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 203 posts for Vegetarian News and Views

Calcium and Mineral Mythology

One of the many myths we hear about when it comes to minerals is that you need to consume dairy products to get enough calcium. While milk, cheese and yogurt do have calcium, there are plenty of other choices and some distinct advantages for those who want to skip the dairy and get their calcium … Continue reading

Indonesian Mushroom Skewers – from Asian Fusion

Chat Mingkwan learned to cook as a small boy in the kitchen at home in Thailand. He learned western cooking as an apprentice in provincial France, and then came to the US where he offered his French cooking always with a twist of Thai or perfected his Thai cooking with a hint of French techniques to … Continue reading

Help the Hungry by Going Veg

The following is an excerpt from our book, Say No to Meat, by Amanda Strombom and Stewart Rose, published by Healthy Living Publications.  This book includes answers to all the questions you may have about becoming a vegetarian, and is invaluable to new and existing vegetarians alike! How can following a vegetarian diet help the … Continue reading

Tough Guy Goes Vegan

Robert Atcheson considers himself a tough guy. He falls squarely into the stereotype of an all-American tough guy too. He grew up on a farm in Iowa, where he helped his family raise and slaughter hogs and cattle. For a time, he worked in a restaurant that served standard greasy spoon fare: bacon, burgers and … Continue reading

Tastes just like Bacon!

It takes just like bacon! Oregon State University researchers have made many dreams come true by discovering a seaweed that has a high nutritional value and tastes just like bacon. A new strain of Pacific dulse, a native red algae found in the intertidal zone along the West Coast, has been been successfully cultivated in … Continue reading

Gall Stones – reducing your risk

This disease can really hurt. When severe it can double you over and send you to the emergency room. We’re talking about the pain from gall stones. Well over 25 million Americans have gall stones, 700,000 surgeries are performed every year to remove them, and the price tag for all of this is well over … Continue reading

Tempeh Gumbo Recipe – from Cookin’ Crunk

Bianca Phillips has been piddlin’ around her mama’s and granny’s kitchens since she was knee-high to a grasshopper (that’s Southern speak for “really little”). She hasn’t had any fancy culinary training, but she’s a firm believer that great Southern chefs learn to cook from the soul. The Arkansas native and current resident of Memphis, Tennessee grew … Continue reading

Feds say Veg Diets Most Sustainable

The Feds have finally admitted that veg diets are better for the environment. The USDA Advisory Committee tried to slip it into their 571 page recommendation: “The major findings regarding sustainable diets were that a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts,and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based … Continue reading

Tofu Cutlets with Tapenade Sauce

We complied The Veg-Feasting Cookbook by inviting many of our favorite vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants in the Pacific Northwest to share their best recipes with us. We added a selection of recipes from some of the most popular chefs at Vegfest, and the result was a wonderful cookbook that covers the full spectrum of the … Continue reading

Going Veg in the Workplace

This time it’s Google that’s changing its cafeteria for the better. For the last year and a half, Google’s food department has been on a mission to cut down on meat. A “plant-centric diet is good for the environment and is good for your health,” said Michiel Bakker, director of the Global Food Program at … Continue reading

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