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Vegan Potluck and Discussion

Welcome to all our new members and thank you all so much for your patience! It's sometimes challenging to coordinate with Govans in setting up a good time for our potluck as they have many different meetings going on in their space all throughout the week.

 

Please remember to bring a dish that can feed at least 5-6 people and scribble down the ingredients for anyone who might have food restrictions or allergies. Also, the space is being provided to us on a donation basis so if everyone could pitch in a dollar or two it would be much appreciated.

 

The discussion topic for this potluck is:

How to be Vegan on a Budget

 

I chose this topic because the #2 reason I hear from non-vegans about why they can't go vegan is that it's too expensive. How do you maintain the vegan lifestyle without going broke?

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  • Crystal F.

    On June 3rd, Amy sent the info. below in an email to the VLP 2013 group. I just wanted to make sure everyone has the info. This is a portion of the email.

    Meet in the Middle Vegan Potluck Picnic
    August 10,[masked]:00 PM-7:30 PM
    Damascus Recreational Park--Shelter B
    23723 Kings Valley Rd Damascus, MD 20872
    Shelter/Parking Location Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/QJRIh *Due to park permit restrictions, attendance at this potluck is limited to 125 people. You must RSVP using the link below to reserve your spot!
    *https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Dj4kU2TC7lC7lZGffwMpUU9Vg5z1LR0_rHGEi4h60kE/viewform Reserved picnic tables will be sheltered, so please join us rain or shine! Use this list to find or offer a ride: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AljXqtZBpe5-dHVBQnJrY3NhZmVQVy1MMEF2SVRJVHc
    Please bring:
    - Your family and friends
    - Dish to serve 8-10 people that contains no animal products: no meat, egg, dairy (or their derivatives), honey, or sugar processed with bone char

    August 1, 2013

  • erin m.

    Great time with wonderful people!

    August 1, 2013

  • Crystal F.

    This was another great group. The food was delicious as always. I always learn something new and I loved sharing information about inexpensive vegan living options.

    August 1, 2013

  • Jenni

    It was great to hear all the suggestions of local places that has veggies and other vegan foods for cheap. I learned a lot that night.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Kerry P.

    Excellent food and conversation!

    1 · July 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I need a tutor to figure out how to create a recipe file that I can share. I'll try to get that figured out by next meetup.

      July 28, 2013

    • Kerry P.

      I am ready to help! It's really easy to add. At the top of our meetup page there is a "tab" that "more". Click on that, and you will find "Files". Add the recipes there. Or send me the document, and I will post it. I am not sure how to do it from an iphone.

      July 29, 2013

  • Andrea

    Hello Everyone! I'm really excited to be a part of your group. How often are meet ups scheduled?

    July 29, 2013

    • Brenda S.

      Hi Andrea. We meet once a month, usually around the end of the month. Sorry you just missed the last meetup but hopefully we'll see you at the next one!

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Kyle H.

    Here's the recipe I made this past Friday. This should be enough to fill a 8-inch pie plate. I made 4 times this on Friday to fill the Pyrex dish.
    White Chocolate Torte (mostly raw, vegan)

    Filling:
    2 cups soaked raw cashews, whole or pieces, soaked overnight
    1/2 cup agave nectar
    1/2 cup melted cocoa butter
    1 capful of vanilla (1/4 teaspoon)
    Pinch of salt (1/8 teaspoon or less)
    1/4 - 1/2 cup cocoa powder (optional, use to taste for a dark chocolate filling)

    Crust:
    1 1/2 cups raw pecans
    1/2 cup almond meal or flour
    2 Tablespoons melted cocoa butter
    2 Tablespoons maple syrup
    1 capful of vanilla (1/4 teaspoon)
    Pinch of salt (1/8th teaspoon or less)
    3 - 4 Dates, pitted and chopped (optional, but I did use them)

    Fruit Topping (optional):
    1 cup of fresh or frozen berries
    1 cup of agave

    (continued on next post)

    July 28, 2013

    • Kyle H.

      In a saucepan, gently heat cocoa butter on very low heat until all if it melts. A double boiler works best for this. Remove from heat.

      Pulse the pecans in a food processor until they resemble small crumbs. Do not over process, or you will end up with pecan butter. Add the rest of the ingredients for the crust to the food processor and pulse until combined. Press evenly into your pie plate with your palms and place it in the freezer to chill for at least 15 minutes.

      Put all of the filling ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If it will not blend at first add water (or agave if you decided to add the cocoa powder) one tablespoon at a time until it blends. Pour into the chilled pie crust and smooth out the top. If you are multiplying this recipe it's best to use the same measurements listed above one batch at a time in the blender. Loading more than that may make it difficult to blend.

      July 28, 2013

    • Kyle H.

      Cover and chill in the freezer for a few hours or overnight, then transfer it to the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with the fruit topping of your choice (or not).

      July 28, 2013

  • Jenni

    so much I want to make lol

    July 26, 2013

  • Jenni

    This is my first meetup ever and I am very excited

    July 22, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Whenever anyone talks about how expensive eating vegan is I reply "yes, but how expensive is heart surgery, gastric bypass surgery, diabetes medication, cyalis and the list goes on and on".

    2 · July 20, 2013

    • Brenda S.

      I couldn't agree more! My mother is still paying for the stints she had put into her clogged arteries 3 years ago. She's been on a plant based diet for the last 2 years now and she's never felt better!

      July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting you all.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • David H.

    I love the discussion. Vegan on the cheap; LOL this is my right up my alley. After seeing the topic, I have decided to change my dish to something really cheap in the under $1 per serving realm, probably something with tofu or seitan as the main ingredient. There's a tasty rice milk drink, horchata, that I think we may bring as well.

    Here's an interesting site which may help with finding a recipe. http://plantbasedonabudget.com/

    Thanks for choosing this topic.

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • Brenda S.

      Thanks, David. I just checked out this site and it's awesome! Lots of simple, inexpensive recipes. I think I'll try one for the potluck.

      July 20, 2013

  • Tj

    looking forward to it Denise (from Canada) will be in town.

    1 · July 20, 2013

    • Brenda S.

      Great! Looking forward to seeing you.

      July 20, 2013

  • David H.

    Can't wait! I will probably bring a cold quinoa salad.

    1 · July 20, 2013

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