Archive for April, 2007

Healthy Heavens closed (SF)

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Healthy Heavens, a vegetarian cafe in the Richmond district of San Francisco, has closed. Thanks to Claudia for the update.

Fragrance Land (Sunnyvale)

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Fragrance Land, a new Chinese vegetarian restaurant, opens in Cupertino. Thanks to Erik for the information.

As he says, “Cupertino may lack affordable housing, a downtown, clean air, and things to do. But life in that heinous little South Bay city has just gotten a whole lot better, thanks to the opening of the oddly named but supremely delicious restaurant, Fragrance Land. If you’re in the South Bay, this is a restaurant you won’t want to miss.”

You can read Erik’s full review in the SFBAVEG archives and find the details on Fragrance Land in the Ultimate Guide

Karma Kitchen (Berkeley)

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

A new vegetarian dinner service is available in Berkeley! Namaste Restaurant donates space to Karma Kitchen, which offers a vegetarian (vegan-friendly) dinner on Saturdays from 5-10 pm.

Per Karma Kitchen

When you dine at Karma Kitchen, you don’t pay for your meal. Run mostly by volunteers, our meals are cooked and served with love, and offered to the guest as a genuine gift; to complete the full circle of giving and to sustain this experiment, we leave it to the guest to pay it forward, expressing their goodness in whatever way they wish.

Thanks to for this update.

Cafe La Vie (Santa Cruz) – no longer vegetarian

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Sadly, Cafe La Vie has added fish to it’s offerings. According to information we received from the owner, “The fish is not on the menu but we offer it as special. In the spring and summer we offer approximately 60-70% raw, vegan and the rest is cooked. In the Fall and Winter the number is the other way around.”

BAV News – April 2007

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

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The China Study Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Bay Area Vegetarians veg/ar book club is reading an awesome book next month – the landmark The China Study by T. Colin Campbell. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about all the great reasons to adopt a plant-based diet, this is a must read book — for yourself, your family, your friends.

Just in the first 25 pages, there are nuggets of info that promise this going to be an engaging book to read and digest the facts it contains.

– The United States pays more for health care than any other country in the world.
– According to the American Cancer Society, men have 47% chance of getting cancer; women have a 38% chance.

– One in 13 Americans has diabetes (p. 14), which can lead to blindness, limb amputation, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, & premature death
– Heart disease kills 1 in 3 Americans (p. 15)

– “The answer to the American health crisis is the food that each of us chooses to put in our mouths each day.”
– “In short, it is about the multiple health benefits of consuming plant-based foods, and the largely unappreciated health dangers of consuming animal-based foods, including all types of meat, dairy and eggs.”
– “Impressive evidence now exists to show that advanced heart disease, relatively advanced cancers of certain types, diabetes and a few other degenerative diseases can be reversed by diet.”

What: Book Discussion: The China Study

Where: SF – MaggieMudd in Bernal Heights
When: 5/6/07 Sunday, 3:00 pm
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Event Details

After The China Study, July’s book discussion will be Free the Animals by Ingrid Newkirk . We’ll be picking the September book at our next meeting, as well as a name for our book club — maybe something more interesting than “the veg/AR book club” 🙂

Please use the questions/rsvp link above if you’re interested in joining us for this discussion, have suggestions for books, or have any questions. We’re a friendly, low-key group who just likes to read & learn over vegan food, so come join us.

Cookbooks and Computers

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Why buy a cookbook?

Well, you should buy cookbooks, because splattering cake batter on a book is much less damaging than splattering cake batter onto your laptop. Also, veg chefs and veg restaurants work VERY hard to make cookbooks and they should be supported.

But don’t forget your computer when it comes to cooking. People are constantly asking me what cookbooks to buy, and I don’t have a set list because everyone cooks and eats differently. I’ll list a few of my favorites here, but I think the best thing to do is search the Internet and check out books from the library before purchasing them.

For your culinary pleasure, here’s my top ten cookbooks and recipe websites. If you don’t cook, share it with your friends who do and maybe they’ll make you some vegan treats!

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Di Lac (Milpitas) has closed.

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Di Lac Cuisine in Milpitas has closed. The San Jose restaurant is still open. Thanks to Ameet for this update.

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