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

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  2. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP 35TH ANNIVERSARY VEGAN DINNER IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  3. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP VIDEO CONTEST
  4. JOIN VRG'S PARENTS AND KIDS FACEBOOK PAGE
  5. A SHOUTOUT OF GRATITUDE
  6. INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN FOOD FAIR IN WASHINGTON, DC
  7. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
  8. VISIT VRG AT OUTREACH BOOTHS
  9. MATCHING DONATIONS
  10. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • TACO BELL RICE WILL BE VEGETARIAN
  • COLLEGE VEGANS: FAVORITE FOODS
  • EVEN VEGANS DIE
  • WHITE CASTLE ADDS VEGAN SLIDER
  • VEGAN IN SWITZERLAND
  • VEGAN OPTIONS AT MOES
  • VEGAN BEER
  • VEGAN OPTIONS AT NOODLES AND COMPANY
  • PLUS MORE...
WHITE CASTLE ADDS SECOND VEGAN SLIDER OPTION!
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/05/04/white-castle-adds-second-vegan-slider-option/ ]
STARTING VEGETARIAN CLUBS IN COLLEGE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/27/starting-vegetarian-clubs-in-college/ ]
EVEN VEGANS DIE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/26/even-vegans-die/ ]
CAVE CREEK CHILI BEER IS VEGAN
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/25/cave-creek-chili-beer-is-vegan/ ]
MY EXPERIENCE AS A VEGAN AT HILTL IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/24/my-experience-as-a-vegan-at-hiltl-in-zurich-switzerland/ ]
VEGAN OPTIONS AT MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/21/vegan-options-at-moes-southwest-grill/ ]
POSTSCRIPT ON ISINGLASS IN GUINNESS BEER
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/20/postscript-on-isinglass-in-guinness-beer/ ]
“VEGAANI” TRAVELS IN HELSKINI, FINLAND
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/19/vegaani-travels-in-helsinki-finland/ ]
COLLEGE VEGANS: FAVORITE FOODS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/17/college-vegans-favorite-foods/ ]
SALATA SALAD BAR RESTAURANTS IN TEXAS, ILLINOIS, AND CALIFORNIA
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/14/salata-salad-bar-restaurants-in-texas-illinois-and-california/ ]
A SEAWEED JELLY MADE WITH LOBSTER SHELLS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/14/a-seaweed-jelly-made-with-lobster-shells-2/ ]
JOIN US ON THE NEW VRG PARENTS AND KIDS FACEBOOK PAGE
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/13/join-us-on-the-new-vrg-parents-and-kids-facebook-page/ ]
NOODLES AND COMPANY VEGAN OPTIONS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/12/noodles-company-vegan-options/ ]
PUBLIC ALERT: SOME DREAM DESSERTS RECALLED
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/06/public-alert-some-dream-desserts-recalled/ ]
AN INTERVIEW WITH VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE CHEF ARIEL BANGS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/05/an-interview-with-vegan-and-gluten-free-chef-ariel-bangs/ ]
MAKING FOOD FOR NON-VEGANS: WINNING HEARTS TO VEGANISM
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/04/making-food-for-non-vegans-winning-hearts-to-veganism/ ]
TACO BELL RICE WILL BE VEGETARIAN
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2017/04/04/taco-bell-rice-will-be-vegetarian/ ]

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2) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP 35TH ANNIVERSARY VEGAN DINNER IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6 PM

The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a vegan dinner at LYFE Kitchen in Chicago (at Fairbanks and Ontario) on Sunday, October 22, 2017 during the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Meet VRG advisors Reed Mangels PhD, RD, Catherine Conway MS, RD, Charles Stahler, Debra Wasserman, and vegetarian dietitians from around the country. The public is welcome.

Menu

  • Edamame Hummus
  • Kale and Cranberry Salad
  • Ancient Grain Stir-Fry Bowl with stir-fried vegetables, beefless tips, quinoa, black rice,
    cilantro, and sweet chili-ginger sauce
  • Vegan Thai Red Curry Bowl with garlic-lime tofu, broccoli, eggplant, peppers, peas,
    whole grain wheatberries, Thai basil, and coconut curry sauce
  • Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Tea or Coffee

The meal will be served family style. Note: Seating is limited!

To reserve,
Send $35 per person (includes tax and tip) with names to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Call (410) 366-8343 9 AM — 5 PM Mon — Fri. EST to charge over the phone. Or pay at
[ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]
and write "Chicago Dinner" in the Comments.

Number attending X $35/person = $
Donation towards professional outreach: $
Total enclosed: $
Names of attendees:
Address:
City/State/Zip:
Email:
Phone:

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3) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP VIDEO CONTEST

The Vegetarian Resource Group is once again sponsoring a video contest. We will be awarding one $200 scholarship plus two $100 awards. The deadline for entries this year is July 15, 2017.

Create and submit a video relating what you want to tell others about veganism. Some possible topics: food, nutrition, your feelings about veganism and/or vegetarianism, water usage and vegetarianism, veganism and animal rights, or other veggie topics which appeal to you. Humor and feelings are appreciated. All videos should be positive, not be critical of anyone, and not include any footage of animal cruelty. You may submit a video you have already made.

