Good Food, Healthy Living

Veggie Fest Chicago is an annual, family-fun festival celebrating the joy of the vegetarian lifestyle.

Thank you to our 45,000 friends who attended Veggie Fest! We will be resuming our weekly Veggie Fest Presents events every Saturday beginning on August 24th at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center. Keep visiting this site for the latest events, news, recipes and more.

Chocolate Mousse
The ultimate of all of the French desserts to take hold of the American culinary imagination might be chocolate mousse. The simple yet sophisticated, airy yet intense concoction has been a hit with home cooks in America.
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Scrambled Tofu
A fast and reliable standby that makes an appealing high-protein meal. Scrambled tofu has a similar texture to scrambled eggs, is just as versatile, and is infinitely customizable. With five ingredients and four simple steps, you can have a tofu scramble even on the busiest weekdays.
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Coconut Covered Morsels
These delicious chocolate coconut energy balls are the perfect edible pick-me-up in the middle of the day. They are sweet, decadent tasting, and energy boosting, and pair so well with Green Tea.
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Pakoras
Think crispy, golden, battered, and pan-fried vegetables with big curry flavor. They’re similar to a classic onion ring but somehow better. And you can use just about any vegetable you have on hand.
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Vegan Pad Thai
“If you’ve been looking for a vegan version of Pad Thai, we’ve got you covered! Add Bok Choy, red peppers or mushrooms to this dish and invite a guest to share. It looks gorgeous on the plate, tastes fabulous, and it’s easy to prepare this gluten free!”
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Asian Broccoli Super Slaw
“Are you looking for a refreshing salad for a picnic or cookout? Try our Asian Broccoli Super Slaw. It’s packed with vitamins and gingery goodness. Top with sprouts for an extra bow to health and nutrition. This delicious side dish easily replaces traditional slaws with a satisfactory and tangy twist.”
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Chia Pudding Parfait
“Chia is another superfood with a devoted following. Loaded with antioxidants and fiber, even the ancient Aztecs and Mayans prized this seed for its nutrition. Add bananas and berries to our Chia Pudding Parfait, and you have got yourself a universal snack or breakfast treat.”
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Vegetarian Cooking Classes & Presentations

All our events take place at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center,
4105 Naperville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532, United States.

Learn how to make Vegan Entrée: Vegan BBQ Chicken Coleslaw Wrap and Creamy Potato Salad.

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based advocate, reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer. She will demonstrate how to make Kung Pao Vegan Chicken and Raw Brussel Sprout Salad.

  • Sep 28 – 1:00-2:30pm

All of our talks and cooking classes are free of charge.

For more information, e-mail us at lislecenter@sos.org

Sir Paul McCartney

If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. That’s the single most important thing you could do. It’s staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty.

~Sir Paul McCartney, singer-songwriter, composer (b. 1942)
Mayim Bialik

To me, being vegan is a way of making the world better, one meal at a time.

~Mayim Bialik, actress, author, neuroscientist (b. 1975)

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