Land of the starter kits (started by Avocado Noni)

Discussion in 'So you want to be a Vegetarian?' started by Avocado Noni, May 4, 2007.

  1. Avocado Noni

    Avocado Noni Member

    I think we've all seen the free VEGETARIAN starter kit ( http://goveg.com/order.asp, which I would HIGHLY recommend ordering )

    But now there is a VEGAN starter kit, which is AWESOME! Order one and pass it on to a friend!

    Then e-mail it to all your friends and tell them to order one and pass the link onto their friends!

    Or, make a bulletin about this on other message boards, or a myspace bulletin ! Bookmark it and keep it mind and pass it on when necessary!!!

    Pass these on, spread the love!!!

    http://www.veganoutreach.org/starterpack/free-vsp.html - FREE VEGAN STARTER KIT, order one and pass the link on to friends!!!
     
  2. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    i already did.. years ago infact. lots of good info and free jerky.
     
  3. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    vegan jerky?
    what is made of?
     
  4. Sage-Phoenix

    Sage-Phoenix Imagine

    I found the PETA one a total waste of paper.
    The vegan outreach one is really good though, thanks for that. Wish I could get free jerky, but they don't send it to England.
     
  5. honeyfugle

    honeyfugle pumpkin

    i was actually wondering why i didnt already order it, seeing as ive been to that application form page before... then i realised they dont send overseas... all makes sense now! :)
     
  6. Dakota's Mom

    Dakota's Mom Senior Member

    I totally agree with this. The only thing this is good for is propaganda for people who have never thought of going veg. Is this vegan kit any better. I'm not vegan and don't know if I ever will goall the way, but I'm always looking for new information. I guess I'll give it a try.

    Kathi
     
  7. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    this got moved to the starter veggie area so that we can compile the best, worst and don't bothers of the starter veggie kits available.

    These kits didn't exist when I started. I had Frances Moore Lappe, and she hadn't taken back food combining, so I also had a food combining cookbook.
    I have seen PETA's kit, and it is OK, but nothing thrilling, and seemed overproduced.

    I like kits you download as a PDF.
    here's one that is pretty straight up about being anecdotal:
    http://www.savvyvegetarian.com/svreports/10_tips_for_becoming_vegetarian.pdf

    here is Compassion Over Killing's try veg kit, as a download.
    http://www.tryveg.com/img/vsg0501.pdf

    Vegan Outreach:
    http://www.veganoutreach.org/guide/gce.pdf

    Physicians Committee for responsible Medicine:
    http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/index.html

    I'd love to see FARM go with a download. Especially since they advance a connection between meat raising and global warming. I've e-mailed them.
    http://www.farmusa.org/ click on free veg kit to order...
    Any reviews of this one?

    What kits did you get/use and what are their strengths and weaknesses?
     
  8. Avocado Noni

    Avocado Noni Member

    Yeah PDF's are probably environmentally superior to actual kits but I think a tangible object has the potential to turn more people on than computer stuff. It sorda verifies it and makes the concepts a little more real and true...

    plus people are more likely to order something for free than they are going to sit down and read a PDF for 30 minutes in front of a PC screen.

    I ordered the FARM one, I'll let you know what I think of it when I get it.

    I don't think Petas kit has any propaganda in it. Actually it seems like a reasonable magazine to promote...I think people are just fearful of associating with PETA and their quick to dismiss their work.
     
  9. I highly recommend the one by PCRM. Instead of talking about animal welfare it talks about health and nutritional reasons for going vegetarian, vegan actually though they use the term vegetarian.

    They also have it in PDF: http://www.pcrm.org/health/veginfo/vsk/vsk.pdf

    The PETA one is ok, though I think there are better ones out there. My main dislike for it, unless it has changed recently, is that a lot of the recipes in it are "mocks" which in my opinion does the veg*n diet a disservice. There are countless veg*n dishes out there that use fresh ingredients that do not require any mock meats. Their heavy promotion of the mock meats makes the diet seem artificial, in my opinion, when in reality it is not.
     
  10. Avocado Noni

    Avocado Noni Member

    I agree, mock meat is not a health food and not ideal any means. But I think just going veg* shows people how easy it can actually be to have a type of dietary discipline...and most people who get into raw or organic food were vegetarian first, which is where I think real healing occurs, in organic food.

    Here's a new one I found, for FREE stickers and a DVD which really gets the message through to people - http://www.peta2.com/livevegpak.asp
     
  11. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Lifetime Supporter

  12. Seashell

    Seashell Member

    Cool beans. Thanks.
     
  13. Indica.Skye

    Indica.Skye Member

    i ordered both starter packages!
     
  14. clarky

    clarky Member

    I have been thinking about this for a while now.I love fruit, but its going to take me a while to get use to veggies :/ I like spinach salads, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, corn, cabbage cucumbers and thats pretty much it for me. Another thing is I get full faster and longer when i eat meat. I don't think i could afford to go veggie (financially that is) because I would take longer for me to get full. Im still going to try starting off with 3 veggie meals a week!
     
  15. dreddydebby

    dreddydebby Guest

    I'm on the fence with going vegitarian. I tried it once when I was 18...lasted two weeks and gave into White Castles. ROFL.

    My husband is set against me going vegi...he is worried about the grocery bill going higher....because I'll want separate stuff...

    I have been eating less and less meat, and I've been feeling better.
     

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