August 10 & 11
11am – 8pm

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Food Demos

Vegetarian, vegan and raw food demos by guest chefs, cookbook authors and coaches :

Nature's Path Organic

Saturday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Love Crunch Granola Fruit Tarts (Tent 3)
Sunday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Que Pasa Mayan Chocolate Pie (Tent 3)

Please join us for two exciting presentations from Nature’s Path Organic.

Nature’s Path is a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably driven, deliciously healthy organic food company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it.” The Nature’s Path family lives for healthy, great tasting organic foods. To grow organic foods in a sustainable way is their passion and the cornerstone of their company.

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Please join us for two exciting presentations from Nature’s Path Organic.

Nature’s Path is a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably driven, deliciously healthy organic food company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it.” The Nature’s Path family lives for healthy, great tasting organic foods. To grow organic foods in a sustainable way is their passion and the cornerstone of their company.

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/

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Manna Kitchen

Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Gado Gado (Indonesian Vegetable Salad) (Tent 3)

The plant-based scene in the Chicago Loop is thriving. Manna Kitchen wanted to bring some of that Veggie Love to the western suburbs and that is how their restaurant came to be.

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The plant-based scene in the Chicago Loop is thriving. Manna Kitchen wanted to bring some of that Veggie Love to the western suburbs and that is how their restaurant came to be. It will fill the need for delicious, plant-based comfort food in DuPage County. Manna Kitchen if family-run and foodie-approved. They offer an elegant, fast, casual dining experience in Lisle, Illinois.

https://mannakitchen.net/

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The Veg Coach, Ellen Jaffe Jones

Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Tricolor Quinoa with Collard Greens, Beans and Pumpkin Seeds, also Rich and Chewy Brownies (Tent 2)
Sunday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 PM: Overstuffed Soft Tacos and Date Night Truffles (Tent 2)

Please join Ellen Jaffe Jones who will present recipes from her acclaimed cookbooks.

Expand to read more >>

Please join Ellen Jaffe Jones who will present recipes from her acclaimed cookbooks.

Ellen Jaffe Jones is a U.S. consumer, health and fitness journalist, and an author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day: A Game Plan for the Budget Conscious Cook; The Kitchen Divided: Vegan Recipes for the Semi-Vegan Household; Paleo Vegan: Plant-Based Primal Recipes; and Vegan For One.

http://www.vegcoach.com

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Marla Rose, Vegan Street

Saturday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Italian Parmesan Sprinkles, Garden Pesto, and Fudgy Raw Brownies (Tent 3)

Marla Rose is an award-nominated journalist, author, activist, and mother. She is a partner with Vegan Street Media and Consulting. In 2009, she and her husband were awarded "Activists of the Year" by Mercy for Animals.

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Marla Rose is an award-nominated journalist, author, activist, and mother. She is a partner with Vegan Street Media and Consulting. In 2009, she and her husband were awarded "Activists of the Year" by Mercy for Animals.

http://veganstreet.com/

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Acooba Scott Cooks

Saturday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Cucumber Salad and Lentil Salad (Tent 3)

Please join one of our favorite chefs, Acooba Scott, as she shows you how easy it is to make gourmet vegan food.

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Please join one of our favorite chefs, Acooba Scott, as she shows you how easy it is to make gourmet vegan food.

Acooba Scott has more than 25 years of experience raising a family of vegetarians and vegans. She has given numerous cooking classes in Southern California and has been a guest chef at Veggie Fest for the past 4 years. Acooba loves to show people how to make healthy, tasty, and affordable meals for themselves and their loved ones using quality plant-based ingredients.

http://www.acooba.com

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Chef Ramses Bravo, Vegan Chef

Saturday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Lettuce Wraps (Tent 2)
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Sweet Lentil Crepes and Berry Marmalade (Tent 2)

Please join Chef Ramses Bravo on Saturday as he demoes a trio of tasty veggie recipes that will astound and delight your taste buds, especially when you realize they are made without salt or oil!

Chef Ramses returns on Sunday to demonstrate how to make delicious Sweet Lentil Crepes and Berry Marmalade.

Expand to read more >>

Please join Chef Ramses Bravo on Saturday as he demoes a trio of tasty veggie recipes that will astound and delight your taste buds, especially when you realize they are made without salt or oil!

