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This is the text version of the VRG Catalog. It describes books and other vegetarian resources available from

The Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343; Fax: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org

FREE media mail shipping for orders over $25 in the United States. For orders under $25, add $6 for U.S. Priority Mail shipping. Canadian residents add $5 per book. All other foreign orders add $10 per book (books will be shipped airmail). Credit cards preferred.

Maryland residents add 6% tax to the book sales total.

Please note: Prices are valid until December 31, 2009.

Books on Food

"Authentic Chinese Cuisine" ($13) by Bryanna Clark Grogan. Innovative recipes for vegetarian "mock meat" dishes, just like those you'd enjoy in Chinese restaurants. (192 pp.)

"Burgers 'N Fries 'N Cinnamon Buns" ($7) by Bobby Hinman. Meatless and egg-free versions of popular fast food favorites that you can now make at home. (76 pp.)

Conveniently Vegan ($15) by Debra Wasserman. Learn how to prepare meals with all the new natural foods products found in stores today! Includes 150 recipes using convenience foods along with fresh fruits and vegetables, menu ideas, product sources, and food definitions (208 pp.)

"Cookbook for People Who Love Animals" ($12) by Gentle World. Contains over 300 totally vegetarian recipes for the beginner to the gourmet.Very interesting quotes and poems.(192 pp.)

"Cooking with PETA" ($15) by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Over 200 recipes plus helpful information on how and why to go veggie, tips on replacing eggs and dairy products in cooking, using "mock meats", cooking healthful, and vegan foods kids will actually eat. (224 pp.)

"Delicious Jamaica!" ($13) by Yvonne McCalla Sobers. Exotic and enticing recipes from a mix of African, Spanish, English, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Arawak influences. (157 pp.)

"Horizons: The Cookbook, Gourmet Meatless Cuisine" ($20) by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. The owners of Horizons restaurant have modified their recipes so that you can prepare delicious soups, intriguing appetizers, delectable entrées, and mouthwatering desserts in your own kitchen. Over 100 globally inspried recipes. (174 pp.)

"Indian Vegetarian Cooking At Your House" ($13) by Sunetra Humbad and Amy Schafer Boger, MD. This cookbook makes preparing Indian dishes less complicated with tips for getting organized in the kitchen. Included is an extensive listing of sources for Indian ingredients in the U.S. and Canada. (191 pp.)

"Japanese Cooking: Contemporary and Traditional" ($13) by Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner. For those dishes that are usually prepared with meat, fish, or fowl, the author has created innovative substitutes utilizing tofu, seitan, and other vegetarian foods to create a unique vegan Japanese cookbook. (174 pp.)

"The Joy of Living Live: A Raw Food Journey" ($20) by Zakhah. (160 pp.)

The Lowfat Jewish Vegetarian Cookbook -- Healthy Traditions from Around the World ($15) by Debra Wasserman. Over 150 lowfat international vegan recipes with nutritional breakdowns, as well as menu suggestions. (224 pp.)

Meatless Meals for Working People -- Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes ($12) by Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler. We recommend using whole grains and fresh vegetables whenever possible. However, for the busy working person, this isn't always a reality. This 192 page book containing over 100 quick and easy recipes tells you how to be a vegetarian within your hectic schedule using common convenient vegetarian foods. Spice chart, party ideas, information on fast food chains, soy dishes, plus more. (192 pp.)

"The Natural Lunchbox" ($15) by Judy Brown. Practical,delicious answers to the lunchtime dilemma. If you need sandwich fillings, vegetarian dishes for small children, or that special dish for an elegant luncheon, you can find it here. (190 pp.)

"The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook" ($13) Edited by Louise Hagler and Dorothy Bates. First published in 1975! Learn how to make tofu, yuba, tempeh, soymilk from scratch. This book teaches you to cook tasty, nutritious, and inexpensive meals using no eggs or dairy products and containing no cholesterol. (224 pp.)

"The New Soul Vegetarian Cookbook" ($20) From the kitchens of Soul Vegetarian Restaurants. All the way from Northeastern Africa, Jerusalem, this cookbook features an alternative diet that has been proven to be a creative, delicious, and exciting awakening for people around the world. Also included are colorful photos of many of the prepared dishes. (114 pp.)

