Meatless Mainers Meetup
Our goal is to generate more interest in and acceptance of a vegan lifestyle by encouraging restaurants to offer more vegan selections. We believe this will reduce animal suffering and hunger as well as to help the environment and our health. Between June of 2007 and December of 2011, our group enjoyed well over 1,100 meatless meals while educating restaurants about our mission and the market force vegans have fast become. You might also like to know that we ensure there are vegan meals available, but all vegetarians and those interested in vegetarian dining are welcome. To be as flexible as possible while showing regard for our mission, we have only two requirements: no meat at our events and respectful conversation. We use our site as an online community to share ideas, recipes, suggestions, keep a calendar of events of interest and to ensure that we are continuing to meet the needs of the group. Membership is free. Please join here! Also, remember to check our restaurant directory. See our 2012 VegME! program highlights
Resources for the New Vegan
VegNewsGoVegGuide from VegNews!
Vegan Richa shares simple and delicious plant-strong recipes. Flavorful, tried and loved, with many Gluten-free, Soy-free and low oil options.
PCRM’s Vegan Kickstart!
LiveVegan free starter guide
Vegan Outreach’s starter guide
Vegetarian Resource Group’s Veganism in a Nutshell
NutritionFacts.org from Dr. Michael Greger
Guide to vegan substitutions from one of our meetup members!
VegME! is also developing a local program to support those new to plant-based eating. Please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Animal Companion Resources
New England based health educator who frequently takes trips to Maine to speak and offer classes:http://www.macrobioticsnewengland.com/
Mainer Lisa Silverman’s cooking school: http://fiveseasonscookingschool.net/
Alicia Silverstone’s website: http://www.thekindlife.com/
Sometime Mainer Jessica Porter’s website: http://www.hipchicksmacrobiotics.com/
Mainer Meg Wolff’s website: http://www.megwolff.com/
Plant Powered Athlete Resources
Organic Athlete Guide to Sports Nutrition is an online book—a vegan’s guide to healthy sports nutrition
Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness/Robert Cheeke Use a plant-based, whole food diet to fuel a better body for better health. Learn how to eat to fuel your athletic interests, how lose weight, gain muscle, lower stress and prevent injuries. Champion vegan bodybuilder and best-selling author Robert Cheeke shares the most important lessons to be learned in the process of building a better, healthier body.
50 Resources from No Meat Athlete! “Just ask some of the best endurance athletes in the world, who do much more than “get by” on a plant-based diet: they choose to fuel with plants, because that’s what they’ve learned gives them the best results.”
Rawmazing has over six years of recipes and articles!
The Rawtarian Community, one of the largest and oldest online raw vegan communities.
Girl Gone Raw—”helping you get healthy, one bite at a time.”
Raw Food Lifestyle and Benefits
Living on Live Food, by Alissa Cohen
The Sunfood Diet Success System, by David Wolfe
Nature’s First Law: The Raw Food Diet, by Arlin, Dini, Wolfe