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SHARING: JL Goes Vegan: Working your passion: I want your questions + Vegan news you can use (3/17/13)

From: Ann V S.
Sent on: Monday, March 18, 2013 10:25 AM
Dear Vegan Lifers and Friends,

I am tickled pink to let you all know about a wonderful person who is a new member of our Colorado vegan community, JL Fields!

Peter and I met her this past Friday, and we all got to hang out a bit more at Neat Market yesterday (she writes about NM in her blog).  Such fun!

Below I have shared her blog notice I signed up for.  I'm sending it for you to see, but also in case some of you want to sign up for it as well.

JL is in Colorado Springs, where she offers vegan cooking classes.  The Colorado Springs Vegans and Vegetarians Meetup group members are lucky to have her posting her classes on their activities.  We are also very lucky here in our area to have our own Debbie Devore sharing her cooking classes on our local activities!

JL will be doing a cooking demo at our 2013 VegFest Colorado so we will get a chance to meet her and see what she does!  For now, we have her blog!  Enjoy!!

For those of you who have not been able to attend Debbie's classes in our area, she will be doing a cooking demo at VegFest Colorado 2013 as well!

Keep an eye on the VegFest Colorado site for updates on this year's event:

Thank you all for being part of our "A Vegan Life" meetup community!!

Happy Spring Week to you all,


6 & 7 July 2013! See you there!

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JL Goes Vegan: Working your passion: I want your questions + Vegan news you can use (3/17/13)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! No green beer for me today but I am hoping to find something green and yummy at the Neat Market and/or Nooch in Denver today!

I want to thank you for the overwhelming response to my new vegan Kitchen Coaching and Weekly Home Cooked Meals service in Colorado Springs. I am so excited to work with my new clients!  Looking for a little help in the kitchen? Read more here!

I also want to thank you for understanding about my lack of news links last week. Sometimes a girl just needs to snowshoe. Today I am going to share links to news and blogs but, first, I have a question:

What do you want to know about professionalizing your passion?

Last year I made a decision to walk away from a good-paying job and a retirement plan to work my passion – to help people along their vegan journey which I know will lead to the reduction of violence against animals. A dream come true! I wrote about how I went about this and dubbed the transition How to Retire Before you Retire.

Many of you have reached out to me for career coaching to do the same thing; you want to re-imagine work and professionalize your passion. But I know more of you, my fellow vegan activists, want help making small steps toward changing the world for animals. So I thought I would write a few posts here on how I moved from full-time higher education fundraiser to part-time nonprofit and education consultant and part-time vegan cook, coach, educator, and writer. What do you want me to share here that will help you?  Please leave your requests in the comments below, or email me.

And now, the news!

This week’s vegan links and news

If you’re hungry, try these recipes:

This week on the blogs

JL goes Vegan

TUESDAY:  Vegan Lifestyle Class Begins + Peanut Butter Advocacy (Curry Peanut Butter recipe!)

Curry Peanut Butter with Herb crackers 500

WEDNESDAY: Cooking while not in the kitchen: the rice cooker to the rescue! (Garlic Lentils & Kale Recipe)

Rice Cooker Garlic Lentils & Kale

FRIDAY: Colorado Springs, I’m ready to cook for YOU! Announcing Plant-Based Kitchen Coaching and Weekly Home Cooked Meal Services!

JL Fields Vegan Cooking Services in Colorado Springs

SATURDAY: Vegan-Friendly Tabor Mountain Bakehouse Relocates to Colorado Avenue

Vegan Soup, Salad, and Bread at Tabor Mountain Bakehouse

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