Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and we're busy planning our first raw Thanksgiving here at Gone Raw. We have a number of "raw Thanksgiving recipes":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/thanksgiving up and we're on the lookout for more ideas. So, I spent today at the Oregon Culinary Institute learning a complete raw Thanksgiving menu. Chef "Bruce Horowitz":http://www.thesunkitchen.com/ inspired me to believe that you can make a raw version of just about anything you could think of! For beginners, take a look at his "Parsnip-Pine Nut Whip (or Better than Mashed Potatoes)":http://goneraw.com/recipes/show/66 and "Orange-Chipotle Cranberry Relish":http://goneraw.com/recipes/show/67. Absolutely delicious.
We've added a few small features to Gone Raw tonight. First, you can comment on the blog posts! There's a link on the home page and in the list of all the blog posts. We're hoping to get more feedback and discussion going around the site. What would you like to see us change or improve? Has Gone Raw helped you at all?
Also, there's a couple shortcut links on the home page, if you're logged in. You'll see them in the upper left part, where the website overview / description is otherwise.
We hope you find these little changes helpful, and hope to add a few new features every week.
We've been up and running just about a week now, and it seems that folks are starting to take notice. "The Oregon Live Tech Blog":http://www.oregonlive.com/weblogs/techblog/ mentioned us yesterday, "...from the same design team which brought us Cuppin'." Emily Chang yesterday also linked to us in "eHub":http://www.emilychang.com/go/ehub. We got some press!
On a personal note, it's been nice to see people in several raw food forums say nice things about us, and the emails people have been writing are very kind and encouraging. We've learned a lot from the feedback we've been getting - thanks for that. We're working on adding a forum to Gone Raw, to make it easier to talk about your questions or make feature suggestions, but for now, you can just write "firstname.lastname@example.org":mailto:email@example.com with your comments or questions.
Finally, thanks to local Portland web innovators "Adam":http://www.adamduvander.com/simple/gone-raw-lately and "Ryan":http://www.webthingsconsidered.com/2006/11/03/more-portland-sites/, for cheering on our latest efforts.
Well, it's been a couple days since we put this site out there, but already we've had lots of great feedback. Please, keep it coming! Send any suggestions to "firstname.lastname@example.org":mailto:email@example.com and we'll see what we can do.
We just added a Quick Search feature today on the home page. Now it's easy to find a recipe if you remember just part of the name. Simply type in something like "onion" and click *Search*, and presto! There's some Onion Bread!
We hope you've been enjoying Gone Raw, and we look forward to bringing you more great recipes and features.
Well, as of November 1st, Gone Raw is open to the public. Welcome! We hope you'll take some time to look around, and maybe try some recipes.
We have a lot planned for the future, so be sure to check back often. Have an idea? We'd love to hear it. Write to "firstname.lastname@example.org":mailto:email@example.com and we'll see what we can do!