VSS eNewsletter 1 August 2013
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1 August 2013
VSS Launches New Awareness Video
VSS Welcomes New Corporate Member Happi Soul
10% Discount at LingZhi
Antioxidant 9: Foods of Vitality
Best Selling Author John Robbins speaks at HWS!
Cooking Classes by Bliss and Wisdom
Classes by Little Green Cafe
Should Your Pets Go Vegan?
National Day is upon us this month and many of us are feeling patriotic with solidarity across race, religion, and even dietary preference. Perhaps it is at such a time of unity that we can encourage everyone to think about reducing meat consumption for the benefit of the land and the sentient beings on it other than us.
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Building upon the success of Seeds, we are proud to announce the new free awareness video called Plant Strong is now available in DVD format at the following locations:
a) Kampung Senang (Aljunied) - Blk 106, Aljunied Crescent, #01-205, Singapore 380106
b) ACRES - 91 Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698917
c) 7 Sensations - 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, P3-07 (3rd Floor), Parco Marina Bay, Singapore 039596
The DVD will be available at more locations soon but if you are dying to watch it, you can view the introductory clip online at
Our new corporate member promises to be an exciting platform to purchase vegan and vegetarian supplements. Its founder, Marta, also runs VeganLand, a meetup group that is all about gathering together to build a strong vegan community in Singapore and to support local vegan and vegetarian businesses.
Do consider joining the meetup group if you need guidance and support as a vegan or if you’re thinking of becoming one; want to share a good vegan time, friendship and support; or would like to enjoy discounts on vegan products and services.
For more information, please visit http://www.meetup.com/VeganLand/.
Good news for VSS members, LingZhi has come onboard starting 1 Aug to offer 10% discount on meals there. Just present your VSS membership card when paying and the discount will be applied to your bill. The discount is valid on dine-in and ala carte dishes, and the discount is not valid on public holdiays and the eves of special days such as Valentine's Day and the 15 days of the Lunar New Year. Please note that other terms and conditions do apply - so please check with the restaurant first at the following numbers:
Tel: +65 6734 3788
Tel: +65 6538 2992
You can find out more on the menu and operating hours at www.lingzhivegetarian.com.
More than 10 special foods featured in this seminar can help
- improve your mood
- increase physical strength
- have clearer mind
- have better stamina
- boost your immune system
- boost your drive
- in anti-aging
- have an overall sense of well being
These are wholesome natural foods laced with special nutrients and do not have the side effects of processed drugs. Some are easy to find while others are exotic. Know what they are, where to find them and how to consume them with ease. Don't to miss this session which offers at least 2 recipes for sampling!
Date: 17 Aug 2013. 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Kampung Senang HLC, 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205 S380106
Fees: $45 per person, $60 for 2 persons, or $50 for 2 early birds (includes lunch at 12.30pm)
Facilitator: Yeow (Loh Yeow Nguan)
Please transfer the fees to DBS Current account 106-900562-0 and drop an email to finance@... with the transfer reference number (or call 67498509).
Kampung Senang’s Holistic Wellness Symposium is back, and this year’s keynote speaker is John Robbins, best-selling author whose books kicked-started the Food Revolution in America 25 years ago. John and his son, Ocean, will talk about how your diet can have a profound transformative effect on your health and well-being.
The fact-filled symposium will enlighten you on:
1. How you can prevent cancer, diabetes, or heart diseases in your life
2. How people the world over have recovered from these catastrophic diseases
3. Animal factory farms - their health and environmental implications
4. The true nature of foods sold at your grocery stores, cafeterias and restaurants
5. What you can do to ensure you and your family have life enhancing foods
The symposium will be held at Kampung Senang’s Holistic Wellness Symposium on 31st August 2013. For more information, please visit http://eco-harmony.net/
With the English class and organic farm tour having received favourable response from participants, Bliss and Wisdom will be conducting another 2 classes on healthy living.
Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking Class (in Mandarin)
Total 8 Lessons
Date: All Sundays in Sep and Oct 2013 except 22 Sep
Time: 3.00 - 4.30 pm
Venue: 55 A Lorong 27 Geylang (2nd storey Yes Natural Bakery)
Fee: $40 (Cost of ingredients)
Contact: 65471580 (Ms Koh Lee Yong or Iris Sia Xiu Hua)
Yoga Class (Elementary)
Total 10 Lessons
Date: Every Friday, starting from 16 August 2013
Venue: 23 Lorong 29 Geylang #04-01 (Zhan Clan Building)
Class size limited to 28
Chef Shalu offers her next set of classes for August.
1st Aug, 11am-2pm: Sensational Soups and Salads
Salads and soups don’t have to be boring. These dishes are tempting, tasty and colourful and they are designed to accompany and balance your everyday meals by injecting lots of freshness and plenty of essential nutrients. And, most of them are substantial enough to be meals in themselves!
Menu: Roasted balsamic beetroot, feta and orange salad, Moroccan-spiced roasted carrot and avocado salad, Chilled pea and cucumber soup with fresh mint
6th Aug, 2-5pm: 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), Aloo tikkis (Spiced potato cutlets w/coriander chutney)
8th Aug, 11am-2pm: Southeast Asian cuisine
Let's celebrate National Day by learning how to cook 3 different and very flavourful local and regional dishes. 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)
11th Aug, 2-5pm: 30-minute meals
This class is designed for busy bees who would like to enjoy a tasty, home-cooked and nutritious meal at the end of the day. Mouth-watering but simple to prepare, these meals will take you from chopping board to plate in 30 minutes or less.
Menu: Easy vegetable paella, Quinoa with roasted vegetables and lentils, Flautas (pan-fried tortillas) with roasted tomato salsa
14th Aug, 11am-2pm: Modern Thai cuisine
Thai cooking is all about fresh flavours with strong aromatic ingredients and a good level of spice. Great emphasis is placed on detail, variety and balance of four fundamental taste senses: sour, sweet, salty, and spicy. In this class, we will do classic Thai dishes with a modern twist - inspired by the dishes at the famous Silk Restaurant, Phuket!
Menu: Banana blossom salad with coconut-tamarind dressing, Classic tom yum goong, Creamy phaneang silken tofu curry
16th Aug, 2-5pm: 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 corn and pea fritters, Sesame sweet potato wedges w/curried peanut sauce, Spinach & potato croquettes w/roasted tomato salsa
20th Aug 11am-2pm: Sri Lankan cuisine
If you haven't tried Sri Lankan food, take this opportunity to learn some spectacular 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
22nd Aug, 6-9pm: Vietnamese cuisine
Classic Vietnamese dishes with an emphasis on using the freshest herbs and vegetables. These dishes are light and tasty but full of flavour, perfect for our tropical climate.
Menu: Fresh rice paper rolls w/mango & mint, spicy dipping sauce, Spicy tofu w/lemongrass & holy basil, Savoury crepe stuffed with tofu and crispy vegetables, fresh herbs
All classes listed are priced at $75 and will be conducted at Upper East Coast Road. To register, please email shalu@.... Private classes can also be arranged on request - visit www.littlegreencafe.com.sg for more information.
A recent case of a kitten becoming malnourished due to being placed on a vegan diet has sparked much debate on whether it is right to impose our philosophy on our pets. One article proposes that it is not the meat (or lack of) that is the issue but the concept and understanding that a balanced diet complete with all the nutritional needs accounted for, that matters. You can read the full article at http://ofcoursevegan.com/2013/07/25/
If you have a story to share (negative or positive) on how a pet was affected on a vegan diet, please share it with the editor at ganga@... so that all of us can benefit from our shared body of knowledge.
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