What if you only had one food to eat for the rest of your life? What if the only food you could ever access was russet potatoes?
No salt. No spices or seasoning. No ketchup, mustard, or BBQ sauce. No condiments, and no added flavors. Just ... russet potatoes. Sure, russet potatoes
are very good, but would you be satisfied with just russet potatoes when you know the bounty of foods nature provides? What if the one food you had access
to was black-eyed peas? Or cilantro ... just cilantro? Or nutmeg ... just nutmeg?
Of course we are not satisfied eating only one food. The need for variety is where recipes come from; we take many ingredients and put them together to
create ever new and exciting dishes. However, many of us, or perhaps most of us, in the plant-based community go about our lives with access to only one
or two ingredients, and we rarely share, or we share very selectively. But what if we came together and shared our ingredients openly with intention and
purpose? What kind of master dishes could we come up with?
This is where the VegTucson Coalition comes in. We all have one or more ingredients - it could be a skill,
a talent, an idea, an abundance of time or money, a lot of connections, or a mastery of the word, computer, or law. We have largely kept these ingredients
to ourselves because we don’t know how or where or with whom to share them. That is, until now.
This is the core purpose of the coalition; it is to give a space for us all to come together to share our ingredients and create a master dish for us all
and the world to share in. It is a network; a place to find others and build alliances, to share time, talent, and treasure, in order to make our lives
and our world a better place.
Recently, we had a launch party, which was very well attended - thank you to everyone who came and made it a success. Now the time has come for our first
mixer; a time and a place to meet and find out what ingredients we have and what master dishes we can create!