Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community


Veg 101

Winter/Spring 2016

If you're a veg beginner - or even if you're well beyond that stage - Veg 101 is the right place to start! This course is a 6-week series on vegetarianism, featuring both a lecture and a cooking demonstration (with free samples) each week. The lectures provide an excellent grounding in topics such as health, nutrition, factory farming, environmental impact, and related subjects. The cooking demonstrations include grains, legumes, tofu, tempeh, seitan, and more. Past class members have told us that Veg 101 has changed their lives!

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The fee for the entire series, including the food, is $55 (or $25 for low income / students). For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at or 503-521-1941.

The 2016 schedule is not yet set, but the series will run from February 28 - April 3. It will be similar to the 2015 schedule, which is below.

Time: Sunday evenings, February 28 - April 3, 6:30-8:45pm

Location: Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church - 26 SW Condor Way, Portland, OR 97239

March 15 Lecture: Introduction to Veg Cooking - David Gabbe
Cooking Demo: Tempeh - David Gabbe
March 22 Lecture: Nutrition - Daniel Redwood, DC
Cooking Demo: Grains - Jeanne Schultz
March 29 Lecture: Chronic Disease Prevention - Ole Ersson, M.D.
Cooking Demo: Legumes - Susan Hanson & Edith Schulz
April 5 Easter - no class!
April 12 Lecture: Diet Effects on Environment and Global Warming - Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.
Cooking Demo: Non-dairy Milk and Cheese - Deb Kay
April 19 Lecture: The Lives of Farmed Animals - Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
Cooking Demo: Tofu and Seitan - Jill Russell
April 26 Lecture: Plant-Based Living - Team
Cooking Demo: Baking Without Eggs - Wendy Gabbe Day

We wish to thank the following companies for their generous donation of product and/or coupons for our students: Amy’s Kitchen, Better Bean, Bob’s Red Mill, Eden Foods, Emerald Valley, Genesis Juice, Pacific Natural Foods, Pulmuone Wildwood, and Toby’s Family Foods. We also wish to thank the Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church for hosting our classes.