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VSS eNewsletter 15 October 2005
Cooking Workshop in Tanjong Pagar
A healthy cooking workshop with organic and biogenic cuisine will be conducted in English by Ms Sim Nget Seer. The workshop will be held on Sunday, 23 October, 2.30-5pm, at Synbiotics Health Optimum, 15, Stanley Street . The fee is $40, and the class is limited to the first 25 people to sign up. The menu features steamed five organic grain rice (biogenic style), chlorophyll soup, and pickled seaweed with root vegetables.
VSS is once again participating at the Holistic Living Festival, Sat-Sun, 22 & 23 October, 10am-8pm, at Teochow Building on Tank Road , near Dhoby Ghaut MRT: http://www.holisticliving.com.sg/festivedetails.php.
The festival is bigger – with 90 exhibitors from five countries, including VSS, better - with more free workshops, and cheaper - $3, instead of $5, and kids free. There will also be give-aways, such as Darlie green tea toothpaste to those who enter before supplies run out. VSS will be giving a workshop “Altruism Is Good for Your Health: Eat Less Meat!” at 5.20pm on Sat, 22 Oct.
New Outlet Features Hai Nam Curry Rice and Earthen Jar Soup
Sui Yuan Vegetarian is the name of the new veg outlet at Blk 27 Jalan Berseh #01-100 (directly behind Jalan Berseh Food Centre). Opening hours: 7am - 2pm; 5pm-10.30pm. Specialties include Hai Nam Curry Rice and Earthern Jar Soup. Contact: 9186.5415. A reader wrote in raving about the Hai Nam Curry Rice. Those not sure what it is should ask someone who has eaten non-veg Scissors Curry Rice at the corner of Kitchener Road .
Sui Yuan is open 7 days a week, except that it is closed 1st week Tuesday (nights off only) & Wednesday (whole day); 3rd week Tuesday (nights off only) & Wednesday (whole day).
A reader who is a graphic artist recommends the following website for its creative combination of words and pictures: http://www.thinkvegan.net.
Peanuts do not get a lot of respect. First off, they aren’t actually nuts; they’re legumes: http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/story.php?id=2440. Second, they are inexpensive, and lots of people think that cheap = bad. But, here’s some research that points out some of the benefits of eating peanuts: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050110120557.htm.
A reader who was in Malaysia recently reported two sightings of veggie burgers at McDonald’s restaurants. And, sure enough, the McDonald’s Malaysia website highlights their veggie burgers: http://www.mcdonalds.com.my/highlights/veg.asp. But, the last line of the page announcing the veggie burgers reads, “Veggie Burger is not a vegetarian product.”
We wrote for clarification and were told that mayonnaise containing eggs is added to the burger which is deep-fried in the same oil as the French fries. It is possible to ask for no mayo; however, the McDs person wasn’t willing to say that the burger would be veg without the mayo. We’ve also asked McDs Singapore about their plans. No answer yet.
Don’t Mock Mock Meat
Some people have a very low opinion of mock meat. Before jumping to conclusions, we need to see what the mock meat is made from and how it is prepared. Plus, every mock meat meal is very healthy for the chicken, cow, etc. parts of whom would have been on the plate in place of the mock meat.
To show that mock meat may be gaining status, here’s an article of the topic from a recent issue of the Washington Post.
Awareness Place bookshop is sponsoring a workshop featuring recipes from the VSS cookbook, “New Asian Traditions”: http://www.awarenessplace.com/activities/whaton.htm#.
The workshop, led by VSS cookbook author Sue Amy, is on Sunday, 30 Oct, 3.30-5.30, at Awareness Place in the Bras Basah Complex, #01-63, 6337.7582. Price is $18 for Awareness Place members and $28 for non-members.
Second Indinine Outlet on Neil Road
Indinine, the innovative veg restaurant at Suntec City ( 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-16, 6238-6755), has just opened a new outlet on 114 Neil Road , tel: 6222-5154. Indinine has veg versions of popular local dishes. One thing that makes Indinine unique is that they never use the V word; so, some people eat there, enjoy the food, and don’t realize that they’ve just eaten vegetarian food.
Brown Rice Sighting at a Neighbourhood Food Court
Everyone knows that brown rice is better for us, but most people think that brown rice can only be found at specialist organic restaurants. Could that be changing? A reader reports having a pleasant surprise at the S21 Food Court next to Tanjung Pagar Plaza . The veg stall there now serves brown rice at lunchtime. Maybe you can convince your favourite veg stall to do the same. Another idea is to cook a couple day’s worth of brown rice at home, bring some in a Tupperware to your favourite veg stall and ask them just to add veggies, etc.
For more on the health benefits of brown rice: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Cereals_and_wholegrain_foods?OpenDocument
Vegans are vegetarians who don’t eat any animal products, such as dairy, eggs, and honey. A journalist contacted VSS about interviewing vegans for an article in The New Paper. If you are a vegan and would be willing to be interviewed, contact VSS at info@..., and we’ll send you the contact information and the interview questions. The reporter needs this by this coming Wed.
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