Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

San Diego is taking off as a veggie-friendly city! New restaurants are appearing often (see and we boast an active “Vegetarians Unite” meetup group (also see this San Diego Vegans meetup and others).

We are also fortunate to have local experts to help newcomers along the vegetarian path. Veg-Appeal’s informative classes are a perfect jump-start for those wanting to check out a vegan or vegetarian diet. Enjoy this upcoming class taught by the three lovely ladies of Veg-Appeal!

“Vegan 101 – The Essentials”- Sunday, January 29, 2012

• SundayJanuary 29th, 12:00 – 2:30 PM, Kearny Mesa (please note the new class time)
Knowledge is power! Kick up those healthy eating New Year’s resolutions a notch-or-two with Veg-Appeal’s Essentials. With our expert guidance on the “how-to’s” of a low-fat, whole-foods, plant-based diet, you will learn that with this focus you can eat more and weigh less, maintain an already healthy weight, put yourself at lower risk for most diseases, and have more energy. Build your meals around nature’s bounty of whole plant-based foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes!

Experience the taste of the simply delicious “everyday healthy” recipes we will be demonstrating: “Toasted Brown Rice”, “Cuban Black Beans” cooked in a pressure cooker, ”Very Berry Applesauce with Cashew Cream,” “Breakfast Rice Pudding,” a “Color-Filled Salad,” and “Marge’s Daily Greens.” Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon full of ideas, lots of discussion, and some great new tastes!

At this class, you can also purchase (at the price of printing) our booklet:Veg-Appeal’s Essentials” which lists suggested tools and equipment to make your life easier in the kitchen. In addition, the booklet includes ideas for milk, oil and egg alternatives, restaurants, shopping tips, recommended books, and websites. The essentials!

Cost: $35 for registrations made through January 27th, 2011. Price will increase to $40 for registrations made after January 27, 2011
Advanced registration is required. Walk-ins are not accepted.
To register and pay online, please go to