No Cholesterol Passover Recipes ($9) by Debra Wasserman. 100 eggless and dairyless vegetarian recipes for Passover. Ideas for a vegetarian seder plate. (96 pp.)

"Nonna's Italian Kitchen" ($15) by Bryanna Clark Grogan. An amazing collection of traditional Italian Dishes made vegan. There are also chapters on roasting vegetables and making fresh pasta.. (255 pp.)

"The Nut Gourmet" ($20) by Zel Allen. This book features recipes for sauces, soups, spreads, sandwich fillings, entrees, salads, dressings, stuffing, smoothies, and desserts. There is also an extensive introduction of the health benefits of nuts, nutrient profiles of each nut, and how to make nutmilks. (255 pp.)

Simply Vegan ($15) by Debra Wasserman and Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D. Revised edition. 224 pages containing over 160 quick and easy vegan recipes, a complete vegan nutrition section, and a list of where to mail-order vegan food, clothing, cosmetics, and household products. Vegan menus and meal plans. (224 pp.)

"Soups On!" ($11) by Barb Bloomfield. Loaded with great soup recipes and also contains several excellent recipes for muffins and other accompaniments such as bagels, crackers, and biscuits. Delicious, wholesome recipes all without meat, egg, or dairy products. (128 pp.)

"Tofu Cookery" ($17) by Louise Hagler. Tofu is presented here in 200 delicious, familiar, and easy-to-follow recipes. Tofu can provide a light, low cost meal as well as having outstanding versatility and nutritional value that make it an ideal choice for health-conscious individuals. (160 pp.)

"The TVP Cookbook" ($9) by Dorothy R. Bates. TVP stand for textured vegetable protein. It's a high protein, high fiber, low calorie, no cholesterol meat substitute, and this book gives you lots of ideas on how to use this versatile product.(96 pp.)

Vegan Handbook ($20) Edited by Debra Wasserman and Reed Mangels Ph.D., R.D. Over 200 vegan recipes and vegetarian resources. Includes sports nutrition, seniors guide, dietary exchange list, egg-free cakes, vegetarian Thanksgiving, vegan pancakes, and feeding vegan children. (256 pp.)

Vegan in Volume ($20) Vegan Quantity recipes for every occasion by Chef Nancy Berkoff, RD. For everybody who wants to make vegetarian food in quantity. 125 great tasting and unique vegan recipes. Most recipes in servings for 25. Chef Nancy Berkoff, RD helps you with: catered events, weddings, birthday celebrations,college food service, quality hospital food (including special diets), restaurant meals, menu ideas for dinner parties, party beverages, and holiday recipes. (272 pp.)

Vegan Meals for One or Two ($15) by Chef Nancy Berkoff, EdD, RD. Each recipe in this book is written to serve one or two people. We’ve heard the “But I’m the only one in my family who eats vegan meals” and the “I’m vegan, but it’s so hard to cook for one” excuses. Now you have no reason to eat unhealthy. We’ve designed recipes so that you can realistically use ingredients the way they come packaged in the store. And you’ll have no more I’ve-Got-To-Eat-Brussels-Sprouts-For-Two-Weeks kind of leftovers! (216 pp.)

"Vegan Vittles: Second Helpings" ($20) by Joanne Stepaniak. In this updated and expanded classic, you’ll discover a cornucopia of delicious and creative alternatives for every animal-based food under the sun. Recipes inspired by the critters of Farm Sanctuary. (256 pp.)

Resource Materials

"Becoming Vegan" ($18) by Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD. The complete guide to adopting a healthy plant-based diet. Contains the latest nutritional information for you and your family, a vegan food guide, a section on vegan athletes, and practical tips on how to deal with a nonvegan world. (282 pp.)

"The New Becoming Vegetarian" ($22) by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD and Brenda Davis, RD. In this new edition, you’ll find the latest information on protein, calcium, iron, good fats, vitamins (including B12), protective phytochemicals. Learn how to get these nutrients in a well-balance vegetarian diet and enjoy 50 delicious new recipes. (374 pp.)

