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Vegetarian Cooking Class: Stick-to-Your-Rib Meals

Saturday, March 05, 2005
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Type:
Colleen A. Patrick-Goudreau
Location Details:
First Unitarian Church of Oakland 685 14th St. at Castro. Right off the freeway and just a couple blocks from BART.

March Vegetarian Cooking Class: Stick-to-Your-Ribs Meals

Our emotional connection to food is incredibly strong, as it often triggers some of our fondest memories. There is absolutely no reason to give this up when we eliminate meat and dairy from our diet. We can still have our (chocolately chocolate) cake and eat it, too!

Join Compassionate Cooks ( in our March class as we re-visit the foods that, as my grandfather used to say, "put hair on your chest." Of course, as a 5-year-old girl, this didn't exactly appeal to me (and still doesn't), but you get the point! :) We'll also debunk myths regarding plant-based eating, eat lots of food samples, and have a lot of fun!

On the Menu for March's Class
Our March cooking class is yet another testament to the abundance of fabulously delicious, filling, and nutritious food you enjoy when you leave behind the meat and dairy. Bring a friend, and come hungry!

-Old-fashioned "Meat Loaf"
-BBQ Tempeh Sandwich
-Hearty "Beef" Stew
-Boston Baked Beans
-Decadent Chocolate Cake


-Raffle for subscription to VegNews magazine (
-A bevy of resources, suggestions, and nutrition information

WHEN: Saturday, March 5th -- 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE: First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. at Castro. Directions:
COST: $35
HOW TO SIGN UP: Register online at or mail a check to Compassionate Cooks, and put 'cooking class' in the memo field. Mail it to P.O. Box 18512 Oakland, CA 94619.
PLEASE NOTE: You are considered a TENTATIVE sign-up until we receive your payment, at which time we will send you a confirmation via email.
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Thursday March 3rd


"Loved it. Loved it. Loved it. I want to bring all my friends and family here next time. Thank you for all your hard work and effort. I can't wait to come back."

"I have been vegetarian for 25 years, but I still learned a lot here - and had a really fun time!"

"I think you have a future as TV's first vegan chef! You should get in touch with KQED!"

"How delightful! I'm so glad I came. Wonderful wealth of information. Will definitely return for future classes. The food was so tasty, some of the best I've ever had. Thanks so much!"

"You have such a warm personality and are so knowledgeable. I love your enthusiasm and will be looking for the TV show! J"

"Great class. Great soups. Great teacher! Your sense of humor is infectious. Thanks."

"Thank you so much! These recipes were absolutely delicious! I can't imagine missing meat or dairy eating like this. These dishes were not just yummy for vegan food -- they're just flat out yummy! I'm so glad I found out about these classes!"

See you in March!
Added to the calendar on Thu, Feb 10, 2005 9:08AM
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