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As part of the International Gourmet Appetizer Reception at our 25th Anniversary and Food Festival you will have the chance to sample Blackbird’s delicious Vegan pizza. Yes, it will be Vegan – who thought Vegan could taste this good!! Have you registered yet? click here to register www.vssj.com
Thank you Blackbird!! To see their entire menu visit www.blackbirdpizzeria.com/
Blackbird offers 10% discount to VSSJ members – just show your membership card.
Buffet Dinner catered by Rachel’s Pantry includes:
Italian Wheat Balls in Tomato Gravy, Lentil Rice “Meat” Loaf with mushroom gravy,
Hearts of Palm “Crab Cakes” with sauce, Smashed Creamy Potatoes (all Gluten Free)
and Garlicky Steamed Broccoli. Our event committee had a sampling of the menu and it was delicious!! www.missrachelspantry.com
Dessert is Homemade Apple Cobbler
topped with “Ice Cream” and Cupcakes.
Hot and Cold Beverages
You will be receiving some personal care samples from Dr Bronner’s in your swag bags at our 25th anniversary celebration http://www.drbronner.com/
to register www.vssj.com
Manna Organics is donating their delicious and healthy sprouted breads for you to sample as part of our International Gourmet Appetizer Reception at our 25th anniversary celebration. Manna organics has perfected their recipes to produce great tasting flourless breads. They are also including a coupon for your giveaway (swag) bag. www.mannaorganicbakery.com/ www.facebook.com/MannaOrganics
As part of our International Gourmet Appetizer Reception you will be able to sample several varieties of Earth Balance’s buttery spreads. their delicious soy milk and other surprises. Plus a coupon for your giveaway (swag) bag 😮
About Earth Balance®:Based in Boulder, Colo., Earth Balance® produces a line of delicious buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters, soymilk, coconut spread and alternative mayonnaise. All Earth Balance® products are plant-based, vegan, made without artificial ingredients or hydrogenated oils, free of gluten, lactose and eggs, offering a delicious alternative for health conscious individuals and those with food sensitivities. Earth Balance products are a tasty complement to cooking, recipes and enjoyed on their own. Earth Balance strongly supports the Non-GMO Project and sustainable agriculture practices, and all Earth Balance products are made without genetically modified ingredients. Earth Balance promotes a plant-based diet and earth-friendly lifestyle through the online social community Made Just Right™. Earth Balance is a division of Smart Balance Inc. (NasdaqGM: SMBL). For more information, visit www.EarthBalanceNatural.com and www.MadeJustRight.com.
The Vegetarian Resource Group donated these great cookbooks for our event. Plus all attendees will receive a copy of their Vegetarian Journal in their swag bags. www.VRG.org
Here’s a quick peek at some of the items that Nature’s Gate has donated to our 25th celebration before they get put together into a beautiful basket for your bidding – or will it be one of the door prizes?? to register www.vssj.com
Plus everyone will receive 2 samples in their swag bags :o)
Eden Foods has made a generous donation to our 25th anniversary. A basket of goodies for our auction and samples of their organic pasta for our giveaway (swag) bags. We will have some other surprises for the swag bags and I will continue to keep you informed as the donations come in.
Eden Foods is a principled, 43 year independent natural food company offering 250+ authentic, organic, traditional, kosher, pure foods. Eden brand is never adulterated with irradiation, preservatives, toxic additives, food colorings, refined sugars, or genetically engineered ingredients. The best food, the best service. edenfoods.com
VSSJ has teamed up with Wholefoods Market in Marlton to offer fun and informative events for Meatless Mondays. Our next event is Monday August 15th at 7:00pm Discover the nutritional benefits of sprouting and learn this easy kitchen gardening technique that anyone can do. Sampling will be provided! Sign up at the Customer Service booth at Wholefoods, call 856.797.1115 or email: MarltonEvents@wholefoods.com
The owners of Cheyenne’s Road Market are donating a basket of produce to our 25th anniversary celebration!! Do I hear $25?? $40?? Whoever wins this basket is getting the best produce in the area …. check out their FB page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cheyennes-Road-Market/102308267576?ref=ts&sk=wall#!/pages/Cheyennes-Road-Market/102308267576
for more info on our anniversary celebration www.vssj.com
Hurraw Lip Balm is all natural, vegan, and made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients.