Chef Ramses returns on Sunday to demonstrate how to make delicious Sweet Lentil Crepes and Berry Marmalade.

Chef Ramses has been the executive chef for True North Health Center since 2007. He is the author of Bravo! cookbook, Bravo Express! e-books, and The Love Kitchen e-books. He travels nationwide and enjoys teaching adults and children how to cook healthy meals.

https://cheframses.com/

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Flavors of India with Vimi Shukla

Sunday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Pav Bhaji (Indian Vegetable Sandwiches) (Tent 1)

Indian food is a creative combination of spicy, savory, sweet & flavorful ingredients. As the practice of vegetarianism spreads, many of us strive to master techniques in creating vegetarian dishes. In this demo, you'll learn a few vegetarian Indian recipes that you can enjoy recreating at home.

Expand to read more >>

Indian food is a creative combination of spicy, savory, sweet & flavorful ingredients. As the practice of vegetarianism spreads, many of us strive to master techniques in creating vegetarian dishes. In this demo, you'll learn a few vegetarian Indian recipes that you can enjoy recreating at home.

Vimi Shukla is passionate about cooking. Her family inspires her to try out new dishes. It gives her immense pleasure when people enjoy her new creations. She is always looking for ways to make heart-healthy, delicious, and wholesome meals that satisfy both the head and the heart.

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Ray Glend

Saturday, 11:30am - 12:30pm - Lentil Millet Sweet Potato Burgers (Tent 1)

Please join Ray Glend as he demonstrates healthy vegan cooking.

Ray Glend is an entrepreneur, a marathon runner, and a US veteran. For over 40 years he’s promoted a healthy lifestyle through food, sports, and spirituality. He loves to cook and to explore international cuisine as he blends traditional with non-traditional recipes. Ray currently coordinates all of the Veggie Fest Presents! cooking demos at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, IL.

Expand to read more >>

Please join Ray Glend as he demonstrates healthy vegan cooking.

Ray Glend is an entrepreneur, a marathon runner, and a US veteran. For over 40 years he’s promoted a healthy lifestyle through food, sports, and spirituality. He loves to cook and to explore international cuisine as he blends traditional with non-traditional recipes. Ray currently coordinates all of the Veggie Fest Presents! cooking demos at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, IL.

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Dustin Harder

Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM: A Fundue Party! (Tent 3)

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie.When not traveling, he works as a personal chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor in New York City. As a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Dustin has been featured in such publications as Eating Well, VegNews, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, and Paste Magazine.

Expand to read more >>

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie.When not traveling, he works as a personal chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor in New York City. As a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Dustin has been featured in such publications as Eating Well, VegNews, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, and Paste Magazine. His second book, Epic Vegan, will be released July 2, 2019. Epic Vegan is the follow-up to Dustin's first book, The Simply Vegan Cookbook.

http://www.veganroadie.com

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Regina Dillard

Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Banana Nut Logs (Tent 1)

Regina Dillard is a certified plant-based chef and owner of Inner Sanctum Wellness, a holistic, customer-focused, wellness service provider, which focuses on whole food preparation, organic body care and spiritual centering. She is also the author of two recipe books, FEED: Living Food Recipes to be Made and Eaten with Love, as well as The 7-day Vegan eBook (April 2019).

Expand to read more >>

Regina Dillard is a certified plant-based chef and owner of Inner Sanctum Wellness, a holistic, customer-focused, wellness service provider, which focuses on whole food preparation, organic body care and spiritual centering. She is also the author of two recipe books, FEED: Living Food Recipes to be Made and Eaten with Love, as well as The 7-day Vegan eBook (April 2019).

During the warm weather months she works with urban farming communities, such as Sweet Water Foundation NFP, (Englewood/Chicago), to provide live food recipe demos. She also creates plant-based recipes, based on the seasonal crops, teaching local residents how to incorporate fresh produce into their existing eating lifestyle. You can find her on YouTube where she offers healthy recipe tutorials and wellness tips.

Regina found health through a plan-based, nutrient filled diet and is committed to helping others become healthy, too. Her mission is to share her personal wellness journey and teach others how to feed and heal themselves using plant-based foods.

