VegMichigan will be promoting the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle at Barn Sanctuary’s MOO-nster Mash Fall Celebration in Chelsea. Join us for a fun time on the farm with food vendors and trucks, trick-or-treating, rescued farm animals, live music, educational stations, a raffle, costume contest, and silent auction. For tickets and more information, click here.
Join us for some Lebanese food at Teta’s Grill. Teta’s menu features falafel, grape leaves, hummus, and more! We will be meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm. Teta’s is located at 6429 W Pierson Road in Flushing.
Here is the link to Teta’s vegan menu: https://gototetasgrill.
Join VegMichigan at the Canton Public Library for a delicious free vegan food tasting and presentation. Former University of Michigan football player, Marc Ramirez, will discuss how he reversed Type 2 diabetes and other illnesses with the power of plants. The event is free but you must register to attend. If you’re a Canton Public Library cardholder, click here to register. To register without a library card, please call 734-397-0999.
Marc Ramirez is a former University of Michigan football player and TEDx presenter who lost 50 pounds and reversed type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, psoriasis, ED, obestity, and frequent heartburn through the power of food. On December 3, 2011, he and his wife, Kim, began a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle. In just two months Marc no longer needed his 5 medications, including insulin shots. He and Kim felt thrilled with the results, but they also felt frustrated because not enough people know that this way of eating might help them too. In order to raise awareness about the power of plants, they decided to create the non-profit Chickpea and Bean Inc. (Kim is Chickpea because she’s a chick and Marc is bean because, well, he loves beans!) Together they strive to educate people about the power and benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.
Class instruction will be held in their back kitchen and will include cooking demos and samples. Recipes will be supplied for the entire menu. Instruction will last about one hour. After the cooking demo
concludes the group will move to the dining room to enjoy the meal prepared in class.
$65 per person, price includes one glass of beer or wine, tax and gratuity.
M E N U
F I R S T
charred romaine salad with grapefruit segments,
tomato-cashew sauce, grapefruit vinaigrette, puffed rice
S E C O N D
butternut squash pasta “noodles” with tempeh chorizo,
sunchoke puree, pickled apple, walnut parmesan
D E S S E R T
spiced apple cake with vegan caramel and coconut ice cream
Cocktails and other drinks available for additional cost.[To ensure your alcoholic beverage is vegan, go to www.barnivore.com (http://www.barnivore.com/) where you’ll find a list of vegan-friendly beverages. This can be done prior to attending or googled while at the restaurant.]
Hope you can join us for this special experience!
Join VegMichigan and the Sierra Club Huron Valley Group for a free program presented by Dr. Joel Kahn and Amanda Sweetman, along with a delicious vegan food tasting on Thursday, November 7th from 7pm-8:30pm at the Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch.
Dr. Kahn will present the science of why a healthy plant-based diet provides all of the nutrition needed to live a healthy and active lifestyle during all stages of life. He will also discuss the growing medical research showing the ability of a plant-based diet to halt and reverse some of the major reasons we age, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even some cancers. Dr. Kahn will also show you how to get started on living your best life.
Amanda Sweetman, The Farm’s Project Manager at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, will discuss a plant-based diet from the perspective of local food, sustainability, environmental stewardship and education.
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
VegMichigan Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, November 9th, 5pm – 9pm
The Old Shillelagh, 349 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226
Current VegMichigan Members only $35 (Non-Members $45)
Ticket prices include a full vegan buffet complete with desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. Plus, everyone will receive a goody bag full of great vegan items and you will be entered into a raffle to win great prizes as well! All this and you will be supporting our mission to introduce more people to the benefits of eating vegan! A cash bar will also be available with a special drink menu for the event.
Click Here to Purchase Tickets!
House-Made Vegan Turkey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Walnut Sausage Sage Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Orange Glazed Carrots
Mac and Cheese Casserole
Rolls and Vegan Butter
“Plant-Based 101: A Healthy, Compassionate, and Sustainable Lifestyle”
Join VegMichigan for a delicious free vegan food tasting, and presentation by humane educator Kim Korona, who will discuss how eating a plant-based diet will benefit your health, animals and the environment. This event is free, but please register by clicking here.
Kim Korona received a B.A. from Goddard College in VT, and a M.Ed. from Cambridge College in MA in affiliation with the Institute for Humane Education. She previously worked for the Michigan Humane Society in both advocacy and education. She also worked as a workshop facilitator for the Institute for Humane Education where she provided training on living a MOGO life, or a life that does the Most Good, Least Harm, to people, other species, and the planet and how to teach humane education. While at HEART, a non-profit education organization, for the past decade, she has developed curricula and other educational resources that promote compassion, critical thinking, and empowerment through topics related to animal protection, environmental ethics, and social justice. She has taught humane education programs to youth of all ages and conducted professional development training’s for educators and advocates, and she currently serves as their Senior Program Director. Kim is a member of the Association for Professional Humane Educators, serves on the executive board of the Humane Education Coalition, is on the advisory board of the Raven Corps., a youth-focused activist organization focused on promoting the benefits of plant-based eating, and she is an active volunteer for VegMichigan. She has been vegetarian for 20 years, vegan for 17 years, and believes that together we can create a healthier, more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world for all through our personal choices and on a systemic level.
“Get Healthy in 2020 With a Plant-Based Diet” presented by Dr. Robert Breakey, M.D.
Join VegMichigan and Dr. Robert Breakey for a free presentation on the health benefits of eating vegan and a delicious vegan food tasting. Our “Standard American Diet” is largely responsible for the epidemic of chronic diseases that we are experiencing in America including obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, heart disease, and several cancers. The good news is that we have made great progress in identifying the root causes for these chronic diseases, and we are recognizing that all of them are largely preventable, and many are even reversible through some straightforward lifestyle changes. By choosing whole plant-based foods that are truly health supporting, engaging in at least moderate exercise and ensuring that we sleep well, we have the opportunity to greatly enhance our health and vitality well into our elder years.
Dr. Robert Breakey, MD is a 5th generation graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and has practiced Lifestyle Family Medicine in Ann Arbor since 1985. He has special interests in health promotion, whole food plant-based nutrition, positive wellness and supporting the natural healing process that we all have within us. He is Chairman of the Board and Head of the Family Medicine Division for IHA – a multi-specialty medical group centered in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The biggest annual vegan event in Michigan is moving to a new location! Just as the Pistons and Lions recently moved to Detroit, VegMichigan wants to take part in Detroit’s resurgence and we could not think of a better place than Eastern Market to host VegFest 2020. With their central location, recent building updates, and their commitment to recycling, we are excited to be making the move. VegFest will be held on May 31, 2020 . Dr. Greger has already signed on to speak and he will be signing his new book, How Not To Diet. Stay tuned for more major VegFest announcements!
VegMichigan Members Receive FREE admission! Learn More Here
Location: Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St, Detroit