VSS eNewsletter 23 February 2010

Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
23 February 2010
In This Issue

Editor's Note


Anyone Can Make Yummy Vegan Yogurt! - 6 Mar (Sat)
Why I Became a New VSS Member
Reminder: VSS AGM – 20 Mar (Sat)
VSS Listed on Concerns SG
The VSS InBox

Recipes Galore!
Meet an Animal Communicator
UK Veg Society’s Pregnancy and Baby Booklet Online
Permaculture Design Course
Talk on Vegetarian Food as Preventive Medicine
– 27 Feb

‘In Their Own Words’: Videos on Plant Power
for Disease Reversal

Feb Issue of VegVibe
New Classes from Nutri-Hub
Veg Cooking School in UK Offers Classes
Raffles Place Gets Another Veg Eatery
18 Minutes with Jaime Oliver

VSS has been raising awareness to the benefits of meat reduction for 11 years. Join us at our AGM on 20 March, to share, celebarate, and plan for even better things to come!
Dr George M Jacobs

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Anyone Can Make Yummy Vegan Yogurt! - 6 Mar (Sat)

Creamy, delicious and dairy free! That’s how holistic health practitioner, Adeline Lo, makes her yogurt. ‘There are so many ways to enjoy this nutritious snack’, says the passionate organic business owner. Not just a delight to the senses, her choice creations will also give your immune system a boost.
    Venue: Jalan Binchang
    Date & time: Sat 6 Mar 2010, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
    Fee: $40 (VSS members), $50 (non members)

Limited to 20 persons, so do register early!
Registration and more details here.


Why I Became a New VSS Member

VSS membership (http://vegetarian-society.org/Join) is a great bargain – the discounts more than pay for the membership – and you get the satisfaction of knowing that your membership fee supports the education work that VSS does. Here’s why one person recently joined.

I do believe in the aims of vegetarianism on a personal level. It was what got me interested in VSS in the first place. I was curious as to what kind of an organisation you were.

The first time I met VSS folks was a bit more than 1 year ago. Since then I have of my own volition joined many gatherings of vegetarians, some official, others private. I have met a number of VSS members and many have become my friends. Although I have openly admitted that I am not a full-time vegetarian, this does not seem to have made a difference to how I am treated.

The VSS members I am in contact with are kind, respectful of others and compassionate. You do not present a holier than thou attitude just because you are lacto-ovo vegetarians or vegans.


Reminder: VSS AGM – 20 Mar (Sat)

VSS will be holding our AGM on Sat, 20 Mar, 2pm-5pm at National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Level 4, The Central, above Clarke Quay MRT. Hope to see you there. We’ll review VSS’s 2009 efforts and talk about what to do in 2010.

VSS Listed on Concern SG

Concern SG is a community-edited encyclopedia for the non-profit & social change sector in Singapore - a Wikipedia for people who care. VSS has a new listing there.

The VSS InBox

1. We received the following invitation from a new member:
Peace Cafe in Siem Reap, Cambodia - morni108@gmail.com - joined as a VSS member. They cordially invite readers of this eNewsletter to stop in should they visit Ang Khor Wat

2. We received the following from a secondary school looking for someone to take up a veg stall:

I would like recommendations for a Vegetarian Stall vendor for my school. We are going to have a vacancy on the 26th of Feb 2010 onwards. The stall vendor will have to pay a monthly rental of $10, and utilities.

Contract will be for a year. Possible applicants (vendor and helpers) have to go for typhoid vaccinations and chest x-ray (if more than 45 years old). They will also have to go for a Basic Hygiene Course if chosen.

Yours sincerely,
Ms Liannie
Admin Manager
Temasek Sec
600 Upper East Coast Road Singapore 465561.
Tel: 64495020

3. If your preferred email address changes, please do send us an update as this faithful reader did. Thx.

Also, if you suddenly stop receiving the VSS eNewsletter, as befell the same faithful reader, you might want to check you Spam box, as mass emails like ours are prone to accidently be sent to spam.

Here’s what the reader wrote. BTW, the eNewsletter is free to all, although we do very much appreciate readers joining as members, and member receive financial benefits in excess of the $30 membership fee.

I used to receive emails from your society about vegetarianism, new stalls
opening, etc. at my old email address: [ _____________]. However, lately I
have not received anything from you at all. I juz saw your website about
membership etc. Do we have to be a member before you send us any news etc
like before? Bec I have not receive any news about it from you. Pls reply to
[____________]. Thank you. Happy New Year



Recipes Galore!

