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  • VSS eNewsletter 15 December 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    millet wild grains quinoa and buckwheat Eating more nuts and seeds can be helpful too As for feeling cold one may temporarily take less raw foods and add spices such as ginger cayenne pepper fennel and clove Top Guided Veg Shopping in Little India Chef Oh Chong Fah is offering a unique 3hr programme to help people better understand the many marvellous possibilities of Indian vegetarian food The programme includes Shopping at Mustafa Shopping Centre Understanding herbs and spices for cooking Learning how to buy healthy ingredients at good price Learning some Indian veg recipes Lunching together for more discussion on Indian food at an Indian vegetarian restaurant Group size 10 max Fee 15 exclusive of lunch expenses Date Time 26 Dec 2010 10am 1pm OR 2 Jan 2011 10am 1pm Details www wholesomeliving sg com schedules html Top Cooking Class by Ananda Marga It s back again By popular demand another Ananda Marga vegetarian cooking class by Bhearavii The menu includes Ondeh Ondeh Carob Cake Fried Tulip Balls recipes will be provided When Sat 18 Dec 2 5pm Where 41 Norma Terrace Opera Estate near Bedok MRT How much 55 per pax How call 6344 6519 to register Website www anandamarga org sg Top VegeHub org A New Place for Veg Info Vegehub is a project that showcases the commitment of Singapore s vegetarian community to a healthier nation cleaner air greener environment more loving society and more sustainable agriculture When you visit www vegehub org you will see the robust vegetarian blogosphere in Singapore established resources for vegetarian education a wide array of vegetarian services and vibrant pro vegetarian businesses and events It s a one stop vegetarian online hub for vegetarians to become more cohesive via facilitated communication and mutual support of vegetarian services It s also a convenient reference point for non vegetarians to get comfy with the vegetarian world by knowing real vegetarian people through their blogs services and educational materials Top Switch When Change Is Hard A new book useful for people seeking to improve their activism is Switch by Chip and Dan Heath The book is not specifically about veg activism but the points are relevant Here s a summary www veganoutreach org advocacy switch html Top Half of China s Antibiotics Fed to Animals Nearly half of the antibiotics produced in China are being fed to livestock rather than used to fight illness in people experts say This reduces the effectiveness of the antibiotics Attention should be paid to the problem of antibiotic intake via daily food consumption because that will increase the possibility for drug resistant bacteria to develop in human bodies said Huang Liuyu director of the Institute for Disease Prevention and Control of the People s Liberation Army For example a 650 gram premature infant born in Guangzhou developed resistance to seven kinds of antibiotics which was suspected to be due to his mother s daily intake of meat and eggs that contained remnants of antibiotics the People s

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  • VSS eNewsletter 1 December 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    on marine ecosystems Third recent research suggests that fishes far from being mere vegetables of the sea do feel pain and are intelligent in a variety of ways For instance in a book published earlier this year Do Fish Feel Pain Victoria Braithwaite Professor of Fisheries and Biology Pennsylvania State University USA summaries the growing body of research suggesting that fishes are more cognitively competent than previously suspected Furthermore the fact that tens of millions of vegetarians in India have survived for generations without eating fishes suggests that omega 3 can be obtained without involving fishes Non animal sources of omega 3 include flaxseeds easily obtained at most supermarkets walnuts and canola oil Indeed some of these plant based sources of omega 3 can even be less expensive than buying fishes Top Giving Feedback to the Government Do any of you take part in the REACH Reaching Everyone for Active Citizenry Home programme http www reach gov sg Home aspx via which the government seeks to garner feedback Recently one of the topics was Fight the Flab reporting the growing problem of obesity and what can be done Here s what one VSS member wrote Subsidise vegetarian food both in the markets and in the eateries Tax unhealthy food to pay for this Yes people have the right to eat what they want but we should discourage them from making harmful choices just like we use ERP car taxes etc to discourage people from driving too much In many ways