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      Description: Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

      17 May 2013
      Description: In This Issue

      Description: Editor’s Note

      VSS NEWS

      Gardening Workshop Oversubscribed!
       
      Guided Nature Walk into MacRitchie's Rainforest
       
      Interview with Cancer Survivor Teoh Seok Hean
       
      Exclusive Deals for Members
       
      New Corporate Member – Veggie Cottage
       
      New Corporate Member – Moringa.sg
       
      New Corporate Member – Fill-a-Pita
       
      Singapore Vegetarian Meetup Group Hits 2,000
       
      GENERAL NEWS

      Don't Forget ACRES Gala Dinner This Saturday
       
      Relax, Rejuvenate, Refresh!
       
      Antioxidant 10 - Food Addiction
       
      Antioxidant 12 - Cancer Prevention and
      Possible Reversal

       
      5th Holistic Wellness Symposium
       
      Classes by Little Green Cafe
       
      Egg Substitution Made Easy
       
      Good Advice on Starting a Veg Journey
       

      While you celebrate the love of your mother this month, do consider that all mothers share a bond with their child – regardless of whether they are human or not. Happy Mother's Day to everyone, and especially Mother Earth!
       
      Gangasudhan,
      Communications Officer


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      Gardening Workshop Oversubscribed!


      Within days of announcing an Organic Gardening Workshop, all the places have been filled with a healthy waiting list to boot. Led by Workshop instructor, Andrew Tay, a nature education consultant since 1994, the workshop will be held at the Kampung Senang Activity Centre at Tampines next Saturday. Please send an email to events@... if you would like to join in the next session of this workshop – if the response is strong, we will convince Andrew to do one more soon! The current workshop's details can be read at
      http://www.vegetarian-society.org/node/1948
       
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      Guided Nature Walk into MacRitchie's Rainforest


      Come join us on the morning of 02 Jun 13 as experienced nature guide Andrew Tay leads the way along winding dirt paths into the famous rainforest. Adrew can only manage a group of 20 (all places are already filled), but others are free to follow along. More details at:http://www.vegetarian-society.org/node/1951
       
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      Interview with Cancer Survivor Teoh Seok Hean


      Teoh Seok Hean was diagnosed with Stage 1C breast cancer on 7th March 2012, a few days before her 44th birthday. Her doctor recommended three treatments - surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, all of which carried considerable risks and side effects. Seok Hean was determined not to undergo conventional treatment unless she had no other choice. After discovering a vegan diet, seven months after her initial diagnosis, Seok Hean's biopsy came back with no malignant cells found. She had met cancer head on and emerged victorious. Read the full interview by Kwok Yingchen at http://www.vegetarian-society.org/node/1950
       
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      Exclusive Deals for Members


      VSS constantly forges partnerships with new establishments so that members can enjoy more discounts. SG Organic (http://sgorganic.sg/) is one such organization and the online store will honour a 10% discount when you key in your membership number when making payment on their website. More of such deals are available on the VSS website - http://www.vegetarian-society.org/node/1367
       
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      New Corporate Member – Veggie Cottage


      A local cafe called Veggie Cottage has just sprung up at 19 Dalhousie Lane in April. We are honoured that they are supporting the movement by becoming a corporate member so early on in their existence. The reviews have been good and the VSS wishes them all the success. To learn more on their operating hours and menu, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veggie-Cottage/162388397257546
       
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      New Corporate Member – Moringa.sg


      With the vision to be the leading provider for Moringa Oleifera products and to create business for disadvantaged communities in developing countries through encouraging the planting of the Moringa Oleifera Trees, Moringa.sg promotes the various benefits of this herb. The VSS is privileged to welcome onboard Moringa.sg to our stable of corporate members. To learn more about what they have to offer, please visit http://www.moringa.sg
       
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      New Corporate Member – Fill-a-Pita


