Archive for December, 2007

Eating for Good Fortune

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

In the South, it’s a tradition to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good fortune. Some people believe you need to eat one bean for each day of the year, so you don’t have any bad-luck days. They used to be cooked with ham, but now that veganism is taking over the world, there are many vegan versions out there.

If you like faux meats, add vegan “ham” to your shopping list, chop it up, and throw it into the peas when they’re done cooking. If you’re eating McDougall, cook some brown rice and just eat beans, rice and collards. You can eat buckets of those three things and still lose weight and cure your heart disease.

o Black-eyed peas

o Collard Greens
o BBQ tempeh
o Cornbread

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Thanksgiving Video

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Thanks to Stacy for sharing this wonderful music vegan video as well as photographs from our SF Thanksgiving event. It shows the the spirit and community of sharing and enjoying vegan foods is alive and well!

BAVeg had 4 Thanksgiving events last month.

Let’s give a big thanks to our volunteer organizers:

  • Collin and Sharon for the Mtn View VFP
  • Ann & Reeba for the Pacifica VFP
  • George for the Manzanita Restaurant dinner
  • Kim & Jamie for the SF VFP

Best of Veg voter winners! Still time to vote and win

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Just a reminder that tomorrow we will be conducting our 3rd drawing from all votes cast so far in the BEST OF VEG survey. Bay Area Vegetarians sponsors this annual survey to recognize the top vegetarian restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year’s top winners included Millennium Restaurant and Herbivore.

Since all the votes rollover into the next week’s drawing pool, the earlier you vote, the more opportunites you have to win.

Week 1 winner – Starr M.
Week 2 winner – Tracey D.
Week 3 winner – to be entered into Week 3’s drawing, please make sure to vote by Sunday, 9 pm PST. All votes cast after that will be entered into Week 4 and Week 5 drawings.

So speak up about your favorite places to eat veg and vote today!

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