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Recommended Books:

  • The 30-Day Vegan Challenge (New Edition) by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - Dubbed "The Vegan Martha Stewart" by VegNews magazine, Colleen your hand every step of the way, giving you the tools, resources, and recipes you need to make the vegan transition.

  • The Animal Ethics Reader by Susan Armstrong (Editor), Richard G. Botzler (Editor) - Comprehensive anthology of readings on the subject of animal ethics.

  • Becoming Vegan by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina - The authors explore the health benefits of vegan diets compared to other dietary choices; explain protein and amino acid requirements at various stages of life; describe fats and essential fatty acids and their value in plant-based diets; investigate carbohydrate facts and fallacies; reveal the truth about wheat, gluten, and grains; pinpoint where to obtain calcium, iron, zinc and other minerals without animal products; clarify the importance of obtaining vitamin B12; and show how to attain optimal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.

  • The China Study Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”

  • Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice by Will Tuttle - This book consists of a series of essays by thirty internationally recognized authors and activists who focus on how the seemingly disparate issues of human, animal, and environmental rights are indeed connected, providing essential keys to effectively addressing the hidden roots of our dilemmas.

  • Comfortably Unaware Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice. We should all be committed, he tells us, to understanding the reality and consequences of our diet, the footprint it makes on our environment, and seek food products that are in the best interest of all living things.

  • Diet for a New America by John Robbins - The single most eloquent argument for a vegetarian lifestyle ever published, this classic book awakened the conscience of a nation.

  • Eat Your Genes: How Genetically Modified Food Is Entering Our Diet by Stephen Nottingham - The facts about how genetically engineered food is entering our diet, what they are, how they are produced, why they remain unlabeled, and how they arrive on our plates unannounced.

  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer - Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions and the fictions involved with creating them.

  • Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture by Robert Grillo - Why do the vast majority of us continue to consume animals when we could choose otherwise? What are the cultural forces that drive our food choices? These are the fundamental questions Farm to Fable seeks to answer in two ways: by asserting that our beliefs about eating animals remain largely unexamined and therefore unchallenged, and by demonstrating how the fictions of popular culture continually reinforce these beliefs and behaviors.

  • Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the real cost of the meat on our plates - for both humans and animals alike -- in this provocative and thorough examination of the modern farm industry.

  • The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World by John Robbins - First published in 2001, still one of the most frequently cited and talked about books of the food-politics revolution. It was one of the very first books to discuss the negative health effects of eating genetically modified foods and animal products of all kinds, to expose the dangers inherent in our factory farming system, and to advocate a complete plant-based diet.

  • The Inner World of Farm Animals: Their Amazing Social, Emotional, and Intellectual Capacities by Amy Hatkoff - Barnyard creatures demonstrate sophisticated problem-solving abilities, possess rich social lives, and feel a wide range of emotions. In other words, they’re much like humans in countless ways. And, like us, they suffer physical pain and mental anguish. Amy Hatkoff combines the latest research on the emotional and intellectual capacities of farm animals with touching—and often surprising—stories to bring their inner world to life.

  • MAD COWBOY: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat - Howard F. Lyman uncovers the dangerous and potentially deadly practices of the cattle and dairy industry. MAD COWBOY is a passionate manifesto for change from an industry insider whose firsthand experiences will alter the way you think about your food, and the people who produce it, forever.

  • Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money - Erik Marcus exposes and clears away the exaggerated claims and counterclaims put forth by the meat industry and its opponents. In the process, Marcus presents a thorough examination of animal agriculture's cruelties and its far-reaching social costs. Marcus then considers the discouraging progress made by the animal protection movement. He evaluates where the movement has gone wrong, and how its shortcomings could best be remedied.

  • Meatonomics by David Robinson Simon - Vital insight into how the economics of animal food production influence our spending, eating, health, prosperity, and longevity. Meatonomics is the first book to add up the huge "externalized" costs that the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment, and it finds these costs total about $414 billion yearly.

  • The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals - Renowned writer, historian, and animal advocate James McWilliams pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous world and explores the “alternative to the alternative”—not eating domesticated animals at all. In poignant, powerful, and persuasive prose, McWilliams reveals the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and—supposedly—most humane animal farms.

  • Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy: A Clinical Psychology Perspective - by Casey Taft. Motivational Methods for Vegan Advocacy applies principles and methods from the field of clinical psychology to enhance the potential impact of the animal advocacy efforts of individuals and groups. This work is based on the premise that animal advocates are the change-makers and will help determine whether this movement succeeds or fails.

  • Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating - Jeffrey M. Smith offers easy-to-understand descriptions of genetic engineering and explains why it can result in serious health problems. This well-documented, pivotal work will show you how to protect yourself and your family.

  • Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail A. Eisnitz - The first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years - particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation - have had on workers, animals, and consumers. It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what’s really taking place behind the closed doors of America’s slaughterhouses.

  • What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe - The myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe reveals the surprising capabilities of fishes, drawing on the latest science to present a fresh look at these remarkable creatures in all their breathtaking diversity and beauty. Fishes conduct elaborate courtship rituals and develop lifelong bonds with shoalmates. They also plan, hunt cooperatively, use tools, curry favor, deceive one another, and punish wrongdoers. We may imagine that fishes lead simple, fleeting lives, but, as Balcombe demonstrates, the truth is far richer and more complex.

  • Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy PhD - Social psychologist Melanie Joy explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term "carnism" to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others. Controversial and challenging, this book will change the way you think about food forever.

  • World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony - Will Tuttle offers a set of universal principles for all people of conscience, from any religious tradition, that they can follow to reconnect with what we are eating, what was required to get it on our plate, and what happens after it leaves our plates.

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    Documentaries:

  • (currently in production) Called To Rescue by Naomi Call - A documentary film that showcases the incredible work being done on animal sanctuaries for the fortunate farm animals who have been saved from the modern animal agriculture production machine.

  • Cowspiracy by Kip Andersen - Animal Agriculture is the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and Kip investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

  • The Cove by Mark Monroe - Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009. They embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret.

  • Crazy Sexy Cancer - Kris Carr's journey into healing her cancer through diet and alternative therapies

  • Earthlings by Joaquin Phoenix -*HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place.

  • Farm To Fridge by Mercy For Animals - This powerful 12 minute documentary, narrated by Oscar-nominee James Cromwell, takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration behind the closed doors of the nation's largest industrial farms, hatcheries, and slaughter plants -- revealing the often-unseen journey that animals make from Farm to Fridge.

  • Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross - Overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, and doctors and conventional medicine unable to help, Joe traded in junk food and hit the road with a juicer and generator in tow, vowing only to drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice for 60 days. Across 3,000 miles Joe had one goal in mind: To get off his pills and achieve a balanced lifestyle. His transformation was remarkble and life-altering!

  • Food, Inc by Robert Kenner - in depth documentary following the commercial industries that provide food in markets nationwide.

  • Food Matters by James Colquhoun & Laurentine ten Bosch - Are you sick and tired of the confusion surrounding food? Want to feel good and prevent or reverse illness and disease? Join the leaders in nutrition and natural healing from around the globe in a mission to uncover the truth...

  • Forks Over Knives by Lee Fulkerson - Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

  • The Future of Food by Deborah Koons Garcia - Covers topics of genetically engineered foods, patenting, and the corporatization of food, using terms the average person can understand. It empowers consumers to realize the consequences of their food choices on our future.

  • Hungry for Change Filmmakers James Colquhoun, Laurentine Ten Bosch and Carlo Ledesma expose the diet industry's deceptive strategies designed to keep people from losing and keeping off weight.

  • The Ghosts In Our Machine Directed by Liz Marshall, THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.

  • The Last Pig Directed by Allison Argo, THE LAST PIG journeys into the life of a pig farmer as he grapples with death, searches for compassion, and finally finds the courage to change. For over a decade, Bob Comis has provided a humane—even idyllic—life for the pigs he farms. But as he tends to his charges, he develops a closeness that begins to haunt him, and his weekly trips to the slaughterhouse become agonizing . With 250 pigs on the farm, Comis suddenly finds himself trapped by his past. Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. Comis’ soul-bearing narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever.

