Northwest Veg
December 2010
Vol. 52
  e-Thymes
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
--Charles Darwin

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» T. Colin Campbell Speaks on December 8
» Forks Over Knives Premieres in January
» NW VEG Events and Bites
» Local Business Spotlight
» Ground of Restraint
» Recipe of the Month: Vanilla Coconut Cornbread
» Holiday Treat: Vegan Peppermint Bark
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T. Colin Campbell Speaks on December 8

Building awareness about the new documentary film, Forks Over Knives, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., co-author of The China Study, will speak about the health benefits of a plant-based diet at Buchan Hall, Eliot Center, in downtown Portland at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8. Cost: $5-10 sliding scale. All proceeds from his talk will benefit Northwest VEG's education and outreach programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here.


Forks Over Knives Premieres in Portland on January 7, 2011

Forks Over Knives, a new feature-length documentary, will premiere in Portland on January 7, 2011. The film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

"This is a fantastic film, and I'm hoping that people will come hear Dr. Campbell on December 8...and then tweet, post on Facebook, and tell all their friends, so we can really pack the theater when it opens in Portland on January 7," said Peter Spendelow, President of Northwest VEG.

Click here to find out more about the film.



NW VEG Events and Bites

Join Northwest VEG for our monthly potluck event being held on Sunday, December 19, and then later join us for fun and games! The potluck starts at 5 p.m. and games begin around 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at West Hills Universal Unitarian Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. More details can be found on the events page on our website.

Speaking of potlucks, the Vancouver Northwest VEG potluck, originally scheduled for December 9, has been postponed since NW VEG is also sponsoring a preview screening of Forks Over Knives that evening and a talk by T. Colin Campbell the day before. The next Vancouver potluck will be Thursday, January 27, 2011.

Community outreach is one of the key ways NW VEG educates the public about our classes and events as well as the benefits of a going veg. A volunteer workshop is being held on Sunday, January 16 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. where attendees will learn how to set up and staff the NW VEG table at local fun and educational outreach events and festivals. Visit the events page to learn more.



Local Business Spotlight: Shopping at The Herbivore Clothing Store

Looking for more ways to match your buying power to your vegan lifestyle? The Herbivore Clothing Company at 1211 SE Stark Street in Portland can be just the place to expand a shopping experience for customers who are new to veganism. According to the assistant manager, Michelle Schwegmann, the best things about the store are that, "people love to be 'Herbivores' both literally and in the sense that they love our style." It's something, she says, that makes the company very proud and makes it a fun experience overall. Business isn't boring, and it's often a resource that people are proud to affiliate with.


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Ground of Restraint

Many years ago, I read an article by Barbara Kingsolver that has stuck with me ever since. The article was mostly about eating local foods and the satisfaction that comes from providing for one's self and family/friends. However, near the end of the article, Kingsolver tells a story about her grandfather who grew up in Kentucky and tasted oyster soup and oranges only once a year.

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Recipe of the Month: Vanilla Coconut Cornbread

This bread is moist, sweet and delicate because of the combination of flours. Coconut is very nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  • 1 1/4 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup coconut flour*
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo bean flour or oat flour
  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice (or other dry sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups non-dairy milk or water
  • 2 apples (cored and chopped)
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla
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Holiday Treat: Vegan Peppermint Bark

  • 2 (12-ounce) bags dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed vegan candy canes
  • 2 (12-ounce) bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup chunks vegan candy cane
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