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Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking Seminar Comes to Tillamook

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As the holiday season approaches, many think there is no way to maintain their weight loss or eat a healthy diet. But a seminar by well-known Portland vegan chef David Gabbe, Monday, November 14, will show ways to cook heart-healthy and delicious holiday meals. A supper buffet begins the evening at 5:45 p.m., followed by a 2-hour demonstration class on cooking a vegan Thanksgiving menu.

Since 1990, David Gabbe has written and taught on the subject of vegan cooking. He is the author of a number of vegetarian cooking books, including his latest, “David's Vegan Home Cooking.”

Gabbe says, “I find it a gratifying experience to be able to meet so many wonderful students and to share practical information on health and plant-based cooking. Perhaps most enjoyable of all is to be able to whip up tasty and wholesome vegan dishes that absolutely amaze even steadfast meat-eaters.”

The majority of his students are non-vegetarians and non-vegans. These are health-conscious people wanting to learn how to better incorporate beans, soy, whole grains, and vegetables into their regular menus. Gabbe favors meals that are quick and easy to prepare, that use a minimum of ingredients and instructions, and that use familiar ingredients that are used again in other dishes. His classes are all about learning and sharing information for the benefit of all.

This event is sponsored by Tillamook County General Hospital and TLC Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP).

The Vegan Thanksgiving cooking seminar will be held at the Tillamook Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2610 First Street, on the lower level, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Buffet supper begins at 5:45 p.m.; the cooking class begins at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of a charge, donations to the CHIP scholarship fund are requested. Reservations are required, so please call (503)-815-2313.