  • Peaceable Kingdom by Jenny Stein - An award-winning, life-changing documentary about the emotional lives of animals, and the moral struggles and triumphs of farmers.

  • Racing Extinction - A team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of "The Cove"

  • Speciesism The Movie by Mark Devries - A quickly growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism.

  • SuperSize Me - Director Morgan Spurlock's social experiment in fast-food gastronomy sees him attempting to subsist uniquely on food from the McDonald's menu for an entire month. In the process his weight balloons, his energy level plummets and he experiences all sorts of unexpected -- and terrifying -- side effects.

  • Sushi The Global Catch by Mark S. Hall - Sushi, a once-expensive delicacy, has become more common and affordable, and the world's hunger for the Japanese cuisine is having a potentially devastating effect on ocean ecosystems.

  • Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days by Aiyana Elliott - Six people with diabetes switch to a diet of vegan, organic and uncooked food to reverse the disease without medication.

  • Unity - Writer/Director Shaun Monson - Seven years in the making, UNITY is a new documentary that explores humanity’s hopeful transformation from living by killing into living by loving. It is a unique film about compassion for all beings, or all “expressions of life,” and going beyond all “separation based on form,” and beyond perceiving opposites. Collaborating with an astounding cast of 100 celebrity narrators (never before gathered in the history of film-making), presents a message of love, tragedy and hope, all set against the backdrop of some of the most compelling 20th and 21st Century footage imaginable.

  • A World Without Water by Brian Woods - The struggle for this precious resource and the battle for its ownership is explored through compelling stories of families living in Bolivia, Detroit, Dar Es Salaam and Rajestan. As the background to these stories we explore the conflicts over the future of water and see how even those living in the relatively water-rich UK hold the survival of the planet in our hands.

  • Vegucated by Marisa Miller Wolfson - Part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy, Vegucated follows three omnivorous New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. They begin to uncover the hidden sides of animal agriculture that make them wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. They discover that they can change the world one bite at a time.

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Sustainability and Animal Rights Advocacy Groups