A very helpful reader sent the following links:

If you're looking for ezi, tasty, healthy (sometimes) recipes for LNY, check out Crystal's blog. I visit it from time to time for ideas and for her new creations:

I'm trying her Yusheng recipe:


And here's another recipe with very detailed instructions like those For Dummies/Idiots book series (not saying we are... just that it even has what to say while tossing):


Significance of the ingredients: http://www.foodiepassion.com/

Pictorial: http://www.noobcook.com/2010/02/04/



Meet an Animal Communicator

What are the non-human animals in our homes thinking? What are they trying to tell us? Are they happy? Animal Communication is designed to provide some answers to such questions, and Noah's Ark animal shelter is bringing renowned Animal Communicator, Ms Rosina Arquati, to Singapore.

Date: 8 or 10 Mar
Time: 7-10pm
Price: S$80 per pax
Venue: Infusion Restaurant (Dempsey Road)

Each evening is limited to 50 pax per night. It includes dinner and an introduction on Animal Communication by Ms Rosina Arquati.

For more details on the events, location or how to register, please visit the Noah’s Ark blog: http://noahsarkcares.blogspot.com

Only human animals are allowed, but please bring along photographs of your non-human animal friends.


UK Veg Society’s Pregnancy and Baby Booklet Online

Our friends at the UK Veg Soc have a new booklet with advice on enjoying a veg pregnancy and raising veg babies. Download it a no cost by going to
www.vegsoc.org/info and clicking on "pregnancy".

Permaculture Design Course

Learn about organic farming in this stay-in course from 27 Feb-13 Mar at Embun Pagi, Batu Arang, Malaysia. If notice of this course reaches you too late, never fear; contact them to express your interest in future courses.

In this course, you will acquire the practical tools to transform spaces in your homes, balconies, backyards, neighbourhoods and farms into gardens and forests bursting with the abundance and diversity of nature. You will also develop an understanding on how to work with the wisdom of nature to create simple systems that work together to conserve water and energy, produce healthy food, regenerate the social and ecological landscape, build self reliance and save money!

Course Fee is min. RM 1850 (inclusive of food and accommodation). If you can't make it for the whole 2 weeks, join us for an Introduction to Permaculture session, followed by a 1-day Adobe Brick Making Workshop for RM 240 on 14 Mar.

Seats are limited to first 20 registered participants. A full scholarship is also being offered. To download the registration form, or for course details, visit our website at http://embunpagi2009.wordpress.com


Talk on Vegetarian Food as Preventive Medicine – 27 Feb

Our friends at Kampung Senang are offering a free English talk on ‘Vegetarian Food as Preventive Medicine’ by Dr Priya Darshani Kabirkamat on Sat, 27 Feb at 3pm at thei Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent.

On the same day, there will be a sharing by Mdm Han Jin Mei on Hand Reflexiology Exercise (in Mandarin) from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

Last but not least, at 5:30pm enjoy Kampung Senang’s Lunar New Year Organic Buffet Dinner at their ECO Kitchen. $20 per pax (member) $25 (non member)

Please RSVP hlc@kg-senang.org.sg or 6749.8509



‘In Their Own Words’: Videos on Plant Power for Disease Reversal

Watch video testimonials to the power of plant-based diets for reversing disease:


Feb Issue of VegVibe

The latest issue of VegVibe e-magazine is now available at http://vegvibe.com/VegVibeFeb10.pdf In honour of Valentine’s Day, this is a special romance issue, including aphrodisiac recipes and other ideas for bringing more romance to our lives.

New Classes from Nutri-Hub

Here’s the new line-up of classes from Nutri-Hub: The Organic Fusion Café, at Cuppage Plaza, #B2-25 (behind OG Orchard, near Centrepoint), Tel: 6738.2746. They also have a new range of raw food snacks.

For registration, call or sms Ms Vinitha Ang at 9236.8402. Details at www.nutrihub.blogspot.com
10% discount for VSS Member or those registered for 2 workshops or more. Or 10% discount for group of 2 persons or more register for 1 workshop.

Sat 27/2 10.30am to 12.30pm
Harmonising Your Body Energy I

Sat 6/3 2pm to 4pm
Nutrition Assessment & Vitality Cooking

Sat 13/3 2pm to 4pm
Raw like Cooked – Series I

Sat 20/3 10am to 12noon
Harmonising Your Body Energy II


Veg Cooking School in UK Offers Classes

Some vegetarians here have attending veg cooking schools abroad. One such school is the UK Veg Society’s Cordon Vert cookery school based in the North West of England: www.cordonvert.co.uk

Raffles Place Gets Another Veg Eatery

The newest branch of Yes Natural is called Yes Natural Cozy Corner. It’s located at 146 Market Street #01-41. Market Street Car Park, S. 048945. Tel: 6438.6648.
Open: Mon-Fri, 8am-7.30pm, Web: http://www.yesnatural.biz/




18 Minutes with Jaime Oliver

Many people will have seen Jaime Oliver on tv, talking about food and doing cooking demos. He’s not veg, but he does crusade for healthier food and against many unhealthy eating practices. This video shows him giving a talk. His stats and examples are from the West, but Singapore seems to be picking up some of the same bad habits:


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