Get Ready for Meatless Mondays
Community Classes: Point Loma Hervey Branch Library
Pacific Beach Taylor Branch Library

RECIPES & RESOURCES

Sunday, June 11th
Veggie Burgers & Cupcakes
Veggie Burgers (Bean, Sweet Potato & Quinoa)

Wednesday, June 7th
The Art of Pasta
Eggless Pasta – Tofu Ricotta – Marinara Sauce – The Vinaigrette Formula

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Get Ready for Meatless Mondays Family Cooking Labs – Point Loma Hervey Branch Library

Taste test new food products, learn new cooking techniques, meet new friends and take home healthy recipes and ideas that will get you ready for the Meatless Monday challenge.  There’s a new menu each month and the classes are free. Pre-registration required.  The first Wednesday of each month, 6:00 – 7:30pm. Call the library to rsvp: 619-531-1539

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Plant-Powered Culinary Academy for Teens

Point Loma Hervey Branch Library 

This wonderful new program sponsored by the City of San Diego is offering teens the chance to learn about plant-based foods, develop new cooking skills, and host a first-ever summer plant-powered ice cream social and vegan fashion show!  The classes are free to the community, sign up for both!! Lots of fun, limited enrollment.

Pizza and Pasta Night 

July 26th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Develop your cooking skills with a workshop that teaches fun and easy recipes for homemade vegan pizza, pasta, salad, and a dessert.  Get hands-on practice with your cooking skills, learn about menu planning and nutrition, taste-test the food, then take home recipes and ideas that will make you a culinary superstar in the kitchen.

Vegan Baking, Ice Cream Social & Fashion Show

August, 16th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Learn the keys to success in vegan pastry and baking to create incredibly great plant-based baked goods. Make cookies, brownies, and cupcakes from scratch then participate in setting up a dessert buffet and vegan ice cream sundae station to welcome your family and friends the last 30 minutes of class for dessert sampling and a vegan fashion show!

How to Participate in the Fashion Show: 

Make sure you are familiar with the guidelines for vegan fashion.  You can google the term “vegan fashion” and find many resources and links. Fashion show entries can be as simple as a t-shirt or something personal that expresses your creativity and what vegan fashion means to you. Just write a short one-paragraph description about your outfit describing the materials, where it comes from, and any other interesting facts you’d like to share and bring it to class.  This is what will be read to the audience when it’s your turn to take a walk down the fashion runway.  There will be awards for different fashion categories and drawing prizes too.  If you have any questions send them to liz@newoptionsfoodgroup.com

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Review these leading resources for useful information on the benefits of plant-based living.

Facts on Health & Nutrition: 

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: www.pcrm.org
Kaiser Permanente: www.kaiserpermanente/ThePlantBasedDiet.org
Dr. Gregor’s Nutrition Facts: www.nutritionfacts.org

Local Classes & Events:

PlantDiego: www.plantdiego.com
San Diego Vegans: www.meetup.com/sandiegovegans

Food Documentary Trailers:   

Forks over Knives: https://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/
Eating You Alive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8sGE5n-
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv3vEXy_EwU
Earthlings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Jy1Zozz3s
Cowspiracy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV04zyfLyN4
PlantPure Nation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E6sa0OtjSE
Vegan Everyday Stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qedrlO1Gg0
Food Inc.:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0
Vegucated:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKzng1_byMY
Food Matters:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss
Supersize Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOvrkkj_T-I
The Future of Food:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Y_QH_c70s
Hungry for Change: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vBlxr9E9ks

Non-Profit Outreach Programs:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) www.peta.org
Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) www.farm.org
Mercy for Animal (MFA) www.mfa.org
The Humane League www.thehumaneleague.com
The Humane Society of the United States: www.humanesociety.org
Last Chance for Animals: www.lcanimal.org
Farm Sanctuary: www.farmsanctuary.org
A World Well-Fed: www.awfw.org
The VegFund: www.vegfund.org
Compassion Over Killing:  www.cok.net
Meatless Mondays: www.meatlessmondays.com

Other super impressive resources with great information.

Paul McCartney explains the meat industry: www.meat.org
Gary Yourofsky lectures at Georgia Tech: ww.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4
P
lant Based News, 
Vegan 2016 The Year in Review: www.youtube.com/watch?v=scsf09BcB-w
Veg News Magazine: www.vegnews.com

 

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