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VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 8
August 1998

CONTENTS

  1. Third Edition of Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Food
    Restaurants in the US and Canada
  2. The Race Against Junk Food is now available
  3. Vegetarian Food Festivals in Boston, Toronto, NY City
  4. www.vrg.org averaging 25,000 visitors per month
  5. September / October 1998 Vegetarian Journal Preview
  6. Recipe of the Month: Tomato Salad
  7. About The Vegetarian Resource Group
  8. About VRG-NEWS


THIRD EDITION OF VEGETARIAN JOURNAL'S GUIDE TO NATURAL FOOD RESTAURANTS IN THE US AND CANADA

1) Avery Publishing has just released the third edition of Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Food Restaurants in the US and Canada. This edition contains 90 additional pages of restaurant listings (a 30% increase!), plus updates to many of the existing listings. If you already have the first or second editions, you'll want to get the most current information. If you don't have this book yet, then you'll find this to be an indispensable travel resource. The book is available for $16 plus an optional $2 fee for UPS or RPS delivery. To order, call the VRG at 410-366-8343 or visit http://www.vrg.org/catalog/guide.htm.


THE RACE AGAINST JUNK FOOD IS NOW AVAILABLE

2) Searching for a fun way to teach children healthy eating habits? Not sure how to get your kids interested in eating their fruits and veggies? The Race Against Junk Food may be just the thing for you. It is the first in the "Adventures in Good Nutrition" series featuring The SNAK (Super Nutritionally Active Kids) Posse. The Race Against Junk Food is a comic book that follows the adventures of Tommy Thompson as he helps the SNAK Posse defeat the Sugar Coat Gang and save FreshWorld.

See http://www.vrg.org/catalog/race.htm for more information, or go straight to http://www.vrg.org/catalog/order.htm for ordering information.


VEGETARIAN FOOD FESTIVALS IN BOSTON, TORONTO, NY CITY

3) On September 11-13, 1998, the Toronto Vegetarian Association will hold their 14th Annual Vegetarian Food Fair. For information visit http://www.veg.on.ca/foodfair/fair98.html.

On October 3, 1998, the Boston Vegetarian Society will hold their 3rd Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival. For more information visit http://mit.edu/vsg/foodfest98/.

On November 28-29, 1998, the 2nd International Food Festival will be held in New York City, sponsored by Vegetarian Vision, Inc. For more information visit http://www.VegetarianVision.com.

The Vegetarian Resource Group will have a booth at the Boston and New York City events, so stop by and visit us if you attend.


WWW.VRG.ORG AVERAGING 25,000 VISITORS PER MONTH

4) In 1998, The Vegetarian Resource Group Web site, www.vrg.org, has been averaging 25,000 visitors per month. The most popular section is the recipes, followed by the nutrition information, the game, the Journal, and the catalog.

Thanks to our volunteers who built and continue to update the site which provides so much valuable information to so many people.


SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 1998 VEGETARIAN JOURNAL PREVIEW

5) The September/October 1998 issue of the Vegetarian Journal contains

a) Vegan Sandwiches
b) Let's Party
c) The Apple Advantage
d) Killing Two Tofus with One Spoon
e) Staying with it: Three case of Teen Vegetarianism
f) Food Labeling Laws in Canada
g) Potatoes or Pork?
h) Nutition Hotline: Sunlight and Vitamin D; organic produce andVitamin B-12
i) Product Reviews: Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Breakfast Cereals
j) Notes from the Scientific Department, Vegetarian Action, and more!

If you are not currently a subscriber to the Vegetarian Journal, why not subscribe today? You can find subscription information online at http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribe.htm. Join for $30 or more, and receive a FREE copy of the Vegan Handbook, a $19.95 value! (see http://www.vrg.org/catalog/veganhandbook.htm).


RECIPE OF THE MONTH: TOMATO SALAD

Tomato Salad (Serves 4)


4 tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
oregano and salt, to taste

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve.

Total calories per serving: 89; Fat: 7 gm; Total Fat as % of Daily Value: 11%;
Protein: 1 gm; Iron: 1 mg; Carbohydrate: 6 gm; Calcium: 9 mg; Dietary Fiber: 2 gm.


ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP

7) 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, donations, and book sales.

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

Or you can subscribe online at http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribe.htm


ABOUT VRG-NEWS

8) 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, quick links to vegetarian websites and USENET newsgroups, and an interactive store which features products from The VRG. AOL members can use keyword VEGAN to visit Vegetarians Online. For more information, please contact Vegetarians Online host Bobbi Pasternak at bobbi@vrg.org.

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