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  • VSS eNewsletter 3 December 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    designed for busy working professionals who would like to enjoy a tasty home cooked and nutritious meal at the end of the day Mouth watering but simple to prepare these meals will take you from chopping board to plate in 30 minutes or less Menu Easy vegetable paella Curried couscous w roasted cauliflower peas Flautas pan fried tortillas w roasted tomato salsa 6th Dec 2 5pm Thai cuisine Fusing the elements of several Southeast Asian cultures Thai cooking is all about fresh flavours with strong aromatic ingredients and a good level of spice Great emphasis is placed on detail and variety and Thai food is known for its balance of four fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal sour sweet salty and spicy Menu Papaya salad Olive mushroom fried rice Phaneang curry Spicy red curry with tofu and beans 9th Dec 2 5pm Indian cuisine Everybody loves Indian food but it s often daunting to recreate at home because of the sheer number of spices involved Master the skills of cooking an authentic Indian meal from scratch Menu Vegetable butter masala Garden vegetables in a fragrant creamy tomato sauce Keralan eggplant curry Aloo tikkis Spiced potato cutlets w coriander chutney 12th Dec 11am 2pm Festive cooking These mouth watering recipes put a modern twist on festive food and are to be enjoyed any time of the year whether you are cooking for vegetarians or meat eaters Menu Festive figs stuffed with feta orange and walnuts Baked brie parcel with spiced apple and caramelised onions Spinach potato leek filo pie 17th Dec 2 5pm Sensational Soups and Salads Salads and soups don t have to be boring These dishes are tempting tasty and colourful and they are designed to accompany and balance your everyday meals by injecting lots of freshness and plenty of essential nutrients And most of them are substantial enough to be meals in themselves Menu Thai style pumpkin soup Moroccan spiced roasted carrot and avocado salad Warm couscous salad with lentils and roasted vegetables All classes listed are priced at 75 and will be conducted at Upper East Coast Road To register please email shalu littlegreencafe com sg Private classes can also be arranged on request visit www littlegreencafe com sg for more information Top TCM Health Talk In Chinese Local start up VegDot is organising a health talk in Chinese by a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM practitioner based in Singapore Approaching the issue from the perspective of knowing what to eat is important but knowing what your body needs is more important the talk will cover issues such as how to take charge of your health and improve your body s absorption of nutrients and elimination of toxins and unwanted materials There will also be a hands on session on learning some of the acupuncture points on your body and how to read your pulse and tongue to know the current state of your body The talk fees are priced at 30 but

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  • VSS eNewsletter 1 November 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    the congress which saw more than 1 000 people attend the first two days with more than 10 000 at the food fair on the third day the Malaysia Vegetarian Society MVS has now been invited by the MOH to help develop Nutritional Guidelines for Vegetarians in Malaysia The VSS is excited by the developments north of the causeway and aspires to eventually emulate this level of progress locally in Singapore Top VSS Welcomes New Corporate Member Lin s Smoodees A popular among the veg community LINS Smoodees has joined the VSS as a corporate member and we are in discussion to negotiate some good discounts for our ordinary members We are indeed pleased to have LINS Smoodees onboard and look forward to collaborating with its founder Adeline on many more projects to come You can find out more about this smoothie connoisseur at http www linssmoodees com or https www facebook com linssmoodees or simply drop by their outlet at China Square Central located at Cross Street B1 02 Top Launch of Cook Eat Love with Sarab Sarab Kapoor author of Om Cooking a compilation of over 300 vegetarian recipes for Chinmaya Mission and chef host of hit vegetarian cooking show Cook Love Eat with Sarab which is shown on ZeeTV has just published her latest recipe book of the same name inspired by the show The official launch was held in October and more information can be found at https www facebook com CookLoveEat Top Classes by Nutrihub Culinary Art Vinitha Ang of Nutrihub is organizing a special class on raw Christmas patisserie to help you prepare for the year end festivities The Raw Vegan Delicacies listed below that will be taught are low in calories gluten free diary free nutrient dense and infused with high antioxidants 1

