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VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 4
March 1997


1) VRG exhibits at Natural Products Expo West
2) www.vrg.org Feedback and Search now live
3) January / February Vegetarian Journal excerpts now online
4) Vegetarian Nutrition Congress
5) Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair
6) VRG Restaurant Gatherings in South Florida and San Diego
7) Annual Essay Contest
8) Recipe of the Month
9) About The Vegetarian Resource Group
10) About VRG-NEWS


1) Co-Directors Debra Wasserman and Charles Stahler staffed The
Vegetarian Resource Group booth at the Natural Products Expo West in
San Diego, California from March 6th through the 8th. As always, our
booth was very busy with people continuously interested in learning
more about vegetarianism. Debra also gathered new product literature for
reviews in upcoming issues of the Vegetarian Journal.


2) Have you visited the VRG web site lately at www.vrg.org? The
Feedback and Search Pages are now available. You can use the feedback
page to make announcements, ask questions, or share your thoughts on
vegetarianism. What makes it unique? You can also include HTML tags to
bold, italicize, or underline text, and you can add anchor tags such
as <A HREF="http://www.vrg.org/feedback/about.htm">About</A>. Go ahead and
try it out!

The Search page allows you to search for
keywords in articles throughout the site. You can use this to find
all the references to iron (for instance), or to find all the recipes
that include chocolate.


3) Excerpts from the January/February issue of the Vegetarian Journal
are now available on the web site at www.vrg.org/journal/vj97jan. Two items
of particular interest are the sections from the bonus insert on Raising
Vegetarian Children (including "Vegan Pregnancy") and "Veggie Viewpoint:
Eating at College." Even if you're not a college student, it is interesting
to read what some college students really eat. Thanks to volunteers Brad
Scott and Jeanie Freeman for converting these articles to HTML.


4) The Vegetarian Resource Group will be handing out literature at the
Vegetarian Nutrition Congress being held in Loma Linda, CA March 24th
through 26th. VRG nutrition advisor Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D. will
be attending this meeting. If you attend, be sure to introduce yourself to


5) The Vegetarian Resource Group will be having a booth for the 15th
consecutive year at the annual Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair in
Baltimore, MD April 11th through 13th. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth. If you live in the Baltimore area and are interested in helping, call (410) 366-8343. We will also be having a booth May 4th at the annual Towson Spring Fair. Call if you can help at this event, too.


6) The Vegetarian Resource Group held a restaurant gathering in South
Florida on February 22, 1997. Debra Wasserman, Charles Stahler, and
Brad Scott greeted both long-term residents and a few other snowbirds.
Everyone had a great time. VRG also held a restaurant gathering in San
Diego, California on March 9, 1997. It was a good chance for Debra
Wasserman and Charles Stahler to converse at length with VRG members.


7) The 1997 Vegetarian Resource Group Essay Contest is open for
entries. Age categories are 14-18, 9-13, and age 8 and under. The
winner in each category receives a $50 savings bond. Entries must be
postmarked by May 1, 1997. For details and examples of past winners,
see <www.vrg.org/essay>. You can ask teachers to make the
contest a classroom exercise with both vegetarians and non-
vegetarians participating. It encourages kids to think about
vegetarianism, whether or not they currently are vegetarian.


8) This month's recipe appears in "Simply Vegan" by Debra Wasserman with
nutrition section by Reed Mangels, Ph.D., R.D. For more information about
the book, visit http://www.vrg.org/catalog/simplyvegan.htm. The book is
available by mail order from the VRG. America Online members may purchase
the book online in Vegetarians Online's Vegetarian Store. AOL members can use
keyword vegan to go to Vegetarians Online.

Ruth's Tasty Seitan
(Serves 2)

8-ounce package seitan, thinly sliced
1-1/2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
1 cup water

Heat seitan, oil, and spices over medium-high heat for five minutes, stirring
occasionally. Add flour and water and heat for 2 minutes longer. Serve hot
over mashed potatoes, rice, or pasta.

Total calories per serving: 239; Total fat as % of daily value: 15%; Protein:
21 gm; Carbohydrates: 16 gm; Fat: 10 gm; Calcium: 23 mg; Iron: 4 mg; Sodium:
277 mg


9) Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with
businesses and individuals to bring about healthy 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, contributions, and book

The Vegetarian Journal, a bi-monthly print magazine, is a benefit of
membership in The VRG. The Journal features informational and recipe
articles, product and book reviews, news for vegetarian activists, and
up to date information about vegetarian health and nutrition.
Membership in the VRG costs $20/year in the US, $30/year in Canada and
Mexico, or $42/year for the rest of the world. Accepted forms of
payment, all in US funds, are Visa, Mastercard, checks drawn on US
banks, and postal orders. When joining, please send us your name,
address, phone number, and e-mail address. If paying by credit card,
please include the card number and expiration date. Membership
requests should be directed to:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
PO Box 1463
Baltimore, MD 21203
Phone: (410) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
E-mail: vrg@vrg.org


10) VRG-NEWS is distributed as a volunteer service of Vegetarians
Online, the forum for vegetarians on America Online. Vegetarians
Online offers message boards, live chats, downloadable files,
informational content, and quick links to vegetarian websites and
USENET newsgroups. AOL members can use keyword VEGAN to visit
Vegetarians Online. Whether or not you are an AOL member, you may
subscribe to the monthly VEGUPDATE newsletter. To do so, send an
e-mail message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.AOL.COM. Your message should read
SUB VEGUPDATE followed by your first and last names. For more
information, please contact Vegetarians Online host Bobbi Pasternak at

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Contents of VRG-NEWS are copyright 1997 by The Vegetarian Resource
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