Our support for Veganuary continues throughout January 2019 with our social gathering.
Friday, 18 January
2pm for 1-2 hours
Humblest of Pleasures, Hebden Bridge (35 Market Street, HX7 6EU, bus stop near the Co-op)
Come along if you would like to share your experience of trying a plant-based diet for the new year, or if you have any questions that you’d like to ask other people who are trying it out too. Perhaps you would like to know about shopping, cooking or eating out? How do you get on with friends, family or colleagues? What have you found most difficult and most easy?
There will be a chance to speak to people who have been vegan for many years who can describe how the health and well-being aspects have worked out for them.
We will be hosting a quiz at the end of the month too! Details to follow.
New year resolution pledges are on the horizon! January will be with us very soon and it is the official month for detox after the Christmas eating sessions. A fabulous way of becoming healthier is to go plant based. It is also better for the environment and kinder to animals.
3 Valley Vegans will be hosting events throughout January to help people who have an interest in this healthier lifestyle. There will be meet-ups, talks, workshops and films to help empower you. There will be people on hand and over the phone to help with any questions you may have.
The information stall will be a celebration of veganism and will promote all things vegan. We will provide information about how and why to go vegan and where to buy and eat vegan food in the area. There will be vegan recipes demonstrated and written down for people to take away and free samples of vegan food for people to try. If anyone would like to help out either by baking or creating some food samples to give away or by helping out on the stall then please contact Hilary on firstname.lastname@example.org. Even a few hours would be wonderful.
UPDATE: Sadly we have chosen to cancel this event due to the poor weather forecast. Apologies to all interested.
Come and join us for our annual pot luck picnic!
Sunday, 26th August at midday.
Centre Vale Park, Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 7DE. (*)
Meet at the band stand (see photo).
As usual, everyone is welcome to come along, we just ask they you only bring vegan food or drink to share (thank you for respecting the wishes of our vegan members). Please bring your own cutlery and plate. We will probably be sitting on the ground, so you may wish to bring a portable seat or blanket.
Here are some photos from previous years. See you there!
(*) Quoting from Calderdale Council:
Centre Vale Park is located on the A646 Burnley Road, Northeast of Todmorden town centre, adjacent to the cricket ground. A car park is situated off Ewood Lane, West-side of the park and adjacent to the Sports Centre. Pedestrian access to the park, is by one of the six entrances surrounding the main park area. The town centre, bus and railway stations are a 5 minute walk away.
Meet new people, learn some things and get free food; what more could you ask for from an evening out?
Healthy Eating on a Budget was the first 3 Vally Vegans event I have attended and I’m happy to say I’m sure to come back again.
The cookery demo had a variety of interesting dishes being prepared by Hillary, Kim, Rob and Sandy with each of them sharing their own insights into how to eat healthy while not spending a fortune.
The hosts presented great tasting vegan dishes such as mushroom risotto, vegetable stir fry and lentil dahl with plenty of useful hints and tips, even for those meat-eaters present who were looking to start ditching the dairy as well as helpful dietary guidance for the recently converted like myself. Even the vegan veterans in the audience got a few “I never knew that!” moments of culinary inspiration. Personally I was most tempted to try the homemade oat mylk (astonishingly easy) and frozen banana-based “nIce cream”, while other audience members were keen to start wild foraging for dandelions and lovage for their next salad. Free recipe cards and leaflets to take made it even easier to try out these new ideas at home.
With a welcoming and inclusive vibe, audience participation through sharing recipe tips and a great debate on how exactly do you pronounce “tabbouleh”, this evening was fun and informative and I look forward to the next event.
Supporting and inspiring a lifestyle free of animal-derived products