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Last Updated May 8, 2014

When we wing our way around the world wide web, we like to land in certain spots which are vegan and vegetarian friendly. Not only are they friendly, but they provide all kinds of useful information for anyone following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. We have categorized the links under the following categories. If you want to go to a particular category, click on it below.

ANIMAL CONCERNS

ATHLETES AND ATHLETICS

BLOGS

COOKING SCHOOLS/CHEF TRAINING

CULINARY ARTS

DATING

ECO-FRIENDLY VEGAN SHOPPING

EDIBLE WILD PLANTS

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HEALTH AND NUTRITION

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ANIMAL CONCERNS


American Anti-Vivisection Society
http://www.aavs.org
AAVS, founded in 1883, is the first organization focused on ending the use of animals in science. The web site provides education on their non-animal techniques for research and their program of eliminating vivisection and dissection in the classroom by offering alternatives. Their outreach program offers opportunities for interested activists to become involved.

Animal Activism Queensland http://www.AnimalActivism.org
Australian grassroots network of activists dedicated to the exposure of practices that cause cruelty to animals.

Animal Concerns Community http://www.AnimalConcerns.org
Describing itself as "The online community for people concerned about the welfare and rights of animals, " this web location presents the latest in animal news, in-depth articles on related topics, information about organizations, educational and government resources, career information, suggested activist activities, links to other publications, and much more.

Animal Legal Defense Fund http://www.aldf.org
Visit this web site to learn how ALDF created the first animal's Bill of Rights to grant animal legal rights and save animals wherever they are in perilčin laboratories, on factory farms, and in the wild. They aim to stop the many cruel practices that cause animals to suffer needlessly. Discover the details and how to become involved.

Animalific.com http://www.animalific.com
A website to raise awareness about the mistreatment of animals around the world and to make people think about how people interact with animals. The site is a portal with videos about mistreatment of animals as well as videos that promote love and compassion towards animals.

Born Free USA http://www.bornfreeusa.org/
This organization focuses on ending the use and abuse of animals in circuses, in agriculture, science, education, marine life and wild life. The web presence sites the numerous abuses experienced by caged animals that nature intended to live in the wild. They work to focus national attention on animal abuse.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary http://www.casanctuary.org/
Provides a haven for abused and abandoned farm animals. Offers an educational program for schools and community groups to learn about factory farming issues and the advantages of living a vegan lifestyle. This non-profit organization has helped hundreds of animals find adoption in good homes.

Farm Animal Reform Movement http://www.farmusa.org
Since its inception in 1981, FARMhas advocated a plant-based diet and rights for animals. Their motto is, "Promoting plant-based solutions for the future of the planet." The group's grass-roots campaigns include National Veal Ban Action, World Farm Animals Day, Great American Meatout, Industry Watch, CHOICE, and Letters from FARM.

Farm Sanctuary http://www.farmsanctuary.org
The largest farm animal rescue organization in the United States, Farm Sanctuary operates farm animal rescue sites in New York and California as well as waging campaigns to stop exploitation of animals raised for food. The website provides information about the organization's campaigns to end animal cruelty, resources to educate people about animal abuse, opportunities to visit the farms, and data on how to become involved. The group promotes a vegan lifestyle.

Friends of Animals http://www.friendsofanimals.org
Friends of Animals promotes veganism as the single most effective way of achieving animal rights.

The Gentle Barn http://www.gentlebarn.org
Rescuing farm animals from abuse, neglect, and slaughter and caring for them are the prinicpal goals of this humanitarian organization located in Santa Clarita. Using the animals as their classroom, the foundation teaches children kindness and compassion to animals, each other, and our planet with a series of weekly school visits. Each week a different farm animal is brought to school, giving children an opportunity to learn, touch, and connect to the animal world.

Hillfields Animal Sanctuary http://www.hillfields-animal-sanctuary.com
Operating for 30 years in the UK, this animal sanctuary is home to over 300 rescued animals like horses, pigs, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, ducks, and birds. The website includes a gallery, animal adoption information, and news.

Humane Society Legislative Fund http://www.fund.org
The Fund, started in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory, has spearheaded some of the most historic and significant events in the history of the animal protection movement. The organization works to stop "canned hunts" through focused campaigns to reach legislators who will pass laws that end trophy hunting presently legal in most states. Visit the web site to learn how you can participate in helping pass The Captive Exotic Animal Protection Act as well as other movements that protect animals from needless killing.

The Humane Society of the United States Hollywood Outreach http://www.hsusHollywood.org
Formerly Ark Trust, Inc. this national non-profit animal protection organization is devoted to raising public awareness of animal issues. Site includes pages about the group's proactive media projects including their annual celebrity event Genesis Awards to promote positive coverage of animal topics. Maintains a library of videotapes covering animal use and abuse as a resource for the media. Links to other animal friendly sites.

In Defense of Animals http://www.idausa.org
Founded by a veterinarian determined to put an end to animal exploitation, this vociferous organization works through effective campaigns to stop needles animal research in laboratories, loss of endangered animals, and slaughter of defenseless animals. Their efforts include educational events, cruelty investigations, boycotts, grassroots activism, and hands-on rescue. Visit the web site to learn how effective ad campaigns, law suits, and demonstrations have liberated animals from suffering.

Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary http://www.cowprotection.com
Located on 42-acre farm in Pennsylvania, this sanctuary provides a safe haven for cows destined for slaughter in an effort to educate the public about compassion for all living creatures. The group hopes to house many different types of abused, neglected, and homeless animals.

Last Chance for Animals http://www.lcanimal.org
LCA takes action to fight against pet theft and animal exploitation. With state-of-the-art video and photographic equipment they document acts of illegal pet stealing for the purpose of selling those pets to research laboratories. The web site offers activists opportunities to become involved in putting an end to an unlawful practice. They also have a kids and teens section.

Operation Blankets of Love (OBOL) http://www.operationblanketsoflove.com/
A non-profit charity that collects, transports and distributes recycled and new pet-related items to comfort stray, sick, neglected and abused homeless animals in shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries and foster groups. Needs blankets, towels, pet beds, collars and leashes, dog clothes, food and water bowls, grooming supplies, and crates and carriers.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals http://www.peta.org
PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, maintains an extensive web presence with more than two dozen sites linked together. The organization currently focuses on cruelty to animals in four areas: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the fur trade, and in the entertainment industry. The main site details news events involving the organization as well as action alerts. Also included are a PETA Poll, Frequently Ask Questions, links to other PETA sites and links to vegetarian web resources.

Peta2.com http://www.PETA2.com
An ultra hip web site for PETA minded teens offering opportunities to chat as well as participate in animal rights activism. At this site young people may participate in showing the video Meet your Meat, initiate PETA2-style class projects that enlighten classmates, discover products that are eco-friendly and cruelty free, and read articles and news features that are teen oriented.

Pets-Haven Animal Rescue http://www.pets-haven.com
Permanent homes for all stray cats and dogs is the mission of this no-kill pet rescue organization.Provides shelter, foster care, and medical care to those that are waiting to be adopted. Works with ferals to slowly bring them in, whenever possible.

Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary http://www.towerhillstables.com
Established in the UK by marathon runner Fiona Oaks (a vegan), this privately operated sanctuary cares for over 200 animals including horses, cows, chickens, cats, dogs, goats and sheep, small furry creatures, and pigs. All contributions go directly to purchase of foods for the animals. Be sure to click on Please Read for her fascinating story.

VeggiePets.com http://www.veggiepets.com
Located in the UK, this online pet food shop provides 24-hr., year-round service to pet owners in that country. They offer dog, food, dog biscuits, dog chews, and cat food, all free of animal ingredients.

Viva! Health (formerly The VVF (Vegetarian & Vegan Foundation) http://www.vegetarian.org.uk
A UK health charity and campaign group that promotes plant-based diets as the healthiest diet of all. It has published ground-breaking reports and guides on dairy, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. It provides sound and sensible nutritional advice and support as well as recipes.

Viva! Vegetarians International Voice for Animals http://www.viva.org.uk
Europe's largest vegetarian campaigning group. Viva! campaigns to expose the cruelty and environmental damage created by the meat and dairy industry. It promotes vegan and vegetarian diets as the best way to save animals, the planet, feed the world and protect human health -- and provides support to help people make the change, including a fantastic recipe section.

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ATHLETES AND ATHLETICS


BrendanBrazier.com
http://www.brendanbrazier.com
A professional Ironman triathelete who follows a vegan diet, Brendan Brazier provides a reason and a solution for the most common problems active people experience when adopting a plant-based diet. Covered are common concerns of the vegetarian athlete, frequently asked questions, recipes, equipment, and seminar information.

Hawaii's Dr. Ruth: Live Healthier Longer http://www.ruthheidrich.com
Ironman athlete and cancer survivor Ruth Heidrich has her own website where she answers questions about diet and exercise. Includes articles she has written on the most frequently asked questions such as the protein issue, running and knees, hormone replacement, and athletes on a vegan diet. Photos from some of her trips to Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, the Hubbard Glacier, and the Florida Everglades are also presented. Her books and tapes can be ordered from the site.

Organic Athlete http://www.organicathlete.org
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to educating, connecting, and fostering athletes of all ages and abilities to promote healthful, plant-based living in communities, sports, and schools. The group provides members extensive information about benefits of plant-based lifestyles and a place to connect to vegetarian athletes. Included in the offerings is a free monthly newsletter.

Vegan Bodybuilding http://www.veganbodybuilding.org/home.htm
A comprehensive resource for bodybuilders including nutritional information, training guides, articles, recipes, and links. The site features bodybuilder personalities Robbie Hazeley, Pat Reeves, Robert Cheeke, Denise Nicole, James Gold, Anthony Aureilus, Martin Whittred, and Mike Mahler.

The Vegetarian Bodybuilder http://www.vegetarianbodybuilder.com
Official site for Canadian Steve Holt, The Vegetarian Bodybuilder, contains photos, links, information on incorporating a vegetarian diet into bodybuilding, menus, workout routines, posing, and a forum. Vegetarian for 27 years, Steve holds eight bodybuilding championship titles and most recently was 2nd GM 2006 CBBF World Qualifier.


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BLOGS


Adaptt
http://www.adaptt.org
Focuses on ethical vegan issues and aims to abolish animal abuse by promoting a vegan diet and lifestyle. Provides numerous links to veg books, shopping, restaurants, groceries, recipe blogs, and veg athletes.

Allyson Kramer's Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes http://www.manifestvegan.com
Allyson Kramer, author of Gluten-Free Vegan Eats provides visitors with a comprehensive vegan site offering vegan substitutions for familiar animal-based foods, a large archive of attractively photographed vegan recipes, a giant list of blog links, and a delightful blog.

Almost Vegan Chef http://www.almostveganchef.com
Chef Amber Shea Crawley, graduate of two culinary schools: Matthew Kenney Academy and Living Light Culinary Academy, is a flexible vegan and raw chef, and cookbook author of Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make. Offers a mountain of raw and cooked vegan recipes, healthy lifestyle coaching, a journal of her veg travels, raw and non-raw food product reviews, and cookbook reviews.

Andrea's Easy Vegan Cooking http://cookeasyvegan.blogspot.com
Andrea offers plenty of delicious recipe choices and blogs about her veg views and recollections. Received several blog honors for excellence in leading people to the vegan lifestyle. Reviews vegan products, restaurants, and vegan cookbooks and provides an excellent archive past posts by month.

Bankrupt Vegan http://www.bankruptvegan.blogspot.com
Jennifer M., wife and mom, cooks on a budget with tons of great recipes from a variety of vegan cookbooks she mentions. Recipes are listed by well-organized categories, making them very accessible. Reviews products and lists favorite vegan blogs.

