The second annual Vegan Holiday Festival will raise awareness from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ha'iku Community Center.
The Optimum Living Alliance says to come and celebrate the holiday season with free, healthful food. You may also enjoy vegan cooking and raw food preparation demos along with guest speakers and fun for the keiki.
Dig into mashed potatoes with cashew-mushroom and brown gravy, baked squash, stuffing, steamed greens and cranberry zing. Other highlights include tropical fruit platters, vegetables crudites. 20 types
Brook Le‘amohala showcases some of the many tempting vegan dishes to be served at the second annual Vegan Holiday Festival.
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of vegan pizzas, and coconut-carrot-ginger soup. Desserts range from chocolate pies by Mama Earth Cafe to vegan sorbet by Ono Gelato.
There will be over $1,000 in raffle prizes and rockin' world-beat music after the feast by Carlos Garcia and Brian Whitman. "Be prepared to boogie," states the press release.
Keynote speaker Dr. Steve Blake will present a talk on "Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease, Arthritis and Diabetes."
Dajah Hunt, owner of The Abundant Aina Caf, will share some delicious healthy holiday secrets, and Home Le'amohala, founder of the Optimum Living Alliance, will chat you up while offering some of his compassionate holiday mana'o.
Those who attend are encouraged to make it an earth-friendly and no-trash event - by bringing your own plate, cup and utensils - for the complimentary feast.
However, a $10 donation is appreciated in order for OLA to cover expenses.
There will be local farmers selling fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits, and vendors selling local arts and crafts as well as massage therapists and a host of holistic services.
"Bring your friends and families and come celebrate a compassionate, healthy holiday with the Optimum Living Alliance!" says Le'amohala.
For details visit VeganHolidayFestival.org or call 573-1959.