Meatless Monday Dinner: Eat Hawaiian Food to Help the Environment

Enjoy meatless Hawaiian cuisine! Hula's Island Grill offers an excellent selection of meatless Hawaiian food! They also have extravagant Hawaiian style cocktails!

http://www.hulastiki.com/

If you want to socialize at the bar beforehand, arrive at 6:30pm. We'll be seated for dinner at 7pm. There will be a special meatless menu for the event where you can choose from different items. There will be one check per table, so please bring cash if you can. Stay tuned for more details.

Help the Environment

Eating with friends is fun, and even more fun if you're helping the environment at the same time. Reducing animal product consumption helps to reduce your personal contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate forcers, including carbon dioxide, methane, black carbon (soot), nitrous oxide, and tropospheric ozone. Plus, eating more veggies is good for you!

RSVPs

We'll make a reservation, so please RSVP and show up if you plan to go. To make sure our events are a success, if you're a no-show three times you won't be able to RSVP for the dinners anymore (it's nothing personal).

Be sure to check in with me so we can mark you as present on the RSVP list. That way I won't accidentally mark you as a no-show. Things get a little crazy as people arrive so I could easily make a mistake.

Hope to see you there! Multiple meetup groups are attending. If you'd like to meet more people than you're sitting next to, feel free to walk around and mingle with other tables. There will be people with a variety of eating styles at the event; all we ask is that everyone be respectful and kind to each other, and order a meatless dish to help the environment.

More Information About Meatless Monday

Our normal Meatless Monday dinners are the first Monday of the month at 6:30pm. We might have other special dinners on other Mondays of the month.

Here's more info about the international Meatless Monday campaign:
http://www.meatlessmonday.com/about-us/why-meatless/

Here's the goal of the international Meatless Monday campaign, from their website:

"Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. We provide the information and recipes you need to start each week with healthy, environmentally friendly meat-free alternatives. Our goal is to help you reduce your meat consumption by 15% in order to improve your personal health and the health of the planet."

Here's a proclamation that the Santa Cruz County supervisors put together in support of Meatless Monday:
http://files.meetup.com/161345/MeatlessMondayProclamationSignedSCCsupervisors.pdf

Here is the Meatless Monday Santa Cruz County Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/SCruzMM

What Is Meat?

This is a question I have been asked. For clarity, it is the flesh of animals (kingdom Animalia) as used for food. Feel free to look up this kingdom if you like; for example, it does include fish and various sea creatures.

You come under your own liability to this event.

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  • Kathy

    Great idea!

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Cheryl-Meetup

    Enjoyed the company, my Jungle Tofu bowl, and the very potent Zombie cocktail!

    July 8, 2014

  • Wayne B.

    Sorry! Still sitting in Moss Landing traffic, doubt I will make it. Again aplolgies

    July 7, 2014

    • Cheryl-Meetup

      Sounds awful! Sorry you couldn't enjoy dinner and Hawaiian cocktails with us, Wayne! :(

      July 8, 2014

  • jay c.

    Thank you Cheryl for organizing a fun and nutritious evening.

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Cheryl-Meetup

    Here are the meatless items on their menu (they have plenty of vegan and gluten-free items for those who prefer it):

    JUNGLE TOFU
    fried organic tofu, avocado, plantains, jungle curry sauce, peanuts
    with rice, black beans, and cabbage

    ORGANIC TOFU prepared in any of these ways:
    o BLACKENED - cajun style, fresh mango salsa, rice, slaw
    o LEMONGRASS ENCRUSTED - exotic, lime-ginger-cream sauce, rice, slaw
    o COCONUT ENCRUSTED - with tropical spiced lilikoi sauce, rice, slaw
    o JAWAIIAN JERK - jerk sauce, rice, plantains, johnny cakes
    o MACADAMIA ENCRUSTED - mango-papaya sauce, rice, slaw
    o HULA’S PAN-FRIED - with wok-seared shiitake mushrooms, soy-miso sauce, rice, slaw

    SPICY TOFU TACOS
    seasoned organic tofu, taco slaw, tomato pesto aioli, corn tortillas, black beans, rice

    BIG SUR VEGGIE BURGER
    house made patty with plantains, rice, panko, onions, jack, portabella, pesto aioli

    July 6, 2014

    • Cheryl-Meetup

      SPICY SEAWEED SALAD
      fresh wakame, spicy sesame dressing

      VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS
      organic tofu, peanuts, apple, lemongrass, carrots, basil and lettuce

      EDAMAME spicy or not

      SWEET POTATO FRIES
      world famous secret dipping sauce

      July 6, 2014

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