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      Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

      15 July 2012
      In This Issue

      Editor’s Note

      VSS NEWS

      New VSS Corporate Member - Vegdot LLP
       
      VSS Materials Find Their Way into Johor
       
      GENERAL NEWS

      New Vegetarian Cafe near IMM
       
      Sad Saga Of The Saiga
       
      Sequel to The Story of Stuff
       
      VeganAsh Goes National
       
      VeganBurg Opens Third Outlet
       
      Bamboo House is Hiring
       
      Classes by Little Green Cafe
       
      Chef Halimah's Classes for August
       
      Youth 4 Humane Education: Videographer Awards 2012
       
      Manager (Advertising Sales) Position with Veg Haven
       
      Seven Years in Dog-Land Partners Greenpeace
       

      While most of the year is spent focused on working hard for ourselves, National Day is surely a time for all of us to revisit our love for the nation. What better way to love the nation than by ensuring its long-term sustainability – through the 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
       
      Gangasudhan,
      Operations Coordinator


      If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to drop us a line here.
       
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      Visit us at www.vss.sg
       

      VSS members enjoy discounts at these fine restaurants and establishments.

       


      New VSS Corporate Member – Vegdot LLP


      Homegrown outfit Vegdot LLP specializes in vegetarian/vegan products and sources for quality products that originate from compassionate and environmentally conscious entities. Looking towards a better world for the future, the company is actively seeking distribution channels across the region and internationally as well. They are more than happy to explore importation of quality vegetarian/vegan products and can be contacted at 90018737.
       
      For those who are curious as to the products they have brought in so far, you can check out the Fount range of dietary supplements at http://fount.vegdot.com.sg.
       
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      VSS Materials Find Their Way into Johor


      Fo Guang Shan Monastery (FGS) based in Johor is conducting an exhibition at Sutera Mall, located in Skudai, Johor. The event has been over the past few weekends and will last until the end of the month. Having been impressed by the VSS materials, FGS had requested for us to supply them with a collection of materials currently used by VSS to spread awareness.
       
      So if you’re going to be in Johor on any weekend soon, do drop by and say hi to our friends at FGS. To find out more about FGS, please visit http://www.fgs.org.tw/english/index.html.
       
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      New Vegetarian Cafe near IMM


      A new café has just opened at TradeHub21 near IMM offering some interesting promotions such as free coffee/tea with cakes. The café has been in operation for about a month and will officially open on National Day. In conjunction with this, the café will be extending a storewide 20% discount from 9-12 August.
       
      Name: Café de Paradiso (http://www.cafedeparadiso.com)
       
      Address: 8 Boon Lay Way #01-29 Singapore 609964 (Tradehub21)
       
      Type: Cafe Restaurant
       
      Food Specialty: variety of Chinese and Western Cuisine, bakery and Espresso based hot and iced coffee
       
      Operating Hours: 10:30am - 9:30pm (Mon-Fri) and 8:30am – 9:30pm (Sat/Sun/PH)
       
      Bus: From Clementi MRT Station take 99, 105, 52 and alight at the bus stop opposite Blk 8 Tradehub21 (From Jurong East MRT Station take 105, 52 and alight at the bus stop in front of McDonald's & Sakae Sushi)
       
      Serve Brown Rice: Yes
      Use Dairy Products: Yes
      Use Egg: Yes
      Use MSG: Yes
      Onion/Garlic: No
      Price Range per dish: $5 to $10
       
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      Sad Saga Of The Saiga


      60 critically endangered antelopes, called the Saiga Antelopes, were shot dead in Kazakhstan last month. Their horns were removed and their carcasses were abandoned at the arid steppes of Northwestern Kazakhstan . Saiga Antelopes are often poached for their horns which are exported for the global Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) trade.
       
      Most TCM stores that sell bottled "cooling drink" such as barley or chrysanthemum also sell drinks made of saiga horns, at a premium price of approximately $5 per bottle. One local brand even marketed the drink under a harmless, generic name "cooling water" (see picture attached).
       
      When buying a bottle of "cooling drink", consumers can check the ingredient list for the compound "Cornu Saigae Tataricae", which is the scientific name for the horns of a Saiga antelope. Most consumers of the cooling drink do not seem to know that the drink is made of a critically endangered antelope.
       
      To find out more about this issue, please visit the Project:Wild website at http://www.facebook.com/projectwild.sg.
       
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      Sequel to The Story of Stuff


      Inspired by the well-received The Story of Stuff, creator Annie Leonard released the follow-up to the video presentation called The Story of Change. Focusing on what people can do to change the system, this video zooms in on what people can collectively do to help improve the world – on top of individual day-to-day individualistic or consumer-identified ideas such as 'I can buy fair trade' 'I can take a reusable bag to the store', 'I can ride my bike'.
       
      Take a look at the preview clip at http://youtu.be/RDiRUiLay30 or visit the main site for the campaign at http://storyofchange.org.
       
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      VeganAsh Goes National


      Local blogger VeganAsh was featured on the brand-new Channel 8 variety show called Share Something ?????? along with Bryan Wong on 6 July 2012. The theme of the episode was “LOHAS”, i.e. Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability, and VeganAsh was invited on as a guest and co-host on the episode. She recommended one of her favourite vegan organic eateries, did a simple demonstration of how to make some raw pasta, and talked about her reasons for, and the benefits of, becoming vegan. The main host, Bryan also chatted with the public about the theme and recommending other locations in Singapore that promote a sustainable lifestyle as well.
       
      You can catch the episode online at http://video.xin.msn.com/watch/video/episode-4/2egr8eckq%20.
       
