Following our Portland monthly vegan potluck on this day before Earth Day, hear Dr. Russell Marz talk about how a healthy diet can help sustain the world as well as our own personal health.
Join this month’s Vancouver potluck: The Environmental Impacts of Food Choices with Dr. Julie Sinistore. Julie will examine the impacts of food choices from production through consumption and ask tough questions about if being vegan is enough to ensure the protection of endangered ecosystems.
Sandy Potluck and Talk: Food Choices Change Everything: Personal Health, Planet Health, and Animal Compassion!
Join us for a wonderful vegan potluck at 5pm followed at 5:45pm with a transformational video by Brenda Davis, RD and an in-person presentation by Mr. Chuck Underwood at 6pm. Chuck says, “Let me share my story about why and how I became a vegan. Come check it out, it’s easier than you think!” Taste a recipe! And watch how it’s made!
DON’T MISS THIS LIFE-CHANGING EVENT!
*If you participate in the 5pm Potluck, please bring:
1. A plant-based dish (no animal products) to share with all (homemade or store-bought is fine!).
2. A card listing ingredients.
3. Your own plate/cutlery/cup etc.
4. And your awesome self!
NOTE: NW VEG potlucks are alcohol-free events.
Come to the 5pm potluck or the presentation at 5:45pm, or both
DOOR PRIZES! SAMPLES! FOOD DEMONSTRATION!
Join us for food and friends at our monthly Portland potluck, and then hear Dr. Daniel Chong talk about diet as a treatment for prevention and even reversal of heart disease.
Hear Brian Posewitz of Humane Voters Oregon tell us about the bills that can help or can hurt animals now being debated at the Oregon Legislature, following our monthly Portland vegan potluck with great food and friends.
After our monthly Portland potluck, DEQ environmental specialist and Northwest VEG Co-President Peter Spendelow will present a talk on Plastics and the Environment. We’ll be talking about what plastics can and cannot be recycled, marine debris, fishing nets, albatrosses, compostable plastic, and much more.
Late Breaking News!!! Dr. Ellis, the presenter for the NW Veg Vancouver Potluck on January 24th, had to cancel and is unavailable for the presentation. Due to this late notification, we have not been able to get a replacement presenter and will therefore show a documentary film “Vegan 2018”, (the year in review). occupational, personal and environmental exposures are foundational to healing the patient with cancer.
Welcome Laughing Planet to Camas/Vancouver!
Please join us for a Vegan Happy Hour at Laughing Planet’s newest location right here in Vancouver/Camas! Choose from vegan dishes such as the Autumn Bento featuring soy-pork or any of a number of dishes that are either vegan or can be prepared vegan. RSVP
Staying Healthy Through the Holidays
Please join us for our monthly potluck to break bread with fellow vegans and those who are interested in a plant-based diet. Each person brings a vegan plate with a list of ingredients, typically one of their favorite dishes to be shared with friends.
This month’s speaker will be Sara O’Leary, Registered Dietitian addressing eating over the holidays. Sara earned a masters degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University. She provides nutritional counselling here in Vancouver and teaches at Lifestyle Medicine Group’s Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP).
Due to the holidays, we will have just this one potluck for November and December. In January we will return to normal schedule on the last Thursday of the month.
Please bring a vegan dish to share and list your ingredients.
Come celebrate your participation in the 22 Day Veg Challenge and let us know how things went! You will hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the environmental impacts of eating meat, the nutritional aspects of a vegan lifestyle, the intersections of animal justice and racial justice, and heartwarming stories about rescued farm animals. You will then learn how extravagant and delicious vegan holidays can be and how to veganize your favorite recipes with Kris Eisenman. She will demonstrate and share plant-based recipes for No Chicken pot pie and squash purée. For dessert we will have a TBA pie.
We will have great door prizes for attendees!
Fun, food and libations with vegan friends
Monday, November 12, 2018, 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Rally Pizza, 8070 E. Mill Plain, Vancouver
Choose the Plant Power pizza, seasonal veggies, and potatoes fired in a wood-burning pizza oven. The menu contains many vegan items and many items that can be prepared vegan.
Curious about what people eat on a Whole-Foods Plant-Based (WFPB) diet? Join WFPB enthusiast Linda Hendrickson to learn what foods provide superior nutrition, and how to make them part of your life. Participants will sample and see how easy it can be to make delicious, satisfying, and nutrient-dense dishes. Here’s what to expect: steel cut oats prepared in an Instant Pot plus hemp milk made in a Vitamix with cooked apples, date pieces, green pumpkin seeds, ginger, and garam masala; red lentil dal with sautéed onions and mushrooms (no-oil method); veggie bowl with quinoa, chickpeas, veggies steamed purple sweet potatoes, and a cashew-based dressing; banana mash.
You don't have to give up flavor and pleasure when you decide to eat healthy. Whole-food plant-based dishes can be super-tasty and satisfying. To prove the point, recipe-creator Linda Tyler will share three holiday dessert recipes that are whole-food plant-based, without any added oil or sugar. Using a variety of ingredients, in novel ways, Linda will show how to create an amazing flourless chocolate cake, a delicious apple pie, and a dynamite pumpkin dessert. Samples and recipes will be provided!
Come meet and get to know the Wildwood Farm Sanctuary animals, on a 98 acre haven for farmed animals and wildlife alike.
Erin Lehn Floresca, long-time NW Veg volunteer, and Christina Norton, vegan/gluten-free baker for Seven Virtues Coffee Roasters, are excited to share their love of the sweet life with others during this vegan/gluten-free baking demonstration. These avid bakers will demonstrate how easy and fun it is to make delectable, crowd-pleasing vegan/gluten-free desserts. Baked goods will include chocolate cake with peppermint cream cheese frosting, pumpkin bread, and raspberry bars for the holidays. Includes samples galore!
Do you get frustrated over what to eat? It's a lot easier to stick to your commitments when you make a plan! Come learn how to create a meal plan the vegan way with Emily Forbes.
This month we are back to our normal venue and date (last Thursday of the month at UUCV). Thanks to all who attended potlucks at our member animal refuges.
This month we feature Dr. Craig McDougall who will deliver the lecture he gives OHSU residents on Diabetes. Dr. McDougall is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics School of Medicine with OHSU. Dr. McDougall places a strong emphasis on prevention and treating health problems with lifestyle changes, and reserves prescribing medications and surgeries as a last resort. He encourages patients to eat a plant-centered diet and to be physically and mentally active to help promote good health. Yes, Craig is the son of one of our favorite vegan lecturers, Dr. John McDougall who has provided Craig with a great background for his medical practice.