VSS eNewsletter 1 October 2011

Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
1 October 2011
In This Issue

Editor’s Note

VSS NEWS

Two New VSS Corporate Members
 
VSS Recipes in New Online Magazine
 
Asia Vegetarian Congress
 
Laughing at Ourselves
 
New 'VegVibe' Features VSS Exco Member
 
VSS Inbox
 
GENERAL NEWS

Loving Heart Café Opens
 
More Classes by Shalu
 
Noted Thai Vegetarian Speaking at NUS
 
Oct at NutriHub
 
Star of "The Cove" in SG, Tue, 4 Oct
 
Halimah's Oct Classes
 

Be sure to read the new issue of VegVibe for a great mix of useful, informative and inspiring articles.
 
Dr George M Jacobs


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Two New VSS Corporate Members
A warm welcome to the two newest VSS corporate members.
 

1. Vege-Country Enterprises offers many hundreds of veg products, and you can order online, www.vegecountry.com, or by phone, 6760.5586, and fax, 6762.8253. If you prefer old fashioned shopping, please visit No. 67, Sungei Tengah Road, Unit No.32 Farmart Centre, S. 699008 or KBL Organic & Vegetarian Supermarket, Blk 406, Tampines Street 41, #01-25 Sun Plaza Green, S. 520406.
 

2. Sam's Budget Food offers Indian veg hawker food at Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Blk 7, Level 1, Stall 5, Tel – 6222.4458, 9471.6384. Read a review at
http://prefervege.blogspot.com/2011/07/
sams-budget-food.html

 
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VSS Recipes in New Online Magazine

GAIA is SG's first sustainable living mook (magazine bookǃ, published by Green Future Solutions. This free publication is for consumers interested in news, ideas, tips and products that benefit people and planet.Recipes from the VSS cookbook, 'New Asian Traditions Vegetarian Cookbook' are included in the inaugural issue, which you can read at no cost online at http://www.greenfuture.sg/2011/09/13/gaia-sep-2011
 

The VSS cookbook is available at many NLB libraries:
http://catalogue.nlb.gov.sg/cgi-bin/cw_cgi?
fullRecord+29901+3002+12498385+1+-1

 

Here are some of the other articles in the first issue of GAIA: Die Die Must Share, Carpooling, Give It Away, Playful Elegance and Simple Ling Kai.
 

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Asia Vegetarian Congress

Here's the programme for the Asia Vegetarian Congress to be held in Hangzhou, 8-9 Nov: http://www.5avu.com/en_news.asp?id=5. The first day of the Congress features talks, mostly on health issues.
 

Among the speakers are Dr Chaoqiang Lai of Tufts University, speaking on 'Nutrigenomics and human health', Dr Susianto Tseng, the International Vegetarian Union's (IVU) Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator, reporting his doctoral research on the role of tempeh in vegetarian diets, and IVU Historian and Manager, John Davis, sharing his research on 'The vegetarian movement from a world perspective'. Among the Singapore speakers is Dr Sanjay Doshi, speaking on 'Anti-aging through a vegetarian diet'.
 

The second day in devoted to visits to places of interest, including a tofu factory. Also on the programme are a cultural show – 'Love Eternal of Song Dynasty' – a gala dinner, a tea party and a banquet to close the Congress. Hope to see you there.
 

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Laughing at Ourselves

This humorous poster was used by our friends at ONE Singapore – http://www.onesingapore.org – in an article about how our diets can be a potent part of action to address poverty:
http://www.onesingapore.org/
news/cows-climate-change-and-compassion
 

Here's an excerpt:
 

1.2 billion people are malnourished and go to bed hungry every night. Roughly the same number of people in rich countries suffer from diseases related to obesity. In his book, "The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World," John Robbins presents some statistics that further illustrate this global imbalance:
 

US corn eaten by people: 2 percent; US corn eaten by livestock: 77 percent
* US farmland producing vegetables: 4 million acres
* US farmland producing hay for livestock: 56 million acres
* US grain and cereals fed to livestock: 70 percent
* Human beings who could live off the grain and soybeans eaten by US livestock: 1,400,000,000
 

Global statistics parallel this US data. Livestock now inhabit 33 percent of the world's arable land and are competing for space with impoverished rural communities that are robbed of their ancestral lands by agribusinesses.
 
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New 'VegVibe' Features VSS Exco Member

VegVibe is "the only magazine in Singapore that covers anything and everything that is vegetarian and vegan, and serves as a uniting platform for related issues such as Health & Nutrition, Animal Welfare and Environmentalism". The magazine appears every two months.
 

