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VRG-NEWS: The Vegetarian Resource Group Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 10
October 1998


  1. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinners
  2. Vegetarian Journal Gift Subscriptions 25% Off
  3. New Foodservice Update articles on the web site
  4. Planning Your End of Year Donations?
  5. November / December 1998 Vegetarian Journal Preview
  6. Recipe of the Month: Troll's Tasty Hot Apple Cider
  7. About The Vegetarian Resource Group
  8. About VRG-NEWS


1) The Vegetarian Resource Group is sponsoring our 17th annual pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner on Sunday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. at St. John's Church, located at St. Paul and 27th streets in Baltimore. Please bring a vegetarian, or preferably, a vegan dish, serving utensil, and a 3x5 card listing the ingredients. St. John's Church also collects and distributes non-perishable vegetarian canned goods to those in need. The cost of the potluck is $3 per person.

The Vegetarian Society of D.C. (VSDC) will sponsor their annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 26th, starting at 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.vsdc.org/calendar.html#thanks.

The Chicago Vegetarian Society will sponsor their 20th annual Turkey-Free Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday November 22 at 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.chicagovegetariansoc.org/newsletter998.htm.


2) Give a gift subscription to the Vegetarian Journal for 25% off! Give your friends and relatives (or yourself) a gift subscription for only $15, 25% off the usual rate of $20 (contiguous US only. Canada and Mexico are the special price of $25, and other countries are the special price of $37).

The recipient of your gift will be reminded of your thoughtfulness six times over the course of the year. Offer expires on December 31, 1998. To order via our secure web site using your Mastercard or Visa, visit http://skyport.net/vrg/subscribegift.htm. To order via our standard site, visit http://www.vrg.org/journal/subscribegift.htm. Or call (410) 366-8343 or send your check to VRG, PO Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203. Be sure to include who the gift is for.


3) Excerpts from the Summer 1998 and Fall 1998 issues of Vegetarian Journal's Foodservice Update are now online (see http://www.vrg.org/fsupdate/). Vegetarian Journal's Foodservice Update is a quarterly newsletter for foodservice professionals and anyone interested in quantity cooking. Consider giving some recipes, or a subscription, to your college or work cafeteria.


4) Now is the time of the year many people plan their year end donations. Please be sure The Vegetarian Resource Group is on your list of organizations to give to. Your financial support helps us to promote vegetarianism to doctors and dietitians at conferences, keep the media informed, and create new handouts and publications for the general public. Many volunteers donate countless hours to make the money go as far as possible. For example, the web site (http://www.vrg.org) was built using only volunteer labor. So please do what you can to help VRG advance vegetarianism in your community and throughout America. For more information, call 410-366-8343 or email vrg@vrg.org. Thanks.


5) The November / December 1998 issue of the Vegetarian Journal contains:

a) Remarkable Roots. Nanette Blanchard gets to the root of the matter.

b) Voila! Vegan Does French. Nancy Berkoff takes out much of the fat from classic French cuisine.

c) Thanksgiving Treasures. Mary Clifford provides several great recipes for your holiday table.

d) The Treatment of Animals in Newspapers. Helen Matthews provides an in-depth look at coverage in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

e) Doing Well by Doing Good. Mark Weintraub explains The Charitable Remainder Trust.

f) Nutrition Hotline: Hair loss in vegetarians and soy allergies.

g) Product Reviews: Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Meals in a Cup.

h) 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).


6) Here's a great Halloween party beverage from Leprechaun Cake and Other Tales. Vonnie Winslow Crist wrote and illustrated the stories, while Debra Wasserman provided the recipes for this children's book.

Troll's Tasty Hot Apple Cider
(Serves 8)

1/2 gallon apple cider
1 lemon, seeds removed, sliced thinly*
1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Heat ingredients in a large pot over medium heat.**
Stir occasionally until heated through.
Serve warm.

* Ask an adult to be in the kitchen when you use a knife to slice the lemon.
** Ask an adult to help you with the stove. Remember to use potholders or mitts when picking up the pot.


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


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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