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Hello and welcome! VegMichigan Metro Detroit is your source for all things plant-based in the Metro Detroit area. We post plant-based events, highlight local businesses and restaurants, and share the latest news about the plant-based lifestyle. Whether you're fully plant-based, vegetarian, veg-curious, or looking to support veg friends and family, all are welcome to join this group and attend our events. Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (4)

Factory Farming Problems & Solutions with Lynn Henning (Virtual Presentation)

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VegMichigan’s focus is to promote a plant-based diet but factory farming is a growing problem in Michigan and it is important that we also work on this issue to help better regulate and hopefully, one day, end factory farming in Michigan.

Lynn Henning is the Field Operations Team Director for the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project. Lynn emerged as a leading voice calling on state and federal authorities to hold livestock factory farms accountable to water and air quality laws. With her husband, she farms 300 acres in Lenawee County, Michigan, within 10 miles of 12 CAFOs. As a result of her work to stop pollution from factory farms and to hold state and federal agencies accountable to enforcing laws, Lynn won the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize—the environmental equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

Please join us for this important presentation to learn more and, if you are interested, you can join VegMichgan’s factory farming workgroup.

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Plant-Based Cooking Demo (Virtual)

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Join us for a virtual cooking demo by Vicki Brett-Gach and Michele Gallo. Hosted in partnership with the Novi Library.

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Vicki Brett-Gach is a Certified Personal Chef, Master-Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and Plant-Based Culinary Instructor, and is the author of “The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook: Deliciously Simple Recipes to Nourish, Comfort, Energize and Renew.”
Vicki is a graduate of Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution Certification program and is Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified. Vicki is trained in Nutrition for a Healthy Heart, and in Dietary Therapy for Reversing Common Diseases, and holds certificates in Plant-Based Nutrition (through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies), in Wellness Counseling (through Cornell University), and in Culinary Coaching (through Harvard Medical School and The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine). As a coach, Vicki works with individual clients, often helping them reverse health challenges and chronic conditions, and teaches whole food plant-based cooking classes to groups of all sizes, with a focus on helping people learn how to make eating healthy EASY.

Vicki is the creator of the Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog, and her recipes have been featured in The McDougall Newsletter, Center For Nutrition Studies Newsletter, and multiple magazines and cookbooks. Stay connected with Vicki at AnnArborVeganKitchen.com, for new recipes as soon as they are published, and for additional details about her new cookbook.

Michele Gallo is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Plant-Based Professional, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Whole Food Plant-based Culinary Instructor. She is certified in Holistic Nutrition and holds certificates in Culinary Coaching from Harvard Medical School and the Institute for Lifestyle Medicine, ACLM Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in Plant-Based Nutrition, and is Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified. She is a Conference Coordinator for the non-profit Plant-Based Prevention Of Disease.

Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Cooking Demo (Virtual OR In-Person)

Delta Township District Library

Join us online for a virtual, plant-based cooking demo from Vicki Brett-Gach and Michelle Gallo. OR join in person at the Delta Township Library!

If you want to watch the demo with others, get to the Delta Township Library at 6:00 pm to sample plant-based cuisine.

Bring your favorite plant-based dish to share and enjoy a sample from Lansing’s new Veg Head restaurant. Please bring a list of all ingredients used in your dish.

At 6:30 the virtual plant-based cooking demo will be shown on the big screen at the library.

Watch as Vicki and Michele demonstrate several quick and easy plant-based meals to try at home.

RECIPES COMING SOON

Register to attend virtually – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoc-igqzgvGNPgGmx_HrMk7krPYZJquQky

Register to attend in person (demo is still virtual) – https://dtdl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6283&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2023/02/01

Vicki Brett-Gach is a Certified Personal Chef, Master-Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and Plant-Based Culinary Instructor, and is the author of “The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook: Deliciously Simple Recipes to Nourish, Comfort, Energize and Renew.”

Vicki is a graduate of Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution Certification program and is Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified. Vicki is trained in Nutrition for a Healthy Heart, and in Dietary Therapy for Reversing Common Diseases, and holds certificates in Plant-Based Nutrition (through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies), in Wellness Counseling (through Cornell University), and in Culinary Coaching (through Harvard Medical School and The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine). As a coach, Vicki works with individual clients, often helping them reverse health challenges and chronic conditions, and teaches whole food plant-based cooking classes to groups of all sizes, with a focus on helping people learn how to make eating healthy EASY.

Vicki is the creator of the Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen blog, and her recipes have been featured in The McDougall Newsletter, Center For Nutrition Studies Newsletter, and multiple magazines and cookbooks. Stay connected with Vicki at AnnArborVeganKitchen.com, for new recipes as soon as they are published, and for additional details about her new cookbook.

Michele Gallo is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Certified Plant-Based Professional, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, and Whole Food Plant-based Culinary Instructor. She is certified in Holistic Nutrition and holds certificates in Culinary Coaching from Harvard Medical School and the Institute for Lifestyle Medicine, ACLM Lifestyle Medicine for Coaches, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in Plant-Based Nutrition, and is Forks Over Knives Plant-Based Certified. She is a Conference Coordinator for the non-profit Plant-Based Prevention Of Disease.

Virtual Book Club Q&A WITH CO-AUTHOR of Think Like a Vegan

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For our February Book Club, we are pleased to be joined by Emilia A. Leese, co-author of Think Like a Vegan: What Everyone Can Learn from Vegan Ethics (co-written by Eva J. Charalambides, 2021). We had planned to discuss chapters 1-3, but now that an author will be joining us, we will spend most of the time talking with her about the book. Please send questions for her in advance to [masked], or bring them with you to the discussion. Please try to read at least some of the book before the meeting. The Book Club will discuss the book further at our May meeting (date TBD).

Book description: "What is animal agriculture, and what is its impact on the environment? ... What's the problem with organic meat? What are the economics of plant-based foods? What about honey? ... What is the relationship between veganism and feminism? ... From basic fairness to politics, economics, love and other aspects of being human, Think Like a Vegan invites the reader to set aside their preconceived notions about veganism, and to enter into an invigorating conversation about your daily ethical decisions." (from the cover)

The Book Club is a collaboration between Attorneys for Animals and VegMichigan. Please register for the Zoom meeting at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkduqupzovGdxjoWKPSBd6JoY2s2sQF-2H. After you register, you will get an email from Zoom with the link for the meeting.

We hope you can join us!

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Past events (107)

Sunday Brunch at Chive Kitchen (SOLD OUT)

Chive Kitchen