Sep 27

Fargo Moorhead VegFest

Fargo Moorhead Vegetarians and Vegans is excited to announce our very first local Fargo Moorhead VegFest!

Fargo Moorhead Veg Fest seeks to inspire people to reduce animal suffering by choosing more plant-based foods. We feature nationally recognized speakers, informative exhibitors, a vegan food court, and delicious samples of vegan food and products from veg-friendly restaurants and food companies.
Best of all, it’s FREE TO ATTEND!


Neal Barnard, M.D., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Originally from Fargo, N.D., Dr. Barnard received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.


Kristin Lajeunesse

Kristin Lajeunesse is founder of and blogger for the award-winning website Will Travel for Vegan Food. In September 2011, the New York native began traveling throughout the US in an effort to eat at and write about every single all-vegan establishment she can find. Eighteen of those early consecutive travel months were spent living out of a renovated sports van affectionately named Gerty. Almost immediately after beginning her journey, Kristin discovered a deep passion for nomadic and unconventional living, and has since chosen to maintain a mobile lifestyle, indefinitely.

As of July 2014, Kristin met her goal of visiting and eating in each of the 50 states. A self-employed business and lifestyle strategist, Kristin now works with small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to turn their passions into profitable careers. Kristin is also a founding member of the Vegan Weddings HQ website and the Unabridged Addiction podcast. She has a Master of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College. Follow her travels and business adventures on wtfveganfood. com and


Courtney Simpson

Courtney Simpson is a Cali girl living in the beautiful north woods of Minnesota. She enjoys creating low fat, plant-based cuisine. She’s here to encourage you with her simple kitchen creations; from her pantry to your table. Voila!


Mistress Ginger

Mistress Ginger is your typical quadruple threat diva: singer, dancer, actress, and vegan know-it-all. When she’s not dazzling audiences in the latest Junkyard Theater production, she can be found cooking up tantalizing vegan meals for one or more of her many lovers. Ginger has fueled herself with a vegan diet since 2002, and she’s still alive. Not only that, she’s thriving. In fact, she wrote a cookbook to share her vegan pearls of wisdom with the world at large. Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone was published in 2014 and continues to wow the masses with its high-heeled brand of plant-based cookery.The Star Tribune says, “We’ve never thought it possible to use the words ‘vegan’ and ‘glamour’ in the same sentence, until now…” The cookbook is currently available on Amazon, and autographed copies can be purchased at and at the Fargo-Moorhead VegFest!

Please check out our website at, and our event page on Facebook.

We hope to see you there! 

Feb 24

Trek Cafe and Lounge at CoreCon

And now for something completely different!

We were asked to have a suite at CoreCon, the local Sci-fi convention, to give out free vegan food to the attendees. So, we came up with the idea of having a Star Trek themed suite, and we’re calling it “Trek Cafe and Lounge,” a room filled with food from the future; replicated food! Most of the food in the Star Trek universe is replicated, and most everyone is vegetarian or vegan because of that, in case you didn’t know. (Except Klingons, of course!)

We’re going to need Sci-fi veg geeks to help! Benefits include: hanging out with us, watching lots of Star Trek shows/movies, and some free vegan food, of course!

I’m applying for funding through to help cover most of the costs of the room and food, but we’ll need extra funding for props, costumes and such. Here is where you can help:

From “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Lonely Among Us (1987):

Commander William T. Riker: We no longer enslave animals for food purposes.
Badar N’D’D: But we have seen Humans eat meat.
Commander William T. Riker: You’ve seen something as fresh and tasty as meat, but inorganically materialized, out of patterns used by our transporters.
Badar N’D’D: This is sickening. It’s barbaric!

For more information, go to our site at

Aug 26

Help Tigger (and Tamara) with his vet bill!

My friend Tamara still needs about $800 dollars to help pay for Tigger’s bill. She’s going through a lot right now, including diagnosis of a rare disease, as well as other health problems she’s having. Please consider donating a few bucks. If you cannot donate, please spread the word about it!  Thank you so much! :)

Apr 29

Vegetarianism 101 Free Event!

What: Curious about trying a vegetarian or vegan diet? Trying to find ways to plan “Meatless Monday” meals for your family? Members from FM-Veg will be speaking about vegetarianism and the differences between being a vegetarian and a vegan. They will also have recipes to share and samples of popular meat and dairy alternatives to try.


When: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 7:00 PM to about 8:30 PM

Where: Moorhead Public Library
118 5th Street South, Moorhead, MN

To RSVP on Facebook, click here.

To check out our website and join, (it’s free!) click here.

Feb 28

Of Love Feasts, Meatout Mondays, CATS Cradle and More!

So, I haven’t posted for quite some time. Sorry about that! You know how it goes, it’s like writing a letter; you put it off, and then, pretty soon, you are embarrassed to write because it’s been so long.
Anyway, we have lots of exciting events coming up.

This Sunday, we have happening a very special and exotic dinner called Prasadam: The Power of Sacred Food. It is from the religion Hare Krishna, where on top of being vegetarian or vegan, they also eschew onions, garlic, carrots, red lentils (masur dahl), green flat lentils, mushrooms or products thereof, as well as adhering to not tasting or even smelling the food before it is served!

Then next Saturday the 10th, we are going out to Noodles and Company, a place where I’ve never had the pleasure of being. I’m a sucker for Thai food, so I look forward to that.

On the 20th of March is the Great American Meatout, which may bring to mind The Great American Smokeout. Yeah, kinda like that, except instead of giving up smoking for a day, we encourage everyone to have a meat free day instead, and if you are already meat free, how about going vegan for a day?

There is a new shelter in town called the CATS Cradle Shelter, and on the 22nd of March at the Garage Bar in Moorhead, they are having a fundraiser. In addition to being a cage free shelter, they also adopt out their felines for far less than it costs them to take care of them, so they need all the community to come out and listen to some live tunes, eat some good vegan food, and dig into your pockets to help this great charity!

Think vegetarian and vegan food is boring? Then peruse our photos here, and see what you are missing! We’d love to have you join us, and learn a recipe or two to add to your repertoire!

Mar 21

Welcome to the blog of Fargo Moorhead Vegetarians and Vegans!

First, an introduction.  FMVeg is a group of over 260 people in the Fargo Moorhead area who share one thing in common: For one reason or another, we have a love for vegetarian and vegan food, and love to eat!  We have great monthly potlucks, go out to veg friendly restaurants, and like to have picnics in the park and such!

Have you ever wondered what are the differences between vegetarian and vegan? Well, the definition of a vegetarian is someone who does not eat any food which comes from any animal that had to die to create it, so no beef, chicken, fish, etc., nor gelatin or any animal based broths.  Vegan people add to that definition in that they also do not eat any milk, cheese, eggs, nor animal products, including honey, though you will find a few who do eat honey, depending on why they are vegan.  I hope that this blog helps people understand that there are a growing number of people who eat a plant based diet, and the plethora of reasons they choose to do so!

If you are interested in joining us, please go to