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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Make January ‘Veganuary’

Christina Gdisis, a vegan lifestyle coach, chef, speaker and owner of Compassionate Filled Life, is offering a free 30-Day Vegan Challenge online, beginning January 1, 2023, with a free vegan cooking class for Cajun Po Boy Sandwich, on January 4, 2022, and a fee-based Tofu Piccata Vegan Dinner class on January 22, 2023.

The challenge provides an opportunity to feel supported in choosing a vegan lifestyle in a non-judgmental space, whether cooking in the kitchen, equipping the kitchen, navigating social circles or exploring eating out. Gdisis says, “The motto here is progress, not perfection, so whether you’re thinking about trying to go vegan for your health, social justice, the environment or for the animals, this challenge is for you. We’ll navigate the foundation of a vegan lifestyle with recipes, resources, community and much more.”

“Veganism doesn’t have to be difficult, and my Cajun Po Boy sandwich cooking class proves just that,” she shares. Made with meaty, breaded oyster mushrooms, a creamy, tart and spicy homemade remoulade sauce sandwiched between a warm crisp, yet soft French baguette, this sandwich can become a weekly staple. Learning to make Tofu Piccata with Garlicky Broccoli Rabe over Cream of Cauliflower can bring a fancy restaurant dinner experience into any home with the rich flavors. “We all love using the gift of plants!” adds Gdisis. “It’s super-accessible, easy to make and incredibly delicious.”

With over a decade of experience, Gdisis guides people through aspects of their lives that help them align to their truest nature—innate compassion. She provides classes, courses, programs, retreats and one on-one coaching.

The 30-Day Vegan Challenge and Po Boy cooking class are free. The Po Boy cooking class begins at 6:30 p.m., Jan 4, 2023.  The Tofu Piccata class is $20 and begins at 5 p.m. on Jan 22, 2023. For more information and to register for the challenge and classes, call 917.510.5952, email [email protected] or visit