Free Community Programs & Special Events

Plant-Based Foods Education
Free Community Classes


Vegan Cooking 101
First Wednesday of each Month
Point Loma Hervey Branch Library
6:00 – 7:30 PM, all ages welcome
Next class is Wednesday, June 5th, Vegan Grilling: Grill vegan sausages and marinated veggie and tofu kebobs  served with an exotic lotus rice and finish the class with a dessert of fresh raspberry sorbet. Link to Registration

Vegan Cooking 101
Second Sunday of each Month
Pacific Beach Taylor Branch Library
1:oo – 2:30 PM, all ages welcome.  Next class, Sunday, June  12th, The Art of Arborio Rice: Learn how to use arborio rice to make a spring risotto and vegan paella.  We’ll make a farmer’s market organic salad with our rice dishes and include a dessert recipe for homemade lemon bars.  Link to Registration

Vegan Adventures
Allied Gardens Library
Second Tuesday of the Month
6:00 – 7:30 PM, all ages welcome. Next class is Tuesday July 9th.  Enchiladas: Learn how to use a variety of plant-based fillings for enchilada. Registration opens June 1st  Link to Register


Big thanks to participating sponsors:

Jensen’s Foods, Barons Market, Grocery Outlet, Northgate Market, Sprouts,
Mission Square Market


Access the Recipes & Photos from Earlier Classes

Pasta Workshop: Learn to make pasta from scratch along with a variety of sauce recipes. Link to recipes & photos: Vegan Adventures – Eggless Pasta, Tofu Ricotta, Vegan Pasta Sauces, Mac n Cheeze

The Best of Baja’s Vegan Street Tacos:  Experience vegan carne asada tacos, no-fish tacos, and veggie quinoa tacos. Top it off with Mexican pastries and warm almond milk-based chocolate Abuelita. Link to recipes & photos:  Tacos

The Incredible Edible Vegan Egg:  Explore a variety of nature’s perfect substitutes for eggs from aquafaba used in French meringue cookies to a Sunday Brunch Tofu Benedict.  We’ll make the recipes and preview what products work best, then discuss how to veganize traditional egg-based recipes.  Bring your favorite recipes to class and we’ll veganize them. Link to recipes & photos: Tofu Benedict & Aquafaba Fresh Fruit Pavlova

Mother’s Day Fresh Fruit Buffet with Canning & Preserving:  Celebrate Mother Earth on mom’s day with an abundant menu of beautiful fresh seasonal fruits and recipes for a variety of fruit salads.  We’ll also learn home canning and preserving techniques with a demonstration on using fresh fruit to make homemade jams and preserves. Fruit Salad with Tips on Canning & Preserving

Culinary skills building, consumer education, and great food thanks to our public libraries and local grocers supporting our programs

New Options Food Group | 2726 Shelter Island Drive, #305 | San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 619-955-2639 | Email: liz