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!
We love that everyone is taking part in our "forums":http://goneraw.com/forums (which weren't even a part of Gone Raw on on launch)! We've added two new topics to our expanding conversation.
First, we've added a dedicated place to talk about specific "health issues":http://goneraw.com/forums/8. This would cover anything from detox symptoms to specific ailments.
Also, we are thrilled with all of the folks new and transitioning to raw. We've created a space ("new to raw":http://goneraw.com/forums/8) for asking questions and chatting about that journey. We don't expect that everyone in this forum is going to be 100% raw - this is about your journey and initial questions.
Along the same lines, we'll be posting a few articles about being new to raw at the top of the section. If you'd like to help us write about raw basics, please let us know!
Saint Patty's Day is just around the corner and folks are "starting to think":http://goneraw.com/forums/2/topics/3914 about "delicious green recipes":http://goneraw.com/forums/2/topics/3946. Post em if you've got em (and be sure to label them "green":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/green for easy finding)!
We've reached 2,000 recipes here in Gone Raw. Thank you to each of you for sharing your creations!
With Spring approaching, our thoughts turn to simple, light meals - "and we aren't the only ones":http://www.goneraw.com/forums/2/topics/3609?page=1#posts-29437! Do you have "light":http://www.goneraw.com/recipes/list/light recipes to share?
Thanks to Neeta at "Integral Dynamic Health":http://integral-dynamic.blogspot.com/2008/02/creative-mind-spirit-soul-and-all-about.html for kindly passing on a creative award to Gone Raw.
"For creating a place that allows everyone to share recipes, information and ideas about raw and living foods. What a wonderful gift for all those who need to be able to access precious knowledge and learn to prepare and eat a whole new range of fantastic foods. I am very grateful to you both and all the goneraw community, it has been such a help to me, thanks a bunch......."
It means so much to us (this award appears to have made "others happy":http://americanasomatica.blogspot.com/2008/02/gratitude.html aswell). Thanks for spreading the joy!
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, our thoughts turn to love and dessert! Why not whip up a batch of turffles ("heavenly almond cinnamon truffles":http://goneraw.com/recipes/1915-Heavenly-almond-cinnamon-truffles or "nut cheese":http://goneraw.com/recipes/2595-Nut-Cheese-Truffles oh my)! Or, pamper your taste budys with this romantic looking "cheesecake":http://goneraw.com/recipes/358-Michael-s-Famous-Cheesecake.
Thoughts on a romantic Valentine's Day dinner idea? Do "let us know":http://goneraw.com/forums/3/topics/3162!
Gone Raw has been around for just over a year now and what a year it has been; 2,500+ members have posted over 1,500 raw, vegan recipes while the forums (a later addition) now have almost 20,000 posts. How's that for a fantastic year!
Gone Raw has far exceeded our expectations and we want to thank each of you for joining in and creating such a warm, friendly community. From each of us here at Gone Raw, Happy New Year!