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Join the Potluck Gathering on
Wednesday, December 28, 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.

   Amidst your holiday plans and preparations, do remember to come to our End-of-Year POTLUCK PARTY on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Please bring a plant-based Appetizer or Dessert to share {along with a copy of the recipe} and GUESTS!! I will bring paper products and drinks.
I reserved the adjoining room, so we will have plenty of space for family and friends -- a great opportunity for the 'uninitiated' to taste a variety of plant-based dishes. And, you'll get recipe ideas for New Year's celebrations, football playoff parties, and the like!
If you want to bring cookies to the Potluck, here are recipes from a recent Forks Over Knives newsletter:
For appetizers, I found fatfreevegan by Susan Voisin. Among her Appetizers and Dips recipes are: 
Also, Forks Over Knives posted a collection of Festive Finger Food Recipes.

Naked Food Magazine is a plant-based nutrition publication. Currently, you can sign up for free quarterly digital issues at
Print subscriptions start at $24.95. 
Forks Over Knives is debuting a print magazine, described as a guide to plant-based lifestyle. (Available 12/27 at newsstands, $9.99.)

From Medical News Today ... The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics published a paper in support of "appropriately planned" vegetarian/vegan diets as being the best for our health and our environment.

From ... though women account for only a third of U.S. physicians, their patients tend to have healthier outcomes and lower death rates!

Upcoming Classes

BASICS of Plant-Centered Eating, Part 1
Saturday, January 7, 10 am.-noon
Murrysville Community Library
, 4130 Sardis Rd.
A class for those wanting to learn the fundamental what/why/how's of whole-food, plant-based eating. You will receive information and resources about how to implement and maintain a plant-centered diet. A great opportunity for a fresh start to 2017!
FREE, but you must register in advance; seating is limited.
Basics of Plant-Centered Eating, Part 2
Saturday, February 11, 10 am.-noon
Murrysville Community Library
, 4130 Sardis Rd.
Additional aspects of plant-based eating, including reading food labels, dining out, and reinforcing habits. A continuation of the January class, though you need not have attended Part I to participate in this session.
FREE, but you must register in advance; seating is limited.

Breakfast Ideas and Recipes

In previous meetings we discussed easy breakfast preparations. Here is a link for ideas and photos (though not all are vegan) from Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Photography, including:
  • overnight oats
  • pre-cooked breakfast bars
  • cooking & freezing whole grains in advance
  • pre-assembled freezer packs with smoothie ingredients
  • frozen servings of pureed beans to add to cooked cereals, smoothies, or veggie scrambles
  • pre-packaging your own pancake mix
From Lindsay Nixon at MealMentor:
Eggnog ONOs (serves 1)
*  ½ cup dry rolled oats
*  ½ cup (4-oz) soy or almond milk
*  ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
*  1 banana
1. Add oats, milk, & dash of each spice in bowl or jar.
2. Cover; refrigerate overnight.
3. Before serving, mash banana and mix in.

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