Events, recipes, & information for the Pittsburgh-area plant-based community.
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Plant-Based Pittsburgh is open to anyone interested in learning and sharing information about healthy, plant-based food choices.

Topic: The Venerable Sweet Potato!
Leader: Naomi Herman {}
NORTH: 8/20 Mon. 7-8:30 pmNorthwood Realty, 550 Adams Shoppes, Mars, PA suite 300
Topic: Potluck Event: bring a dish + recipe
Leader: Leslie Leopardi {}

CITY: 8/23 Thurs. 7-8:30 pm, Newell-Simon Hall, rm. 3001, CMU campus
Topic: Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen: what they are and ways to eat them
Leader: Leslie Leopardi {}

EAST: 8/29 Wed6:30-8 pm, Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Rd.
Topic: SO(Sugar/Oil/Salt): reducing substitutions
Leader: Sally Lipsky {}

Seeking submissions for an online Pittsburgh-area Plant-Based Directory 

Submissions should be from Western PA and adhere to guidelines for healthy plant-based eating: no animal food; minimal processed foods, oils, sugar, & salt.
  • Healthcare Practitioners (physicians, dentists, nurses)
  • Health Coaches
  • Other Professionals
  • Cooking Class Instructors
  • Educational Class Instructors
  • Food Stores
  • Meals (pick-up or delivered)
  • Food Products (ex: hummus, cheese)
  • Community Groups/Organizations
  • Related Services
  • Social Media Sites/Facebook Groups
Send submissions to
Include your: full name, credentials (if appropriate), address, contact information, short description, any other relevant information.

Soon, a list of restaurants to add! (see below)

Oil-free plant-based meals in area restaurants!

Brittany Jaroudi is leading the Pittsburgh-area Restaurant Campaign, and she needs your help! Please, contact her to assist with contacting restaurants. Wouldn't it be great to eat WFPB meals at local restaurants!
Free seed offer from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Read more about the offer and how to request seeds for personal or community use.

Nov. 1: Party with a Purpose event in NYC with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Nelson Campbell + others! Buy your ticket in August to receive $10 off a book purchased at the event. Secure your spot.

Summer Special
 20 pack frozen PlantPure meals $109 ($5.45/meal); $79.57 ($3.97/meal) for Discount Club members.

Plant-Based Pittsburgh Cookbook

We're still seeking RECIPES, either original or adapted from another source. No recipe is too easy or too simple! (see mine below) Email your recipes to Judi Carvell 

Very Quick Sweet Potato Bisque
  14-oz. can pureed sweet potatoes
  14 oz
. water, broth, or nondairy milk
  ½ tsp
. curry powder 

Directions: Blend 'til smooth. Add, to taste: jarred salsa, diced tomatoes, and other frozen or fresh vegetables. Heat eat! 

> Susan Greenberg sent this summer recipe from One Ingredient Chef: Hawaiian Quinoa Salad.
> Thanks to Linda Askren for finding out about Trader Joes' current list of vegan items: Trader Joes Dietary Lists: Vegan

> Nedra Hazlett recommended Nola on the Square (downtown Pgh). We ate vegan Stuffed Peppers Vegetable Jambalaya--delicious! (Let's hope new owners will keep the vegan menu!)

> Linda Jones found packaged Chickpea Crumbs at East End Food Co-op:

Wed., Aug. 22, 5:30-7 pm: Vegan Tailgate
PGH Riverhounds at Highmark Stadium

Sat., Sept. 8, 10 am-5 pm: Pittsburgh Urban Farm Tour of small farms, community gardens, and apiaries in Pgh. neighborhoods.

Sat., Sept. 22, 1-2:30 pm: Optimize Your Health with Plant-Based Eating by Sally Lipsky at Sunny Bridge Natural Foods, McMurray. 

Thurs., Sept. 27, 7-8:30 pmThe Hows and Whys of a Plant-Based Lifestyle by Jewish Veg at South Hills Jewish Community Center.
Also, Deliciously Plant-Based Summit is a free online series.
If you have information or an event to share in a future newsletter, email me.
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