VSS eNewsletter 15 September 2011

Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
15 September 2011
In This Issue

Editor’s Note

VSS NEWS

Happy Feet at Fort Canning - Sun, 25 Sep
 
Learn to Make Vegan Yogurt & Enzyme Drinks
- Sun, 18 Sep

 
Kampung Senang Anniversary - Sun, 9 Oct
 
Day Trip to JB Animal Sanctuary - Sun, 30 Oct
 
New VSS Corporate Member
 
GENERAL NEWS

Korean Veg Cooking Class
 
More Plant Based Baking Classes
 
Give Government Input on Climate Change
 
Healthy Eating for Teens
 
Links Galore
 

Happy Feet, on Sun, 25Sep, at Fort Canning Park, combines fun and food with education for meat reduction. One of 2011's not-to-be-missed events.
 
Dr George M Jacobs


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Happy Feet at Fort Canning - Sun, 25 Sep
VSS, along with 28 other local NGOs, is part of the Veggie Thursday project - www.veggiethursday.sg - which encourages people to eat plant foods one day a week.
 
Veggie Thursday's first public event looks to be an excellent one. It's called Happy Feet, and it will take place Sun, 25 Sep, 8am-1pm, at Fort Canning Park. The idea is to enjoy a day out at a beautiful, historic park. Entry is free, and among the many activities scheduled are:
• Guided treasure hunt walk
• Frisbee golf
• Standing yoga
• Compost making
• Ulam Bagus workshop
• Rope sculpture
• Foot reflexology by Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped
• Animal face mask making
• Wildlife mobile making
• Lots a veg food from Annalakshmi, Green Dot, Brownice and Lins Smoodies.
 
NParks is supporting:
http://admin.eventshub.sg/ems_Preview.aspx?
OrgID=NPrk&CalID=5&EventID=353887

 
Happy Feet is linked with green events in other countries on the same weekend:
http://www.moving-planet.org/
events/sg/singapore/1453

 
FB page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?
eid=226839000696761

and an amusing promotional video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpFkX_w7LMM
 
Register early for discounts:
http://www.nss.org.sg/events.aspx?id=ZzI8cIVK
zOmTkCSc=&group_id=fuCxSM0A9zI=

 
Volunteers needed: www.veggiethursday.sg
 
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Learn to Make Vegan Yogurt & Enzyme Drinks - Sun, 18 Sep

Adeline Lo is one of VSS's favourite food presenters. She's back for another class on how to make your own vegan yogurt, as well as enzyme drinks.
 
Where: Jalan Binchang*
When, Sun, 18 Sep, 2-4pm
Fee: $40 (VSS members); $50 (non members)
 
As a bonus, in addition to the yogurt and the enzyme drinks, Adeline will also teach you to use discarded fruit skins and vegetable roots to make cleaning enzymes. A cost-saving and environmentally-friendly cleanser for dishes, floors and drains.
 
Bring your own bottles to take home enzyme drinks.
 
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Kampung Senang Anniversary - Sun, 9 Oct

Our friends at Kampung Senang are celebrating their 12th anniversary, 12 years of promoting plant based diets as part of a healthy and harmonious lifestyle. VSS will be selling smoothies and helping with the culinary competition.
 
Date: Sun, 9 Oct
Time: 9am-6pm
Place: Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Blk 106, Aljunied Crescent, #01-205,
S. 380106
GoH: Minister of Education, Heng Swee Keat
Info: 6749 8509, email@kg-senang.org.sg,
http://www.kg-senang.org.sg
 
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Day Trip to JB Animal Sanctuary - Sun, 30 Oct

Join us on another visit with our four-legged friends at NANAS. NANAS (Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary) is a private animal shelter which was relocated from Singapore to Pekan Nanas, Johor in year 2000. Home to 700 free-roaming animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits and horses, it occupies 10 acres of land in kampong-style settings.
 
When: Sun, 30 Oct - 11am-5.30pm
Cost: $50 (VSS members); $60 (non members) - Includes transport, lunch, NANAS entry fee.
 