This year she and other professionals will launch LIVE 360 EDU, a collaborative community of wellness instructors and coaches providing its members virtual health coaching and wellness services, plus 24/7 access to cooking, self-care, physical fitness and personal coaching classes, mindfulness tools, and lifestyle resources. The official launch date is scheduled June 3, 2019.

Regina looks forward to working with Veggie Fest to share her story as a demo chef for Veggie Fest Chicago 2019.

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Roslyn Dudley

Sunday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM: Cabbage Pepper Slaw and BBQ Tempeh (Tent 1)

Roslyn Dudley grew up in Virginia with her grandparents, where she acquired a love of cooking as she helped to prepare family meals. She became a vegetarian about 34 years ago, when tofu was the go-to staple of the vegetarian diet.

Expand to read more >>

Roslyn Dudley grew up in Virginia with her grandparents, where she acquired a love of cooking as she helped to prepare family meals. She became a vegetarian about 34 years ago, when tofu was the go-to staple of the vegetarian diet. She started transforming some of her childhood dishes, like cornbread and mustard and turnip greens, into vegetarian recipes. More recently, her dishes have evolved to incorporate vegan ingredients like cashew ricotta cheese, tempeh BBQ ribs, and flax egg substitutes. Cooking demos, cooking for her family and friends, newspaper and cookbook recipe contributor, cookbook author, and vegan blogger are some of her culinary accomplishments. Roslyn is the author of Vegan Cooking for the Soul.

https://mamarozcooks.com/

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Karyn Calabrese

Saturday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Cauliflower Salad, Mint Juleps, and Banana Pudding (Tent 2)
Sunday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Apple Ambrosia, Mint Juleps, and Italian Sprouted Bean Salad (Tent 2)

Karyn Calabrese is a successful entrepreneur, Celebrity Chef and popular holistic health expert based in Chicago. For the past 45 years, Karyn has been committed to taking care of her body and helping others to do the same. In addition to a raw diet, she believes in regular detoxification and has developed a program that she teaches to hundreds of people each year. She is the embodiment of her teachings as an ageless, elegantly energetic 71-year-old.

Expand to read more >>

Karyn Calabrese is a successful entrepreneur, Celebrity Chef and popular holistic health expert based in Chicago. For the past 45 years, Karyn has been committed to taking care of her body and helping others to do the same. In addition to a raw diet, she believes in regular detoxification and has developed a program that she teaches to hundreds of people each year. She is the embodiment of her teachings as an ageless, elegantly energetic 71-year-old. The Karyn’s brand includes an intimate, yet sweeping, day spa (Karyn’s Inner Beauty Center and ), an extensive learning center (headlined by a 28-day and 10 day cleanse program), a cookbook, an uncook book and all-natural retail lines spanning wellness supplements, cosmetics and raw cuisine. For as Karyn herself questions at the end of every day: “If you don’t take care of this, the most magnificent machine you'll ever be given, where are you going to live?”

https://karynraw.com/

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Elysabeth Alfano

Saturday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Banana Muffins (Tent 1)
Sunday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Yummy Breakfast Bowl and Watermelon Salad (Tent 1)

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast and Interview Series on WGN Radio, #JaneUnChained, iTunes, Youtube, Spotify and more.

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Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast and Interview Series on WGN Radio, #JaneUnChained, iTunes, Youtube, Spotify and more. She is a plant-based guest expert for iHeart Radio’s KFI show, The Fork Report, and WGN Radio. She is also a freelance plant-based reporter for NPR Member Station KCRW and an on-air host for WGN Radio. In her on-line series, The Silver-Chic Chef, she creates plant-based recipes which she has cooked on WGN-TV, WCIU and Veg Fests around the nation, where she also speaks on the mental, economic, environmental and physical benefits of a plant-based diet. For more info, visit ElysabethAlfano.com

http://www.ElysabethAlfano.com

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Mary & Erik from Jay & Joy in France

Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cashew Vegan Cheese (Tent 1)
Sunday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cashew Vegan Cheese (Tent 1)


Jaymes Berry (LightLife)

Sunday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: LightLife Burger Build (Tent 3)

Jaymes Berry is a Chicago native who has been serving and entertaining guests in their homes and at special events for over 15 years.
When not traveling across the United States at Conventions and Special Events. Currently a Specialty Food Show Chef for Lightlife Greenleaf Foods. Jaymes Berry also serves as Private Chef to International Consulates in Chicago providing served home lunches, plated dinners and large events. Chef Jaymes Berry has worked alongside Celebrity Chefs including Iron Chef Cat Cora, Martin Yan, Emeril Lagasse, Pastry Chef Mindy Segal, and Michael Kornick of DMK.

