Food and Nutrition

If you’re not vegan yet, I bet this movie will convince you

Or maybe not, who knows! But this movie does seem to be very convincing to a lot of people. See if it works for you, maybe!

Community screening SATURDAY in Ithaca:

DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) & Club Veg Film Series
FORKS OVER KNIVES: Join the Conversation That’s Changing the Way America Eats

Saturday, April 13th, 7 – 9 PM

At the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca ANNEX Building, 208 East Buffalo Street, 2nd floor, Ithaca

FORKS OVER KNIVES examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

“A film that can save your life” ~ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“I Loved it and I need all of you to see it” ~ Dr. Oz, The Dr. Oz Show

“Great movie” ~ Mark Bittman, New York Times columnist

“Convincing, radical, and politically volatile” ~ John Anderson, Variety

Who: Open to the public, childcare available
Cost: FREE (optional desserts and popcorn available for sale)
Reservations: Reservations for childcare REQUIRED by Wednesday April 10th.
Reservations for attending helpful for setup purposes. Reserve by emailing For more information call 272-1126 before 10 PM
Make sure to include your name, number in your party, if you want to reserve childcare (and how many children and what ages).

DOVE & Club Veg planning meeting precedes the movie starting at 5:30. If you would like to get involved with DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values through Eating) an Action Team of the Unitarian Social Justice Council OR Club Veg as a volunteer, come to a meeting for volunteers. Delicious vegan dinner available for $10/each. Reservations required if you would like to order a dinner. See reservation information above.


Ithaca Vegan Drinks March Meetup

ithaca-vegan-drinks-peopleIthaca Vegan Drinks March Meetup will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7-9pm:

We’ll be heading over to Northstar for our next event! Vegan, vegetarians, and the veg-curious are invited for socializing and networking. Northstar will be reserving an area of their bar for us and they have vegan & GF options on their menu. Hope to see you there!

Click here to RSVP.

Photo: Ann Fisher, Briana Boaz and Evan Schapiro at Ithaca Beer Co., at the Ithaca Vegan Drinks Meetup in December, 2012.

Food Not Bombs seeking donations

This just in from Food Not Bombs Ithaca! Please donate if you can, or pass this on to people who can donate, if you can’t. Thanks!

This Saturday, as many of you probably know, Watermargin will be hosting a teach in on Antifascism in Greece and Europe. Ithaca’s Food Not Bombs chapter will be providing dinner for the attendees, and we’ve been out of commission for a while, so we’re going to need to rustle up some food in time for the event. If anyone has anything they’d like to donate in support- staples such as rice or flour, spices, herbs – or can contribute knowhow as to where we might be able to get food, it’d be greatly appreciated! Any interested parties can contact me at 508-395-9802. Love and Solidarity, Sophie Griswold – svg6 at

Top 5 Vegetarian Eateries: Do you agree?

Is it possible I never blogged “Ithaca Goes Green: Top 5 Vegetarian Eateries” by Meghan Flynn, for the Cornell Daily Sun? Anyway, if I didn’t, here it is! It’s great, go Meghan!

Her picks: Moosewood Restaurant, Collegetown Bagels, Stella’s, Aladdin’s Natural Eatery, and Viva Taqueria. I confess I have never been in the fancy side of Stella’s – I was always a cafe kinda person, over on the left side, so all I remember from their menu is a berry-flavored carbonated drink called a “zot” which I think I liked more for its name than for anything else. But the others are awesome (just had Aladdin’s yesterday, actually!). I also love the vegan options at New Delhi Diamond’s, Waffle Frolic, Little Thai House, Thai Cuisine, Capital Corner, Samurai Japanese Restaurant, and Greenstar Coop. Who else is missing from this list?

This Is What Vegans Eat

This Is What Vegans Eat

anjali-sareen-vegan-huffpoCheck out Anjali Sareen’s This Is What Vegans Eat article and slideshow on Huffington Post. She does a great job of showing a wide variety of foods that vegans enjoy and that are also really accessible to non-vegans. Get ready for some more photos of chocolate chip cookies, lasagne, tacos, and ice cream that will get your tummy rumbling.

Save the date: DOVE Movie screening March 9th

This just in from DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) & Club Veg Film Series:

Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Learn how to eat for health, and prevent and in some cases reverse* heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, overweight and obesity More

Tomorrow in Ithaca

Club Veg & DOVE (Demonstrating Our Values Through Eating) Organizational Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 2nd floor, 208 Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Cost: $10 if you would like a dinner, free if not. Please bring cash, exact change.
Reservations: Required if you want a dinner. Appreciated if you are coming but not eating. Email or call 272-1126 before 10 pm. Make sure to specify name, date and name of event, and your phone number.
What: Organizational meeting for those interested in volunteering to help Club Veg and/or DOVE achieve their goals of educating people about healthy plant-based nutrition.
Dinner Menu: Fettucini Alredo (nut-based), Garlic Bread, Salad. At least 80% will be organic, all will be vegan and gluten-free, salad dressing will be oil-free.

Club Veg & DOVE Film Series: Maximum Nutrition featuring Michael Greger, MD
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 7 – 9:45 pm
Location: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca Annex, 2nd floor, 208 Buffalo Street, Ithaca
Cost: the movie is free. Dessert is available for $5. Please bring cash, exact change.
Reservations: Required if you want dessert. Appreciated if you are coming. Email or call 272-1126 before 10 pm. Make sure to specify name, date and name of event, and your phone number.
What: Maximum Nutrition – A compelling and funny movie. Dessert is Creme Brulee (yes, it’s vegan and gluten-free). We’ll have cookies too for a lower price.

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Club Veg is an all volunteer educational non-profit that works to educate about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Even if you don’t want to go vegan, why not come and learn about how to eat plant-based more often? The public is always welcome at Club Veg events. The organizational meetings are for people who would like to get involved in volunteering for Club Veg. To contact Club Veg, email or call 272-1126 in the evenings before 10 pm or on weekends.