Sunday, June 10, 2012
I'll be a speaker at this year's Richmond Vegetarian Festival. Here is a link to the page: http://www.veggiefest.org/entertainment/enter_speakers.html Here is a summary of what we will be doing: "Vegan 101: Making a Quick and Easy Balanced Vegan Meal (Cooking Demo)" So THIS is where you get your protein! In 45 minutes you will learn what foods contain essential nutrients needed for a healthy diet, what the vegan pantry should never be without, and where to stock up on these items. Using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients, we will go over flavor combinations, and preparation methods to create a fabulously delicious meal that everyone at your table will be sure to enjoy. Blogger and Vegan Chef, Jen has been a vegan for over six years. She has worked with area non-profits to help educate communities on the benefits of a vegan life style. She most recently began teaching a bi-weekly Vegan 101 cooking class through the People's School of Richmond, and has also taught vegan cooking classes at the William Byrd Community House, been featured in Style Weekly and on two local news stations for her vegan cooking. Always a foodie, she is known amongst her friends as the girl who "could make me vegan if she cooked my meals". She spends her time trying out new recipes on willing participants, updating her blog, answering random questions about veganism as featured on "Ask a Vegan Chef" on the vegan.org website, playing with her pup and planning her upcoming wedding this September... vegan wedding cake, anyone?