What’s for dinner? Nutrition facts and fallacies

What’s for dinner? Nutrition facts and fallacies

Sunday, March 12, 2017

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At the California Guild Hall

3830 U Street, Sacramento, CA (map)

There are three Grange buildings on the property. Come in the rear entrance of the single-story white “house” with a vegetable garden in front.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with SVS! We’ll share some of our favorite sources of solid, science-based nutrition information (and great recipes!). The good news is, no matter what your motivation for choosing more animal-free, plant-based options in your diet—ethical, environmental, health, spiritual, or esthetic concerns— a diet (and lifestyle) free of animal products is what will get you there.

We’ve selected a few of Dr. Michael Greger’s short, informative, entertaining videos (from nutritionfacts.org) to show after dinner.

Is there a nutrition topic you want to cover? Let us know! As always, there will be plenty of time for discussion and socializing.

Potluck. Bring:

• • a vegan* dish to feed at least six (*plant-based items only—no animal products, e.g., eggs, dairy products, fish, poultry, meat, honey);

• your plate, bowl, cup, eating and serving utensils;

• a list of ingredients/recipe.

Baffled by “vegan”? Don’t know what to fix? We can help. Drop us a line right here or at sacveggie@gmail.com.

Parking: Free, off-street, and lots of it. Just one block from the T Street bike path.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc.!

Loaded Potato Foodie Bar Potluck, Demo, and Book Signing – Sunday, February 12, 2017

Loaded Potato Foodie Bar Potluck, Demo, and Book Signing

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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At the California Guild Hall

3830 U Street, Sacramento, CA (map)

There are three Guild buildings on the property. Come in the rear entrance of the single-story white “house” with a vegetable garden in front.

Start off the week of Valentine’s Day with Registered Dietitian Timaree Hagenburger, “The Nutrition Professor,” and “Love the Food that Loves You Back”!

Join SVS and Timaree, brainchild behind the “Foodie Bar” concept, for round two—we had so much fun at the July potluck, we’re doing it again!

If you caught Timaree’s SacTown VegFest talks this year and last, you know how accessible and entertaining her informative presentations can be. If you didn’t, now’s your chance!

What’s a Foodie Bar? Foodie Bar Potlucks are the BEST! 

• Everyone chooses one or more tasty items from our online sign-up list* of plant-based foods to bring to this fun, interactive event. If you have a copy of “The Foodie Bar Way,” you can choose one of the listed recipes from the book.

• We’ll set out all of the topping options, then bring out the baked potatoes and

Each of us will get busy loading a potato just the way we like it!

Enjoy a feast with lip-smacking options for everyone!

Dessert-related cooking demonstration: Timaree will wow us with a quick, easy, healthful, delicious sweet treat.

Book Signing: Timaree will be honored to sign copies of her book “The Foodie Bar Way” (a great addition to your kitchen, and a perfect gift idea for Valentine’s Day)! It is such a fun way to support those who mean the most to you by helping them Love The Food That Loves Them Back, too!

Foodie Bar Potluck:

• Just one (vegan/plant-based) ingredient for the Foodie Bar!

• Your plate, bowl, cup, eating and serving utensils;

• A list of your ingredient(s).

Any questions? Drop us a line right here or at sacveggie@gmail.com.

Parking: Free, off-street, and lots of it. Just one block from the T Street bike path.

Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc.!

*Here are the full instructions for signup.com:
1. Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/E2oz68
2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3. Sign up! It’s Easy—you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your e-mail address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your e-mail address, please contact us so we can sign you up manually.

New Year’s Eve celebration catered by Joshua Ploeg

New Year’s Eve celebration catered by Joshua Ploeg, the Traveling Vegan Chef, who is joining us from San Diego to co-sponsor this goodbye-to-2014 buffet with the Sacramento Vegetarian Society.

Before you head off to the ring in the New Year and be exposed to who knows what gastronomic atrocities, join your vegan friends for a sumptuous soul-food spread prepared by Joshua while you enjoy a festive evening and roaring fire at the rustic Camp Pollock lodge.

Please pay in advance for adult reservations, so Joshua will know how much food to prepare. To make reservations, click the “buy tickets” button at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-vegan-soul-soiree-tickets-14952828312

6:30—Doors open

7:00—Buffet

9:00—Off to the next party! (or home to be with Fido and Fluffy); or stick around the lodge for awhile.

DINNER:

$20 (plus fee to eventbrite) covers the cost of food, beverages,and lodge rental.

$3 (ages 9–15) Pay at the door; just let us know in advance how many kids are coming.

Ages 5–8: Free

Please pay in advance for adult reservations, so Joshua will know how much food to prepare. Get your tickets here:

MENU:

•  Collard Greens and Blackeyed Peas,

•  Dirty Rice,

•  Mashed Sweet Potatoes,

•  Vegan Fried Chikn,

•  Cornbread,

•  BBQ Tofu,

•  Mac n Nacheez,

•  Cole Slaw and

•  an exciting Apple Crumble with Coconut Whipped Cream.

BOOK SIGNING!

Joshua will have a stack of his hot-off-the-presses vegan cookbook:

This Ain’t No Picnic: Your Punk Rock Vegan Cookbook

and a few copies of

Superfoods for Life: Cacao* 

(the latter co-authored with Matt Ruscigno).

   Cookbooks:
   • $20 each;
• $15 for SVS members (bring your membership cards!)

*To order the Cacao cookbook online (half price if ordered by Jan. 1) go to:
http://www.qbookshop.com/products/213765/9781592336104/Superfoods-for-Life-Cacao.html and enter “WINTER14″ in the promotion/coupon code box.

Last minute questions: Call SVS at (916) 716-1048.

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Vegan Aged Cheese Workshop with the Elk Grove Vegetarian Society

Monday, September 15, 2014
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Carlton Plaza Of Elk Grove
6915 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA

Ever wanted to make your own aged vegan cheeses and were too scared to try? Ilsa “The Nacheez Lady” Hess shows you how fun and easy it is to make your own probiotic, rejuvalac, and use it to easily age vegan cheeses.

We will make a selection of delicious aged vegan cheeses including:

• Rejuvelac (used to age cheeses)
• Cashew Cream Cheese
• Chèvre
• Herbed Chèvre
• Lox-Flavored Cream Cheese

There will also be a discussion about cooked cheeses such as Brie, Camembert and Pepperjack.

These cheese recipes come from Miyoko Schinner’s cookbook “Artisan Vegan Cheese” and “The Non-Dairy Evolution Cookbook” by Skye Michael Conrad.

A selection of homemade vegan cheeses will be available for tasting including all of the cheeses we will be making. I will also have a vegan butter made without palm oil for people to sample and the recipe to take home.

Cost: $15 for dues-paying SVS members* and $18 for non-members.

* Not a member yet (Meetup doesn’t count)? You can join online at:

http://www.sacramentovegetariansociety.org/wordpress1/membership/

Ilsa Hess is the owner and operator of Nacheez Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce.  She loves making all kinds of vegan cheeses and wants to spread the word about how easy it is to make delicious dairy-free cheeses.