Last night I had the pleasure of attending the second Practitioners Promoting Eating Plants dinner in Bloomfield Hills. This is a group of health professionals, students, and people interested in their own health who, you guessed it, promote or follow a plant-based (vegan) diet. It was held in the beautiful home of a registered nurse, raw foods chef, and Food for Life Instructor, Sue. Around 35-40 people attended and it was so wonderful to be around so many like-minded people! I met doctors, nurses, registered dietitians, fellow students, cooking instructors, a documentary filmmaker, a local bulk-foods business owner, a psychologist, cancer survivors, and more.
Sue made us the most delicious, mostly raw, dinner I have ever had! Luckily, I borrowed my boyfriend’s camera and was able to take some shots.
Not pictured: Butternut squash soup shooters, fresh spring rolls that we rolled ourselves, a roasted tomato and quinoa salad, french lentil and wild rice salad, and a roasted vegetable platter. There was an abundance of amazing food! Even though I stuffed myself (and went for seconds) I still felt energetic and good.
I definitely hope to be able to make as many future meetings as possible. I feel so inspired after meeting so many great people doing wonderful things to promote health! This dinner was mostly a networking opportunity, but I wonder if future events might involve some sort of health topic presentation or other activity? Not that it wasn’t perfect to just talk and eat!