What we're about

Something wonderful happens when you stop consuming misery and violence!

Yes, you’ll most likely feel better physically, but that’s nothing compared to the feeling of intentionally living your values of responsibility and compassion.

Check out our Discussions Page to enjoy and share your favorite recipes (https://www.meetup.com/Vegans-Rock-Montana/messages/boards/)!

Veganism is not about judgment or personal perfection; it’s about doing what we can to reduce suffering in the world. Empowered by compassion, we CAN make a positive difference 3 times a day ~ while we defend health, protect the planet (http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/10-scary-facts-about-meat-and-the-environment/), and save lives!

Sign Up (http://mordamart.com/letlivingston.shtml) for our monthly recipe email.

Why vegan?
In America, ten billion land animals are killed for food every year, and over 98% of meat comes from factory farms.
No one denies that factory farms are a nightmare.
Those who speak of “humane meat" are referring to the living conditions of animals; they do not account for the fear they experience when betrayed, their terror during shipping, or the horrors of their slaughter.

When it comes to dairy:
Most vegetarians don't realize that there is far more animal suffering in a cheese omelet than there is in any steak. Most people are unaware of the cycle of violence (rape, confinement, kidnapping, and infanticide) that is the standard industry practice required to steal the breast milk and eggs of another species.

Sadly, it’s not just the farmed animals that suffer from our animal-based diets. Animal agriculture is a leading cause of habitat loss, wildlife depletion, and mass extinction worldwide.... not to mention the decline of human health. The proteins in animal-derived dairy cause as much cancer as smoking cigarettes; and fat and cholesterol in animal products is the major contributor to heart disease, our nation’s number one killer.

Now that you know why eating a plant-strong diet might be for you, you might want to know how to do it.
Vegans Rock Montana can help you find like-minded friends in your community - and check out our Discussions Page to enjoy and share your favorite recipes (https://www.meetup.com/Vegans-Rock-Montana/messages/boards/)!

The Great News:
It's easier than ever to go veg.
Every grocery store you’ve ever been in has an enormous vegan section…
(it’s called the produce department!)
But seriously, in Livingston and Bozeman, we are SO lucky to have soooo many fabulous organic and vegan items at great prices, at Town and Country Foods.

The Live and Let Livingston Potluck meets at 4:30pm on the Second Sunday of every month at the Park County Senior Center (https://www.facebook.com/ParkCountySeniorCenter/). We share DELICIOUS FOOD, vegan cookbooks, recipes, information, and have a 5-minute food demo at 4:45pm. Plates, silverware, napkins, cups, coffee, and tea are provided at our potluck. Each month there is an (optional) fun theme, and usually 4-5 dozen people attend. There are often several gluten-free and raw options, along with traditional favorites, and of course… cupcakes!

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** All who choose kindness are welcome; families, tourists, animal lovers, and the veg-curious. **

BRING A FRIEND, and a 100% plant-sourced dish free of flesh, fishes, eggs, animal-derived dairy, and honey.

For the benefit of those with allergies, attendees are asked to bring their recipe or a list of all ingredients used.
The theme is always optional, and those who don't want to cook can bring something to drink.

Sign Up (http://mordamart.com/letlivingston.shtml) for our monthly recipe email.

Join these Montana vegan groups online:

Helena Vegan Potluck (https://www.meetup.com/Plant-Based-Helena-Sustainable-Humane-Living/)

Kalispell Plant-Wise

Live and Let Livingston (https://www.facebook.com/Live-and-Let-Livingston-233773467383/)

Missoula Vegans (https://www.facebook.com/groups/548012048660879/)

Montana Vegans (https://www.facebook.com/groups/243613612481577/)

Plant-Powered 406 in Bozeman (https://www.facebook.com/Plant-Powered-406-273393246133323/)

Vegan in Billings (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609257792428565/)

Upcoming events (2)

Live and Let Livingston Hosts 12th Annual ThanksLiving Dinner

Park County Senior Center

This potluck will feature all the traditional holiday flavors and favorites: Holiday Roasts, yams and mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green bean casserole, pumpkin and pecan pies and cranberries! The monthly Live and Let Livingston Vegan Food Potluck will take place at the Park County Senior Center, 206 South Main Street, on Sunday, November 8 at 4:30pm. All who choose kindness are welcome; families, tourists, animal lovers, and the veg-curious. Potluck attendees are asked to bring a friend and a 100% plant-sourced dish free of flesh, fishes, eggs, animal-derived dairy, and honey. For the benefit of those with food allergies, people are also asked to bring their recipe or a list of all ingredients used. The theme is always optional, and those who don't want to cook can bring something to drink. Live and Let Livingston meets on the second Sunday of every month, at 4:30pm. Delicious food, educational resources, and recipes are shared with those who care about their health, the planet, and most of all, the animals. Compostable paper plates, cups, “real” silverware utensils, napkins, and warming trays are provided, along with hot tea, coffee, and non-dairy creamers. Anywhere from 2-4 dozen people attend and there are usually several gluten-free and raw dishes offered, along with the inevitable… cupcakes! For more information or cruelty-free recipes, join Live and Let Livingston on Facebook and Vegans Rock Montana on MeetUp.com, (where recipes are listed on the discussion pages) or call Bonnie Goodman at[masked] to be added to the monthly recipe email list.

Live and Let Livingston hosts A WayFare Spectacular!

Park County Senior Center

WayFare is a Montana company that makes delicious dips, cheese spreads, and desserts, all from a creamy base of oatmeal and butterbeans. Their delicious products are plantnt-based, organic, non GMO, and free of palm oil! The monthly Live and Let Livingston Vegan Food Potluck will take place at the Park County Senior Center, 206 South Main Street, on Sunday, December 13 at 4:30pm. The theme is always optional, and the recipe demo will be a beautiful breadbowl appetizer featuring WayFare French Onion spread. All who choose kindness are welcome; families, tourists, animal lovers, and the veg-curious. Potluck attendees are asked to bring a friend and a 100% plant-sourced dish free of flesh, fishes, eggs, animal-derived dairy, and honey. For the benefit of those with food allergies, people are also asked to bring their recipe or a list of all ingredients used. The theme is always optional, and those who don't want to cook can bring something to drink. Live and Let Livingston meets on the second Sunday of every month, at 4:30pm. Delicious food, educational resources, and recipes are shared with those who care about their health, the planet, and most of all, the animals. Compostable paper plates, cups, “real” silverware utensils, napkins, and warming trays are provided, along with hot tea, coffee, and non-dairy creamers. Anywhere from 2-4 dozen people attend and there are usually several gluten-free and raw dishes offered, along with the inevitable… cupcakes! For more information or cruelty-free recipes, join Live and Let Livingston on Facebook and Vegans Rock Montana on MeetUp.com, (where recipes are listed on the message board pages) or call Bonnie Goodman at[masked] to be added to the monthly recipe email list.

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