TofuXpress is a gourmet food press for vegetarians, macrobiotics, gourmet cooks, and anyone who loves or would like to try to cook with tofu and other vegetables. Also, their website contains delicious tofu recipes. Great for making paneer cheese too. www.tofuxpress.com
Scoville Blues will be entertaining us during the first part of our 25th celebration by offering us a nice variety of popular music as well as some of their specialty songs. www.scovilleblues.com
Betsy Brody photography donated a $200 gift certificate for an in home photo session which includes an 8×10 print www.betsybrodyphoto.com
Eden Foods is donating a food basket for our 25th anniversary. Eden Foods provides the cleanest most nutritious foods and accurate information about them, their uses, their benefits. www.edenfoods.com/
The Alternative Baking company has donated a basket for our 25th Anniversary, Yuuuuum!! They are dedicated to helping make the dairy and meat industries obsolete by providing gourmet quality, vegan alternatives to traditional baked goods that taste great! www.alternativebaking.com
The Pop Shop has donated a $20 gift certificate to our 25th Anniversary. The Pop Shop is a quirky American-diner comfort cuisine with many vegetarian and vegan options on their menu: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner – Ice Cream
729 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108 www.thepopshopusa.com
YOGAWOOD in Collingswood has donated 3 classes for our 25th Anniversary. Their location is 688 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108 http://yogawood.com/
3 books have been donated by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for our 25th Anniversary – they are all autographed by Dr Neil Barnard. Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. www.PCRM.org
The Vegetarian Society of South Jersey has teamed up with Wholefoods Market in Marlton, NJ for meatless Mondays. On Monday June 27th participants got to sample meat alternatives for the 4th of July -compliments of Wholefoods. Janet Erickson, President of VSSJ presented an informative talk on the benefits of a vegetarian diet (other than health). Participants received lots of great handouts to read at home and a lot to think about concerning their food choices. Below is info on upcoming workshops.
Call wholefoods to register 856-797-1115…
July 11th ” Whole Grains” presented by the Vegetarian Society
of South Jersey! Learn about all the whole grain options out there and how easy they are to prepare. Do you know which ancient grain is a complete protein? Find out the answer and much more. Enter our contest to see how many grains you can identify and win a Whole Foods Market gift bag! Great recipes and a cooking demonstration will be provided by our own Chef Erin! Cooking Class: Whole Grains for a Healthy Diet
July 18th “Vegetarian Diet 101”
Attend this workshop courtesy of the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey to learn more about the health benefits of a meat-free diet. Receive a free Vegetarian Starter Kit and Whole Foods Market goodie bag. Tasty samples and recipes will be provided!
July 25th VSSJ & Chef Erin will be creating quick & easy vegetarian meals. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll also learn options for eating healthy throughout the hot summer days.
Michael Greger, MD, Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Humane Society of the United States. Physician, author, and internationally-recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. In an engaging interactive quiz show format, he will offer practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our family.
Seating is limited. Register here.
$35 for members, $40 for non-members.
and Gourmet International Food Tasting
Sunday, September 18, 2pm-7pm
Collingswood Community Center
30 Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
(convenient access to Patco train station)
Please join us for the festivities that include:
|Delicious samplings of Vegan Food, Speakers, Cooking Demonstration, Live Music, Silent Auction, Vendors, 50/50, Giveaways, Book Sale, Mingling, and More!|
Seating is limited. Register here.
$35 for members, $40 for non-members.
Volunteer, advertise in our Event Program or become a Sponsor.
For more info: email@example.com, 877-999-8775.
To view the speakers that will be presenting click here
Cherron Perry-Thomas, Co-founder of Dandelion Bunch, an education and outreach group promoting plant-based diets. Speaker, advocate, and educator on food preparation. dandelionbunch.com Cherron will be discussing the importance of incorporating raw food into your diet and demonstrating several delicious recipes.
Seating is limited. Register here.
Below is the recipe for one of the donated items for our Vegan Bake sale held at our Spring potluck on Saturday April 16th. This recipe is adapted from the “VegNews Cookie Cookbook”. You can substitute orange juice for the bourbon.
2 1/2 cups pecans, toasted and finely chopped
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla
7 ounces dark chocolate
1. In a medium bowl, stir together pecans, graham
cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and salt until well
combined. Add maple syrup, bourbon, and vanilla,
stirring thoroughly. Use your hands to make sure the
mixture becomes fully incorporated.
2. Form mixture into walnut-sized balls, then place on a
cookie sheet and freeze for 2 hours.
3. In the top of a double boiler or in a medium stainless steel
bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water, melt
chocolate. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Dip the frozen balls into the melted chocolate, then
place onto prepared baking sheet. Let sit for 15 minutes
or until firm.
You can purchase this book and any other items from Amazon and support VSSJ. All you need to do is go to Amazon from our website and VSSJ will receive a % of your total order. This is a great way to support our organization at no cost to you. Just click here.
For information on our next vegan bake sale click here.