I don’t know if I love anything more than a wholesome potluck. Perhaps because it reminds me of the Midwest; perhaps because you only have to do a fraction of the dishes but are able to try many amazing things, or perhaps because I think it is wired in our DNA to enjoy a big gathering with a bunch of people and a ton of good food.
Some of the best brains have contributed amazing dishes to show you that whole foods are incredibly mouthwatering, easy to prepare, and fun to share! I hope some of these recipes get you started in your own whole foods kitchen, and help you realize this path to a whole foods lifestyle is not only worth every step but also delicious.
First, for breakfast, tea, or lovely snack, check out these bites from some fabulous bakers:
And if you do go for tea, don’t miss this lovely addition:
I know these main dishes would be a huge hit if I took these potluck on the road to real-life Wisconsin, which holds a gold standard for all thinks potluckian:
This recipe never ceases to make me drool: Caramelized Broth Brisket with Beef Jam from Matt and Stacy of the Paleo Parents. Eat Like a Dinosaur is one of my favorite cookbooks, and a new family mantra, and I’m sure that their upcoming book Beyond Bacon is going to be full of potluck scores.
And my own Crockpot Bison Stew, which is so simple and delicious that it is devoured by all my brothers before I ever get a decent photo (luckily they’ve learned to make it themselves!)
Biscuits. Yeah. Biscuits get their own category. Especially these ones.
While most traditional potluck “salads” are an unrecognizable glob of either mayo or Cool-Whip, these gorgeous beauties remind us why we love vegetables so much!
Raw Beet, Carrot & Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing from Megan at Allergy Free Alaska. Thank you Megan for being that person at the potluck who saves us all and brings vegetables!
And, it would not be a potluck without a plethora of good desserts. Take your pick! (I’m thinking of making an ice cream sandwich with George’s cookies & Olivia’s ice cream)
and Lillian, with her adorable aprons and even more adorable videos, is showing us all up by bringing THREE desserts
Dairy-free, Grain-free, Strawberry & (Coconut) Cream Shortcake
Lime Tart (Grain-free, Dairy-free, Refined Sugar-free)
Grain-free, Sugar-free Banana Muffins with Dairy-free, Soy-free Vegan Chocolate Mousse Frosting
Oh man. I am so hungry.