Thanksgiving is around the corner. My favorite way is to bring a huge raw veggie or fruit tray (people/kids love that with dip so that comes too). I often eat before I go somewhere. I get much more out of being with the people when I am not as distracted by wanting to eat. That way I can be more helpful, you know, let me get napkins for everyone or get a serving spoon, etc. It can make me happy to see someone is happy by whatever they are eating, you know just get into their actual experience of happiness. It’s fun to participate in that and the simple joy of the gathering. What do you gals and guys do/think/bring?
Here David Wolfe (a rawfoodist, author on the topic) talks about eating in social situations (youtube, 2008, from The Best of Raw Food channel).