The cover article in this issue features VSS Exco member, Tara Melwani. Other articles look at the preparation of tempeh, the vanishing of bees, Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary (VSS is going there again on 30Oct – http://www.vegetarian-society.org/?q=node/1585, companion animals' role in human health, the repurposing of items that would otherwise be discarded and raw foods with Natalia Angel. All that plus the usual cornucopia of recipes, restaurant info and health tips.
 

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VSS Inbox

Here's an email from one of SG's best known Indian veg eateries: Ananda Bhavan. Please let Arun know what you think.
 

We've just launched the Vegetarian Fast Food app for Ananda Bhavan. It allows users to view the menu on the go and make orders right through the app! Less hassle and greater convenience for anyone who would love a good vegetarian meal. We'd love to know what you think. The app is available for download on the android app store at http://www.androidapps-home.com/ananda-
bhavan-android-2772821.html

We will be releasing the iPhone version on 30 Sep. Hope to hear from you.
Best regards – Arun Ratnaa, 9735.1719.
 

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Loving Heart Café Opens

The area around Aljunied MRT offers a wealth of options for vegetarian dining. And, the rich have just become richer with the opening of Loving Heart Café at Blk 134, Geylang East Ave 1,#01219, S. 380134, opposite Lor 29 along Sims Ave. You can reach the caféƷs owner, Wilson Wang, at 9109.3499. Expect a wide variety of sumptuous vegan dishes.
 

Here's a review: http://prefervege.blogspot.com/2011/04/
loving-heart-cafe.html
. The review comes from a blog titled 'Prefer Vegetarian Food: Food diary of a flexitarian from Singapore'.
 

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More Classes by Shalu

This month, expand your range by learning some recipes from Indochina, as well as entertain in style by learning an array of tasty vegetarian tapas! Classes will be conducted at Expat Kitchen, 9 Norris Rd (Little India) and Palate Sensations (near Buona Vista). For more information, please email Shalu at shalua@hotmail.com
 

6 Oct, 7–10pm: Summer Salads & Soups @ Palate Sensations
Chilled Pea and Cucumber Soup, Beetroot Carpaccio with Orange Segments, Mango & Avocado Salad with Chilli-lime dressing
 

13 Oct, 7–10pm: Asian Tapas @ Palate Sensations
Fresh rice paper rolls with a twist, Chickpea & potato cutlets with spicy chutney, Tofu satay with peanut sauce
 

11 Oct, 10am–1pm: Indochine class @ Expat Kitchen
Bun (Vermicelli salad), Banh Xeo (Vietnamese savoury crepe), Curried vegetables, Lao-style eggplant dip, Stuffed lemongrass
 

16 Oct, 6–9pm: Indian Vegetarian @ Palate Sensations
Pan-fried potato cutlets with spicy chutney, Classic Channa Masala, Saag Aloo (Creamy spinach with potatoes)
 

20 Oct, 10am–1pm: Asian Tapas @ Expat Kitchen
Tofu satay with peanut sauce, Chickpea & potato cutlets, Fried spring rolls, Vegetable pakoras, Tandoori-mushroom canapes
 

23 Oct, 6–9pm: Southeast Asian Vegetarian @ Palate Sensations
Pomelo salad with coconut dressing, Sambal (Spicy) Eggplant, Sayur Lodeh (Mixed vegetable curry)
 
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Noted Thai Vegetarian Speaking at NUS

NUS Centre for the Arts Speaker Series 2011 has invited environmentalist, educationist and scientist, Dr Art-ong Jumsai Na Ayudhya. He was also one of the Guest Speakers for World Environment Day 2010 in SG, as well as speaking at regional and international vegetarian events. A former NASA scientist, Dr Jumsai heads a green (vegetarian, of course) school outside Bangkok.

Dr Jumsai will be delivering two talks on Wed 5 Oct (7–8.30pm) & Thu, 6 Oct (5–6.30pm) Oct at NUS Museum. For registration and more information: http://community.nus.edu.sg/cfa/index.php/
programmes/events-calendar?task=showDetails id=353

 
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Oct at NutriHub

NutriHub at 46 Temple St – www.nutrihub.blogspot.com – is having a special promotion – 15% off for those who register for 2 or more workshops / for group of 2 persons or more who register for 1 workshop / for Vinitha's ex-students. Sms your name, contact no & email address to Vinitha @ 9236.8402 or you may contact her directly for enquiries.
 
