Thursday, November 22,
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Sign-in and appetizers start at noon and the meal starts just
after 1:00pm. You must arrive by 1:00pm!
Thank you for a great event. See you in 2013!
This event has already occurred. The information below is for your information only.
The VSDC Life-Affirming Thanksgiving is an annual event that brings together vegetarians and non-vegetarians to enjoy compassionate and healthy food and a wonderful social setting.
Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with
hundreds of people enjoying a gourmet vegan feast at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda
in Bethesda, MD. The
programming includes exciting door prizes, a silent auction fundraiser,
exhibitors, and a live musical act by guitarist
Stephen Svoboda following lunch. Everyone will leave with
vegan chocolates from
Rose City Chocolates. Someone will walk away with a
Vitamix, others will leave with gift certificates, while still others will be
enjoying the Bamboo cutting board,
Tofurky Lunch Box filled with goodies, a
one-night free stay from Hyatt, just to name a few things.
This has been a very successful event
for years so we feel confident that you will leave pleased again this year!
Our keynote speaker
Mills, a practicing physician and the Associate Director of Preventative
Medicine with the Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine, will speak about the health benefits
of a plant-based diet. Dr. Mills is an accomplished speaker, television
commentator, and author. He is a graduate of the Stanford University School
Our exciting, abundant buffet
Coconut Butternut Squash
Salads / Appetizers
Vegetable Crudités (Raw
Vegetables) with Artichoke Hummus, Moroccan Carrot Dip , Roasted Red
Pepper and Walnut Spread 
Garden Salad with Pine Nuts, Avocado, and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Freshly Baked Sourdough, Crusted Olive Bread, and Pumpkin Rolls with
Herb-Infused Oil for dipping
Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Tomato
and Fennel Broth Red and Black Rice Stuffing with Red Lentils, Almonds, and
Vegan Country “Meat” Loaf with Golden Gravy 
Sage-and-Pumpkin Seed Encrusted Seitan with Roasted Garlic-Pumpkin Sauce 
Spicy Collard Greens with Sun-Dried Tomatoes 
Green Bean Casserole 
Mashed Potatoes with Groovy Onion Gravy 
Traditional Cranberry Sauce 
Vegan Pumpkin Pie 
Spiced Cider , Iced Tea, Freshly
Brewed Coffee, and Teas
 “Vegan Holiday Kitchen” by Nava Atlas from Well’s Vegetarian
Thanksgiving 2011 Series at well.blogs.nytimes.com
 “America’s Test Kitchen” from Well’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving 2010 Series
 “Recipes for Health” from Well’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving Series 2011 at
 “Chloe’s Kitchen” by Chloe Coscarelli from Well’s Vegetarian
Thanksgiving Series 2011 at well.blogs.nytimes.com
 "By Any Greens Necessary" by Tracye McQuirter
 Post Punk Kitchen by Isa Chandra
 “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living” by Beverly Lynn Bennett
 “Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan” by Dreena Burton
 “The Joy of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
 “The Vegan Table” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Registration is closed; there will be
absolutely no walk-in
A seat is reserved for you when you either register online or mail in a
check with our registration form. For online registration, you will receive
a confirmation immediately upon receipt of payment. For mail-in
registration, you will receive a confirmation by Monday, November 19, at the
latest. If you have not received a confirmation for your mailed-in
registration by that date, and your check has not been
At this point, refunds are no longer possible.
maintains an open seating policy; therefore, it's ideal to arrive
shortly after 12 noon, especially if you have a group of 3 or more.
We will have special seating sections (e.g., tables marked for
Singles, Family, or special needs). If
you have a preference, please include special table requests with
your registration and we’ll do our best to honor them.
Washington Humane Society has been the DC area’s leading voice of compassion
for pets and wildlife since 1870 -- yes, 1870! WHS provides comfort
and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year through monetary and in-kind
donations. VSDC will accept donations from the
Washington Humane Society's wish list at our Thanksgiving event.
Community of Hope
provides our underserved neighbors with the building blocks they need to
create meaningful lives and better futures.
Please bring vegan, non-perishable food
items as donations, so we can
help them in their mission of improving the quality of
life for homeless, low-income, and underserved families
A special THANK YOU to our generous sponsors!
We look forward to seeing you there!
April 26, 2013 11:01 AM