Adventures in Veganland, a group for vegans, vegetarians, veg-curious, and their supportive friends and family members living near SE Michigan, northern Ohio, and Windsor, Ontario, is hosting their 3rd annual A Very Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck and Tasting Event. The event will be held Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 1 to 3 pm at Total Health Foods in Wyandotte.
All are welcome to the event – vegans, vegetarians, or just veg-curious folks. The event was created as a way for people to try out new vegan recipes, share those recipes, and taste some great vegan food as healthier alternatives to traditional holiday fare. The event has evolved over the years to include vegan gluten-free and raw food entrees to meet the demands of those niche markets. For vegan-friendly restaurants and caterers, it is a great way to introduce new recipes to the public and to find new customers. Last year about 40 people attended.
Attendees are asked to bring a dish from one of the categories below that serves at least eight and adheres to the guidelines. However, people are always welcome to bring more than one dish if they desire. People are strongly encouraged to bring copies of their recipe(s) so others can recreate their dish at home on Thanksgiving!
The categories are as follows:
- Vegan: No meat, fish, seafood, dairy, eggs, or honey
- Vegan Gluten-free: All vegan guidelines plus no wheat, oats, or other gluten-containing products
- Raw: All guidelines above, plus all food should be raw, i.e., not cooked over 105 degrees
For those that don’t like to cook but would like to participate, you are welcome to purchase a dish from a vegan-friendly restaurant to bring along or just ask for suggestions via the Facebook page or email. To be eco-friendly, all attendees are asked to consider bringing their own non-disposal plates and utensils, as well as containers to take leftovers home.
The event is free to the public – an RSVP is appreciated, however. Vegan restaurants and caterers are asked to email VeggiePatti to confirm attendance.
VeggiePatti, the founder of Adventures in Veganland, will also be filming at the event for her TV show, Here’s to Your Health. For those who want to be on TV, now might be your chance! But for those who don’t, the crew will film around you, so don’t let that dissuade you from attending.
If you’re looking for some healthier holiday options, want to try out some vegan, vegan gluten-free, or raw food recipes, or if you just want to taste some great food, come to A Very Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck and Tasting Event. It’s a great event you won’t want to miss!
Total Health Foods is located at 2938 Biddle Ave in Wyandotte. To RSVP or for more info, visit the event page, email VeggiePatti, or call Total Health Foods at 734-246-1208.