what we eat is not an individual choice First if we mess up our health others often have to pay for it Secondly it s well established that meat production disproportionally damages the environment Third the billions many billions of animals whose lives are grossly distorted and prematurely ended so that we can eat meat deserve a thought don t they Read the background info and other comments plus post your own comment here Top Sharkwater on YouTube Sharkwater http www sharkwater com is an exciting documentary about efforts to curb the shark fin industry Beautiful underwater photography too You can now watch it on YouTube http www youtube com watch v Vog3z1NsMYU Contact Project Fin to arrange showings at schools etc http www facebook com group php gid 271905012232 v info Top Taste of Natural Closes Located in the Banquet Food Court near Clifford Centre Taste of Natural was well liked for providing healthy tasty varied halal certified plant based food at a reasonable price Thus it is with regret that we announce its closure Thanks and best wishes to the staff and owners Fortunately there are still two veg outlets at that Banquet a Komala s and a Chinese veg Top Counter of Animals Killed for Meat Last year we approximately 6 8 billion humans ate about 60 billion land animals and probably more marine animals The enormity of this annual toll is now captured in an iphone app http iphoneakc tumblr com in a counter you can

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  • VSS eNewsletter 15 November 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    Preparation for the Congress has already led to the formal re launching of the Vegetarian Society of Kenya see photo For links to reports photos and plans for all of the above see http www ivu org africa The difference in the funds appeal this time is that we have very recently received a substantial donation for general IVU Africa use but rather than simply spend it all on this congress we want to build up some funds to allow better planning for future events We are already looking towards the 1st Southern Africa Veg Congress in 2011 probably in South Africa and to the first ever IVU World Veg Congress in Africa in 2014 As there are many countries with different currencies all funds will be held specifically for Africa by the IVU treasurer and released direct to the country needing the support subject to appropriate scrutiny We need your help to make all this possible Please help by going to http www ivu org africa donations html and sending whatever you can via PayPal online credit card payments Every donation however small will make a difference If you or your organization would like to be listed as a sponsor do let me know Many thanks in advance john john davis manager ivu org http www ivu org Top Healthful Veg Cooking Demo Dinner Healthful Vegetarian Cooking demo and dinner at Balestier Rd SDA Church social hall on Sunday November 21 2010 from 5 pm to 6 30 pm Fee 30 per person Limited to 30 participants Pre register by sending sms to 9348 1848 http sg theasianparent com articles kids and a vegetarian diet Top New Supplier of Vegan Meat People concerned about whether vegetarian meat imported from other countries is really meatless will be glad to hear about the opening of Loving Vegan a new supplier of veg meat that is not only vegan but also non GMO http www lovingvegan com sg index htm Purchases can be made via the order form found in the website free delivery for any order above 80 Top My Pet Chicken Bought ChiChi a chirpy and noisy chick for 5 from a pet farm in Tampines in late 2002 An extremely sociable pet she would respond to you when called such as coming towards you or acknowledging with her calls We allowed ChiChi to roam the apartment We had almost 9 memorable years with her During her early days between 3 12 months as a chick she would sit near our feet while we watched our favourite TV program Soon as she grew she would fly up to our lap and then progressed to our shoulders playfully pecking at our ears It was a joy to watch her lying on a laid out towel while we did house chores or watched TV Her favourite pastime was eating and watermelon seeds were her favourite She was an intelligent bird with extremely superb eyesight The moment you brought out a watermelon she

