Meatless Monday Dinner Outing at Bocanova Oakland favorite Bocanova is joining the Meatless Monday movement, adding a seasonal vegetarian dish to its menu each Monday (vegan optional). To celebrate, we’re coordinating a group dinner. Join us on June 25 at 7 p.m. Or dine on your own any Monday. More details by clicking on the image.

Basic Black Bean Patties

Vegan Firemen? Meet Engine 2’s Rip Esselstyn Firefighter Rip Esselstyn wrote The Engine 2 Diet after challenging Austin, Texas firefighters to try a plant-based diet with astonishing results. He’ll be at Whole Foods in Oakland this Tuesday, June 19th from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Join Rip and Local Fire Station 15 at 11 a.m. for a fitness class and at noon for a healthy eating cook-off. Whole Foods Market is located at 230 Bay Place, Oakland, CA 94612.

These incredibly tasty patties can be served with a variety of sauces from ketchup or barbecue sauce to salsa or chutney. Recipe is from Vegan Unplugged: A Pantry Cuisine Cookbook and Survival Guide by Jon Robertson with recipes by Robin Robertson © 2010. Used with permission.

1 (15-ounce) can diced white potatoes, drained

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained

1/4 cup minced onion or scallions or1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion

1 teaspoon dried parsley or basil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes and beans with a potato ricer until well mashed.  Add the onion, parsley, oats, breadcrumbs, and salt and pepper, to taste.  Mix until well combined.

Veggie Happy is leading a group game outing to San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park on Friday, June 29, to celebrate the vegan frankfurters on the menu. They have reserved a group of 40 seats. Ticket prices are $23.50 each. Attendees will also be given a special tee-shirt to wear at the game. Join Johanna, director of Veggie Happy, and David Lee, Field Roast President and Chef, on this group outing.

2. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and use your hands to shape into patties.

3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bean patties until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with your favorite sauce.

Makes 6 patties

Meatless Monday Dinner Outing at Bocanova

Oakland favorite Bocanova is joining the Meatless Monday movement, adding a seasonal vegetarian dish to its menu each Monday (vegan optional). To celebrate, we’re coordinating a group dinner. Join us on June 25 at 7 p.m.  Or dine on your own any Monday. More details here.

 

Vegan Ethiopian Cooking classes

Brundo Culinary Studios, the cooking studio for Cafe Colucci is offering vegan Ethiopian classes every other Saturday in June and July. Contact selome@brundo.com with questions or to register.
What: Cooking Vegan Classics
Where:1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607, 510-289-7576
When: June 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., June 30, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. July 14, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., July 28, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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