  • ADAPTT - Animals Deserve Absolute Protection Today and Tomorrow - Gary Yourofsky led activist group, education, information, guides, recipes, and news
  • All-Creatures.org - We are dedicated to cruelty-free living through a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle according to Judeo-Christian ethics.
  • American Vegan Society - Nonprofit organization with information, recipes, and other resources for vegans and non vegans alike.
  • Angela Morelli - Virtual Water - Discover How Much Water We Eat Everyday
  • A Well-Fed World - A hunger relief and animal protection organization that provides vegan food and builds gardens for low-income communities.
  • Animal Concerns.Org - Online community that includes updated daily news, database of resources, online discussion board, and recommended vegan products.
  • Animal Rights Foundation of Florida - ARFF reaches out to the public through demonstrations and outreach events, letters to the editor, and personal appearances by our spokespersons on radio, television, before civic groups and in school classrooms. They also promote the well-being of animals through meetings with, and campaigns directed at, industry and community decision-makers.
  • Be Fair Be Vegan - Be Fair Be Vegan is a non-profit organization on the cutting edge of social justice for animals.They have erected high profile billboards and banners in an effort to spread knowledge of animal sentience and rights.
  • Compassion in World Farming – A fast growing and influential agency that is concerned with the mistreatment of factory farmed animals and wasted resources.
  • Compassion Over Killing - A nonprofit with a focus on ending cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes a vegetarian way of eating for a kinder world.
  • EARTHSAVE.org - A California non-profit agency committed to serving individuals and families in need. Through their Meals For Health program, EarthSave drastically improves the health of underserved populations.
  • Ethical Choices Program - Explores with students the ways in which our food choices impact our health, animals, and the planet, empowering this impressive generation to think critically and compassionately.
  • Factory Farming Awareness Coalition - An educational non-profit committed to empowering people to save the environment, animals, and our own health through daily food choices.
  • FARM - Factory Farming Issues - A national nonprofit working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism.
  • Finding Sanctuary - Their mission is to bring attention to animal sanctuaries and the people who run them, using a two-pronged approach: telling rescue stories and profiling sanctuaries themselves.
  • Fish Feel - Fish Feel is the sole organization devoted exclusively to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and protection.
  • Food and Water Watch - A champion for healthy food and clean water for all.
  • Food for Thought Campaign - A program of Animal Place designed to help organizations adopt animal-friendly menu policies for sponsored events.
  • Free From Harm - Nonprofit organization based out of Illinois promoting farmed animal rescue, education and advocacy.
  • Friends of Animals - A nonprofit that works to cultivate a respectful view of animals, with the goal of freeing animals from cruelty and exploitation around the world.
  • Gentle World - A  site with the core purpose to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition.
  • GreenYourDiet.org - Informational resource for the devastating effects of animal agriculture.
  • Happy Cow - Resources - Resource page for blogs, organizations, recipes, and vegetarian/vegan-friendly restaurants
  • HumaneFacts.org - An educational campaign of a Well Fed World, with information on routine practices, label breakdowns, and other resources pertaining to factory farming.
  • The Humane League - Farm animal protection nonprofit - We work through an ever-expanding network of field offices across the country providing information and encouragement to help people make choices that will reduce animal suffering.
  • In Defense of Animals - An international animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.
  • International Vegetarian Union - Growing global network of independent organizations which are promoting veg*ism worldwide.
  • Kind Green Planet - A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about healthy, humane, eco-friendly living.
  • The Lorax Community - A community committed to promoting a conscious, healthy, self-sustainable way of life based on ethics, values, peaceful co-existence and a profound, harmonious spiritual connection.
  • Meatout - From the Farm Animal Rights Movement, every year Meatout introduces thousands to the benefits of a compassionate diet for achieving great health, helping the environment, and saving animals.
  • Mercy For Animals - MFA efforts focus on protecting farmed animals utilizing a broad range of strategic approaches that seek to expose cruelty, prosecute abusers, and inspire consumers to make compassionate food choices.
  • The Microsanctuary Movement - is an initiative to help vegans rescue and care for farmed animals. It centers on a radical revisioning of “sanctuary” on a grassroots level
  • Natural Resources Defense Council - Pressures the federal government to protect all US waters. They also fight for policies and practices that ensure a safe and sufficient water supply.
  • No Kill Advocacy Center - embrace the No Kill philosophy and the programs and services that make it possible, we can save nearly three million animals who are scheduled to die in shelters this year, and the year after that.
  • Nonhuman Rights Project - The only civil rights organization in the United States working to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own.
  • North American Vegetarian Society - A nonprofit educational organization with a focus to provide a support network and inform the public on how vegetarianism benefits humans, animals, and the Earth.
  • PETA - The largest animal rights organization in the world that works through public education, cruelty investigations, animal rescue and protest campaigns.
  • PETA2 - In the summer of 2002, when PETA was looking to expand its animal rights family. Peta2 was the result
  • Physcians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) - A leading organization in medicine that combines the clout and expertise of physicians and dedicated members across America and the world.
  • Scientific Basis for Vegetarianism (William Harris, M.D) - Resources and information on the benefits and nutritional needs of embracing a vegetarian diet.
  • Sea Shephard - mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
  • TAVS (The Advocacy of Veganism Society) - We aim for inclusion of nonhuman animals as full members of the moral community to abolish their property status, end domestication, and eradicate speciesism while supporting the rescue and adoption of victims of domestication who are already here.
  • VegFam - Enables people overseas to help themselves, by providing funds for self-supporting sustainable food projects and the provision of safe drinking water, benefiting people who are often out of reach of major charities.
  • Vegan Outreach - Exposing the suffering of farmed animals through the widespread distribution of our booklets promoting plant-based eating. VO distributes booklets primarily through their Adopt a College program, in which outreach coordinators and volunteers hand our booklets to about 1 million students at up to 1,000 schools every semester.
  • VeganPeace.com - An organization that works to inspire people to strive towards a more peaceful world with a focus on animal rights.
  • Vegan Shift - Empowering a world vegan shift as an answer to healthy & peaceful, sustainable planetary living for all earthlings.
  • White Lies - The Truth About Dairy (UK site) - The facts about milk production and consumption. Human health, animal welfare and factory farmed cows.
  • The World Peace Diet - Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. He offers lecture presentations, workshops, and trainings internationally on The World Peace Diet, veganism, spirituality, effective activism, meditation, and intuition development.
  • World Preservation Foundation - (UK site) – An organization with the goal of assimilating, documenting, and presenting scientific data relating to climate change.