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  • VSS eNewsletter 1 October 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    a lifestyle that excludes meat dairy fish and eggs There are many avenues to get support if you are transitioning from a mainstream diet to a more compassionate one so please contact us at info vss sg should you need help and encouragement Remember it is not the destination i e successful transition that matters but the journey i e continual effort to reduce meat consumption that will make the difference Top Reader Responds to Vegetarian Wedding Story After reading about a vegetarian wedding in the September newsletter Ms Harbans Kuar wrote to us from Malaysia congratulating the couple I was delighted to read the story Strictly Vegetarian Wedding and would like to extend my Heartiest Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life together to the happy couple Ramil Lin and Jamie Ng Way to go guys I have attended Sikh Hindu weddings where the couple opted to have a Vegetarian dinner here in Malaysia and also a few Chinese couples who are Buddhists who have opted for this but this is the first time that I hear of one being held at a grand hotel in Singapore Congrats and best wishes to them again As Ms Harbans Kuar s email to us shows every positive action we take can have far reaching effects and every one of us has the capacity to lead by example and inspire others well done to Ramil and Jamie Top Add Your Opinion to Research A student of James Cook University based in Singapore is currently working on his Honours degree thesis regarding Human Animal Interactions He is investigating whether people perceive animals the same way as they do one another and if their behaviour changes based on their judgment He has developed an online survey to gather information on this and needs your help to collect the necessary data So please be a part of this research by spending 10 minutes or less of your time to complete the following online survey at http edu surveygizmo com s3 1352427 Friends Food Worth Fighting for The survey is completely anonymous and responses will prove extremely valuable in shedding light on the psychological underpinnings of how we treat our animal companions Top Classes by Nutrihub Culinary Art Here s a list of upcoming classes by Nutrihub s Vinitha Ang Sat 26 Oct from 2pm to 5 30pm Healthy Living Malaysian Vegan Cuisine Sat 9 Nov from 2pm to 5 30pm Healthy Living Indonesian Vegan Cuisine Sat 16 Nov from 2pm to 5 30pm Healthy Living Korean Vegan Cuisine Sat 23 Nov from 2pm to 6 30pm Healthy Living CNY Vegan Cookie Baking class Sat 30 Nov from 2pm to 6 30pm Healthy Living Raw Vegan Gourmet Cuisine For enquiries and registration please contact Vinitha directly at 92368402 or send her an email at nutrihubculinaryart gmail com Private classes are also available upon request find out more at www nutrihub blogspot sg Top Classes by Little Green Cafe Chef Shalu offers her next set of

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  • VSS eNewsletter 4 September 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    by Chef in Black Emmanuel Stroobant The popular Belgian chef Emmanuel Stroobant who is more popularly known as the TV personality Chef in Black and known for his innovative exploits in the kitchen is now pushing the boundaries of culinary innovation in the vegetarian realm by combining wholesome cooking techniques and precise execution to highlight the freshness of organic seasonal ingredients A vegetarian himself Chef Stroobant lends his expertise to create a highly nutritious 25 course meal entirely without meat and has sourced produce and ingredients from three different regions Asia Australia and Europe to create an amazing array of new combinations When 6 November 2013 Wednesday 7pm Where Saint Pierre 31 Ocean Way 01 15 Quayside Isle Price S 158 per person Menu Highlights Pumpkin Ravioli with Popped Quinoa and Vadouvan Grilled Organic Zucchini and Parmesan Gelato Wild Mushroom Chawanmushi Soy Seared Sweet Melon and Wild Basil As capacity for this event is limited reservation is on a first come first served basis Please contact the Centurion Travel and Lifestyle Concierge at 1800 3968866 Option 2 to confirm your reservation by 10 Oct 2013 Note This is an initiative that promotes meat reduction and not a plant based diet hence the spread includes fish eggs and dairy Top