      Fill-a-Pita is a fast food company that provides good value, healthy and fresh Middle Eastern food to (primarily) the business lunch crowd. The menu is 100% vegetarian and 100% Halal - mostly sandwiches in pita (Arabic) bread and dips. The restaurant is located at Shenton House (#01-02), opposite Singapore Exchange and opens 11.30am to 3pm from Monday to Friday, and 12pm to 2pm on Saturday. You can learn about the restaurant, not to mention enjoy some delicious pictures of their food, at https://www.facebook.com/Fill.a.Pita
       
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      Singapore Vegetarian Meetup Group Hits 2,000


      A humble initiative that began as an extension of the VSS's efforts to bring like-minded individuals together using the platform of Singapore's favourite past-time of eating good food, the meetup group has evolved into a massive project that veg businesses eagerly seek out and engage. Always offering great deals and specialised menus, the Singapore Vegetarian Meetup group is indeed a great way to meet people and enjoy opportunities to try a wide sampling of food at each session. To join the group and be notified of the outings being organised, please visit http://www.meetup.com/singapore-vegetarian/
       
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      Don't Forget ACRES Gala Dinner This Saturday


      ACRES will be celebrating its 12th birthday this Saturday (18 May) at Orchid Country Club, and is hoping to raise $100,000 at the annual Gala Dinner which is its biggest fundraiser. The money raised goes towards running the various programmes such as wildlife rescue operations, educational outreach efforts, and vital animal protection campaigns.
       
      The evening promises to be a mix of inspirational stories about the animals, entertainment, a delicious 9-course meal with free flow of wine, beer and soft drinks, and a lot of fun! Ticket price of $200 includes a goodie bag and entry to a Lucky Draw.
       
      To learn more and to book your tickets, please visit http://acres.org.sg/events/acresgaladinner2013.html
       
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      Relax, Rejuvenate, Refresh!


      Kampung Senang is organizing a juice-fast retreat at KTM Resort in Batam, Indonesia from 15 –19 June (5D4N) and promises to be an integrated mind-body-spirit detoxification programme. The price of the programme includes 2-way ferry transport, seaside accommodation, organice juices, restorative yoga, health check-up, educational workshops by Dr Vincent Tan, optional movie screenings and group sharing sessions.
       
      The programme costs $899 per person; $799 per person (if registration is done in pairs); $699 per person (if registration is done by pairs of Kampung Senang members). An early bird discount applies from now until 31 May 13 for all categories at $699 per person (for registration done in pairs).
       
      To register, please make an interbank transfer to DBS Current Account 106-900562-0 and send the transaction reference number to finance@... or call 6749 8509. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.
       
      For more information, contact Yeow at 98393769 or via email at outreach@....
       
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      Antioxidant 10 - Food Addiction


      Addicted to coffee and fried foods? Most of us know what healthy foods are but we continue our habit of consuming less-than-healthy foods. Often, food addiction holds us back from optimal health and is an underlying factor of many health conditions. This session confronts our slavery to the palate and explores solutions so we can be empowered to be the master of our health.
       
      Date: 01 Jun (Sat), 1.30pm to 3.30pm
      Venue: Kampung Senang HLC, Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205
      Fees: $40 per person OR $50 for two persons
       
      To register, please make an interbank transfer to DBS Current Account 106-900562-0 and send the transaction reference number to finance@... or call 6749 8509. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.
       
      For more information, contact Yeow at 98393769 or via email at outreach@....
       
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      Antioxidant 12 - Cancer Prevention and Possible Reversal


      Every one already possesses cancer cells. Our lifestyles and diets determine whether we feed or starve these cells and develop full blown cancer. This often perplexing and costly disease is mostly preventable if people understand the many cancer fighting foods, the enormous impact our emotions have on promoting or inhibiting cancerous activity, cancer's role as a survival mechanism rather than a disease, and making our body inhospitable to cancer.The session includes 2 food preparation demonstrations and sampling.
       
      Date: 15 Jun (Sat), 9.30am to 12pm
      Venue: Kampung Senang HLC, Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205
      Fees: $40 per person OR $50 for two persons
       
      To register, please make an interbank transfer to DBS Current Account 106-900562-0 and send the transaction reference number to finance@... or call 6749 8509. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment.
       