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  • VSS eNewsletter 1 November 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    Bldg near Paya Lebar MRT as VSS Education and Outreach Officer Mr Loh Yeow Nguan joins international experts to share practices of holistic solutions to treat modern day diseases and protect the environment Over six overseas holistic medical specialists and seven local experts will gather at this dual language symposium to share their medical knowledge with the public For more information http www eco harmony net HWS2010 index htm or 6749 8509 Top Kampung Senang s Detox Wellness Culinary Events Our friends at Kampung Senang cordially invite you to attend a detox retreat http www kg senang org sg link nature theraphy purecamp html and holistic wellness workshops http www eco harmony net links eco harmony new event html For further information www kg senang org sg or 6749 8509 6785 2568 Plus on Fri 5 Nov 9 30am 5 30pm Kampung Senang will be hosting a ONE DAY Express Organic Culinary Workshop to be taught be Chef Oh Chong Fah Learn a complete wholesome diet for people who take responsibility for their health This workshop includes materials hands on session and food appreciation Top Vegan Cooking Lessons at Robinsons Halimah Arivalaki Ilavarasi is a person of many talents an editor at VegVibe magazine a geography teacher a speaker on veg topics and a blogger on veg cooking just to mention a few Now Halimah is taking veg to a place it s never been before to Robinsons in the heart of Orchard Road Specifically she is doing a cookery class on the 5th floor of Robinson Department store next to where they keep their household items and cutlery It s called the Robinson Wiltshire baking studio This is unlike most cooking classes Most classes are demo classes where participants observe the chef preparing food Here they get to do it hands on that means they bake and decorate their own cakes cook their own meals and they get to bring all of it back home as well On top of that there will be a goodie bag given to all participants Light refreshments will be served 13 Nov Sat 2 5 pm Delightful Desserts Rich Mocha Cake with Espresso Cream Frosting Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Moist Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting 120 21 Nov Sun 10am 1pm Easy Western Meals Black Bean Burger Chickpea Cutlets Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli 100 27 Nov Sat 2 5 pm Pastas Roasted Vegetables Angel Hair Pasta Black Pepper Pasta Basil Cilantro Pesto with Roasted Garlic Pasta 100 To register http www kitchencapers net workshop Top Green Smoothies at Loewen Gardens Farmers Market Adeline Tan is a young entrepreneur who has been helping to promote Veggie Thursday see above photo of Adeline at the VT booth at the 10 10 10 event Adeline s new company LINS Smoodees specializes in green smoothies a surprisingly tasty way for people to get their greens You can try her green creations at Loewen Gardens Farmers Market 75E Loewen Road near Dempsey

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  • VSS eNewsletter 15 October 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    fresh or dried nuts seeds and all sorts of spices Asian Salad The sweetness of apples and mild heat from the finely chopped ginger gives this salad a refreshingly oriental flavour the secret to making this salad good is putting in effort to finely chop the strongly flavoured ingredients before mixing everything together Apples oxidise fast so mix into the liquid ingredients as soon as they re chopped http rawhope org media ripe 01 RIPE FebMar09 pdf You could also experiment with adding some mandarin orange wedges cut into smaller pieces Italian Salad Pasta If your definition of salad is any raw fruit vegetable tossed together than I highly recommend this some people can t even tell this Marinara sauce is all raw and I don t even need a spiral slicer as a suitable handheld peeler shredder was good enough I bought mine from Tangs basement demo section I skip the oil and add a bit more water if necessary http www youtube com watch v eLi5657CSos p 5C4248386F339473 playnext 1 index 29 Dairy Free 1000 Island Sauce This goes very well with any combination of your favourite fruits vegetables 1 pack Unisoy organic soy milk powder dissolved in 1 2 cup cool water use unsweetened if you prefer adding your own sweetener Add juice of 1 2 a lemon more can be added at the end if preferred Stir in 1 2 cup ketchup or more depending on your preference If you like pickles or sauerkraut chop finely and add in Fat free Dressings I highly recommend this site for oil free recipes http fatfreevegan com blog category dressings Fermented Bean Paste Sesame Oil Dressing Miso and Chinese fermented bean paste are quite similar although fermented bean paste can vary in taste texture and even spiciness with different brands http www wholeliving com recipe sesame miso salad dressing Top Free Screening of Home plus Discussion The first film to be shot 100 with aerial footage Yann Arthus Bertrand s Home is a homage to the beautiful planet we inhabit and a warning of what we stand to lose if we do not change our ways Our friends