VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 19, Issue 9

September 2015

By Shani Stewart

CONTENTS

  1. VRG BOOTHS AND EVENTS
  2. VRG VEGAN RESTAURANT GATHERING - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
  3. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS - VEGAN WRAPS, CALCIUM STEARATE, ORGANIC FARMING, SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS, EATING IN BEIJING, VEGAN DESSERTS, SMOOTHIES, AND MORE
  4. A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VRG VOLUNTEERS
  5. MOONGLOW GALA IN NEW JERSEY
  6. ARBORIST JOB
  7. PLANT-BASED DIET WORKSHOP WITH PATTI DAVIS, CHC, LGSW & MARK RIFKIN, MPH, RD IN GATHERSBURG, MARYLAND
  8. LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
  9. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  10. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  11. ABOUT VRG NEWS

1) VRG BOOTHS AND EVENTS

Come visit VRG at these events!

Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore, MD
September 17-19, 2015
http://www.expoeast.com/ ]
Vegan SoulFest
Baltimore, MD
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
http://www.vegansoulfest.com/ ]
Charlottesville, VA Vegetarian Festival
Charlottesville, VA
September 26, 2015
http://www.cvillevegfest.org/ ]
VRG Benefit Day at Great Sage
Clarksville, MD
September 27, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/827211950704661/ ]
DC VegFest
Washington, DC
October 3, 2015
http://dcvegfest.com/ ]
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nashville, TN
October 3-6, 2015
http://www.eatrightfnce.org/FNCE/ ]
VRG Vegan Restaurant Gathering
Nashville, TN
October 4, 2015
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/03/11/vrg-vegan-restaurant-gathering-in-nashville-tennessee/ ]
San Francisco Veg Festival Weekend
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
October 3-4, 2015
http://www.sfvs.org/ ]

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2) VRG VEGAN RESTAURANT GATHERING - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015

SITAR INDIAN RESTAURANT

Network with Vegetarian Resource Group staff, volunteers, and other dietitians from around the country during the annual meeting of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dietitians, VRG members, students, and the public are invited. Location is near the Lowes Vanderbilt, a FNCE (conference) hotel.

BUFFET MENU:

  • Samosa (potato and pea turnover)
  • Salad
  • Papadum (thin and crispy lentil crackers)
  • Roti (whole wheat bread)
  • Chutney
  • Rice, Tea
  • Yellow Dal (lentils)
  • Chana Masala (chickpeas)
  • Baingan Bhurtha (eggplant)
  • Bhindi Masala (okra)
  • Vegetable Patia (fresh vegetables with sweet and sour mangoes)
  • Fruit

PRICE INCLUDING TAX AND TIP

Payment before September 5, 2015: $25 $30 after September 5, 2015. Refunds only made if we can replace your seat.

To pay, send to

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203

Call (410) 366-8343 Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, or go to www.vrg.org/donate and write in the comments, "Nashville Indian dinner" and names of attendees.

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3) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS - VEGAN WRAPS, CALCIUM STEARATE, ORGANIC FARMING, SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS, EATING IN BEIJING, VEGAN DESSERTS, SMOOTHIES, AND MORE

  • CHLOE FALKENHEIM FROM VA IS 2015 VRG $10,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
  • JAIRO JAVIER FROM IL IS $5,000 VRG 2015 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
  • ANDREW PUCCETTI FROM IL IS 2015 VRG $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
  • THE VRG IS SPONSORING A VEGAN DINNER IN NASHVILLE, TN
  • THE VRG EXHIBITED AT THE 2015 ANIMAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE

and more

GETTING INVOLVED IN ORGANIC FARMING
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/21/getting-involved-in-organic-farming/ ]
CHLOE FALKENHEIM FROM VIRGINA IS 2015 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP $10,000 COLLEGE
SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/22/chloe-falkenheim-from-virgina-is-2015-vegetarian-resource-group-10000-college-scholarship-winner/ ]
CALCIUM STEARATE IN FOODS VEGAN
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/23/calcium-stearate-in-foods-vegan/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/23/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-become-a-monthly-donor/ ]
THE CLASSICAL VEGETARIAN COOKBOOK BY CHEF RON PICKARSKI
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/24/the-classical-vegetarian-cookbook-by-chef-ron-pickarski/ ]
JAIRO JAVIER FROM ILLINOIS IS $5,000 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP 2015 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/24/jairo-javier-from-illinois-is-5000-vegetarian-resource-group-2015-college-scholarship-winner ]
ANDREW PUCCETTI FROM ILLINOIS IS A 2015 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP $5,000 SCHOLARSHIP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/28/andrew-puccetti-from-illinois-is-a-2015-vegetarian-resource-group-5000-scholarship-winner/ ]
VISIT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BOOTH AT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN VIRGINIA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/29/visit-the-vegetarian-resource-group-booth-at-the-animal-rights-national-conference-in-virginia/ ]
MY INTERNSHIP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/30/my-internship/ ]
VEGAN WRAPS TO SAVE TIME
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/07/30/vegan-wraps-to-save-time/ ]
SWITCH UP YOUR SALADS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/04/switch-up-your-salads/ ]
LOVIN' SPOONFULS AT HOME- A NEW VEGAN COOKBOOK
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/05/lovin-spoonfuls-at-home-a-new-vegan-cookbook/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP IS SPONSORING A VEGAN DINNER IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/06/the-vegetarian-resource-group-is-sponsoring-a-vegan-dinner-in-nashville-tennessee/ ]
VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN BEIJING, CHINA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/06/vegetarian-restaurants-in-beijing-china/ ]
WHAT'S FOR DESSERT?
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/07/whats-for-dessert/ ]
SMOOTHIES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/11/smoothies/ ]
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/12/magnesium-stearate/ ]
HOW DO I DINE OUT AS A VEGAN?
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/13/how-do-i-dine-out-as-a-vegan/ ]
REVIEW OF ROOT RESTAURANT IN ALLSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/14/review-of-root-restaurant-in-allston-massachusetts/ ]
LOOKING FOR A VEGAN OUZI RECIPE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/18/looking-for-a-vegan-ouzi-recipe/ ]
THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP EXHIBITED AT THE 2015 ANIMAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/18/the-vegetarian-resource-group-exhibited-at-the-2015-animal-rights-conference/ ]
HOW TO BECOME A CORPORATE DIETITIAN
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2015/08/19/how-to-become-a-corporate-dietitian/ ]

