Thanks to each of you who filled out our survey (we received 199 responses)! We've heard you loud and clear - Gone Raw improvements are in progress.
This week, we are in the midst of optimization and architectural changes (making the site faster and more available).
We also learned that many of you would like to see more pictures of recipes, so we're working away at that piece as well.
We'll keep you posted!
We just hit over 3,000 recipes here on Gone Raw! To celebrate this amazing milestone, we're focusing on improving our "recipes":http://goneraw.com/recipes area. Want to help out? Take a moment to answer this "short, anonymous":http://needmore.wufoo.com/forms/gone-raw-recipes/ survey and help us make Gone Raw even better!
"Click here to take the survey":http://needmore.wufoo.com/forms/gone-raw-recipes/
If you are seeing this message, you are visiting Gone Raw at our new hosting company. Horay! We still have some glitches to work out (like uploading all of the images) and such, but all of the recipes and forums moved over beautifully.
If you notice any oddities with the site, do "post a note in this forum":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/6576 - we'll be checking in often!
Gone Raw has experienced some exciting growth in the last few months and, as a result, life is getting rather slow here. This just won't do at all! We will be moving the site to a new hosting account this week, which should help quite a bit.
We'll keep you in touch as we go, but are likely planning the switch for Wednesday. We'll do our best to alleviate interruptions to the site, but if you have an important event that you want to be sure to have a recipe for Wednesday to Friday, please consider printing it out in advance.
Thanks for your patience!
OregonBusiness magazine features Gone Raw in their July cover story:"10 Coolest Tech Startups...":http://www.oregonbusiness.com/.docs/action/detail/rid/33241/pg/10003. Take a look and "Meet some of the coolest startups running around Silicon Forest today."
Looks like we aren't the only ones swooning for "rawleen's":http://goneraw.com/account/show/3478 "watermelon mini cake delights":http://goneraw.com/recipes/4278-Watermelon-Mini-Cake-Delights! The folks over at "We Like it Raw":http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2008/06/watermelon-mini.html
have earmarked thisdelight for the 4th of July.
They also added kind words for Gone Raw - "Gone Raw is the best raw food recipe site out there. Seriously. If you're into preparing raw foods or want to learn, you gotta join."
Help us to create a category of 100% raw recipes by marking each of your purely raw recipes as *pure*. We're looking for recipes that do *not* contain items such as agave, Bragg's, Nama Shoyu, yeast or other items found on the "dead food list":http://purelyraw.com/deadfoodlist.htm (which aren't actually raw, but find themselves moderately used in many raw recipes).
"Learn more here":http://goneraw.com/forums/2/topics/6407
There is a great discussion going on now on "this thread":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/6373 about creating a totally raw category of recipes (without Bragg's, agave or the other common ingredients listed "here":http://purelyraw.com/deadfoodlist.htm). Do join in and help us in creating an even more useful site for everyone!
Thanks to "germin8":http://goneraw.com/account/show/442 for "pointing out":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/6329 that Gone Raw has been linked from the "Sierra Club's Green Tip":http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/885695/30236926!
Their green tip: "Give the Stove a Rest...Save energy and keep indoor temperatures down by avoiding the oven on hot days. Opt for salads, fruits, cold soups, or cold sandwiches. Maintain dietary variety during warm weather by experimenting with "raw food recipes":http://goneraw.com/recipes."
Hmm...we might have some recipes like this around here!
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!