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      Description: Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

      1 August 2013
      Description: In This Issue

      Description: Editor’s Note

      VSS NEWS

      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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      VSS members enjoy discounts at these fine restaurants and establishments.


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      VSS Launches New Awareness Video

      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
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      VSS Welcomes New Corporate Member Happi Soul

      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/.
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      10% Discount at LingZhi

      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:
      Liat Towers
      Tel: +65 6734 3788
      Velocity@Novena Square
      Tel: +65 6538 2992
      You can find out more on the menu and operating hours at www.lingzhivegetarian.com.
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      Antioxidant 9: Foods of Vitality

      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).
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      Best Selling Author John Robbins speaks at HWS!

      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/

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      Cooking Classes by Bliss and Wisdom

      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.


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      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) 
      Email: bwss@...
      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)
      Fee: $150
      Class size limited to 28 



      To register or find out more, please email Ms Koh Lee Yong or Iris Sia Xiu Hua at bwss@... or call 65471580.
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      Classes by Little Green Cafe

      Chef Shalu offers her next set of classes for August.


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      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.
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      Should Your Pets Go Vegan?

      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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