If there was any doubt that people are interested in plant-based nutrition, it was blown away on July 8th when more than 400 people turned out for a night of education, food sampling, and fun! The photos below are from the recent “Plant-Based 101” event featuring Jane Esselstyn.
Plant-Based Cleveland has been formed as a non-profit organization designed to provide a wide variety of educational events, giving people access to information, increasing awareness of the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based, no oil lifestyle, and providing opportunities for a sense of community and support. We are off to a strong start!
This free community event was made possible by North Ridgeville Heart and Sole, which is facilitated by the Lorain County General Health District and is funded by United Way of Lorain County.
Keynote speaker, Jane Esselstyn, R.N. packed a powerful presentation into just over an hour on the benefits one can achieve from plant-based eating, and how our health is impacted by the standard American diet (SAD) both above and below the belt.
Hosted at the North Ridgeville Education Center, guests were greeted by local businesses who are committed to making plant-based living a little easier.
Samples enjoyed at the event were Smokey Little Devils (page 132)
Eat Loaf (page 184)
Gorgeous Black Rice Salad (page 154)
Adonnis Cake was also served – from the book My Beef with Meat by Rip Esselstyn (Jane’s recipes – find this amazing cake on page 260)
University Hospital – Elyria Medical Center was proud to partner with us for this event.
Heinen’s of Avon has been working diligently to accommodate plant-based shoppers, stocking their shelves with a wide variety of items that folks can pick up easily. Click HERE for a list of inventory items they carry. Don’t see something you need? Stop at Customer Service and make a request!
North Ridgeville Family Dentistry is lead by Dr. Ankur Gupta and Dr. Nisha Punjabi who are both enthusiastic plant-based practitioners!
The Yonanas Machine was a big hit – offering samples of their frozen banana nice cream. One lucky winner went home with a machine!
The Olive Tap of Medina brought a full selection of their gourmet vinegars for guests to try – this store is a local favorite of the Esselstyn family and often mentioned in their cookbooks.
Red Lotus Foods is a local company creating gourmet alternatives to dairy using nut based products. Their full selection is available online.
A survey was sent to all attendees to help us plan for future events! Check our Upcoming Events tab for information on Plant Pure Nation and a plant-perfect dinner at Cleveland Vegan!