Holiday Potluck TONIGHT!

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Potluck and Meeting Wednesday December 6th, 6:00pm-8:00 pm!

The Holidays are on the way!  Let’s practice and share our holiday recipes!

Facebook Invitation HERE!
Questions: PlantPoweredforHealth@gmail.com
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Birmingham, MI

PBNSG Presents:

Doctors Teaching Doctors: Nutritional Information for Medical Professionals*

* This event is for health care professionals with prescription writing ability.

A Professional Seminar
Mounting research points to the Standard American Diet as being largely responsible for the epidemic of chronic diseases that we are experiencing in America, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, several cancers and more. Learn from local practitioners how a plant-based diet can help your patients prevent, arrest and, in many cases, even reverse our nation’s leading causes of disability and early death. By empowering patients and helping them to address the root cause of chronic illness, we can truly make a difference in their lives, while at the same time lowering health care costs, improving their experience of care and greatly enhancing outcomes.

Join us for this engaging and informative seminar on plant-based nutrition!
• Designed for and led by doctors
• Seminar is FREE but please register in advance
• CME credit available
• Featuring presentations by the following physicians:
Robert Breakey, MD, is a family physician who has practiced in Ann Arbor since 1985. He lectures extensively to lay and professional audiences on the benefits of plant-based nutrition. He is Chairman of the Board and Head of the Family Medicine Division of IHA in Ann Arbor.
Caroline Trapp, DNP, is a nurse practitioner specializing in diabetes. Board certified in adult primary care as well as advanced diabetes management and education, Dr. Trapp works with and educates patients through the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Premier Internists.
Elizabeth Swenor, DO, leads the Functional & Lifestyle Medicine department at the Center for Integrative Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital System. She educates patients about whole-food, plant-based nutrition while using lifestyle and functional medicine evidence-based practices.
Joel Kahn, MD, is a cardiologist and author who believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventive medicine on the planet. A professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he lectures across the country about the benefits of nutrition and the body’s ability to heal itself.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To reserve your spot, click here or visit PBNSG.org!

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Christmas Party December 13

Stir The Pot Holiday Supper (and Thank You Celebration)

 

Let’s thank Sue and Roger for many years of hosting the best dinner party in Grand Rapids.

 

When: Wednesday December 13th  From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Aberdeen Reformed Church 1000 Aberdeen St. N.E. Grand Rapids (Corner of Aberdeen and Diamond)
Details:  Bring a plant based dish (no eggs or dairy) to pass (with recipe), your table setting and any Non-Alcohol Beverage that you choose. We will supply napkins, cups, water, and some extra table settings in case someone forgets.

We are asking for $10.00 per person to cover expenses for the hall etc.

Sue and Roger in appreciation for the generous use of their home for the past 6 years. Roger said that they have had 65 dinners in their home.

Bring any sentiments, stories, or thank yous that you want to share with Sue and Roger and/or the whole group.
Questions? Call Linda @ 616-644-2666
RSVP’s are appreciated to help in planning. Do Not reply to this email. Please send them to Jkanto@gmail.com.

See You There!

Treats without the Tricks Monday and Potluck Wednesday!

Tonight!  Monday October 30th! Join us for Dinner and Dessert!PieologyANDMenchiesPromoimage

TREATS WITHOUT THE TRICKS! 

Pizza and Salad!  Sorbet and Fruit!  Meet up with your friends!

Plant Powered for Health would love to see you at Pieology for dinner and dessert meetup Monday October 30th, 4-8 pm! (Facebook invitation here)

Pieology has delicious wood fired pizza with an array of beautiful toppings and salads, so do not miss this chance to enjoy great food and help support Plant Powered for Health from 4- 8 PM.  Dine in or take out, vegan, gluten free and oil free options too. Just tell them we sent you!!

Menchies is adding to the fun with delicious sorbet and fruit options!

Plant Powered for Health is collaborating with Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG.org) and all sales will help to fund our group meetings and events!

