Vegan Deli

Vegan Deli  by Jo Stepaniak

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Raising Vegetarian Children
by Jo Stepaniak, M.S.Ed., & Vesanto Melina M.S., R.D.

Raising Vegetarian Children

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Welcome to Grass Roots Veganism! The spirit of this site is to provide information about all aspects of vegan living and answer some of the questions you may have about a vegan lifestyle.

What's New!
Recipe: Zucchini Chedda Soup -- 2/2/15

Q&A: A Vegan Plan for Weight Loss -- 2/2/15

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NEW! Jo's Fridays with Friends Interview @

Vegan Vittles, Second Helpings Review

Friends of Animals Reviews: The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook

Book Review: Great Peacemakers by Ken Beller and Heather Chase

Book Review: Farm Sanctuary by Gene Baur

Lessons from My Dad: An Open Letter to Jo

Most Influential Vegans of All Time

Vegetarians in Paradise interview

Quips and Quotes offers a hearty blend of sayings, quotes, and comments -- tasty morsels of wisdom to whet your intellectual appetite and nourish your spirit.

Standing In the Fire encourages vegetarians to stamp out anger and aggression within the movement.

Jo's Books
No vegetarian cookbook shelf is complete without the expanded edition of the beloved classic vegan cookbook: Vegan Vittles!

Ordering Information is a handy form you can use to purchase any of my books for yourself, your family or a friend. If you like, I'll include a personalized inscription.

The Books page displays my books and provides a brief synopsis of each book's focus and content. Click on the books you want to learn more about to go to their individual pages. There you'll find a comprehensive overview including all the pertinent information you'll need.

Sample Recipes presents some tasty dishes for you to try at home. Recipes from my various books will be rotated here, so drop in regularly to see what's cooking!

Letters to Jo
Accolades for the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook: A Letter to Jo

Compassion in Action: A Thank-You Letter to Jo

Vegan Awakening: An Open Letter to Jo

Vegan Views Archive
Peruse and enjoy past submissions to Vegan Views.


Online Discussion
The Grassroots Veganism Discussion Board is a place to meet like-minded people and make new friends across North America and around the world. Please stop by for a visit!

Essays on Veganism explore relevant issues and provide guidance regarding the broader aspects of vegan philosophy and practice.

Ask Jo! Archives
The Ask Jo! Archives contain all the past questions that have been addressed in the Q&A section.

Ask Jo!
Ask Jo! gives you an opportunity to submit specific questions about day-to-day vegan living. Your question and my personal reply may appear on the site at some point in the future so that others with similar concerns can share. I welcome your participation! Ask Jo! will be updated on the first Wednesday of every month.

Recent Ask Jo! Updates
  A Vegan Plan for Weight Loss -- 2/2/15
  Hope for Humankind? -- 8/3/14
  Hidden Ingredients -- 10/30/13
  Cupcake Crisis -- 3/13/13

Jo Stepaniak
About Jo! is a brief summary of my background and experience, just in case you're curious.

People are talking about my books and web site! Click to see my awards and accolades.

Appearances and Interviews
Jo has been inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame at the 2008 NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest!

Download Jo's Vegan Radio Interview -- 7/19/07

Animal Voices interview in mp3 format. Click the link above, then select shows, then scroll down to Jo's 7/20/04 interview.

Vegetarians in Paradise interview

Jo's Speaking Schedule

I conduct lectures, seminars and workshops on issues related to compassion and humane living. If you would like me to prepare and present a program for your group or organization, please e-mail me at

Grassroots Veganism is here to support vegans, whether new or veteran, to share in your joys and help you over any hurdles you may encounter while pursuing a wholly compassionate life. I'm glad you stopped by!

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Vegan Vittles:
Second Helpings

Vegan Vittles: Second Helpings by Jo Stepaniak

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The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook

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Review by Dan Balogh

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The Food Allergy
Survival Guide

The Food Allergy Survival Guide

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