Vegetarians of Washington

Vegetarians of Washington is a large non-profit vegetarian society based in Seattle, WA. We encourage people to discover the advantages and experience the pleasures of vegetarian food. We welcome everyone, whether you're an experienced vegetarian, a beginner or just curious. You don't have to be a vegetarian to join our organization, or to follow our blog! We run the largest vegetarian food festival in the country, Seattle's Vegfest, held in the Seattle Center in March each year. We also host monthly dining events and give free nutrition and cooking classes. We've written four nationally published books, including our latest book "Say No to Meat" which gives the information and real-world advice that new vegetarians need the most, in an easy question-and-answer style. Our other books are the fact-filled "The Vegetarian Solution", a wide range of delicious recipes in "The Veg-Feasting Cookbook", and our guidebook to vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants in Washington and Oregon, "Vegetarian Pacific Northwest". All our books are available in local bookstores, and via our website or Amazon.com.
Vegetarians of Washington has written 187 posts for Vegetarian News and Views

Kiss a Cow at New Farm Sanctuary

Six months ago, Tracy Murphy met Albert, a day old calf, at a Western New York auction house and knew she had to take him home. Shivering, barely able to walk, Albert had just been separated from his mother and faced slaughter. “He was crying for his mother, and it was the saddest thing I … Continue reading

Quinoa Paella recipe – from Kitchen Divided

Ellen Jaffe Jones is “THE VEG COACH,” aka “The Broccoli Rep.” Because as she says, “Who else IS the broccoli rep?” She is an inspiring motivational speaker, personal trainer, running coach, author, and instructor of healthy cooking classes designed by respected doctors and registered dietitian. Before becoming a cookbook author, Ellen was a popular, award-winning … Continue reading

Eating to keep your eyes healthy

Most of us know that a veg diet helps prevent diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, but you may be surprised to learn the connection between your diet and the health of your eyes. In fact, a vegetarian diet can substantially reduce your risk of two of the leading causes of blindness, cataracts and … Continue reading

Vegetarian Dining Tips

These days, it’s getting easier and easier to eat wholesome vegetarian food in restaurants. Vegetarian restaurants obviously offer the most choices, but you’ll also find plenty of good vegetarian food at ethnic restaurants, such as Mexican, Italian, Indian, Chinese, and Thai restaurants, since many of their dishes are focused on vegetables, with beans, lentils, or … Continue reading

Arugula and Tomato Salad Recipe – The Almond Milk Cookbook

Almond milk is a versatile alternative to dairy- and soy-based milks. Whether you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, or allergic to soy, you can still enjoy the rich, creamy goodness of milk. Almond milk has a pleasing light flavor and boasts a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than either dairy or soy milk—without any cholesterol or saturated … Continue reading

Grills Gone Vegan – Portobello Burger recipe

It’s summertime.  Time to light up the grill.  Yes, there are endless possibilities for grilling without using meat or fish. This wonderful cookbook from the Book Publishing Company captures a wide variety of possibilities in one easy-to-use book. Grills Gone Vegan is the latest cookbook from Tamasin Noyes. Tamasin has been vegetarian for over thirty … Continue reading

Screaming for a Different Kind of Ice Cream!

As the old summer time saying goes, “you scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!”. However, these days more and more people scream for a different ice cream, and this has most often meant dairy free “ice cream”. While some people are looking for a lower-saturated-fat, heart-healthy option, others are looking for lactose-free … Continue reading

Second All-Veg Public School

Here’s something to cheer about. The second public school in history has just gone all vegetarian. PS (Public School) 342 in New York City has recently announced the move, only 18 months after the first public school, PS 244 became the first ever public school go all-vegetarian. Principal Maggie Siena said in a statement, “We … Continue reading

What does a Vegetarian eat for lunch?

The following is an excerpt from our book, Say No to Meat, by Amanda Strombom and Stewart Rose. What can I eat for lunch? Lunch is easy. If you want to be sure you have a tasty lunch, it’s best to bring your own because many school or office cafeterias have limited vegetarian choices. Many … Continue reading

Ikea offers Veggie Meatballs

Amazing! Ikea just started serving vegan Swedish meatballs. Vegan and vegetarian foods are getting so popular they decided to jump on the growing trend. On April 9, the furniture giant started selling the much anticipated vegan meatballs at their U.S. in-store restaurants, in addition to the meaty Swedish variety that customers have come to love. … Continue reading

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