Itinerary
11am: Pick up from Newton car park. Depart through 2nd link
12.30pm: Lunch at Ci Yi Vegetarian Restaurant (JB)
1.30pm: Arrive at NANAS
4pm: Depart from NANAS
4.45pm: Drop off at Boon Lay MRT
5.30pm: Arrive back at Newton car park.
 
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New VSS Corporate Member

Salba Singapore is the newest VSS Corporate member. They sell salba, a seed that originated in Latin America and is thought to be very high in Omega 3, as well as being a good source of other nutrients. The company, led by Mr EA Chua, imports Salba from Peru via New Zealand and to the region via Singapore. Salba Singapore's mission is to be a leader in preventive healthcare especially in chronic & terminal diseases and overall wellness.
 
According to Salba Singapore, gram for gram, Salba has 8x more Omega 3 fatty acids than salmon, 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, 70% more vegetable protein than soybeans, 3x more fibre than oats, 15x more magnesium than broccoli, 6x more iron than kidney beans, 5x more folate than spinach, 6x more calcium than whole milk, 2x more potassium than bananas. To learn more: eachuah@yahoo.com.sg
 
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Korean Veg Cooking Class

Yes, there are a wide range of Korean veg dishes. Let Nicky Kim, a professional Korean food instructor, show you how.
 
Date/Time: Sat, 29 Oct, 3pm - 4:30pm
Place: 3 Church Street Samsung Hub #01-02 Singapore 049483 (http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/
travel/travel_id_29807/travel_site_762/
)
Contact: Nicky's Kitchen Mob: 9018-7114, email: nickyk@nickyskitchen.com.sg, Website: www.nickyskitchen.com.sg,
Facebook: Nicky's Kitchen Group
 
Agenda:
• Class registration
• Korean tea will be served while everyone arrives
• Introduction to bibimbap history
• Introduction on Korean ingredients
• Cooking by the chef
• Hands on cooking by the students
• Tasting time (Participants will have a good meal size to taste after the class. We will provide take-away boxes for people to take back the left over to show off the dish to their family and friends.)
• Q & A
 
Price: $35 for VSS members, $45 non-VSS members
Registration: http://www.nickyskitchen.com.sg/schedule/
?month=oct&yr=2011

Class size is 20 max.
 
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More Plant Based Baking Classes

The National Climate Change Secretariat is part of the PM's Office. They are seeking public input on how to deal with global warming. We need to inform them that diet change can help us tackle climate change. A VSS rep has already written in.
http://app.nccs.gov.sg/surveyform.aspx?formid=6
 
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Give Government Input on Climate Change

Here's an email VSS received last week: I'm Raadhika Manoj. I have just started a baking school in the East, So Intricake which is completely vegetarian. Absolutely no eggs or gelatine used, though I do use dairy as in milk and butter in some of my classes. I am also conducting classes which are totally egg-free and dairy-free. All my recipes are completely egg-free, nut-free and gelatine-free as their base. Please look us up at www.sointricake.com, or come down to our little school at 28, Fernwood Terrace, #01-01. My mobile number is 9452.9835.
 
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Healthy Eating for Teens

Does your teen need extra vitamins? Is there a need for more protein on the plate? Is there an optimal body weight? Is there a way to eat right for better performance at school?
 

Help your teen eat a healthier diet. To understand the nutritional needs of teens, attend this new workshop, which includes lecture, food demonstration, tastings and copies of all the delicious recipes prepared during the class.
 

Date: Wed, 21 Sep, 10:30 - 12:30 pm
Price: $55 includes lecture, food demonstrations, tastings and recipe handouts
Location: COOKYN INC, 60 Jln Penjara, Garden Hub Block 0, S149375
http://www.cookyn-inc.com/home
Registration: healthfriendhelp@gmail.com or sms 8139.9441.
 