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Jaymes Berry is a Chicago native who has been serving and entertaining guests in their homes and at special events for over 15 years.
When not traveling across the United States at Conventions and Special Events. Currently a Specialty Food Show Chef for Lightlife Greenleaf Foods. Jaymes Berry also serves as Private Chef to International Consulates in Chicago providing served home lunches, plated dinners and large events. Chef Jaymes Berry has worked alongside Celebrity Chefs including Iron Chef Cat Cora, Martin Yan, Emeril Lagasse, Pastry Chef Mindy Segal, and Michael Kornick of DMK.
He looks forward to serving you Lightlife Burgers and Presenting at Veggie Fest 2019 on August 10 & 11!

http://www.lightlife.com/

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Veggie Fest Presents, Mary Pomerantz

Sunday, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad and Hummus (Tent 3)

Veggie Fest Presents is an extension of Veggie Fest all during the year. Events are held almost every Saturday, every month, at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center. Events include Cooking Classes, Guest Speakers and Guest Chefs, and lectures on learning how to be a vegetarian and healthy aspects of the vegetarian diet. All events are free of charge. Veggie Fest Presents is also involved in providing recipes, blog posts and celebrity interviews for the Veggie Fest website.

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Veggie Fest Presents is an extension of Veggie Fest all during the year. Events are held almost every Saturday, every month, at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center. Events include Cooking Classes, Guest Speakers and Guest Chefs, and lectures on learning how to be a vegetarian and healthy aspects of the vegetarian diet. All events are free of charge. Veggie Fest Presents is also involved in providing recipes, blog posts and celebrity interviews for the Veggie Fest website.
Mary Pomerantz, who is part of the Veggie Fest Presents Team, has been a vegetarian for 50 years. She is passionate about cooking, recipes and a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

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Nature's Path Organic

Saturday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Love Crunch Granola Fruit Tarts (Tent 3)
Sunday, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Que Pasa Mayan Chocolate Pie (Tent 3)

Download Recipes

Please join us for two exciting presentations from Nature’s Path Organic.

Nature’s Path is a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably driven, deliciously healthy organic food company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it.” The Nature’s Path family lives for healthy, great tasting organic foods. To grow organic foods in a sustainable way is their passion and the cornerstone of their company.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipes

Please join us for two exciting presentations from Nature’s Path Organic.

Nature’s Path is a family-run, passionately independent, sustainably driven, deliciously healthy organic food company that believes in "leaving the earth better than we found it.” The Nature’s Path family lives for healthy, great tasting organic foods. To grow organic foods in a sustainable way is their passion and the cornerstone of their company.

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/

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Manna Kitchen

Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Gado Gado (Indonesian Vegetable Salad) (Tent 3)

Download Recipe

The plant-based scene in the Chicago Loop is thriving. Manna Kitchen wanted to bring some of that Veggie Love to the western suburbs and that is how their restaurant came to be.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipe

The plant-based scene in the Chicago Loop is thriving. Manna Kitchen wanted to bring some of that Veggie Love to the western suburbs and that is how their restaurant came to be. It will fill the need for delicious, plant-based comfort food in DuPage County. Manna Kitchen if family-run and foodie-approved. They offer an elegant, fast, casual dining experience in Lisle, Illinois.

https://mannakitchen.net/

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The Veg Coach, Ellen Jaffe Jones

Saturday, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Tricolor Quinoa with Collard Greens, Beans and Pumpkin Seeds, also Rich and Chewy Brownies (Tent 2)
Sunday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 PM: Overstuffed Soft Tacos and Date Night Truffles (Tent 2)

Download Recipes

Please join Ellen Jaffe Jones who will present recipes from her acclaimed cookbooks.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipes

Please join Ellen Jaffe Jones who will present recipes from her acclaimed cookbooks.

