Archive for March, 2006

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Friday, March 31st, 2006

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Quick and Easy

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Yesterday I had a guest coming over for lunch, but I was behind with work so I didn’t have the time to put together a six-course, gourmet, to-die-for menu (which would have been silly for a weekday lunch anyway, but old habits die hard). I also live on Treasure Island and there are no grocery stores out here! I threw together two dishes without a recipe, using what I had in the kitchen. They came out very nice and they are both good examples of recipes you can make without a lot of planning ahead.

The base ingredients—red lentils for the soup and pears for the dessert—are the important things. The rest is all flexible, depending on what’s in your kitchen and what your taste buds prefer. The nice thing is that you really can’t mess up red lentil soup or braised pears!

Add a salad and/or a some fresh whole-grain bread and you’ll be good to go.

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Bok Choy Garden – SF – closed till April 17th

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

The folks at Bok Choy Garden are on vacation right now and the restaurant is closed till April 17th.

Cha-Ya – San Francisco – Coming Soon

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Cha-Ya is opening a new restaurant in San Francisco very soon – at Valencia and 19th.

Watch this space.

Al’s Rock of Ages Tattoo Studio – San Mateo

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

Vegetarian owned Tattoo studio in San Mateo. Vegan inks used.

Firefly Restaurant – San Francisco

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Firefly is located in Noe Valley. Might be a good alternate place for those dining with picky non-vegans. They always have one entree that is already vegan or can be easily made vegan, plus one ovo-lacto vegetarian dish. Vegan entrees are clearly labeled on the menu. Their soup is also often vegan.

Dosa – San Francisco

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Dosa is a new South Indian Restaurant in the mission. Dosa, uttapam, curries, breads, rice etc.

Two doors down from the original Herbivore on Valenica.

7 of 9 starters/appetizers are vegan, 9 of 11 dosas are vegan. 1 of 5 curries is vegan, Channa Bhatura. Separate cooking pans for vegan curry, per co-owner who was raised as a vegetarian. Wine and beer. One vegan dessert – coconut sorbet.

Veg & Vegan, Activists & Non-Activists

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Regarding some recent posts on our SFBAVEG mailing list:

To some it is a limitation, to others it is a wonderful feature, to have a mailing list like SFBAVEG where topics about vegetarianism, animal rights, and advocacy are co-mingled.

In our minds, when we created the list, we wanted to have this sharing of ideas and energy. For the most part, we think it works well. We wanted to comment because we recently received an email from someone who no longer found the list useful, because of all the animal rights content. Yet, at the same time, this individual never or rarely posted, in over two years. Conversely, we’ve also had individuals tell us that there’s too much non-AR email. And we also get people asking us to have events at specific restaurants, or encouraging us to do different projects. Usually these requests are not accompanied by offers to help.

While vegetarians most likely outnumber vegans, and non-activists outnumber activists, it is the vegans and the activists who tend to be more outspoken or passionate about a topic leading to discussions or specific events happening for Bay Area Vegetarians and this mailing list, SFBAVEG.

So, if what’s being discussed or the events that are happening don’t appeal to you, you’re probably not alone. More than likely, someone else is also wanting for someone to start discussing a veg or AR topic that interests them, or plan a specific activity. So be that person – it’s easier than you think, and along the way you will meet some interesting and new friends.

Bay Area Vegetarians is always looking for like-minded volunteers to organize events and activities aligned with our organization’s goals. And, we always invite both individuals and other organizations to post information about their veg/AR events & activities to SFBAVEG. So, either way, whether it’s a BAV event or not, it’s very much appreciated and welcome as a contribution to the rich diversity of veg*n living here in the SF Bay Area.

We will each get out of this organization and community what we put into it: communication, creativity, compassion, and, our personal hope, community.

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