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Shopping! Purchase Vegan Foods and Products Online:

  • Abe's Market - Vegan Selection of Foods
  • Barnivore - Vegan beer, wine and liquor guide
  • FakeMeats.com - Vegetarian and Vegan Meats & Treats
  • Fresh N' Lean - Organic, vegan, gluten free, fresh never frozen, nation wide, meal delivery service.
  • Growmanji - Complete hydroponics systems that use solar panels, reusable reservoirs, and nutrients based on volcanic ash.
  • Keep Company - Women's & Men's shoes, Tee's, scarves, accessories and other animal-friendly products, made in human-friendly factories.
  • Max Green Alchemy Ltd - Pure Plant Origin - Hair, body, facial, lip and hand & foot care products
  • MINK Shoes - Rebecca Mink brings to the scene wearable art - ultra-luxe collection of Italian-made vegans shoes
  • Moo Shoes - sells an assortment of cruelty-free footwear, bags, t-shirts, wallets, books and other accessories
  • Miyoko's Kitchen - AMAZING!!! Handcrafted Artisan Vegan Cheese Products - Purchase online
  • No Whey Foods - Premium Chocolatiers-Dairy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate
  • Pangea Vegan Store - Vegan food, snacks, vitamins, cosmetics, footwear and clothing, books, DVDs and more
  • The Raw Food World - Food, Supplements, Beauty & Lifestyle Accessories
  • VeganCuts.com - Vegan Food, Beauty, Fashion, etc
  • VeganCuts.com Vegan Starter Kit - If you or someone you know is taking those first steps toward veganism, this limited edition Vegan Starter Kit is sure to help. From sweet and savory snacks to protein powders to recipes to coupons, this is the ultimate kit for transitioning vegans.
  • VeganEssentials.com - Vegan food, snacks, vitamins, cosmetics, footwear and clothing, books, DVDs and more
  • Vegan Publishers - Vegan book publishing house. Purchase books through the site or get publishing info
  • VeganStore.com - Food, Vitamins, Clothing, Cosmetics, Videos, etc
  • Vitacost.com - Food, Vitamins, Protein Supplements (vegan-friendly)
  • Vtopian Artisan Cheeses - Non-dairy cultured cheeses, vegan & delicious!


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Vegan Bodybuilding, Athletics & Fitness

  • Miami New Times - Vegan Bodybuilder Danny David Sprouts Muscles Naturally, Part 1
  • Organic Athlete - An organization that unifies people in a global effort to create a better world through sport.
  • PlantBuilt.com - - A collective that lives, trains, competes, and educates in our communities, showing the success of compassionate veganism.
  • Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness - News, events, videos, articles and more
  • Wasau News - Curing Disease through Raw Food and Exercise


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Nutrition Resources


Social/Dating

  • Black Vegan Dating - Dating site for black vegans looking to connect or date other black vegans
  • JewishVeg.com - Plant-based diets as an expression of the Jewish values
  • Vegan Passions.com - A 100% FREE online dating & social networking site for meeting single vegans.


