What we're about

This group, Whole Food Plant Based Education is for anyone interested in exploring the nutritional aspects of plants and how their consumption can set your body up to heal itself . A Whole Food Plant Based lifestyle can heal the body and maintain optimal health. That means eating a diet compromised of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and berries.

We will discuss the whole food plant based lifestyle, the mental shift required and ways to make this diet easier in NYC.


Nutrition Education

Cooking classes

Group Discussions

Breakout conversations

Our goal:

Educate, create community, hold various cooking events from demonstrations to potlucks, movies, conferences and speakers.

Upcoming events (5)

x-Post: Wellness Wednesday with Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Presented by the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Plant Powered Metro New York leads one of three Wellness Wednesday programs this month, focused on the mind, body, and soul. We'll explore healthy eating practices with Iraina Rosenthal-Tawil, RD, and offer meal demos from two community chefs, Brandy Cochrane of Plant Candy and Ed Cooper of Brooklyn Blend, all moderated by Lianna Levine Reisner, PPMNY Network Director. Register for this event at the link provided. Webinar log-in info: http://www.zoom.us/join Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Dial-in option:[masked]

x-Post: Power-Up Westchester!

Online event

This event is presented by Plant Powered Metro New York. Attention Westchester County residents: PPMNY is ready to take plant-based nutrition education to your community. Bring your ideas for where we can get started, and we'll share how you can get more involved with our volunteer team. Join in this engaging conversation with Karen Stern, our new Southern Westchester Organizer, and Lianna Levine Reisner, PPMNY Network Director. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to participants on the day of this event. Register here: https://bit.ly/2YSKR8V

x-Post: Culinary Master Class with Chef Carole

Online event

This event is presented by Plant Powered Metro New York. Since March, we've watched Chef Carole Levy prepare some of the most delicious plant-based recipes with seasonal ingredients and tried out new skills and flavors. Now it's your turn to join in her two-hour master class with a small group of people to get personalized coaching online -- the next best thing to having her in your kitchen! In this special mini-fundraiser for Plant Powered Metro New York, we're making Indian Shepherd Pie with lentils, greens, and a classic mashed potato topping. The ingredients list will be sent one week in advance. Recipes will be sent the day before the class, along with the Zoom link. To participate, here's what you'll need: Please practice setting up your computer or phone so that you can have a steady camera view of you and your cooking space/counter that can be rotated if needed. We're asking everyone to log in 20-30 minutes before the class starts to ensure that your technology is working properly and your view is optimal so there are no distractions from Chef Carole's coaching. We want to use the time well and wisely! Please review these more detailed tech considerations before signing up for the class. Assemble your basic kitchen tools: a cutting board, a sharp chef's knife, a serrated knife, a 4-quart pot, a sauté pan, a casserole pan, and a working stove. Four spots are available with a $200 donation ($150 is tax-deductible). A fifth spot is sponsored by an anonymous donor and available to the lucky winner of a raffle. Purchase a raffle ticket for $10, and we'll notify you by Sunday, September 27th if you've won a spot! If you would like to purchase more than one $10 raffle ticket, please add an additional donation divisible by 10 on the check-out page. Questions? Please contact Lynn Diamond, PPMNY Associate Network Director, [masked]. **Due to the small class size, we will keep a wait list. If you receive a spot and find out later that you can't use it, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the spot to someone else. We will open a second class on Thursday, October 22, if enough people join the wait list. Registration link: https://bit.ly/2FHwuOc

x-Post: Skip the Waste: How to Make a No-Packaging Vegetable Stew

This event is presented by Plant Powered Metro New York. If you're on the path to vibrant health with plant-based nutrition, you've probably noticed that eating more whole foods can reduce the amount of packaging you're taking home from the store. What's more, the ecological benefits of eating a plant-based diet include a big reduction in our carbon footprint and our personal contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. But what would it take to get to the next level, zero-waste -- that is, no single-use packaging at all? Learn the simple formula to making a hearty no-package vegetable stew -- perfect for the fall season -- in this engaging demo led by sustainability leader, author, and TEDx speaker Joshua Spodek, PhD. Register here: https://bit.ly/3iOlVHu

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