VSS eNewsletter 29 July 2005 - Vega Fiesta edition
VSS eNewsletter 29 July 2005
Come to the Vega Fiesta, Sun 31Jul, Tampines East CC
In this issue
So Much Great Veg Food All in the Same Place
Singapore Meatout Week ends this Sunday with a big bang: the Vega Fiesta at Tampines East CC, 8am-5pm.
See http://www.singaporemeatout.org/news.html for a listing off all the events. No doubt the big attraction of Vega Fiesta will be the Meatless Food Fair, featuring:
ü Tim sum
ü Cookies, brownies, cherry cake
ü Dosa and North Indian dishes
ü Flaxseed oil
ü Cooling herb tea
ü Vegetarian mixed rice
ü Soy milk and soy ice desserts
ü Brown rice milk
ü Brown rice set
Just in Time for Singapore Meatout Week: The VSS Cookbook
What started with a series of recipe columns in Today newspaper is now a cookbook filled with mouth-wateringly beautiful photographs, useful information, and more than 60 different recipes. The VSS cookbook is now available in bookstores at $28 + GST. Or, you can buy it at a special price of $25 at the Vega Fiesta, this Sun, 31 July, Tampines East CC, 8am-5pm. All royalties go to VSS.
Vegetarian Food Writer
Shoba Narayan is a life-long vegetarian who has written about food, travel and her native India for many publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Newsweek, Beliefnet and House Beautiful. Her first book, "Monsoon Diary: A Memoir with Recipes" was published in April 2003 by Random House.
Shoba is now living in Singapore , by way of India and the U.S. Last week, she was interviewed for The Sunday Times. Here is an article she wrote in 2000, entitled “Confessions of a Closet Vegetarian”: http://www.shobanarayan.com/web/belief/belief_20.htm.
Let’s hope that many vegetarians will come out of the closet soon. We need you, the other animals need you, and the Earth needs you.
At Devagi’s ‘Feast on a Banana Leaf’ last weekend on Sentosa, a VSS member met someone who is almost completely vegetarian, except that he sometimes eats fish. Why does he eat fish? To get Omega 3.
No need! Plant sources of Omega 3 are richer and cleaner. Below are details about flaxseed, also known as linseed, which you can buy at health food stores or NTUC FairPrice. The information comes from the website of the UK Vegetarian Society:
http://www.vegsoc.org/info/omega3.html. If you buy the oil, it’s probably best to refrigerate it, and it shouldn’t be used for cooking.
Vegan Wins Ultramarathon in Desert Heat
In an earlier issue of this eNewsletter, you read the story of how our fellow vegetarian M. Rameshon set the Singapore national marathon record. Here’s another example of great endurance fueled by plant power:
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