Archive for December, 2006

Two for One Cooking Class

Monday, December 25th, 2006

New Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking Class

If you’re a new vegetarian/vegan, this is a great introductory class to learn how to eat healthy, save money, and treat yourself to delicious food!

If you’ve got non-veg family & friends, this is a perfect gift for them! It’s $10 with pre-registration, or $15 at the door. (Any net proceeds after costs to benefit Bay Area Vegetarians, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization)

If you want to promote a plant-based diet, then help us promote this class (see link below for flyers).

SPECIAL OFFER If you bring a new person (not vegetarian) to this class, you’ll both attend for the price of one!

What: New Vegetarian Cooking Class
Where: Treasure Island/SF
When: 1/13/07 Saturday, 1:00 pm

Host: Chef Alex Bury
Cost: $10 with pre-registration, or $15 at the door.

Full Details:

Chef Alex Bury was trained as a classical chef at the world’s premier culinary college, the Culinary Institute of America. In 2001, she opened the famous all-organic Sparks restaurant in Guerneville, California. Now she lives on Treasure Island and works full-time for PETA, and also teaches the art of compassionate cooking for Bay Area Vegetarians. Her free column, Heart Smart Cooking: Cooking with Compassion and Good Health, appears in the monthly newsletter

Please help us get the word out about this class !

Flyers – please print and put them up at natural food stores, community bulletin boards, anywhere potential vegetarians may see them.

We really want to have a huge crowd of non-vegetarians for this class. If you’ve got non-veg family & friends and have difficulties talking with them about the issues, bring them to this class and let Alex do the talking for you, and they’ll learn how to make some awesome vegan food, too.

Great Holiday Gift

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Just wanted to let you know we’ve got several books freshly printed – if you have family / friends who would eat more veg foods if they knew how easy they are to find, this is the perfect gift for them! Printed in small batches so it’s always up to date from the online database, Ultimate Guide.

All proceeds benefit the education & outreach programs of our non-profit organization, Bay Area Vegetarians.

You can purchase this essential travel companion in San Francisco at Little Otsu, which has special hours this month; they are open 7 days a week. Little Otsu, 849 Valencia St, San Francisco; (415) 255-7900; very close to Herbivore and Cha Ya.

It can also be purchased online for delivery by U.S. mail; we can ship it directly to family/friends if you provide their address. Please use the link below to order online.

Vegetarian Bay Area: The Ultimate Guide

  • 88 packed pages
  • 90+ local veg and vegan restaurants
  • 70+ natural food stores
  • 200+ veg/vegan friendly restaurants
  • Quick reference San Francisco Map
  • Indexed by Location as well as Alphabetically
  • Covers the entire Bay Area and beyond
  • Recommendations – Best Places to dine
  • Tips For Ordering Vegan at Non-Veg Restaurants
  • Hours, Parking, Transit information

Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

In many cities across the country, there are no vegetarian restaurants, or maybe just one. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants that there’s an annual survey to give bragging rights of who’s the best.

We are pleased and excited to announce the results of the 2006 BEST OF VEG sponsored by Bay Area Vegetarians. Thank you to the members of Bay Area Vegetarians and the general community for their votes and participation in our 4th annual survey to recognize the best in vegan and vegetarian restaurant dining across the the San Francisco Bay Area

Kimba Vegetarian Bistro – San Jose

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

This small restaurant mainly focuses on mock meat and tofu dishes. There are appetizers, salads, soups, and sandwiches, as well as a deli take-out case (like at Good Karma or Tofoo Com Chay) with items like fried “chicken” or drumsticks. Located in the old Good Karma space.

BAV News – December 2006

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Holiday Cookie Baking Class and Recipes, Best of Veg 2006 Winners, New Advice Column (Ask Cat) … and more!

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November Outreach Roundup

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Nov 4th – Vegan Thanksgiving Leafleting
Nov 12th – KPFA interviews Warren Jones at KFC Cruelty Protest
Nov 18th – Junior State of America Fair

Nov 4th – Vegan Thanksgiving Leafleting

Adam, Jamie, Warren, Andrew, and Tammy distributed 30 lbs of literature to promote a compassionate and vegan Thanksgiving, including Thanksgiving recipes, flyers about turkeys, and Even If You Like Meat booklets.

Reflecting on her motivation as to why she leaflets, Tammy, the event organizer, says “I like to think the 500 pieces of literature we distributed made a difference. That it brought awareness to someone who was unaware that this was happening, that it solidified vague tendencies towards veg*nism to becoming veg*n. When I reflect on why I wasn’t a vegetarian earlier, it’s simply because I didn’t know. So now I want to share what I learned with others.”

Nov 12th – KPFA interviews Warren Jones at KFC Cruelty Protest

Why do the activists protest KFC? For their Cruelty to Chickens! KPFA News interviewed Warren Jones at the monthly KFC Cruelty protest in San Francisco. Join Andrew, Warren, Candance, Carol and other compassionate individuals in standing up for chickens at the next KFC Cruelty protests happening in San Francisco, San Jose, and Palo Alto (see event calendar for details for protests ).

Meet your Meat
Nov 18th – Junior State of America Fair

Very happy to share a report from Ari about the Junior State of America conference in Santa Clara:

This was the second JSA event Nora Kramer and I did in 2006, and it is hands down one of the best events to table at to promote a veg diet. Besides Nora, Ben and I (and Action for Animals), every other group was either from a political group or an anti-gay marriage group. We came prepared, with loads of literature and a laptop computer running ‘Meat Your Meat’ [a documentary narrated by Alec Baldwin exposing the truth behind the factory farm].

I was astounded at the number of veg kids (many vegan), and a good number of them ran their own animal advocacy groups in their school. A number of students said they were looking forward to going veg once they got out of their house. These young people were seriously ready to question everything they have been taught about how animals are only here to serve us and have no feelings (with the exception of cats/dogs). Of course, in any discussions, that fact that we were coming from a very thought-out and researched (not to mention compassionate) point-of-view made our argument pretty convincing to these mostly open-minded people.

By the end of the day, I can honestly say that at least a handful of people were going to end their carniverous ways, a number of other people were going to cut down on eating animals, and a few other existing veggetarians were going to do some more promotion of what is generally not considered even an issue. Yeah Bay Area Vegetarians!”

Thank you to Ari, Nora, and Ben for their help, especially since they stepped in at the last minute to help out.

Please join us for our outreach & education activities this month. No experience is necessary, and it’s quite easy. We’ll appreciate your help, and so will the animals. See event calendar for upcoming activities, and contact us to organize an activity in your area.

Vegan Holiday Treats

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Enjoy the holidays with some festive vegan cookies. It’s a great opportunity to make extras and bring them to your next holiday party or gift them to a friend.

*Cranberry Walnut Oat Cookies

*Chocolate Frosted Macaroons
*Ginger Star Cookies
*Cinnamon-Orange Ice Cream

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