This is located across the street from Knapp’s Corner at the Knapp’s Crossing complex in front of D&W Grocery store.

Please SHARE this event with ALL your friends!!  Thank you for your support and SEE YOU THERE!!

Potluck and Meeting Wednesday November 1st, 6:00pm-8:00 pm!

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The Holidays are on the way!  Let’s practice and share our holiday recipes!  Wednesday November 1st, 6 pm-8-pm!

And we will share from our visit to hear Dr. Doug Lisle on how to “Get along without going along” during the holidays!

Facebook Invitation HERE!

Questions: PlantPoweredforHealth@gmail.com

Veg Fest Followup and Potluck meeting 10/4!!

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We had a fantastic time at this year’s Grand Rapids VegFest!  Thank you to all who attended and organized this event! Extra love and gratitude to everyone who volunteered, and spread the word about good health through plant based nutrition!

We will be completing our drawing for Dr. Greger’s book at our December meeting, so there is still time to enter! Do you know someone who would like to join our supportive community?  Have them send an email to Sheri:  plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com to join our mailing list and they will be entered into the drawing!  Raffle tickets will also be available at our meetings in November and December!

Keep reading to find Sheri’s Mac -n- Cheese recipe below!
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Potluck and Meeting Wednesday October 4th, 6:00pm-8:00 pm!
  • Sooz and Mike Elwell will demo their air fryer “french fries” and home made ketchup!
  • Logan Jurgens will share a “bean of the month”…have you had beans and greens today?
  • Stacy Idema will lead a discussion on what you’d like to see for our Plant Powered group in 2018, what is most important to you and what we could do without.  As we are growing we want to know what is important to YOU!!
  • And as always, potluck, friendship, visiting and support for each other!

Facebook Invitation HERE!
Questions: PlantPoweredforHealth@gmail.com
Need directions?  Click “about” at the top of the page or here

(P.S. This meeting will be a team effort, run by volunteers.  Sheri will be out of town celebrating her Mom’s 75th birthday.  Please pitch in and enjoy!)

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Some of you may remember Cheryl and Greg Hutchings from a past meeting; their entire family changed their diet to WFPB following Greg’s melanoma diagnosis.  Now Cheryl has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be waging her own cancer battle.  Some of us have talked about how we can bring meals to each other in times of need, so I set up an account on mealtrain.com to see how it works.  Please check out the link and description, and see if there is something you can contribute to this effort.  Extra veggies in your garden?  Are you a WFPB cook? I’m hoping we can team up to help because most of our friends and family don’t know what or how to cook plant based.
My hope is that we can practice and all support each other when we are in need!  Check out the site:  Mealtrain.com .  No time to cook, but you’d like to help?  You can donate to our group effort through my Paypal:  paypal.me/PlantPower!

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CARPOOL ALERT! Dr. Doug Lisle at PBNSG in the Detroit area!

It’s easier (and more fun!) when we travel together!  Let’s go see Dr. Lisle and learn how to navigate social pressures to eat unhealthfully–and thrive!  THIS WILL BE AWESOME!! Wednesday October 25th!!  PBNSG event info HERE!

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TREATS WITHOUT THE TRICKS! 

Pizza and Salad!  Sorbet and Fruit!  Meet up with your friends!

Plant Powered for Health would love to see you at Pieology for dinner and dessert meetup Monday October 30th! (Facebook invitation here)

Pieology has delicious wood fired pizza with an array of beautiful toppings and salads, so do not miss this chance to enjoy great food and help support Plant Powered for Health from 4- 8 PM.  Dine in or take out, vegan, gluten free and oil free options too. Just tell them we sent you!!

Menchies is adding to the fun with delicious sorbet and fruit options!

Plant Powered for Health is collaborating with Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG.org) and all sales will help to fund our group meetings and events!

This is located across the street from Knapp’s Corner at the Knapp’s Crossing complex in front of D&W Grocery store.

Please SHARE this event with ALL your friends!!  Thank you for your support and SEE YOU THERE!!

