Maine Veg Fest 2019

Join us at our 15th Annual Veg Fest

Sunday November 3, 2019  11 am to 3 pm

Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Avenue
Portland, Maine 04102

FREE Parking, FREE Admittance, FREE Events!

Silent Auction and Raffle!

https://www.maineanimalcoalition.org/vegetarian-food-festival

https://www.meetup.com/fruitveg/events/266017227/

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Speakers:

Colin McCollough      

11:15 am              Let’s Make Vegan Easier and Healthier!

Colin McCullough brings tips and strategies from his new book¬†‚ÄėThe Healthy Vegan Cookbook‚Äô¬†to make vegan recipes fast, healthy, and convenient; Colin has been teaching vegan cooking classes in Massachusetts for several years, sharing his system of vegan cooking using healthy, whole-food ingredients to create delicious vegan meals!

Christen Mailler        

 12:30 pm                       Raising Vegan Kids                  

Christen is a co-founder with husband Casey Taft of Vegan Publishers. Christen is an artist with a BFA from the Tufts School of The Museum of Fine Arts. Having run after-school programs in the Boston area for many years, she has developed a keen interest and ability to connect with children and help them realize their artistic potential. When she’s not working on Vegan Publishers, Christen is busy raising her two girls and devoting time to her art.

Dr. Timothy R. Howe   

2:00 pm      The Plant Based Diet to Prevent, Treat, and Even Reverse Chronic Disease 

Dr. Howe will share with the audience his 30 year experience of using a ‚ÄúTherapeutic Plant Based Diet‚ÄĚ and lifestyle change to prevent, treat and sometimes even reverse such chronic diseases as Diabetes type 2, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Dementia and others.

Exhibitors and Vendors:  (watch for updates!)

                                                                                      

Food Trucks:

   Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck       Falafel Mafia

Contributors:

                                                      

Fresh Greens

How to keep salad greens fresh longer outside of refrigerator, save on electricity bill, and cut down carbon footprint all at the same time:
1. Cut thin slice off bottom of head of celery, lettuce, etc.
2. Find a dish the right size to hold greens upright.
3. Place greens upright in dish.
4. Add water to cover the bottom by about 1″.
5. Check water level and recut new sliver if needed.

I think of greens as like fresh cut flowers and treat them the same way.

Btw, I eat fruit, veggies, nuts/seeds, grains and legumes that all do not require refrigeration so I only use a small dorm style refrigerator. This is one of the many ways I stay healthy, save money, and lower my carbon footprint.

Here are photos of fresh Boston lettuce.

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Stop Hay-fever

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I love spring and summer! But I used to suffer from seasonal allergies and many of my family members and friends still do. I read that people (especially men) don’t like unsolicited expert advice and it takes humans hearing something new three times to absorb; but having studied nutrition and natural wellness since 1972, I’ll share the following information I read and hope it helps alleviate suffering.

I got rid of my chronic seasonal allergy symptoms in three steps.

Step 1: I eliminated or replaced all cow dairy (milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, etc) with plant-based dairy. Plant-based foods are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes. Casein cow milk protein is difficult to digest, the #1 secondary food allergen, highly mucous forming, and breaks down into casomorphin opioids. Incompletely digested proteins adsorbed into the blood stream cause the histamine (allergy) immune response. Enzymes are key to all biochemical bodily processes including digestion. It takes ten metabolic enzymes to make one digestive enzyme because digestion is the most difficult bodily task so “self-digesting” live enzyme containing¬†raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds give digestive and immune systems a break.

Step 2: To acclimate my body to pollen protein I eat raw wild flowers with their pollen inside.

Step 3. I daily drink 100 ounces of blended fresh raw fruit, leafy greens, seeds, and water to stay hydrated, cleansed, and nourished with fuel (carbs), essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (anti cancer), phytonutrients, etc.

I’ve been seasonal allergy symptom free for many years. This blog post is my response to my son’s complaint about¬†his seasonal allergies on Facebook, but my personal strategy to end my seasonal allergy symptoms would maybe work for anyone. I don’t know. Try it if you dare? Lol. I dared after suffering for many years and am always happy to find inexpensive natural-wellness solutions as mother nature intended.

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Earth Day Cleanse 2019

Happy Earth Day!

