VSS eNewsletter 5 June 2007
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VSS eNewsletter, 5 June 2007
Here’s the itinerary for the Organic Tour, Sun, 22 July: http://www.vegetarian-society.org/images/organic_trip_ad.pdf
Meet 8.30am – at the taxi stand in front of Outram Park MRT, bus leaves 8.45am sharp
Fire Flies Health Farm - Visit
Plot 75 Lim Chu Kang Lane 2
Spring Orchard - Visit
1 Lim Chu Kang Lane 4
L'Organic – Lunch and Shopping
Blk 18, Dempsey Road , Unit A
Kin Yan Agrotech - Visit
No. 220 Neo Tiew Crescent
Chyuan Shiang Energy – Organic Shop
12 Arumugam Road #05-03, Lion Building B
The Whole Earth Restaurant – Dinner – begins at 5.30pm
593 Geylang Rd
Price: $50, VSS members and those who pay before 1 July: $45. Email info@... to arrange payment. This always sells out; so, please hurry to avoid disappointment.
In our last issue, we asked people to send info on outlets with healthy, tasty versions of rojak. A reader highlighted the following outlet that just launched their rojak:
Green Connection@Melleo's Place, 05 Angus Street, Merchant Square, Central Mall, opposite Riversde Point, Tel: 6536.1770, 9622.7887. Buses: 51, 143, 174, 186, 608 (havelock road) 2, 12, 33, 51, 61, 80, 174, 197, 961 ( Eu Tong Sen Road ). Email: melleosplace@..., Website: http://www.melleosplace.com
Why not give their rojak a try? And, please tell us about other veg outlets with tasty, healthy rojak.
Our friends at Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre will host a Holistic Charity Fair, Sat, 16 Jun, 11am-6pm, at their premises at Blk 106, Aljunied Crescent , near Aljunied MRT. Taste nature’s healthy vegetarian food, buy at the organic weekend mart, and experience alternative health checks and therapy.
VSS will have a stall, selling special raw flaxseed crackers, plus our colourful VSS t-shirt: http://www.vegetarian-society.org/revamp/html/index.php?module=Static_Docs&func=view&f=t-shirt.htm
For more info on the fair: 6749.8509, email@...
Here, courtesy of a reader in the U.K. , are some easy veg recipes. Why not try them and find out if easy and tasty can go together:
Last weekend, Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre held a launch for local author and vegetarian activist Betty L Khoo-Kingsley’s inspiring and informative new book, titled ‘Cancer Cured Naturally’. The book mixes inspirational tales of personal triumphs over cancer with useful knowledge about why and how to adopt a plant-based diet.
Obtain your own autographed copy and meet Betty in person this Sat, 9 Jun, 3-5pm, Yogi Hub, 16 Madras St, Little India, behind Tekka Mall (7 min walk fr Little India MRT).
Betty’s book is also available at major bookstores. Additionally, in keeping with Betty’s strong credentials as a environmentalist, the book is printed in an environmentally friendly manner.
Critique of The China Study
Earlier this year, the VSS eNewsletter ran excerpts from The China Study by Prof T Colin Campbell. Not surprisingly, the book has its critics. Here’s the URL for one such critique. To the critic’s credit, the URL for Prof Campbell’s response is included. http://www.cholesterol-and-health.com/China-Study.html
Genesis Health Food Restaurant, 1 Lorong Telok, is offering a 3-session baking course, on Sun, 15, 22, and 29 Jul, 4pm–6pm. ($200 for the Full Course)
Session 1: Bread Making
1. Basic bread-making techniques
2. How to create your own bread recipes
3. Basic sandwich loaf, multigrain loaf, herbal breads & oatmeal raisin
Session 2: Sweet & Savory Buns, Rolls, & Other Varieties
1. Mini buns—cinnamon rolls, banana date rolls
2. Orange bread
4. Garlic bread
5. Fruit loaf
Session 3: Varieties of Pows
1. Basic Pow-making techniques
2. How to create your own pow recipe
3. Learn to make vegetable pows, pumpkin pows and “mantou”
For details, contact Genesis at 6438.7118.
Today, June 5, is World Environment Day!
In the spirit of protecting our environment, the current (June 2007) issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association features a new position paper entitled: Food and Nutrition Professionals Can Implement Practices to Conserve Natural Resources and Support Ecological Sustainability.
"Overall, animal protein production required 25 kcal for each kilocalorie produced as food. Grain protein production requires only 2.2 kcal per food kilocalorie. ...RDs (Registered Dieticians) can encourage eating that is both healthful and conserving of soil, water and energy by emphasizing plant sources of protein and foods that have been produced with fewer agricultural inputs."
Online access requires a subscription to the Journal.
A cookbook due at the end of the year targets the way our diet affects global warming. Titled the Global Warming Diet, the book is a collaboration between a chef and a climate change expert. In addition to recipes, the cookbook also contains information such as that it takes 5.5 kilograms (12 pounds) of grain and 2,500 gallons of water to make just a half-kilo (one pound) hamburger. Although it doesn’t seem that the book is 100% veg, it’s in the right direction.
Indian Vegetarians Cruise into Singapore
The following article from The Hindustan Times, one of India ’s leading newspapers, highlights how important vegetarian food is to Singapore ’s tourism efforts. First, here’s excerpts from the article:
At the Singapore Cruise Centre you will find a couple of very big white ships, brightly lit shops and hordes of wide-eyed Indians There are women in salwar suits in newly acquired branded sneakers, hairy, pot-bellied men in new sneakers too, coy honeymooning couples, and dozens of children zigzagging through luggage trolleys piled high with suitcases and bags of various colours and sizes.
The cruise centre is where we set sail from on the Great Indian Vegetarian Cruise that not only offers "Jain food" — a phrase that envelops moong ki dal, aloo ki sabzi, papad, raita, achaar and kheer …
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