Monday, May 30, 2016

Milwaukee Veg Expo

I checked out the first ever Milwaukee Veg Expo at Hart Park in Wauwatosa on Saturday, May 7th! I attended the Mad City Vegan Fest in Madison last June and loved it. I was secretly hoping that someone in Milwaukee would start one up too, so I was very excited when the expo was announced months ago!

The organizers' mission is to "educate and give people the tools to live a life that is good for all of us, the animals and the planet. It is our hope that you experience the joys of plant powered living."
I arrived right when a cooking demonstration was beginning. Breast cancer survivor and Food for Life Instructor Amberlea Childs made a Kale and Brussel Salad which looked delicious and easy to make!
Milwaukee Veg Expo, May 7, 2016
Following the demonstration, I went to hear integrative nutritionist and gourmet cook Carol d'Anca speak on the topic of "Food Not Meds." She was a fantastic speaker! Since nutrition is my hobby, I was familiar with much of the material she covered, but I still found it to be very inspirational and reassuring. 
Doesn't this dessert look divine? You can find the recipe for it in Carol's book, Real Food for Healthy People: A recipe and resource guide
I found some time to walk around the exhibitor section! There were so many great booths to check out.
Loved these bumper stickers, especially the "McShit" one.
I tried Gorilly Goods for the first time and they were so flavorful and full of wholesome ingredients. I love that they are made locally in Jackson, Wisconsin. 
Attendees could also enter to win raffle prizes. 
I picked up lunch at the Indian Village booth which was quite popular. The sampler plate I had was spicy and tasty! 
I can't wait to see what the second Milwaukee Veg Expo has to offer next year! 


  1. You would love Chicago VeganMania! Its super crowded but more food, vendors and demos than you'd ever have time to do. Its not till Oct 1 but I already have a babysitter for the day lined up :-)

  2. The plate of Indian food looks so good. Looks like a fun event.