Bentoriffic – Plant Based Bento Lunches

Local author and chef Sarah Lauerman Felder teaches and writes about cooking healthy vegan meals for the family at Bentoriffic.com.

The Food Pharmacy

Taking classes from Evelisse at the Food Pharmacy is a great way to improve your health and learn to cook amazing plant based meals. Your organizer never tried kale before a four part class, and our cooking has been better ever since.

Vegan for the Environment

While animals are a very natural part of the environment, there is nothing natural about raising cattle, chickens or pigs in America today. First comes the billions of pounds of polluting and genetically modified corn and soybeans that are fed to these animals. Each animal is different, but it generally takes from 2 to 9 pounds of food to produce a pound of animal flesh. That food could feed people instead and leave more farmland free for forests and wildlife. Then comes the billions of pounds of manure that is smelly, toxic and poorly regulated . Every city in America has a large staff of people dedicated to treating sewage and runoff to protect people and the environment, and there are many strictly enforced regulations for sewage treatment.  Yet large chicken, pork and cattle operations often do not treat their sewage at all. The 2014 movie Cowspiracy very eloquently summarizes the environmental challenges created by the meat industry.

Vegan for health

A whole-plant foods diet low in fat significantly reduces your chances of developing heart disease, diabetes and many forms of cancer. The scientific evidence is clear. To live a long and healthy life, your should start and maintain a low-fat, whole plant foods diet today.

Join us on  meetup.com  and learn with us how to eat the healthiest diet possible.

Why be vegan?

All meat comes from living animals. Cows, pigs, and even chickens are all capable of learning and showing emotion. They raise and care for their children. Most of all, they can feel pain. There is no humane meat.  To have meat an animal had to die that did not want to die. To be vegan is to try and make decisions when eating and shopping that respect life. A vegan lifestyle protects the planet and your health if you make wise choices. Learning to make better choices is what we do together. Join us on meetup.com and learn with us.