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Plant-Based Pittsburgh is open to anyone interested in learning and sharing information about healthy, plant-centered food choices.  -f  

Zoom Cooking Demo.
Summer Grilling and Your Health:
Peaches, Kabobs, 
& Burgers

Wed., August 12, 7-8 pm. Natalie Gentile, MD, of Gentile Family Direct Primary Care will present health benefits of grilling plant-based foods over animal proteins. Brittany Jaroudi of The Jaroudi Family (with almost 43,000 subscribers!) will be in her kitchen sharing tips for making summer grilling easy.

Register Here (You'll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting).

p.s.: Brittany & her recipes were spotlighted in the recent Health Science magazine, plus she will be
Chef AJ's special guest on Sat., Aug. 15, 2:00 pm EST!!

Zoom Presentation:
The Incredible Synergy of Plant Phytochemicals

Wed., August 19, 7-8 pm. Presented by Dominic Brandy, MD, of Natural Insights into Cancer, author of Beat Back Cancer Naturally.
Register Here (You'll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting).
Potato Salad: Combine boiled/diced red & gold potatoes, celery, green onions, peas, + dill with this Tofu Mayonnaise:
   1 12.3 oz package firm silken tofu
   1 Tbsp rice or apple cider vinegar
   2 tsp Dijon mustard
   ¾ tsp garlic powder
   ¾ tsp onion powder
   ¾ tsp sea salt
   ½ tsp coconut or date sugar
In blender, process ingredients until smooth. Best if chilled at least an hour before serving.
Here are members' recipes for:
  • Black Bean Avocado Dip 
  • Salad Greens with Roasted Pears & Asian Orange Dressing 
  • Summer Cauliflower Salad
  • Watermelon Strawberry Slushie 
  • Strawberry Mint Ice Cream 
  • Fresh Peach & Blueberry Cobbler 

Congressman Lewis' final essay was inspiring, moving, and wise. He urges us to stand up for injustice and truth "by getting in what I call good trouble, necessary trouble."

Plant-Based Pittsburgh members: let's get into "good. necessary trouble" with the truth about the power of plant-centered eating: for our health, our animals' health, and health of our planet. Looking for some "good trouble"?  Here are suggestions:

I. On July 21, Plant-Based Pittsburgh joined PlantPure Communities to send a letter to Governor Wolf urging him to implement a data-driven nutrition strategy to fight COVID-19. Various news outlets in Western PA received this press release. You can ...
  • Share the letter and press release with friends, family & on social media.
  • Share Dr. Greger's video How to Prevent the Next Pandemic re. the need to reform our food system before it’s too late.
  • Invite friends & neighbors to our monthly Zoom presentations.
  • Write a letter to your community newspaper.
  • Contact community leaders (mayor, councilperson, health administrators, legislator) about how nutrition can protect against the worst of COVID and help to reopen our economy.
II. ReImagine Appalachia is a coalition of organizations (mainly environmental) from four states with the goal of creating equitable and sustainable jobs throughout the region (see Pgh. Post-Gazette article). Many environmental groups have yet to embrace the "inconvenient truth" about food-climate connection; this coalition was no exception. I worked to include plant-based foods as a crucial element of sustainability, regeneration & job growth in the coalition's Blueprint. Despite considerable push-back, the final Blueprint includes the word "plant-based" (p. 7)!! Note that Plant-Based Pittsburgh is an endorser (p. 8). You can ...
  • Speak up about the critical relationship between food & environment, especially during this time of COVID and greater social/economic needs.
  • Connect with Reimagine Appalachia on facebook and their newsletterAdvocate for education & policies supporting healthful plant-based foods for residents of the Ohio Valley.
  • Join ReImagine Turtle Creek Watershed & Airshed Communities working on sustainable economic development for Southwest PA. Want to join me on the Health & Wellness sub-group?
  • Engage with other environmental organizations. Add your voice about shifting toward plant-based foods to mitigate climate change.
  • Join Sailesh Rao, of Climate Healers, for a presentation for Southwest PA: Healing Humanity; Healing Earth on Sun. 8/16, 4-6 pm. Dr. Rao will talk about a new food system where healthy, immune-boosting, whole plant-based vegan foods are freely accessible to every human being. Join with this Zoom link or dial-in #1-929-205-6099. More info. will be on our facebook page.
Resources to help you advocate:

from CNN:
Poor diets threaten US national security—and it's serious
The US food system is killing Americans

If you have information to share or ideas for a presentation or cooking demo, please email me.

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