Best of You Today: Experience Conscious Living http://www.bestofyoutoday.com
Cookbook author Dreena Burton offers an awesome website for today's women that covers all aspects of living consciously including health issues, nutrition, healthy recipes, fitness, clean eating, vegan recipes, raw recipes, and articles and recipes by vegan cookbook authors and chefs.

BitterSweet http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com
Vegan cookbook author Hannah Kaminsky features her vegan cookbooks and mini e-books along with a giant archive of recipes and beautiful photos attractively styled. Anyone interested in knitting, crocheting, or sewing can follow a multitude of whimsical food and animal patterns she offers for those into crafting their own handmade items.

The Blissful Chef http://www.theblissfulchef.com
Christy Morgan, vegan macrobiotic chef, author of Blissful Bites, cooking instructor and consultant, provides a great service to vegan cooks with her giant archive of recipes noting those that are gluten-free, soy-free, oil-free, or fast and kid friendly. Also offers a listing of her favorite tools and cookbooks.

BlogHer, Life Well Said http://www.blogher.com
While not all vegan, this impressive website geared to women of all ages has a host of information about health, food, money, politics, family, feminism and more. The food category covers vegetarian and vegan recipes and blog links, gluten-free recipes, eating frugally, cookbook authors and writers, food photography, and cooking for kids.

Carrie On Vegan http://www.carrieonvegan.com
Inspired by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Carrie posts a banquet of recipes inspired by a wealth of bloggers. Recipes are conveniently listed by category. Extensive list of resources provides links to other blogs, websites, books on healthy, plant-based living, podcasts, and guest posts contributed to other sites including reviews of healthy books.

Carrot Top Vegan http://carrottopvegan.blogspot.com/
Farrah P blogs about delicious vegan recipes and pairs them with wine suggestions. Offers a great selection of vegan Holiday Gift Ideas, from wine and wine products to places that offer hip vegan items like guitar straps, bags, and wallets. With her festive recipes you can prepare holiday meals and desserts and even make holiday gifts from your home kitchen. Includes an extensive list of links to other blogs.

C'est La Vegan http://www.cestlavegan.com
Visitors will find this an attractive food blog with recipes galore from every category possible. Each recipe is shown with a beautiful color photos along with informative, breezy commentary.

Chic Vegan http://chicvegan.com/
Gretchen Tseng, certified in Plant-Based Nutrition, presents an impressive, well rounded website featuring chic vegan fashions, beauty and home care products, attractively photographed food including recipes, health advice from health experts, ecological and animal concerns, a directory of vegan websites, and a free e-book titled The Ethical Girl's Guide to Being Vegan and Fabulous.

Chocolate-Covered Katie http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/
"This site is for anyone who wants to be healthy but refuses to give up eating delicious chocolate desserts in the name of health," says vegan Katie who loves chocolate and creates awesome desserts that have won her awards and a host of regular visitors. Chocolate recipes are divided into three categories: snackity snacks, special diet recipes, and non-dessert recipes.

Cooking the Vegan Books http://www.cookingtheveganbooks.com
Website creator Liz loves to cook from cookbooks and does a great job of selecting recipes from the books, She cooks and blogs in detail about the recipes, the books, and the authors.

Diet, Dessert and Dogs http://www.dietdessertndogs.com
Living vegan and sugar-free, gluten-free, allergy-friendly, anti-candida is what drives this cookbook, ebook and dessert focused website of super-friendly blogging especially about dessert recipes.

The Dollar Stretcher Community http://community.stretcher.com/
Though not a food focused website, the site provides an opportunity for participants to blog about issues that are important to dollar-saving family living. Guidelines emphasize good judgement in language and content. The Family section features recipes of all varieties including Vegetarian.

Eco-Vegan Gal http://ecovegangal.com/
Whitney Lauritsen created this website to help and inspire people take better care of themselves and the planet in order to have healthier, happier lives. Features a mountain of topics related to a healthy vegan lifestyle including recipes, books, health info, beauty and fashion, fitness, vegan travel tips, FAQs, and relationships.

Easy Vegan Meals http://www.easyveganmeals.com
Educates visitors about the healthy plant-based lifestyle with a host of recommended books, vegan substitutions to replace animal products, recipes galore, videos, and restaurant reviews. Also available is a long list of links to other recommended blogs.

FatFree Vegan Kitchen: Sinlessly Delicious http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/
Susan Voisin loves good food and provides an outstanding website and blog that offers not only 1400 great recipes without added oil, margarine, shortening, or butter, but plenty of how-tos, meal planning, kitchen tips and tricks, links, and an opportunity to contribute original fat-free vegan recipes.

Finding Vegan http://www.findingvegan.com
A website that displays several pages of gorgeous vegan food photos for every food course, including gluten-free, raw, and the holidays. There's also a board displaying attractive vegan fashions. Each photo links to the websites that created the recipes or offers the fashions.

The Fitnessista http://www.fitnessista.com
Gina's brings her passion for food and fitness to this website where she shares a variety of delicious recipes in progress, fashion tips, workout move of the week, and a huge link list. Gina is almost vegan, but hubby is not. Shows many recipes in transition that work for both.

Goodreads: Meet your next favorite book http://www.goodreads.com
Largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. Search and browse feature allows choosing a subject category. Clicking on Cookbooks brings up a page of cookbook covers. Click on any cover and up pops a brief annotation describing the author or book contents. Related Genres allows you to detail your selection. Click on Vegan for an excellent page of vegan cookbooks.

Groovy Vegetarian http://www.groovyvegetarian.com
Lifestyle blog that showcases the plant-based diet known as vegetariansim and features items of interest to new and not-so-new vegetarians. Site guests can post coupons, nutrition articles, celebrity vegetarians, restaurants, and all aspects of the vegetarian lifestyle to help newbies get started. Vegetarian Store features a good selection of veg cookbooks, while Vegan Books have detailed reviews.

Health Seeker's Kitchen http://www.thehealthseekerskitchen.com
Debbie, a nurse working on degrees in Health, Healing and Nutrition, promotes a plant- based diet as the best defense against the ills that face so many unnecessarily. Visitors will find nutrition info, weekly recipe posts, food prep classes, and product and book reviews, and a galaxy of great links.

The Healthy Eating Site http://www.thehealthyeatingsite.com
This site features tons of vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, and raw recipes listed by category and by ingredient. Offers a great selection of articles on food, diet, and health.

Healthy Bitch Daily http://www.healthybitchdaily.com
Kim Barnouin, co-author of Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bitch Book of Vegan Swaps, covers all the bases with food, health, fitness, style, beauty, and features on forward-thinkers in the areas of environmental and social awareness. Kim aims to arm women with savvy recipes from savvy internet bloggers and cookbook authors, cool products for vegan feminine hygiene, and an emphasis on staying fit with regular exercise.

Healthy.Happy.Life http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com
Photographer and vegan foodie Kathy Patalsky's site is a wealth of opportunities to discover awesome vegan recipes, unique products, dining, product, and event reviews, health tips, photo tips and how-to's, and cooking videos. View the stunning gallery of food photos in Gallery and Portfolio that just may take your breath away.

Healthy Slow Cooking http://healthyslowcooking.com
Cookbook author Kathy Hester offers excellent tips on selecting the ideal slow cooker. Many vegan recipes for every course, including gluten-free and how to preserve an abundant harvest. Mentioned are cooking classes and events.

The Healthy Voyager http://www.healthyvoyager.com
This site highlights the healthiest places to dine as well as alternatives on how to order to keep in tiptop shape while away from home. Vegetarians, those with special dietary needs, or those looking for healthy yet delicious choices while traveling, will find videos, recipes, tips, and more.

I Eat Trees http://ieattrees.com/
A host of vegan recipes, vegan cookbook reviews, products, tips, and tricks for living a compassionate plant-based lifestyle--even raw recipes and a recipe for vegan dog treats. Site owner Keri makes several recipes in preparation to posting her reviews of vegan cookbooks. Visitors will find a dazzling Gallery of food photos.

JL Goes Vegan: Food & Fitness with a Side of Kale http://Jlgoesvegan.com
JL Fields shares her transition to a vegan diet and lifestyle with a host of vegan recipes you can browse by cooking method, course, or by alphabetical listing. Vegan 101 features articles by JL and guest contributors that provide a guide for new vegans. A huge listing of vegan cookbooks, vegan wine suggestions, fitness regimens, and a community blog.

Jersey City Vegan http://www.jerseycityvegan.com
Inspires others to embrace the vegan lifestyle not only for health, but to also live a kind, compassionate and vibrant life. Owner Emily Mae answers questions and offers a long list of compassionate animal-focused links, recommended books, and a list of links.

The kind life with Alicia Silverstone http://www.thekindlife.com
Actor and cookbook author Alicia Silverstone provides a website about living the healthiest and happiest life to the fullest, while caring for the Earth. The Health feature offers 10 tips for curing a cold. Visitors will find recipes from Alicia and guest contributors, photos, videos, and links. To access several of the features visitors are asked to join the website.

Layers of Thought http://www.layersofthought.net
This is a great site for people who love to read fiction as well as non-fiction. Shellie and John Nunn love to keep their minds stimulated by reading and reviewing books of every genre. They also do book tours, author guest posts, interviews, book excerpts, and book giveaways. Their list of incoming books is impressive.

Let's Get Down to Earth http://www.downtoearth.org/blog
Mark Fergusson, CEO of Down to Earth Health Food Store in Hawaii, blogs to spread the word about the ease, health, cost-effectiveness and ethical relief of a vegetarian diet using stories in the news and popular entertainment.

Meet the Shannons http://www.meettheshannons.net
Annie and Dan, a unique couple of vegans, offer a site with a very creative bent. They gave themselves a challenge to veganize every recipe in the Betty Crocker Cookbook a la Julie and Julia and post their beautiful recipes that have been featured on the Betty Crocker Twitter page, New York Times, VegNews, and others. Visitors will fine an extensive FAQs page, pantry list, and blog link list.

My Satvik Kitchen http://vaishnavacooking.blogspot.com
This website is a beautiful tribute to Lord Krishna of India with foods prepared by Shilpy Malhotra from scratch without onions or garlic. Some recipes contain dairy but many are deliciously vegan and attractively presented in appealing full color photos.

Our Hen House http://www.ourhenhouse.org
Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan were named Indie Media Powerhouse by Vegnews Magazine. They educate with multimedia resources to spread the vegan message with the goal of ending animal exploitation. With a strong focus on animal concerns and the connection between gay rights and animal rights the pair raises money to benefit animal organizations. Featured is a large podcast and video archive, book reviews on animal issues, and reviews of vegan health and cookbooks.

The Perfect Formula Diet http://perfectformuladiet.com/
Janice Stanger's PhD in Human Development and Aging gave her the perfect tools to analyze 1,000 scientific studies on diet, eventually leading to her book The Perfect Formula Diet, a detailed compendium on how-to live healthy to the max with a whole-foods plant-based diet. The site provides extensive references, a diverse and informative blog, invaluable resources, and a unique feature "Vegan form the Inside" that shatters common myths about the vegan lifestyle.

Quantum Vegan http://quantumvegan.com
This site is powered by Sam, writer, blogger, and vegan foodie and photographer. Visitors can enjoy product and book reviews, restaurant reviews across the country, a section on eating disorders, cooking from blogs and cookbooks, an archive of recipes, and a huge recipe index.

Savvy Vegetarian http://www.savvyvegetarian.com
Judith Kingsbury offers visitors easy recipes, simple cooking, healthy eating, and green living beginning with the Recipe of the Week. Find an impressive compendium of everything connected to vegetarian and vegan living including cookbook reviews, baking substitutions, gluten-free baking, menus, cooking tips, diabetic-friendly recipes, holiday recipes, kid-friendly recipes, food and health articles, recipe e-books, resources galore, and food and health blogs.

