The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
March, 2017

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  2. MARCH FOR SCIENCE
  3. MARYLAND BILL TO ALLOW STUDENTS OUT OF ANIMAL DISSECTIONS
  4. VEGAN ORGANIC MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME
  5. THRIVE BALTIMORE PRESENTS THRIVE VEGAN MARKETPLACE
  6. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS: BALTIMORE VEGAN LIVING PROGRAM AND MORE
  7. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
  8. SCPA VEGAN DRINKS IN PA
  9. SHAMAYIM VARETZ NATIONAL RETREAT 2017 — JEWISH WELFARE ORGANIZATION
  10. DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
  11. ABOUT VRG

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • CHIPOTLE AND AVOCADOS
  • L-CYSTEINE
  • TOM REGAN: ANIMAL RIGHTS PIONEER
  • VEGAN CONDIMENTS
  • EATING AT PRET
  • VEGAN OPTIONS AT PEI WEI
  • VEGAN GUIDE TO SWEDEN
  • VEGETARIAN LIVING IN CORDOBA ARGENTINA
  • PROGRESSO INTRODUCES VEGAN SOUPS
  • EATING VEGAN IN COPENHAGEN
  • AND MORE...
COME MEET THE GRAND DAMES OF THE BRASSICA FAMILY!
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/03/come-meet-the-grand-dames-of-the-brassica-family/ ]
BANGKOK ROYALE IN WACO, TEXAS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/02/bangkok-royale-in-waco-texas/ ]
SEEKING HOST FAMILY FOR VEGAN EXCHANGE STUDENT IN OREGON (AND ELSEWHERE)
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/03/02/seeking-host-family-for-vegan-exchange-student-in-oregon-and-elsewhere/ ]
MAKE YOUR OWN VEGAN CONDIMENTS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/24/make-your-own-vegan-condiments/ ]
TOM REGAN: ANIMAL RIGHTS PIONEER
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/23/tom-regan-animal-rights-pioneer/ ]
EATING AT PRET
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/21/eating-at-pret/ ]
ADVOCACY AT LEG UP FARMERS MARKET IN YORK, PA
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/20/advocacy-at-leg-up-farmers-market-in-york-pa/ ]
L-CYSTEINE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/20/l-cysteine-2/ ]
VEGAN OPTIONS AT PEI WEI ASIAN DINER
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/17/vegan-options-at-pei-wei-asian-diner/ ]
MULTIPLE ADVENTURES TO BY CHLOE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/16/multiple-adventures-to-by-chloe/ ]
MY INTERNSHIP WITH THE VRG - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND NUTRITION STUDENT
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/15/my-internship-with-the-vrg-university-of-maryland-nutrition-student/ ]
PARADISE MEADOW OMEGACRANS AND OMEGA-3
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/14/paradise-meadow-omegacrans-and-omega-3/ ]
THE VEGAN GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/14/the-vegan-guide-to-stockholm-sweden/ ]
USDA REMOVES ANIMAL WELFARE REPORTS FROM ITS WEBSITE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/10/usda-removes-animal-welfare-reports-from-its-website/ ]
SOY GROWERS, SOYFOODS ASSOCIATION DEFEND SOYMILK, OPPOSE DAIRY PRIDE ACT
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/09/soy-growers-soyfoods-association-defend-soymilk-oppose-dairy-pride-act/ ]
VEGETARIAN LIVING IN CORDOBA, ARGENTINA
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/08/vegetarian-living-in-cordoba-argentina/ ]
PROGRESSO INTRODUCES VEGAN SOUPS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/08/progresso-introduces-vegan-soups/ ]
CHIPOTLE AND AVOCADOS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/07/chipotle-and-avocados/ ]
EATING VEGAN IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/02/06/eating-vegan-in-copenhagen-denmark/ ]

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2) MARCH FOR SCIENCE

The March for Science is a celebration of science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. The characterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject evidence, is a critical matter. This is an opportunity for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. See:

[ https://www.marchforscience.com/ ]

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3) MARYLAND BILL TO ALLOW STUDENTS OUT OF ANIMAL DISSECTIONS

According to Channel 2 in Baltimore:

The Maryland Senate has voted down a bill that would have allowed students to opt out of animal dissections.

