zoe has been a member of Gone Raw for over a year now and has been so helpful (over 1,000 posts so far)! Not to mention the wealth of delicious raw food and information on "Purely Raw":http://purelyraw.com. Thanks, Zoe!
We've been overwhelmed by the amount of interest the _New to Raw_ forum has generated and want to be sure that all the new folks here are getting insight and answers to their questions. So, we're looking for volunteer moderators to watch over the _New to Raw_ forum and take time each week to guide some of the newer folks. We know many of you do this already, but are wanting to be sure that all answers receive a response.
Please write kandace @ needmoredesigns.com if interested!