Wednesday, March 07, 2012



Spring is on it's way…come celebrate the upcoming Equinox with friends, family and neighbours at Denman's Community Vegan Potluck Series, on Sunday, March 18th!

As always, food lovers of every persuasion are invited. Four times a year the potluck series provides a wonderful opportunity to meet new folks and share a delicious meal accessible to all. Any 100% plant-based salad, entree, dessert or single item dish is a suitable contribution to our animal-friendly smorgasbords (excluding gelatin, honey, eggs and dairy, please). Nothing fancy required, unless you are so inspired! Please include an ingredient list with your contribution, and feel free to call for ideas or assistance.

2012 marks the 27th anniversary of "Meatout" - an international observance dedicated to advancing the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet on or around the Spring Equinox each year. Since it's inception in 1985, "Meatout" has grown to become the world's largest grassroots healthy diet campaign. To celebrate the occassion, Denman's potluck series is pleased to present the award-winning Best Documentary at last September's Toronto Independent Film Festival. 

"Vegucated" is a feature-length film that follows three meat and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There's Brian, the pro-bacon bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, "Vegucated" showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three very different people who come together to share one journey and ultimately discover their own individual paths towards a kinder, cleaner, and greener world, one bite at a time.

Dinner gets underway at 6:30 pm, and admission is by donation. Thanks for attending 'scent-free' for the comfort of chemically-sensitive folks in our community who also look forward to sharing great food and company at our potlucks. For further information, visit or call 335-1209.


Black Jack's Carol said...

I watched this movie in Vancouver. It's the best I've seen on the subject. It has all the characteristics of fine movie making - strong story line, suspense, humour, and characters that you will care about. It did push me over the edge from long-time vegetarian to never-going-back-again vegan. Do go see the movie. You are in for a treat!

Just in case anyone can help me with the only item I am missing desperately:

I'm still looking for a milk-substitute that will make a decent latte. The soy one that JJBean and a few other places sells is drinkable, but it's full of unhealthy stuff including sugar. All suggestions appreciated, but they must be unsweetened and I've already tried almond milk (hate it), coconut milk (hate it), hemp milk (hate it), brown-rice milk (bearable) and oat milk (best so far, but homemade version was awful, and the Oatley's brand that I now drink has rapeseed oil). There must be something else out there that blends more successfully with coffee! Wish I had a science background. Would love to research this. Is there anyone working on it, I wonder?

Islander said...

I have a friend who makes a mean vegan latte, Carol…I'll get back to you on this one! :)-Fireweed

Black Jack's Carol said...

Thank you, Islander! That is greatly appreciated!