1. Take the
veg pledge! for earth’s sake, for the animal’s
sake, for YOUR sake! Meat eaters, go vegetarian! if you’re veg, go vegan!
2. Attend MA support meetings.
Meat-Eaters Anonymous meetings are held monthly, aka Vegan Food
Parties (VFPs) and our Monthly dinners. See events
3. Clean the carcasses out
of your freezer & pantry. Give it away to food
shelters, or your neighbors.
4. Read a good book and learn
about the issues.
Diet for a New America, Animal Liberation, Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating,
Fast Food Nation.
5. Hook-up with a veg buddy/mentor.
Someone who can answer questions or give you helpful tips & support
, let us know if you need one.
6. Find good recipes.
Try Peaceful Palate by Raymond, ask your veg buddies, attend VFPs. Or check
out our list of Best Veggie Cooks Books.
7. Shop at stores with good
produce and foods. All stores have veggies, grains,
legumes; natural food stores like Rainbow Grocery usually have
lots of organic produce and yummy commercial vegan food products.
You'd also be surprised to see how cool veggie products Safeway
8. Celebrate at some of the
best veg restaurants! Herbivore’s
(SF), Millennium’s (SF), Golden Era (SF), Cha Ya (Berkeley),
and many others and can be found in our Ultimate
9. See what the experts say. Get
audio or video presentations, listen to experts when they tour
the Bay Area, attend conferences.
10. Visit a farmed animal
sanctuary. Animals are our friends, not food. For a
full list check out our Ultimate
11. Keep an open mind. Try new
foods, try different foods -- experiment!
12. be patient with yourself as your
diet and tastes evolve. For some it's a revolution,
others an evolution -- set a pace that works for you.