Ellen Jaffe Jones is a U.S. consumer, health and fitness journalist, and an author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day: A Game Plan for the Budget Conscious Cook; The Kitchen Divided: Vegan Recipes for the Semi-Vegan Household; Paleo Vegan: Plant-Based Primal Recipes; and Vegan For One.

http://www.vegcoach.com

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Marla Rose, Vegan Street

Saturday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Italian Parmesan Sprinkles, Garden Pesto, and Fudgy Raw Brownies (Tent 3)

Download Recipe

Marla Rose is an award-nominated journalist, author, activist, and mother. She is a partner with Vegan Street Media and Consulting. In 2009, she and her husband were awarded "Activists of the Year" by Mercy for Animals.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipe

Marla Rose is an award-nominated journalist, author, activist, and mother. She is a partner with Vegan Street Media and Consulting. In 2009, she and her husband were awarded "Activists of the Year" by Mercy for Animals.

http://veganstreet.com/

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Acooba Scott Cooks

Saturday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Cucumber Salad and Lentil Salad (Tent 3)

Please join one of our favorite chefs, Acooba Scott, as she shows you how easy it is to make gourmet vegan food.

Expand to read more >>

Please join one of our favorite chefs, Acooba Scott, as she shows you how easy it is to make gourmet vegan food.

Acooba Scott has more than 25 years of experience raising a family of vegetarians and vegans. She has given numerous cooking classes in Southern California and has been a guest chef at Veggie Fest for the past 4 years. Acooba loves to show people how to make healthy, tasty, and affordable meals for themselves and their loved ones using quality plant-based ingredients.

http://www.acooba.com

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Chef Ramses Bravo, Vegan Chef

Saturday, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Lettuce Wraps (Tent 2)
Sunday, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Sweet Lentil Crepes and Berry Marmalade (Tent 2)

Download Recipes

Please join Chef Ramses Bravo on Saturday as he demoes a trio of tasty veggie recipes that will astound and delight your taste buds, especially when you realize they are made without salt or oil!

Chef Ramses returns on Sunday to demonstrate how to make delicious Sweet Lentil Crepes and Berry Marmalade.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipes

Please join Chef Ramses Bravo on Saturday as he demoes a trio of tasty veggie recipes that will astound and delight your taste buds, especially when you realize they are made without salt or oil!

Chef Ramses returns on Sunday to demonstrate how to make delicious Sweet Lentil Crepes and Berry Marmalade.

Chef Ramses has been the executive chef for True North Health Center since 2007. He is the author of Bravo! cookbook, Bravo Express! e-books, and The Love Kitchen e-books. He travels nationwide and enjoys teaching adults and children how to cook healthy meals.

https://cheframses.com/

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Flavors of India with Vimi Shukla

Sunday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Pav Bhaji (Indian Vegetable Sandwiches) (Tent 1)

Download Recipe

Indian food is a creative combination of spicy, savory, sweet & flavorful ingredients. As the practice of vegetarianism spreads, many of us strive to master techniques in creating vegetarian dishes. In this demo, you'll learn a few vegetarian Indian recipes that you can enjoy recreating at home.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipe

Indian food is a creative combination of spicy, savory, sweet & flavorful ingredients. As the practice of vegetarianism spreads, many of us strive to master techniques in creating vegetarian dishes. In this demo, you'll learn a few vegetarian Indian recipes that you can enjoy recreating at home.

Vimi Shukla is passionate about cooking. Her family inspires her to try out new dishes. It gives her immense pleasure when people enjoy her new creations. She is always looking for ways to make heart-healthy, delicious, and wholesome meals that satisfy both the head and the heart.

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Ray Glend

Saturday, 11:30am - 12:30pm - Lentil Millet Sweet Potato Burgers (Tent 1)

Download Recipe

Please join Ray Glend as he demonstrates healthy vegan cooking.

Ray Glend is an entrepreneur, a marathon runner, and a US veteran. For over 40 years he’s promoted a healthy lifestyle through food, sports, and spirituality. He loves to cook and to explore international cuisine as he blends traditional with non-traditional recipes. Ray currently coordinates all of the Veggie Fest Presents! cooking demos at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, IL.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipe

Please join Ray Glend as he demonstrates healthy vegan cooking.

Ray Glend is an entrepreneur, a marathon runner, and a US veteran. For over 40 years he’s promoted a healthy lifestyle through food, sports, and spirituality. He loves to cook and to explore international cuisine as he blends traditional with non-traditional recipes. Ray currently coordinates all of the Veggie Fest Presents! cooking demos at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, IL.

