VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 18, Issue 8

November 2014

CONTENTS

  1. THE AMERICAN VEGETARIAN AND HEALTH JOURNAL (MID 1800'S)
  2. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS SMOOTHIE KING, SCHOLARSHIP WINNER, VEGAN CHOCOLATE PUDDING FOR 60 HOMELESS GUESTS, VEGETARIAN JOURNAL INDEX, DORITOS, PUMPKIN RECIPES, FOOD SERVICE DISTRIBUTION, AND MORE
  3. LACTATION AND THE VEGAN DIET
  4. THANKSGIVING RECIPES
  5. VRG THANKSGIVING IN BALTIMORE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
  6. DIAMONDS AND RATS
  7. THANKSGIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA
  8. VISIT VRG AT THE ALBANY VEG FEST
  9. VEGETARIAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
  10. JOIN US IN CREATING A VEGETARIAN WORLD
  11. MONTHLY DONORS
  12. JOIN VRG'S YAHOO PARENT'S GROUP
  13. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

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1) THE AMERICAN VEGETARIAN AND HEALTH JOURNAL (MID 1800'S)

HathiTrust has scanned half of the first vegetarian periodical published in the USA. This is an important landmark and I thought you might like to tell your readers about it. -Bill Shurtleff [ http://www.soyinfocenter.com/index.php ]

See:[ http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000503187 ]

Readers may also be interested in the more recent
http://www.vrg.org/history/ ]

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2) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS SMOOTHIE KING, SCHOLARSHIP WINNER, VEGAN CHOCOLATE PUDDING FOR 60 HOMELESS GUESTS, VEGETARIAN JOURNAL INDEX, DORITOS, PUMPKIN RECIPES, FOOD SERVICE DISTRIBUTION, AND MORE

LAURA MCGUINESS WINS VEGETARIAN RUNNER-UP SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/07/laura-mcguiness-wins-vegetarian-runner-up-scholarship/ ]
SMOOTHIE KING
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/07/smoothie-king/ ]
IGIVE--DONATE WHEN SHOPPING
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/08/igive-donate-when-shopping/ ]
PREPARING AND SERVING DISHES AT CHURCH CAFE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/08/preparing-and-serving-vegan-dishes-at-church-cafe/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN JOURNAL INDEX ON WWW.VRG.ORG IS NOW UPDATED!
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/10/the-vegetarian-journal-index-on-www-vrg-org-is-now-updated/ ]
VRG EXHIBITS AT THE MARYLAND DIETETICS IN HEALTH CARE COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/13/vrg-exhibits-at-the-maryland-dietetics-in-health-care-communities-conference/ ]
WORKING WITH FOOD SERVICES--DISTRIBUTORS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/14/working-with-food-services-distributors/ ]
VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP OUTREACH BOOTH AT CHICAGO VEGAN MANIA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/16/vegetarian-resource-group-outreach-booth-at-chicago-vegan-mania/ ]
VEGAN DORITOS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/17/vegan-doritos/ ]
VEGAN FITNESS CAMP IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/21/vegan-fitness-camp-in-charlottesville-virginia/ ]
WHAT DID I WISH I KNEW AS A NEW VEGETARIAN?
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/23/what-did-i-wish-i-knew-as-a-new-vegetarian/ ]
PUMPKIN RECIPES PERFECT FOR FALL
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/24/pumpkin-recipes-perfect-for-fall/ ]
VEGAN GROCERY SHOPPING IN A LOCAL MIDDLE EASTERN INTERNATIONAL SUPERMARKET
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/28/vegan-grocery-shopping-in-a-local-middle-eastern-international-supermarket/ ]
NATIONAL PLANT-BASED PREVENTION OF DISEASE (P-POD)
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/31/national-plant-based-prevention-of-disease-p-pod/ ]
FLOWER CHILD RESTAURANTS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/10/31/flower-child-restaurants/ ]

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3) LACTATION AND THE VEGAN DIET

If you are pregnant, currently breast-feeding, or have a friend or loved one who is doing so, this article by Reed Mangels, PhD, RD may shed some interesting light on the best diet for breast-feeding.

http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/lactation.htm. ]

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4) THANKSGIVING RECIPES

VISIT [ http://www.vrg.org/recipes/vegan_thanksgiving.php ]

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5) VRG THANKSGIVING IN BALTIMORE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014

Please join us at VRG's 33rd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck on Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM at North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210.

