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      Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

      19 May 2012
      In This Issue

      Editor’s Note

      VSS NEWS

      The Green Singapore Sale
       
      VSS Inbox
       
      GENERAL NEWS

      5th Southeast Asian Vegetarian Congress
       
      Finding Veggie Hotels Around the World
       
      Resource on Vegan Pregnancy
       
      Genesis Cooking Classes for May
       
      Chef Halimah's Classes for May and June
       
      Classes by Little Green Cafe
       
      Upcoming Kampung Senang Activities
       
      Lapis Lazuli Light Talk by Dr. Lai Chiu-Nan
       
      Do You Want to Make History?
       
      Dietary Intervention to Slow Cancer?
       

      The month of May is typically a time when humans celebrate their mothers for bringing life and love into their world. Why not extend this consideration to arguably the most important of them - Mother Earth?
       
      Gangasudhan,
      Operations Coordinator


      If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to drop us a line here.
       
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      VSS members enjoy discounts at these fine restaurants and establishments.

       


      The Green Singapore Sale


      While the annual Great Singapore Sale, which is from 25 May - 22 Jul this year, is such a popular and common event, one person from our community envisioned having something similar within that sale period for green conscious shoppers and to support local green businesses. Thus Greenstore is organising The Green Singapore Sale 2012 at http://www.greensingaporesale.com for one month from 22 June to 22 Jul to celebrate eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical shopping.
       
      The sale promises to be a month where consumers can check out green products and services, and enjoy discounts and deals from various businesses. The VSS is proud to endorse this noble initiative by notable green movement activist Eugene Tay.
       
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      VSS Inbox


      Veg Food in Bintan?
       
      We were posed the question on where veg food might be available in Bintan , Indonesia , and we naturally approached our good friends there for their advice. The following is part of the response from our knowledgeable friend in Indonesia , Pak Jowly.
       
      "I often tell people I'm very proud of Bintan veg food. They serve various, fresh and delicious home-made foods. Every morning, these two veg outlets sell different dishes. The first built veg outlet there is Bodhi Vegetarian in Jalan Bakar Batu. The largest one is Depot Bumi Vegetarian, located in Jalan Suka Berenang, Batu 4, opposite Maitreya Centre and Vegetarian Schools ."
       
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      5th Southeast Asian Vegetarian Congress


      The 5th Southeast Asian Vegetarian Congress (SEAVC2012) is being organised by the Thai Vegetarian Association (TVA) and will be held later this year in Chiang Mai , Thailand , from 23-25 Nov. With at least 30 invited speakers for 10 special topics, the organisers are accepting early registrations up to 01 Sep. For more information on the speaker list and topic that will be covered, please visit the official website of the event at http://seavc2012.org. Registration information and proposed itinerary is also available there.
       
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      Finding Veggie Hotels Around the World


      An interesting concept to cater to the growing number of veg travellers, one enterprising entrepreneur based in Berlin has consolidated information on purely vegetarian hotels, Bed & Breakfast locales, seminar houses etc. The web-directory currently has about 250 locations across 37 countries and the brains behind the idea intend to establish an innovative hotel association to support the purely vegetarian and vegan hospitality industry. The founder reports that the feedback from both hotels and users has been positive and encouraging and hopes to build on its success.
       
      Do support this initiative by using the service for your own travel needs - you can visit the web-directory by following this link - http://www.veggie-hotels.com.
       
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      Resource on Vegan Pregnancy


      Vegan Resource Group's Vegan Nutrition in Pregnancy and Childhood has been included under the General Educational Materials on the USDA's The WIC Works Resource System - an online education and training centre for staff of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
       
      The comprehensive material in the article has much useful information with regard to prenatal and postnatal care, as well as supplementary information on caring for infants on a vegan diet.
       
      The article can be read at http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/veganpregnancy.php
       
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      Genesis Cooking Classes for May


      Genesis will be conducting a cooking class in the second half of May on the the theme of Tumpeng, an Indonesian Celebration and Thanksgiving Feast. Learn how to make dishes such as Nasi Kuning, a huge cone shaped yellow rice as the center piece, Rendang, a dry version that can be brought to potluck parties, Urap, a wholesome salad full of the flavors that makes Indonesian cuisine so addictive, Pepes Tahu, the smokey blend of banana leaves with herbs to give the humble tofu an exotic twist, Serundeng, a mushroom dish to give away as gifts or for a ready snack, Tempeh Bacem, a healthier version of a central Java dish, Corn Perkedel, a Dutch inspired dish, and the Es Teler dessert, a traditional potpourri of local fruits given a Genesis twist.
       
      Date: May 20, 2012
      Time: 4pm-8pm 9 (dinner from 7pm-8pm)
      Venue: Genesis restaurant at 1 Lorong Telok
      Fee: $80

       
      To register, call 92396881/64387118/91454218
       
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      Chef Halimah's Classes for June

       

       


       

      Date

      Time

      Lesson
      Description

      Cost

       

       


      2
      June
      (Sat)


      10am-
      1pm


      Creamy Cheezecakes
      • Blueberry Cashew Cheezecake
       
      • Chocolate Orange Cheezecake
       
      • Extra Recipe: Chocolate Cookie Crust recipe


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Learn how to make two delectable vegan cheezecakes that are low in fat!
       

       

       


      2
      June
      (Sat)


      2.30-
      5.30pm


      Wholesome Muffins
      • Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping
       
      • Apple Cranberry Muffins
       
      • Spiced Carrot Muffin
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      After the month of festivities, learn how to make wholesome muffins that can be served for breakfast or tea.
       