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Dustin Harder

Saturday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM: A Fundue Party! (Tent 3)

Download Recipe

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie.When not traveling, he works as a personal chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor in New York City. As a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Dustin has been featured in such publications as Eating Well, VegNews, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, and Paste Magazine.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipe

Dustin Harder is the host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie.When not traveling, he works as a personal chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor in New York City. As a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Dustin has been featured in such publications as Eating Well, VegNews, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, and Paste Magazine. His second book, Epic Vegan, will be released July 2, 2019. Epic Vegan is the follow-up to Dustin's first book, The Simply Vegan Cookbook.

http://www.veganroadie.com

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Regina Dillard

Saturday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Banana Nut Logs (Tent 1)

Download Recipe

Regina Dillard is a certified plant-based chef and owner of Inner Sanctum Wellness, a holistic, customer-focused, wellness service provider, which focuses on whole food preparation, organic body care and spiritual centering. She is also the author of two recipe books, FEED: Living Food Recipes to be Made and Eaten with Love, as well as The 7-day Vegan eBook (April 2019).

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipe

Regina Dillard is a certified plant-based chef and owner of Inner Sanctum Wellness, a holistic, customer-focused, wellness service provider, which focuses on whole food preparation, organic body care and spiritual centering. She is also the author of two recipe books, FEED: Living Food Recipes to be Made and Eaten with Love, as well as The 7-day Vegan eBook (April 2019).

During the warm weather months she works with urban farming communities, such as Sweet Water Foundation NFP, (Englewood/Chicago), to provide live food recipe demos. She also creates plant-based recipes, based on the seasonal crops, teaching local residents how to incorporate fresh produce into their existing eating lifestyle. You can find her on YouTube where she offers healthy recipe tutorials and wellness tips.

Regina found health through a plan-based, nutrient filled diet and is committed to helping others become healthy, too. Her mission is to share her personal wellness journey and teach others how to feed and heal themselves using plant-based foods.

This year she and other professionals will launch LIVE 360 EDU, a collaborative community of wellness instructors and coaches providing its members virtual health coaching and wellness services, plus 24/7 access to cooking, self-care, physical fitness and personal coaching classes, mindfulness tools, and lifestyle resources. The official launch date is scheduled June 3, 2019.

Regina looks forward to working with Veggie Fest to share her story as a demo chef for Veggie Fest Chicago 2019.

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Roslyn Dudley

Sunday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 PM: Cabbage Pepper Slaw and BBQ Tempeh (Tent 1)

Download Recipe

Roslyn Dudley grew up in Virginia with her grandparents, where she acquired a love of cooking as she helped to prepare family meals. She became a vegetarian about 34 years ago, when tofu was the go-to staple of the vegetarian diet.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipe

Roslyn Dudley grew up in Virginia with her grandparents, where she acquired a love of cooking as she helped to prepare family meals. She became a vegetarian about 34 years ago, when tofu was the go-to staple of the vegetarian diet. She started transforming some of her childhood dishes, like cornbread and mustard and turnip greens, into vegetarian recipes. More recently, her dishes have evolved to incorporate vegan ingredients like cashew ricotta cheese, tempeh BBQ ribs, and flax egg substitutes. Cooking demos, cooking for her family and friends, newspaper and cookbook recipe contributor, cookbook author, and vegan blogger are some of her culinary accomplishments. Roslyn is the author of Vegan Cooking for the Soul.

https://mamarozcooks.com/

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Karyn Calabrese

Saturday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Cauliflower Salad, Mint Juleps, and Banana Pudding (Tent 2)
Sunday, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Apple Ambrosia, Mint Juleps, and Italian Sprouted Bean Salad (Tent 2)

Download Recipes

Karyn Calabrese is a successful entrepreneur, Celebrity Chef and popular holistic health expert based in Chicago. For the past 45 years, Karyn has been committed to taking care of her body and helping others to do the same. In addition to a raw diet, she believes in regular detoxification and has developed a program that she teaches to hundreds of people each year. She is the embodiment of her teachings as an ageless, elegantly energetic 71-year-old.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipes

