VSS eNewsletter 3 July 2006
VSS eNewsletter 3 July 2006
Gala Dinner for Singapore Meatout Week
Singapore Meatout Week 2006 kicks off on 22 July with a special dinner from 7pm-9.30pm at Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant. Titled, ‘The Art of Healthful Cuisine’, the dinner will showcase the fine art of vegetarian cuisine.
Venue: Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant
* 789 & 791 Upp Serangoon Rd
* Bus No. 80, 82, 107, 136, 153 from Kovan MRT
* After Chinese Temple, next to Hillside Drive
Tickets: $38 – for VSS members; $45 – general public.
Booking via yywong4@...
Enquiries: kee_yew@... or 9362.7493 (Mr Wong)
At the end of last year, VSS organised a very popular 1-Day organic tour to organic farms, shops and restaurants. For Singapore Meatout Week 2006, the event is being repeated on 29 July, 8am-8pm.
This is an educational bus tour for beginners who are learning to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The farm visits in the morning will allow participants a chance to break away from the hectic atmosphere of the city, breath in revitalising rural fresh air, and understand the hardship of the farmers raising organic produce for the general well-being of people in Singapore . The afternoon section of the trip includes practical sessions for beginners to learn where and what to buy for healthy home-made vegetarian food preparation. The trip also features visits to two delicious, healthy vegetarian cafeterias/restaurants which will surely provide a lot of cooking ideas and healthy tips for the beginners.
Price: $50 (public and VSS members)
Booking via yywong4@...
Enquiries: www.singaporemeatout.org ; kee_yew@... or 9362.7493 (Mr Wong)
The previous VSS eNewsletter said that a letter to The Straits Times Forum Page from a VSS Exco member had not been published. Well, later the letter did appear, in The Sunday Times of 26 June, p. 38. This past week’s Sunday Times (2 July) also featured a letter (p. 44) supporting vegetarianism, as did an issue of Today earlier in the week.
Letters to the forum pages – both print and online – offer a way to spread the veg message. Please consider writing such letters. If you’d like help with proofreading, please send to info@....
For all of you who don’t read the gossip columns as much as you should, here’s an update on some of the many celebrity veggies: http://channels.netscape.com/celebrity/becksmith.jsp?p=bsf_vegging. Gossip columnists don’t specialize in accuracy; Simon Cowell, the infamous judge from American Idol is listed as being veg, although apparently all he did was to try it for a week and promise to eat more veg: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/news/2002/0204nast.htm.
David Jackson Tan won the Flavors of the World Cooking Competition at the Singapore Food Expo held 28 May at Singapore Expo. Organizers were Health Promotion Board, People's Association and the Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association. David’s entry was one of the two vegetarian dishes, that were competing with 10 non-vegetarian dishes in terms of taste. David's winning combination was Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Bubble & Squeak (Mash Potato) and Colourful Vegetables (Stir-Fried).
David will be doing a Vegetarian Cooking Demonstration on:
Date: July 9, 2006 (Sunday)
Time: 4pm to 6pm (Dinner provided)
Fee: $10.00 per person
Place: 6 Ashwood Grove (Near Singapore American School )
Organizer: Mark Chan, Director of the Home Health Education Service For registration: Please call or sms 97438362
On that day, David will be demonstrating Stuffed Portobello Mushroom, Apricot Mousse, Wild Rice, Vegetarian Promfet, Presto Herbal Pasta and Vegetarian Rojak.
David J Tan is a freelance vegetarian fine-dining cook at his own residence at 148 Minton Rise at Hougang St 11. By appointment only, he serves 5-course vegetarian fine dining meals for up to 20 people. He can be reached at 9710.0080.
In a study reported in the 2006 volume of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers at the University of Surrey, UK, explored the association between fruit and vegetable intake and bone mineral status in a cross-section of people, including participants from five age and sex cohorts (adolescent boys and girls, young women and older men and women). They found that increased fruit and vegetable consumption may strengthen bones.
To read the article abstract from the journal: http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/83/6/1420?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=mishra&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT.
An happy reader wrote to say, “ Singapore now lays claim to being the vegetarian capital of the world. According to the VSS web’s list of veg food outlets, there are 311 eating places exclusively serving vegetarian food. This works out to one eatery every 2.2sq.km, or more than one eatery for every square mile. Not only are the numbers impressive, but the sheer variety of veg food choices is astounding.”
The reader proudly continues, “Imagine the above as a headline resulting from a press conference. Our government and Tourist Board would love another first. It would give food publications something to quote about our fair isle. Visitors coming for the IMF-World Bank conference, the Integrated Resorts, and various MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions ) could be informed.”
New Indian Restaurant on Cecil St
Mantra Vegetarian Bistro is the name of a new outlet “devoted to providing excellent food with the right ambience for the business community in the downtown area”. The food is mostly Indian, but there are Chinese dishes as well.
Address: 138 Cecil Street, #01-02 Cecil Court
Open: M-F, 8am-9pm; Sat 8am-6pm
Contact: Ramkumar at 9815.9646
MRT: Raffles Place
Bus: alight in front of SIA Bldg on Robinson Rd , or GB Bldg on Cecil St
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