i want to thank everyone that helped with set up and break down, last night! the breakdown was a breeze thanks to the army of folks who pitched in. thank you so much!!
we had another really nice potluck and thanks to dale and lynn for their vegan cheese and butter demo & tasting. the last frontier of vegan food has been conquered. break the "liquid meat" addiction. there are some exciting nut cheeses launching commercially, very soon- raw, gluten free and fantabulous. there are also "do it yourself" cheese/milk/butter recipes that are everywhere these days. you can live without cow's breast milk meant for her babies. i sware, you can. and it takes three weeks of being off the crap for the cravings to lesson or totally go away. and if you need an extra push/motivation...just think of the babies!!! learn more about cow's milk products here: http://www.humanemyth.org/happycows.htm
upcoming events: ask a vegan at himalayas, vegan food shopping tour at whole foods, the neat market. check meetup page for these and other upcoming events.
please consider printing out the attached flyer on the Boulder (and Beyond!) Vegan Meetup flyer and hang it in your super market, employee lounge, community bulletin board,etc. i think the more folks that see there is vegan community, the more vegans will feel supported and stay committed. and more vegans is less animals tortured.
as always, let me know what you want out of this meetup and how it can support your veg journey.
peace and peas on all our plates,
ps- who wants to host a video night?? for 6-10 or so folks? there are some excellent documentaries coming out that we should all be viewing and sharing. i am looking at what the costs are for a video machine and what it would take to do a video in the clubhouse. until then, it would be nice to do it at a home.;-)
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Welcome to The Boulder (and Beyond!) Vegan Meetup!
Join us and meet fellow Vegans and others who are interested in living a more healthful, sustainable and compassionate lifestyle.
The Boulder (and Beyond!) Vegan meetup promotes a lifestyle free from animal products in order to benefit human health, animals, and the environment. We strive to educate people about the powerful (and well researched) effects our food choices have on all life on Earth, and we encourage a shift toward a delicious and wholesome plant based diet. It has never been easier, more delicious and more urgent to shift away from animal agriculture, and we are here to support you in those efforts. Join an amazing group of people, change your life and help change the world. Our events include monthly potlucks, restaurant outings, hikes, vegan-friendly happy hours, yoga nights, movie nights, workouts, and concerts. Have amazingly delicious meals, share your favorite plant based/cruelty free recipes, keep your body healthy and fit, and build a supportive community. Veg curious are welcome and will no doubt be amazed at the abundance and deliciousness of vegan meals! And worry not if you aren't a culinary whiz - there are SO many vegan foods, prepared and otherwise, available at all supermarkets- call if you need help figuring out what to bring.
This groups spans all ages (from days old to 88) and is full of both vegans and pre-vegans and everyone in between.;-)
Personally, I've met some of the most awesome people through the Boulder (and Beyond!) Vegan Meetup, and I hope others have as well.
I look forward to building a wonderful community with all of you. Children of of all ages are always welcome.