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Start the New Year Off Right at GreenSpace Cafe!

Join VegMichigan on January 17th for our Dinner Club at GreenSpace.  Email tom@vegmichigan.org for more info and to RSVP.

VegMichigan on the Radio

VegMichigan is spreading the vegan message with radio interviews on Classic Rock 94.7 WCXZ, 101.1 The WRIF, and Detroit’s Throwback and R&B 105.1 The Bounce.

Another Succesful Vegan Food Tasting!

Everyone enjoyed the meatless meatballs, mac & cheese, pizza, sandwiches, and chocolate chip cookies at the VegMichigan Vegan Food Tasting in February at the House of Yoga! Your support allows us to keep introducing more people to great tasting vegan food.

Fun Times at the VegMichigan Dinner Club!

We had a wonderful time at our January dinner club at GreenSpace Cafe! Our monthly dinner clubs are a great place to catch up with old friends and make some new ones! See our Dinner Club page.

VegMichigan Library Displays Get Noticed

VegMichigan’s library displays are up every month promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet. In January we have displays up at the Northville and Wayne Public libraries . Library Displays Page

 

VegMichigan Food Tasting at Wayne State

Over 60 Wayne State students sampled great tasting vegan pizza, mac & cheese, Tofurky sandwiches, meatless meatballs, and much more!  Let us know if you want VegMichigan to host a vegan food tasting at your school, work, or place of worship. Click Here to learn more.

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake

 

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup Earth Balance margarine, softened, divided
  2. 3/4 cup vegan brown sugar
  3. 12-ounce bag cranberries
  4. 1 1/2 cups flour (I use half whole wheat pastry flour, half white spelt)
  5. 1 cup vegan sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  7. 1 tablespoon soy flour
  8. 1 cup soy milk
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  10. 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil or 1 tablespoon lemon zest, chopped very fine
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt together 1⁄4 cup of the Earth Balance and all the brown sugar. Pour into oiled cake pan and arrange cranberries evenly on top.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and soy flour. In a medium bowl, mix milk, vanilla, lemon oil or zest, and remaining 1⁄4 cup Earth Balance). Using a mixer, blend the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spoon the cake batter over the cranberry mixture and bake for about 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake and run a knife along the circumference of the pan to separate the cake from the pan’s edge.
  5. Allow cake to cool for at least 15 minutes—ideally 30 minutes. Place plate on top of cake and quickly invert and remove pan.
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All I can say is YUMMY!!!

Hearty Vegetable Pot Pie

Vegetable Pot Pie
Serves 12
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 medium potatoes
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 large onion, quartered and finely chopped
  4. 3 cups diced vegetables of your choice (choose 3 or 4 from among cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, leeks, peas, corn kernels, zucchini, yellow summer squash, mushrooms, kale, etc.)
  5. 2 tablespoons unbleached white flour
  6. 1 cup vegetable stock (homemade or store bought)
  7. ¼ cup nutritional yeast (optional but highly recommended)
  8. 1½ tablespoons all-purpose seasoning blend (such as Frontier or Mrs. Dash)
  9. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  10. ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  11. Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  12. Two 9-inch prepared good-quality pie crusts, preferably whole grain
  13. 1 cup fine whole grain bread crumbs
  14. Paprika for topping
Instructions
  1. Cook or microwave the potatoes in their skins until done. When cool enough to handle, peel them. Dice four of them and mash the other four coarsely. Set aside until needed.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until  golden. Add the vegetables of your choice, layering quicker-cooking vegetables like peas, corn, and zucchini over longer cooking ones like cauliflower, broccoli, and leeks. Add a bit of water; cover and cook until the vegetables are tender but not overdone, about 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the flour into the skillet, then pour in the stock. Add the optional nutritional yeast. Cook for a minute or two, stirring constantly. until the liquid thickens.
  5. Stir in both the diced and mashed potatoes. Heat through gently. Stir in the seasoning blend, thyme, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the  mixture into the pie crust and pat in.
  6. Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over each pie, then top with a sprinkling of paprika.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Let the pies stand at room temperature for 10 minutes or so, then cut into wedges and serve.
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Everyone loves the nostalgic classic, vegetable pot pie, whether for everyday meals or as a crowd-pleasing vegan option for Thanksgiving

VegMichigan’s College Outreach Program

Oakland University students Angela and Eric help with VegMichigan’s new college outreach program. We have distributed educational material at Oakland University, Eastern Michigan University, and Schoolcraft College, with more to come. We are also working with a number of student organizations to bring speakers, documentaries, and vegan food sampling to their campus. If you would like VegMichigan to come to your school, email tom@vegmichigan.org for more information.

