August 2023 PEA Pod & BloomingVeg Potluck

August 2023 PEA Pod & BloomingVeg Potluck
Easy to to assemble lunch: pre-made black beans and leftover roasted carrots combined with Instant Pot rice, mango and avocado. 

This month, BloomingVeg is invited join PEA Pod again for a potluck. BloomingVeg members will be bringing vegan dishes, while PEA Pod dishes will additionally focus on whole-food dishes with no added oil. Meet some new folks, share some favorite dishes and discuss vegan or WFPB recipes.

August Plant-Powered adventure

On Saturday, my family ran in the August mid-summer 5K. I rode a tandem bike with my 12-year old about six miles to get to start line. Our plant-powered diets helped my son and I place in our age groups. In my late forties, I was able to finish in the top 20% overall. Then we both biked six miles back home. Plant-power!

Plant-powered athletes at the front of the pack at a recent 5k.


August 20th, from 1:30 to 3 pm.

What to Bring

  • Plate and utensils for yourself
  • Beverage for yourself
  • Whole food, plant-based vegan dishes with no added oil to share, or food just for yourself if you’re not in potluck mode, up to you!
  • If you do bring food to share, please bring the appropriate serving utensils.
  • A label with food ingredients is helpful.


The picnic will be at First United Church, 2420 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN, in the shelter at the rear of the building.

Save the Date - Future Events

  • September – Stay tuned for possible alternate date and location
  • October 22, 1:30 - 3 at First United Church
  • November 19, 1:30 - 3 at First United Church
  • December 17, 1:30 - 3 at First United Church

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