Veg 101

Spring 2018

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!

The spring term schedule is below:

March 4     Lecture: Introduction - Team
                  Cooking Demo: Grains - Deb Kay

March 11   Lecture: Chronic Disease Prevention - Ole Ersson, M.D.
                  Cooking Demo: Tofu - Kris Eisenman

March 18   Lecture: Nutrition - Tammy Russell, R.D.
                  Cooking Demo: Tempeh and Seitan - Linda Tyler

March 25  Lecture: The Lives of Farmed Animals - Marsha Rakestraw, Certified Humane Educator
                 Cooking Demo: Non-dairy Options - Carol Acker

April 1      Lecture: Diet Effects on Environment and Global Warming - Peter Spendelow, Ph.D.
                 Cooking Demo: Legumes - Susan Hanson & Edith Schulz

April 8      Lecture: Plant-Based Living - Team
                 Cooking Demo: Baking Without Eggs - Erin Floresca

Time: Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:45 pm

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

Pre-registration is required. The fee for the entire series, including the food, is $60 (or $30 for low income / students). For any questions, please contact our registrar, Susan, at or 503-521-1941.

Click here to register now!

We wish to thank the following companies for their generous donation of product and/or coupons for our students: Better Bean, Eden Foods, Genesis Juice, Pacific Natural Foods, and Toby’s Family Foods.

We also wish to thank the Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church for hosting our classes.