NFL’s Best Ditch Dairy

Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, and other top athletes totally cut dairy (milk, cheese, ice cream) from their diet to improve health, performance, and longevity:

Aaron Rodgers gives up dairy and moves towards a vegan diet

Tom Brady and Drew Brews also give up dairy

Milk and Animal Welfare

 

Big Fun at Oktoberfest!

VegMichigan’s Oktoberfest!

mike-and-ron 

It was a packed house at the North Center Brewery in Northville for our first annual VegMichigan Oktoberfest! A great time was had by all!

lisa

Everyone loved Shimmy Shack and the live music. Team Sally & Co. took home great prizes as the winner of our vegan trivia game!

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Upcoming Events

Mar
29
Wed
6:00 pm Special March Dinner Club! @ Turmerican Vegetarian Cuisine
Special March Dinner Club! @ Turmerican Vegetarian Cuisine
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We have a very special dinner club planned for March at Turmerican Vegetarian Restaurant. Head Chef Jay is preparing a ... Read More >
Apr
1
Sat
all-day VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library Display
VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library Display
Apr 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd., Romulus, Mi. 48174. (734) 942-7589. ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s Novi Public Librar... @ Novi Public Library
VegMichigan’s Novi Public Librar... @ Novi Public Library
Apr 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at Novi Public Library, 45255 W 10 Mile Rd., Novi, Mi. 48375. Contact: ... Read More >
Apr
4
Tue
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Auburn Hills | Michigan | United States
Attendees will learn how to prepare tasty and nutritious vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructors Vera and Jeff Hampton and will get ... Read More >
Apr
6
Thu
10:00 am Washtenaw Community College Eart... @ Washtenwaw Community College
Washtenaw Community College Eart... @ Washtenwaw Community College
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The WCC Earth Day Celebration is an educational event intended to provide an opportunity for our students and the larger ... Read More >
Apr
9
Sun
3:00 pm Saving The Earth, One Bite at a ... @ Newburg United Methodist Church
Saving The Earth, One Bite at a ... @ Newburg United Methodist Church
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm
Saving The Earth, One Bite at a Time @ Newburg United Methodist Church | Livonia | Michigan | United States
Jeff Hampton, who is an award winning presenter and competitor in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest, will  be speaking at ... Read More >
Apr
12
Wed
12:00 pm AT&T’s 6th Annual Health Fair @ AT&T
AT&T’s 6th Annual Health Fair @ AT&T
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
VegMichigan will be passing out educational material and speaking to AT&T employees regarding the health benefits of a plant-based diet ... Read More >
Apr
13
Thu
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Attendees will learn how to prepare vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructor Jeri and taste samples of the prepared food. These classes ... Read More >
Apr
30
Sun
10:30 am VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
VegFest @ Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, Michigan | Novi | Michigan | United States
The VegFest has been a Michigan tradition for 18 years! Come see what all the excitement is about.  Try free ... Read More >
May
1
Mon
all-day VegMichigan’s May Caroline Kenne... @ Caroline Kennedy Library
VegMichigan’s May Caroline Kenne... @ Caroline Kennedy Library
May 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Ave., Dearborn Heights, Mi. 48127. Contact: ... Read More >
Jun
1
Thu
all-day VegMichigan’s June Caroline Kenn... @ Caroline Kennedy Library
VegMichigan’s June Caroline Kenn... @ Caroline Kennedy Library
Jun 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George Ave., Dearborn Heights, Mi. 48127. Contact: ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s June Milford Libra... @ Milford Public Library Display
VegMichigan’s June Milford Libra... @ Milford Public Library Display
Jun 1 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Milford Public Library, 330 Family Dr., Milford, Mi. 48381. (248) 684-0845 ... Read More >
Jun
6
Tue
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Auburn Hills | Michigan | United States
Attendees will learn how to prepare tasty and nutritious vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructors Vera and Jeff Hampton and will get ... Read More >
Jun
8
Thu
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Attendees will learn how to prepare vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructor Jeri and taste samples of the prepared food. These classes ... Read More >

 

 

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