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!
From "Holiday Menus":http://goneraw.com/forums/2/topics/1816 to "Thanksgiving recipes":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/thanksgiving, Gone Raw has been buzzing lately with holiday recipes and ideas. With more holidays coming up in December, we'd love to hear about your favorite holdiay treats!
Looking for a day after Thanksgiving idea? Try "Renoir's":http://goneraw.com/account/show/2369 recipe for "un-turkey broth":http://goneraw.com/recipes/1987-Un-turkey-broth. Then, peek in on some "folks starting a cleanse":http://goneraw.com/forums/3/topics/2111 on December 1st.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
Well, it's been a _really long week_ for us here at Gone Raw Headquarters.
As many of you are aware, a combination of *horrible events* conspired on Monday morning to bring our little site down. We had wind storms, we had power outages, and those who host our website made a small mistake as well!
Worst of all, our best minds couldn't figure out how to fix it all for two days. Literally - we had three ace programmers giving it all the time they could spare, and it still took that long. Luckily, we *also* found a bunch of little bugs to fix along the way, so now Gone Raw is back and *better than ever.*
We apologize with all our hearts for this horrible inconvenience, and will do everything we can to keep this kind of thing from happening again. Thank you for all of your support.