at Singapore Environment Council SEC are organising a free screening of Home on Fri 22 Oct 7 30pm at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium on the NUS campus http www streetdirectory com asia travel travel travel id 36028 travel site 144107 Following the screening representatives from Green Drinks http sggreendrinks wordpress com the NUS Office of Environmental Sustainability and SEC will lead a discussion of the film Registration is needed at www alumnet nus edu sg Enquiries 6516 6950 Top Chef Seeks Work at Veg Stall in West VSS received the following request which we gladly pass on My husband s friend is looking for vegetarian stall in western SG to work as a chef assistant urgently He has experience cooking Chinese dishes Anyone who has vacancy please call my husband Khoo at 9070 9297 Top Foods to Combat Stress

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  • VSS eNewsletter 1 October 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    because of health reasons My mother passed away with stomach cancer last year and I definitely believe it must be food related Since then I have become a strong advocate of healthy eating Being a pastry chef dealing with traditional baking with eggs and dairy it was a big challenge for myself as I have to try my own cakes on my vegetarian days Thus I made up my mind in February to change business and my entire line of baked products to vegan with a mission to convince the public that cakes and desserts can be sinlessly good too Although I am not a full fledged vegan I practice vegetarianism more and am only vegan once a week In my diet I make healthier choices by eating raw salad or warps with extra vegetables rather than going to a Chinese vegetarian store which is mainly made up of unhealthy deep fried starch On other days when I eat from the Chinese mixed rice stall I still take meat but always request for at least 2 vegetables dishes So moderation of meat intake is what I preach It s not meatless it is meat less Top Free Weight Loss Talk at 7 Sensations 7 Sensations restaurant is sponsoring a free talk by Dr Koh Lam Son on Weight Loss at 2 30 on Sun 3 Oct Details 16 Madras Street S 208413 Call 6298 8198 or 9023 4409 to book your seats www 7 sensations com Top Help Needy Kids and Sign Veggie Pledge On Children s Day 1 Oct The Brownie Factory One Raffles Place B1 01B OUB Centre S048616 6835 9579 Mon Fri 10 30am 8pm will be donating the entire day s sales to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund Also you can stop by The Brownie Factory on any weekday to sign the Veggie Thursday pledge promising to eat veg every Thu or any other day you choose That should be an easy pledge to make for most readers of this eNewsletter Top Former US President Clinton Becomes Near Vegan Watch video of ex US president Bill Clinton on CNN describe how the work of Cleveland Clinic surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr led Clinton to embrace a nearly 100 plant based lifestyle losing 24 pounds in the process Clinton also discusses the work of Dr Dean Ornish and the enormous importance of the book The China Study by Professor T Colin Campbell VSS brought Prof Campbell to SG last year and Dr Esselstyn has tentatively agreed to come in March 2011 Watch the CNN interview with Clinton and follow up interviews with Drs Esselstyn and Ornish http www youtube com watch v UoHt9cSWJVI feature player embedded Top TV Advert Questions Fast Food Meat Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine www pcrm org conducts research and public education related to the links between health and consumption of animal foods Recently they put together an incisive television advert that should cause many people to question whether meat burgers are

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  • VSS eNewsletter 15 September 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    4 September I choose vegetarian although I do understand that meat dishes can be tasty that eating meat can be a way to enhance social links with others who are also eating meat and that certain meat dishes may even enhance my status among certain people I choose not to eat meat because the lives of the animals whom I would be eating seem more important and because I can enjoy tasty food and warm social ties via veggie food too On a more selfish note I think about what would happen if people from another planet see photo above came to Earth and took a liking to the taste of humans such as me With their superior technology this other species could do to us what we now do to chickens pigs cows and others I wouldn t want that kind of life for myself or anyone else humans or other animals I ve been making the vegetarian choice for 30 years