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And in case you missed the last blog post with my Mac-n-cheese recipe HERE IT IS!

 

 

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Upcoming Events
in the Grand Rapids Area
– Other locations noted in parenthesis

*Wednesday, Oct 4th, 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health October potluck and meeting!  Info HERE!

*Monday October 16th, 5:45pm (Holland): Meatless Monday-Fall/Halloween Potluck.  Vegan/vegetarian, but a few WFPB no oil people attend.  Info HERE!

*Wednesday October 18th, 6:30pm:  Stir the Pot GR Supper Club!  Info HERE!

*Wednesday October 25th (Detroit area): PBNSG hosts Dr. Doug Lisle, author of “The Pleasure Trap” and known for his contribution on the documentary “Forks Over Knives”.  Let’s carpool!! PBNSG info HERE!

*Monday October 30th 4p-8p: Treats without the Tricks!!  Meet up and fundraiser at Pieology AND Menchies!  Eat delicious pizza, salad and sorbet/fruit while helping to support our group.  What a great deal!
Details HERE!

*Wednesday, November 1st 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health Thanksgiving themed potluck and meeting Blog:  PlantPoweredforHealth.com  and Facebook invitation HERE! 

*Wednesday November 15th, 6:30pm:  Stir the Pot GR Supper Club’s Plantsgiving! Please note that Sue and Roger will be taking a hiatus for 2018, so this is the final for 2017, and no further are currently scheduled.  Stay tuned to Sue’s website for her plans, classes and adventures!  Info HERE!

 

More to come!!! More food meet ups, and fun coming up!  Join us for our October meeting to plan!!

Reminder, our main meetings are always the first Wednesday of each month!  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page, click here to “Like” and subscribe to upcoming events!  We also have a Facebook group where we can visit and share between meetings, click here and request to join.  You may also follow our blog, plantpoweredforhealth.com for news and events! Questions?  Email:  Plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com
Would you like to be a financial supporter in any amount?  We appreciate all help big or small!
Paypal:  paypal.me/PlantPower!

Can’t wait to see you!
Food, Friends, Science and Support!

Sheri’s Mac-n-Cheese Full Recipe

You asked for it, so here it is!!

(g/f, nut free and soy free options too)

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1⁄2 cup raw cashews (or sunflower seeds)*

4 tbsp. nutritional yeast

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. salt
1-1/3 cup soymilk (or favorite non-dairy variety)

4 tsp. mellow white miso paste (or chickpea miso)

1 tsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. tapioca starch (or cornstarch)

1⁄2 cup roasted red bell pepper (packed in water)

1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

dash of cayenne pepper or pepper sauce (optional)

 
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy*. Transfer to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally and allowing the cheese to thicken. (Alternately, if you have a high power blender, such as a Vitamix or Blendtec, it can be made completely in the blender – start on low, ramp up to high and blend until warm and thick.)

 
Cook your favorite macaroni as directed while making the sauce. Drain the macaroni and return to the pot. Add cheese sauce and mix well. Warm to desired temp and serve it up, preferably with a plate of greens!

 
Notes: *If you find your cashews/or sunflower seeds are not blending smoothly, you will want to soak them in water for several hours or overnight. Or try boiling them for quicker softening. Blender performance varies and you’ll want to experiment to find the method that is right for you!

 
Use this cheese sauce for anything you would like cheesy! Baked potatoes, chili cheese fries, broccoli, let your imagination be your guide!

 
Sheri demonstrated this on May 3, 2017 during the plantpoweredforhealth.com meeting. Adapted lightly from HappyHerbivore.com—check out her website!

 

VegFest Sunday 9/17!

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**$10 at the door.  Kids 10 and under are free, and parking is free**

4 Vegan Food Trucks!
Cooking Demonstrations!
Family Fun!
Free samples!

They have amazing guest speakers, panelists, and pigs attending Grand Rapids Veg Fest Sunday,September 17th!