13 senators voted for the bill, and thirty against. See:

[ http://www.abc2news.com/news/state/maryland-senate-nixes-opt-out-bill-on-animal-dissections ]

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4) VEGAN ORGANIC MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME

For information about vegan meals delivered to your home, go to:

[ http://trifectanutrition.com/vrg ]

Click “Claim My Deal” for 20% off first order.

Vegan Meals in the past included:

Monday
Breakfast: Breakfast Loaf
Lunch: Coconut Basil Rice Bowl
Dinner: Tomato Basil Quinoa Blend
Tuesday
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffins
Lunch: Cauliflower Curry Rice Salad
Dinner: Creamy Pepper White Beans
Wednesday
Breakfast: Hearty Granola
Lunch: Maple Sesame Chickpea Mix
Dinner: Basil Cranberry Quinoa Delight
Thursday
Breakfast: Chia Pudding
Lunch: Dual Pepper Tomato Pasta
Dinner: Dual Beet Rice Bowl
Friday
Breakfast: Breakfast Loaf
Lunch: Ginger Asparagus Lentils
Dinner: Cilantro Cauliflower Lasagna
Saturday
Breakfast: Breakfast Muffins
Lunch: Sesame Pepper Rice
Dinner: Pinto Beans & Cabbage
Sunday
Breakfast: Chia Pudding
Lunch: Smoked Vegetable Quinoa
Dinner: Smoky Tomato Black Bean

Go to: [ http://trifectanutrition.com/vrg ]

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5) THRIVE BALTIMORE PRESENTS THRIVE VEGAN MARKETPLACE

Mark your Calendar! April 1st Thrive Baltimore will be hosting its first vegan marketplace. Clothing, jewelry, art, and food vendors will be there to fulfill all your vegan shopping needs.

This event is held from 12 PM to 6 PM at 6 E. Lafayette St., Baltimore, MD 21202.

For more information, contact: chris@thrivebaltimore.org or call (443) 863-8652.

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6) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS: BALTIMORE VEGAN LIVING PROGRAM AND MORE

DINEKIND

Dinekind Harford meets monthly to share information on the benefits of a plant-based diet. For more information, 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.

BALTIMORE NUTRITION AS MEDICINE POTLUCK AND SUPPORT GROUP

This group meets on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 PM at the

Park Heights Community Health Alliance
4151 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215

They typically show one or more short educational videos, often a cooking demonstration of something delicious and easy. And, of course, support, discussion, advice, and recipes, beginners welcome. Organized by a plant-based Registered Dietician and also a plant-based Medical Doctor. Please bring a vegan dish to share if you can.

Please RSVP and visit at

[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Nutrition-As-Medicine-Potluck/ ]

If you have any questions, contact: joeadamsmd@gmail.com or 410-231-3323

MONTHLY COOKING CLASSES

Taking place in Fairfax Station, VA, is a cooking class all about other cultures. Past classes have included some of the following:

  • Pot Stickers (pictured)
  • General Tso Veggie Chicken
  • Falafel/Tahini
  • Sushi/Wasabi
  • Chana Masala
  • Aloo Gobi
  • Basmati Rice
  • Saag
  • Chapati Bread
  • Moong Dal
  • Coriander Chutney
  • Sweet & Sour Meatballs
  • Pesto Pizza
  • Baked Ziti
  • Lasagne
  • Baked Spring Rolls
  • Hunan-Style Orange Beef
  • Chicken & Broccoli with Black Bean Sauce
  • Seitan Bourgiugnonne
  • Paella
  • Stuffed Cabbage
  • Seitan Stroganoff
  • Pad Thai
  • Pho

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
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 ]

VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD

The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at

Mango Grove
8865 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, Maryland 21045
on the first Sunday each month at 12:30 PM. The Vegan Meet-up takes place at
Mr. Chan Szechuan
1000 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD 21208
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, see:

BALTIMORE VEGAN LIVING PROGRAM OPEN THE CAGES ALLIANCE

Registration is open for the 2017 Baltimore Vegan Living Program!