Defeating Diabetes ($15) by Brenda Davis, RD and Tom Barnard, MD. This plant-based food guide will show the practical steps you need to take to construct a diet and lifestyle that really works. Includes a daily self-care checklist, a basic shopping list, a substitutions list for meat, dairy, and eggs, and 50 delicious recipes using whole foods. (279 pp.)

"Food Allergy Survival Guide" ($20) by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, Jo Stepaniak, MSEd and Dina Aronson, MS, RD. (383 pp.)

"Life After Beef" ($5 SALE PRICE - includes media mail shipping) by Les Inglis. The story of one man's personal transformation from a meat-centered diet to vegetarianism. (112 pp.)

Vegan & Vegetarian FAQ ($15) by Davida Gypsy Breier and Reed Mangels, PhD, RD. This guide to the daily aspects of being a vegetarian is indispensable. Based on answers given to some of the 100,000 visitors to The Vegetarian Resource Group website (www.vrg.org) every month, this guide addresses the many circumstances of living as a vegetarian. This book is the culmination of the many questions and frustrating lack of answers vegetarians routinely encounter. This guide will help non-vegetarians understand some of the issues and ingredients that concern vegetarians. It is also a wonderful starting place if you are a new vegetarian. (272 pp.)

Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Food Ingredients ($6) by Jeanne-Marie Bartas. What are those ingredients in your food? Which is from animal fat? From insects? Which are vegetarian? There are 200 of those mysterious ingredients described in this 28 page guide. (32 pp.)

Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Food Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada ($18) Lists 2000 restaurants, vacation spots, camps, and local vegetarian contacts. (434 pp.)

Vegetarian Quantity Recipes ($15; $5 for students) Packet includes 28 vegan recipes (entrees, side dishes, soups, etc.) with serving sizes of 25 and 50, as well as a list of suppliers of vegetarian food available in institutional sizes.

"The Vegetarian's Self-Defense Manual" ($3 SALE PRICE - includes media mail shipping ) Covers the scientific literature on vegetarianism including pregnancy and raising vegetarian children, protein and B12. (160 pp.)

The Whole Foods Diabetic Cookbook ($15) by Patricia Stevenson, Michael Cook, and Patricia Bertron, RD. (160 pp.)

Books for and about Children

"I Love Animals and Broccoli Activity Book" ($3 SALE PRICE - includes media mail shipping) 40 pages of nutrition & animal rights activities. Sections on healthy eating, food labeling, world hunger, zoos, animal experimentation... Centerfold game "Save George" teaches about working in groups to reach a goal. For kids that can read. Preface by R. Ransom, R.D.

Leprechaun Cake and Other Tales ($5 SALE PRICE - includes media mail shipping) by Vonnie Crist and recipes by Debra Wasserman. This vegan story-cookbook is for children ages 8 through 12. Please note that covers are slightly damaged. (128 pp.)

"The Soup to Nuts Natural Foods Coloring Book" ($5 - includes media mail shipping) by Ellen Sue Spivak.

Miscellaneous Items

BUMPER STICKERS ($1 each, 10 or more $.50 each)
"Be Kind To Animals -- Don't Eat Them"
"Vegetarians Are Sprouting Up All Over"

GLOSSY POSTCARDS (10/$2, 30/$5)
"Be Kind To Animals -- Don't Eat Them"
"Be Wary of Dairy"
Various vegan recipes

T-SHIRTS ($18)
Only adult size medium available.
Be Kind to Animals -- Don't Eat Them

Reprints from Vegetarian Journal

(up to $6)

A Shopper's Guide to Leather Alternatives
Raising Vegan Kids -- Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D. (only available online)
Tips for Institutions

Send a self-addressed stamped envelope for each of the following items desired:

-Educational materials list for teachers/parents
-Jewish Vegetarians newsletter (please use 2 first class stamps)
-Info on starting local vegetarian group


FREE media mail shipping for orders over $25 in the United States. For orders under $25, add $6 for U.S. Priority Mail shipping. Canadian residents add $5 per book. All other foreign orders add $10 per book (books will be shipped airmail). Credit cards preferred.

Maryland residents add 6% tax to the book sales total.


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