(General) Resources

  • A Meat Free Month - We offer inspiring and unique support when you take our 30 day meat free wellness pledge!
    You can sign up for free and you'll get one month of delicious daily recipes, and lifestyle tips
    that are meat, dairy, gluten and soy free!
  • Bite Size Vegan - Video Resources
  • Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - The Joyful Vegan - Author and Speaker's Podcasts, Videos, Blogs & Books
  • http://www.epicuriousvegan.com/ - This blogger, an enthusiastic and dedicated vegan traveler, writer and event planner, shares travel tips, recipes, product and establishment reviews
  • The Flaming Vegan - A Vegan and Vegetarian Blogging Extravaganza
  • Food Revolution Network - insights from doctors, nutritionists, scientists, activists, celebrities, political leaders, and teachers
  • Gentle World - Essays on Ethics, Health & Nutrition, Vegan Living, Food & Recipes
  • James McWilliams - Author, Blogger
  • "Kirschner's Corner" - Andrew Kirschner - Animal Rights Activist, Blogger, Creator of Animal Rescue Bar
  • The Kind Life - Vegan actress, Alicia Silverstone's Blog
  • MassVegan - vegan activities, organizations, or events in the Massachusetts Commonwealth
  • Meatout - Take the Meatout pledge to help us save 8,000 lives on March 20; eat vegan for a day!
  • Michael Klaper, M.D., Nutrition-Based Medicine - Resources, organizaions, books, recipes, recommended films
  • One Green Planet - A CFEI Favorite! Awesome articles and recipes on everything GREEN or Furry!
  • Peaceful Dumpling - Food, Fitness, Wellness, News and Lifestyle
  • TryVeg.com - On Animals, Health, Environment and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes - Great for newbies!
  • Viva! Vegan is a State of Kind - Viva! is an active, vivacious UK-based organisation fighting to stop cruelty and harm to animals.
  • Veg Source - Your Source for all things Vegetarian
  • Vegan Peace - A resource for learning about Veganism, animal facts and cruelty, plant-based recipes and more
  • Vegan Society - Excellent resource for newbies and Vegan activists alike
  • Veganuary - Veganuary aims to reduce the suffering of animals by inspiring and supporting people across the globe to go vegan for the month of January
  • The Vegetarian Resource Group - Nutrition, recipes, restaurant listings, ingredient information and more
  • The Vegetarian Site - Resource on health and diet, ethics and animals, agribusiness and envornment, etc
  • VegNews.com - Veg food guides, starter kit, tips, travel, news and more
  • Vegetarian Times - Giant recipe collection, how-to's, community resources, etc
  • VegWeb.com - Recipes, community, Vegan 101, blog - Everything you always wanted to know, plus more, about the incredible veg lifestyle
  • We See Freely: True Love and New Friends - Two sisters sharing their adventures, recipes, thoughts, reviews and more
  • Yes2Veg.com - Resources to discover the miracles of a plant-based diet


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Vegan Food and Recipe Blogs and Websites

