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Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking Class – November 12

Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving Day is only five-and-a-half weeks away (!!), and you may be going to other Thanksgiving festivities even earlier (like the Chico Vegan Meetup Thanksgiving**). So, time to plan those menus, sharpen those knives and get ready to cook!

To help you, the Chico Chapter of Dharma Voices for Animals is featuring a Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking class this year in its “Cooking for Compassion and Health” series.  Whether you are cooking the whole meal and hosting at your house, or you need some vegan dishes to take to an otherwise non-veg Thanksgiving with family, we will have you covered!  The talented duo of Susan Morgado and Jeannie Trizzino will be co-teaching this class on November 12 and hope you will join us!  Remember, class size is limited to 12 people, so I encourage you to register early at this link:

During this season of gratitude, we are very grateful for your ongoing interest, participation and your commitment to relieving the suffering of animals through a compassionate diet.

We hope to see you there!

Jeannie Trizzino, Chico Vegan Organizer –
Sherry Morgado, Dharma Voices for Animals, Chico Chapter Leader –

** The Chico Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck will be held on November 19, 2016 – Save the Date!


Cooking for Compassion and Health Vegan Cooking Classes

The Dharma Voices for Animals – Chico Chapter and Chico Vegan are pleased to present the Cooking for Compassion and Health vegan cooking class series. These hands-on classes will expand your culinary repertoire and are for anyone curious about plant-based cooking. You can attend one class or all!

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Chico in a spacious home kitchen in a beautiful and peaceful environment. Food will be served during the event, and no one will go away hungry. The class fee covers the cost of the foods prepared that day and all handouts.

Class enrollment is limited to 12 people. Please feel free to share this message with friends and family who might be interested in learning how to prepare vegan food.

Class schedule and registration links below. For more info email Sherry Morgado.


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Vegan Cooking Class Series

Dharma Voices for Animals (Chico Chapter) and Chico Vegan present the 2016 Series: Cooking for Compassion and Health. Back by popular demand, sign up for these classes where we explore various topics in plant-based cooking. All are welcome!

All classes will be held from on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Sky Creek Dharma Center, 120 Three Oaks Court, Chico. Classes will cost $15 to cover materials and donations to Sky Creek and Dharma Voices for Animals).

Please contact Sherry Morgado to receive registration instructions or for more information.

March 19: A Sri Lankan Meal (Lakshmi Ariaratnam) – Dals and Greens
Note: For those interested, part two of this class is a field trip to an Indian grocery store in Yuba City followed by lunch; details to be determined at the class.

April 16: Making Your Own Seitan or Wheat Meat (Jeannie Trizzino) [not gluten-free]

May 21: Homemade Vegan Cheeses (Jeannie Trizzino)

June 11: Pressure Cooking for Quick Meals (Jeannie Trizzino)

July 30: Keeping It Cool: Meals for Summer (Sherry Morgado)

August 13: Exploring Tofu (Sherry Morgado)

September 17: Easy Vegetable Dishes (Sherry Morgado)

October 15: Vegan Baking: Cakes/Cupcakes/Frosting (Jeannie Trizzino) [not gluten-free]

November 12: Preparing a Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner (Jeannie and Sherry)