Vegan Society to meet Oct. 14

Submitted Photo Mary and Joanne Zdrojewski will be this month’s presenters at the Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society meeting this Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet this Sunday at 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 South Portage St., Westfield. This month begins a change to Sunday afternoon meetings as the daylight gets shorter in autumn.

This month’s presenters will be Joanne and Mary Zdrojewski, who will talk about “What Do Vegan Zombies Eat? **GRAAAINS!”

Joanne and Mary are mother and daughter, and they will be giving a cooking demonstration on grains. This will cover the what, why and how of cooking grains; why not rice?; which are gluten free? They will demo using a rice cooker, and have samples of savory and sweet recipes using some unusual grains. Joanne and Mary are wonderful cooks. They are both dedicated vegans and follow a plant-based whole-food diet. Their presentation promises to be both entertaining and informative.

The menu for the evening will be pot luck. Those attending are invited (but not required) to bring a nutritious dish to share which will serve eight to 10 people. All food should be vegan (no meat, eggs or dairy products), and, if possible, organic and locally grown. Those attending should also bring their own table service.

The cost of the dinner is $6 per person, or $2 per person if bringing a dish to share, with reduced rates for children. For more information or to make a reservation, call Gail Erb at 753-7761.

All meetings are open to the public, especially to those who are interested in learning more about healthy eating and living. It is not necessary to be vegan or vegetarian to attend the meeting. The Vegetarian Society is an information and support group for individuals seeking to explore healthy eating through vegetarian or vegan lifestyles. The group meets monthly for a vegan dinner. For more information, find us on Facebook at Chautauqua-Vegetarian-Society.