Dr. Joel Kahn – America’s Healthy Heart Doc Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD Dave Johnson MD Michele Fife Yoga & Ayurveda Ziggy The Traveling Piggy, Rain Truth of The Cultured Vegan, and Rachel Hipp from Sanctuary Moon!

Plant Powered for Health will have a table promoting our support group and upcoming events.  Come to see us and bring friends!


RSVP on the VegFest Facebook page HERE!  Can’t wait to see you!

September 6th Plant Powered meeting/potluck TONIGHT!

 

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We had a great time at our August NiceCream Social! TONIGHT, Wednesday Sept 6th is our next potluck and meeting- We are featuring group members sharing hot topics!

Sooz Elwell will demonstrate her delicious cajun burgers–summer picnic season OR year round, these will be a great staple!

Logan Jurgens will share a bean of the month-soybeans!

Sheri will discuss myths and facts about soy, and share a fresh kid’s lunch idea video from PCRM.org!

**just after the meeting, we will be having a short planning session for anyone who wants to do some power planning for the coming year**

Facebook details HERE or email Sheri:  plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

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GRAND RAPIDS VEG FEST IS ALMOST HERE!

We’ll have a booth to promote our support group and I’m looking for a few volunteers to help run the booth!  Free admission for helpers!

**All others, save $2 and pre-purchase online at grvegfest.com $8 pre-paid admission or $10 at the door.  Kids 10 and under are free, and parking is free**

4 Vegan Food Trucks!
Cooking Demonstrations!
Family Fun!
Free samples!

We have amazing guest speakers, panelists, and pigs attending Grand Rapids Veg Fest Sunday,September 17th!

Dr. Joel Kahn – America’s Healthy Heart Doc Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD Dave Johnson MD Michele Fife Yoga & Ayurveda Ziggy The Traveling Piggy, Rain Truth of The Cultured Vegan, and Rachel Hipp from Sanctuary Moon!

RSVP on their Facebook page HERE!
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CARPOOL ALERT! 

It’s easier (and more fun!) when we travel together!  Let’s go see Dr. Lisle and learn how to navigate social pressures to eat unhealthfully–and thrive!

Wednesday October 25th!!  PBNSG event info HERE!

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Help us earn $$$ to bring health promoting classes to our community by shopping at Family Fare and D & W markets!  Save your receipts from your shopping (and collect them from everyone you know!).  We will be building teams to organize this effort, and we’re looking for 10-15 team leaders to gather receipts-its EASY to help!  Bring receipts to our meeting, every single one helps!!

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Recipe courtesy of PCRM.org and the 21-day Vegan Kickstart Program!

This aromatic Middle Eastern dish is great served alone or over brown rice or pasta. Using fire-roasted tomatoes is not essential, but they will give the stew a delicious smoky flavor.

Makes Six Servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
3 – 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cups quartered canned or thawed frozen artichoke hearts (see notes)
2 24-ounce cans chopped fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained, or 6 cups chopped fresh tomatoes plus 1 cup tomato juice
1 bay leaf
1 cup dry red lentils
2 cups water
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 large garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Heat the broth in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until golden. Add the garlic, cumin, and coriander and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the water, lentils, and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes and their liquid, the artichoke hearts, lemon juice, and optional red pepper flakes. Simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Remove and discard the bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Stored in a covered container in the refrigerator, leftover Lentil Artichoke Stew will keep for up to 3 days.

Notes:

Use 1 15-ounce can water-packed artichoke hearts, or 1 9-ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed.

If red lentils are unavailable, green lentils can be substituted. However, because green lentils will not cook properly in acidic foods such as tomatoes and lemon juice, you will need to cook them in water or vegetable stock until tender prior to adding them to the stew.

Per serving:

Calories: 176; Fat: 1 g; Saturated Fat: 0.1 g; Calories from Fat: 4.9%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 11.7 g; Carbohydrates: 34.3 g; Sugar: 7.5 g; Fiber: 10 g; Sodium: 560 mg; Calcium: 123 mg; Iron: 6.3 mg; Vitamin C: 28.6 mg; Beta Carotene: 238 mcg; Vitamin E: 1.8 mg

Source: The Survivor’s Handbook: Eating Right for Cancer Survival by Neal D. Barnard, M.D. and Jennifer Reilly, R.D.

