Thursday, February 1, 2007

Vegan Potlucks

Hosted by Niagara Action for Animals, the potlucks are held on the first Friday of every month at the Unitarian Congregation of Niagara, located at 223 Church Street in St. Catharines beside Delta Bingo. They begin at 7:00 pm and are usually followed by a short documentary film addressing various animal, environmental and social issues.

Vegan potlucks are a great way of socializing, meeting like-minded people, trying new and delicious foods and participating in a free exchange of ideas while saving the lives of countless animals. The events are free and everyone is welcome.

If you bring a dish of food, make enough to serve 8-10 people. If you’re not sure what to bring, a fruit tray or veggie platter is an easy alternative to cooking or baking. Non-alcoholic beverages are also needed. If you bring a beverage, a large carton or jug of juice or flavoured soymilk will do just fine*.

* Note: Out of respect for the church's ban on bottled water, please refrain from bringing any to the potlucks.

Also, please bring a small piece of paper or index card with a list of ingredients and potential allergens (nuts, wheat, etc.) to place beside your dish. A stove and microwave are available if your food needs to be warmed. Non-disposable plates, bowls, glasses, cutlery, and cloth napkins are provided.

A Word about Vegan Meals: In consideration of all animals, meals should be free of meat (including fish and chicken), and products that come from animals, such as eggs, honey and dairy. Also avoid using soy cheeses with ‘casein’ (a milk protein) listed as an ingredient. Providing a vegan meal will allow everyone to enjoy your food. To help you with meal ideas, there are plenty of great vegan recipe books available or you can go online to any number of vegan websites (keywords: vegan recipes).

Your participation in cleaning up after each event (doing dishes, sweeping, rearranging chairs, etc) would be greatly appreciated. It can take a few people several hours to clean up, or it can take all of us only 30 minutes!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great potluck last night (November 2nd)! Looking forward to more in the future--thanks!