- VegWeb has a well-organized, searchable collection of thousands of vegan recipes
- International Vegetarian Union's searchable international vegan recipes with more than 1000 recipes
- Recimedia, a collaborative online encyclopedia,
recipes that you can use and contribute to
- Simple Vegan Recipes – a UK-based site containing vegan recipes that are "easy to follow, tasty and healthy"
- Vegetarian recipes from the rec.food.recipes internet newsgroup
- Vegan recipes collected from alt.food.vegan
- FATFREE is a searchable archive of several thousand fat-free and very low fat vegetarian recipes, as well as information about healthy, very low fat vegetarian diets.
- The "Cat-Tea" Corner has a nice collection of vegan recipes, some Romanian, with a handy search by ingredients
- The Kitchen Link has a searchable selection of vegetarian recipes
- Zel Allen's recipes; Zel publishes new recipes every month in the Vegetarians in Paradise web-zine.
- vegancooking.com, which features photographs and recipes of simple vegan dishes; you can also submit your own recipes
- Kake Pugh has over 100 vegan recipes that are well categorized and searchable
- Sushi Making Notes (485 KB) from Martin Blazevich's 4/19/03 Vegan Sushi-Making Party
- Steve Brill, naturalist, has a site with recipes for wild edible plants and mushrooms
Stories Written About TVS
- TVS is an affiliate of the Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG), North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS), and International Vegetarian Union (IVU).
- VRG publishes the bimonthly Vegetarian Journal with yummy recipes, product and book reviews, nutrition articles written by health professionals (including our own Suzanne Havala!), new topical information, and a wide range of articles; membership is $20 ($10 for TVS members). We always feature their pamphlets (such as Vegetarianism in a Nutshell) at our literature tables.
- NAVS sponsors Summerfest annually and puts out an attractive quarterly magazine on the vegetarian lifestyle, Vegetarian Voice, which you will receive if you become a member.
- IVU is a growing global network of independent organizations which are promoting vegetarianism worldwide. Check out how to say important vegetarian phrases in various languages (if you choose a native language other than English, you can hear Dilip saying phrases like "I am a vegetarian").
- The American Vegan Society has been a great group since 1960, and publishes the quarterly magazine, American Vegan (previously called Ahimsa)
- Frequently Asked Questions about vegetarianism, originally compiled by Michael Traub of the rec.food.veg newsgroup and Vegan-L mailing list, and now maintained by the International Vegetarian Union.
- The Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom has a variety of interesting information sheets.
- Dr. Steven Best, Philosophy Professor and active member of Vegetarian Society of El Paso, has a collection of his well-presented articles, book reviews, and other writings on a wide variety of vegetarian issues, such as about the global meat culture and the environment and Gandhi's vegetarianism and non-violence.
- Veg-News is a daily source of press releases, articles, and other timely news about vegetarianism
- VegNews monthly vegetarian newspaper
- Realities 1989 Facts Making a Strong Case for Vegetarianism
- Facts of Vegetarianism is an online booklet about strong reasons to be vegetarian.
- 101 Reasons Why I'm a Vegetarian by Pamela Rice
- VegDining.com several hundred all-vegetarian restaurants around the world.
- HappyCow is a global guide to vegetarian and healthy dining, as well as health food locations, around the world
- Travel expert Peter Greenberg offers some useful travel tips for vegetarians
- Vegetarian Times magazine
- Vegan Outreach
- VEG TV has television shows and video clips related to plant-based issues, including interviews with celebrities and discussions related to healthy lifestyle choices
- Vegan Street provides a light-hearted look at vegan living, news, and products
- Vegetarians in Paradise are a husband and wife team, Zel and Reuben, in Los Angeles who publish a monthly web-zine about vegetarianism. Do check out Zel's recipes!
- Bob LeRoy, nutritionist, registered dietitian, and nutrition advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society since 1990, has written an excellent article, Good Nutrition: A Look at Vegetarian Basics
- Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine maintains NutritionMD.org, a web site with nutrition and disease prevention news, with a focus on healthy plant-based recipes
- American Dietetic Association Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets
- Jack Norris, RD, of Vegan Outreach has an excellent summary that he seems to keep updated of the state of vegan nutrition research and pointers to good nutrition advise
- Michael Klaper, M.D. has a good readable overview on the medical benefits of a vegan diet in his article, Nutrition for Optimum Health
- Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, has a blog: The Vegan RD - Thoughts on Being Vegan, a Dietician's Perspective
- Organic Consumers Association
- Animal Ingredients and their Alternatives
- Need to eat at a fast food chain and wondering what your veg*n options are? vegetarian-restaurants.net gives good pointers.
- In The Comparative Anatomy of Eating, Milton R. Mills, M.D, argues in detail how humans may be “behavioral” omnivores, but anatomically we seem to be designed to eat a purely plant-based diet
- Online Vegetarian Resources.
Problems With Dairy
- International Vegetarian Union has a summary of links related to global warming and diet
- The World Watch Institute, a group focused on environmental sustainability, featured a detailed cover story in their Nov./Dec. 2009 magazine on the impact of livestock.
- A 2006 United Nations Food and Agriculture report documents how meat and milk production generates more greenhouse gas emissions than transportation and that animal agriculture is "one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global", being a primary cause for global warming, land degradation, water shortages and pollution, air pollution, and loss of biodiversity. The report is nicely summarized in a February 7, 2007 AlterNet News Magazine article, Vegetarian is the New Prius and described in an August 6, 2008 article by The Nation, Eating Meat is Worse than Driving a Truck ... for the Climate.
- A noted ecology and agricultural scientist, Professor David Pimental of Cornell University, documents the environmental impact of meat and dairy (January 2001) and the page Bicycling Wastes Gas? uses his work to show that "meat production is so wasteful that walking actually uses more fossil energy than driving, if the calories burned from walking come from a typical American diet."
- A Christmas Eve 2002 commentary Why Vegans Were Right All Along, part of a special report on famine, cites environmental data to conclude that "famine can only be avoided if the rich give up meat, fish and dairy ... it's the only ethical response to what is arguably the world's most urgent social justice issue"
- Environmental activist Mike Hudak has a website with articles related to the impact of diet on the environment, such as degradation of western rangelands, and, since Feb. 9, 2004, has a weekly radio program focused on animals, environmental conservation and social justice - you can listen to the audio of the interviews archived in MP3 format.
- The Vegetarian Society of Switzerland has an annotated collection of links to major international organizations and their research about plant-based diet and climate change
Religion and Vegetarianism
Vegetarian Singles Resources
- The Vegetarian Resource Group has a good summary article on sports nutrition for the vegetarian with exercise physiology and nutrition references
- There are many famous vegetarian athletes, such as:
- Dr. Ruth Heidrich, vegan author who holds the world record for fitness for her age group at the Dallas, Texas, Cooper Clinic, and who has won more than 600 trophies in her continued competition in triathlons and marathons
- Dave Scott, vegan and 5-time winner of the famous Hawaii Ironman triathlon
- Nine-time Olympic gold medal-winner Carl Lewis
- Football great Joe Namath
- Baseball home run champion Hank Aaron
- Tennis great Billie Jean King
- Chris Campbell, Olympic wrestling medalist
Other Vegetarian Societies
Other Local Resources
Cohousing and Intentional Living
Vegetarian blogs (web-based journals)