SCVegan.com - Santa Clarita's Vegan Blog http://scvegan.wordpress.com
Vegans in the Santa Clarita Valley northwest of Los Angeles can check in here to find out where to find places to eat and shop as well as learn about vegan events in the community.

SuperVegan http://supervegan.com
Jason Das, a New York City vegan, is the founder of this site guided by a staff of writers and editors who focus on restaurants and events in and around New York City. Visitors to the site will find a New York City restaurant finder, product reviews, interviews of other vegans, and an online store featuring vegan cookbooks.

The Tasty Vegan http://www.thetastyvegan.com
Visitors to this comprehensive vegan website will discover the many talents of Leigh Matthews, freelance writer, nutrition graduate, web designer, and dessert aficionado. They will learn about vegan supplements, cosmetics, books, shopping, clothing, foods, and travel accommodations. Let's Get Political delves into a wide range of ethical vegan concerns.

The Valley Vegan http://thevalleyvegan.com
This blog offers a glimpse into vegan offerings at mainstream restaurants. This gutsy blogger likes to challenge chefs to think quickly and come up with a meal free of animal products and has found many restaurants eager to please.

Vegan Appetite http://www.veganappetite.com
Tamasin Noyes began her vegan cooking experience as a recipe tester for vegan authors. She caught the cooking bug and now has authored two appealing cookbooks of her own. She is a passionate vegan who contributes to vegan charities. Visitors to this site will find a galaxy of recipes on every category and book and product reviews.

vegan.com http://www.vegan.com
Erik Marcus, author of Vegan, the New Ethics of Eating, is the guiding spirit of this blog that provides a vegan FAQ, news, resources, and recipes.

Vegan Culinary Crusade http://www.veganculinarycrusade.com
Lisa Pitman is an avid vegan who loves to cook and has a passion for reviewing vegan and raw cookbooks, vegan products, and restaurants in her travels. In addition, she and a partner have created Tiny Treats, an e-book of awesome dessert recipes. Visitors will find her bio and press credits impressive.

Vegan Heart Doc http://veganheartdoc.blogspot.com
Heather Shenkman is an Interventional Cardiologist practicing in the Los Angeles area. On her blog she shares her insights on medicine, ideas and information about vegan diets, and her triathlon training adventures.

Vegan Nom Noms http://vegannomnoms.blogspot.com
Vegan since 2006, Nichole Abramowski loves to cook and photograph her creative cooking adventures. She also blogs about vegan cookbooks and her favorite culinary products and devices. Visitors to this site will want to make her Tofutti-free Vegan Cheesecake that stands very tall and looks amazing.

The Vegan Version http://www.theveganversion.com
Lee Khatchadourian-Reese has been dedicated to following a plant-based diet since 2009 and blogs about her very innovative recipes like Hazelnut Cannellini Pesto and Mushroom Tart as well as tasty vegan meals along her travels. She has a warm, friendly writing style that engages the reader to the last word.

Vegbooks http://vegbooks.org/
A vegan mom's a desire to teach her children vegetarian values offers this website that features children's book and movie reviews appropriate for their age. The focus is to help children value life, the connections between humans and other animals, and the need to protect the earth and all its inhabitants. Links and guest contributor reviews.

VegCookin http://www.vegcookin.com
Jill Paschal offers a wonderful service with this online vegan/raw cookbook store in her aim to promote the health benefits of a plant-based diet. In addition to the bookstore, visitors will have an opportunity to Meet the Authors who share their cooking and writing experiences in an informal written interview format.

The Veggie Queen http://www.theveggiequeen.com
Cookbook author and pressure cooking aficionado Jill Nussinow is a registered dietitian who wears many hats: an educator teaching vegan cooking classes, pressure cooking expert with a cookbook and DVD on the subject, plant-based diet consultant, recipe developer, writer, and speaker at vegan festivals. Visitors to this site can access a delicious array of her recipes.

Veggies, Yarns & Tails http://www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com
Hosted by vegetarian cookbook author Geraldine Hartman, this blog is an eclectic blend of home-style vegetarian recipes, related food articles, and cookbook reviews. Add to the mix: yarn stories, feline adventures, book reviews, and all about living the veg life, and you've got a fun and informative stop along the cyber-way.

Veggietorials http://veggietorials.com
Visitors can watch Cobi Kim cooking a banquet of delicious vegan dishes on videos as well as experiencing her travels and commentary on eating healthy. She is certified as a cooking instructor for The Cancer Project and features an array of colorful recipes of every category as well as a list of recommended products.

Year of the Vegan http://veganyear.blogspot.com/
Site owner Carla Kelly reviews vegan cookbooks and posts her honest comments along with displaying the book cover and photos of several recipes. She comments in detail about each of the recipes she explores.

Zel's Nutty Blog http://nutgourmet.wordpress.com
Discover the world of nut health and how eating just a handful of nuts a day can do wonders to lower cholesterol and cut the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. Find some tempting recipes, watch a dazzling video of Zel Allen's The Nut Gourmet cookbook photos, and read about fascinating nut history, folklore, and a host of nut related chit-chat.


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COOKING SCHOOLS/CHEF TRAINING


Living Light Culinary Arts Institute http://www.rawfoodchef.com
Cherie Soria, author of vegan recipe book Angel Foods, Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute located in Fort Bragg, California, offers certification training for chefs, teachers, and individuals in the art of creating gourmet living foods. Her site includes information about raw food courses and schedules. Graduates of the course include Roxanne Klein of Roxanne's Restaurant, Chad Sarno of Vital Creations, Elaina Love author of Elaina's Pure Joy Kitchen, and Renee Loux-Underkoffler of The Raw Truth.

Natural Gourmet Institute http://www.naturalgourmetschool.com
Founded by Annemarie Colbin, author of Food and Healing, the New York City school has a 25-year history in culinary arts education. While the focus is on vegetarian cuisine, the classes include instruction using fruits and vegetables, whole grains and beans, soy foods, nuts and seeds, sea vegetables, seafood, organic poultry and eggs, and natural sweeteners. Courses include full-time and part-time instruction for chef's training and numerous evening and weekend classes for the public.

The School of Natural Cookery http://www.naturalcookery.com
Students learn vegan, vegetarian, and living foods preparation with a focus on improvisational cooking without a recipe. Professional chef instruction is also available. Some classes held in locations around the country.

Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center http://www.treeoflife.nu/
Students can earn a master's degree in Vegan Live-Food Nutrition at the Tree of Life Foundation's College of Living Arts, a two-year program taught under the guidance of Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Three-month apprenticeship program available. Aprenticeship program also available in vegan organic nature farming.


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CULINARY ARTS


Abbey's Vegetarian Recipes
http://www.abbeysvegetarianrecipes.com
Here's a web site that attracts readers by offering to email them a vegan recipe each week, recipes that just happen to be terrific. However, there's much more diversity once you begin exploring Alternatives to Eggs and Dairy, Organic Foods, Animal Rights, Recipe Books, Health and Fitness, Local Resources, and Links. There's even a discussion board.

The Enlightened Kitchen http://www.veggiechef.com
Marie Oser, author of Soy of Cooking,has created an outstanding resource for every kitchen. The book begins with well researched information about the health aspects of soy and features her original recipes from appetizers to desserts. She refers to herself as a soy specialist, and indeed she is. Her books and magazine articles focus on health and nutrition.

Everyday Vegetarian Recipes http://www.everyday-vegetarian-recipes.com/
This website features quick, easy meatless recipes, fantastic easy dinner recipes, advice for a healthy vegetarian diet, and tips to get the most out of food and vegetarian cooking. The emphasis is on good, easy food made with good ingredients.

Healthy Vegan Recipes http://www.healthyveganrecipes.net
Heather Nauta, graduate of the School of Natural Cookery, uses videos to spread the vegan message, share vegan recipes, and teach about proper nutrition, getting enough protein, sufficient vitamin B12, and important minerals. She created a protein calculator to help determine personal protein requirements.

In a Vegetarian Kitchen http://www.vegkitchen.com
Cookbook author, Nava Atlas, invites everyone to join her in her kitchen for recipes galore, a recipe exchange, and links to other web sites.

The Jazzy Vegetarian http://www.jazzyvegetarian.com
Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, features quick and delicious vegan recipes, green living tips, and entertaining videos that will make adding healthier choices into your everyday lifestyle a breeze.

Thrivin' Edibles http://www.thrivinedibles.com
Chef Patti Searle, a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, offers raw cuisine for pickup or delivery in the South San Francisco Bay Area, from Los Gatos to Redwood City, as well as consultations to make the switch to raw. Patti's live food is also available via mail order.

The Vegan Chef http://www.veganchef.com
Chef Beverly Lynn Bennett's home on the web encourages everyone to "Take the VegPledge!" She includes her message board, prize-winning recipes, her biography, information on her electronic cookbook, and links to other sites.

Vegetarian Recipes and Cooking http://vegetarianrecipesandcooking.com
This site offers vegetarian and vegan recipes from around the world and lists them by country of origin. Their aim is to collect, present, and preserve as many of these recipes as possible and make them accessible to all. They note the presence of gluten, dairy, eggs, or nuts on recipes and feature a special gluten-free vegetarian section. They welcome submissions and credit the contributors.


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DATING


GreenFriends.com
http://www.greenfriends.com/i/links
An exclusive online community for singles and friends who care about making a difference. Chat about your ideas, find a friend or date, or even meet that special person who shares your vision for the future.

Green Singles http://www.greensingles.com
Posts free personal ads for singles interested networking with others who are interested in environmental, vegetarian, and animal rights issues. Includes literary contributions from participants, classified ads, and links to other sites.

Living and Raw Foods Personalshttp://www.living-foods.com/personals
Vegetarians and vegans who eat a minimum of 50% living and raw foods and believe in living and raw foods concepts can take advantage of this free service to meet others with similar beliefs.

VeggieDate http://www.veggiedate.com
Those looking for that ideal person who shares their vegetarian views can sign up with this vegetarian dating and networking service. Modest fee for six month or annual membership.

Veggie Romance http://www.veggieromance.com
Based in the UK, this free online dating service offers vegetarians and vegans a place to meet. Their motto is: "Bring back free love." The site offers a unique blind-date feature and the Daisychain with boards discussing dating tips, dating stories, and coping with break-ups.

VMM (Vegetarian Matchmakers) http://www.veggiematchmakers.com
Established in the UK in 1980 VMM is a worldwide dating service for vegans and vegetarians. Vicky Bazgier and Alan Wrigley, who now operate the service, were originally brought together by VMM. Subscribers can contact each other by e-mail, instant messaging, or snail mail. Details for membership are provided on the website.


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ECO-FRIENDLY VEGAN SHOPPING


Alternative Outfitters
http://www.alternativeoutfitters.com
Shopping with compassion becomes easier with a wide selection of fashionable alternatives to leather goods. Choose cruelty-free high quality items such as stylish women's and men's footwear, handbags, accessories, cosmetics, skin care and hair products, T-shirts, and gift ideas. Look for sale items and featured monthly specials.

Bazil Essentials http://www.bazilessentials.com/
An environmentally and ethically conscious company combines natural healing ingredients with essential oils to create high quality bath and body products. Each essential oil offers powerful aromatherapy benefits ranging from headache relief to romance and sensuality to relaxation and calmness to energy and creativity renewal. All products are vegan certified and cruelty free.

Bello Iris http://belloiris.com
Women's fashion styles without the cruelty or price. Designer inspired handbags, shoes, swimwear, apparel, jewelry, and more.

