VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 18, Issue 5

May 2014

CONTENTS

  1. VRG RESEARCH - DOMINO'S, TACO BELL, VITAMIN D2/D3, GLUTEN FREE PIE CRUST, MAKING CASHEW BUTTER
  2. COMPANIES THAT HAVE VEGETARIAN FOODS IN INSTITUTIONAL SIZES
  3. VEGETARIAN JOURNAL ISSUE 1
  4. VEGETARIAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP
  5. VEGGIE CHILDREN
  6. HUNTER GABEL WINS THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP
  7. HOSTS FOR VEGETARIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS
  8. VRG TO HOST VEGAN SOUL FOOD DINNER IN ATLANTA
  9. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
  10. TCBY's NEW VEGAN FLAVOR IS COCONUT MILK.
  11. VRG SUBMITS DIETARY GUIDELINES COMMENTS
  12. PAPA JOHN'S
  13. AMAZONSMILE
  14. SALAD RECIPE CONTEST
  15. VEGAN EGG REPLACERS
  16. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  17. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AND VRG-NEWS
  18. ABOUT VRG-NEWS

1) VRG RESEARCH - DOMINO'S, TACO BELL, VITAMIN D2/D3, GLUTEN FREE PIE CRUST, MAKING CASHEW BUTTER

Soy Cheese at Domino's Pizza in Israel
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/03/24/soy-cheese-pizza-at-dominos-pizza-in-israel-a-first-for-major-pizza-chains/  ]
VITAMIN D2/D3
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/03/26/ingredient-guide-update-vitamin-d2-vitamin-d3/  ]
GLUTEN FREE PIE CRUST
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/28/gluten-free-pie-crust/  ]
TACO BELL
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/03/  ]
MAKING CASHEW BUTTER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/05/02/making-cashew-butter/  ]

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2) COMPANIES THAT HAVE VEGETARIAN FOODS IN INSTITUTIONAL SIZES

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/16/new-and-improved-version-of-the-vegetarian-journals-food-service-update/  ]

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3) VEGETARIAN JOURNAL ISSUE 1

http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2014issue1/index.php  ]
http://www.vrg.org/journal/  ]

Beyond Meat Veggie Chicken Strips; Kendal at Oberlin; The Savory Side of Chocolate; Vegan Dishes without Added Oil, Salt, or Sugar; VRG's 2013 Video Contest Winners; The I-Can't-Chew Vegan Diet; Do Vegans and Vegetarians Stay Veggie?; Gellan Gum is All Vegetable; Nutrition Hotline: Ways to encourage toddlers to eat vegetables; Note from the Coordinators; Vegetarian Action

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4) VEGETARIAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP

To enter our video contest, go to
http://www.vrg.org/videoscholarship.php  ]

See past winners.

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5) VEGGIE CHILDREN

Thank you to members Jenny Saccenti and Family who were recently featured in Baltimore's Child Magazine. The periodical also reprinted our My Vegan Plate.

http://www.baltimoreschild.com/articles/index.cfm?fuse1=activMonth  ]

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6) HUNTER GABEL WINS THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP

To see information about Hunter and next year's contest, see

http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm  ]

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7) HOSTS FOR VEGETARIAN EXCHANGE STUDENTS

"BRING THE WORLD IN" BY HOSTING AN EXCHANGE STUDENT! PAX ( www.pax.org ) is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to providing exchange opportunities to teenagers around the world by matching them with placement in a U.S. high school and host family. Host families come in all shapes and sizes and include single parents, retirees, 'empty nesters', young couples with small children, as well as two parent families with teenagers. As the Baltimore/Baltimore County Community Coordinator for PAX, I am presently seeking host families for two Vegetarian female students from Spain and Germany for the 2014-2015 school year. To accommodate school placement, I am looking for host families that live in Northern Baltimore City or in Baltimore County, areas North and Northwest of Baltimore City.

 

To find out more about this wonderful opportunity, please contact Meredith Safford at 410-382-5359, or email at merrysafford@yahoo.com

 

For information in other areas of the country, go to

http://pax.org/  ]

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8) VRG TO HOST VEGAN SOUL FOOD DINNER IN ATLANTA

Catered by Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

The Vegetarian Resource Group will host a vegan dinner during the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitians, members, students, and the public are welcome.