A Strictly Vegetarian Wedding A friend of Ramil Lin and Jamie Ng wrote to the VSS to share that the couple s wedding ceremony and reception would be a completely vegetarian affair To be held on 08 Sep Sunday the event will be held at the Gardens By The Bay and graced by about 500 guests Ramil adds Jamie and I would really love to encourage everyone that a wedding with a vegetarian setup can be elegant simple and most importantly acceptable by some elderly too It is indeed heart warming to see many young couples taking the bold step to conduct cruelty free wedding receptions and this trend is certainly becoming a mainstream option We wish both Ramil and Jamie a beautiful ceremony and hope that their married lives will be as kind and compassionate as the reception they have planned If like Ramil and Jamie you and your partner have opted to have a full veg wedding do write in to us at ganga vss sg so that we can share the news on this joyous occasion with the rest of the veg community Top International Vegetarian Cooking Course by KMSPKSM Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery is organising an International Vegetarian Cooking Course this month comprising 3 Saturday sessions each helmed by a renowned chef Chef Tony Khoo will touch on Italian cuisinesuch as Bechamel Sauce Cream of Mushroom Soup Oven Baked Lagsane and Tomato Provencale Sauce Chef Leons Tan will touch on Japanese cuisine such as Tempura Of Pressed Tofu with Pumpkin Floss in Miso Herbed Broth and Miso Herbed Broth and Chef Gary Lim will share some techniques on pastry making such as Bittersweet Chocolate Cupcake and Coconut Mousse Details Date 7 14 28 Sep

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  • VSS eNewsletter 1 August 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    per person 60 for 2 persons or 50 for 2 early birds includes lunch at 12 30pm Facilitator Yeow Loh Yeow Nguan Please transfer the fees to DBS Current account 106 900562 0 and drop an email to finance kampungsenang org with the transfer reference number or call 67498509 Top Best Selling Author John Robbins speaks at HWS Kampung Senang s Holistic Wellness Symposium is back and this year s keynote speaker is John Robbins best selling author whose books kicked started the Food Revolution in America 25 years ago John and his son Ocean will talk about how your diet can have a profound transformative effect on your health and well being The fact filled symposium will enlighten you on 1 How you can prevent cancer diabetes or heart diseases in your life 2 How people the world over have recovered from these catastrophic diseases 3 Animal factory farms their health and environmental implications 4 The true nature of foods sold at your grocery stores cafeterias and restaurants 5 What you can do to ensure you and your family have life enhancing foods The symposium will be held at Kampung Senang s Holistic Wellness Symposium on 31st August 2013 For more information please visit http eco harmony net holistic wellness symposium cancer prevention and wholesome living Top Cooking Classes by Bliss and Wisdom With the English class and organic farm tour having received favourable response from participants Bliss and Wisdom will be conducting another 2 classes on healthy living Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking Class in Mandarin Total 8 Lessons Date All Sundays in Sep and Oct 2013 except 22 Sep Time 3 00 4 30 pm Venue 55 A Lorong 27 Geylang 2nd storey Yes Natural Bakery Fee 40 Cost of ingredients Email bwss cixin org sg Contact 65471580 Ms Koh Lee Yong or Iris Sia Xiu Hua Yoga Class Elementary Total 10 Lessons Date Every Friday starting from 16 August 2013 Venue 23 Lorong 29 Geylang 04 01 Zhan Clan Building Fee 150 Class size limited to 28 To register or find out more please email Ms Koh Lee Yong or Iris Sia Xiu Hua at bwss cixin org sg or call 65471580 Top Classes by Little Green Cafe Chef Shalu offers her next set of classes for August 1st Aug 11am 2pm Sensational Soups and Salads Salads and soups don t have to be boring These dishes are tempting tasty and colourful and they are designed to accompany and balance your everyday meals by injecting lots of freshness and plenty of essential nutrients And most of them are substantial enough to be meals in themselves Menu Roasted balsamic beetroot feta and orange salad Moroccan spiced roasted carrot and avocado salad Chilled pea and cucumber soup with fresh mint 6th Aug 2 5pm Indian cuisine Everybody loves Indian food but its often daunting to re create at home because of the sheer number of spices involved Master the skills of cooking an authentic Indian meal from scratch Menu Vegetable