BuyKind http://www.buykind.com
An online vegan store that offers chocolates, coffee, flowers, wines, gourmet treats, and cowches. In addition, they feature nationwide vegan restaurants who will deliver gourmet meals to your door.

The Chocolate Shoe Box http://www.thechocolateshoebox.com/
All-vegan shoe and chocolate boutique that is vegan owned and operated. Sells men's and women's shoes, sandals, boots, handbags, purses, wallets, belts, jewelry, accessories, nail polish, and "veganlicious" sweets. Asks all the companies they do business with to provide verbal and written confirmation that their products are made by voluntary, adult workers who are paid living wages, and not by prison or child labor. Donates a portion of profits and chocolates to various local animal rights organizations.

Crystalyn Kae Accessories http://www.crystalynkae.com
Designs and markets vegan handbags, belts, and other accessories. Many handbags are made from a buttery-soft glazed faux leather.

EcoVegan http://www.ecoVegan.com
Makes several vegan meat alternative products from non-GMO soy and non-GMO wheat protein. Shop online or visit one of their store locations.
262 7th St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 405-366-0747
e-mail: sales@ecoVegan.com

Greenleafy http://www.greenleafy.org
This site offers two unique and colorfully illustrated posters, one for yoga enthusiasts, and one to help learn about vitamins and minerals. The Vitamin and Mineral poster presents nutrition positively by listing all the important nutrients in multicolor, accented with brightly colored fruit and vegetable designs. Ideal for yoga practitioners, the Yoga poster illustrates 12 basic postures in cheerful colors with a name and description for each posture.

The Living Temple http://www.thelivingtemple.com
Shop in-store in Southern California or online for gourmet and organic vegan foods, books and videos on health, free-thinking, animal rights, and spirituality, organic cotton and hemp clothing, body care prodicts, vegan candles, lip balms, and more. Local residents can attend seminars, guest speakers, movies, concerts, and raw food festivals.

MooShoes http://www.mooshoes.com
A "stylish and high quality yet leather-free pair of shoes" can be ordered from this New York store. In addition to shoes they carry vegan belts, purses, wallets, jackets, t-shirts, buttons, magnets, patches, and stickers.

My Beauty Bunny.com http://www.mybeautybunny.com
This site is a treasure chest of reviews of cruelty-free products for body care, hair care, makeup, men's and women's products, nail products, and even cruelty free spas. A special section reviews vegan products. There are separate categories discussing products for dry skin and oily skin, and combination skin. Looking for a beauty contest to enter? Check it out. The

Natural Clothing Company http://www.NaturalClothingCompany.com
Offers all natural, organic, vegan products that include clothes for the whole family as well accessories, hats, and hemp shoes and boots with recycled tire soles. Home items feature sheets, kitchen towels, and more. Use code psvRAW at checkout for 10% discount.

The Organic Make-up Company http://www.organicmakeup.ca
Sells a complete line of make-up and skin care products that are all vegan, organic, and non-GMO. Visitors to this site will also find articles about cosmetics like natural vs. synthetic, research articles on the affect of cosmetics on the skin, and the importance of avoiding harsh chemicals.

Pangea The Vegan Store http://www.veganstore.com
For those who follow a vegan lifestyle, this site is a haven, a place to shop online for vegan products that are hard to locate in ordinary market places. They offer vegan products like leather-free shoes, belts, wallets, and luggage for travel. Food items, books, household products, and body care items that are cruelty-free can be found here. Along with announcing that their shoes are not made in sweatshops, they donate to animal rights causes.

Rawganique.com http://www.rawganique.com
"Raw, Organic, Unique" is the motto of Touch, Klaus, Nok,, and Chao, a group of raw vegans who are 100% committed to the environment. They created an online store that sells hemp and organic cotton clothing for men and women, footwear, bed & bath items, organic raw foods, hemp foods, blenders, juicers, eco books and gifts. Featured is their RawForLife e-zine as well as many raw recipes.

Seventh Generation http://www.seventhgeneration.com
This site educates people into thinking more ecologically about using non-toxic household cleaners, laundry and dish products, and recycled paper goods and offers these products for purchase. Featured are articles about environmentally conscious products, animal testing, chlorine, and petroleum. Read their latest newsletter to find out what's in the milk and what's in the water.

SociallyResponsible.Org http://www.SociallyResponsible.Org
A green website for socially responsible people who want to do business and learn about others who share similar concerns. At this site you will find an extensive directory of links for Eco-Shopping, Vegetarian Resources, Renewable Energy, Investing, Organic Farming, Health and Beauty, Hearth and Home, Food and Beverages, and much more.

THINKIN' FOLKS BOOKS http://thinkin.zoomshare.com/
At this site you can order from a gigantic selection of books and tapes on all aspects of the vegetarian lifestyle from Humane Education, Compassion, and Environment to Vegan Lifestyles, Anti-Milk, GMO's, and Spirituality. They offer free shipping and handling, making their prices very affordable.

Tivydale http://www.tivydale.com
Offers a selection of non-leather shoes, boots, and sandals free from suede and other animal products, including animal glues. The shoes are made from polyurethane, microfibre, PVC, and fabrics that emulate the properties of leather, suede, patent, etc. Products are designed for all who wish to buy stylish, cruelty-free products.

Vegan Chic http://www.veganchic.com
Sells men's and women's shoes, sandals, and boots, as well as women's handbags and accessories. Many items are faux leather and faux suede.

Vegan Essentials http://www.veganessentials.com
On-line shopping company offering vegan products certified by Vegan Action. Offerings include body care items, household products, hemp home goods, body wear and jewelry, shoes, clothing,, sweets, and more.

Vegan Health and Beauty http://www.veganhealthandbeauty.com
UK Online shop of cruelty-free body care products like bath crystals, bath bombs, soaps, massage oils, and organic hemp products for the compassionate lifestyle.

TheVegetarianSite http://www.thevegetariansite.com
Shoppers who want to avoid animal products may want to check this online store offering men's and women's leather-free footwear, hemp clothing, hemp wallets and purses, vegan personal care products, and vegan books and videos.


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EDIBLE WILD PLANTS


Foraging With the Wildman
http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/
Naturalist, author, and environmental educator "Wildman" Steve Brill has created a unique site with information on finding and using wild plants for food and medicine. Steve lives in New York and teaches classes about nature and how to forage for edible plants without harming the environment. He encourages students to explore their neighborhoods, backyards, parks and forests for delicious wild vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and herbs that serve as home remedies as well as food.

School of Self-Reliance http://www.self-reliance.net/time.html
Resourceful Christopher Nyerges teaches others how to survive on nature's offerings by holding classes in wild food foraging, orienteering, primitive fire-making, water finding and purification, shelter building, making soap from plants, and cooking wild foods, along with indoor skills like recycling and gardening.
P.O. Box 41834
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Phone: 323-255-9502


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FARMERS AND FARMERS' MARKETS


Culinary Farms
http://www.livinglettuce.com
BettergrowHYDRO http://www.bghydro.com
Culinary Farms grows and sells a wide variety of hydroponically grown lettuces, herbs, edible flowers, and baby lettuce mixes at many farmers' markets as well as restaurants and caterers in the Los Angeles area. bettergroHYDRO is a retail store in Pasadena that offers instruction and sells equipment to anyone interested in growing vegetables hydroponically. The store has a small café that prepares salads and sandwiches made from vegetables grown on the farm.

Farm Fresh To You http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com
Capay Organic, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) located 90 miles northeast of San Francisco, is committed to delivering fresh fruits and vegetables directly to your home or office as frequently as you choose. Their farm in the Imperial Valley extends their service to those in Los Angeles as well as Northern California.

Harbor Area Farmers' Markets http://www.goodveg.org
Harbor Area Farmers' Markets of Long Beach, California have created a colorful site to encourage people to attend the five weekly, year-round markets they sponsor in the area. Included are monthly updates on each market, a map of market locations, featured farmers, and links to related web sites.

Seasonal Produce and Farmers Markets http://www.seasonalchef.com
Mark Thompson of Culver City assembles all of this in-season news from down on the local farm. He presents a chart showing when the various crops are in season. His Food Page provides recipes and tips on how to choose and use fruits and vegetables. He profiles farmers on the cutting edge of the small farm renaissance. To assist people in finding fresh produce, he provides lists of the largest farmers markets in both Northern and Southern California as well as the rest of the United States.

Tullens Fruit Farm http://www.tullens.co.uk
Located in Pulborough West Sussex, UK, this farm features traditional apple and pear varieties like Bramley, Cox Orange Pippin, and Worchester Pearmain. Plans to add Blenheim Orange and Laxtons Superb. Offers apple and pear juices.

ZRANCH http://www.zranch.com
Abu Zubair and his wife, Zeba, are farmers who specialize in growing and bringing their produce to local farmers' markets in addition to shipping worldwide. In early spring the ranch features potatoes and asparagus. Late spring through summer harvest includes corn and organic melons. In 2001 their asparagus will also be organic. Abu informs his web site visitors with recipes that include his in-season crops and alerts them to his upcoming produce as well.
260 N. Tustin, Unit D
Orange, CA 92867
Phone: 714-538-7775
Email: azubair@aol.com


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FOOD SHOPPING ONLINE


Gold Mine Natural Food Company
http://www.goldminenaturalfoods.com
Specializing in highest quality organic, raw, macrobiotic, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, Asian, gourmet, specialty foods, and related natural cookware and natural home products. Friendly and knowledgeable staff in San Diego is committed to providing excellent products and service. The company strives to support organic farming and promote sustainable agriculture, as well as to conduct business in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Orders can be placed online, by phone or by mail and delivered to your door.

Lori's Earth Friendly Products http://www.earth-friendly.com
Lori and her husband, Mason, have sought out healthy and tasty, kosher vegetarian food products and want to pass the word on to others. Some products are vegan. Organic cotton clothing is also a focus. One section discusses the importance of fiber in the diet and how to encourage adults and children to increase their fiber intake.

The Mail Order Catalog for Healthy Eating http://www.healthy-eating.com
Sister company of Book Publishing Company offers products to "help people eat better and live longer." Along with an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks and health titles, they also sell soy food products, hemp products, ethnic foods, vegetarian pet food, personal care and household supplies, baking mixes, sauces, salad dressings and egg, cheese, and dairy substitutes.

Melissa's World Variety Produce, Inc. http://www.melissas.com
Here's a company that scours the globe to offer an amazing array of unique fresh and dried fruits and vegetables that are available on-line. Also available are assortments of fresh fruit by the basket, fresh herbs, extraordinary mushrooms, a plethora of chiles, heirloom tomatoes, and dried and jarred international vegetarian staples.
P.O. Box 21127, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Phone: 800-588-0151
e-mail: nancye@melissas.com

Organic Fruit & Veggie Club http://organicsny.com
Organic produce delivery service providing New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents with fresh and healthy certified organic fruit and vegetables.

Sunfood Nutrition http://www.sunfood.com
Guarantees the lowest prices on raw and living food products anywhere. Store bills itself as "Resources for Massive Health Abundance" and includes items such as crackers, dried fruit, nut and seed butters, raw nuts, and sea vegetables. A good source of living-foods books.

Urban Organic http://www.urbanorganic.com
From offices in New York City and Portland Oregon, Urban Organic, the largest organic produce home delivery company in the United States, is offering a 16 to 20 lb. box of 15 to 18 different fruits and vegetables for $39.99 to locations with 1 to 2 days shipping. The group also provides arrangements to market produce to regional and national buying clubs.