Maybe it s not the right choice for everyone but to me it s one of the best things I ve ever done And along the way I ve eaten lots of great food and enjoyed the company of lots of great people Top The VSS InBox Several readers wrote in to inform us of problems with the Food Outlets page on the VSS website Thanks We are in the process of upgrading some of the software that runs the website but it may require a couple weeks Everyone s patience is appreciated Top Danger on Egg Farms This U S tv report explains unhealthy conditions on large factory egg farms in the U S which have contributed to the recall of huge numbers of eggs And near the end of the news segment just look at the crowded conditions the chickens must endure Awful http abcnews go com WNT video filthy iowa farms linked contaminated eggs salmonella 11518891l clipId 11518891 playistId 11518519 cid siteplayer Top Free Weight Loss Talk at 7 Sensations 7 Sensations restaurant is sponsoring a free talk by Dr Koh Lam Son on Weight Loss at 2 30 on Sun 3 Oct Details 16 Madras Street S 208413 Call 6298 8198 or 9023 4409 to book your seats www 7 sensations com Top Meat Wastes Water Water is a precious resource That s why we have NEWater and are moving towards desalinated water Meat production not only pollutes water due to the huge amount of liquid and solid waste produced by the animals whom we eat meat production also uses more water than does the growing of plant foods Here are some stats on that http www waterfootprint org page files productgallery For instance it requires 70 litres of water to grow an apple and 80 litres for 2 slices of wheat bread but 1937 litres for 1 8 kg of beef and 487 litres of water for 1 8 kg of chicken Top SG Veg Blogosphere More and more veg blogs are

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  • VSS eNewsletter 30 August 2010 | Vegetarian Society (Singapore)
    suggested some places where B12 supplements can be purchased Readers wrote in with the following advice 1 It is always wise to seek professional medical expertise about our diet and our health generally 2 A vegan supplement containing B12 is available by mail order from The Vegan Society in the UK www vegansociety com shop at 4 99 for 3 months supply for an adult 6 months for children under 12 plus postage There lots of info about B12 on www vegansociety com 3 Essential Living carries Solgar B 12 in mini easy to swallow capsule Stores that carry Solgar Vit B12 are as follows Brown Rice Paradise Tanglin Mall SuperNature Orchard Boulevard Eat Organic Bukit Timah Onaka Biopolis Specialist Compounding Pharmacy Biopolis Plant Planet Centrepoint Green Apples River Valley Yes Natural Tiong Bahru Top Video on Bird Intelligence This video less than 4 mins shows a researcher discussing the intelligence of birds and shows a bird doing things that scientists used to think only humans could do http www time com time video player 0 32068 490943046001 2009877 00 html Top Another Veg Stall in Ang Moh Kio Ang Mo Kio is becoming a great place for veg food And here s one more veg eatery that just opened there Name Good Earth Vegetarian Address Blk 453 Ang Mo Kio 01 05 Egg No Onion Garlic No Open 7am 9pm Morning session Kuey Chap Wonton Mee Yi pian MeeHoon Loh Mee Afternoon session Organic Brown Rice Set Claypot Noodles Mee Goreng Top Talk The Key to a Healthy Heart The Sadhu Vaswani Centre 127 Marshall Rd S 424914 will be presenting a talk featuring two consultant cardiologists Dr V P Nair and Dr Dinesh Nair The date and time is Sun 5 Sep 5 7pm Light refreshments will be served Admission is free but registration is required Contact Jyoti 9010 3855 or Ranjana 9768 4108 The international leader of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission J P Vaswani is a strong advocate of vegetarianism and the welfare of our fellow animals Top Noah s Ark Cares 2011 Calendar If you aren t able to join the VSS excursion to NANAS animal sanctuary on 3 Oct see above do the next best thing and support the animals by purchasing a 2011 Noah s Ark Cares calendar http noahsarkcares blogspot com If the 2011 calendar is anything like the 2010 calendar it s full of great photos of cute animals for whom the shelter cares Top Sep Classes from NutriHub NutriHub at Cuppage Plaza B2 25 behind OG Orchard near Centrepoint www nutrihub blogspot com is now on FB http www facebook com pages NutriHub 141207109243971 v photos pages NutriHub 141207109243971 ref ts Here are three more sessions from Vanitha Ang who in addition to her culinary expertise also has trained and worked as a medical professional Sat 4 Sep 10 30am 12 30pm Harmonising Your Body Energy II Sat 18 Sep 3 5pm Nutrimeal Cooking Series II Sat 25 Sep 2 4pm

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