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  • VSS eNewsletter 15 June 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    or email cixin bwss org sg Top A Test for You Many so called health foods are highly processed so it s easy to mistake second rate foods for optimal choices The Vegetarian Health Institute is offering a quick quiz to help you assess whether you ve been misled into thinking certain foods are healthy when they are actually not that much so In addition to getting the 10 question score via email you will also get the e book 14 Ways to Supercharge Your Health with Whole Foods worth 19 97 To try out the test and get the book please visit http www veghealth com healthyeatingquiz php Top Classes by Nutrihub Culinary Art Vinitha Ang of Nutrihub has scheduled another batch of classes this July as listed below If you are keen please contact Vinitha directly at 92368402 who has graciously offered special 10 discount for VSS members 13 Jul Sat 2pm to 6 30pm Healthy Living NutriBake Vegan Baking Class 27 Jul Sat 2pm to 5 30pm Healthy Living NutriMeal Japanese Vegan Cuisine class In addition she will be conducting cooking classes in collaboration with external partners this June and you may want to consider registering for those as well 19 Jun Wed 7pm to 9pm Chef Cookery Studio in Chinatown Raw Vegan Gourmet Cuisine No Bake Mango Pudding Tart Raw Spaghetti with Homemade Marinara sauce NutriVegan Rojak demo only For registration please call Raymond at 62256608 30 Jun Sun 3pm to 5pm Awareness Place in Waterloo Street Vegetarian Cooking Series Homemade Fruit Enzyme NutriVegan Rojak and Japanese Pumpkin Brown Rice demo only For registration please call Cixin at 63365067 For details and information on August classes please visit the Nutrihub blog at http www nutrihub blogspot com Top Classes by Little Green Cafe Chef Shalu offers her next set of classes for June and July 18 Jun 7 10pm Time to De tox Part of the Eat Well series this class is for those who want to get on track with healthy recipes that will cleanse the system from the inside out Create delicious meals using ingredients that are low in fat high in antioxidants and other nutrients Menu Green goddess soup Japanese noodles with tofu edamame and soy ginger dressing Quinoa and sweet potato cakes 20 Jun 11am 2pm Thai cuisine Fusing the elements of several Southeast Asian cultures Thai cooking is all about fresh flavours with strong aromatic ingredients and a good level of spice Great emphasis is placed on detail and variety and Thai food is known for its balance of four fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal sour sweet salty and spicy Menu Pomelo salad with coconut tamarind dressing Thai Green Curry making the paste from scratch Spicy tofu with holy basil 22 Jun 2 5pm Sri Lankan cuisine If you haven t tried Sri Lankan food take this opportunity to learn some spectacular homestyle dishes which are simple flavourful and spicy curries with a twist Menu Eggplant

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  • VSS eNewsletter 17 May 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    To join the group and be notified of the outings being organised please visit http www meetup com singapore vegetarian Top Don t Forget ACRES Gala Dinner This Saturday ACRES will be celebrating its 12th birthday this Saturday 18 May at Orchid Country Club and is hoping to raise 100 000 at the annual Gala Dinner which is its biggest fundraiser The money raised goes towards running the various programmes such as wildlife rescue operations educational outreach efforts and vital animal protection campaigns The evening promises to be a mix of inspirational stories about the animals entertainment a delicious 9 course meal with free flow of wine beer and soft drinks and a lot of fun Ticket price of 200 includes a goodie bag and entry to a Lucky Draw To learn more and to book your tickets please visit http acres org sg events acresgaladinner2013 html Top Relax Rejuvenate Refresh Kampung Senang is organizing a juice fast retreat at KTM Resort in Batam Indonesia from 15 19 June 5D4N and promises to be an integrated mind body spirit detoxification programme The price of the programme includes 2 way ferry transport seaside accommodation organice juices restorative yoga health check up educational workshops by Dr Vincent Tan optional movie screenings and group sharing sessions The programme costs 899 per person 799 per person if registration is done in pairs 699 per person if registration is done by pairs of Kampung Senang members An early bird discount applies from now until 31 May 13 for all categories