Potluck recipes and you're invited to potluck in Long Island!
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News & Events for Health Empowerment // August 5, 2021
Whether it’s a small get-together with a few friends, or a big picnic in the park, a potluck is a wonderful way to gather around food and share the responsibility of cooking! Check out these recipes from our PPMNY In Your Kitchen recipe app that make it easy to choose a plant-based dish for your next potluck:
Adzuki Bean Salad by PPMNY Recipe Curator Hilary Agin
Herb Roasted Hasselback Potatoes by PPMNY Culinary Educator Cara Santamaria
Roasted Balsamic Miso Brussel Sprouts by Karen Stern
Polenta Peach Blueberry Cake by PPMNY Culinary Educator Carole Levy
Then, take your favorite dish to our wholesome plant-powered potluck (yum!) this Saturday at Manor Farm in Huntington, Long Island. You’ll meet farmer Joe Lapiana who’s growing nutrient-dense organic plants and explore how fiber-filled plant foods benefit our gut microbiome with naturopath Dawn Siglain ND, LAc. Reach out to organizers Enrica Sacca at firstname.lastname@example.org Myron White at email@example.com you’re planning to come by train and would like a ride out to the farm.
Chef AJ will demonstrate how to make tantalizing "veggies for breakfast," lunch that keeps you satisfied all day, and a scrumptious dessert that will help you kick the sugar habit -- all with whole plant foods, and without salt, oil, and sugar.
Join the 7-Day Plant-Based Challenge -- created for the Haitian community! You'll learn how to take practical steps to better health through plant-based nutrition with registered dietitian Patricia Pauyo, SUNY Downstate medical student and PPMNY jumpstart graduate Alexandra Belzie, and PPMNY Ambassador Dany Nelson.
Tune in as we talk to Gia Merlo, MD, DipACLM, about mental health and lifestyle medicine. Dr. Merlo is Clinical Professor of Nursing, and Senior Advisor on Wellness at New York University and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. In case you’ve missed our other interviews in this summer series, check out the videos on Facebookor YouTube!
Nutrition science often seems like a moving target -- making it easy to fall back on personal preferences, family traditions, and downright addictions. Bring all your nutrition questions to this interactive Q&A session with Weill Cornell cardiologist Hooman Yaghoobzadeh, MD.
Finding whole food, plant-based alternatives to standard American dishes is easier than you may think! Bring your wish list of favorites as we join PPMNY Culinary Educator Brandy Cochrane to talk about ways to transform traditional meals into healthy plant-based dishes.
We have lots of great programming in the works and would love to hear what topics interest you most! Fill out this quick surveywith your wishlist. It will take less than 2 minutes!
Beginning with our September programs, PPMNY will be requesting small donations for all of our virtual and in-person events that have previously been completely free. We rely on people like you to support our mission financially, and even little amounts add up to make a difference for our growing organization! Free access will remain available to anyone who finds it challenging to contribute financially. For each event, you will have the option to choose a discounted community rate, a sustainer rate that pays for you in full, a supporter rate that pays for you and another, and free access for anyone who needs it. PPMNY is committed to being as inclusive as possible in our shared quest for racial and economic justice.
On Monday, PPMNY volunteers Chantal Vital and Kristin Kabay, RD, partnered with the organizers of Harlem's Community Fridge 120 to demo healthy dishes using fresh produce from the fridge, including lacinato kale!
In this week’s Nutrition Heroes in Healthcare series, Michelle McMacken, MD, DipABLM, explained how her patients respond to her recommendation for adopting a plant-based lifestyle and the growing demand for lifestyle medicine as a solution to managing chronic disease. Watch the replay.
Learn how Adam Sud, once overweight and struggling with multiple addictions, mental health disorders, and chronic diseases, was able to overcome these challenges using plant-based nutrition in his recovery. He’ll also share results from leading the first clinical research studying plant-based nutrition’s impact on mental health and addiction, due to be published this summer.
The global effort of transforming our food systems to promote health at all levels of society requires the meaningful participation of young people. Hear youth leaders from around the world share their experiences and perspectives with food security, agroecology, and nutrition experts, as well as representatives from academia, NGOs, and international organizations. PPMNY Network Director Lianna Levine Reisner moderated the panel addressing “Nutrition Education, Health, and Inequalities in Access to Nutritious Food,” featuring PPMNY public health research intern Ayanna Besson, MPH, The China Study co-author Thomas Campbell, MD, and Brazilian Professor Timo Bartholl.
A series of interactive virtual workshops, Plant Forward 2021 is bringing together change-makers from around the world to discuss community health, nutrition and sustainability, growing food, food justice, and educating others on the science and practicality of a whole food, plant-based lifestyle. At the first workshop, PPMNY Network Director Lianna Levine Reisner will share how PPMNY is growing the plant-based movement and running jumpstart programs in our local communities. All proceeds fund the CNS Community Grants program of which PPMNY is a 2021 recipient!
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Plant Powered Metro New York empowers people to find better health and overcome chronic disease through whole food, plant-based nutrition. We offer evidence-based education, resources, and support to create community and inspire change throughout the New York metropolitan area.