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.

Meat-free Meatloaf

What's not to like with this easy, meat-free meatloaf? Michelle Riley/HSUS

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.

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 12-ounce package Smart Ground or Boca veggie protein crumbles
1 small white onion, diced small 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup regular or gluten-free breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F (204 C). Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a greased 1.5-quart loaf pan and pack firmly. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve hot with extra ketchup and sides of mashed potatoes and salad. Leftover meatloaf makes a great breakfast hash. Recipe from Gail Berrigan, editor of humanesociety.org.

Nutrition

All figures are per serving (assumes six servings).
Calories: 123
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 10 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 14 g
Sodium: 457 mg.

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.

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 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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