  • Brown Vegan - Food Blog, Videos, Podcast & eBook
  • Buzz Feed - 26 Vegan Versions Of Your Favorite Comfort Foods
  • Connoisseurus Veg - Personal vegan recipe blog written by long-time vegan/intellectual property attorney.
  • ChooseVeg.com Recipes - Vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert.
  • ChooseVeg.com - 11 Vegan Cheese Recipes That Will Change Your Life -
  • DaJen Eats - Irie Happy Vegan | Vegan Food with a Jamaican Flair
  • Deliciously Ella - Personal vegan recipe blog of Ella, who started the blog as a way of chronicling her experience dealing with a health condition, and her steps towards becoming healthy again.
  • Ecorazzi - Thanksgiving - Article recipes for a cruelty-free Thanksgiving
  • Finding Vegan - Features the latest and greatest vegan recipes (and finds) submitted by a global community of uber-talented food bloggers.
  • Food52 - Inexpensive Vegan Recipes - My Broke Kitchen - Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget.
  • Food Matters - Using delicious plant-based recipes to heal the body
  • Fork and Beans - Where food allergies and creativity come together
  • Fragrant Vanilla Cake - A vegan blog devoted to mouth-watering desserts, and other vegan meals.
  • FreeFromHarm.org's Bacon Recipes - The Vegan Bacon Meat-Loving Foodies Can't Get Enough Of
  • FreeFromHarm.org's Vegan "Egg" Recipes - Incredible Vegan Versions of Every Egg Dish
  • The Gentle Chef - Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet - Personal recipe blog (seitan and holiday sections!!!)
  • Gentle World - Recipes - Gentle World's food and recipe compilation
  • Girl Makes Food - A blog devoted to vegan recipes, with a database on each ingredient used.
  • Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl - A site full of vegan, gluten-free and completely healthy recipes!
  • Gluten Free Vegan Pantry - Plant-Based Pantry Perfection- Earl Grey Lemon Cheesecake, Vegan Sout Cream, 7-Layer Mexican Dip, and more - Vegan, Gluten-free & Raw
  • Jane's Healthy Kitchen - Dairy-free Parmesan Cheese
  • Jason Wrobel - Video Recipe Demonstrations
  • Jason Wrobel - Raw Recipes
  • Jason Wrobel - Cooked Recipes
  • Kiipfit for healthy lifestyle - Recipes, mealplans, and fitness tools
  • Living On The Vedge - A guide to a healthy vegan lifestyle focused on everything you can have, not on what you can't.
  • Loose Leaf Vegan - making vegan cooking more accessible
  • maple•spice - Sweet, savoury, healthy, not healthy (!) but all vegan
  • Mouthwatering Vegan - A host of delicious vegan recipes, some are Mediterranean inspired, and some have an Eastern touch Most of the recipes are very nutritious.
  • Namely Marly - Vegan Recipes - devoted to healthy living, vegan food, and days full of abundance
  • Nouveau Raw - Raw Recipes -A passion for living foods
  • Oh My Veggies - Vegetarian food blog (vegan section) with a focus on easy recipes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. "We don’t do fussy, we don’t do complicated—our goal is to share delicious meal ideas that anyone can make, from novice cooks to experienced foodies."
  • Oh She Glows - A collection of vegan recipes, information, and feel-good, self improvement topics.
  • One Green Planet - 10 No-Bake Raw Vegan Cakes That Are Perfect for Summer
  • One Green Planet - Who Needs Eggs? Here’s How to Make Vegan Omelets, Frittatas, Quiches and Crepes
  • One Green Planet - The Secret to Making the Crispiest Tofu for All Your Dishes
  • One Green Planet - Recipe Monster - Searchable by meal, occasion, cuisine, ingredient. One of the most creative recipe compilations we have found! A CFEI FAVORITE
  • Oosha - Amy Levin, The Raw Chocolatier, the world's leading raw chocolatier. Her expertise in raw chocolate is unparalleled as she consistently breaks boundaries in the raw food arena.
  • Peaceful Dumpling - A vegan lifestyle blog that focuses on recipes,fitness, wellness, and news.
  • Peaceful Plate - A website with the purpose of sharing how wonderful vegan food can be, the health benefits of being vegan, and of course, to promote peace in this world.
  • Plant-Powered Kitchen - created by Dreena Burton, a vegan chef, with loads of recipes, videos, and blog posts.
  • Reader's Digest - A collection of vegan comfort food recipes
  • Style Nectar - A website devoted to healthy (mainly raw) vegan recipes.
  • Sweet Potato Soul - Jenné Claiborne, Personal Chef and Creator of 21 Day Vegan Blueprint and 5 Ingredient Vegan. At Sweet Potato Soul, you’ll discover hundreds of delicious and easy-to-make vegan recipes as well as lots of cooking videos, and healthy eating tips.
  • TryVeg.com Recipes - A website with a plethora of vegan meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as information as to why the world should embrace a vegan lifestyle.
  • Vegangela - A vegan lifestyle blog with not only mouth watering recipes, but other information like vegan beauty brands.
  • Vegan Richa - A collection of delicious vegan meals and snacks with an Indian-inspired twist.
  • VegDining.com - Through group memberships, event sponsorships, prize purchases, advertising, free banner ad offers and more, vegdining’s mission is to promote vegetarian restaurants - and vegetarianism in general - around the world.
  • Vedged Out - for anyone who wants to take control of their weight and health through whole plant-based foods
  • Vitacost.com's Health Bites Blog - Vegan Recipes - A blog composed of healthy, delicious vegan meals for any time of the day, brought to you by one of the leading online retailers for supplements, nutritious food, and earth-friendly cleaning supplies and toiletries.


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Karen Ellis-Ritter, President and Founder: kellisritter@compassionatefarming.org
Kneel Cohn, Director of Development: kneel@compassionatefarming.org

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P.O. Box 740911
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Telephone: (561) 509-8220