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Northwest Veg
May
2014
Vol. 93
 e-Thymes
Food is really and truly the most effective medicine.
--Dr Joel Fuhrman, Portland VegFest and Health Conference 2014 Speaker

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» Northwest VEG Turns 10!
» NW VEG Events
» 5th Annual Race for the Animals June 28!
» YEA for Youth Empowered Action camp!
» Diet and Diabetes: Lessons from the Ruby Red Slippers
» Hiring PR / Marketing Coordinator for VegFest
» Recipe of the Month: Black Bottom Cupcakes
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Northwest VEG Turns 10!


We are thrilled to announce a few new additions to our upcoming 10 year celebration party on May 16: Farm Animal Rights Movement's Executive Director, Michael A. Webermann, will be the featured speaker and we will have music by Heartstrings throughout the evening! In addition we have new exciting raffle prizes coming in everyday from places such as The Cherokee Rose Inn, Homegrown Smoker, Herbivore and many more!
Featuring hor d'ourves and cakes by The (Vegan) Caterer, Sweetpea Baking, and Back to Eden; paddle raise for our programs, gift bags for members, the 10th Anniversary Celebration is a chance to look back on years past, commemorate our accomplishments, and support our future. We hope that you will join us in celebrating ten years of educating and encouraging people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world!
Click here for details and to purchase tickets


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NW VEG Events

Veg Kids Cooking Class: Pack Your Snacks!
When: Saturday, May 17 @ 4-5:30pm
Where: People's Food Co-op (3029 SE 21st Ave., Portland)
Details: Learn to prepare delicious and nutritious whole-food snacks that will energize your kids between meals. These snacks are oil-free and full of nutrient-rich whole grains, fruits, nuts and beans, too!
Cost: FREE for NW VEG Members and $10 (suggested donation) for nonmembers. Click here for more info and to register!

Eastside Portland Potluck and Plant Strong Demo
When: Sunday, May 18: potluck @ 5:00pm, demo @ 6:30pm
Where: Friends Meeting Hall (4312 SE Stark St., Portland)
Details: This month we are excited to welcome Leslie Otto and Emily Forbes, Healthy Cooking Coaches at Whole Foods Markets Bridgeport and Pearl, who will demo a few delicious oil-free dishes for us (Free Samples!) and share tips on how you can live plant strong. Come to the potluck at 5:00, the demo at 6:30, or both! Click here for more info.

Happy Hour at Red and Black Cafe
When: Tuesday, May 27 @ 6:00pm
Where: The Bye and Bye (1011 NE Alberta St., Portland)
Details: This month join us at Red and Black Cafe (400 SE 12th Ave., Portland, OR), an all vegan, worker owned, collective cafe that hosts community events and makes delicious food. Check out their all vegan menu and libations list here. RSVP on our meetup page. Our events fill up quickly and we ask that you consider those on the wait list and update your RSVP if your plans change. See you there!

Vancouver Potluck and Nut Cheese Demo
When: Thursday, May 29: potluck @ 6:30pm, demo @ 7:30pm
Where: Oak/Elm Room at the Marshall Center (1009 E. McLoughlin, Vancouver, WA)
Details: Come enjoy great plant-based meal with friends then stay for a nut cheese demo with Sabrina Louise, owner and operator of YUM Food Solutions. Come to the potluck at 6:30pm, the presentation @ 7:30pm, or both! Click here for more info.


 
5th Annual Race for the Animals June 28!

This June 28 join us for a fun 5K/10K trail run/walk on Mt Tabor, an extinct volcano in the middle of beautiful Portland, to raise money for a great cause, Northwest VEG! After you enjoy the mountain, stay for a delicious picnic featuring treats from Lilly's Hummus, Cool Cups, gardenbar, Thunderbird, Nakd, Absolutely Juicy, Grizzlies Granola, Follow Your Heart, Lundberg and much more!
This will be fun time for all ages and a great chance for us to come together as a community to enjoy beautiful scenery and friends while making a difference for the animals, the planet and your health! Plus, part of this years proceeds will benefit Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. Click here for more info and to REGISTER!

Interested in volunteering or donating to our picnic? Contact us at volunteer@nwveg.org for more information.


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YEA for Youth Empowered Action camp!

By Trista Cornelius, Contributing Writer

YEA Camp is exclusively offering Northwest VEG members $100 off registration fees! Click here for information on how to become a Northwest VEG member. For more information on YEA Camp and to register visit their website at yeacamp.org.


When you were a young teen, letís say about 13-years old, did you have that moment when you suddenly noticed all the awful things happening in the world around you? War, poverty, pollution, suffering. Were you disappointed that the adults in your life hadnít managed to end such obvious horrors? Did your idealism fuel a life of activism or did it overwhelm you?


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Diet and Diabetes: Lessons from the Ruby Red Slippers

By Caroline Trapp, MSN, CDE, Director of Diabetes Education and Care for PCRM speaker at the upcoming Enhancing Health with Plant-Based Nutrition Conference and Portland VegFest this September 26-28.

The 1939 film The Wizard of Oz provides an interesting metaphor for a discussion on type 2 diabetes. In the story, Dorothy, a young girl, is knocked unconscious during a tornado. She and her dog Toto are swept up in the storm and dropped into the land of oz, where she is told that to get back home, she must follow the yellow brick road and seek out the magical wizard. along the way, she meets the scarecrow, the Tin man and the cowardly lion, who join her, hoping to receive what they lack themselves (a brain, a heart, and courage, respectively). Together, they seek out the wizard, only to learn that he has no answers. Ultimately, they are rescued when Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, points out that all along they had possessed exactly what was needed for happiness. It seems that those dedicated to eradicating type 2 diabetes are on a similar journey.


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Hiring PR / Marketing Coordinator for VegFest

Northwest VEG is looking to hire an experienced PR and Marketing Coordinator to develop and lead a campaign to promote Portland VegFest 2014, being held September 27/28 at the Oregon Convention Center. If you know someone who is experienced in working with the media and with event promotion who would be ideal for this position, have them visit the job description page and encourage them to apply. Applications are due May 15.

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Recipe of the Month: Black Bottom Cupcakes

by Fran Costigan, author of Vegan Chocolate and Portland VegFest 2014 presenter
The resulting bites of heaven fairly beg for a glass of ice-cold nondairy milk or a freshly made espresso (the latter is my choice).

Filling Ingredients:
1 1/2 teaspoons ground chia seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons warm water
8 ounces nondairy cream cheese spread, very cold


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