Karyn Calabrese is a successful entrepreneur, Celebrity Chef and popular holistic health expert based in Chicago. For the past 45 years, Karyn has been committed to taking care of her body and helping others to do the same. In addition to a raw diet, she believes in regular detoxification and has developed a program that she teaches to hundreds of people each year. She is the embodiment of her teachings as an ageless, elegantly energetic 71-year-old. The Karyn’s brand includes an intimate, yet sweeping, day spa (Karyn’s Inner Beauty Center and ), an extensive learning center (headlined by a 28-day and 10 day cleanse program), a cookbook, an uncook book and all-natural retail lines spanning wellness supplements, cosmetics and raw cuisine. For as Karyn herself questions at the end of every day: “If you don’t take care of this, the most magnificent machine you'll ever be given, where are you going to live?”

https://karynraw.com/

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Elysabeth Alfano

Saturday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Banana Muffins (Tent 1)
Sunday, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Yummy Breakfast Bowl and Watermelon Salad (Tent 1)

Download Recipes

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast and Interview Series on WGN Radio, #JaneUnChained, iTunes, Youtube, Spotify and more.

Expand to read more >>
Download Recipes

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano Podcast and Interview Series on WGN Radio, #JaneUnChained, iTunes, Youtube, Spotify and more. She is a plant-based guest expert for iHeart Radio’s KFI show, The Fork Report, and WGN Radio. She is also a freelance plant-based reporter for NPR Member Station KCRW and an on-air host for WGN Radio. In her on-line series, The Silver-Chic Chef, she creates plant-based recipes which she has cooked on WGN-TV, WCIU and Veg Fests around the nation, where she also speaks on the mental, economic, environmental and physical benefits of a plant-based diet. For more info, visit ElysabethAlfano.com

http://www.ElysabethAlfano.com

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Mary & Erik from Jay & Joy in France

Saturday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cashew Vegan Cheese (Tent 1)
Sunday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Cashew Vegan Cheese (Tent 1)


Jaymes Berry (LightLife)

Sunday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: LightLife Burger Build (Tent 3)

Jaymes Berry is a Chicago native who has been serving and entertaining guests in their homes and at special events for over 15 years.
When not traveling across the United States at Conventions and Special Events. Currently a Specialty Food Show Chef for Lightlife Greenleaf Foods. Jaymes Berry also serves as Private Chef to International Consulates in Chicago providing served home lunches, plated dinners and large events. Chef Jaymes Berry has worked alongside Celebrity Chefs including Iron Chef Cat Cora, Martin Yan, Emeril Lagasse, Pastry Chef Mindy Segal, and Michael Kornick of DMK.

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Jaymes Berry is a Chicago native who has been serving and entertaining guests in their homes and at special events for over 15 years.
When not traveling across the United States at Conventions and Special Events. Currently a Specialty Food Show Chef for Lightlife Greenleaf Foods. Jaymes Berry also serves as Private Chef to International Consulates in Chicago providing served home lunches, plated dinners and large events. Chef Jaymes Berry has worked alongside Celebrity Chefs including Iron Chef Cat Cora, Martin Yan, Emeril Lagasse, Pastry Chef Mindy Segal, and Michael Kornick of DMK.
He looks forward to serving you Lightlife Burgers and Presenting at Veggie Fest 2019 on August 10 & 11!

http://www.lightlife.com/

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Veggie Fest Presents, Mary Pomerantz

Sunday, 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad and Hummus (Tent 3)

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Veggie Fest Presents is an extension of Veggie Fest all during the year. Events are held almost every Saturday, every month, at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center. Events include Cooking Classes, Guest Speakers and Guest Chefs, and lectures on learning how to be a vegetarian and healthy aspects of the vegetarian diet. All events are free of charge. Veggie Fest Presents is also involved in providing recipes, blog posts and celebrity interviews for the Veggie Fest website.

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Veggie Fest Presents is an extension of Veggie Fest all during the year. Events are held almost every Saturday, every month, at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center. Events include Cooking Classes, Guest Speakers and Guest Chefs, and lectures on learning how to be a vegetarian and healthy aspects of the vegetarian diet. All events are free of charge. Veggie Fest Presents is also involved in providing recipes, blog posts and celebrity interviews for the Veggie Fest website.
Mary Pomerantz, who is part of the Veggie Fest Presents Team, has been a vegetarian for 50 years. She is passionate about cooking, recipes and a healthy plant-based lifestyle.

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