VegMichigan

Restaurant of the Month!

Tumerican, Novi

Michigan's #1 Vegetarian Indian Restaurant!

Healthy and Delicious!

Amazing Lunch Buffet!

The best Vegan Naan and Dosas!

Join VegMichigan on November 9th for our Dinner Club at Turmerican.  Email tom@vegmichigan.org for more info and to RSVP.

VegFest- April 24, 2016

Oxygen Star Simone Reyes

Oxygen Star Simone Reyes

Special Guest: Simone Reyes – Star of Oxygen’s “Running Russell Simmons”

VegFest is bigger and better than ever! Enjoy celebrity speakers, free food samples, hundreds of exhibitors, fun carnival-themed children’s room, and much more! Get your tickets early and save!
For more info and tickets: http://vegmichigan.org/activities/vegfest/

 

Vegan Sources of Iron

Vegan Iron Sources

There are many great vegan sources of iron.

 

Top 15 Vegan News Stories of 2015

 By VegNews Staff | December 17, 2015

VegNews takes a look back at the year’s most popular vegan headlines.

It was another banner year for veganism. From a long-awaited dairy-free ice cream announcement to Taco Bell launching a certified vegetarian menu, vegan living was more popular than ever in 2015. In honor of this exceptional year, here are our most popular news stories on VegNews.com so we can look back at all that’s been accomplished—and look forward to even more to come in 2016.

1. McDonald’s to Close 700 Locations Worldwide
For the first time in decades, the burger giant closed more stores than it opened.

2. Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire is Vegan
31-year-old Elizabeth Holmes, head of a health-technology company worth more than $9 billion, is also a green juice advocate.

3. Ben & Jerry’s Announces Vegan Ice Cream
The Vermont ice cream aficionados thrilled the vegan world when they revealed an upcoming almond milk-based line.

4. FDA Bans Hydrogenated Oils from US Food Supply
By 2018, food manufacturers must get rid of the trans fat menace in their production, says the US government.

5. Chicago Bears Sign Vegan NFL Player David Carter
The “300 Pound Vegan” helped to dispel those pesky protein myths and brought veganism to a whole new audience.

6. Taco Bell Launches Industry’s First Certified Veg Menu
Fast food’s first hack-able vegan menu full of certified meat-free options drove the internet crazy in 2015.

7. US Government: Eat a Plant-Based Diet
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee made the strongest pro-vegetarian recommendation to date.

8. New NBC Dating Show Seeks Single Vegans
An Ellen DeGeneres-backed program looking to match lovebirds (with at least one episode reportedly devoted to vegan singles) will be coming to our screens soon.

9. Popular Vegan Bakery to Open 25 Locations Nationwide
Cinnaholic—the Berkeley, CA-based makers of customizable vegan cinnamon rolls—made plans for heavy expansion this year.

10. Beyoncé Reveals Her Veganism on Good Morning America
The mega-star spoke about her plant-based diet on national television for the first time this year, exposing veganism to millions.

11. ASICS Launches Vegan Running Shoe for 2015
News of the faux leather and suede option from the popular athletic shoe company had conscientious runners in a frenzy.

12. New Revolutionary Vegan Egg Product Launched
Follow Your Heart broke the internet (and records) without having to break an eggshell.

13. Report: 100 Percent of Ground Beef Contains Fecal Matter
What Consumer Reports found in all 458 pounds of beef analyzed had our stomachs in knots.

14. Renowned Heart Doctor Opens Vegan Restaurant in Detroit 
Dr. Joel Kahn’s opening of GreenSpace Café marked one of the only vegan spots in the Motor City.

15. Jared Leto Buffs Up on Vegan Diet for Batman Film
The Academy Award-winning vegan stayed in tip-top shape to play the Joker with the help of vegan tacos.

Don’t miss our list of Top 15 Vegan Recipes of 2015 and our Top 15 Vegan Stories of 2015 (coming next week!). 

VegMichigan/VegNews Magazine

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Great News!! VegNews is Back!!

VegMichigan members will once again receive 6 free issues of VegNews annually starting with the January issue.

VegNews went under reorganization and was not available for a period of time.

Thankfully, it is back.

Now, for the price of a $30 VegMichigan membership, you will receive VegNews, a $36 retail value, and free admission to VegFest, a $15 value.

That’s a $51 benefit for a $30 membership.

And of course, your contribution goes to a non-profit, all volunteer organization that continually promotes your good health, your environment and animal compassion.

You can join, or renew you membership at http://vegmichigan.org/join/

You must be a member by November 16 to receive the January issue.

 

Guinness Beer Is Going Vegan

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Guinness, the Irish stout that once famously advertised itself under the slogan “Guinness is good for you,” took a step this week to inject 21st-century food culture into its 256-year-old product. Guinness is going vegan.