For detail, see

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/02/vegan-dinner-in-atlanta-georgia-sunday-october-19-2014/  ]

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9) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS

Thank you to Eric Sharer, MPH, RD, who tabled at the Worcester Vegfest in Massachusetts. He said they talked to a constant flow of people all day, many who were not vegetarian, and had powerful conversations. Kudos to these others volunteers who helped at booths around the country: Reed Mangels PHD RD, Arnie Alper MD, Mark Rifkin RD, Matt Baker RN, Natalie Evans, Whitney Blomquist, Chris Dietrich, Nora Allen RD, Tony Bruffy, and others.

If you are attending these events, please come by our booth. To support Vegetarian Resource Group outreach, donate at www.vrg.org/donate

If you would like to volunteer at booths, contact Nina at vrg@vrg.org

Charles Village Festival in Baltimore
May 31 and June 1, 2014
http://www.charlesvillagefestival.net/  ]
Richmond VegFest in Virginia
June 21, 2014
http://www.veggiefest.org/  ]
Taking Action for Animals in Washington, DC
June 27-30, 2014
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1297443  ]
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting in Atlanta
October 19/20/21, 2014

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10) TCBY's NEW VEGAN FLAVOR IS COCONUT MILK.

TCBY's Puts A Tropical Twist On Dairy-Free With New Silk® Coconutmilk Fro-Yo

On the heels of the popular Silk Vanilla Almond milk Fro-Yo, TCBY adds plant-based, dairy-free frozen yogurt made with Silk Coconut milk.

See more at:

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/04/28/tcbys-newest-vegan-flavor-is-coconutmilk/#sthash.eAnwpNOm.dpuf  ]

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11) VRG SUBMITS DIETARY GUIDELINES COMMENTS

On March 3, 2014, The Vegetarian Resource Group respectfully submitted comments to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee regarding information about vegetarian and vegan diets to be included in the 8th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Drawing from a wealth of literature related to vegetarian and vegan nutrition, VRG suggested the following:

  • Continue to include detailed, specific information about vegetarian and vegan diets.
  • Provide specific information about foods to avoid/eat less.
  • Reconsider the use of 3 cup-equivalents of dairy per day.
  • Consider the Impact of Dietary Choices on Food System Sustainability.

Click here to read the full Dietary Guidelines Testimony.

See more at:

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/03/14/vrg-submits-comments-to-the-2015-dietary-guidelines-advisory-committee/#sthash.O7vn7FFs.dpuf  ]

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12) PAPA JOHN'S

The VRG received an email asking us to confirm which pizzas at Papa John's were vegetarian or vegan. Our online reader had seen conflicting information and hoped we could clarify it for her.

- See more at:

http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/03/12/update-on-papa-johns-vegetarian-and-vegan-menu-options/#sthash.3VmnU9Bm.dpuf  ]

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13) AMAZONSMILE

The Vegetarian Resource Group is now an organization listed on AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to VRG whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support VRG by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com and selecting "The Vegetarian Resource Group."

Or go to:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1279034  ]

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14) SALAD RECIPE CONTEST

On behalf of my colleagues at Definition, I wanted to reach out to you to see if you would be interested in sharing our latest contest with your readers.

As the days get hot we are hosting a contest for our readers' favorite salad recipes, and we would love to get more ideas into the mix!  There are some pretty amazing prizes up for grabs. Salad is defined as: a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by other ingredients. We told our readers: "We will have you leave out the animal foods and submit your most beautiful and delicious vegan salad recipes to our contest. Anything goes as long as it meets the definition above. I know a salad can be warm sometimes but since summer is coming we want it to be COLD to cool us off! The team at Definition will be the judges, along with a secret special guest judge to be announced soon!"  If you are interested in checking it out and/or sharing, the contest is being held here:

http://www.definitionforladies.com/define-salad/  ]

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15) VEGAN EGG REPLACERS

Are you looking for ideas for replacing eggs as binders in recipes, especially when baking? This article offers some egg substitute suggestions.

To replace one large egg, use approximately:

  • ½ cup puréed or mashed very ripe banana
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup puréed peaches
  • ¼ cup prune purée (works very well with chocolate and carob products)
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate, plus 1 Tablespoon mashed banana

For more information, see:

http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2007issue2/2007_issue2_egg_replacers.php  ]

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16) 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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17) ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AND VRG-NEWS

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.)

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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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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18) ABOUT VRG-NEWS

VRG-NEWS is the e-mail newsletter of The Vegetarian Resource Group. This is an announcement list so subscriber messages are not accepted by the list. If you have a technical question about the list, please contact us at vrg@vrg.org. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or corrections to VRG-NEWS, please direct them to vrg@vrg.org. Thanks!

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Baltimore, MD 21203


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