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Pita For Lunch, Traveling Vegan Cook, Saving The Butterflies

Joshua Ploeg's pop-up vegan dinner parties. Save the milkweed, save the monarch butterflies. Turkish red onion salad. And, Clara Moore's shopping tips.

Joshua Ploeg in the kitchen

Veganism gets a reputation for being exclusive, but really, barring allergies, anybody can eat it. And it should be very welcoming, so that’s my attitude about it.

Joshua Ploeg travels around the country cooking pay-what-you-can vegan feasts in people’s homes. Come with us to one of his pop-up dinner parties today.

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Then, red onions, some fresh herbs and lemon juice. Daniel Orr’s Turkish salad is a versatile condiment.

A report estimates there’s been an 81 percent decline in the monarch butterfly population in the Midwest between 1999 and 2010. We’ll hear about efforts to save the butterflies.

And, shop like a chef with Clara Moore.

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Shop Like A Chef With Clara Moore

Chef and cookbook author Clara Moore recently moved from St. Louis to the Pacific Northwest. How did she get to know her new town? She went shopping for food!

Turkish Red Onion Salad

Serve this onion salad with toasted pita, tomatoes, goat cheese, olives and frisée.

In The Fields, A Search For Monarch Butterflies

An Iowa State University report estimated an 81% decline in the Midwest monarch population 1999-2010, with a 58% decline in milkweed presence at the same time.

All Are Welcome At Joshua Ploeg’s Pop-Up Vegan Cafe

What if cooks toured the country like musicians? And what if they gave their “performances” in your dining room? Joshua Ploeg is doing just that.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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