There is nothing better than eating good food, except eating healthy good food. I give extra points when the food will NOT make me gain weight, and will actually ADD to my health. I am so excited about a whole week focused on a plant based diet. Veggie lovers heaven!
I took a look at the Oakland Veg week website and it sounds like it’s right up my alley. Vegan and vegetarian cooking classes, a screening of Forks Over Knives, a special vegan and vegetarian menu from a variety of food trucks, a vegan and vegetarian pop-up market… what more can I ask for??? Many of the events will be held at the Oakland Whole Foods Market, which I wrote about a while back when they opened the wellness club. I’m saddened to know that the wellness club is no more, but glad to know they are still using the space to educate the community on healthy cooking and eating. Hmm, I need to get over there and get on the calendar myself.
I have yet to make it to one of the weekly Off The Grid food truck events, but I noticed there will be a vegetarian and vegan menu created for this weeks food truck gathering at the end of Oakland Veg Week. This event takes place at the Oakland Museum of California. I guess we all know where I’ll be this Friday.
Finally, the weeks’ events will culminate with the “Grand Finale Celebration” which includes tastings from local vegetarian food businesses, answers to your questions about a plant based diet, and a “plant strong foods” cooking demo and discussion by Berkeley native Chef Robert Dorsey III, founder of the Junior Chef Society, a culinary training center for Oakland youth. I love it!
“People are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and they’re looking to make changes in their diet” according to the Oakland Veg website. Yes, I totally agree. A plant based diet really can take away a lot of the sickness and tiredness. If you’ve tried it, have you noticed a difference? I know I have. If you plan to attend any of the weeks’ events let me know in the comments below.