A Main Street Vegan® Lifestyle Coach & Educator is a practicing vegan who is certified to coach, counsel and educate individuals and groups in adopting this health-promoting and compassionate way of eating and being in the world. As a Main Street Vegan-certified VLCE, you’ll be qualified to help individuals and groups go vegan, stay vegan, feel terrific, and be part of the wonderful ripple effect that’s saving the lives of people and animals, and helping heal the planet. In addition, you’ll learn at the Academy how to set up a Vegan Lifestyle Coaching practice, market yourself, speak for groups and to the media, and make the most of the Internet.
Fran is an advisory board member and teaches at Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy.
Visit the Main Street Vegan website for more information: http://mainstreetvegan.net/academy/
Learn about the work we are doing to get healthy food on the menus of schools and nutrition education in the classrooms. HUNGRY KIDS NEED HEALTHY FOOD! The gala will feature a plant-based tasting featuring incredible chefs and restaurants.
For more information visit: www.healthyschoolfood.org/events.htm
Woodstock In Williamsburg!
Your favorite farm animal sanctuary is coming to Brooklyn. Please join Ethan Ciment and Michael Suchman, The Vegan Mos, as they host an intimate fundraising party for Woodstock Farm Sanctuary at their home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A delicious fall dinner catered by white-hot chef Jay Astafa will be passed as we enjoy the views of the New York City Skyline from their spacious penthouse terrace.
Executive Director and Co-Founder of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, Jenny Brown will be giving an update on the plans of the Sanctuary including the recent big move!
Tickets are $100. There is very limited space at this exclusive event and tickets must be purchased in advance.
The party is in North Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Exact address will be emailed to you in the “thank you” email you receive when you purchase tickets.
Can’t make it? Join us in spirit by purchasing a virtual ticket! As our thank you for purchasing a virtual ticket, we will send you a new Woodstock Farm Sanctuary t-shirt.
Visit https://donate.woodstocksanctuary.org/brooklyn-nyc/events/woodstock-williamsburg/e57977 to purchase tickets.
In this class you’ll learn to bake the best chocolate cakes around…that just happen to be vegan! We’ll make multiple variations, as well as go over gluten-free options. After perfecting the basic recipe, we’ll make: Bittersweet Ganache-Glazed Chocolate Torte with Cranberry Coulis; Sacher Torte with Schlag; Brooklyn Blackout Cake; Chocolate Pecan Cranberry Coffee Cake; and Chocolate, Orange, and Almond Olive Oil Cake.
For more information visit: http://recreational.ice.edu/Courses/Detail/15474
Brooklyn Blackout Cake photo by Kate Lewis.
Fran will be joining Laura Theodore on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio to discuss chocolate desserts for the holidays.
Listen to the show live on December 9th, or listen to the archive later: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-jazzy-vegetarian/2015/12/09/vegan-chocolate-for-the-holidays-with-fran-costigan
Photo ©Kate Lewis
The Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival takes place on January 9th and 10th, 2016, at the Scottsdale Civic Amphitheater in Scottsdale, AZ. I’ll be doing chocolate demos at 12:15pm each day.
Visit their website for more information: http://azvegfoodfest.com
1 lecture/demonstration; 4 all-day hands-on classes
- Classes are limited to 14.
- A certificate of completion will be issued to those students attending the full 5 days.
- Fran’s 2 cookbooks are included in the fee.
If you’re on a mission to make world-class vegan desserts, sign on for some “basic training” in the field with the Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®. Learn the tactics involved in baking without dairy, eggs, and refined sugar, or odd ingredients. The entire operation was developed by Fran Costigan, vegan pastry chef-instructor and author of Great Good Desserts Naturally, More Great Good Desserts Naturally, and the Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, the books considered the “bibles” of vegan pastry arts. You’ll gain the confidence to adapt many standard recipes to delicious vegan versions, as you learn about foundational pastry technique and ingredients specific to vegan baking. Quality organic, seasonal ingredients will be emphasized, including whole grain flours, organic fair-traded sweeteners (both liquid and granulated), vegan gelatin (agar-agar), root starches, non-dairy milks, sulfite-free dried fruits, chocolate, cocoa, pure extracts, leavening agents and much more. Novice and experienced bakers and everyone in between will benefit from the expert training offered in this unique intensive. Plating of desserts will be practiced daily and a dessert buffet party will be our finale.
To register, visit: http://www.naturalgourmetinstitute.com/class/12964/