Recipes:
Breakfast On The Go
Sports Booster Smoothie
Homemade granola
 

Quick lunches
2 Pita fillings
2 Sandwich options
2 wrap options
 

Snack Attack
Tofu and Sprout burgers
Body Builder Cookies
 

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Links Galore

Loon is a local veg who posted a large number of links on his and other FB pages.
http://www.facebook.com/notes/loon-李迪倫/
for-all-my-fellow-vegetarians-vegans-especially-
my-non-veg-friends/484919949547

 

The Healthiest Foods on Earth
www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-murdock/
a-recipe-for-longevity_b_205355.html

 

Scientifically, a vegetarian diet makes perfect sense
http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/
health_medicine/vegetarian

 

For all things vegetarian
www.vegsource.com
 

10 ways vegetarianism can help save the planet
www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/jul/18/
vegetarianism-save-planet-environment

 

Humanity's demands exceed our planet's capacity to sustain us
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all
_publications/living_planet_report

 

Great Vegan Athletes
www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?t=723
 

Hidden Crimes, Voiceless Victims
www.manataka.org/page1434.html
 

Why aren't there more vegan athletes in the world?
www.bestveganguide.com/vegan-athletes.html
 

A compassionate eating guide
http://www.happycow.net/why_vegetarian.html
 

Deconstructing the myth of humane Animal Agriculture
www.humanemyth.org
 

Animal feed: They Eat What? (Union of Concerned Scientists)
http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/
science_and_impacts/impacts_industrial_
agriculture/they-eat-what-the-reality-of.html

 

Evidence the human body functions better on a vegetarian diet
www.veggiezone.com/foryourhealth.html
 

The Comparative Anatomy of Eating
http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/11/
the-comparative-anatomy-of-eating.html

 

Think about what you eat and Where it comes from
http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/
live_green/what_you_eat

 

How 'meat' is raised, fed, farmed & treated as 'food'
http://www.peta.org/tv/videos/
vegetarianism/default.aspx

 

The kind of place that produces 99% of all animals eaten or used to produce milk or eggs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-tetrick/
where-are-you_b_880183.html

 

Vegan brothers & sisters in Iron
http://veganbodybuilding.com
 

Vegetarians & Vegans can definitely build muscles
www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbinfo.php?
page=Vegetarians

 

A Biblical perspective on healthy, God-honouring plant-based nutrition =)
www.all-creatures.org/cva/vegbenefits.htm
 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-hobgoodoster/
christianity-animals_b_876275.html

 

Meatless Muslims (Quran & Hadith mention positively on many good qualities of vegetables)
http://www.greenprophet.com/2010/12/
muslim-vegetarians-meet

 

Why Go Veg?
http://www.vegetariantimes.com/resources/
why_go_veg

 

Eat to live: over 1400 Fat-free Vegan Recipes
http://blog.fatfreevegan.com
 

10 interactive pages to get started
www.goveg.com
 

For Health, for Animals, for Earth
http://www.vegforlife.org
 

World's largest collection of vegetarian recipes
www.vegetariantimes.com/resources
 

For all things VEG
http://vegdaily.com
 

Local non-profit, non-religious society promoting vegetarianism for a better world
www.vegetarian-society.org
 

International Vegetarian Union
http://www.ivu.org/archives.html
 

Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
http://hellyeahitsvegan.com
 

About milk and eggs
http://veglov.blogspot.com/2010/11/
whats-wrong-with-milk-and-eggs.html

 

http://veglov.blogspot.com/2011/02/
white-poison-horrors-of-milk.html

 
http://veglov.blogspot.com/2011/05/
don-got-milk-why-milk-is-unhealthy.html

 
http://ilovemyveg.blogspot.com
 

RealHeroKitchen (粵語 Cantonese)
http://www.realherokitchen.com.hk/
online_lesson_youtube/online_lesson_youtube.htm

 

Why meat-production & meat-eating is closely related to environmental destruction
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/
cif-green/2010/apr/22/earth-day-vegan?
INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

 

Powerful videos on the horrors of meat
http://www.meat.org
 

 
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