Plant-Based Pittsburgh, 501(c)(3), is open to anyone interested in learning & sharing information about healthy, plant-based food choices.  -f  

Tuesday, Dec. 3 is GiveBIG PGH, a 24-hour donation marathon. Please consider GIVING BIG to Food for Health i.e. Plant-Based Pittsburgh. This 24-hr. event is important for small non-profits, such as us. We very much appreciate your support as we move ahead to expand programs for 2020. We currently are planning a day-long educational summit that provides people with the knowledge, tools, motivation, & support to adopt healthful plant-centered eating. (<:
SOUTH Mtg: 12/10, Tues. 7-8:15 pm., Upper St. Clair Township Library, 1820 McLaughlin Run Rd.
Topic: Let's Talk Desserts! Bring a dessert &/or recipe to share.
Leader: Naomi Herman
EAST Mtg: 12/18, Wed6:30-8 pm. 
a partnership with Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Rd.
Topic: End-of-Year Potluck Celebration includes games, prizes & lots of fun!
Leader: Sally Lipsky
FYI:  in 2020, we're  expanding to 4 area meeting locations: South, East, North-West, & the City!

Sat., Dec. 14, 1-3 pm. This demo includes Cocoa Walnut Brownies, Carrot Cake Truffles, Chocolate Rum Raisin Balls, Cookie Dough cookies & more! Samples + recipes @  Murrysville Community Library. As usual, free & open to all!

Want to purchase delicious wfpb cookies for holiday gifts & upcoming festivities? Two local chefs are taking orders, with pick-up at Murrysville Library on Wed, 12/18, 6:30-8 pm. or Sat, 12/21, 10:00 am. Upload order forms: fyi: Cookies keep 3-4 weeks in freezer. Put single layers on parchment-lined baking sheets; then store in zip-top freezer storage bags. 
from Nedra Hazlett: If you find yourself feeling weary, jet lagged & in need of comfort food, this vegan pepper steak recipe is quick & delicious. (I made it & agree with her!)
At the Nov. EAST mtg, we shared holiday recipes, including:
Same calories, but which meal fills you up better?? Filmed at Vegan SummerFest, (Univer. of Pgh. Johnstown) Dr. Greger speaks about Evidence-Based Weight Loss and his new book How Not to Diet.
As this article underscores, many people need to buy Greger's book! Average US BMI on the rise despite increasing weight loss efforts. Over 15-years, numbers of people in US who reported trying to lose weight increased — but so too did the average BMI.  :>(
Could Decreasing Inflammation Be the Cure for Everything? Managing your body's immune response is key to diseases of aging (from AARP).
America's largest milk producer files for bankruptcy (from CNN):
>  Cow's milk sales declining over 4 years.
>  Global market for milk alternatives up 3.5% from 2018.
>  Oat milk sales jumped 636% in past year.
Plant-based burgers from American Institute for Cancer Research. Treat these highly processed foods (Beyond Burgers & Impossible Burgers) like red meat.
What are differences among white, yellow & red MISO? Generally, darker the color, longer it’s been fermented, stronger the taste. (from Kitchn
Feb. 21-28, 2020: vegan food, expert speakers, classes, daily entertainment, like-minded community make for a special experience!
Plant-Based PGH is an cruise affiliate. If going, when asked during booking, How did you hear about us?, write Plant-based Pittsburgh. After the cruise, our organization will receive referral money to use for future programming. ;>) 

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