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4) A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VRG VOLUNTEERS

We would like to thank the following volunteers for their amazing work this month on VRG's Retention Survey project, Vegetarian Restaurant Guide, Outreach Booths, and other projects:

  • Matt Baker, R.N.
  • Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D.
  • Shani Stewart
  • Laura McGuiness
  • Anne Custer
  • Ivy Grob
  • Whitney Blomquist
  • Natalie Evans
  • Colin Hickey-Schiappa
  • Autumn Burton
  • Lily Donofrio
  • Sage Craven

You can volunteer for The Vegetarian Resource Group at our office located in Baltimore, MD, local outreach events or even remotely using your computer at home. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Nina at ninac@vrg.org.

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5) MOONGLOW GALA IN NEW JERSEY

Celebrate the joy of living at a Moonglow Gala hosted by the American Vegan Society on Sunday September 27 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at The Greenview Inn, Eastlyn Golf Course, in Vineland New Jersey. It's the evening of a "Blood Moon" total lunar eclipse.

Executive Chef Rob Buono will feature fresh local ingredients in an elegant, flavorful cuisine. At the height of the South Jersey harvest season, network with others during the Hors d'Oeuvres Social, and then enjoy a Buffet Dinner with old and new friends.

Listen and dance to the contrasting music styles of Blue Hippopotamus (alternative rock--sultry and uplifting) and Doc Lou Giunta (familiar classical, modern, and pop). The event includes a silent auction; see website to donate, sponsor, or advertise. Proceeds from this occasion will be used for public education about food choices for compassionate, health, and environmental reasons.

We don't know what or if the Blood Moon prophesizes. But we can promise a brighter future for everyone when we show the animals mercy by leaving them off our plates.

After August 1st, $75 adult, $50 student/low income, $100 supporter

For more information and to view menu go to [ http://www.americanvegan.org ] or phone 856-694-2887.

Freya Dinshah
American Vegan Society [ http://www.americanvegan.org ]
56 Dinshah Ln
PO Box 369
Malaga NJ 08328
856-694-2887-phone
856-694-2288-fax

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6) ARBORIST JOB

My client a major Telecom Co is seeking an Arborist / Vegetation Manager.

Ultimately this individual would be ISA Certified in the State of CA, have the ability to maintain detailed records and Assesses/ evaluate the requirements for additional landscaping and/or irrigation requirements.

This particular individual would also coordinate utility vegetation management projects including assessment, budgeting, inventory, work/bid specifications and field management.

Additional Pertinent Details

Contract: 12+ Months
Location: San Jose, California
Contact: Candace.Dowd@MATRIXRes.com

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7) PLANT-BASED DIET WORKSHOP WITH PATTI DAVIS, CHC, LGSW & MARK RIFKIN, MPH, RD IN GATHERSBURG, MARYLAND

Vegetables are the core of a balanced diet (via Balanced Nutrition Solutions)

Starting on Sunday, September 20, Patti Davis and Mark Rifkin invite you to their 5-week workshop on plant-based nutrition and well-being.

Many, many people have shifted toward plant-based diets for health, ethical, spiritual, and environmental reasons. This workshop series explores how you can get started with your own plant-based diet, the health benefits of doing so, and some delicious menu ideas.

For about $29 per session, you'll receive two sessions of nutritional instruction, a educational field trip to an animal sanctuary, and two sessions of cooking demonstrations and food sampling. You'll also receive recipes you can take with you and try at home!

Register with Patti Davis by September 10.

Mail registrations to:

Patti Davis, CHC, LGSW
25209 Woodfield School Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20882

You can pay by check, send credit card details by mail, or pay instantly with these Paypal links:

Tuition: Per person [ http://bit.ly/1ItapHg ]
Tuition: For couples (2 registrants) [ http://bit.ly/1LTETrw ]
10% tuition discount for members of Unity Church, VSDC, VRG, COK, or Seniors (over 62): [ http://bit.ly/1IbBdg7 ]

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8) LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Hello Everyone,

I would like to briefly share with you a quick sweet cheat I use for my morning smoothies that you may or may not have heard of or tried. I have a notorious sweet tooth and am always looking for sweetners outside of refined sugars. Every morning I drink a raw green veggie smoothie. I have been adding Synsepalum dulcificum, more commonly known as the Miracle Fruit or Miracle Berry to my smoothies. The small bright red fruit itself does not really have a flavor, but when you add it to anything sour or bitter, viola sweetness! In other words, it turns lemons into lemonade!

-Shani Stewart

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9) 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! Go to:
http://www.vrg.org/donate ]

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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
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 2015 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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11) ABOUT VRG NEWS

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