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Next Meeting:
Wednesday, JUNE 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Murrysville Community Library
4130 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA
Open to anyone interested in learning & sharing information about healthy, plant-based food choices.
Summer Salads is the theme for our June meeting. Bring a favorite recipe to share with others. Or, try a recipe below and let us know the results. I will bring a grain salad for tasting (feel free to do the same if you want--I will have plates/forks).

From our May meeting:
  • Nedra shared this: Watermelon, tomatoes, mint, basil, & lemon juice -- combine & serve!
  • And, Donna shared this: Combine sliced oranges, mint, & lime juice.
From From PlantPure Nation: From ForksOverKnives:

Highlights from our May Meeting
* Check out Lulu Herold's blog: lulucooksandtells
* Scott shared an article about Coconut Aminos (vs. soy sauce, tamari, or Bragg's), & says Coconut Secret is the site for buying it.
* Types of Cinnamon: Ceylon, or "true cinnamon," is of a higher quality & often is preferred for cooking, though it is more expensive than cassia, Korintje, & Saigon cinnamons. Also, cassia cinnamon contains coumarin, a naturally-occurring substance that has been linked to liver damage (though rarely) in sensitive people.
* Amla is the Indian Gooseberry. It is rich in vitamin C, calcium, & antioxidants. The sour-tasting berries often are used in Ayurvedic treatment. You can find Amla at Indian grocery stores, such as Patel Brothers in Monroeville.
May's theme was strategies for healthy eating when traveling. Here's a useful addition to this topic, Lindsay Nixon's "Meal Mentor Travel Food List." 
p.s. I met Lindsay this past weekend at the Remedy Food Project in Toronto. (I'll share a photo of us :)

Creating a Healthy Community:
Lessons from People Who've Lived the Longest

WHAT: Free 3-part program based on Dan Buettner's book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest.
WHEN: Wednesday's, July 13-27, 6:30-8:00 pm., Murrysville Community Library, Murrysville, PA
July 13 Blue Zone Basics: habits of health & longevity
July 20 Developing a Community of Health Locally
July 27 Eating for Longevity: potluck of foods, recipes, resources & support*
*This class coincides with our July meeting. This will be our summer potluck, with an opportunity for new people to ask questions & receive advice!

HOW: Register in advance via Murrysville Library

July 6-10: North American Vegetarian Society annual conference at University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA. Among the speakers are T. Colin Campbell, Michael Greger, & Michael Klaper. Expect many informative sessions & friendly, like-minded people (plus, vendors & vegan food).
Email me if you are attending and want to be part of an informal get-together at the conference.

Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Allegheny Commons Park, Northside, Pgh.
See the Vegfest website for information about vendors, speakers, and musical guests.
Udipi Cafe is a delicious & spicy vegetarian South Indian Restaurant at Old William Penn Hwy., Monroeville PA . Many menu items can be ordered without dairy. If you are interested in meeting for lunch on a Sat. or Sun., let me know what weekends you can meet in July/August; I will organize a date.
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June 2016
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