Veestro http://veestro.com/
Vegan/vegetarian gourmet meal delivery company, especially designed for people looking for a healthy and convenient alternative. Veestro is a family owned healthy food delivery service. They produce chef- inspired plant-based meals from scratch using only organic, non GMO ingredients. Customers can choose from a variety of dishes and meal packs, including gluten free, low calorie, high protein, and kids meals. They package, freeze, and ship anywhere in the US.

VegeCyber Inc. http://www.vegecyber.com
This non-profit web site is an online vegetarian food store devoted to promoting healthy people and a healthy planet. They offer mostly vegan, some vegetarian, food products that include frozen seafood and meat substitutes such as shrimp, ham, steak, lamb, chicken breast and nuggets, hot dogs. They also offer sea vegetables, agar agar, sea salt, grains, noodles, curry powder, seasonings, ginseng tea, organic espresso coffee, books, music.

Vegefood http://www.vegefood.com
Vegetarian on-line food store has developed a web site which includes vegetarian recipes, health news reports, and discussion boards. Shoppers can purchase vegetarian foods on-line and have them shipped to their homes.

Vegetarian Store http://www.vegetarianstore.com
Sells soy-based meat alternatives, dairy alternatives, butters and spreads from Worthington, Loma Linda, Natural Touch, and Cedar Lake. Meat alternatives include items such as Savory Dinner Loaf by Loma Linda and Veja-Links by Worthington.

VeggieBrothers.Com http://www.veggiebrothers.com
First and only online vegan restaurant features vegetarian versions of America's favorite classic dishes. Offers over 30 menu items including entrees, soups, appetizers, and sides in 3 different sizes, all 100% Vegan and 100% vegetarian. Food arrives frozen in vacuum-sealed reinforced boilable pouches that can be dropped in boiling water and be ready in minutes.


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GREAT INFORMATION SOURCES


Dharma Realm Buddhist Association
http://www.drba.org
Learn the many ways this Berkeley Buddhist Monastery brings the message of Buddha to the world through translated Sanskrit writings including vegetarianism and concern for animal welfare. Buddhist events, lectures, and educational information are also posted on the site.

EatVeg http://www.eatveg.com
A web site dedicated to providing resources and educating all people about the benefits of eating an organic, plant-based diet with emphasis on organic raw foods. Book and juicer recommendations are offered along with many links to other web sites of vegetarian interest.

Eco-Eating http://www.brook.com/veg
Eco-Eating focuses on the environmental effects of meat-eating versus vegetarianism as well as on issues of nutrition, health, economics, hunger, violence, and compassion. Loaded with links throughout the text and at least 100 links at the bottom of the page.

Famous Veggie http://www.famousveggie.com
Famous vegetarian personalities, past and present, are listed on this site along with their vegetarian or vegan preferences. Need a vegetarian quote? You'll find it here along with nutrition information, stories of vegetarian interest, FAQs, a chat room, recipes, and links.
e-mail: webmaster@famousveggie.com

Go Dairy Free http://www.godairyfree.org
Go Dairy Free is an excellent resource for consumers seeking to cook, shop, or dine without milk products, while still promoting a healthy lifestyle. This site includes extensive product lists, product reviews, news, guides, recipes, and original articles. Daily updates and a monthly newsletter keep things interesting.

Go Eggless http://www.goeggless.com
This website tells which menu items at restaurants are vegetarian, vegan, and eggless. Also includes information on vegetarian, vegan, and eggless products, along with articles, and recipes. An on-staff nutritionist is available to answer questions.

Grass Roots Veganism with Jo Stepaniak http://www.vegsource.com/jo
Jo Stepaniak, renowned cookbook author and spokesperson for veganism, has her own web presence that provides information about all aspects of vegan living and answers questions about vegan lifestyle. The site features essays on vegan living, quips and quotes, sample recipes, a brief biography, and "Ask Joanne!" Information on her books and her public appearances is also provided.

GreenHeart Education http://www.greenhearted.org/vegetarian-schools.html
This website helps educators around the world to green their classrooms, curricula, and school communities and explains the rationale for schools to go veg for the future sustainability of the earth. Visitors to this site can find vegetarian school menu suggestions, links to related websites, vegetarian/compassion quotations, history of school gardens, and a look into sustainability for future generations.

International Vegetarian Union - Historical Vegetarians & Advocates of Vegetarianism http://www.ivu.org/history
History buffs will love delving into this site which includes people in history who have made statements about vegetarianism. Links are provided to articles about people going all the way back to 8th Century BC.

NutritionFacts.org http://nutritionfacts.org/
NutritionFacts.org is a project of the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation in partnership with Michael Greger, M.D. Dr. Greger, a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues, scours the world of nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, and presents the information in easy to understand video segments. Links are provided to the original journal articles whenever possible.

NutritionMD. org http://www.nutritionmd.org/
This Web site provides information for both health care providers http://www.nutritionmd.org/physicians/index.php and consumers http://www.nutritionmd.org/consumers/index.php on the role good nutrition plays in overall health, as well as how it relates to the prevention and treatment of specific conditions. You can also find guides on how to make over your diet http://www.nutritionmd.org/makeover/index.html , answers to specific nutrition questions http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/index.html, and delicious recipes http://www.nutritionmd.org/recipes/index.html.

100 thoughts and facts: vegetarianism http://www.clearbluerecords.com/vegetarian
A conceptual site with 100 clickable squares, each with information and opinions about vegetarianism and issues related to it, with specific emphasis on reasons to become a vegetarian.

PCRM Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine http://www.pcrm.org
Founded in 1985, PCRM is a non-profit organization supported by nearly 5,000 physicians and 100,000 laypersons. This group promotes preventive medicine through innovative programs, encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research, and advocates broader access to medical services. They promote a plant based diet, challenge the government's dietary guidelines, engage in research projects, and discourage animal experimentation. PCRM publishes a quarterly magazine.

Soyafood.info http://www.soya.be
At this web site readers learn about the many aspects of soy from its health benefits to individual foods made from soy such as tofu, tempeh, miso, soy milk. Featured are studies showing positive benefits of soy, recipes, and ratings of European soy products. The Soya Health section presents The Cows vs. Soya Milk comparison.

SoyStache http://www.soystache.com
The team of Bill Amey and Jeff Rogers has developed "a unique project to promote a plant-based diet." The principle feature of the site is their information about famous vegetarians. Also included are recipes, an extensive link list, physicians advocating a vegan diet, and environmental, health, and animal rights facts.

Tempeh.info http://www.tempeh.info
Discover a highly informative web site that reveals everything there is to know about tempeh. Learn how to make it from start to finish in your own home, how to vary recipes, and how to create your own incubator and to control the temperature. Information on inoculants, storage, and troubleshooting are also covered. Visitors can purchase tempeh starter at this site.

Tiny Green Mom http://www.tinygreenmom.com
Visitors to this website will find a plethora of easy to access tips for moms and families to live a more green, eco-conscious, and healthier lifestyle. Features include product reviews, recipe of the day, eco-fabulous deals, daily changing articles, and interviews of people who are role models of the green and healthier lifestyle.

VegFamily http://www.vegfamily.com
Subtitled Vegan Parenting Online, this web location created by Erin and Steve Pavlina, is a resource for vegan parents. Includes shopping information, articles of interest to vegetarians, a discussion board, experts who answer queries about topics such as pregnancy, cooking, exercise, book reviews, product reviews, and more.

Veg For Life http://www.vegforlife.org
Sponsored by Farm Sanctuary, this website is intended "to help guide you through the world of cruelty-free eating and living." Includes information about how to transition to a vegetarian diet, sources of cruelty-free clothing, links to information about vegetarian food and restaurants, vegetarian children issues, caring for dogs and cats, suggestions for vegan activism, and more.

Veg World http://www.veg-world.com/
A combined effort of vegetarians and vegans in Britain and the U.S. provides information and support to the vegetarian community and to those considering vegetarianism. At this site are numerous recipes, vegetarian articles, suggested books, tips to get one started on the veg path, a list of famous vegetarians, and links to vegetarian web sites.

Vegan-L's Most Frequently Asked Questions http://www.michael.traub.id.au/faqvegan.html
This site presents Michael Traub's mini internet encyclopedia of veganism. It answers just about anything you would want to ask about vegan lifestyle. We downloaded the information and ended up with 20 pages of printed text. If you don't find the answer here, you can contact him by e-mail at michael@traub.id.au

Vegan Peace http://www.veganpeace.com
A compassionate web site where visitors can learn about veganism, choose original e-cards with vegan messages, submit cookbook reviews, learn about sweatshops and child labor, read about the many benefits of peaceful parenting, discover that being gay is okay, and select books to purchase from the annotated book list. They can learn about healthy vegan eating, read about environmental concerns, and explore the extensive links by category.

Vegan Street http://www.veganstreet.com
Committed to "commerce with a conscience," this vegan activist group has created a dynamic web presence with a publication presenting an assorted mix of provocative features. Included are news stories, interviews, editorials, a community directory, recipes, kitchen tips, chapters from an activists handbook, etiquette advice from Gwendolyn Good-deed, and items to buy at the Vegan Street Market.

Vegetarian Forum http://vegetarianforum.com
The Vermont Vegetarian Society sponsors this forum-style website that gives members the opportunity to connect and comment about meaningful issues regarding Transitioning, Food, Recipes, Nutrition, Dieting, Fitness, Gardening, and Pets.

The Vegetarian Health Institute http://www.veghealth.com
Visitors learn from experts like Dr. Michael Klaper, Vesanto Melina, and Jill Nussinow how to be healthy on a vegetarian or vegan diet. Provided is a vegetarian or vegan nutrition guide, plus a 10-day email course on vegan health secrets for signing up as a member.

Vegetarian Links http://www.hippy.com/php/article-22.html
We enter Hippyland to find nine categories of links for anyone interested in vegetarian stuff. Beginning with "Activities for Vegetarians," this site is a gateway to information on organic farming, vegetarian cooking, vegetarian restaurants and products, and answers to frequently asked questions about vegetarianism. Featured are lists of vegetarian organizations and groups interested in "Our Animal Friends."

The Vegetarian Mitzvah http://www.brook.com/jveg
The Vegetarian Mitzvah discusses how the consumption of animals conflicts with Judaism in at least seven major ways, with many quotes from and links to rabbis, Jewish holy texts, Jewish books, articles, and organizations, as well as to scientific and other sources. The Vegetarian Mitzvah clearly shows that "a higher form of being kosher is vegetarianism."

The Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (VSH) http://vsh.org
Founded in 1990, VSH has held monthly meetings since then with outstanding speakers from all over the world. Recorded DVD programs dealing with health, food preparation, and philosophy, previously shown only in Hawaii, have now been converted to Flash (.flv) format, uploaded, and are viewable online at http://vsh.voip-info.org/ or by going to the VSH home page and clicking mid-page on "New! Watch VSH lectures online."

The Veggie Place http://www.veggieplace.com
This site has a strong focus on preservation of the earth's resources through vegetarianism. Here you will find information on animal rights and the environment. Check out the Articles, Vegetarian Recipes, Resources, and numerous Links to enhance your vegetarian knowledge.

Vegigirl.com http://www.vegigirl.com
Vegigirl Jessica Goeller, "Designer, Developer, and all-around Righteous Babe," has developed a web presence that focuses on ethical protein. Her site includes information on meat and poultry analogs; FAQ about vegetarianism, nutrition, and vegetarian foods; a list of foods showing ones that contain animal products; a link to her online vegetarian nutrition community; and a tribute to her grandmother, her vegetarian mentor.