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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Upcoming Events
in the Grand Rapids Area
– Other locations noted in parenthesis

*Wednesday, Sept 6th 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health September potluck and meeting Blog:  PlantPoweredforHealth.com  and Facebook invitation HERE! 

*Sunday September 17th 10am-5pm:  Grand Rapids VegFest Facebook invitation HERE!

*Wednesday Sept 20th, 6:30pm:  Stir the Pot GR Supper Club!  Info HERE!

*Wednesday, Oct 4th, 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health October potluck and meeting!  Info HERE!

*Wednesday October 18th, 6:30pm:  Stir the Pot GR Supper Club!  Info HERE!

*Wednesday October 25th: (Detroit area) PBNSG hosts Dr. Doug Lisle, author of “The Pleasure Trap” and known for his contribution on the documentary “Forks Over Knives”.  Let’s carpool!! PBNSG info HERE!

More to come!!! Join us for our Sept meeting to plan!!

 

Reminder, our main meetings are always the first Wednesday of each month!  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page, click here to “Like” and subscribe to upcoming events!  We also have a Facebook group where we can visit and share between meetings, click here and request to join.  You may also follow our blog, plantpoweredforhealth.com for news and events! Questions?  Email:  Plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

Can’t wait to see you!

Food, Friends, Science and Support!!

Pizza/Salad TONIGHT

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We had so much fun, we are doing it again TONIGHT! Tues Aug. 29th 4-8pm:
Plant Powered for Health, your local plant based nutrition support group, would love to see you at Pieology for dinner TONIGHT Tuesday August 29th 4p-8p!! (Facebook invitation here)

If you have not had a chance to enjoy Pieology’s delicious wood fired pizza with an array of beautiful toppings and salads yet, do not miss this chance to enjoy great food and help support Plant Powered for Health from 4- 8 PM. Dine in or take out, vegan, gluten free and oil free options too. Just tell them we sent you!!

Plant Powered for Health is collaborating with Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG.org) and we will receive a generous portion of the proceeds of this event. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the community support and events Plant Powered for Health provides!

This is located across the street from Knapp’s Corner at the Knapp’s Crossing complex in front of D&W Grocery store.

Please SHARE this event with ALL your friends!!  Thank you for your support and SEE YOU THERE!!

Celebrating Independence in July!

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Happy Independence Day week! Talkin’ about food freedom, friends! Freedom to choose what we know is delicious AND nutritious!

Wednesday July 5th from 6-8 pm, Plant Powered for Health meeting, the theme is summer picnic style foods and things to grill, if you are up for the challenge 🙂   What is important to you for meals in the summer?

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Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious 🙂 Come and join the discussion!

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Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or https://plantpurerecipes.com/browse-recipes/
or https://www.pbnsg.org/recipes/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/
or
https://littleblueplates.com/
or https://www.eatplant-based.com/

If you’d like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

This is a free event! Facebook invitation:  https://www.facebook.com/events/293633174432280/?ref=br_rs

See you there!

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Plant Powered for Health, your local plant based nutrition support group, would love to see you at Pieology for dinner on Monday, July 17th from 4p-8p!! (Facebook invitation here)

If you have not had a chance to enjoy Pieology’s delicious wood fired pizza with an array of beautiful toppings and salads yet, do not miss this chance to enjoy great food and help support Plant Powered for Health from 4- 8 PM. Dine in or take out, vegan, gluten free and oil free options too. Just tell them we sent you!!

Plant Powered for Health is collaborating with Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG.org) and we will receive a generous portion of the proceeds of this event. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the community support and events Plant Powered for Health provides!

This is across the street from Knapp’s Corner at the Knapp’s Crossing complex in front of D&W Grocery store. Thank you for your support and SEE YOU THERE!! Please SHARE this event with all your friends!!