at 699 per person for registration done in pairs To register please make an interbank transfer to DBS Current Account 106 900562 0 and send the transaction reference number to finance kampungsenang org or call 6749 8509 Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment For more information contact Yeow at 98393769 or via email at outreach kampungsenang org Top Antioxidant 10 Food Addiction Addicted to coffee and fried foods Most of us know what healthy foods are but we continue our habit of consuming less than healthy foods Often food addiction holds us back from optimal health and is an underlying factor of many health conditions This session confronts our slavery to the palate and explores solutions so we can be empowered to be the master of our health Date 01 Jun Sat 1 30pm to 3 30pm Venue Kampung Senang HLC Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent 01 205 Fees 40 per person OR 50 for two persons To register please make an interbank transfer to DBS Current Account 106 900562 0 and send the transaction reference number to finance kampungsenang org or call 6749 8509 Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment For more information contact Yeow at 98393769 or via email at outreach kampungsenang org Top Antioxidant 12 Cancer Prevention and Possible Reversal Every one already possesses cancer cells Our lifestyles and diets determine whether we feed or starve these cells and develop full blown cancer This often perplexing and costly disease is mostly

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  • VSS eNewsletter 15 April 2013 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    call 6749 8509 to confirm the registration Top How Healthy is Your Heart Popular speaker Dr Tan Pik Yee has been engaged to present on the topic of heart health this coming Sunday Being a certified quit smoking consultant she has the conducted smoking cessation talks and training for more than 25 companies She has also conducted corporate wellness programmes in the area of health screening nutrition exercise weight management and stress management for numerous organizations Do consider attending this talk cum dinner if you can make the time Date 21 Apr 2013 6pm to 9pm Location Quality Hotel 201 Balestier Road Fee 12 per person To register please contact Mark Chan at 97438362 Top Yoga Awareness Dinner Our friends at Ananda Marga a non profit oragnisation that propagates self realisation and service to humanity is organising a Yoga Awareness Dinner to remind us to take a moment off our busy schedules to spend time with friends and family through a healthy dinner Aimed at raising funds for the organisation to continue on with their mission and to show appreciation for the support they have received participants can look forward to a sumptuous 8 course vegetarian spread prepared by the famous Fo You Yuan vegetarian restaurant a line up of entertaining performances door gifts and even a lucky draw Date 11 May 2013 Time 7pm Venue Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Association 397 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 Fee 80 per person or 750 for a table seats 10 To reserve your place please call 6344 6519 or email yoga anandamarga org sg now Top Enlightenment of a Vegan Priest Father Frank Mann a catholic priest of 34 years who serves in Queens New York is a gifted writer and speaker known for his infectious enthusiasm and warm sense of humor He recently had a deep personal awakening to the plight of animals and has since incorporated the values of veganism and animal rights into his spiritual life and vision of a more just and peaceful world Watch him share his story at http youtu be 4ekOPyXGs3Q Top Top 50 Vegan Blogs If you ve ever wondered what the best vegan blogs are out there then the list offered by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating may help An independent organisation that does not endorse or promote any particular diet it does however encourage the exploration of a wide variety of dietary approaches with the objective that each person discovers what works best for them The list of 50 vegan blogs which are not in any particular order can be found at http psychologyofeating com 50 top vegan blogs Top Help Fund this Vegan Violinist Irene Abrigo a vegan violinist from Turin Italy who is currently based in Switzerland is currently working on a personal and artistic project titled 24 Capricci di Puganini which is a series of 24 short films silent movie in collaboration with the Italian photographer and director Claudio Molinaro The central theme of the films is

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