Admission is $4 per adult; children are admitted free. Bring a vegan dish - made without meat, fish, fowl, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, or other animal-derived ingredients - that serves four as a contribution from each member of your party.

If you are unable to cook, you may bring a prepared vegan dish for four from a local natural foods store or restaurant. Also, we encourage you to bring a non-perishable vegetarian canned food item to donate to the church, who will distribute it to those in need.

Please forward this notice! Also, we can always use some extra hands for this event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Nina at ninac@vrg.org.

For more information contact us:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
(410) 366-8343 or vrg@vrg.org
www.vrg.org
facebook.com/thevegetarianresourcegroup

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6) DIAMONDS AND RATS

Vegan activist Bill Leonard has written a novella about a vegetarian baseball team that doesn't allow meat sold at their concession stand, uses a non-leather baseball, etc.

To purchase go to:

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7) THANKSGIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA

The Triangle Vegetarian Society is again having their big Thanksgiving extended daytime seating at Cafe Parizade in Durham. They say: For the past decade, we have been hosting the country's largest vegetarian (in fact, fully vegan) Thanksgiving; in 2013, we had 620 people at Parizade and 184 at Kipos Greek Taverna the Monday before Thanksgiving. We started taking reservations on November 8th, 2013, 20 days before Thanksgiving, and received 611 reservations that first day, with fifty coming in the first minute and a half.

I am delighted to announce that we are again also having a pre-Thanksgiving feast. This time, it will again be the Monday before Thanksgiving (November 24) from 6-9 PM. The venue will be Irregardless Cafe in Raleigh. When Irregardless was opened in February 1975 by Chef Arthur Gordon, the area's longest established chef, it was Raleigh's first vegetarian restaurant. It no longer is all vegetarian, but features a number of tasty vegan dishes on its menu. Before we moved our huge event to Cafe Parizade, we had Thanksgiving at Irregardless in 1997 and 1998.

We expect to sell out both all-vegan events quickly. Please visit trianglevegsociety.org/thanksgiving for full and updated details, including about making reservations. The current plan is to open for reservations, for members (at a discounted price) as well as non-members on Saturday November 8th at noon. Thanks to our awesome webmaster Ken Guttman, you should find it easy to make reservations online, but Brian Donlon can be called 919-914-3504 for assistance. Please do not call the restaurants as they cannot make reservations.

-Triangle Vegetarian Society
P.O. Box 3364
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27515-3364

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8) VISIT VRG AT THE ALBANY VEG FEST

Albany VegFest
Albany, NY - 11/15
http://www.albanyvegan.org/ ]

Visit VRG at our booth.

To volunteer at this or other booths, contact ninac <ninac@vrg.org>

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9) VEGETARIAN VIDEO SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Josie is a winner of The Vegetarian Resource Group Video Contest. Josie stated: "I think it's safe to say that I'm more than just interested in vegetarianism/veganism. I think being vegan is the purest and the most honest thing you can experience in this world. It's something I hope for everyone, and I wish people weren't so stubborn, so they could be open to the idea of veganism. I don't have that narcissistic way of thinking that the rest of the human race has; I know that human beings are the most intelligent species because of that amazing gap from animals to humans called 'language,' but I know that animals weren't 'created'--if you believe in God--or meant for man to use selfishly. I think that animals should be living comfortably right next to humans, if not as their equals, as their friends. Animals should be respected as souls not much different than ours. Veganism makes me feel more connected to the Earth, and takes the gult off of my chest because I can honestly say that I am cruelty free.

See videos at: [ http://www.vrg.org/veg_videos.php#rapacz ]

You can be next year's VRG video winner! The next 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 scholarship contest for high school seniors, see: [ http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm ] Deadline is February 20, 2015.

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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10) JOIN US IN CREATING A VEGETARIAN WORLD

Take a peek into the inner workings of VRG and discover how donors, volunteers, interns, and staff make a difference in creating a peaceful and healthy vegetarian [ http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/AboutVrg.pdf ]

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11) MONTHLY DONORS

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!

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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12) JOIN 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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13) 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://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ]

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 2014 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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