Veggie MasterChef Challenge

A Benefit Event for Spirit Rising Foundation’s Teacher Training Scholarship Fund
The event was a magical night exceeding our expectations for great company, food and generosity.

Gina Marino-Kalish and Andy Kalish generously donated the use of a space at their Ravenswood Event Center for this benefit event. It is the perfect environment for an intimate group.  

The Karn-Stryker Duo Michael Stryker and Kitty Karn (Sangatpreet Kaur, KYTT 2014) performed for the evening, sharing exquisite vocals and cool keyboard.

We stood together and gathered our group energy, intentions during a Meditation for World Peace. Mike Stryker played his composition "Piece for Peace" during this time. It is hard to put into words how much his beautiful, calming and appropriate his musical accompaniment supported our group's vibrations.

Needless to say the food was excellent. The categories were: Gluten-Free Vegetarian, Raw Vegetarian, 3HO Vegetarian and Vegan.

The winners in each category:

* Goran Savovski- Gluten-Free Vegetarian | Fresh Hummus with Roasted Garlic, Roasted Peppers and Olive Oil that spoils us for any other hummus forever! Goran has reached the interview stage twice with his dishes on the Reality TV show MasterChef Challenge!

* Anila Dean-Saineghi (Avtar Shabad Kaur KYTT 2016): Raw | This Pomelo Salad (A South Asian fruit similar to a Grapefruit with a lighter flavor) surprised us with a delicious delicate flavor in a simple elegant dish. Painstaking to prepare, it resulted in a delightful treat.

*Shiva Singh Khalsa: 3HO Vegetarian | His dairy-free version of Light Moussaka from his Mother's Greek vegetarian cookbook melted in our mouths!

*Gina Marino-Kalish and Andy Kalish - Vegan | A dramatically presented Pad Thai dish with Soba noodles and sunflower seeds (Waiting for their new Vegan Restaurant to open!)

The winners were presented silk-screened aprons featuring ‘the remedy is community’ and our SRY logo. (We also introduced T-Shirts with that phrase).

Here are some photos from the event by Mary Ferazza (Gurunam Kaur)  and Linda Pinkus. Click on the images on the left to see the entire Gallery.

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