VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 20, Issue 5

May 2016

By Shani Stewart

CONTENTS

  1. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
  2. VOTE FOR THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  3. VRG BOOTHS
  4. A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR VRG VOLUNTEERS
  5. 12th ANNUAL GREEN FESTIVAL AT THE DC CONVENTION CENTER MAY 6-8, 2016
  6. ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
  7. CASSEROLE PROGRAM FOR THE NEEDY -- VEGAN DONATIONS WANTED
  8. JOB OPPORTUNITY IN BALTIMORE
  9. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
  10. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
  11. ABOUT VRG-NEWS

1) VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

  • FLYING FREQUENT FLYER VEGAN
  • VEGAN FOOD AT BASEBALL PARKS
  • VEGAN SOUP WITH CHICKPEAS
  • GREENFEST IN DC
  • PINKBERRY
  • DONATING VEGAN FOOD
  • GUINNESS

AND MORE

IF YOU'RE A FREQUENT FLYER THIS ARTICLE IS FOR YOU
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/18/if-youre-a-frequent-flyer-this-article-is-for-you/ ]
BUNNIECAKES VEGAN SWEETS IN MIAMI
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/21/bunniecakes-vegan-sweets-in-miami/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BY PURCHASING VEGAN BOOKS FROM OUR CATALOG
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/22/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-by-purchasing-vegan-books-from-our-catalog-3/ ]
SOME TERRIFIC RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S ONLINE GUIDE TO VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE USA AND CANADA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/23/some-terrific-restaurants-have-been-added-to-the-vegetarian-resource-groups-online-guide-to-veganvegetarian-restaurants-in-the-usa-and-canada-2/ ]
RANCHER'S VEGAN WIFE SETS OUT TO SAVE CATTLE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/23/ranchers-vegan-wife-sets-out-to-save-cattle/ ]
2015 INTEREST IN NATURAL FOODS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/23/2015-interest-in-natural-foods/ ]
FULL TIME RESTAURANT MANAGER NEEDED FOR LOVIN SPOONFULS VEGAN RESTAURANT IN ARIZONA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/24/full-time-restaurant-manager-needed-for-lovin-spoonfuls-vegan-restaurant-in-arizona/ ]
GREEN SOUP WITH CHICKPEAS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/25/green-soup-with-chickpeas/ ]
DC GREENFEST IS MAY 6TH - 8TH 2016
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/28/dc-greenfest-is-may-6th-8th-2016/ ]
VEGAN PASSOVER RECIPES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/30/vegan-passover-recipes-4/ ]
ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/31/organic-vegetarian-and-vegan-meals-delivered-to-your-home-or-office/ ]
VEGAN FOOD SERVED AT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PARKS THIS SEASON
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/01/vegan-food-served-at-major-league-baseball-parks-this-season/ ]
WHOLE FOODS TUBE FEEDING FORMULA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/04/whole-foods-tube-feeding-formula/ ]
SUPPORT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP BECOME A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY DONOR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/05/support-the-vegetarian-resource-group-become-a-monthly-or-quarterly-donor-2/ ]
PINKBERRY NONDAIRY SOFTSERVE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/05/pinkberry-nondairy-softserve/ ]
ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE TRIFECTA SWEET POTATO MASH WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS BY MARIA PITTARELLI, DTR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/06/organic-vegetarian-and-vegan-meals-delivered-to-your-home-or-office-trifecta-sweet-potato-mash-with-brussels- sprouts-by-maria-pittarelli-dtr/ ]
KAYCO KEDEM PARTNERS WITH WHOE FOODS MARKET TO LAUNCH NEW AND EXCLUSIVE KOSHER FOR PASSOVER ITEMS FOR 2016
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/07/kayco-kedem-partners-with-whole-foods-market-to-launch-new-and-exclusive-kosher-for-passover-items-for-2016/ ]
CASSEROLE PROGRAM FOR THE NEEDY VEGAN DONATIONS WANTED BY MARIA PITTARELLI, DTR
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/07/casserole-program-for-the-needy-vegan-donations-wanted-by-maria-pittarelli/ ]
NEW YORK CITY VEGGIE PARADE BY REBECCA KAPLAN
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/08/new-york-city-veggie-pride-parade-by-rebecca-kaplan/ ]
STARTING A COLLEGE COOKING CLUB BY MADELINE ST JOHN
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/08/starting-a-college-cooking-club-by-madeline-st-john/ ]
JOB OPPORTUNITY IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/11/job-opportunity-in-baltimore-maryland/ ]
THE FLAME BROILER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/11/the-flame-broiler/ ]
QUINOA FOR PASSOVER
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/12/quinoa-for-passover/ ]
MORE RESTAURANTS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP'S ONLINE GUIDE TO VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE USA AND CANADA
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/12/more-restaurants-have-been-added-to-the-vegetarian-resource-groups-online-guide-to-veganvegetarian-restaurants-in-the- usa-and-canada/ ]
JOIN THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP AT THE DC GREEN FESTIVAL MAY 6TH - 8TH 2016
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/13/join-the-vegetarian-resource-group-at-the-dc-green-festival-may-6-8th-2016/ ]
CHECK OUT THE CORNER JUICE BAR IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/13/check-out-the-corner-juice-bar-in-baltimore-maryland/ ]
GUINNESS TO REMOVE ISINGLASS FROM ITS BEER BREWING IN 2016; REGRAINED NUTRITIONAL BARS FROM BEER PRODUCTION BY JEANNE YACOUBOU MS
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/14/guinness-to-remove-isinglass-from-its-beer-brewing-in-2016-regrained-nutritional-bars-from-beer-production-by-jeanne- yacoubou-ms/ ]
ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/15/organic-vegetarian-and-vegan-meals-delivered-to-your-home-or-office-2/ ]
JEWISH CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT OVERTURNS 800 YEAR OLD PASSOVER BAN ON RICE AND LEGUMES
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/18/jewish-conservative-movement-overturns-800-year-old-passover-ban-on-rice-and-legumes/ ]
BRIGHTWOK KITCHEN IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS BY HANA TAKEMOTO
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/19/brightwok-kitchen-in-chicago-illinois-by-hana-takemoto/ ]
GREEN FESTIVAL COMMUNITY AWARD VOTE FOR THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/04/19/green-festival-community-award-vote-for-the-vegetarian-resource-group/ ]

