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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.

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Gingery Tofu with Bell Peppers
This versatile, savory dish can be served over rice or as a wrap in flatbread. This is a great recipe to try if you are experimenting with tofu. The bean curd absorbs the flavors to create a complex and satisfying meal, high in protein, and nourishing in ever way.
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Golden Milk
This healthy and heart-warming beverage is becoming a staple across the world. This recipe is a vibrant blend of herbs and spices that supports the immune system, stimulates the digestive system, and eases inflammation. An enjoyable way to end the evening, a warm cup of golden milk both heals and restores.
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Apple Date Cinnamon Overnight Oats
Our recipe section features a variety of overnight oats recipes. Our Apple Date Cinnamon Overnight Oats is one of many possible versions, so we invite you to explore. It’s a quick and easy way to take your breakfast from ordinary to extraordinary.
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Cold Brew Lemon Balm
This recipe can be utilized when making many different kinds of cold brew herbal teas to enjoy chilled throughout the day. Lemon Balm is a delicate and fragrant herb filled with antioxidants. Serve at a gathering or for a daily treat.
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Kashmiri-Style Cauliflower
Our recipe of this famous dish is a regal presentation, beautiful to the eye. Although often served at Indian weddings with rice pilaf and naan (Indian bread), why wait for a wedding? This delicious and fragrant recipe will delight your guests. Prepared and served with love.
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Lentil Millet Sweet Potato Burgers
What could be more American than a burger? Demoed at Veggie Fest in 2019, this recipe is filled with whole food goodness, moist yet firm, and won’t let you down. Enjoy at picnics, cookouts, or whenever you’re craving a vegan twist on an American tradition.
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Pistachio Cardamom Cake Bites with Rose Cashew Frosting
Pistachio Cardamom Cake Bites, dusted with rose petals and bits of gold, are topped with Rose Cashew Frosting. They will make you and your guests feel like royalty. Serve these bite-sized treats after any meal when you want to feel self-indulgent and happy.
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Moong Dal
The mung bean may have been cultivated in India as far back as 1500 B.C.E. High in protein, it has many healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Try our easy-to-prepare dal, bright and delicious, served as a flavorful soup or over rice.
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Wholesome Pancakes
These pancakes are as delicious as they are wholesome—and so easy to prepare! One of our local chefs, Savraj Khanna, shared her recipe with us, and we’re happy to bring it to your family’s breakfast table—topped with organic fruit of your choice, maple syrup, and love.
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Vegan Cheese Sauce
The vegan version of this cheesy sauce is guilt-free and decadent with a texture and taste that will amaze the kid in you. Enjoy this sauce with chips, lightly-steamed broccoli and cauliflower, mac and cheese, or pour it over sandwiches or noodles. Get creative!
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Gado Gado
This Indonesian salad is hit at Manna Kitchen, the very first vegan restaurant to open in the western suburbs of Chicago. Enjoy the rainbow as you crunch your way to health and the delectable taste of peanuts, ginger, and lime. The seared tofu & tempeh adds protein to every bite.
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Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking Classes & Presentations

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

Lavina Sethi will demonstrate three Diwali dessert recipes! In several religions from the East, Diwali is the Festival of Lights.

Whether you call it a soup or a stew, hearty, spicy caldo tlalpeño is a staple of Mexican down-to-earth cooking. We’ll also prepare an all-time kids’ favorite chicken-less nuggets. Class is conducted in Spanish. English translation available.
  • Oct 19 – 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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