´╗┐For Immediate Release June 1, 2013 
Contacts: John Cunningham (410) 366-8343	      
Sonja Helman: vrg@vrg.org       

The Vegetarian Resource Group has released the fifth edition of Simply
Vegan--Quick Vegetarian Meals. Co-author Reed Mangels, PhD, RD, has
completely updated the nutrition section, with information about
Protein, Fat, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B-12, Sources of Omega-3 Fats,
Weight Loss, and more. New to the book is a full color My Vegan Plate.
See: [ http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/MyVeganPlate.pdf ]

Simply Vegan is more than a cookbook. It is a guide to a non-violent,
environmentally sound, humane-lifestyle. Authors Debra Wasserman and
Reed Mangels make vegan living easy with 160 quick vegetarian recipes,
an easy-to-understand and complete vegan nutrition section, meal
plans, and a guide to Vegan Shopping online and by mail. Also valuable
is a list of the top 15 recipes for calcium, vitamin C, and iron, plus
an up-to-date chapter on pregnancy, infants, and vegan children. 

When Dr. Mangels and Ms. Wasserman first wrote Simply Vegan, the word
vegan was mostly unknown. Today, according to The Vegetarian Resource
Group polls, about 25% of vegetarians in the USA are vegan.

Reed Mangels completed her Ph.D. in Nutrition at the University of
Maryland. She has worked as a dietitian in hospitals and in the
community, and is a past chair of The American Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. She has
raised two vegan children.

Debra Wasserman earned an M.A. in International Relations from
Georgetown University. She is managing editor of Vegetarian Journal
and author of Meatless Meals for Working People and The Lowfat Jewish
Vegetarian Cookbook. She has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN,
and the Discovery Channel. Over 100,000 copies of the classic Simply
Vegan are now in print. 

The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization which
educates others about vegetarian diets. A vegetarian does not consume
meat, fish or fowl. A vegan is a vegetarian who also does not use
other animal products such as eggs or dairy. For information visit
[ http://www.vrg.org ].

To order Simply Vegan (224-pages, ISBN 978-0-931411-34-2), send $16 to
The Vegetarian Resource Group, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.
Call (410) 366-8343 9 AM to 5 PM EST, Monday to Friday, or visit
[ http://www.vrg.org/catalog ]

The website also has a list of over 2,400 vegetarian restaurants,
information about vegetarian college scholarships ($10,000 available),
guide to food ingredients, and more.