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2) VOTE FOR THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

Please scroll down to the Green Festival in Washington, DC section to vote for VRG! Go to: [ http://www.greenfestivals.org/awards/green-festival-community-award.html ]

Green Festival is committed to supporting inspiring organizations & projects that educate and benefit their local communities with The Green Festival Community Award, a $5,000 grant awarded to a deserving non-profit, chosen by the public!

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3) VRG BOOTHS

New England VegFest
May 1, 2016
11AM — 5PM
DCU Center, 50 Foster St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Green Festival Expo - DC
May 6-8, 2016
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001
New Hampshire Dietetic Association Meeting
May 11, 2016
Concord, NH
VRG Nutrition Advisor Reed Mangels, PhD RD will be speaking at this event
Albany Veg Fest
Saturday, June 4th 2016, 10AM — 5pm
Polish Community Center
225 Washington Avenue Extension
Taking Action For Animals (TAFA)
June 17 — June 20, 2016
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington Virginia, 22202
Richmond Vegetarian Festival
June 25, 2016 (Rain date July 9, 2016)
12PM - 6PM
Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park
VRG Vegan Thai Dinner
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 6PM Boston, MA
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Boston, MA

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4) A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR VRG VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to our vrg volunteers for help with scholarships judging, writing, editing, booths, and other tasks:

  • Matt Baker
  • Casey Brown
  • Carole Hamlin
  • Suzanne Hengen
  • Jane Michalek
  • David Milner
  • Maria Pittarelli
  • Madeline St. John
  • Hana Takemoto
  • Samantha O'Toole
  • Jenny Saccenti
  • Elsa Spencer
  • Reed Mangels
  • Phil Becker
  • Laura McGuiness
  • Shani Stewart

If you'd like to Volunteer for VRG, please contact Brigette@vrg.org.

