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Pittsburgh East-Suburban

PLANT-BASED NUTRITION SUPPORT GROUP

Next meeting:
Wednesday, AUGUST 30, 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.

AUGUST 30 Meeting

Agenda:
1) Introductions + sharing

2) July follow-up: Many thanks to Marty Howell for leading last month's topic on herbs. She gave helpful information about how to use herbs for healing and cooking. And we had herbs to taste! Bring any special recipes or cooking practices using herbs to share at our meeting.
 
3)
SPECIAL cooking demonstration! Lulu Herold will make Menudo, a Filipino version of vegan Sloppy Joe. I can attest to how flavorful the dish is--not to be missed! Be sure to check out Lulu's delightful blog: Lulu Cooks and Tells, including her vegan Jambalaya Soup.


4) Planning fall meetings: What are your suggestions for topics for upcoming meetings on Sept. 27, Oct. 25, & Nov. 29? We'll brainstorm:
  • Areas of plant-based eating you struggle with or are uncertain about.
  • A topic you might lead.
  • Other cooking demonstrations, potluck events, movie nights.
p.s. Did anyone win a library basket? (drawing was 8/16)

Books should be available around Sept. 1. I was hoping to have copies for our Aug. meeting, but that might not happen. :(

I will have books for the ...
LOCAL AUTHOR FESTIVAL
Saturday, 9/16
11:00 am.- 4:00 pm.
McGinnis Sisters, Monroeville, PA
18 authors will be at tables scattered in and
out of the store. And there will be snacks.
Food + Books = a great combination!


Blissful Basil, by Ashley Melillo, has delicious-sounding recipes, such as: summer stone fruit chia pudding parfait.
If you're a coffee drinker (like me), Coffee: The science behind the health claims.
from PCRM: How your gut bacteria can stop food cravings.
Dr. Greger touted erythritol as a noncaloric sweetener with some antioxidant activity. Here's more information: What is erythritol?
Have you seen Greger's recent series in NutritionFacts.org about arsenic in rice? His bottom line:
  • cut down on amount of rice you eat;
  • choose lower-arsenic varieties (i.e. from Asia);
  • cook in lots of water to lower arsenic exposure (like pasta).
If you like other whole grains just as much—choose them more often than rice.
PlantPure Frozen Entrees are on sale--use code summer25. Cost per meal is $5.95 when you buy a standard 20-pack of meals. If you don't like to cook or are seeking handy, ready-made meals, these are great for the freezer.

"What the Health" is an informative and entertaining film about the corrupting influence of big business on our nation's health. It was screened at NAVS Summerfest last month and is available on Netflix. (Maybe another movie night with this film?) Here are 7 Key Takeaways, and a doctor's view.

Save the date! Those attending last year enjoyed a bounty of good food & conversation.
Friday, Oct. 6, 6:00 pm.
Vegan Potluck Dinner
Where: Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike Monroeville, PA
Sabbath worship: 7:30 pm. celebrating Sukkot, the Jewish Fall Harvest Festival
Speaker Sally Lipsky, PlantBasedEatingHub.com
Questions? Stan Beck stanbeck@aol.com, 412-491-0313
Open to all--you don't have to be Jewish to join in!
Upcoming vegan meetup events:
Wed., Sept. 13: Dinner at Double Wide Grill, E. Carson St., Pgh.
Tues., Sept. 26:
Vegan Night at PNC Park
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August 2017
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