Meatless Mainers Meetup

Join our Meatless Mainers Meetup!
MDA_304_Logo_MeatlessMainers_CMYK_MOur 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

Happy Herbivore has an online recipe catalog with nutrition information.

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

Try Veg Guide from Compassion Over Killing

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 info@vegme.org for more information.

Animal Companion Resources

Information available here.
Macro Resources
Where most educators receive their training. They also offer extensive programming in the form of retreats and counseling: http://www.kushiinstitute.org/

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

Brendan Brazier is the formulator and cofounder of Vega, bestselling author of the Thrive book series, creator and host of the Thrive Forward web series, and editor in chief of Thrive magazine.

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.”

Raw Resources

Raw Food Recipes Online

FullyRaw, Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram is FullyRaw. Be inspired to eat a raw, organic, plant-based vegan lifestyle. (FullyRaw on Facebook)

Rawmazing has over six years of recipes and articles!

The Rawtarian Community, one of the largest and oldest online raw vegan communities.

Raw Food Recipes is “the ultimate compilation of healthy, raw, vegan, and vegetarian recipes.” Also visit Raw Food Recipes on Facebook.

Girl Gone Raw—”helping you get healthy, one bite at a time.”

The Best of Raw Food

Raw Food Lifestyle and Benefits

Alissa Cohen, What is Raw and Living Food

Alissa Cohen: Frequently Asked Questions

Raw for 30 Days

David Wolfe

Books

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

Resources for Medical Professionals

NutritionCME has a lot of great information for healthcare professionals, brought to you by the George Washington University and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.