Advocating A Compassionate And  Healthy Lifestyle 

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We wish to provide support to vegetarians by building a community for them and all those interested in the benefits of vegetarianism.  Meet fellow Vegetarians near you!  Come to a local Veg gathering and discuss living a compassionate and healthy lifestyle.  Have a delicious meal, share your favorite Veg recipes, and make new friends!


SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 AT 4:00 PM  Nora Hanke is the key presenter at September's Vegan Potluck.  Nora is a physician licensed in Massachusetts, board certified in pediatric medicine and studying for the inaugural lifestyle medicine certifying examination this fall.  She is an instructor in the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's Food for Life community nutrition outreach program and believes in prescribing and following a low fat, whole foods, plant-based diet for disease prevention and treatment.  Dr. Hanke will explain how you can review your own health status and consider whether dietary and other lifestyle adjustments would be helpful based on indicators such as body mass index, waist circumference, blood pressure, and common lab values including blood cholesterol.  She will detail specific dietary changes that can help you enjoy your optimal health.  

Our Vegan Potlucks are open to anyone interested in being healthy or in a healthy environment.  The Potluck is held at Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street, Suffield, CT.  Free parking is available.  When you visit NORTHERN CONNECTICUT VEGETARIAN SOCIETY, you're in for a treat.

For the Potluck, bring a healthy Vegan dish to share with serving utensils, a list of its ingredients, your place setting, and your recipe.  Vegan food has no animal ingredients (zero honey, dairy, eggs, meat, and fish).  You may bring a pound raw unsalted nuts (as walnuts or almonds)  or fresh fruits or vegetable salad. 

A donation of only $8 is requested for adults. Children are welcome and free.

For more information, email Harry at or call him at (860) 623-8082.  Leave your name and phone number if he is not available.  To receive emails about upcoming gatherings, email with the subject NCVS Email List.  


MARCH 26, 2017 Vegan Potluck with Janet Verney, who specializes in  "Health" makeovers.  Her book ROOTS2WELLNESS shares her journey from the depths of dis-ease to a life of vibrant wellness.  Janet is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has served in various leadership roles in both education and biotechnology.  She is an author, speaker, plant-based chef, integrative health coach, and co-founder of foodGEVITY, the exciting online program that is igniting a Women's Health Revolution across the globe.  Janet will share her story and how her Pyramid of Health and the Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute played a key role in her healing and in optimizing her health.  

NOVEMBER 13, 2016 Vegan Potluck with Bonnie Price. 

Bonnie demoed Delicious Treats for the Holidays.  Bonnie is a Vegan Chef, Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Natural Hygiene Coach through Modern Manna Ministries in California, and a Certified Yoga Instructor.  She was born and raised Vegan but never had the health side of things down until she was about 20 years old and went to California where Bonnie did a 10-day detox and cleanse and learned the importance of herbal remedies, juice fasting and cleansing the body.  She got into raw food and watched what she ate, Bonnie found that she had so much energy that exercising was easy and was able to lose 40 pounds.  

October 16, 2016 At Vegan Potluck with Alex Shopov.  Alex spoke on "Veganism And The Laws of Ecology: The Global Impact Of Local Food Choices."  Alex is a veteran of 4 Sea Shepherd campaigns.  By day, he is a lead software engineer at Lighter, a vegan nutrition startup as well as a plant-powered athlete with the Strong Hearts Vegan Power Racing Team, which recently completed the 200 mile Ragnar Adirondacks relay.

September 18, 2016 AT  Vegan Potluck with Vegan Personal Chef Mary Lawrence. She spoke about Cooking Vegan for Nonvegan Family and Friends.   She owns Well on Wheels which is Connecticut's premier vegan personal chef service providing fresh whole foods plant-based cuisine prepared in your home kitchen. Mary is the Executive Director of Ahimsa Health & Harmony.  

April 17, 2016 Vegan Potluck with Dr. Casey Taft.  He is Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and co-owner of the Vegan Publishers. The first title released under the Vegan Publishers banner is an illustrated children’s book called Dave Loves Chickens .  Dr. Taft is the author of the Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy  (which made it to #1 for Animal Rights on Amazon).  At Vegfest UK London and other gatherings, he has spoken about how we to motivate others to want to help animal.  

March 13, 2016 Vegan Potluck with Mona Sigal, MD. She is a well-known physician in the Boston area where she treats chronic diseases with nutrition-based medicine. While nutrition-based medicine is a holistic approach, it is a major area of new research in healthcare. Working with other MDs, her prescriptions are evidence-based and scientifically confirmed. Her medical intervention is designed for folks who have been failed by today's medication- and procedure-driven healthcare industry. 

December 13, 2015  Vegan Potluck with Speaker Tiffany Walker and Zach Groff will inspire you to join the rapidly growing community of Direct Action Everywhere.    


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