Veg-it.com http://www.veg-it.com
This site encourages people who want to become vegetarians by offering helpful hints, a suggested store cupboard, a two-week menu plan, quick and easy meals, recipes, and links to other sites.

vegsource.com http://www.vegsource.com
This is the most colorful, information-packed site you can imagine. It boasts, "Friendly support 25 hours a day, 8 days a week for your healthy, vegetarian lifestyle." Founded by Jeff and Sabrina Nelson, this site is the starting point for new vegetarians as well as a meeting place for old timers. The Veg-Source On-Line Magazine is loaded with articles by some of the biggest names in vegetarianism and medicine. It hosts a number of Veg Source Discussion Boards, provides lists of interesting reading, offers thousands of vegetarian recipes, book reviews as well as nutritional data and health/diet facts, and links to numerous web sites.

Vegweb http: //www.vegweb.com
On-line vegetarian/vegan resource guide with over 4,000 recipes, Free newsletter, Free recipes via email, Chat, Recipe Exchange, Menu maker, Grocery list maker, Thousands of links to other veggie sites and information, Reader Poetry, Reader Testimonies and Bios, Shopping page, Periodic free drawings. Net surfers may join Veggies Unite by paying the $15 annual dues; however, those who cannot afford the money, may join free.

The World Carrot Museum http://www.carrotmuseum.com
This amazing web site displays extensive research on all aspects of carrots from growing, to detailed history, nutritional benefits, carrot trivia, unique recipes, medicinal benefits, anecdotal stories, carrot varieties, cultivation of carrots, and a fun page. Visitors will enjoy the personal touch and attractive drawings that are an integral part of this site.


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HEALTH AND NUTRITION


The Chari Center of Health, Inc.
http://www.charicenter.com
A unique San Diego health treatment center family owned and operated. Dr. Roopa Chari, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, includes alternative therapies such as herbal remedies, hypnosis, thought field therapy, and interactive guided imagery along with conventional medicine to help her patients. Vegetarian cooking is an important part of the healing regimen and is taught by Mrs. Chari, a family member who was an instructor at the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Fun Meals 4 Kids!!! http://www.funmeals.webs.com and http://www.facebook.com/funmeals4kids
This creative mom developed a unique and fun way to encourage her child to try new fruits and vegetables. Using her homegrown food artistry, anyone can recreate her easy-to-make food presentations that motivate kids to give fruits and veggies the taste test. Readers will also discover how she turned food into a fun game.

Hawaii Natural Drug Rehabilitation Center http://www.rawdetox.org
This retreat center offers safe, gentle drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation using the methods of raw foods nutrition and holistic medicine. Their integrative health center, guided by naturopathic physician Dr. Maya Nicole Baylac, utilizes professionals in the fields of alternative medicine, psychology and nutrition to support the body from cell to spirit.

Healing Heart Foundation http://heart.kumu.org
Dr. Neal Pinckney introduces his web site with a personal story of how he has reversed his own heart disease. He has established the Healing Heart Foundation to show others how they can prevent as well as reverse heart disease. Included is information on what to eat, how to exercise, and how to manage stress, all part of his Healthy Heart Handbook. FAQ, recipes, and a discussion group are all part of the package.

Nutrition Crash Course -- Nutrition Audio Series http://nutritioncrashcourse.com/index.html
A concise online audio guide to key nutrition topics, with particular emphasis on the benefits of natural food vs. processed junk foods as well as the advantages of a plant based diet.

The Nutrition Doc http://www.TheNutritionDoc.com
Dr. Connie Sanchez , N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor and graduate of National College of Natural Medicine with a practice in the Denver/Metro area. Her expertise is in Plant-Based Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine and Fasting. Specializing in thyroid disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autoimmunity and cancer.

NutritionMD. org http://www.nutritionmd.org/
This Web site provides information for both health care providers http://www.nutritionmd.org/physicians/index.php and consumers http://www.nutritionmd.org/consumers/index.php on the role good nutrition plays in overall health, as well as how it relates to the prevention and treatment of specific conditions. You can also find guides on how to make over your diet http://www.nutritionmd.org/makeover/index.html , answers to specific nutrition questions http://www.nutritionmd.org/nutrition_tips/index.html, and delicious recipes http://www.nutritionmd.org/recipes/index.html.

PCRM Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine http://www.pcrm.org
Founded in 1985, PCRM is a non-profit organization supported by nearly 5,000 physicians and 100,000 laypersons. This group promotes preventive medicine through innovative programs, encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research, and advocates broader access to medical services. They promote a plant based diet, challenge the government's dietary guidelines, engage in research projects, and discourage animal experimentation. PCRM publishes a quarterly magazine.

Spiritual Medicine and Holistic Health http://www.laurielevine.com/
Laurie Levine, author of a new book, Spiritual Medicine, offers many articles on healing on this site that includes help for those who suffer from pain, anger, confusion, or any of life's challenges. Laurie even presents an opportunity to talk "live" to her by downloading Firetalk, a free internet service, and attending her on-line discussions and workshops.

Vegangal.com http://www.vegan-gal.com
This website sells the DVD, "Change Your Food, Change Your Life," produced by Jill Ovnik, addressing healthy lifestyle choices in the form of a vegan diet. Site also boasts a monthly e-newsletter providing recipes and motivational information. Other pages include recipes, stories from site subscribers, a list of famous vegetarians, and a links page.

Vegetarian for Health http://www.vegetarianforhealth.com
Your source for becoming a vegetarian, including types of vegetarian diets, health benefits, environmental impact, vegetarian and vegan recipes and much more.

Vegetarian Nutrition: Frequently Asked Questions http://www.thenutritionmd.com
Dr. Jay B. Lavine presents sound information about vegetarian nutrition. In a question and answer format the doctor presents many questions asked of vegetarians by the unenlightened and the wannabees. His focus on the importance of diet in disease prevention is to be commended. Dr. Lavine also offers authoritative, unbiased, and evenhanded information on the optimal diet.

Vegetarian Nutrition Resource List http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=2&tax_subject=257&topic_id=1359
Produced by the Food and Nutrition Center of the National Agricultural Library of the USDA, this extensive compilation of materials is an outstanding resource for vegetarians. Included are General Information on Vegetarian Nutrition, Vegetarian Diets and Disease Prevention and Treatment, Vegetarian Diets for Special Populations, Soyfoods, Vegetarian Cooking and Foods, and Resource Centers.


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INTERNATIONAL WEB SITES

Indonesian Vegan Society http://www.i-v-s.org
An organization dedicated to promoting a vegan lifestyle, the Indonesian Vegan Society endeavors to make life better for animals, improve the environment, and educate people about the benefits of a vegan way of life. They offer a personals section that promotes pen pals and activity partners, discussion boards, invaluable links, readers' commentaries on vegan household products, recipes, and an outstanding FAQ section. The site can be viewed in English and Indonesian.

Mundo Vegetariano http://www.mundovegetariano.com
Webmaster Ana Moreno from Madrid has created a Spanish language, all-encompassing vegetarian web site that includes an impressive variety of articles on subjects that range from Animal Rights, Nutrition, and Ecology to Famous Vegetarians, Recipes, and Vegetarianism for Children, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers. In addition she includes a "yellow pages" of vegetarian organizations and a lengthy, categorized listing of links to other vegetarian web sites.

Vegan Family House http://www.veganfamily.co.uk
Assembled by a family in Northeastern Scotland, the Family House is arranged in different rooms, each providing information and links to other sources. Included are celebrity quotations, parenting information, recipes, books, holiday facts, and more.

Vegan Village http://www.veganvillage.co.uk
Vegans in the United Kingdom can access the resources of this group that has promoted veganism since 1997. The web site presents information on shopping, food and drink, social activities, travcl, health, and vegan businesses. Includes a "Noticeboard" (bulletin board.)


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ORGANIC GARDENING


The Big Tomato Natural & Organic Plant Supplements
http://www.thebigtomato.com/natural-and-organics.html
An indoor gardening and organic hydroponics garden center that focuses on providing quality resources at good prices. The staff is knowledgeable and eager to help with any gardening issues.

Clyde's Vegetable Planting Slide Chart http://cdmplanning.hypermart.net
For home gardeners dedicated to planting their own vegetables, this site offers a chart that takes the guesswork out of when to plant vegetables, local frost dates across the United States, and seeding and harvest dates.

Compost Guide http://www.compostguide.com
A comprehensive website that offers a complete guide to composting including the process of making compost, decomposition, compost materials, bins and tools, using the compost, and troubleshooting composting chart.

Garden Medicinals and Culinaries http://www.gardenmedicinals.com
Gardeners, herbalists, and herb growers may browse the on-line catalog of this company that offers 175 varieties of herbs, vegetables, and flowers. All seeds are untreated and grown organically, ecologically, or conventionally and are open-pollinated, non-gmo varieties. Includes information on using herbs wisely and an extensive links list to other herb sites.

Gardens Alive http://www.gardens-alive.com
Sells environmentally responsible products for the gardener from organic fertilizers to beneficial insects. They have an organic solution for every garden challenge.

Master Composter http://www.mastercomposter.com
For those who enjoy growing and harvesting their own organic vegetables and flowers, learning the art of composting is a valuable aid to creating the healthiest, vitamin and mineral-rich soil. You don't have to be a green thumb. This site tells all and offers a number of composting methods, step-by-step instructions in building a compost pile, and offers helpful information on overcoming composting problems.

Native Seeds/Search http://www.nativeseeds.org
An Arizona-based nonprofit conservation organization the works to conserve, distribute and document the adapted and diverse varieties of agricultural seed, their wild relatives, and the role these seeds play in cultures of the American Southwestern and northwest Mexico. The site posts the history of the organization and retail seed offerings.

Salt Spring Seeds http://www.saltspringseeds.com/
Offers Heritage and Heirloom Seed Catalog for Organic Gardeners. Dedicated to a safe and sustainable organic agriculture, and to all of the organic gardeners out there.

Seed Savers Exchange http://seedsavers.org
Specializes in preserving heirloom vegetable and flower seeds from extinction. Their focus is on heirloom varieties that people brought to North America when their families immigrated as well as traditional varieties grown by Native Americans, Mennonites, and the Amish. A delight for gardeners who want to grow exceptional varieties of vegetables and flowers. Phone or write for catalog.

Seeds of Change http://www.seedsofchange.com/
Sells certified organic vegetable seeds, seedlings, and organic foods from beans, miso, onions, bell peppers, quinoa, and amaranth, to bunches of basil.

Smart Gardening http://www.smartgardening.com
This ecology-focused agency began The Countywide Yard Waste Program in 1990 to help people learn about backyard composting, grass recycling and water-wise gardening to reduce disposal of solid waste in landfills. Learn the facts and the techniques to create your own natural fertilizer for healthy soil and healthy plants and vegetable gardens.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
Environmental Programs Division
Countywide Yard Waste Program

Victory Seeds http://www.victoryseeds.com
Relies on the sale of seeds to accomplish their primary mission: to protect seeds. Sells hundreds of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds packaged in inner resealable bags. All seeds are grown by them or purchased from a network of other heirloom seed growers.


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ORGANIZATIONS


EarthSave
http://www.earthsave.org
Founded by John Robbins, EarthSave is a global movement that "promotes food choices that are healthy for people and the environment." The group's mission is to "educate, inspire and empower people to shift toward a plant-based diet and to take compassionate action for all life on earth." Their web site includes a FAQ page, a discussion board, essays on significant topics, links to other relevant web locations, and information about the organization, its programs, and how to join.

Food Empowerment Project http://www.foodispower.org
Creating a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one's food choices is the goal of this group. This informative website is an excellent learning tool to teach how people can prevent injustices against animals, people and the environment. FEP also works to discourage corporations from marketing unhealthy foods to low-income areas and encourages people to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Visitors to the website will find many invaluable resources.