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      VeganBurg Opens Third Outlet


      If you work (or play) at Marina Bay Financial Centre, you can get your vegan burger fix close by. VeganBurg will be opening their third outlet on 30 July at Tower 3 so do go on by at 12.30pm to get samples of the new Smoky BBQ patty and be issued with a Proud Veganista Card that entitles you to special offers and members only privileges. The location address of the outlet is 8 Marina Boulevard #02-05, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018981 and more information is available from the fast-food joint’s facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/veganburg.
       
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      Bamboo House is Hiring


      Bamboo House, a healthy vegan restaurant located at Hougang Avenue 1 is looking for a highly motivated crew member to join their team. Some of the responsibilities include:
       
      1. preparing nutritious foods and beverages in the kitchen
      2. happily serving customers
      3. taking care of the overall wellbeing of the restaurant
       
      Anyone who is willing to work long hours on weekends, has a passion to serve goodwill and healthy food, and is willing to learn and humble to take instructions can consider applying for this position.
       
      If this opportunity interests you, please call 63832100 or email Bamboo.House@....
       
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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 July and August.
       

       


       


      23 July 23rd, 7-10pm: Mediterranean Classics
      The Mediterranean diet is naturally very healthy, being plentiful in fresh herbs and vegetables, great salads and olive oil.
       
      Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Tzatiki, Classic Greek Salad, Grilled Haloumi and Tomato Kebabs
       

       

       


      24 July, 11am-2pm: Flavours of Laos
      This is a great opportunity to learn more about Lao food, which is really tasty but rarely seen outside of Laos . Open your mind to some fresh new flavours.
       
      Recipe: Stuffed Lemongrass, Spicy Smoked Eggplant Dip, Tofu in Coconut Cream
       

       

       


      29 July, 10am-1pm: Sindhi Cuisine
      Sindhi food comes from Sindh and is a subset of Indian cuisine, with its own unique flavours and techniques. In this class, you will learn authentic homestyle dishes and secret family recipes!
       
      Recipe: Sindhi curry, Vegetable pakoras with coriander chutney, Bhindi sehal (Okra and potato curry)
       

       

       


      23 Aug, 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.
       
      Recipe: Spinach and Vegetable Cutlets, Keralan Eggplant Curry, Aloo Gobi
       

       

       


      26 Aug, 10am-1pm: Asian Tapas
      Entertain in style by learning some tasty tapas, Asian style!
       
      Recipe: Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls with Nuoc Cham, Chickpea & Potato Cutlets with Spicy Chutney, Tofu & Vegetable Satays with Peanut Sauce
       

       

       


      26 Aug, 2-5pm: Asian Salads
      Spice up your meal and add some colour with an exotic Asian-inspired salad. Using lots of fresh herbs and local spices, these salads are highly nutritious, fun and tasty - a great entrée to any meal.
       
      Recipe: Thai Pomelo Salad with Coconut-Tamarind Dressing, Kredok (Indonesian-style raw salad with peanuts), Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Nuoc Cham, Cucumber and Mint Raita
       

       

       


      27 Aug, 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.
       
      Recipe: Spinach and Vegetable Cutlets, Keralan Eggplant Curry, Aloo Gobi
       

       

       


      30 Aug, 7-10pm: Asian Salads
      Spice up your meal and add some colour with an exotic Asian-inspired salad. Using lots of fresh herbs and local spices, these salads are highly nutritious, fun and tasty - a great entrée to any meal.
       
      Recipe: Thai Pomelo Salad with Coconut-Tamarind Dressing, Kredok (Indonesian-style raw salad with peanuts), Vietnamese Noodle Salad with Nuoc Cham, Cucumber and Mint Raita
       

       

       


      The above classes will be held at Palate Sensations (Buona Vista) and is priced at $90 per person. To register, please email shalu@... or visit www.littlegreencafe.com.sg for more information.
       
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      Chef Halimah's Classes for August

       

       


       

      Date

      Time

      Lesson
      Description

      Cost

       

       


      4
      Aug
      (Sat)


      10am-
      1pm


      Delightful Desserts
      • Rich Mocha Cake with Espresso Frosting
       
      • Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Learn the secrets of making two moist-yet-delicate cakes.
       

       

       


      4
      Aug
      (Sat)


      2.30-
      5.30pm


      Vegan Pizza Making
      • Basic handmade pizza crust
       
      • Hawaiian Pizza
       
      • Almond Spinach Pizza
       
      • Homemade ‘mozzarella cheese’
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Be transported to the days when pizzas were handmade from scratch with lots of love and wholesome toppings
       

       

       


      18
      Aug
      (Sat)


      10am-
      1pm


      Luscious Classic Cakes
      • American Carrot Cake
       
      • Blackforest Cake
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Learn how to make two timeless cakes that are enjoyed by everyone.
       

       

       


      18
      Aug
      (Sat)


      2.30-
      5.30pm


      Brownie and Scones
      •  Orange Hazelnut Scones
       
      • Banana Date Scones
       
      • Triple Chocolate Brownies
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Tea-time treats that can be enjoyed at just about any time of the day.
       

       

       


      25
      Aug
      (Sat)


      10am-
      1pm


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


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Three wholesome and delicious muffins with unique toppings and techniques.
       

       

       


      25
      Aug
      (Sat)


      2.30-
      5.30pm


      Tea-Time Cakes
      • Marble Cake
       
      • Banana Walnut Cake
       


      $80
       
      $75 for
      early bird registration
      (1 week prior)
       
      Description
      Impress your guests with these two wholesome cakes.
       

       

       


      Please email Chef Halimah at info@... or call 90057385 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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