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“So Easy~So Good” is a vegan/wannabe group and as such all our events are ALWAYS VEGAN/Plant-Based, meaning that we will NOT use any animal products such as meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, fish and other animal derived ingredients at potlucks or any other outings

At potlucks and at any other events, such as eating out at a restaurant, we ask you kindly not to bring or order any animal derived foods!

If in doubt about what that means, please ask us. We will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have!

The goal of this group is to support people who want to change to a healthy plant-based diet in any way we can. Like any change it will take a few weeks to get used to eating this way, but then it is very easy.

So Easy-So Good is an inclusive group of all people on their journey to living a more mindful life. We do not exclude anyone no matter which eating level they are at as long as they are doing the best they can at this particular time in their lives. Remember, few of us were brought up vegan. It took me 57 years before I became vegetarian and another year after that to go vegan. Thanks Kathy Haynes President and Founder of So Easy-So Good So Easy to be Vegetarian/Vegan So Good for Health, Environment and All Living Beings.

At meetups/potlucks:

You will experience what it is like to eat a plant-based diet, taste a variety of delicious plant foods, learn from other members, listed to speakers, watch educational movies get support from us and our members.

“So Easy~So Good” joint forces with “Modesto Kale-Group” founded by Karin Billups and Mark Lutz, which is part of “PlantPure Nation” created by the producers of the documentary “Forks Over Knives” and the authors of “The China Study. Both groups are here for your local support to make healthy food choices and supply you with resources to make plant-based eating easier for you!

If you go to the “PlantPure Nation” website and sign up for free, you are able to order a 10 day jump start program that includes healthy flash frozen oil free whole foods plant-based meals (same as home cooked, no preservatives or additives) at a very low cost, find books, watch videos, local resources and enjoy a forum to connect online with other members locally and all over the country, a blog and local information, such as which restaurant has plant options. Go to: www.PlantPureNation.com (http://www.PlantPureNation.com/)

At restaurant outings:

You will learn with the help and support from us and our members how to order plant food at any restaurant. Please ask if you are unsure about what to order! All of us are not born vegan and we understand that there is confusion sometimes about the ingredients in the food.

We hope you enjoy our meetups as much as we do and you make new friends!

Feel free to call us with any questions:

Kathy Haynes, founder of “So Easy~So Good” 209-250-9961

Karin Billups and Mark Lutz, “Modesto Kale-Group” leaders 209-505-1516

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SE-SG Meet at Restaurant (Last Wed of Every Month) Lunch at Diva Cafe 1:00 pm

Once a month, on the last Wednesday of every month, SE-SG will have a no-host (you pay for your meal and beverage) meal at a local Modesto restaurant. This is to show support of restaurants who provide vegan options and, hopefully, encourage restaurants who are not veg friendly to give us some plant-based options. September's restaurant is Diva Cafe located at 1202 J Street, downtown Modesto . Time is 1:00 pm for lunch (or anytime you can come). Diva Cafe closes at 3:00 pm. If a lot of SE-SG people show up, please be respectful of all the other restaurant goers and don't try to re-arrange tables for 20 people. We can sit in booths and tables for four-six people and still have fun and make a statement at the same time. Also, compliments to the staff and managers/owners goes a long way to putting smiles on all faces. Call or text or email me - Kathy - if you have any questions (209)[masked] or [masked]

Ruben Guzman coming to Modesto 9/30!!! SE-SG to provide vegan appetizers

Seminar by Ruben Guzman, MPH, LMP, (author of Evolving Health, an executive/ business/healthy lifestyle coach,) is 9/30 at 6:00 pm. RSVP REQUIRED. RSVP to Bill Floyd @[masked] or email [masked] Venue is The Dragonfly Art Gallery, 1210 J Street. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!! ***So Easy-So Good will provide appetizers, vegan style*** Bring your favorite finger food to the Dragonfly at 5:45 pm. Appetizers will be served to participants starting at 6:00 pm. And please RSVP to Bill Floyd if you want to stay & attend seminar. 6:00 - 6:15 pm Taste of Vegan Social - provided by So Easy-So Good 6:15 - 6:30 pm Barbara Asher welcomes Mr. Guzman 6:30 - 8:30 pm Ruben Guzman's presentation _______________________________________________________________________ Mr. Guzman's Seminar: Increasing Life Expectancy * Cutting Edge Science Reveling New Strategies for Nutrition and Lifestyle What if you could live a longer, healthier and happier life, without the pain of chronic disease? What if you could dramatically improve your life expectancy and the quality of your life without drugs, pills or gimmicks? Turns out you can!Over 75% of the early deaths in this county are caused by chronic diseases that are completely preventable and, in many cases, reversible. Research also shows that most people with heart disease, cancer, strokes or diabetes have shorter lives and have a higher degree of complications in the last ten years of their lives. How do we prevent or reverse these conditions? We need to begin with the right information. In this information -packed seminar, you will learn: *The scientific relationship between chronic disease and lifestyle *The hidden context for what determines our long-term health *New cellular-physiology based science *Simple steps to help reverse chronic disease and premature aging at the cellular level *What to eliminate and what to do to create a successful lifestyle change (Ruben Guzman holds a Master's degree in Public Health from UCLA; Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional; 35 years of experience in health field, author of Evolving Health.) RSVP RSVP RSVP RSVP RSVP RSVP: DON'T FORGET YOU NEED TO RSVP to Bill Floyd[masked] or email [masked]

Jules & Jess Oktoberfest at Earth Vegan Deli in Twain Harte 10/5 (plus bunnies)

As Twain Harte celebrates Oktoberfest, join Jules & Jess at Earth Vegan Deli for their vegan version Oktoberfest: pretzel wrapped brats, beer cheese, buffalo "chicken" and mac-n-cheese and cute loveable and adoptable Bunnies to meet-n-greet. A BUNNY ADOPTION DAY, and a fundraiser for Earth's Animal Rescue and BBYOB(eer) event!! Please call Jules Piovarsik (510)[masked] or Jess Diliberto (510)[masked] for details.

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