Friday, March 16, 2012

March 15, 2012 - POTLUCK


Tonight we had a great potluck and discussion!  Salads, rice, chickpea tacos, steamed swiss chard, fruit and a huge veggie tray with hummus.  Thank you to everyone who brought all the yummy food.

Next Thursday we will be watching "Hungry For Change".  Please join us!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 7, 2012 - Vegucated

Tonight we watched Vegucated, a documentary that follows three meat-eating New Yorkers on a 6 week vegan diet journey. It is a great documentary, full of information on the health, environmental and ethical benefits of vegan living.

As always, we had a nice discussion following the viewing. Thanks to everyone for a great night!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 10, 2012 - Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue viewing

Tonight we watched The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn. Rip visited the homes of two families and helped them get rid of the unhealthy foods, went to the grocery store to educate them on better choices and finally, helped them prepare plant-strong meals in their own kitchens. The whole process was very eye-opening, particularly to see what people had previously thought were health foods (olive oil, low-fat dairy, vegan butter/margarine for example).

Rip taught the families how to read labels, which reminded me of a post that Jeff Novick, MS, RD* wrote about reading labels. I always thought I knew how to read labels, but Jeff brings it to a whole new level, in an easy, straight-forward way. I highly recommend reading his Understanding Food Labels post.

Has anyone else watched The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue? What did you think?


*Jeff Novick, MS, RD serves as Vice President for Executive Health Exams International and lectures at the McDougall Program and at the Engine 2 Immersion program. He is also the Director of Nutrition for the Meals for Health community project which is helping empower low-income families to achieve optimal health.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Potluck - November 3, 2011

We had a wonderful potluck tonight!  We welcomed 2 new members, discussed several issues and shared some fabulous food.  It's such a joy to meet new people and come together as a group with similar interests - sharing ideas and offering support.  Thank you to everyone that attended!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Potluck - October 6, 2011

We had a great time at tonight's potluck! We welcomed some new members and had some wonderful food. The new members prompted a conversation about why/how we have all come to move towards a vegetarian/vegan/plant-based diet. How about you - why are you making the journey? For your health, the animals, the environment or.....???? We'd love to hear - please share as a comment!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Are you vegetarian? Vegan? Raw foodist? Flexitarian or simply curious  about exploring a healthier lifestyle?
We are a casual group of vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists looking to build a community of support for this spectacular lifestyle that is easy on the planet, the animals and our HEALTH!  We meet in Grand Forks but have members from throughout the Red River Valley area.