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Pittsburgh East-Suburban


Next meeting:
Wednesday, April 26, 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.

April Meeting

1. Share your original recipes*
2. Plan a summer potluck meeting
3. Plan a movie night -- when and what (maybe combined with potluck?)

Recipes: I'm seeking your original plant-based recipes to include in my book, Beyond Cancer: The Powerful Effect of Plant-Based Eating. (You will be credited.) Your recipe doesn't have to be elaborate; as you know, I like ease and convenience! Here are recipe categories for your consideration:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Desserts
  • Snacks & Appetizers
  • Dressings, Dips, Sauces
  • Smoothies
  • Use of fresh Herbs
  • Other?
* Your recipes will be the main topic for April's meeting.
Also, if you want to contribute to my book and won't be at our meeting, please email me your recipes. (Add a photo, if you have one.)
As an example, Nedra Hazlett's recipe for ...
Pineapple Rice
1) Hollow out a whole pineapple; chop the inside fruit.
2) Combine: cooked brown rice, black beans, chopped multi-colored peppers, pineapple, and mango. Stir in pineapple juice and a splash of teriyaki sauce, to taste.

> Arsenic in Your Rice from Huffington Post --
  • 2 types arsenic: organic (naturally found) and inorganic (not desirable)
  • more arsenic in brown than white rice
  • cook rice like pasta, with lots of water, then drain (reduces arsenic by 60%)
  • eat moderate amount rice; eat assortment of grains
  • nearly no arsenic: amaranth, buckwheat, millet, polenta
  • very low arsenic: bulgur, barley, farro
  • lower than rice: quinoa

> PlantPure Nation frozen meals now are being sold on Amazon! You can buy 10 Plant-Based Frozen Entrees or 20 Plant-Based Frozen Entrees. If you do buy them, please write a positive review on their behalf. 

> Aquafaba: Magical Egg Replacer for Vegan Meringue Recipes & Beyond. Susan Greenberg says this website (Glue & Glitter) has "tons of information" with links to other sites, also. 
> Eating Soy Instead of Dairy Benefits Health and Economy from PCRM. 
> People completed Survey of Plant-Based Eaters at our March mtg. Here's an overview of results:
  • Aver. time plant-based eater: 2.5 years
  • Physical benefits: more energy; less sickness and more control of illness; better overall health
  • Cognitive benefits: more alert; sharper; more mental energy
  • Emotional benefits: feel better about self; more self-confidence; better balance of moods; mindfulness and gratitude
  • Social benefits: value friendship and camaraderie of support group!
  • What motivates you: remain healthy; longer life; food = healing + health; family members; trying new recipes
  • Tips for cooking/convenience: use crock pot and microwave; have good basic recipes; use packaged items like polenta, pizza shells; layer greens, grains, and beans; lots of smoothies, soups, salads; freeze alot; cook grains in morning to add to salad; make standard shopping list; cook enough for 3 meals.

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April 2017
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