As a community outreach program on good health during May, the Gloucester Seventh-day Adventist Church sponsored a vegan cooking class. Its notice in the paper said, “A vegetarian diet by definition can include eggs and other dairy products. Vegan cooking uses only plant-based ingredients and is normally part of a total lifestyle of healthful living.”

The notice continued, “Our instructor earned her Master of Science Degree, Physician’s Assistant, and completed a second degree in Culinary Arts.” This is a brief background of Dolores Tamez-Parlett of Gloucester.

In selecting the recipes for class, Dolores explained, “I wanted to use those with a little flair and special flavor.” It was a complete meal program including soups, a section taught by Marge Eveland. The 16 men and women attending not only had an evening of learning but, also, an evening of good eating, as well, with the pleasure of tasting each menu listing.

Dolores, a California native, came East in 1999 to accept …

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