WESTFIELD - The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will hold its monthly meeting at the YWCA located at 58 South Portage Street on Westfield on Thursday, July 19 at 6 p.m.
This month's speaker will be author Anne Dinshah, who will discuss her new book, "Dating Vegans." The book combines entertaining and informative stories of matches between people with different eating preferences as well as dozens of delicious, tempting recipes. The program will include a reading, discussion and a recipe from the book. Dinshah, a lifetime vegan, is a sometimes-attendee at the Chautauqua Vegetarian Society meetings when she is in residence at her property in Fredonia.
The menu for the dinner will be healthy potluck. Those coming are invited, but not required, to bring a nutritious dish to share which will serve eight to 12 people, as well as the recipe. The dish should be vegan - no meat, eggs, milk, butter or other dairy products used in preparing it - and organic if possible. The cost is $6, or free for those bringing a dish to share. For more information or to make a reservation, call Anne Watkins at 782-4334.
All meetings are open to the public. Participants do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend a meeting. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning about healthy eating and living. The Vegetarian Society is an information and support group for individuals seeking to explore healthy eating through vegetarian, vegan or raw food lifestyles.