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Vegetarian/Vegan Living: Home

A guide to lifestyle, nutrition, and ethics within a vegetarian framework.


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Are you looking into eating more vegetarian meals, becoming a vegetarian, or making the step up to veganism? This libguide is here to provide you with various resources that can help you find more information on vegetarianism.

What is vegetarianism? A vegetarian is a person who does not eat meat, poultry, or fish. People can choose to become vegetarian for a variety of reasons such as health, religious reasons, or other reasons like being completely non-violent. There are various ways to become vegetarian. Many people become vegetarian instantly. They totally give up meat, fish, and poultry overnight. Others make the change gradually. Just remember to do what works best for you.

What is veganism? Vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using all animal products, including milk, cheese, other dairy items, eggs, honey, wool, silk, or leather. Among the many reasons for being a vegetarian are health, environmental, and ethical concerns; dislike of meat; non-violent beliefs; compassion for animals; and economics.

Books on Vegetarianism

Essential sites

Check out these websites for more information on Vegetarianism/Veganism, support, and recipes.


The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and veganism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses and individuals to bring about healthy changes in your school, workplace, and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development of nutrition related publications and answer member or media questions about the vegetarian and vegan diet. The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from memberships, contributions, and book sales.


VegWeb is a free site that houses an extensive collection of user-created recipes, rated so you can find the best vegan recipes for any set of ingredients or just about any dish you could think of making, with plenty of pictures. VegWeb is likely the most useful vegan cooking site in existence, with many baking/desert recipes.


Oh My Veggies is a vegetarian food blog with a focus on easy recipes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Our goal is to share delicious meal ideas that anyone can make, from novice cooks to experienced foodies. We’re home cooks just like you and we know that no one wants to spend all day in the kitchen. We don’t either!

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