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We’ve Added More Options to Our List of Vegan Thanksgiving Events

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor


The Vegetarian Resource Group has compiled a list of some of the many vegan events going on in the USA to celebrate Thanksgiving. The good news is that there are events happening all over the country! You’ll also find a list of vegan restaurants offering Thanksgiving meals.

Let us know of vegan Thanksgiving events happening near you!


Support The Vegetarian Resource Group – Become a Monthly Donor!

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor

The Vegetarian Resource Group is an activist educational non-profit organization that does veggie outreach all-year-long. We table at different events throughout the USA and also send literature free of charge to other groups/individuals doing educational activities in schools, hospitals, camps, restaurants, libraries, etc. around the country. Our ability to continue doing this depends on people like you! Your donations allow us to promote the vegan message whenever we’re called upon for assistance. Please consider becoming a monthly donor to VRG. Thanks so much for your support.
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Vegan Shoes, Boots, and More for Children

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor

Below are links to find vegan shoes, boots, and more for children. Let us know about any other products you have bought for the vegan child in your life.

Non-leather shoes for kids:
Vegan Chic
Soft Star

Non-leather snow boots for kids:
L.L. Bean

Vegan Full Sole and Split Sole Pink Ballet Shoes for girls: Cynthia King

Faux Fur Coats for children:
Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Furs

For a complete list of Non-Leather Alternatives for Adults and Children from The Vegetarian Resource Group see:


Creative Vegan Stuffing to Prepare for Thanksgiving

Posted on November 13, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor

There are so many ways to prepare vegan stuffing for Thanksgiving! We thought we’d once again share an article that previously ran in our Vegetarian Journal that includes recipes for Eggplant-Tomato Stuffing, Oatmeal-Walnut Stuffing, Goodies-From-the-Garden Stuffing, Chock-Full-of-Corn Stuffing, Fruited Bread Stuffing, Apple and Raisin Stuffing, and Spinach and Roasted Pepper Stuffing.


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Please Donate to The Vegetarian Resource Group Through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor

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If you are a Federal government employee, you can support The Vegetarian Resource Group through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Look for us under Health & Medical Research Charities of America.

Please also remember The Vegetarian Resource Group in other workplace fund drives, matching gifts, etc.

See for other ways you can donate to VRG.

Thanks for your support!

Vegan Alternatives to Turkey

Posted on November 11, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor

If you are looking for vegan “Turkey” products for Thanksgiving, there are now several to choose from. Of course, there is so much more vegans eat on Thanksgiving. You can find some suggestions here:

Field Roast offers a 2-pound Celebration Roast with Traditional Bread Stuffing and Gravy that serves 8. They also offer a 1-pound Celebration Roast. Additionally, you can buy their Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute, which is hazelnut-infused grain meat stuffed with Field Roast sausages, crystallized ginger, cranberries and apples – wrapped in a savory puff pastry. Finally, they have released a new product for this Thanksgiving called Smokey Forager’s Roast with Foraged Ingredients and Pineapple Mustard Glaze.
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Gardein offers the Gardein holiday roast, which is cranberry wild rice stuffing with homestyle gravy that can serve up to 8 people! They also have Savory Stuffed Turk’y, which is 2 individual stuffed turk’y with 2 packs of gravy. Perfect for one or two!
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Tofurky offers Tofurky Feast, which serves 6 people and contains one Tofurky Roast, Savory Gravy, Wild Rice/Whole Wheat Bread Crumb Stuffing, Tofurky Jurkky Wishstix, and Vegan Fudge Brownie. You can also purchase the Tofurky Roast separately, as well as their Savory Gravy.

Vegetarian Plus offers a Vegan Whole Turkey. Each box includes one large 4 pound vegan turkey, 1 pound of stuffing, and a 16 ounce tub of gravy. You can order this item online.


Earth Balance Announces 5th Annual Vegan Holiday Bake-Off – Enter by November 30, 2015!

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor


Earth Balance® – makers of a variety of plant-based, vegan products such as buttery spreads, nut butters and snacks – are thrilled to announce their 5th Annual Holiday Bake-Off. The national, virtual vegan baking competition launches Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 30, 2015.

This year, Earth Balance has enlisted the help of three judges who represent the best of vegan and plant-based cooking: blogger and cookbook author Dreena Burton of Plant-Powered Kitchen, cookbook author and restaurateur Chloe Coscarelli, and blogger and cookbook author Emily von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life.

“Some people may be intimidated by vegan baking,” said Coscarelli, “but they don’t have to be! I use Earth Balance in many of my own recipes, and it really makes dairy-free baking easy and delicious. This Bake-Off offers the opportunity for fellow vegans to show their own passion through baking, and I’m truly looking forward to reviewing the submissions.”

All recipe submissions must be 100 percent plant-based, original and contain least one Earth Balance product. The 2015 Bake-Off categories include:

· Cookies and bars

· Savory baked goods – new in 2015

· Cakes and cupcakes

· Pies

“Every year the team at Earth Balance looks forward to the Holiday Bake-Off,” said Adriane Pilcher, director of marketing for Earth Balance. “We are humbled and truly grateful for the participation of our world-renowned judges, and the addition of the unique savory category this year provides yet another opportunity for contestants to showcase their talents and prove that a plant-based diet doesn’t have to mean living ‘without.’”

Previous winning recipes have included Blackberry Green Tea Layer Cake, Chai Pumpkin Pie With Cranberry Orange Gremolata, and Banana Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake.

Contestants can submit recipes for consideration at between Nov. 1 and 30, 2015. Winners will be selected in each of the four categories, and from those, one grand-prize winner will be selected to win a prize package including a trip to New York City. Throughout the contest, Earth Balance will also be awarding prizes via its social media platforms. Full contest details are available at


Posted on November 09, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor


The Vegetarian Resource Group is here to help. We share plenty of Thanksgiving recipe ideas and list groups/restaurants offering veggie meals for the holiday.



Posted on November 06, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor


Ava Lazar is a winner of The Vegetarian Resource Group video contest.

Ava stated, “I am 11 years old. I’ve been vegetarian for 3 years because I love animals. I made this video to show more reasons for being vegetarian.”

Here are the video scholarship winners:

If you would like to support VRG internships or our video scholarship contest, please donate at
Write the purpose under comments.

VRG also sponsors an annual scholarship contest for high school seniors. See

Two Boots is Celebrating World Vegan Month with Several Vegan Pizza Options

Posted on November 06, 2015 by Samantha Gendler, Senior Editor


Two Boots is celebrating World Vegan Month by adding a special new vegan pie to their many fine vegan options for the month of November. “The Super Vegan!” builds on their extremely popular regular menu item, the “V for Vegan,” by adding broccoli and vegan ricotta to an already delicious combination of artichokes, Shiitake mushrooms, and red onions, topped with Daiya vegan cheese and a criss-cross of their two homemade pesto sauces made from sweet red peppers and basil. If that’s not your flavor, why not try one of their other regular varieties done the vegan way, with such appetizing names as “The Vegan Larry Tate,” “The Vegan Mel Cooley,” “The Vegan Night Tripper,” and “The Vegan Tony Clifton”? You may even find these vegan options available by the slice throughout the month of November, whereas you would usually only find the “V for Vegan” ready to go in the counter case.

For a list of all their locations in the USA and more details see:

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