Exploring the Future of Protein: Spirulina & Seaweed

Algae Could Help Feed The World…Taste The Change!

WHEN: Sunday, March 23rd | 5:30pm

WHERE: Pepe’s Bistro | 3227 S 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68502 | get directions

Spirulina, a blue-green microalgae, is one of the highest quality, most easily digestible sources of complete protein known to man; ounce for ounce, it provides ~65% vs. ~25% for beef. Its efficiency is unmatched; a farmer can produce 1kg of spirulina in a week vs. six months for 1kg of beef. And NASA has given it a thumb’s up! Seaweed, a macroalgae, is also a nutrient powerhouse with a radically shortened production timeframe.

But, the question remains: HOW DOES ALGAE TASTE? Join us at Pepe’s Bistro to watch a short documentary (Dutch Weed Burger (trailer above)) featuring various NYC chefs and their takes on seaweed burgers and more, then taste test a few special items for yourself. This is a FREE event; seating is limited.

Some interesting reading:

Central NE Veggie Potluck @ The Chocolate Bar in GI!

the-chocolate-barWe will be celebrating the 1st NVA Central NE veg potluck in Grand Island!  Come casual and bring your favorite dish!

WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 3pm

WHERE: The Chocolate Bar | 116 W. 3rd St., Grand Island, NE 68801 | get directions

The Chocolate Bar was our first choice of venue, partly because of the atmosphere, and their interest in establishing a stronger Vegan client base!

Feel free to bring: A main course, a side dish, a beverage or a desert. We are shooting for around 30 guests. You can RSVP through Meetup or Facebook.

  • Water glasses will be complimentary.
  • Soda Pop, tea, and lemonade will be for sale.
  • If someone would prefer to bring a beverage to serve feel free.
  • Try to remember to bring serving utensils!

Something to look forward to – VEGAN CHEESECAKE!!!

Please bring a note describing your dish; vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. Please avoid nuts as some members have severe allergies. Really looking forward to seeing everyone and getting to know the Vegans/Vegetarians who live in Central Nebraska!

EVENT: 2014 Chili Cook-Off!


The Nebraska Vegetarian Association is hosting our 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Jan. 25th 2014 at the Benson Community Center in Omaha. Please RSVP as soon as you can and spread the word!

You may either:

  • Bring a batch of your best vegan chili for the competition, or …
  • Bring a delicious side dish (or drink) to go with the chili, such as cornbread, salad, fruits, veggies, crackers, chips, etc.

Everyone will have the opportunity to try each batch of chili, then vote on which chili they liked the best. First, second, and third-place winners will receive prizes!
As usual, please remember to label your food item(s) with known allergens (e.g. soy, wheat) and whether it’s vegan or lacto-ovo vegetarian. Please avoid nuts as some members have severe allergies.

Hope to see everyone there!

EVENT: Omaha/Lincoln End of Summer Platte River Potluck!

It’s time for our annual Omaha & Lincoln get together! Platte River State Park is a good halfway point, and a fun place to spend the day!

Bring a dish to share, and we will have a lunchtime potluck picnic at the Turkey Shelter! Please, label your dish vegan or vegetarian, gluten free, and/or other known allergens or dietary concerns. Please, try to avoid dishes containing nuts, as some families have extreme allergies. If you would like to comment on our event pages on Facebook or Meetup with what you are planning to bring, that would be great!

After lunch, there will be a short meeting discussing the NVA.. while we have everyone together 😉

More details about this potluck can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

EVENT: Lincoln Summer Potluck

NVA 2013 Lincoln Summer Potluck Flyer

After our Omaha Potluck Picnic at the end of June, we’ll be having an all ages lunch potluck at the Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Church in early July – bring your favorite dish with a copy of the recipe to share!

Please label dishes with known allergens and indicate whether they’re lacto-ovo vegetarian or vegan. (Vegan dishes are encouraged!) We ask that nuts be avoided, since some members are severely allergic.

Additional parking is available both on 63rd St and across 63rd St at Pius High School, if necessary. Donations of any dollar amount to help cover the cost of renting the space would be greatly appreciated!

If the weather’s nice, we will set-up outside!

More details about this potluck can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

EVENT: Omaha Summer Potluck Picnic!

NVA 2013 Omaha Potluck Picnic Flyer

Bring a dish to share, a blanket to sit on, and meet us at the park!

Please label your food item(s) as vegan or vegetarian and list ingredients used, as well as any allergens present. Due to allergies, please avoid using nuts.

If you can, please bring your own reusable plate/bowl and utensils. Supplying your own beverage is also recommended.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend! Members will be eligible to win door prizes! Bring friends and family, and spread the vegetarian love ♥

More details about this potluck can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

EVENT: Garden to Table: Growing and Eating Locally

NVA 2013 Garden to Table Flyer

This May the Nebraska Vegetarian Association is holding its first (and free!) educational activity!

Join us at the City Sprouts House to learn about the City Sprouts community garden program and the art of growing one’s own produce. If you’ve been thinking about starting a garden but aren’t sure where to begin or have some burning questions, or receive produce through a CSA that you aren’t sure how to prepare, this is your chance to get some answers!

The agenda for the event (with opportunities for questions throughout) is as follows:

  • Walking tour of City Sprouts House, community garden, and farm plot
  • Discussion of which foods grow well in Nebraska, and their nutritional benefits
  • Cooking demonstration incorporating foods that can be grown locally

More details about this educational event can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

Family, friends, and well-behaved children are more than welcome to attend, so spread the word!