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Talk and cookery demo to local Brownies group

In May 2017, two of our group went out to visit a local Brownies group in Todmorden. We gave a cookery demo and a talk, with cupcakes for all! It went very well, and we hope to be able to visit them again soon.

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Todmorden Choral Society spring concert 2017 catering

Catering for Todmorden Choral Society spring 2017 concert
Some of the savoury dishes served. Inset: the sweet dishes.

Yesterday (30 April 2017),  3 Valley Vegans was asked to cater for the Todmorden Choral Society spring 2017 concert at Todmorden Town Hall. After the performance of Herakles, a new oratorio by Tim Benjamin, supper was served.

We are delighted to have been invited by Cllr Anthony H. Greenwood JP, and are indebted to the volunteers who prepared and served the tasty finger food dishes. The entirely vegan catered event was very well received, especially the bruschetta and chocolate ‘crack’ dishes. Thanks again, Hilary, Andrew and Angie for cooking, and Elizabeth, June and Phil for serving.

The ‘profit’ that 3 Valley Vegans made from this catering activity will be donated to Animal Aid, a charity who campaign peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promote cruelty-free living.

Choral savoury dishes
Clockwise from top-left: curry pasties, bruschetta, ‘egg’ and cress butties, ‘cheese’ and grapes, sos rolls, sliced ‘meat’ baps, falafel wraps, corn fritters.
Choral shortbread
Shortbread, with vanilla creme icing and fresh fruit.
Choral chocolate crack
Chocolate ‘crack’ (warning: very more-ish)

#Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan Survey

Todmorden town hallIf you live, work, shop or socialise in Todmorden, you might be interested in completing this important survey.
A Neighbourhood Plan for Todmorden and its surrounding communities gives local people the opportunity to have a say about new development in their area.
It is important to ensure that the Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan properly reflects local views and opinions – so please let us know what you think!
Once its approved, the Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan would have to be taken into account when planning decisions are made by Calderdale District Council, and, on appeal, by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
A Neighbourhood Plan can cover a wide range of topics and have a say about new issues on vacant and under-used sites, so please let us know your views today.

Reblogged Podcast: Vegan nutrition & the role of vitamin supplements

Today we share a link to a podcast on the Ordinary Vegan website.

Ordinary Vegan Podcast 10

Vegan nutrition isn’t difficult to manoeuvre, but there are a couple of worrisome vitamins we must pay attention to.

Today’s podcast explores those bothersome vitamins and the role of vitamin and mineral supplements in a plant-based diet.

You will learn:
How easy it is to obtain healthy vegan nutrition
How your body is designed to get nutrients
How supplements do not improve health, unless one has a proven deficiency
What supplements you need on a vegan diet
The truth about Vitamin D and cow’s milk
The best way to absorb Vitamin D
What foods have Vitamin B12
How to maintain healthy levels of B12

We will prepare:
One of Ordinary Vegan’s most popular recipes called Twice Baked Sweet Potato with Cashew Cream.  
**Did you know the people of Okinawa have a life expectancy among the highest in the world and 27% of their diet consists of sweet potatoes!**

We will discuss:
Emotional Sobriety and how not to rely on other people to make you feel valued. 

Listen to the podcast

Global Vegan Festivals & Fairs List

Here is a big global vegan festivals and fairs list made by Roddy of Northern Vegan Festival, so please post it on your Facebooks, in case people want to go on holidays at the same time as these events. All events with vegetarian, veggie etc. in the name are fully vegan as far as we know.
It’s by far the biggest list online, hundreds of events on 6 continents, with raw food ones as well.

Image credit: By Strebe (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons