The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
July, 2015

  1. APPLY TO THE VRG VIDEO CONTEST--DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2015
  2. A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VRG VOLUNTEERS
  3. VEGAN MEALS FOR YOU, PROCEEDS FOR VRG — GREAT SAGE BENEFIT DAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 IN MARYLAND
  4. VRG VEGAN RESTAURANT GATHERING - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
  5. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
  6. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
  7. NATIVE FOODS CAFE
  8. MY INTERNING EXPERIENCE AT VRG
  9. GLORY DOUGHNUTS
  10. UNSUNG VEGAN HEROES AWARD
  11. FREE PRESENTATION BY JOE ADAMS, M.D.
  12. BALTIMORE SUN REPORTS ON “MADE IN BALTIMORE” FOOD FAIR
  13. JOIN IGIVE AND SUPPORT VRG
  14. MATCHING DONATIONS
  15. VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP
  16. AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG
  17. DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
  18. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  19. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS SUMMER RECIPES, SMOOTHIE KING VEGAN OPTIONS, VEGAN YOGURT, VEGAN FERTILIZER, COOKING FOR NON-VEGAN PARENTS, THE CHOCOLATE HOAX, TACO BELL, AND MORE
  20. ABOUT VRG

1) APPLY TO THE VRG VIDEO CONTEST--DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2015

You can be THE VRG video winner! The contest deadline is July 15, 2015. For more information on how to apply and the rules surrounding the contest, visit:
[ http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php ]

For information about our $5,000 AND $10,000 scholarship contest for high school seniors, see:
[ http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm ]

Deadline is February 20, 2016.

If you would like to support VRG internships or our video scholarship contest, please donate at: www.vrg.org/donate

Join The Vegetarian Resource Group at: [ http://www.vrg.org/member/2013sv.php ]

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2) A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VRG VOLUNTEERS

We would like to thank the following volunteers for their amazing work this month on VRG’s Vegetarian Restaurant Guide, Outreach Booths and other projects:

  • Matt Baker, R.N.
  • Shani Stewart
  • Laura McGuiness
  • Anne Porterfield Custer
  • Ivy Grob
  • Whitney Blomquist
  • Elsa Spencer
  • Carter Merrick
  • Colin Hickey-Schiappa
  • Bella Wilson
  • Navaal Mahdi
  • Myrial Holbrook
  • Lily Donofrio
  • Eric Sharer, MPH,RD, LDN
  • Arnold Alper, MD
  • Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D.
  • Sage Robie
  • Autumn Burton
  • David Milner

You can volunteer for The Vegetarian Resource Group at our office located in Baltimore, MD, local outreach events or even remotely using your computer at home. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Nina at ninac@vrg.org.

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3) VEGAN MEALS FOR YOU, PROCEEDS FOR VRG — GREAT SAGE BENEFIT DAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 IN MARYLAND

Support The Vegetarian Resource Group while enjoying your favorite vegan dishes from Great Sage! On Sunday, September 27, 2015, Great Sage in Clarksville, MD will be generously donating 10% of the day's proceeds to VRG. Because of the tricky weather during our last event, the kind folks at Great Sage have agreed to host another benefit day for us! Please join us if you can! You can check out Great Sage's amazing all-vegan menu items here:
[ http://greatsage.com/menu/ ]

Great Sage is located at:

5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029<

and is open 10 AM - 9 PM on Sunday.

Although this will not be a formal group gathering, VRG volunteers will be available during brunch hours (10 AM - 3 PM) to answer any questions you may have or to just chat! We will also have copies of the Vegetarian Journal and literature available for you to take home. We look forward to seeing you and thank you in advance for your support!

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4) VRG VEGAN RESTAURANT GATHERING - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015

SITAR INDIAN RESTAURANT

Network with Vegetarian Resource Group staff, volunteers, and other dietitians from around the country during the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitians, VRG members, students, and the public are invited. Location is near the Lowes Vanderbilt, a FNCE (conference) hotel.

BUFFET MENU:

  • Samosa (potato and pea turnover)
  • Salad
  • Papadum (thin and crispy lentil crackers)
  • Roti (whole wheat bread)
  • Chutney
  • Rice, Tea
  • Yellow Dal (lentils)
  • Chana Masala (chickpeas)
  • Baingan Bhurtha (eggplant)
  • Bhindi Masala (okra)
  • Vegetable Patia (fresh vegetables with sweet and sour mangoes)
  • Fruit

PRICE INCLUDING TAX AND TIP

Payment before September 5, 2015: $25
$30 after September 5, 2015.

Refunds only made if we can replace your seat.

To pay, send to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

call (410) 366-8343 Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, or go to
www.vrg.org/donate and write in the comments, "Nashville Indian dinner" and names of attendees.

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5) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS

MARYLAND AREA OUTREACH EVENTS
NATIONAL (OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA) EVENTS:

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Nina at ninac@vrg.org.

If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach, donate at: [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ] .

Donations can also be sent to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

Or call: (410) 366-8343.

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6) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS

VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD

The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at Mango Grove, located at 8865 Stanford Boulevard, in Columbia, Maryland 21045, on the first Sunday each month at 12:30 PM. The Vegan Meet-up takes place at Mr. Chan Szechuan at 1000 Reisterstown Rd. in Pikesville on the third Wednesday every month at 7 PM. If you are vegan or vegetarian and would like to eat great food while socializing with others who share your interests, attend a meet-up!

For more information about EarthSave's Vegan and Vegetarian Baltimore Meet-ups,

JOIN EARTHSAVE FOR A VEGAN POTLUCK

Held on the last Saturday every month at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 W Chesapeake Ave. Towson, MD 21204, EarthSave presents a vegan potluck and presentation. They eat first, make announcements, vote and present awards for their favorite dishes, and then have a presentation. This month, on July 25th from 6 to 8PM, there will be the live presentation by Joseph Adams, MD on “The Power of Whole-Foods Plant-Based Diet: The Evidence for Profound Health Impacts.

Dr. Adams is a Board Certified Internist and Addiction Medicine physician, with experience in helping people with the process of lifestyle changes of all kinds. He serves as Medical Director of the Turning Point Clinic in Baltimore, and organizes a new plant-based potluck. See info below on Dr. Adams Nutrition As Medicine veg/vegan potluck, which meets twice monthly at Park Heights Community Health Alliance.

Dinner guests may choose to either bring a dish without animal products (to serve 8) plus a $5 donation, pay $15 to enjoy dinner and a presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish. RSVP by calling 410-252-3043, or emailing Baltimore@Earthsave.org.

BALTIMORE VEGAN DRINKS' MONTHLY MEETUP

Vegan Drinks will be hosting their monthly event on July 21st from 7 PM to 9 PM for An Evening in Frederick, featuring Glory Doughnuts and Gene Baur. The group will meet at Glory Doughnuts, located at 244 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701, Frederick, MD 21701. The menu will include: doughnuts, tofu fried-egg sandwiches and BBQ tofu, but we will not stop there! Vegan Drinks has teamed up with Frederick Veg to bring an entire veg evening in gorgeous downtown Frederick.

Have your doughnut in hand? Swing by Curious Iguana, from 7 ‘til 9 pm to meet Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary and co-author of “Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day.” In this definitive vegan and lifestyle guide, Baur explores the transformative experience of visiting the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization and the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life. The book teaches readers how to incorporate Farm Sanctuary principles into their lives and also how to cook and eat the Farm Sanctuary way, with 100 delicious recipes. Get your copy and get it signed!

But wait - there's more! Other participating Frederick businesses include Ayse Meze Lounge, Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts, Sweeties, Savage Soaps, Vini Culture, and That Hummus Place, and Vinyl Acres all of whom will offer vegan and cruelty-free options for the event.

Start at Glory Doughnuts, and get your map for the event. Also we will have it available on all our social media the day of the event.

To RSVP, please visit: [ https://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreVeganDrinks ] or e-mail bmorevegan@gmail.com"); ?>

For more information about Vegan Drinks, visit:
OPEN THE CAGES ALLIANCE

Saturday July 11th, 1:00-3:00 PM at Urban Business Center - Film Screening: “Lolita: Slave to Entertainment” (www.slavetoentertainment.com) Join us to watch this award-winning documentary about Lolita, an orca currently living in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium, and efforts to free her. The Urban Business Center is located at 1200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Saturday August 8th, 1:00-3:00 PM at Urban Business Center - Prisoner Letter Writing: Come enjoy some vegan snacks and good company, and write to those imprisoned fighting for animal liberation. The Urban Business Center is located at 1200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Saturday September 19th, 12:00–6:00 PM - OTCA Table at Vegan Soul Fest! www.VeganSoulFest.com A celebration of culture and vegan living! Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Saturday September 26th, 1:00-3:00 PM at Urban Business Center - Eating for Life Workshop: OTCA in conjunction with PEP Foods Inc. presents an Eating for Life Workshop. This will be a Vegan Cooking Demonstration where guest chefs will show us how to make vegan dishes that mimic the taste, mouthfeel and total experience of traditional favorites. The Urban Business Center is located at 1200 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Saturday October 24th, 2:30-4:30 PM at Herring Run Library - Vegan Men’s Discussion (Back by popular demand!) Do male-identified vegans face particular challenges and pressures in a not-yet-vegan world? This is an opportunity for male-identified vegans to come together and talk about it. The Herring Run Library is located at 3801 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213.

DINEKIND

Dinekind Harford meets monthly to share information on the benefits of a plant-based diet. On the first Friday of each month at the McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air, Maryland, everybody enjoys a plant-based dinner followed by socializing and information sharing (such as a guest speaker, demonstration, or movie). The members' potluck begins at 6:30 and the presentation starts one hour later.

Visit: [ http://www.dinekindharford.com/ ]

MARYLANDVEGEVENTS.COM
Marylandvegevents.com is a one stop calendar site for all MD/DC vegan and vegetarian events. If you are looking to network, socialize, and/or engage in social activism you will find plenty of opportunities here. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or interested in trying vegetarianism/veganism, you will find many exciting and fulfilling events.
FORKS OVER KNIVES MONTHLY POTLUCKS

This group is for those interested in trying or for those already committed to a whole food, plant based diet with none or very little oil, salt, or refined sugar. There is a monthly potluck where we sample delicious and healthy dishes, share recipes, learn, and connect with like-minded individuals.

Please bring a dish to serve 8-10 along with a copy of your recipe or ingredients list with your name included so others can identify who made each dish. The dishes should serve 8-10 and must be entirely plant-based (vegan) as well as low or entirely void of refined sugar, salt, and oil. Contributions of $3/person are appreciated to cover the cost of fees, room rental, and supplies.

This month, the group will be meeting Sunday, July 26 at Orthodox Church of St. Matthew (located at: 7271 Eden Brook Dr., Columbia, MD).

For more information, visit:
[ http://www.meetup.com/Columbia-MD-Forks-Over-Knives-Meetup/ ]

PLANT-BASED PREVENTION OF DISEASE (P-POD) CONFERENCE

September 11-13, 2015, Raleigh NC (6 PM Friday to 12:55 PM Sunday, followed by vegan farewell luncheon)

This conference is an evidence-based look at how eating choices may reduce the risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases, and how practitioners may promote health-supporting behavior change. The meeting consists of a collaboration of nonprofits, accepting no funding, support, influence or control from any commercial sources. The get-together is an extremely affordable continuing education conference for health professionals that also enthusiastically welcomes students and the general public.

Speaking, there will be 19 distinguished researchers, clinicians, and educator, whose photos and bios are at: [ http://preventionofdisease.org/speakers-2015 ] .

A Beautiful Photo Gallery from the 2014 Conference:
[ http://preventionofdisease.org/photography/ ]

MONTHLY COOKING CLASSES

Taking place on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 10 AM to 1 PM in Fairfax Station, VA, is a cooking class all about salads, picnics, and BBQs! Learn how to cook main salads, main courses, and desserts suitable for pot lucks, picnics, and indoor/outdoor grilling. Past classes have included some of the following:

  • homemade mayo
  • mediterranean pasta salad with feta cheese
  • two-grain sesame salad
  • quinoa tabouli
  • black bean fiesta salad
  • zesty three-bean salad
  • chicken-free salad with Beyond Meat
  • oil-free sweet bulgar salad
  • teriyaki kebabs
  • marinated grilled vegetable
  • rice paper spring rolls
  • dilled potato salad
  • caesar salad
  • cole slaw
  • kim chee
  • organic lemonade
  • salad dressings
  • chocolate chip snackin’ cake brownies

No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. $55/person; $100/two people; $50/VSDC, VRG, or COK members. Demonstration classes include recipes, organic food samples, manufacturers' samples coupons. Gift certificates are available for purchase.

Email veggourmet@aol.com or call 703-643-2713 for space availability. Make checks payable to Mimi Clark and mail to

9302 Hallston Ct.
Fairfax Station
VA 22039

Sorry, no phone or e-mail reservations and no walk-ins. Seventy-two hour cancellation policy for refund or credit. Class subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met.

Check website for monthly class updates:
[ http://www.veggourmet.wordpress.com ]

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7) NATIVE FOODS CAFE

BY IVY GROB

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to the nation’s capital, and I dedicated the day to becoming a true tourist. When I stepped out of the metro at the Smithsonian station, I knew I had the whole day ahead of me to submerse myself in the history that is present in Washington DC. I headed first in the direction of the Lincoln Memorial, stopping along the way to see the Washington Monument and the World War II Memorial. After saying hi to Honest Abe, I turned around and briefly stopped to see the White House, then continued on the way to the Smithsonian museums. This alone took over three hours and lots of walking (good thing I wore comfy shoes!). So I decided to take a break and head over to Native Foods Café for lunch. I heard about this all-vegan chain restaurant from VRG coordinator Debra Wasserman and I knew I had to try it while I was in town. What’s even better than an all-vegan restaurant? An all vegan restaurant that’s only a ten minute walk from the Air and Space Museum!

When I arrived I was happy to see the colorful décor and was impressed that the employee explained to me that the menu was 100% vegan (he actually said no meat, fish, dairy or honey) when I told him this was my first time eating there. I ordered the Chicken, Bacon and Avo Club with Seasoned Fries, a Watermelon Fresca, and an Oatmeal Crème Pie. The food was served very fast and I immediately dug in. The Chicken, Bacon and Avo Club was full of zesty flavor from the chipotle sauce and the meat substitutes were hearty and crispy. This sandwich paired with the Seasoned Fries quickly filled me up, and washing it down with the Watermelon Fresca was a fresh and sweet accompaniment. I didn’t save any room for dessert so I took my Oatmeal Crème Pie with me to go and ate it later on after I returned home to Baltimore. This was the true cherry on top for the whole meal. The cookie itself is huge, and reminiscent of the ones I used to eat as a child. I ate the whole thing at once and didn’t even find myself regretting it; it was that good.

If you ever find yourself being a tourist in DC, give Native Foods Café a try. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or just looking for something new to try, they are a fast and easy option conveniently located nearby to all of the tourist destinations.

For information on more places to eat, see:
[ http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/index.php ]

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8) MY INTERNING EXPERIENCE AT VRG

BY NAVAAL MAHDI

Interning at The VRG has been one of the best life experiences I’ve had thus far because I’ve been able to learn more about one of my passions. Coming into this internship, I thought myself knowledgeable about vegetarianism considering that I had spent countless hours researching about vegetarianism before finally becoming vegan some months ago. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there’s always been something new to learn in the VRG office.

As a writer, I can ask for nothing more than for someone to give me constructive criticism about my pieces because I love submitting my best work. At The VRG, I’ve been able to dabble in writing about a variety of topics, from creating vegan recipes to reviewing vegan products, and I’ve even been able to give some advice to teens along the way. What’s even better is that I’ve been able to interact with non-vegetarians at outreach booths in a professional environment, which means that I have been able to help people learn more about the ethical and health reasons that explain why many vegetarians choose not to eat meat and animal products. Together, both of these experiences have made me more passionate about being vegan, and after working with an organization that helps to spread awareness to so many people around the world about animal cruelty as well as healthy eating, I know that I will always try to do the same in my life.

I came into The VRG wanting to learn how to be firm in my beliefs regarding veganism, and I’m leaving having gained that skill. When someone asks me why I choose to be vegan, I now know how to confidently respond. What’s even better is that though I’ve gained so much knowledge here, I know that there’s still a lot out there that I need to learn. I can’t wait to continue to learn about my passions because my work with The VRG has taught me that if you keep exploring and advocating for what you love, you’ll finally find out your calling. I want to make a positive change in the world, and I’m so motivated to do that now.

Contact The Vegetarian Resource Group if you would like to intern in Baltimore or long distance.

You can see the work of past interns at: [ http://www.vrg.org/student/index.php ] .

If you would like to support internships, you can donate at www.vrg.org/donate.

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9) GLORY DOUGHNUTS

BY IVY GROB

Glory Doughnuts turns confection into an art. Located in downtown Frederick, this little restaurant is big on presentation and taste. Everything on the menu is 100% vegan and handcrafted in small batches. The doughnuts are truly a sight to behold, and are almost too pretty to eat. But once you take that first bite, it will be like eating a doughnut for the first time all over again. Like eating a sugary cloud, these doughnuts are soft and fluffy with icing that will have you seeing angels. A variety of decadent flavors are available to choose from, and the selection changes daily. Examples include Chai Tea, S’mores, Almond Joy, Maple Bourbon, and Blood Orange. For the less adventurous there is also Traditional Chocolate, Vanilla Frosted, and Powdered. The fun doesn’t stop there. Glory Doughnuts also offers a full menu of other breakfast delicacies including PBR Belgian Waffles, Tofu Fried Egg Sandwiches, and Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast. If you can pry yourself out of bed on a Saturday or Sunday Morning, they offer an extended menu of Chick-un and Waffles and a Grandma’s Coffee Cake. To wash it all down they serve locally made and organic coffee, with a broad selection of vegan creamers, and juices made of unlikely pairings that are surprisingly delicious such as Orange Hibiscus Ginger Cayenne and Pineapple Orange Turmeric.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 7 AM - 2 PM, head over to Glory Doughnuts bright and early because its first come, first served and they often sell out fast. Be prepared for a truly glorious vegan doughnut experience.

See: [ http://www.glorydoughnuts.com/ ]

For information on more vegan eating in Maryland, see:
[ http://www.vrg.org/restaurant/Maryland.php ]

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10) UNSUNG VEGAN HEROES AWARD

Announcing the Lisa Shapiro Award for Unsung Vegan Heroes. This is your chance to recognize all those amazing behind-the-scenes superstars who are dedicating their lives to animals. The Award from @thepollinationproject includes a cash prize and other vegan surprises. Read more:
[ https://thepollinationproject.org/announcing-lisa-shapiro-award/ ]

Nominations open on July 12.

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11) FREE PRESENTATION BY JOE ADAMS, M.D.

The Surprising Power of Food to Prevent and Reverse Disease”

Presentation by Joe Adams, M.D., Internist, Addiction Medicine physician, amateur chef, and expert in counseling for lifestyle change.

Visit the FB Event page at
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/1448771405425492/ ]

Has the healthcare industry missed the target? Because of exploding disease rates, healthcare spending is growing unsustainably. Recent evidence suggests another future is possible for the planet and for each of us.

Dr. Adams will summarize the scientific evidence behind a whole food diet, address controversies, share practical tips and answer questions in a talk that may inspire you toward vibrant health (or at least provide some great recipes).

Please RSVP and join us if you can!

Please also visit a new plant-based potluck & support group at
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Nutrition-As-Medicine-Potluck ]

Sunday, July 19 at 10:30 AM
At the

Baltimore Ethical Society
306 W Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD

Free of charge, open to the public.

At 10:30 AM there will be brief announcements, followed by the 50 minute presentation, followed by Q & A and an opportunity to socialize with snacks and coffee.

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12) BALTIMORE SUN REPORTS ON “MADE IN BALTIMORE” FOOD FAIR

In The Baltimore Sun’s interesting article about local food vendors becoming involved with big institutional buyers, the reporter delves into the world of small, locally-based food vendors who are changing big businesses step-by-step.

To read the whole article, visit:
[ http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-food-vendor-fair-20150608-story.html ]

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13) JOIN IGIVE AND SUPPORT VRG

Everybody who joins IGIVE shopping to support VRG and tries the iGive Button through 10/15/15 means a $5 donation for The Vegetarian Resource Group. Go to
[ http://www.iGive.com/VegetarianResourceGroup ]

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14) MATCHING DONATIONS

Don't forget that many employers will match your donation to nonprofits such as The Vegetarian Resource Group, often up to $5,000. A partial list of employers that match can be seen here at www.vrg.org/donate by checking "employer to match" and clicking on "Please Select."

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15) VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP

Are you or someone you know raising a vegetarian or vegan child? If so, you may want to join a network of parents interested in exchanging ideas on various vegetarian/vegan topics including: finding a vegan summer camp, vegan dining options at Disney World, what can I pack in my child’s lunchbox, how have you and your child dealt with the dissection issue in school, can you recommend a veggie-friendly pediatrician or dietitian, is there a veggie children’s group in my area, etc.

For more information on this online Yahoo Group see:
[ https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vrgparents/info ]

- See more at: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/#sthash.5FYvbZEF.dpuf ]

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16) AMAZON SMILE: PURCHASE THROUGH AMAZON AND MAKE A DONATION TO VRG

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Vegetarian Resource Group whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at
[ http://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1279034 ]

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17) DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE

A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting The Vegetarian Resource Group. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

Start now by clicking on "Donate Now" below. If you are not ready to donate, find out about donating your vehicle by browsing all the valuable information and links on our site at:
[ http://www.v-dac.com/org/?id=52127903 ] .

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18) BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG

The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our monthly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift of just $10 a month by going to www.vrg.org/donate. You will be part of a network of givers who support our outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. These donations allow us to continue vegan education in a wide variety of venues including schools, doctor and dietitian offices, libraries, various professional conferences, animal rights events, health fairs, environmental festivals, and much more. Thank you for your support!

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19) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS SUMMER RECIPES, SMOOTHIE KING VEGAN OPTIONS, VEGAN YOGURT, VEGAN FERTILIZER, COOKING FOR NON-VEGAN PARENTS, THE CHOCOLATE HOAX, TACO BELL, AND MORE

SUMMER RECIPES
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/02/summer-recipes/ ]
VEGAN MUSICIAN EMALINE DELAPAIX
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/02/vegan-musician-emaline-delapaix/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AT VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/01/the-vegetarian-resource-group-at-vegetarian-festival/ ]
BLUE BUNNY DAIRY FREE ICE CREAM BEING TESTED IN SELECT CITIES
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/30/blue-bunny-dairy-free-ice-cream-being-tested-in-select-cities/ ]
DINING SERVICES AT UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, TRULY VEGAN FRIENDLY?
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/30/dining-services-at-university-of-florida-truly-vegan-friendly/ ]
SMOOTHIE KING ADDS VEGAN OPTIONS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/25/smoothie-king-adds-vegan-options/ ]
MAKE VEGAN YOGURT IN YOUR HOME
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/25/make-vegan-yogurt-in-your-home/ ]
HOW TO TURN YOUR PASSION FOR VEGAN LIFE INTO A BUSINESS-PODCAST
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/24/how-to-turn-your-passion-for-vegan-life-into-a-business-podcast/ ]
ORGANIC VEGAN FERTILIZER
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/18/organic-vegan-fertilizer/ ]
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/17/panera/ ]
HOW TO DO A VEGAN CLASS AT A GIRLS INC.
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/17/how-to-do-a-vegan-class-at-a-girls-inc/ ]
SOY BEYOND FOOD: AN OPINION
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/16/soy-beyond-food-an-opinion/ ]
A VEGAN TASTE TEST WITH NON-VEGAN TEENS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/16/a-vegan-taste-test-with-non-vegan-teens/ ]
PRACTICING MUSLIM CUSTOMs AS AS A VEGAN
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/12/practicing-muslim-customs-as-a-vegan/ ]
COOKING FOR NON-VEGAN PARENTS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/11/cooking-for-non-vegan-parents/ ]
TRANSIITONING TO VEGAN: WHY I BECAME VEGAN AND MY FAMILY’S REACTIONS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/11/transitioning-to-vegan-why-i-became-vegan-and-my-familys-reactions/ ]
VEGGING OUT AS A VEGAN TEEN
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/10/vegging-out-as-a-vegan-teen/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BOOTH AT THE CHARLES VILLAGE FESTIVAL—TWO INTERNS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/10/the-vegetarian-resource-group-booth-at-the-charles-village-festival-two-interns-share-their-experiences/ ]
RESTAURARE: A VEGAN RESTAURANT IN TULUM, MEXICO
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/09/restaurare-a-vegan-restaurant-in-tulum-mexico/ ]
THE CHOCOLATE HOAX
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/09/the-chocolate-hoax/ ]
TACO BELL AND CARMINE UPDATE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/06/05/taco-bell-and-carmine-update/ ]

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20) ABOUT VRG

Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition-related publications and answer member and media questions about vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, donations, bequests, and book sales. The Vegetarian Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership in The VRG. (For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online at:
[ http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ] ).

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If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or find out more about The VRG, contact us at:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
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Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2015 The contents of this newsletter, and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views, and mistakes can be made. Please use your own best judgment about whether a product is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

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