I just got mine from PETA, and one from Mercy for Animals.
I don't see what people were complaining about...
They're not what I was expecting, but still worth getting.
They were each different, and not the same thing peddled by two different organizations.
The first half of the booklet is animal-cruelty stuff...complete with graphic photos.
The last half touches on nutritional information, gives references, and has some nice recipes. Many of the recipe's are so simple they'd never wind up in a cookbook. Example: Firm Silken Tofu + Chocolate Chips + Blender = Chocolate Mousse(sp?) - I won't eat the chocolate chips, but I'm sure I could use raw sugar and cocoa powder.
I do have a gripe about PETA's kit/brochure thingy. The entire last half of the book is filled with almost nothing but pre-processed foods (veggie burgers and such) and leaves the impression that the vegetarian diet is all about buying expensive meat replicas. There's a TON of brand name dropping, and even a picture of a shopping cart FILLED with Frozen Gardenburger Veggie Burgers, Tofutti Cutties, Nayonaise (or Veganaise...can't remember), fake sausage (forget brand), each with the brand logo clearly visible...with about three random fresh veggies tossed in.
Perhaps PETA is getting great sponsorships from these companies...but still... The products that the PETA guide tells you to eat are not healthy and balanced enough for three meals a day...every day.
I just think it gives the wrong impression.
Still though, it's worth doing a google for the starter kits, and having them sent to you. They're free, an interesting read, and have nice recipes.
Give thanks to Mother Earth for Her greatest gift...
For without it, we would be lost.