Yes We Can Eat Vegetarian!

January 20, 2009

Ok, my apologies for the ridiculous title of this blog, but I’m in DC and the inauguration is on the brain!

For a complete list of veggie friendly restaurants in DC and the surrounding areas (while you are in town for the inaugural events), check out http://www.vegdc.com/.

Check out the following websites to see if vegetarianism is right for you: http://www.cok.net/, http://www.tryveg.com/, http://www.goveg.com/, http://www.veganhealth.org/, http://www.vegdining.com/, http://www.peta.org/

For vegetarian and vegan recipes check out: http://www.vegancooking.com/, http://www.veganchef.com/, http://www.vegrecipes.org/, http://www.vrg.org/, http://www.veggieconnection.com/

For a free vegetarian starter kit: http://www.goveg.com/, http://www.vegstarterkit.com/

For a more in depth read on the pros of eating vegetarian and vegan, as well as the negative effects of eating animal products, read Skinny Bitch. This book opened my eyes about the harmful practices of the U.S. meat and dairy industry. I was a converted vegetarian immediately after reading.

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  4. Vegetarian “Chicken and Dumplings”
  5. Paying a price for loving red meat

{ 2 comments }

Jennifer April 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm

well said ashley! Thanks for your post!

Ashley April 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I have that book on my bookshelf! For me, it was Paul Singer’s, The Ethics of What We Eat, that took this farm raised Wisconsin meat eating girl to a soy based vegetarian. I love meat but I can’t negate the fact that eating it is the single most wasteful thing you can do. In a world where people are fighting for clean drinking water and the UN is dropping bags of grain from planes, I find it hard to justify the consumption of meat. 1,400 gallons of water and 81 lbs of grain is required to produce ONE pound of beef. And that’s not even delving into the CO2 emission from production to methane byproduct. Take that and factor in the health complications, the cost, and the practices of factory farming and there’s really no argument. Cutting out meat is the single biggest thing you can do to save the environment – and yourself.

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