Friday, December 30, 2011

"Ask Amy" On Favorite Resources

Q: When The Daily Vegan ends, I'd like to continue getting more info on plant-based eating. What resources would you recommend?
A: Thanks for asking. Here are some favorites of mine that should serve you well in the future:
1. For excellent, reliable nutrition information: (Jack Norris, RD), (Dr. Michael Greger), and (Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine, directed by Dr. Neal Barnard)
2. For current information on animals, their treatment on farms, in labs, and as pets, as well as proposed state and federal legislation to protect them, I recommend: and (Animal Legal Defense Fund).
3. For a wide selection of free, delicious vegan recipes, check out:
4. For thoughtful commentary on all-things-vegan, I suggest: This site was created by cookbook author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. She offers a free podcast, blog, and newsletter that are highly informative.
5. Continue your commitment to vegan eating by signing up for the Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine's 21 Day Vegan Kickstart ( It's free and provides daily tips, recipes, and videos that will inspire you. This challenge is offered periodically during the year. One is starting on January 2, 2012. Don't miss it!
6. If you haven't seen the documentary Forks Over Knives (now available on DVD and through Netflix Instant), please do. It's an engaging, informative film on the power of plant-based eating on our health.  
I also suggest the films Food, Inc. (on DVD) and Farm To Fridge (the 11-minute movie produced by Mercy For Animals and narrated by actor James Cromwell, available for free at These films document the truth about how animals are treated.

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