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VSEP virtual cooking course with GI’s Jackie Cordova – Peruvian Cuisine (see details below)

Vegan Compassionate Thanksgiving @ OGC (see details below)


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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving life on our planet by educating the public about the benefits of adopting a plant-based lifestyle. We promote compassion toward animals, the environment, and humanity by choosing to live cruelty-free. Adopting a plant-based diet makes perfect sense for many reasons. Vegetarians and vegans enjoy great health, inner peace, and a strong connection with the earth and the environment. We come from all walks of life and all areas of the world. We are all ages, colors, and cultures. Regardless of your reason for your interest in vegetarianism, we invite you to explore our site, contact us, attend our dinners and meet nationally and internationally known vegetarians, get involved and join our society. See for yourself how going vegetarian or vegan truly is the best thing you can do for yourself, the animals, and the earth.

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VSEP virtual cooking course with GI’s Jackie Cordova 

A walk through Peruvian Cuisine

Reservations are now open.

  • Sunday October 24th, 11:30 am
  • Via zoom, link will be provided at registration
  • Deadline for reservations: 23th October 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $10 all

Menu:

Drink:  Chicha morada
Appetizer: Ceviche
Main dish with side: Seco de Champiñones con Tacu-Tacu
Dessert: Alfajores or mazamorra morada
Peru is divided in three sections:
–  Coast
–  Andes
–  Jungle
Jackie will talk about the region of some of the dishes and ingredients as she uses to them.

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VSEP’s Compassionate Thanksgiving Dinner is back!

 Traditional purely plant-based buffet dinner @ One Grub Community

featuring

Victor Flores, Vegan Outreach

Victor is the Western Online & Community Outreach Specialist for Vegan Outreach. Victor, his partner Karla, and their children are a vegan family of six. The family’s projects include being the co-founders of Camp V, an all vegan summer camp for kids, co-founder of the Plant Powered Pop-up Market in Albuquerque and most recently, his family’s Root 66 vegan food truck also in Albuquerque.

With Vegan Outreach, he has been able to work with a variety of organizations and groups outside of the vegan movement with the goal of getting them acquainted with and to promote veganism. Along with Karla, they helped launch Vegan Outreach’s new 10 Weeks to Vegan en Español program for Spanish speakers in the U.S. that are seeking to go vegan. He is also in charge of the Vegan Food Aid Program in the Southwest and Albuquerque, helping undocumented families and the Navajo Nation.

  • Saturday November 20th, 6 pm
  • One Grub Community,
  • Deadline for reservations: 16th November 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $35 all inclusive – adults; $25 – children under 12
  • Make your reservations here
Menu
  • Garden-Herb-Citrus-Pistachio seitan roast slices with savory pan gravy
  • Roast garlic- garden garlic chive mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Italian sausage-local mushroom stuffing
  • Green bean casserole with local mushrooms
  • Smoky braised greens
  • Candied masala sweet potatoes with warm coconut cream
  • Dinner rolls
  • Dessert – TBD

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Join VSEP today and receive these member benefits: Subscription to VegNews, Discount prices for our quarterly dinners, and discounts at local vegan friendly restaurants.

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VSEP has a new YouTube channel!

Did you miss a recent event? VSEP now has a YouTube channel were we will post videos of our invited quarterly dinner speakers. We are in the process of refining our recordings but if you want to check out the talk by Thomas Tadlock or Clifton Roberts, please subscribe to our new EP Veg Society channel at this link.

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From the Prez

Welcome to Spring! VSEP is blossoming with your help. More and more people are turning to a vegan lifestyle as they learn about the contributions of animal agriculture to climate change, how animals across the global are declining because of human impacts to habitat, and how their own physical and mental health can benefit from a plant-based diet.

More than 90 VSEP members and friends attended our Virtual Compassionate Thankings Dinner featuring Dr. Michael Greger. It was a pleasure hosting his virtual visit but it would be great to see him again in person!

We would love to have more frequent and diverse events but we need your ideas, leadership, and participation.

Do you have ideas for celebrating the Great American Meat-out in March, Earth Day in April, or how to reach out to youth or other groups, or for updating our webpage?

If so, we welcome you join us at our board meetings. We have many openings for leadership opportunities and welcome your ideas and suggestions. Our Board meetings are being held virtually at this time.  Check out our calendar of events at www.vsep.org for details on these meetings and all of our upcoming events.

Once again, thanks to all of you for helping VSEP a successful organization – we can’t do it without you! Please join us at our monthly board meetings, volunteer, host a potluck, or attend one of our events. New ideas are always welcome and the more you participate, the more we can do to promote a more healthy and compassionate vegan lifestyle.

Liz Walsh

VSEP President

P.S. Have some extra time this spring, volunteer with VSEP! See our open positions by going to vsep.org and clicking on the VSEP leadership link.

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VSEP-July2016Hosts Greg Lawson & Tom Linney with guest Hal Marcus in the KTEP studio.
Listen to  Greg, Tom, and Liz talking about the health, ethical and compassionate benefits of eating a plant-based diet.  
 Tune in to KTEP 88.5 for ACT Radio 
(Animal Concerns of Texas) on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
or, later, go to the archives at KTEP and click on the listen button

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Veg News Items

Online shopping ?AmazonSmile

VSEP is participating in the Amazon Smile program! If you shop online at Amazon, 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases will be donated to VSEP.  All you have to do is visit smile.amazon.com and start shopping!

Need Cooking Inspiration or Vegan Friendly Material?

Library

It’s at your public library!
They have many vegan cookbooks in both print and ebook formats. You can also download free digital copies of Vegetarian Times and other magazines.
Visit your nearest branch or elpasolibrary.org for more information.

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Featured Blogs/Post:

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Roman and Adriana Wilcox believe that every human has the right to good, clean, hearty food. Their belief and the classic Bob Marley song “One Love” helped create One Grub Community. The One Grub Community call themselves El Paso’s first meatless merchants, selling planted-based vegan food and strive to provide peace, love and grub. They’re a part of a small vegan community that’s growing in El Paso. “Food is a right, not a luxury. Access to healthy food is a human right and (Roman) shows…

Shared from https://www.theprospectordaily.com/2017/11/27/one-grub-strives-to-to-provide-peace-love-and-grub/

El Paso Veg Snob by Lisa Martinez  Find out what’s cooking around El Paso with the city’s best blogger! Read Lisa’s review of the Singapore Cafe here!
Read about the environmental impacts of meat in the Washington Post.

A Transatlantic Conversation on Veganism: The Final Frontier with Charlie Moores and Jaime Newlin.