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Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
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NW VEG 4th of July Vegan Potluck Picnic

July 4 (3:00 - 6:00 PM)

Come join in the fun at Northwest VEG's annual 4th of July potluck picnic and celebrate the spirit of independence with delicious plant-based food. We'll meet at Raleigh Park, 3500 SW 78th Ave., between Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Canyon Road. Look for the Northwest VEG banner on the hill. We'll have Coconut Bliss ice cream for everyone!

Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert (we'll supply the drinks); a card listing its ingredients; and plates, utensils and cups for your use; figure the amount to serve 6 generously. Bring your croquet, badminton, bocce balls, or any other lawn or table games! We have reserved a number of picnic tables, but you may want to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Don't forget your tennis racquet if you play. A swimming pool at the park is available for a few dollars per person. If it looks like rain, we'll meet at West Hills UU Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Road. Check our website for updates, or call (503) 746-8344. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the picnic area rental.

NW VEG Gresham Area Potluck with Chef and Author, Julie Hasson

July 12 (5:00 PM)

Join us for a delicious potluck followed by a tasty vegan baking demo by Chef and Author Julie Hasson! Julie is the author of Vegan Pizza, as well as 9 other cookbooks (with another one coming out this year). She has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, including serving as a private chef for celebrities and high-profile clients, is the founder and former owner of the legendary Portland food cart Native Bowl and has recently come out with a new line of amazing cake mixes, Julie's Originals. Julie will be demonstrating her newly developed gluten free cake mixes with fresh fruits of the season. Free samples will be provided!

The potluck will be held at the Healing Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church, 15150 NE Glisan Street, Portland. Come to the potluck at 5:00pm, the demo at 6:30pm, or both! 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. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. Please email Jeanne at upcyclingcreations@gmail.com for more information.

Julie's Gluten-Free Easy Berry Cobbler

July 3, 2015

By Julie Hasson, cookbook author and speaker at our upcoming Gresham potluck on Sunday, July 12.

This recipe has quickly become my very favorite! It’s so easy to make, makes a large dessert to feed a crowd, and can be customized to whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand.

1 bag of Julie's Original Gluten-Free White Cake Mix
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
1/3 cup olive oil, canola or melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure almond extract or 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
5 rounded cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberry, blackberries or blueberries (or sliced peaches or nectarines or a combo) About 1- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, for sprinkling

Mix everything (except for the berries and sugar) together in a large bowl until smooth. Spread into a greased 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish. Evenly sprinkle berries and fruit on top of batter, lightly pressing it in, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the top of the cake is firm to the touch and baked through. Depending on your oven, it might take an extra 15 minutes or so. Enjoy!

Variation: You can substitute 1 peach (or more), which has been peeled seeded and sliced, for 1 cup of the berries.
Tip: Strawberries are the only berry that doesn’t work as well for this recipe.

NW VEG Eastside Portland Potluck and Seitan Cooking Demo

July 19 (5:00 PM)

After our usual community potluck, please help us in welcoming, Rosalind and Clayton McCallard, the founders of Portland's only vegan metal sandwich company, Snackrilege and their head seitan maker, Rebecca Smith. The Snackrilege team will be presenting, "The Science of Seitan," and share with us their trade secrets on creating the perfect seitan! SAMPLES will be provided!
Snackrilege prides themselves and creating perfectly tasty, affordable, plant-based foods that people can grab-and-go for anytime delicious satisfaction. To learn more about Snackrilege, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This event will be at the Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark St., Portland, OR. Come to the potluck at 5:00, the presentation at 6:30, or both!

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. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6 generously; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events, and we start eating at about 5:15. For more information email info@nwveg.org. A donation of $2-5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.

PlantPure Nation Returns to Portland

July 13 - 21 (7:00 PM)

The preview screening of PlantPure Nation was a sell-out, so it is coming back to Portland for a theatrical run.

From the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, PlantPure Nation is a documentary that tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. PlantPure Nation was filmed across the USA and includes world-renowned experts, doctors and authors, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell, and is directed by Dr. Campbell's son Nelson Campbell. For more info on this exciting new film click here.

The screenings of PlantPure Nation will be at the Clinton Street Theater (2522 SE Clinton St., Portland) on the following days:

  • Monday July 13, 7 pm
  • Tuesday July 14, 7 pm
  • Wednesday July 15, 7 pm
  • Tuesday, July 21, 7 pm
Advance tickets are on sale now at cstpdx.com/show/plantpure-nation.

NW VEG Vancouver Potluck and Fitness Nutrition Talk

July 30 (6:30 PM)

Following our usual potluck, join us in welcoming Bill Worden, a Certified Fitness Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, and is one of the most sought after personal trainers specializing in the TRX Suspension System. His mission is to to share his experiences, and by doing so, help people see what truly is possible. At 68, Bill is an example of defying expectations of age and stereotypes. Bill will share with us his unique story of overcoming addiction, adopting a healthy plant-based lifestyle, and losing weight in a healthy way. His message of inspiration and transformation will help us all in leading a healthier life. If you want to live longer, but aren’t sure how to break the bad habits that have accumulated over time this talk is for you!

Come to the potluck at 6:30, the talk at 7:30, or both! The potluck and demo will be in the Oak and Elm Rooms at the Marshall Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA 98663 [see map]. This is just over the I-5 Bridge - very quick to reach from Portland.
For the potluck, 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. Need plant-based ideas? Click here. If you come alone, figure the amount to serve 4-6; increase the amount 4 servings for each additional person in your party/family. Northwest VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events. For more information email info@nwveg.org. A donation of $2-5 is suggested to help cover the cost of the room rental.