Aspects of judging include accuracy and judges wanting to share the video with others. Entrants give permission to The Vegetarian Resource Group to post and share the video, to link to and from the video, and share the video with the media.

To see the video contest rules, visit:

[ http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php ]

Previous wining videos can be found here:

[ http://www.vrg.org/veg_videos.php ]

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4) JOIN VRG'S PARENTS AND KIDS FACEBOOK PAGE

The Vegetarian Resource Group recently started a Facebook page for veggie families. To join, visit:

[ https://www.facebook.com/groups/VRGparentsandkids/ ]

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5) A SHOUTOUT OF GRATITUDE

VRG would like to give a wholehearted shoutout to our volunteers for all they do!

Please allow us to express our utmost gratitude to:

  • Nicole Leroy
  • Carole Hamlin
  • Kendra Ganobsik
  • Marissa Thobe
  • Laneece Hurd
  • Anna Lam
  • Nicole Turner
  • Catherine Conway
  • Natalie Evans
  • Matt Baker
  • Casey Brown
  • Suzanne DeFelice
  • Josephine Hoffman
  • Savannah Lawrence
  • Reed Mangels
  • David Milner
  • Franco Smeriglio
  • Whitney Gray
  • Eveian Salmon
  • Whitney Blomquist
  • Natalie Allen
  • Laura McGuiness
  • Shani Stewart
  • Jenny Saccenti
  • Julia Mathew
  • Kay Stepkin
  • Nanette Blanchard
  • Jake Wartenberg
  • Emilee Waterbury
  • Dominique D'Arquea
  • Madeline St. John
  • Dan Park
  • Karen Peissinger
  • Zeke Frost
  • Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
  • Chef Nancy Berkoff, EdD, RD

To volunteer, contact Brigette at vrg@vrg.org

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6) INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN FOOD FAIR IN WASHINGTON, DC

This is the annual Capital Memorial Church (CMC) extravaganza! The event will be held on Sunday, May 21 from 1 PM to 4 PM at

Capital Memorial Church
3150 Chesapeake St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

CMC members, hailing from almost 50 countries, present an unlimited “sampling” of authentic international vegetarian cuisines. You can take a small serving of hundreds of items and come back for more! Try foods from Africa, Asia Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, South Asia, Latin America, and North America. All items are vegetarian; many vegan dishes are available too. A cookbook will be available so you can make some of these dishes at your leisure! By popular demand, this event has been moved back to May as it was in many previous years. Bring your smiles and appetites and we'll see you there!

More details, please contact Capital Memorial Church:

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7) MARYLAND AREA EVENTS

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:

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

[ http://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

BALTIMORE VEGAN DRINKS' MONTHLY MEETUP

Vegan Drinks will be hosting their monthly event on May 24th from 7 PM to 9 PM at

Stall 11
301 West 29th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211

To RSVP, please visit:

[ https://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreVeganDrinks ]
or e-mail bmorevegan@gmail.com

For more information about Vegan Drinks, visit:

THRIVE BALTIMORE PRESENTS VEGAN FOOD FESTIVAL

Come join us for an amazing culinary experience. You will have the opportunity to enjoy what the area’s great vegan food vendors have to offer. 15 vendors ensures there will be a variety of amazing vegan choices. Make sure to bring your friends/family and also your appetite! This event will be taking place on Saturday, June 10 at 12 PM — 5 PM at 6 E. Lafayette Ave, Baltimore, Maryland. Free Admission. See:

[ https://www.facebook.com/events/1480511305334464/ ]

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.

For more information, visit:

[ http://www.meetup.com/Columbia-MD-Forks-Over-Knives-Meetup/ ]

WHAT THE HEALTH SCREENING

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30 PM in Baltimore, Harbor East Landmark Theatre

Nancy Poznak is coordinating a screening of What the Health, an investigative documentary about foods we have considered healthy. The film discusses the influence of government and large businesses. Tickets can be purchased at:

[ http://www.tinyurl.com/WTH-Baltimore ]

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8) VISIT VRG AT OUTREACH BOOTHS

MARYLAND AREA EVENTS:

  • Washington DC Green Festival
    Located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Hall D
    801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    May 13th - 14th
    Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
    Sunday: 10AM - 5PM
  • Vegan SoulFest
    Baltimore City Community College (BCCC)
    2901 Liberty Heights Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21215
    August 26th from 12 PM — 7 PM
  • VRG's Annual Vegan Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
    North Baltimore Mennonite Church
    4615 Roland Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    November 19th, 5 PM

OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA EVENTS:

  • Central Pennsylvania VegFest
    Musser Park
    Lancaster, PA 17601
    Saturday, June 3rd from 12 PM — 5 PM
  • Richmond Vegetarian Festival
    Bryan Park
    4308 Hermitage Rd
    Richmond, VA 23227
    Saturday, June 24th, 12- 6 PM
    (Rain date: July 8)
  • FARM Animal Rights Conference
    Hilton Mark Center
    5000 Seminary Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    August 3rd - 6th from 10:15 AM - 6:00 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
  • VRG's Dinner
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Meeting
    LYFE Kitchen
    270 E Ontario St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    Sunday, October 22nd at 6 PM
  • Fort. Lauderdale Green Festival
    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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9) 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

[ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]
by checking "employer to match" and clicking on "Please Select."

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10) ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

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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