Customize your Plant-Based Journey

Whether you are interested in improving your health, reducing your carbon footprint, being compassionate for our fellow earthlings (the animals), reducing world hunger, or making the world a more peaceful place, you’ve come to the right place! I can provide guidance, information and resources for your plant-based journey. I am a Main Street Vegan certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator. I have been vegan for over 7 years and have much experience educating, helping and informing people on how to make their own vegan, or plant-based journey. 

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CANCELLED – Vegan Cookbooks Come Alive

Wednesday, February 21, 2018     6:30 – 8:00     $15 (suggested donation)*

Firestorm Books & Coffee, 610 Haywood Rd., Asheville

Have you ever wanted to test drive a cookbook before you purchased it? Well, here’s your answer. I will demo several recipes from various cookbooks sold right here at Firestorm Books & Coffee. Check out the processes involved, taste samples and thumb through the rest of the book! And the best part…if you love it, you can purchase it right at the venue to take it home with you!

For more details and to let us know you’ll be coming: here.

*(NOTE: suggested donations will be collected at the event – all proceeds go to Firestorm Books & Coffee)

Vegan Conversations

Wednesday, February 28, 2018     7:00 – 8:30    free

Trying to eat more plants? Already vegan or plant-based or veg-curious or plant strong? Want to discuss your challenges or discoveries? Just want someone to talk to who can understand what you are going through? This group will meet once a month to share friendly, supportive conversation (no food this time – but feel free to get a beer since we will be at a fantastic brewery! Lol.).

Let me know you can make it here.

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What’s the difference between vegan & plant-based?

The word vegan can stand for a diet or a person. A vegan is someone who chooses not to eat meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, and honey. Moreover, vegans usually do not wear nor use animals at all. The original definition of “veganism” was coined by Donald Watson: “a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude — as far as is possible and practical — all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose…”

Plant-based is a newer term, which specifically deals with diet. It refers to eating plants as opposed to animals, mainly for health reasons, and it doesn’t deal with clothing, toiletries, etc. Other terms include: plant strong, whole food plant based, and many more.