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

Topic: New Year Potluck!
Leader: Naomi Herman

EAST Mtg: 1/29, Wed6:30-8 pm
partnership with Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Rd.
Topic: Review Dr. Greger's HOW NOT TO DIET book; discuss how TO diet!
Leader: Sally Lipsky
new! CITY Mtg: 1/30, Thurs7-8 pm, 5655 Bryant St, Highland Park, Suite 108 (office of Gentile Family Direct Primary Care in Nuin Center)
Topic: Potluck (bring dish to share) + Q-&-A with Dr. Gentile
Leader: Natalie Gentile

NORTH Mtg: 1/22, Wed. 7 pm (see below):
Leader: Dominic Brandy

Saturday, January 11, 1-3 p.m. 
Linda Jones & Brittany Jaroudi will demonstrate chili recipes, with cornbread topping ideas! Murrysville Community LibraryOpen to all!

Email the meeting site leader if you're not sure whether a meeting will be held because of inclement weather.

Recipes from the delicious NO-BAKE COOKIE demo. & tasting on Dec. 14.
1/9, Thurs. 6-8 pm. Doctors in the Kitchen with Dr. Michelle Thompson, Phipps Conservatory, $75. Info & registration.

What did Plant-Based PGH do in 2019?
  A look at the year's events & accomplishments...
Monthly Meetings:
  • 27 total area meetings (South, East, North Pgh.) with 617 participants
  • Dominic Brandy added as leader of North Pgh. meetings. (Natalie Gentile starts leading a City meeting the last Thursday of this month.) 
  • More than 1,300 people now receive this newsletter!

Special Events & Programs:
  • Feb. Dining with Plant-Based Doctors @ East End Food Co-opsold out
  • March Cooking demonstration, Farm-to-Table Conference, Convention Center
  • April Field trip to East End Food Co-op
  • June 'Around the World with Plant-Based Eating' dinner (Natalie Gentile speaker) with 'Invite Your PCP' campaignsold out
  • Oct. Received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status (trade name Food for Health)
  • Nov. Community outreach @ Pgh. Vegan Expo (food samples, information, sign-up)
  • Nov. Tour of Patel Brother’s Grocery store (with Susan Greenberg)
  • Nov. Fundraiser @ Blaze Pizza
  • Dec. GiveBig PGH online fundraiser
  • plus, expanded website pages and Facebook #PlantBasedPittsburgh

Saturday Cooking Classes: (aver. 22 people/class)
  • Jan. Winter Soups (Phil Ciarelli, Brittany Jaroudi)
  • Mar. French Sauces (Judi Carvell)
  • Apr. Luscious Desserts (Brittany Jaroudi)
  • Sept. Quick, Easy Plant-Based Meals (Judi Carvell)
  • Oct. Pumpkin Recipes (Brittany Jaroudi)
  • Dec. No-Bake Cookies (Linda Jones, Brittany Jaroudi, Lulu Herold, Judi Carvell)
note: recipes are on our website.
What's ahead for 2020?
Expanding our outreach to build a community of plant-centered eaters in Western PA! 
Exciting news! With money raised from GiveBig PGH, we're moving ahead with our 1st educational summit:
The summit's purpose is to lead participants through physicians’ dietary prescription to eat more plant foods. With experienced speakers, hands-on workshops, cooking demonstrations, food tastings, & local resources, this will be a comprehensive, practical jumpstart toward developing plant-centered eating habits.
  • Sat., April 25, 2020; 9:30 am-4:00 pm 
  • Triveni Event Center, 275 Center Rd., Monroeville, PA
  • $35; $40 after March 15 (includes materials + snack/lunch/beverages)
  • Info. & tickets @
  • 100 people limit
Contact me for information, questions, or promotional cards/posters:
note: The summit ticket price does not cover expenses, even though speakers organizers are donating their time. A goal of Plant-Based Pittsburgh is to be accessible and affordable. As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on members' generously giving their skills, efforts, time, and money to support a growing plant-based community in Western PA.

We expect the summit to sell out & hope to plan other events for the year. As an organization, Plant-Based Pgh is committed to offering quality, attainable programming; board members ensure all donations are put to careful, practical use.

To help us raise money, we've partnered with the market research firm
Opinions4Good. When you take the paid surveys, you'll donate 25%-100% of the cash incentive directly to Plant-Based Pgh. You'll be giving without opening your wallet! SIGN UP HERE. Thank you!

p.s. If you do want to open your wallet, there's a donate button on our website. ;>)
Million Dollar Vegan wants to make America healthy again by giving $1 to charity for every person pledging to go vegan in January! 

from Dominic Brandy, MD: The Incredible Synergy of Plant Phytochemicals

from Medical News Today: The top medical research of 2019

from Forbes: Preference for plant-based over vegetarian or vegan labels [consumers think plant-based foods tastes better than vegetarian or vegan]
If you have information or an event to share in a future newsletter, email me.

May you have a Berry Plant-Eating, Health-Filled, Gratifying Year!

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