 
  Nutrimeal Cooking TM – Series II
Sat 8 Oct – 3pm to 5.30pm
 
1. Homemade Almond Oat Milk
2. Vegan Korean Kimchi
3. Eight Treasure Brown Rice
4. Five Spices Salad Tofu
 
 
  Nutrimeal Cooking TM with Soy
Sat 15 Oct – 3pm to 5.30pm
 
1. Soy Pumpkin Soup
2. Soy Milk Fried Brown Rice Bee Hoon
3. Soy Mashed Potato
4. Dragonfruit Konjac Jelly in Soy Milk
 
 
  Simply Raw with Herbs™
Sat 29 Oct from 3pm to 5.30pm
 
1. Minty Green Smoothie
2. Fragrant Nori Sushi
3. Sprouty Avocado Delight
4. Apple Spice Tart
 
 

 

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Star of "The Cove" in SG, Tue, 4 Oct

Ric O'Barry, marine mammal specialist and star of the Academy Award winning documentary film "The Cove", will be in SG for a dialogue session on Tue, 4 Oct, from 7pm–9.30pm, Grand Ballroom, Level 4, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Rd.
 

Hosted by ACRES – www.acres.org.sg – this is your opportunity to meet Ric and hear him speak about his efforts to end the exploitation of dolphins over the past four decades. Details at http://www.facebook.com/
event.php?eid=196541493751738

 
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Halimah's Oct Classes
  Date Time Lesson
Description
Cost  
  8
Oct
(Sat)
10am-
1pm
Cookies Galore
• Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
• Cranberry Macadamia Cookies
 
• Coffee Rosettes
$80
 
$75 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn how make scrumptious cookies.
 
 
  8
Sept
(Sat)
2.30-
5.30pm
Delightful Desserts
• Classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake
 
• Earl Grey Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting
$80
 
$75 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn how to make childhood favorites and a aromatic Earl Grey infused cake.
 
 
  15
Oct
(Sat)
10am-
1pm
Savoury Pies
• Vegan Shepherd's Pie
 
• Flaky Mushroom Pie
 
• Curried Vegetable Pie with short crust pastry
$80
 
$75 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn how to make three types of savoury pies to impress your family – onion and garlic free options available.
 
 
  15
Oct
(Sat)
2.30-
5.30pm
Wholesome Muffins
• Blueberry Streusel Muffins
 
• Apple Cranberry Muffins
 
• Carrot Walnut Muffins
$80
 
$75 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn how to make three types of delicious muffins with various flavor combinations.
 
 
  22
Oct
(Sat)
10am-
1pm
Get Caking
• Walnut Cinnamon Coffee Cake
 
• Cherry Crumble Cake
$80
 
$75 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn how to make two delicious cakes that will allure everyone!
 
 
  22
Oct
(Sat)
2.30pm-
5.30pm
Yummy Western Treats
• Stuffed Mushrooms
 
• Eggplant Lasagna
 
• Spicy Cornmeal Crusted Tofu/Potato Balls with Cashew Cream Dressing
 
• Vegan Chocolate Mousse
 
$80
 
$75 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn how to make freshly baked mushrooms, lasagna and scrumptious party snacks – onion and garlic free options available
 
 
  23
Oct
(Sun)
10am-
1pm
In the Spirit of Deepavali (Food Demo Class)
• Vegetable Korma with Almonds
 
• Naan (Indian Flatbread)
 
• Aloo Gobi (Potato Cauliflower stir fry)
 
• Cauliflower 65 (Fried Cauliflower fritters)
 
• Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding)
 
$60
 
$55 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn the fine art of making delectable Indian food and impress friends with homemade fresh Naan (note: This is a food demo class).
 
 
  29
Oct
(Sat)
10am-
1pm
Vegan 'Cheezecake'
• Chocolate Mocha Cheezecake
 
• Lemon blueberry Cashew Cheezecake
 
• Extra Recipe: Chocolate Cookie Crust Recipe
$85
 
$80 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
learn how to make two types of your very own vegan cheezecakes without using diary.
 
 
  30
Oct
(Sun)
10am-
1pm
Halloween Cupcakes
• Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache
 
• "Bleeding" Vanilla Cupcakes
 
• Halloween Theme Cupcake Decoration – Cream and Fondant
$85
 
$80 for
early bird registration
(1 week prior)
 
Description
Learn how to make two types of seasonal cupcakes with special Halloween themed decorations.
 
 
   
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