Friday, March 16, 2012

March 15, 2012 - POTLUCK


Tonight we had a great potluck and discussion!  Salads, rice, chickpea tacos, steamed swiss chard, fruit and a huge veggie tray with hummus.  Thank you to everyone who brought all the yummy food.

Next Thursday we will be watching "Hungry For Change".  Please join us!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 7, 2012 - Vegucated

Tonight we watched Vegucated, a documentary that follows three meat-eating New Yorkers on a 6 week vegan diet journey. It is a great documentary, full of information on the health, environmental and ethical benefits of vegan living.

As always, we had a nice discussion following the viewing. Thanks to everyone for a great night!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 10, 2012 - Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue viewing

Tonight we watched The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue with Rip Esselstyn. Rip visited the homes of two families and helped them get rid of the unhealthy foods, went to the grocery store to educate them on better choices and finally, helped them prepare plant-strong meals in their own kitchens. The whole process was very eye-opening, particularly to see what people had previously thought were health foods (olive oil, low-fat dairy, vegan butter/margarine for example).

Rip taught the families how to read labels, which reminded me of a post that Jeff Novick, MS, RD* wrote about reading labels. I always thought I knew how to read labels, but Jeff brings it to a whole new level, in an easy, straight-forward way. I highly recommend reading his Understanding Food Labels post.

Has anyone else watched The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue? What did you think?


*Jeff Novick, MS, RD serves as Vice President for Executive Health Exams International and lectures at the McDougall Program and at the Engine 2 Immersion program. He is also the Director of Nutrition for the Meals for Health community project which is helping empower low-income families to achieve optimal health.