The company announced on Monday that starting at the end of 2016, its beer will no longer contain trace amounts of fish bladder, an integral part of its filtration process.

Few customers — except perhaps vegans and vegetarians who enjoy a pint — were probably even aware that the famous inky-black drink contained any fish parts at all. But it is actually quite common for cask beers to be filtered using isinglass, a gelatinlike substance derived from the dried swim bladders of fish that is used to separate out unwanted solids like yeast particles from a brew, the company said.

“Isinglass has been used widely within the brewing industry as a means of filtration for decades,” the company said in a statement on Monday after a report in The Times of London. “However, because of its use we could not label Guinness as suitable for vegetarians and have been looking for an alternative solution for some time.”

Report: U.S. Dairy Alternatives Market Worth $2.09 Billion and Growing

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Take one look at the “dairy” aisle in your local Walmart, and it’s clear that consumers are steering away from cow’s milk. It begs the question: with the myriad of milk alternatives, does anyone even drink the real thing anymore?

According to the data — less people consume the bovine liquid than ever before. A new report “Dairy Alternatives Market by Type, Formulation, Application, & by Region – Global Forecast to 2020” (by MarketsandMarkets) catalogs the massive growth in the non-dairy market, and how it’s attributable to people’s changing tastes and dietary needs.

“The dairy alternative market in U.S. is expected to mark a growth of 13.2% between 2015 and 2018 based on the strength of diversification in market,” says Shivani Mishra, research analyst in the food & beverage domain for MarketsandMarkets. “In 2015, the U.S. market size of dairy alternatives is estimated to be worth $2.09 billion and is one of the largest markets in the North American food & beverage industry.” As far as the global market, it’s projected to reach about $19.5 Billion by 2020, growing about 15.5% from 2015 to 2020.

“Increase in health awareness, growing preference towards vegan diet, and change in the lifestyles have stimulated growth in the dairy alternatives market,” Mishra adds.

400 Million Fewer Animals Were Killed for Food Last Year vs. 2007 Because People are Eating Less Meat

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From comments by Governor Brown to reports from the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, there’s widespread agreement that everyone needs to eat more plants.

Where there’s less consensus, however, is how to effect change. While many vegans believe Meatless Mondays and other cutting-back-consumption campaigns don’t push enough of a paradigm-shift, others argue that these are crucial first steps towards a more compassionate world.

Given that around 93 percent of people still eat meat, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone will cease doing so anytime soon. A world that eats far less meat, however, is already on the way. Meat consumption has been steadily declining in the U.S.—by 10% per capita since 2007, in fact.

In that year, for example, the U.S. raised and killed 9.5 billion land animals for food. As of 2014, that number plummeted by a whopping 400 million (to 9.1 billion — click here to view the statistics), says Paul Shapiro, Vice President, Farm Animal Protection for The Humane Society of the United States.

“What that means is that compared to 2007, last year almost half a billion fewer animals were subjected to the torment of factory farming and industrial slaughter plants–and that’s despite the increase in the U.S. population,” Shapiro explains.

“That’s more animals than are experimented on, hunted, used in circuses, puppy mills, and end up in animal shelters each year in the U.S.—all combined.

 

 

VegMichigan Member Appreciation Give-away

TalThis month, members are eligible to win the beautifully illustrated cookbook, The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen. Chef Tal became known nationwide as the chef who prepared vegan meals for Oprah Winfrey in 2008. He shows readers that avoiding the health risks and ethical dilemmas of eating meat and dairy does not mean sacrificing taste or satisfaction. His recipes for starters, soups, sandwiches, entrees and desserts offer a culinary adventure in vegan food.
 
Enter to win The Conscious Cook cookbook by sending in your favorite recipe using spring vegetables to info@vegmichigan.org. You must be a VegMichigan member to enter. Winning recipe will be randomly selected and featured in an upcoming e-newsletter.
 

SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH CASHEW CHEEZEY SAUCE

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SCALLOPED POTATOES WITH CASHEW CHEEZEY SAUCE

· 4 medium baking potatoes
· 1/4 cup vegan butter spread
 
Cashew Cheezey Sauce:
· 1/4 cup cashews
· 2 cups water
· 1 4-ounce jar diced pimientos, undrained
· 2 1/2 tsps. kosher salt
· 1 tsp. onion powder
· 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
· 3 Tabs. cornstarch
· 1/2 tsp. black pepper
 
Peel and thinly slice potatoes. Place potato slices in an oiled casserole dish. Dot with the vegan butter.
 
Place all ingredients for the Cashew Cheesey Sauce into a blender and process until smooth. Pour over the potato slices. Cover and bake 1 hour at 400 degrees.