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5) 12th ANNUAL GREEN FESTIVAL AT THE DC CONVENTION CENTER MAY 6-8, 2016

Embrace a vegan lifestyle for a weekend at the 12th annual Green Festival at the DC Convention Center May 6-8th. Visit The Vegetarian Resource Group at booth #435. Use ticket code VRG16 for discounted tickets on the weekend!

- See more at: [ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2016/03/17/12th-annual-green-festival-at-the-dc-convention-center-may-6-8-2016/#sthash.GINMPMwQ.dpuff ]

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6) ORGANIC VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN MEALS DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE

By Brigette Dumais

Trifecta deliver organic vegetarian and vegan meals to your home and office. Today I had the opportunity to enjoy Trifecta's French Riviera Lentils for lunch. Unlike most packaged foods, which tend to be bland and uninteresting, the French Riviera Lentils had a bold blend of flavor. The green lentil base was accompanied by large slices of portobello mushrooms, chunks of onion and carrot, half walnuts, and steamed kale. I finished the entire serving, and it left me feeling full and nourished. For more information, visit
http://trifectanutrition.com/vrg  ]

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7) CASSEROLE PROGRAM FOR THE NEEDY -- VEGAN DONATIONS WANTED

By Maria Pittarelli

Our Daily Bread in Baltimore serves free meals to over 700 needy people 365 days a year. They said about ten percent of individuals ask for a vegetarian meal, which typically consists of macaroni and cheese, salad, fruit, cheese, bread, and a desserts. We were enthusiastically told that they would love to get more vegetarian donations to provide more options and variety. They accept canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans, peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, and other shelf-stable donations.

They also have a casserole program where generous people in the community can make one of the casserole recipes on their website and donate it for use during the lunch service when needed. VRG's Foodservice Advisor Chef Nancy Berkoff created three vegan recipes, which now have been posted as options on the website. Nancy tested these at a senior center in Los Angeles. The recipes are:

  • Brunswick Stew
  • Creamy Bean and Potato Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Black Bean Casserole

The recipes and donation directions are at:
http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/our-daily-bread/odb-food-service/favorite-casserole-recipes.html ]

If you, your family, or a local group would like to make a vegetarian donation to this charity, they accept donations of any quantity on any day between 8 am and 3 pm. If you choose to donate a casserole, they will need to be in a disposable metal casserole pan sized 12" x 10" x 2 9/16" deep. I had difficulty finding this exact size, but party stores and some groceries sell a pan that is very close in dimensions (within half an inch) and that was perfectly acceptable to them. The casserole must be frozen solid before donating. In our case, homemade casseroles that were put in the home freezer at 5 pm were frozen by 9 am the next morning. Be careful to not stack the casseroles before they are frozen, as this can result in them breaking or leaking. Cover tightly with aluminum foil or the corresponding disposable lid, and label with the name of the casserole and the date it was made. If you are able to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated and put to good use helping those in need who desire vegetarian meals.

If you are in the Baltimore area, you can prepare and donate these casseroles to our Daily Bread. You can enlist the help of others at your organization, church, synagogue, mosque, or any other meeting you attend. If you are not in the Baltimore area, you should be able to find a local charity which would be thrilled to receive these casseroles for their feeding programs.

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8) JOB OPPORTUNITY IN BALTIMORE

We are a vegetarian food business offering our falafel wraps and drinks at many festivals and events in and around Baltimore from Spring through Autumn mostly on weekends. We are seeking a few more people to work with us this season, prepping, cooking and serving our wraps and drinks. Days and hours are very flexible, and while we work at a fast pace, the atmosphere is usually very enjoyable. Pay starts at $10 per hour plus tips which can be substantial. Please email bmorealive@gmail.com if you're interested in working with us.

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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 2016 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

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.

If you are a new subscriber, you might enjoy reading past issues of VRG-NEWS online at
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