VegMichigan Highlights

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A nonprofit organization promoting awareness of the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet.


 

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret will be showing at two separate locations on Tuesday, October 28.

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VegMichigan will be sponsoring the showing of this groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary at two separate locations on Tuesday, October 28. 

Cowspiracy follows an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.

You do not want to miss this incredible film! Just pick which theater is closest to you, grab a friend, and go. 

Tuesday, October 28

The Landmark Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, Michigan.  

Feature begins at  7:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.

Please purchase your ticket ($12.00) on-line here to reserve your seat:http://www.tugg.com/events/11163

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Tuesday, October 28

The Main Theatre, 603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  

Feature begins at  7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m.

Please purchase your ticket ($11.00) on-line here to reserve your seat:http://www.tugg.com/events/11143

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VegMichigan in Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade!

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VegMichigan once again walked in the Ann Arbor 4th of July parade donning costumes of fruits, veggies, animals and a bee.   The crowd always cheers to see our characters and the kids love to see the animated fruits and veggies.  

VegMichigan Member Appreciation Give-away

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This month, our Give-away is an adorable 12-inch, purple “Tofutti Cutie” plush teddybear.  In addition, you will receive a purple Tofutti brand tote and several coupons for Tofutti products. 

 
Tofutti brand ice cream is absolutely delicious…. and it’s vegan!  Vegan ice cream is just that—ice cream made from soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, rice milk … you get it! It contains no dairy products, and no cows were harmed as it was made! Non-dairy ice creams have exploded in local supermarkets around the country.

Tofutti also makes delish vegan sour cream and  vegan cream cheese.   Check out its Tofutti Cuties line of ice-cream sandwiches (available in key lime, peanut butter, wild berry, mint chocolate chip, and chocolate!). In addition, Tofutti offers ice-cream pints in flavors such as vanilla almond bark, “better” pecan, chocolate cookie crunch, and more!

To win this cute Give-away, simply send in your favorite brand and flavor(s) of non-dairy ice cream to info@vegmichigan.org.  You must be a VegMichigan member to win.    Winners will be randomly selected. 

Fruit Popsicles

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1 ripe banana, peeled

1 ripe peach, peeled

8 organic strawberries

1 Tab. brown sugar

1/4 cup almond milk

1/4 cup fruit juice (your choice)

Place all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.  Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.  To unmold a frozen popsicle, hold it under hot, running water for a few seconds until it easily releases.

NOTE:  Homemade popsicles are inexpensive, nutritious and delicious.  Nothing is better on a sweltering summer day!  There are many fun popsicle mold shapes available  – look for BPA-free.  These re-usable molds are environmentally friendly as there are no paper wrappings or packaging boxes to be thrown away. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VegMichigan Member Appreciation Give-away

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TalThis month, members are eligible to win the beautifully illustrated cookbook, The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen. Chef Tal became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan meals for Oprah Winfrey in 2008. He shows readers that avoiding the health risks and ethical dilemmas of eating meat and dairy does not mean sacrificing taste or satisfaction. His recipes for starters, soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts offer a culinary adventure in vegan food.
 
Enter to win The Conscious Cook cookbook by sending in your favorite recipe using spring vegetables to info@vegmichigan.org. You must be a VegMichigan member to enter. Winning recipe will be randomly selected and featured in an upcoming e-newsletter.
 

SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH CASHEW CHEEZEY SAUCE

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SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH CASHEW CHEEZEY SAUCE

· 4 medium baking potatoes
· 1/4 cup vegan butter spread
 
Cashew Cheezey Sauce:
· 1/4 cup cashews
· 2 cups water
· 1 4-ounce jar diced pimientos, undrained
· 2 1/2 tsps. kosher salt
· 1 tsp. onion powder
· 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
· 3 Tabs. cornstarch
· 1/2 tsp. black pepper
 
Peel and thinly slice potatoes. Place potato slices in an oiled casserole dish. Dot with the vegan butter.
 
Place all ingredients for the Cashew Cheesey Sauce into a blender and process until smooth. Pour over the potato slices. Cover and bake 1 hour at 400 degrees.

VegMichigan Billboard Campaign

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We have received confirmation that our previous donor has once again come forward and offered to match dollar for dollar amounts with anyone who contributes to the VegMichigan Billboard Campaign.
 
Please consider giving a donation, in any amount, for this worthy outreach. VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible. No matter how small or large, your amount will be doubled. Giving to this cause allows our six billboards to continue to be visible throughout the community promoting a plant-based lifestyle.
 
It’s easy – just click here to donate electronically or simply send a check to VegMichigan, P.O. Box 2161, Royal Oak, Mi. 48068. No fees will be taken from your donation because we are a totally not-for-profit, all volunteer organization.
 
To view some of the billboard designs scattered throughout the Metro Detroit area, click here.

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SUNFLOWER SALAD

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STRAWBERRY SPINACH SUNFLOWER SALAD

· 6 cups baby spinach
· 1 cup sliced organic strawberries
· 1 cup diced fresh nectarine
· 3 Tab. toasted sunflower seeds
 
Dressing:
· 3 Tab. canola oil
· 1 Tab. balsamic vinegar
· 1 Tab. fresh lemon juice
· 1 tsp. sugar
· 1 tsp. dry mustard
 
In a large bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, nectarine and sunflower seeds.
 
Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Just before serving, toss to coat salad evenly.

VegFest 2014 Photos

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View photos from VegFest 2014

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Eating Vegetarian at “VegFest”

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My TV 20’s Jorge Avellan spoke to vegan chef John Health from Jazzy Veggie and organizers of VegFest about eating less meat.

 

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Upcoming Events

Sep
1
Tue
all-day VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Sept... @ at Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
VegMichigan’s Metro Detroit Sept... @ at Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
Sep 1 all-day
Please check out our Library display the Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library, 2900 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills, Mi. 48326. ... Read More >
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects of a plant-based diet and taste samples of the prepared food. These classes are ... Read More >
Sep
8
Tue
7:00 pm VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
VegMichigan’s Vegan 101 Cooking ... @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join VegMichigan for this fun and informative cooking class. Attendees will learn the nutritional aspects of a plant-based diet ... Read More >
Sep
12
Sat
6:00 pm HomeGrown Festival @ VegMichigan at HomeGrown Festival
HomeGrown Festival @ VegMichigan at HomeGrown Festival
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
VegMichigan will be present at this event promoting the multiple benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.
Sep
16
Wed
8:00 am Wayne County Airport Authority 2...
Wayne County Airport Authority 2...
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
VegMichigan will be tabling at this event as well as doing a vegan cooking demonstration for attendees.  Susan’s cookbook, From ... Read More >

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