       

       


      9
      June
      (Sat)


      10.30am-
      12pm


      School Holiday Special - Parent & Child Class
      • Vanilla Cut Out cookies
       
      • Cookie Decoration
       
      Special Gift for child participants


      $60
       
      $55 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      School holiday is an excellent time to bond with your children and what is better than a hands-on baking class with your child.
       
      Note: Parent or caregiver must be present. Child must be age 4 and up.
       

       

       


      9
      June
      (Sat)


      2.30-
      5.30pm


      American Cake Class (Repeat)
      • Red Velvet Cake (with natural food colouring)
       
      • Devil's Food Cake
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Learn how to make two traditional American desserts with wholesome ingredients.
       

       

       


      23
      June
      (Sat)


      10am-
      1pm


      Classic Cakes
      • Blackforest Cake
       
      • Marble Cake
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Learn how to make some of our all time favourite cakes!
       

       

       


      23
      June
      (Sat)


      2.30-
      5.30pm


      Fruity Desserts
      • Good ol' Apple Pie
       
      • Pear Frangipane Tart
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Impress your guests with wholesome pies that bring back wonderful memories.
       
      Gluten-Free Options Available
       

       

       

       


      Please email Chef Halimah at halimah.i@... to reserve your place. You can also see photos and read testimonials at the Kalavira Vegan School website � www.kalavira.com.
       
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      Classes by Little Green Café


      Shalu Asnani, the vegetarian chef of Little Green Cafe offers her fresh line-up of classes for May and June.
       

       


       


      Thursday 17 May, 7-10pm: Indian Vegetarian
      Master the skills of cooking an authentic Indian meal from scratch. Learn more about the different spices used and how to combine ingredients to make a variety of curries.
       
      Menu: Aloo tikkis (Potato cutlets) with coriander chutney; Vegetable butter masala (Mixed vegetables in spiced tomato-cream gravy); Classic channa masala (Chick pea curry)
       

       

       


      Thursday, 24 May, 7-10pm: Southeast Asian vegetarian
      The exotic flavours of Southeast Asia . Learn how to incorporate herbs and spices for maximum flavour, make your own curry paste from scratch and balance ingredients for the best results.
       
      Menu: Lao-style stuffed lemongrass; Thai pomelo salad with coconut-tamarind dressing; Mushroom & tofu amok (Steamed mushroom & tofu curry in banana leaf)
       

       

       


      Thursday 31 May, 7-10pm: Mastering Tofu
      Very popular class! Master the art of cooking with tofu and discover some surprising ways of using this highly versatile, protein-packed ingredient in a variety of cooking styles.
       
      Menu: Tofu Cutlets with spicy tomato salsa; No-cream of mushroom soup; Spicy tofu with lemongrass; Silken tofu with orange-ginger dressing
       

       

       


      Thursday 7 June, 7-10pm: Modern vegetarian
      This class is about taking vegetarian food to the next level, and combining flavours to turn everyday meals into a gourmet experience.
       
      Menu: Moroccan-spiced carrot soup; Spinach, haloumi & roast tomato salad Tofu steaks with saffron pilaf
       

       

       


      Thursday 28 Jun, 7-10pm: Sri Lankan cuisine
      If you have not tried Sri Lankan cuisine, don't miss this chance to learn some spectacular homestyle dishes. The cuisine is simple, flavourful and spicy curries with an interesting twist.
       
      Menu: Eggplant moju; Okra in coconut curry; Spicy black pepper mushrooms; Coconut sambol
       

       

       


      The above classes will be held at Palate Sensations and lesson fees vary. To register, please email shalu@... or visit www.littlegreencafe.com.sg for more information.
       
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      Upcoming Kampung Senang Activities


      Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation's public educational programme, that aims to create awareness on cancer and chronic illness preventive measures, has lined up the following activities for the later part of May:
       
      19 May, Sat, 2-4pm, Kampung Senang at Blk106 Aljunied Crescent
      A preview on Simon Ler's Movement and Flow workshop
       
      Free Admission
       
      20 May, Sun, 2-4:30pm, Kampung Senang at Blk106 Aljunied Crescent
      Hypnotherapy (a free health talk and experimental session for public)-(
      )
       
      Free Admission
       
      26 May, Sat, 2-5pm, Kampung Senang at Blk106 Aljunied Crescent
      Seminar-AWAKEN YOUR HEALING POWER - a simple, universal self-awakening and self-healing process, which anyone can learn and benefit from.
       
      Speaker: Mr John Wong CW
       
      27 May, Sun, 2pm-5pm, Kampung Senang at Blk106 Aljunied Crescent
      Life of Holistic Energy Practice (LoHep Circle) and Transform your Kitchen to Pharmacy (a free health talk and healthy food demo session)
       
      Free Admission
       
      To register, please call 67498509 or email your name and mobile number to event@....
       
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      Lapis Lazuli Light Talk by Dr. Lai Chiu-Nan


      The very popular Dr. Lai Chiu-Nan will be conducting another public talk in Singapore this month. Entitled Follow Your Heart - An Urban Myth? the talk will explore some insightful issues regarding your holistic well-being. The talk will be held at the National Library's Drama Centre at Victoria street on 19 May from 7pm to 9.30pm. Tickets priced at $20 can be purchased directly from the organisers by calling 63375183 or sending an email to lllsing@.... For more information, please visit http://www.lapislazulilight.com.
       
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