VegMichigan Billboard Campaign

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We have received confirmation that our previous donor has once again come forward and offered to match dollar for dollar amounts with anyone who contributes to the VegMichigan Billboard Campaign.
 
Please consider giving a donation, in any amount, for this worthy outreach. VegMichigan is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible. No matter how small or large, your amount will be doubled. Giving to this cause allows our six billboards to continue to be visible throughout the community promoting a plant-based lifestyle.
 
It’s easy – just click here to donate electronically or simply send a check to VegMichigan, P.O. Box 2161, Royal Oak, Mi. 48068. No fees will be taken from your donation because we are a totally not-for-profit, all volunteer organization.
 
To view some of the billboard designs scattered throughout the Metro Detroit area, click here.

Upcoming Events

Dec
4
Sun
2:00 pm Holiday Cooking and Tasting Classic @ Metropolitan Adventist Academy Gym
Holiday Cooking and Tasting Classic @ Metropolitan Adventist Academy Gym
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Chef Miguel Larcher and VegMichigan at this event.  http://www.veggieholiday.com/  
6:00 pm Greater Lansing Vegan Dinner Club @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Greater Lansing Vegan Dinner Club @ Clerical Technical Union - MSU
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open to anyone and everyone! A vegan potluck will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4th at ... Read More >
Dec
6
Tue
6:00 pm College Outreach Vegan Food Tasting @ Wayne State University
College Outreach Vegan Food Tasting @ Wayne State University
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
College Outreach Vegan Food Tasting @ Wayne State University
VegMichigan is partnering with students at Wayne State to organize and sponsor a free vegan food tasting and presentation inside Wayne ... Read More >
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Rochester Hills Whole Foods | Auburn Hills | Michigan | United States
Attendees will learn how to prepare tasty and nutritious vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructors Vera and Jeff Hampton and will get ... Read More >
Dec
13
Tue
6:30 pm Cooking for Peace @ Unity of Livonia
Cooking for Peace @ Unity of Livonia
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm
Cooking for Peace @ Unity of Livonia | Livonia | Michigan | United States
The nonprofit Citizens for Peace is hosting their annual veggie potluck. VegMichigan board members  Kim Korona and Tom Progar will give a ... Read More >
7:00 pm Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Veg 101 Cooking Class @ Ann Arbor Whole Foods
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Attendees will learn how to prepare vegan dishes from VegMichigan instructor Jeri and taste samples of the prepared food. These classes ... Read More >
Jan
1
Sun
all-day VegMichigan’s January Northville... @ Northville District Library
VegMichigan’s January Northville... @ Northville District Library
Jan 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Northville District Library, 212 Cady St. Northville Mi 48167, 248-349-3020, Karen ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s January Wayne Publ... @ Wayne Public Library Display
VegMichigan’s January Wayne Publ... @ Wayne Public Library Display
Jan 1 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at Wayne Public Library, Wayne, Mi. Contact: Sean Glasgow. 734-721-7832.
Feb
1
Wed
all-day VegMichigan’s February Clinton-M... @ Clinton-Macomb Public Library Display
VegMichigan’s February Clinton-M... @ Clinton-Macomb Public Library Display
Feb 1 all-day
Please check out our library display, located at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 40900 Romeo Plank Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, ... Read More >
all-day VegMichigan’s February Redford T... @ Redford Twp. District Library
VegMichigan’s February Redford T... @ Redford Twp. District Library
Feb 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Redford Twp. District Library, 25320 W. 6 Mile Rd. Redford, Mi ... Read More >
Mar
1
Wed
all-day VegMichigan’s March Trenton Vete... @ Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
VegMichigan’s March Trenton Vete... @ Trenton Veterans Memorial Library
Mar 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, 2790 Westfield, Trenton Mi 48183. Contact: Francene ... Read More >
4:49 pm VegMichigan’s March Oak Park Pub... @ Oak Park Public Library Display
VegMichigan’s March Oak Park Pub... @ Oak Park Public Library Display
Mar 1 @ 4:49 pm – 5:49 pm
Please check out our library display, located at Oak Park Public Library, 14300 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237. ... Read More >
Apr
1
Sat
all-day VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library
VegMichigan’s April Romulus Publ... @ Romulus Public Library
Apr 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Romulus Public Library, 11121 Wayne Rd. Romulus Mi 48174 – 734-942-7589
Jul
1
Sat
all-day VegMichigan’s July Oakland Commu... @ Oakland Community College LIbrary
VegMichigan’s July Oakland Commu... @ Oakland Community College LIbrary
Jul 1 all-day
Please check out our library display located at the Oakland Community College Library, 2900 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. ... Read More >

 

 

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