Archive for March, 2008

Veganauts Wanted!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Thanks to some wonderful volunteers, we have only 3 more openings left for the 2008 Veganauts schedule for July, September, and October. Please contact us if you are interested in leading an expedition to your favorite veg restaurant.

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BAVeg News – March/April 2008

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The latest and greatest in San Francisco Bay Area veg news & events:

* Animal Place Tour + Vegan Food Party
* All About Eating
* New Farm Sanctuary book
* Love at first leaflet
* Humane California
* Ultimate Guide Updates
* Heart Smart Cooking
* Event Calendar

Read it online or subscribe to have it delivered monthly to your inbox!

“Green Recipes” for St Patty’s Day

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Green Recipes?
Over 750 people received information about delicious vegan recipes, plant-based nutrition, and the revealing truth of the modern day animal factory farms.

“I love zipping through a line of people seated on the curb, every one of them holding their hands up for a Vegetarian Starter Kit. But even better is walking back down that line a few minutes later and watching people reading about animal cruelty and cruelty-free veg eating. What a great feeling of accomplishment.”

“Giving people the information they need to change their lives is so empowering. It feels great to make a difference. It’s especially wonderful when people who originally declined change their minds and turn around and ask us for one.”

“One person asked if this was about eating vegetarian to reduce cruelty to animals. I said “yes” and he said “I can do that, thanks for the information”

Thanks to our wonderful crew of leprachaun volunteers — Alex, Tammy, Jack, Mark, Libba, Tattwan, Bobby and Jordan. You can find more leprechaun photographs by Jordan & Libba in the photo gallery).

Vital Ital Calabash re-opens (Berkeley)

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

After being closed for two months, Vital Ital Calabash re-opened its Berkeley location earlier this month. They have a new phone number, but aside from removing a few items from the menu, it’s the same all-vegan, Jamaican food. The Oakland location remains closed at this time.

Current phone number and hours are available in the
Ultimate Guide: Vital Ital Calabash

Thanks to Greg for this update!

Whole Grains and Beans

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Whole grains. Nonfat. Cheap. Easy to make. Any recipe with those adjectives is bound to also be…boring. Right? Wrong. Healthy recipes can be boring, no doubt about it, but they don’t have to be. If you have any recipes that you force yourself to make and eat because they’re good for you, rip them up and use them to make a piñata (which might taste better than the recipe).

When we eat or serve boring food, we’re doing more harm than good. If our friends eat our boring vegan food they get nervous about the whole vegan thing and become more resistant to hearing about animal suffering. Who wants to go from BBQ burgers and chocolate cake to unseasoned brown rice and carob bars? That’s a terrifying idea to a carnivore and he’ll resist the message in order to protect himself from bad food.

Give a carnivore a delicious vegan meal, though, and watch those mental brick walls crumble.

Below are two super-easy recipes that fit the bill.

Mushroom Barley Soup
Curried Red Lentil and Cauliflower Salad

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Souley Vegan (Oakland)

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Souley Vegan, a new vegan soul food restaurant, opened on March 11th. Chef/Owner Tamera Dyson also sells vegan soul food at the Oakland Grand Lake Farmer’s Market.

Thanks to Jenny for sharing the news!

(3/20 – just alerted they are closed for remodelling through the 24th or 25th; call to confirm opening.)

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