Here’s what I ate:

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blueberry banana smoothie 50oz

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green smoothie 50oz

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crocus flowers – food for the eyes and mind (spirit) while sunbathing and breathing fresh air

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raw vegan cucumber pasta & tomato sauce

Free Healthcare

I believe healthcare should be free for all and already basically is with natural wellness diet and lifestyle, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on auto insurance, Liability Insurance on homeowner’s, businesses, and municipality insurance to cover accidents. On top of that there are crowd funding sites like GoFundMe to help pay for extreme medical needs as well as charities like DoctorsWithoutBorders and StJude.

Wellness with lifestyle and nutrition is basically free because healthy lifestyle and plant-based nutrition creates wellness and prevents or reverses health challenges. However unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle creates chronic health challenges. The current popular expensive high fat animal protein fad diet is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and kidney disease. Human beings are designed to live on fruits, vegetables, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes.

Also Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and liability is available on most auto insurance and most homes and public places have liability insurance in case of accidental injury and there are crowd-source funding and personal injury litigation options.

More info in Vegan Q&A: https://maramore.wordpress.com/2019/11/14/vqa/

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Humane Party

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2016/11/01 Update: I like the ideology of this party, but think the process of forming a 3rd party takes way too long, climate change can’t wait, it’d be quicker to run as an Independent, and it’s cool that they say they’ll endorse any candidate who takes their oath.

Budget

811 WILD SQ FT SPROUTI’ve been a low-income divorced single-mom vegan since 1990, raw-vegan since 1999, and high high-carb low-fat fruity-raw-vegan since 2010; so here is my response to the question, “How much does it cost to be raw vegan?” I use cronpmeter.com¬†(set to LFRV) to make sure I eat enough calories. Bananas are only $.50/lb (50 cents per pound). There are about 4 bananas per pound. 1 banana is 100 calories so 14 bananas (2 bunches or¬†two 48 oz blender full)¬†have 1,400 calories for $1.75 (14/4=3.5lbs x $.50) multiplied by 7 is $12.25 per week. (Dates cost $4/lb which have 1,279 calories. $28/week.) Walnuts are $5.49/lb(32T) and I eat 2T/day which have 82 calories and costs $.34/day or $2.40/week. A bag of three organic romaine hearts or organic celery or box of organic baby spinach or arugula is about $3 and half pound of organic hemp seeds or organic pumpkin seeds is about $3. I add whatever else I can afford for variety; ie: melon, mango, papaya, tomato, raisins, cucumber, yam, oats, legumes, wild rice, etc. Wild Autumn Berries grow in my yard for free! :) The book, Edible Wild Plants, helps me find free edible wild plant foods. The Sprouting Book helps me grow my own sprouts very affordably. Square Foot Gardening helps me grow some of my own food.¬†The book, The 80/10/10 Diet, and the online community, 30 Bananas A Day, provide valuable information and support. The high-carb low-fat fruity-raw-vegan or vegan lifestyle is affordable, nutritious, and sustainable!¬†:)

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Parrots

I went with my friend, George Sommers, author of I SAW WILD PARROTS IN NEW YORK CITY!, Yellow Bird, and Papita to The Parrot Society of New England’s “Spring Is In The Air” Bird Behavior and Toy Rehab Seminar in Manchester, NH. The workshop by Robin Shewokis and Concetta DellaRocco Ferragamo included parrot care, training, Q&A, and a mock training session I was volunteered into as the “trainer” of another woman as the “parrot”. In attendance were many beautiful parrots and people including the talented artist, Jill Casteel, with her beautiful artwork. I took a few photos with my camera until the battery died and more with my cell phone which I will “upload” later. The macaw below would fluff it’s wings every time I said, “You’re so pretty.” Afterwards we watched a fun DVD that came with the book, Snowball The Dancing Cockatoo, on his portable DVD player on the lawn while Yellow Bird and Papita chirped contentedly together in their love nest.

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Apparently the natural habitat of these lovely exotic animals and their human friends is being rapidly destroyed by “Big-Agri-Biz” to graze cattle which seems an inefficient, uneconomical, and unsustainable use of natural resources because the Amazon Rainforest produces most of the oxygen we need and fruits, veggies, and seeds contain all the nutrients we need including carbohydrates, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (prevent and reverse cancer), fiber, enzymes, and phyto-nutrients to build natural wellness and prevent costly health care crisis. See Earth and AURAw.com. Thank you.