Food for Life Global http://www.ffl.org
Billed as the World's Largest Vegan/Vegetarian Food Relief, this Hare Krishna organization distributes 30,000 "karma-free vegetarian meals" daily to needy people around the world. The site provides information and photos of the group's humanitarian efforts.

Going Vegetarian http://www.vegsoc.org/newveg
Maintained by the UK Vegetarian Society, this site presents information on why people should be vegetarians, answers common questions about vegetarianism, gives useful tips on going and staying vegetarian, and tells what a person should eat every day on a vegetarian diet.

Kind Green Planet http://www.kindgreenplanet.org
A non-profit organization devoted to educating people about healthy, humane, eco-friendly living. Their activism is through grassroots film screenings and workshops, lifestyle coaching, and community programs that empower people to make compassionate food choices and develop a respect for living consciously on the earth. Visitors will find a schedule of events and programs and an excellent resource center with a variety of links.

Mothers for Natural Law http://www.safe-food.org
Founded in 1996, this organization's focus is on genetic engineering. Their site offers information on genetically engineered crops, what to eat and how to shop to avoid genetically engineered foods, and their campaign to label GE foods and for certification of foods which would receive a non GE label.

National Health Association (NHA) http://www.healthscience.org/
Formerly known as the American Natural Hygiene Society, this non-profit organization promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The group provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world

North American Vegetarian Society http://www.navs-online.org
Founded in 1974, NAVS is "dedicated to promoting the vegetarian way of life." The organization publishes Vegetarian Voice,a quarterly magazine and sponsors regional and national conferences. World Vegetarian Day and Summerfest are two major activities of the group. Their web site contains sample articles from the magazine, campaign information, a list of affiliate groups, details about their annual events, and links.

Organic Consumers Assocation http://OrganicConsumers.org
This group is "dedicated to building a healthy, safe and sustainable system of food production and consumption." The organization is a clearinghouse for information on organic standards, genetically engineered foods, food irradiation, bovine growth hormones, toxic foods, and mad cow disease.

The Organic Farming Research Foundation http://www.ofrf.org
A national nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1990 to foster the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems. OFRF pursues this mission by sponsoring research related to organic farming; disseminating research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production practices; and educating the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues. Working organic farmers from across the United States comprise the majority of OFRF's Board of Directors.

Southern California Vegetarians http://SoCalVeg.org
A Los Angeles based organization that aims to educate on the benefits of a plant-based diet and to demonstrate concern for the environment, human health, the treatment of animals, and world health. The site features educational events, current events, pot lucks, restaurant outings, lists of local vegetarian restaurants, and vegetarian links.

Vegetarian Resource Group http://www.vrg.org
The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and intererelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In a graphically attractive site, the group, which publishes theVegetarian Journal,includes vegetarian and vegan recipes, nutrition information, recipes, excerpts fromVegetarian Journal,vegetarian travel information, and a vegetarian game. Membership in the organization includes a subscription to the magazine which is published six times a year

Vegan Life Colorado http://www.vsc.org
This internet site is the voice of an organization that has been in existence since 1975 and has over 500 members in 5 branch groups around the state. Visitors will find "Topics of Interest to Vegetarians" that are reprinted from ones produced and distributed by the group. They will also be able to access information in the following areas: "Why I Should Become a Vegetarian ", a "Vegetarian Dining Guide" for Colorado, and "Links to Other Sites of Interest."

Veggie Happy (formerly Soy Happy) http://www.veggiehappy.com/
A national campaign to encourage all major league baseball parks to have veggie dogs available for fans. The site contains a Ballpark Reference Guide to assist those who want to write letters, send e-mails, or make phone calls urging the baseball clubs to provide food for vegetarians.

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PUBLICATIONS


Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine http://www.veganhealthandfitnessmag.com/
Launched in Summer 2012, this quarterly magazine is available in Whole Foods stores around the US. Editor Brenda Carey, model and body builder, has assembled a colorful publication filled with photos of body builders, nutritional information by experts, interviews, exercises, recipes, vegan advice, training tips, and more. Subscribers are automatically entitled to both the digital and print versions of each issue, but may opt for the tree-free, digital-only subscription.

Vibrance (formerly Living Nutrition) http://vibrancemagazine.com/
Leading the raw health revolution, this magazine is the world's premier health periodical, dedicated to teaching health seekers how to eat their natural diet of alive raw foods. Nutrition education, raw food recipes, dietary transition help, natural hygiene history, and organic gardening are only a few of the many offerings in this magazine that is published twice yearly.

Veg News http://www.vegnews.com
North America's premier vegetarian newspaper with over 100,000 readers includes interviews, travel information, recipes, book reviews, vegetarian products and resources, as well as informative news and special features for vegetarians. Now includes Vegetarian Baby and Child, formerly a separate publication. For a free sample copy send an e-mail from their website.

Vegan Poet http://www.veganpoet.com
M. Butterflies Katz, offers her vegan poetry in Metamorphosis: Poems to Inspire Transformation, a collection of her work that draws inspiration from animals, ecology, and humanity. Co-author of Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm published by Gentle World, Butterflies is also a professional vegan chef.

The VegE-News http://www.lholmesassociates.com/newsletters/veg/html/veg_main.shtml
A monthly e-newsletter featuring current news stories and items of interest to vegetarians. Includes articles on Health, Environment, Lifestyles and Trends, Animal Issues and Advocacy, Book and Documentary Reviews, Recipes, and Books for sale.

Vegetarian Journal http://www.vrg.org/journal
Published by the Vegetarian Resource Group, this bi-monthly magazine is directed to people interested in health, ecology, and ethics. Included are articles of interest to vegetarians, notices of vegetarian events, recipes, book reviews, product evaluations, and information about products and services. The on-line version contains excerpts from the magazine. Anyone becoming a contributing member of VRG for $30 will receive the magazine plus a copy of Vegan Handbook.

Vegetarian Times http://www.vegetariantimes.com
The premiere vegetarian magazine displays a premiere web publication. Beginning with a an attractive graphically appealing home page, the editors have grouped a number of informative articles under headings like Natural Beauty, Health, Eco-Home, Travel, and Links. The site offers loads of recipes as well as featured articles and stories.

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RADIO AND TELEVISION


Animal Issues with Dr. Armaiti May
http://adrenalineradio.com/shows/168-the-vegan-vet!
Dr May, the vegan veterinarian, discusses a wide variety of subjects pertaining to animals on her radio show. Listen live online, Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. PST Archived podcasts can be accessed at http://adrenalineradio.com/podcasts/archives/viewcategory/437-animal-issues

The Dr. Don Show http://talkatoz.com
Dr. Don Wagner, DO, PC, a strong supporter of a plant-based lifestyle, interviews guests and discusses how health issues can be addressed by following a healthy food regimen. Listen live Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. PST on KAAA and KZZZ Talk Networks. Archived shows can be accessed at http://bullheadurgentcare.com/archives/index.html
Contact Dr. Don at drdonwagner@gmail.com or call 928-704-9202

Delicious TV http://www.delicioustv.com
A vegetarian cooking show created by Toni Avtges, Betsy Carson, and Kate Kaminsky that airs weekly throughout the state of Maine. The website offers a host of Tony's casual Mediterranean style recipes. See website for up-to-date information on air times.

GO VEGAN! With BOB LINDEN http://www.goveganradio.com
The first vegan radio show in the United States is heard on radio stations across the country including Air America and XM Satellite and progressive talk radio stations . Past shows can be heard on the net at http://www.goveganradio.com or streaming at http://www.airamerica.com Linden interviews celebrities and presents current information to his listeners about events, lifestyles, and philosophy related to veganism and animal concerns.

Health & Longevity Life Talk Radio http://www.healthandlongevityradio.com Dr. John Westerdahl, PhD, MPH, RD, CNS, is dedicated to providing the latest cutting edge information about nutrition, health, and lifestyle medicine so people can live a vibrant, healthy and long life. Listen on Fridays 5:00 p.m. EST and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. EST

Health Talk Hawaii http://www.healthtalkhawaii.com
Hosted by Hesh Goldstein, this vegan radio show originates from Honolulu and airs from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays on the 1080 AM dial. Podcasts, videos, articles, and suggested reading are archived on the site.

The Jazzy Vegetarian Television Show http://www.kcet.org/shows/jazzy_vegetarian
Airing on KCET in Los Angelesevery Friday at 11:30 a.m., host Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian, speaks to health conscious people of all ages, focusing on nutritious, delicious, and easy-to-prepare food and eco-lifestyle tips to help people live a more balanced and sustainable lifestyle. The Jazzy Vegetarian reaches out to mainstream Americans, dedicated vegans, and non-vegetarians alike who are on the path to wellness and health through earth friendly and compassionate food choices.

REAL Responsible Eating and Living http://responsibleeatingandliving.com
Caryn Hartglass hosts the weekly Ask a Vegan internet radio show and interviews guests making a difference in the vegan world. REAL Worldwide Radio Broadcasting Live airs on Sundays 7 to 8 p.m. ET. Caryn, a cancer survivor and vegan activist, founded this "non-profit" radio show to spread the word about the benefits of a plant-based diet

Raw Vegan Radio http://www.rawveganradio.com/wordpress
From interviews with the pioneers of the raw food movement like Viktoras Kulvinskas to the present-day superstars like Cherie Soria and Dr. Doug Graham, this internet radio program hosted by Happy Oasis offers a wealth of philosophies, health aspects, and recipes that reflect the raw food lifestyle.

The Real Food Channel http://therealfoodchannel.com
This informative website specializes in videos that focus on plant based nutrition, healthy food choices, the dangers of chemicals in our food and environment, and preventive diet and lifestyle to help combat chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and obesity.

Supreme Master Television http://suprememastertv.com
This television station is a free-to-air satellite and online channel promoting vegetarianism, compassionate living, spirituality, ecology, and animal rights. This station broadcasts across the globe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides international programs in English with more than 42 subtitles and 60 languages. Also features vegan cooking shows and interviews with medical and nutritional experts along with those knowledgeable on the environmental impacts of our dietary choices.

Veggie Vision http://www.veggievision.tv
Headed by Karin Ridgers, this internet TV station shows play on demand mini video programs 24/7. Promotes veganism through the media with education, entertainment, and information for cruelty-free living and animal-free eating. Channels available include cookery, celebs, and educational programming.

VegTv.Com http://www.vegtv.com
America's first interactive vegan TV series is broadcast on the Healthy Living Channel Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time. The program can be seen on Echostar's Dish Network Channel 223 and cable systems around the country. News journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell and cookbook author Marie Oser join forces to create shows that emphasize low-fat vegan recipes as well as provide informational interviews of celebrities who have gone vegan. On the website they present a variety of "veggie videos" on nutrition, excercise, wieght loss, disease prevention, sex, and lifestyle with the goal of turning the planet on to veggie living.

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RAW AND LIVING FOODS


The Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute, Inc. http://www.annwigmore.org
Teaches self-healing through the living foods lifestyle that was created by Dr. Ann Wigmore. This health retreat, located in Puerto Rico, features uncooked natural organic foods along with many activities. Choose a certification program or personal healing program. Teaches planting, composting, sprouting, harvesting, food preparation, detoxing the body, and more.

The Garden Diet http://www.thegardendiet.com
A directory and portal to the raw food lifestyle and living food information with a plethora of resources for shopping, stores, food, equipment, and farmers markets. The site provides a networking opportunity for raw food chefs, nutritionists, trainers, coaches, teachers, speakers, and home delivery services.

Living and Raw Foods http://www.living-foods.com
Raw food devotees will find recipes, articles, information, testimonials, and support on this graphically attractive site. By joining the "living and raw food community," you can have free web based email at rawfoods.com.