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Help us earn $$$ to bring health promoting Plant Powered classes to our community by shopping at Family Fare and D & W markets!  Save your receipts from your shopping (and collect them from everyone you know!).  We will be building teams to organize this effort, and we’re looking for 10-15 team leaders to gather receipts-its EASY to help!  Bring receipts to our meeting, every single one helps!!

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Coming Soon-Let’s Carpool!
Dr. Neal Barnard-Wednesday August 9th in Birmingham Michigan!

Dr. Neal Barnard returns to PBNSG to present on his latest book, THE CHEESE TRAP-how breaking a surprising addiction will help you lose weight, gain energy and get healthy!!

For tickets and information click this link!  Or visit PBNSG.org

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Upcoming Events
in the Grand Rapids Area
– Other locations noted in parenthesis

*Wednesday, July 5th 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health July meeting!  Blog:  PlantPoweredforHealth.com

*Wednesday July 12th, 6:30pm:  Stir the Pot GR Supper Club!  Info here: http://www.stirthepotgr.com/supperclub/

*Monday August 17th, 4-8pm: Pieology Benefit for Plant Powered for Health/Plant Based Nutrition Support Group! Eat delicious food and help bring nutrition education to our community!  Facebook invitation here

*Wednesday, July 5th 6-8pm:  Plant Powered for Health July meeting!  Blog:  PlantPoweredforHealth.com

*Wednesday August 9th, 6:30 pm (Birmingham, MI):  PBNSG.org presents Dr. Neal Barnard-The Cheese Trap!  Tickets: PBNSG.org

More to come!!! Join us for our July 5th meeting to plan!!

*September 17th 2017:  Grand Rapids VegFest in development!

 

Reminder, our main meetings are always the first Wednesday of each month!  Stay tuned to our Facebook Page, click here to “Like” and subscribe to upcoming events!  We also have a Facebook group where we can visit and share between meetings, click here and request to join.  You may also follow our blog, plantpoweredforhealth.com for news and events! Questions?  Email:  Plantpoweredforhealth@gmail.com

Can’t wait to see you!

Food, Friends, Science and Support!!

Let’s Talk About Cheese!

I’d like to go plant based, but I could never give up……

I often hear from people that the biggest obstacle to going plant based is their addiction to cheese, and wonder how they can possibly live without it. I HAVE GREAT NEWS!

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Wednesday night May 3rd from 6-8 pm, Plant Powered for Health meeting:  We are going to talk about why cheese is so addictive AND sample some great plant powered cheese!

Our friends at Treeline Cheese have sent us some DELICIOUS plant based, oil free artisan cheese to sample!! WHOOT! 

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Sheri will also demo a home made option or two and we’ll discuss Dr. Neal Barnard’s new book “The Cheese Trap”. This is a meeting not to be missed, so make sure you are here and bring a friend along!

Potluck starts at 6 pm, meeting at 6:30pm.
Please come at 6 pm whether you have a dish or not. This is a time to mingle and connect. So remember, bringing food is optional, but your participation is the most important part! Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned PlantPowered eater or just plant curious 🙂 Come and join the discussion!

Whole Food Plant Based, no added oils. List of suggested websites for recipe ideas:

http://www.theveganjunction.com/top-15-healthy-oil-free-plant-based-recipe-websites/
or http://www.plantpurepods.com/recipes/
or http://www.pbnsg.org/featured-chef/
or http://www.klunkerskitchen.com/
or https://cookingwithplants.com/

If you’d like to bring your own plates/utensils, this will save on waste. We are currently meeting at the GRCC Devos campus (formerly Davenport University) in the Stewart Edward White Hall dining room.

The address is:

GRCC DeVos Campus-Steward Edward White Hall Dining Room

415 Fulton NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

We have permission to park for free in the parking lot of the administration building! Need directions? plantpoweredforhealth.com/about

This is a free event! Facebook invitation:  https://www.facebook.com/events/775601989264675/?active_tab=about

See you there!