      For more information, contact Yeow at 98393769 or via email at outreach@....
       
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      5th Holistic Wellness Symposium


      The next symposium organised by Eco Harmony will feature Dr Art Ong Jumsai of Thailand - inventor of NASA's automatic landing systems for the Mars Viking Missions and Thailand's most decorated scientist - as the keynote speaker and NMP Faizal Jamal as the GOH.
       
      Tickets are priced at $10. Kampung Senang has kindly donated 25 tickets to VSS, so please support this event. Tickets can be purchased from VSS here: www.vegetarian-society.org/dr-art-ong.
       
      Date: 8 Jun 2013
      Time: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
      Venue: Singapore Futsing Association (Main Hall)
       
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      Classes by Little Green Cafe


      Chef Shalu is offering a new line-up of classes to usher in the Lunar New Year.
       

       


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      21 May, 7-10pm: Southeast Asian Cuisine
      Make use of fresh local ingredients to make 3 different Southeast Asian dishes - Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, or any combination of these. Add some variety to your life!
       
      Menu: Sambal eggplant (grilled eggplant in slow-cooked, spicy tomato sauce), Sayur lodeh (Indonesian coconut curry with garden vegetables   tofu), Mee goreng (stir-fried noodles in a spicy sauce)
       

       

       


      23 May, 11am-2pm: Indian Cuisine
      Everybody loves Indian food but its often daunting to re-create at home because of the sheer number of spices involved. Master the skills of cooking an authentic Indian meal from scratch.
       
      Menu: Vegetable butter masala (garden vegetables in a fragrant creamy tomato sauce), Classic channa masala (aromatic chick pea curry), Spiced potato cutlets w/coriander chutney
       

       

       


      29 May, 2-5pm: 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.
       
      Menu: Stuffed lemongrass skewers, Spicy smoked eggplant dip, Tofu in coconut cream
       

       

       


      31 May, 11am-2pm: Sri Lankan Cuisine
      If you haven't tried Sri Lankan food, take this opportunity to learn some tasty homestyle dishes. Simple, flavourful and spicy curries with a twist.
       
      Menu: Eggplant moju (sweet and sour eggplant in spicy tamarind sauce), Okra in coconut curry, Tempered mushrooms, Coconut sambol
       

       

       


      1st June, 2-5pm: Eat well: Time to de-tox!
      Part of our Eat Well series, this class is for you if you want to get you back on track with healthy recipes that will cleanse your system and make you feel good from inside out. Create delicious meals using ingredients that are low in fat, high in antioxidants and other nutrients.
       
      Menu: Green goddess soup, Japanese noodles with tofu, edamame and soy-ginger dressing, Quinoa and sweet potato cakes
       

       

       


      4th June, 11am-2pm: Tasty Tapas
      Entertain in style by learning some tasty tapas. Mouth-watering but simple to prepare, these hors d'oeuvres will surely impress your guests and add some fun to pre-dinner cocktails!
       
      Menu: Spicy pea and corn fritters, Sesame sweet potato wedges w/curried peanut sauce, Spinach   potato croquettes w/roasted tomato salsa
       

       

       


      All classes listed are priced at $75. To register, please email shalu@.... Private classes can also be arranged on request - visit www.littlegreencafe.com.sg for more information.
       
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      Egg Substitution Made Easy


      If you are constantly struggling with recreating different dishes without using egg as an ingredient, the following online article may be useful. Listing the various types of dishes and what can be used to substitute egg, it offers a good starting point for those experimenting with dishes. Some tweaking is of course necessary to ensure that the dish turns out the way you intend it to so please be adaptive when taking these suggestions, good luck!
       
      Read the article in full by clicking this link - http://chefinyou.com/egg-substitutes-cooking/.
       
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      Good Advice on Starting a Veg Journey


      In conjunction with the Veg Buddy programme that was just launched by VSS, there has been an increased interest in adopting a more plant-based diet. One website that offers some sensible advice for those considering a change for the better is Yum Universe - http://www.yumuniverse.com/how-to-start-a-plant-based-diet/ - and it is a good starting point as any to learn more and

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