Living Light Culinary Arts Institute http://www.rawfoodchef.com
Author of vegan recipe book Angel Foods,Cherie Soria is the director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute which certifies chefs, teachers, and individuals in the art of creating gourmet living foods. Her site includes articles and information about certified chefs, workshops, retreats, and her book.

Raw Family http://www.rawfamily.com
Having been on raw foods for many years, the Boutenko Family has acquired invaluable experience in living on a raw food diet. On this web site they offer many unique viewpoints in articles and provide answers to frequently asked questions, along with recipes and other helpful hints. In their online store they present products they consider to be the best and the most useful. They send out updates and discoveries in a monthly e-newsletter.

Raw Food Chat http://www.rawfoodchat.com
Raw food advocate Alex Malinsky has created this site for people who are interested in exchanging their raw lifestyle ideas. The heart of the site is the variety of message boards plus an extensive list of raw links. The message categories include Sprouting and Foraging, Raw Food Equipment and Resources, Exercise and Fitness, and more.

The Raw Vegan Network http://www.TheRawVeganNetwork.com
Provides online raw food certification for those wishing to expand their portfolios of expertise enabling them to serve others in their locale who would like to experience the health benefits of living a raw food lifestyle. Also offers free contact services for people desiring help in raw food services.

Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center http://www.treeoflife.nu
An oasis for awakening, they provide guests organic, vegan, live-food, kosher cuisine at the Tree of Life Café. Guests may participate in daily live-food preparation. Much of their food is grown on their organic farm nurtured with ocean minerals and EM (Effective Microorganism products). Participants can earn an M.A. in Vegan Live-Food Nutrition under the professorship of Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), Diplomat in Ayurveda.


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RESTAURANT GUIDES


Happy Cow's Global Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants
http://www.happycow.net
Happy Cow is a compendium of vegetarian restaurants and health food stores across the nation as well as around the globe. People who travel have contributed resources to assist other travelers in locating places to eat and shop for vegetarian food. Visitors to the site are encouraged to contribute information to help keep the site current. Included are numerous links to other vegetarian web sites.

The Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Living in the San Francisco Bay Area http://www.bayareaveg.org/ug
Asssembled and maintained by the Bay Area Vegetarians, this attractive and informative guide lists more than 80 strictly vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Also includes health food stores, farmers markets, lodging, services, and publications as well as other information pertinent to vegetarians.

VegDining.com http://www.vegdining.com
VegDining.com is one of the longest-running online international vegetarian restaurant directories. Begun in 1999, it lists well over 1000 fully vegetarian restaurants and over 2000 reviews as well as hosting the annual VegDining Vegetarian Restaurants of the Year Awards. From Adelaide to Zurich, this is truly a global resource!

Veggies on the Road http://www.veggiesontheroad.com
This website provides an easy-to-use global vegetarian restaurant guide that encourages participants to contribute resources and reviews. Restaurants are clearly listed as 100% vegetarian or vegetarian friendly. Also provided are helpful foreign phrases specific to ordering foods in other languages. A News Archive offers informative tidbits on subjects of general interest.

VegGuide.Org http://www.vegguide.org/
Created by Compassionate Action for Animals, this site is a nonprofit, community- maintained resource that provides a comprehensive listing of vegetarian,/vegan-friendly restaurants, markets, coffee shops, and more.

VegOut Vegetarian Restaurant Guide for the iPhone http://vegoutapp.com
World's largest international listing of vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants at your finger tips. Restaurant listings can be found by exact location or a custom location in travel planning. VegOut is powered by Happy Cow. Download VegOut from the AppStore.


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VEGETARIAN TRAVEL


Azienda Agrituristica Montali
http://www.montalionline.com
Perched on a hill in romantic, historic Italy is Country House Montali, a charming hotel that features scenic views of Lower Tuscany, Trasimento Lake, and the valley of Perugia. The hotel, located between Rome and Florence, beckons the visitor to enjoy one of its 10 rooms in the restored old stone farmhouse, delight in the panoramic views of both sunrise and sunset, take a swim in the outdoor pool, go trekking in the surrounding countryside, and dine on fine vegetarian cuisine made from foods grown right on the farm.
Azienda Agrituristica Montali, Via Montali 23
06068 Tavernelle di Panicale (PG) Italy
Phone: **39/075/8350680
FAX: **39/075/8350144
E-mailto:montali@montalionline.com

Barcelona Vegetarian Restaurant & Shop Guide, Sincarne http://www.sincarne.net
Guide for vegetarians in Barcelona, Spain that provides information on vegetarian restaurants, bars, shops, and cafés. Includes data on where to eat and what to ask for in Spanish.

Bicycle Beano Vegetarian Cycle Tours http://www.bicycle-beano.co.uk
Cycling holidays on the idyllic lanes of Wales and the Welsh borders of England, with delicious vegetarian cuisine, mostly organic. Friendly non-macho groups, relaxed atmosphere.

Cabin Rental in British Columbia, Canada http://www.cabin-rental-bc.com
Surround yourself with beautiful snow-capped mountains and a delightful river view, only a 2-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. The area is rich in opportunities for hiking, swimming, mountain biking, river rafting, and more. Anyone following a vegan diet or a raw food diet will look forward to staying at this cabin in Yale, BC. They welcome guests who maintain a meat-free diet and do not eat animal products.

Earth Song House
Vegan and vegetarian Bed and Breakfast in Ashland, Oregon, USA
472 Walker Avenue
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: 541-482-5330
E-mail: heartful@mind.net

Green Earth Travel http://www.vegtravel.com
Experienced travelers Donna Zeigfinger and Stephen Abelsohn team up to offer travel options that cater to vegan and vegetarian dietary needs. Some options available for those on a living foods diet also. From country inns to archeological digs this pair can send you cruising or flying on a memorable vacation.
7 Froude Circle
Cabin John, Maryland 20818
Phone: 301-571-4603 or 888-246-8343
E-mail: Greeneatvl@aol.com

The Green House on the Hill Vegetarian B & B http://www.the-green-house.co.nz
Set in a quiet woodland, yet only 5 minutes walk from the heart of "Art Deco" Napier, The Green House on the Hill offers a friendly and smoke-free base for those visiting Hawkes Bay on the sunny East Coast of New Zealand's North Island. Napier was destroyed by earthquake in 1931 and rebuilt in the following 2 years in Art Deco style, making it unique in its architecture. The B & B is surrounded by wineries, and beaches are close by.
18b Milton Rd.
Napier, NZ
Phone: 06 8354475
E-mail: ruth@the-green-house.co.nz

Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve http://www.vegetarianresort.com
Inspired by nature, hosts Mayah and Jeffro welcome visitors to their lakeside resort on picturesque Lake Atitlan in Guatamala. Amenities include palm thatched sleeping pavilions, sauna, hot pool, king beds with organic Egyptian cotton sheets, towels and robes, kayaks and canoes, and full service all-vegetarian gourmet restaurant. Many opportunities to explore local flora and fauna and enjoy nature on ancient Mayan hiking trails.

Living Light Inn http://www.rawfoodchef.com
Formerly The Colonial, a B & B, this historic inn offers an eco-friendly environment for travelers visiting stunning Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Coast of California. Craftsman-style 1912 architecture and beautiful grounds blend with modern touches like state-of-the art water filtration system, linens and bedding made from organic fibers, ecological cleaning supplies, and on-site recycling and composting. The ten rooms, all with private bath and original art, have names like Serenity, Harmony, Inspiration, and Prosperity.

Porto Club Greek Vegetarian Travel http://www.portoclub.gr
An all-inclusive travel service that specializes in eco-tourism excursions throughout the Greek islands mainland Greece and offers a special vegetarian tour featuring vegan Cretan style menus.
28 Efodou + Pelasgon St.
GR-71303 Heraklion - Crete
Greece
Phone: +30-2810-259139 or 2810-317358
FAX: +30-2810-372570
e-mail: portocal@otenet.gr

Speedwell Forge B & B http://www.speedwellforge.com
History buffs can enjoy a pleasant stay in a 1760 Colonial ironmaster's mansion located in a secluded valley in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Listed in the National Historic Register, this elegant B & B features guest rooms and cottages decorated with antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, Amish quiilts, and fine linens. After a three-course vegan breakfast served on fine china, guests can explore nearby historic Lititz and Manheim, and take in the beautiful sights of Pennsylvania Dutch country

Tierras Enamoradas (Hotel Lands in Love) http://www.landsinlove.com/
An environmental and animal-friendly zone in the middle of a cloud forest in Costa Rica located one hour from San Jose Airport, central Pacific beaches, and Arenal Volcano, the resort features horseback riding, adventure cables, hiking forest trails, and rappelling. Staff members are vegetarians, animal and nature lovers. Accommodates different diets: weight watchers, celiac, diabetic as well as vegetarian and vegan.

The Vegetarian Travel Guide http://www.vegetarianusa.com
Do you follow a vegetarian, vegan, or live foods lifestyle? Peter Firk has created the web site to consult for links to give you information about everything from good books to read, to vegetarian organizations throughout the U.S., restaurants, animal rights and activist rallies, potlucks, recipes, activities, and national vegetarian events.
e-mail: peter@naturalusa.com

Vegetarian Vacations - The Veggie Tours Directory http://www.vegetarian-vacations.com/index.html
Directory of tours, holidays and courses with vegetarian or vegan food.

VeggieHotels http://www.veggie-hotels.com/
Lists purely vegetarian hotels, B and Bs, conference centers and health centers around the world. Vegetarian restaurants and organic kitchens of many VeggieHotels offer other dietary options in addition to vegetarian cuisine, e.g., gluten and lactose-free dishes and vegan, raw, and whole foods.

Vegi Ventures http://www.vegiventures.com
Nigel and Jacky Walker offer amazing natural health holidays in Britain, Turkey, and Peru with great vegetarian and vegan food cooked especially for the tour group. Experience relaxing holidays, hill walking, activity holidays, creativity weekends at low cost with special discounts for helping out. VegVoyages http://www.vegvoyages.com
A vegetarian adventure tour company based in the USA providing vegetarian and vegan adventures to exotic locations in Asia. Groups are kept to a maximum size of eight people. Not only visits the "must-see" sights, but also escorts travelers off the beaten path, giving them a chance to gain real insight into a region's culture and heritage.
Phone: 1-888-VEG-WAYS or 1-877-VEG-VOYAGES

Wanderbird Cruises http://www.wanderbirdcruises.com
Explore the scenic coasts of Maine, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador with Captains Rick and Karen on the renovated 90-ft. Dutch shipping vessel, the Wanderbird. The vegetarian-friendly cruise provides 6 "cozy" double cabins for12 passengers. Co-captain Karen says, "I enjoy accommodating the vegetarian palate. Please let us know your needs when booking your cruise."

Welcome to Budaveg http://www.budaveg.com
Vegans and vegetarians traveling to Hungary will want to check with Budaveg for information about "self-catering" accommodations and tour guiding services in Budapest. The website provides information about vegetarian restaurants, cafes, and health food shops as well as local events, sightseeing attractions and apartment rentals.


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VEGETARIAN WEB SEARCHING


About.com Vegetarian Food
http://vegetarian.about.com
About.com has a number of directory-type sites on the web. This one is devoted to vegetarian cuisine and is loaded with informative articles, recipes, cooking advice, restaurant reviews, links to other sites, a chat room, and shopping for books, videos, and other goods and services.

Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory http://www.webdirectory.com
Everything from agriculture to wildlife can be found on this directory which includes vegetarianism as one of its thirty major categories. A good place for a socially conscious person to begin any internet search. Includes an environment bulletin board, letters, and other places to search.


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