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Dr. Leslie Van Romer, D.C. - EVEN Member, Donor and Presenter

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Even most health professionals believe that a vegan diet is inadequate to meet a person's nutritional needs. Let's put an end to such ignorance. - David Gabbe

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Jan - EVEN Member

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~ 24 Carrot Award (Vegetarians in Paradise)

~ Vegan Awareness Year (Mayoral Proclamation, City of Eugene)

~ American Vegan Magazine (American Vegan Society)

~ Volunteer of the Year (United Way)

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Most people have no idea how delicious well-prepared vegan food is, because they've never had any. - Karen Davis, PhD

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Going Veg > How to Go Veg > How to Prepare

How to Prepare

Remember to eat as many whole and raw foods as possible. They are nutritional powerhouses! Most of them come ready to eat and require no or little preparation. They're prepared, preapportioned, prepackaged, and clean-up is just that---clean! (One of the first things you'll notice about this new veg lifestyle, is how simple clean up is. No grease, no blood, no fat, no sticky. With warm, soapy water, clean-up's simple and quicky.)

For multi-ingredient meals, check EVEN's Recipes page for nutritious, delicious and varied meals---appetizers, entrees, desserts and whatever you crave in between. Watch how the experts do it and you'll learn how you can prepare all your favorite dishes yourself. Recipes we've listed here have instructions that are simple and easy-to-understand, so don't delay. Believe me, it's not such a tall mountain, at all.

Check EVEN's library at the monthly meeting for an assortment of recipe books you can borrow for free!

There are many excellent vegan cookbooks available (see Recommended Readings) that will advise you how to equip your kitchen.

The good news is:---you probably already own most of the things you will need to get started!

- a good cutting board
- sharp knives
- mixing bowls
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- spatulas
- colanders
- can openers
- stirring spoons and mixing utensils
- roast pan
- stainless steel or glass pots and pans

Appliances are, of course, our personal favorites, but whether you have them now or not, you can always add them later. You might find yourself as thrilled as we are to own juicers, blenders, food processors, crock pots, bread makers and other marvy, modern appliances to make eating vegan faster, more fun, and easier. But they are not necessary when you begin. It's easier (and more practical) to expand your kitchen equipment once you get enthused about the joys of vegan cooking and baking, and we're confident you will.

ALL of the food items pictured below are examples of entrees, side dishes and desserts that are, of course, 100% vegan. They are also delicious to eat, nutritious for body and mind, and compassionately satisfying for the spirit.

How good it is to be well-fed, healthy, and kind all at the same time.
               Dr. Henry J. Heimlich (1920 - )