Events


Featured Event:

Location: Center for Plant-based Living
If you are wanting all things plant-based all the time - you've got it!! We have just opened the Center for Plant-based Living, it's the nation's first plant-based nutrition and culinary education center located in downtown Kirkwood. Join us and let's get cooking!

October 24, 2021, at 10:00 AM
Location: St. Louis Forest Park
I'm so excited to be back at out Veg Fest! Dr. Jim Loomis and I will be back together doing our Doc and Chef gig. Come check it out!

October 2, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
Peruvian Cuisine is a study in contrast: hot and cold, acidic and starchy, robust and delicate. Think spices and big flavors! Join us for a unique 4 course feast celebrating this unique South American cuisine, purely plant based.

September 30, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
From making a simple vegetable broth (without all the junk in it!), to creating robust flavors in an oil-free, dry saute, you’ll learn all the culinary basics you need to jump start or even enhance your plant-based journey. Some other valuable take-a-ways: How to make almond milk How to make a rich and creamy cheesy sauce that EVERYONE will love! The secret formula to making a great oil-free dressing every time! How to make a Parmesan cheese And much more! You’ll also receive a digital full color 25-page PDF that you can keep on your phone/device for quick reference! This is priceless!

September 25, 2021, at 12:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
rom making a simple vegetable broth (without all the junk in it!), to creating robust flavors in an oil-free, dry saute, you’ll learn all the culinary basics you need to jump start or even enhance your plant-based journey. Some other valuable take-a-ways: How to make almond milk How to make a rich and creamy cheesy sauce that EVERYONE will love! The formula to making a great oil-free dressing every time! How to make a Parmesan cheese And much more! You’ll also receive a full color 25-page PDF!

September 19, 2021, at 04:00 PM
Location: virtual
Let’s cook Sunday dinner together! In this interactive virtual class we’ll be cooking up two new and improved fall classics you’ll enjoy all season long. I’m also sharing my favorite sausage link recipe that you can add to any recipe where you are missing that meaty texture! These are keeper recipes for sure! I’d love for you to cook with me, or, feel free to sit back and enjoy the show! Your menu - Homemade Sausage Links - Sausage and Kale Acorn Stuffed Squash - Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut, Ginger and Garlic

September 16, 2021, at 05:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
NEW Butler Soy Curl recipes and OMG they’re so tasty!! You won’t believe what you can do with those crazy little curls - create SUPER DELICIOUS meals, that’s what!! Our Menu Soy Curl Black Bean Burgers Soy Curl Vegan Jerky Soy Curl “Chicken” Noodle Soup with Spinach

September 4, 2021, at 10:00 AM
Location: Kirkwood Farmers' Market

August 24, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
Based on the book, Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, this set of classes addresses hormone-related issues including cancer, menopause, thyroid health and mood shifts. Dietary choices have a surprisingly powerful effect on hormones and the problems they cause. The information provided in these classes explains the latest research and offers a new approach to treating, prevention, and even curing many of the most common and persistent health problems.

August 13, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
On this, the official 2 year anniversary of our shop and also recognizing 10 years of STL Veg Girl, we are celebrating with a Gourmet BBQ Dinner Party!! This is the largest menu we have ever served and what better way to say, thank you for all of your support over the years!

August 10, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
The Anniversary Celebration Week continues! Dr. Jim Loomis is still in town and we are doing the most requested class topics! In this class Jim and Caryn are revealing NEW Butler Soy Curl recipes and OMG they’re so tasty!! You won’t believe what you can do with those crazy little Butler Soy Curls - create SUPER DELICIOUS meals.. that’s what!! Our Menu Soy Curl Black Bean Burgers Soy Curl Vegan Jerky Soy Curl “Chicken” Noodle Soup with Spinach

August 7, 2021, at 05:00 PM
Location: virtual
Another fun event to kick off the big anniversary week!! Using secret ingredients, Dr. Jim Loomis and Caryn Dugan must rely on their quick creativity to be named Chef AJ's IRON CHEF! Who are you rooting for?!

August 7, 2021, at 10:00 AM
Location: Kirkwood Farmers' Market

July 25, 2021, at 05:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
Bertke is back for a FINAL seating! Chris and Caryn are rolling out a 3-course educational dinner party! Learn how to make new recipes including Chris’ miso braised tofu salmon - you’ll be the first to try this!! Up your veg game and be prepared to be blown away with simple techniques to unbelievable flavor!

July 25, 2021, at 05:00 PM
Location: virtual
Virtually join this sold-out live event! We will interact with our in-person attendees AND our virtual attendees! As a virtual attendee, you will receive all the recipes and as a BONUS, a link to the recording of the dinner party!! Our Menu: Three hour miso braised tofu "salmon" steaks Vegan bacon and avocado ranch salad wedge Dark chocolate mousse 2.0 with rum, cayenne, pomegranate, and mint CLASS INSTRUCTIONS All class times are in Central Time. All classes require payment at the time of registration. We use ZOOM to broadcast, you do not need a ZOOM account, but we ask that you please become familiar with the platform before showtime. 24 hours prior to class, you will receive an email (be sure to check your junk / spam folder) containing: 1. Log-in information to the class 2. A PDF with the recipes. You are welcomed to cook along with us or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Here’s a link to all the kitchen wares I use in classes and in the PLANT-BASED QUICK COOKING SHOW series. The Amazon link provides the Center for Plant-based Living a small commission for items sold, however the prices are not increased to compensate for this.

July 24, 2021, at 05:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
Bertke is back for a second second seating! Chris and Caryn are rolling out a 3-course educational dinner party! Learn how to make new recipes including Chris’ miso braised tofu salmon - you’ll be the first to try this!! Up your veg game and be prepared to be blown away with simple techniques to unbelievable flavor!