The Vegan Living Program (VLP) is a series of educational events that cover the hows and whys of vegan living, including the ethical and environmental implications of vegan lifestyles, nutrition, cooking, meal planning, and living vegan in a not-yet-vegan world.

Each spring, we host Vegan Pledges who pledge to live vegan for the 6-week program, with the help of volunteer Vegan Coaches. Vegan Pledges receive a binder full of resources and recipes, and a goody bag of free vegan stuff to make the transition easier and more fun! Open the Cages Alliance holds a VLP in Baltimore, and a sister program on Long Island in New York. The 2017 Baltimore Vegan Pledge will take place April 15th - May 20th, 2017. The VLP educational sessions in Baltimore are FREE TO ATTEND and OPEN TO ALL. See:

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7) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS

MARYLAND AREA EVENTS:

  • The Maryland Dietetics in Health Care Communities
    The Gathering Place
    6120 Day Long Lane
    Clarksville, MD 21029
    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 7:15 AM – 3:10 PM
  • Harford County Earth Day
    60 N. Parke Street
    Aberdeen MD 21001
    April 22nd from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Washington DC Green Festival - Washington DC - 5/13-14

OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA EVENTS:

  • Charlottesville Eco Fair
    Located at the Downtown Mall and Sprint Pavilion
    700 E Main St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Sunday, April 23rd 2017 from 11 AM to 5 PM
  • New England VegFest
    DCU Center
    50 Foster St
    Worcester, MA 01608
    Sunday April 30, 2017 from 11 AM-5 PM
  • DC VegFest
    Lot H/I at Yards Park
    355 Water Street SE
    Washington DC 20003
    September 2nd from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo
    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
    McCormick West Building
    2301 S King Dr
    Chicago, IL 60616
    October 21-24, 2017
  • Fort. Lauderdale Green Festival
    Located at The Broward County Convention Center
    1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale FL, 33316
    Dec 2 & 3
    Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Brigette at brigette@vrg.org. If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach, donate at:

[ https://www.givedirectcharity.org/donate/?cid=1565 ]
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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8) SCPA VEGAN DRINKS IN PA

SCPA Vegan Drinks is a recently founded vegan event that hopes to connect the diverse group of regional vegans through in-person social interaction and support local and regional vegan food and drink options.

There are monthly dining events that rotate between the Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster areas. All are welcome, although all attendees will be expected to eat vegan at the event. Transitioning and merely curious pre-vegans are welcome, though expect most attendees to be various stages of vegan or transition to vegan.

This month, on March 19th, The Belvedere Inn was kind enough to create a small vegan menu. Options would include: Sweet Potato Tacos with crispy sweet potatoes, corn tortillas, mashed avocado, pickled red onions, pico de gallo, and cilantro. Also on the menu are quinoa meatballs with zucchini pasta, made with basil marinara, spaghetti squash, mixed mushrooms, and wilted kale.

The event will be held on Sunday, March 19th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at

The Belvedere Inn
402 N. Queen St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

For more information, visit:

[ https://www.facebook.com/events/1851581198424077/ ]

SPCA Drinks is also hosting the 2nd ever Veg Singles Social on Sunday, April 9th from 7 PM to 10 PM at

Root (an all vegan bar and restaurant)
223 W. Walnut St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

For more information, visit:

[ https://www.facebook.com/events/1255421291177654/ ]

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9) SHAMAYIM VARETZ NATIONAL RETREAT 2017 — JEWISH WELFARE ORGANIZATION

Everyone is welcome to join Shamayim v'Aretz for six vegan gourmet meals, insightful talks and presentations, community building, spiritual growth, outdoor activities and lots of fun at our fourth annual national retreat at the Pearlstone Retreat Center just outside of Baltimore, MD . The retreat will take place March 17-19, 2017. For information, see:

[ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shamayim-varetz-national-retreat-2017-tickets-27897626552 ]

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10) 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=52-1279034 ]

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11) 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/ ] ).

To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter, please visit:

[ http://lists.vrg.org/mailman/listinfo/vrg-news_lists.vrg.org ]

We are also on Facebook and Twitter!!

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
FAX: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]

To donate: [ http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2017 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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