March Meatout Recap
Erik Marcus speaking at BAV Meatout Event   

We have a lot of THANK YOUs to share this month! With great appreciation, please join us in offering our thanks to all who helped make March a memorable month for BAV

  • our Meat Out organizers - Amy, Chris, Nora, Paula, Alex, Tammy and Tracy
  • Donors who helped us secure a space at SF Pride - Chuck B, Frank C, Gabe Q, George G, Mark H, Naomi S, Nicolas A, Rebecca Y and Stephanie V
  • Robin who arranged and recorded a PSA on KSCU San Jose
  • Lena, Jyoti, & Connie for help with administrative stuff
  • our regular monthly dinner hosts: Alicia & Andrea, Candace & Nancy, Connie, Sean, Dave, Thea, Tammy & Chris
  • our LWP hosts: Thea, Sara, and Matthew (standing in for Robin)
  • our VFP host: Mary
  • the Internal Revenue Service for recognizing the value of our services and our efforts to promote vegetarianism by granting our application for federal tax-exempt status. BAV is now an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 


Other News
More BAVEG News   
New SFBAVEG List Admin

Please welcome Karen to our SFBAVEG List Admin team. Karen has been a member since the group's beginning in October 2001. But even prior to that, she's been a friend to the animals and a supporter of veganism since the 1990s. We're happy to have Karen join our all-volunteer team. Karen is also one of our veggie mentors.

Full House

We had a full house for MEAT MARKET presentation by Erik Marcus (more details and photos here)

Outreach Coordinator

We're still looking for a dynamic Outreach Coordinator!

 


Upcoming Special Events
Peggy Sue at Animal Place   

In addition to our regular monthly events, we have some special events happening in the next couple of months. You can read more about each event by clicking on the links provided.

SAT 4/2 - Road trip to Guerneville for Sparks brunch and Redwoods Hike
All vegan & organic french toast, benedict, scramble, and more! Majestic & Serene Redwoods (organic, possibly vegan?).

SUN 4/3 - Meeting: "Vegetarian Advocacy - What Can We Do", SF, Red Vic Peace Center in the Haight
Join us as we discuss and plan how to sustain and increase veg advocacy within the Bay Area (don't forget, this is Daylight Savings time!)

SAT 4/16 - Special Animal Place Tour, Vacaville
Animal Place is a sanctuary for rescued and abandoned farm animals and more. Join BAV for our special tour organized by Lena.

FRI 5/20 to SUN 5/22 - Vegan Beach Retreat at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Wonderful opportunity for new, aspiring, and experienced veggie folks to connect with like-minded folks, and prepare and enjoy delicious vegan foods. Consider it a camp-out, cooking class, retreat and multi-day Vegan Food Party all rolled into one event! We're about half-full, so don't delay in signing up! Families/kids are welcome.

KFC Update: PETA is still in negotiations with KFC. Based on what we hear, we may suspend this month's KFC demos. Check the online events calendar for the current update.

 


Community Profile
Community Profile   

From writing code to designing flyers to being a costumed chicken or Stormtrooper, meet Chris James, BAV's co-founder & general dogsbody, and a vegan force to be reckoned with.

Read more about Chris James in this month's Community Profile.

Send us your nominations for future interviews.

 


Recipe of the Month
More Recipes   

Thai Pasta

Use the Thai Hot and Sour Dressing recipe (below) from The Saucy Vegetarian

Saute diced celery, carrots, and onions

Cook angel hair pasta per directions

Combine vegetables, pasta, and sauce. Wonderful served warm, or eaten cold the next day. This is also tastes yummy with brown rice instead of pasta.

Thai Hot & Sour Dressing (makes 2/3 cup)

1/4 c fresh lime juice (can use lemon)
3 tbsps peanut butter
2 tbsps tamari soy sauce
1 tbsp dk sesame oil
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp each: ground ginger, crushed garlic, dried spearmint
1/8 tsp crushed hot red pepper flakes

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk together until thick and emusified.


Future Events
  

04/02 Redwoods Road Trip! - Guerneville Add event to your local calendar
04/03 Vegetarian Advocacy - what can we do? - SF - Haight Street Add event to your local calendar
04/09 KFC Protest - SF - 1881 Geary Blvd @ Steiner Add event to your local calendar
04/09 KFC Protest - Palo Alto Add event to your local calendar
04/09 South Bay Dinner - San Jose - Vegetarian House Add event to your local calendar
04/12 Palo Alto Vegan Dinner - Bay Leaf Cafe Add event to your local calendar
04/12 Marin Monthly Outing - San Rafael Add event to your local calendar
04/12 Letter Writing Party - Berkeley - 2000 University Ave. Add event to your local calendar
04/13 SF Dinner - New Ganges Add event to your local calendar
04/16 Animal Place Farm Tour - Vacaville Add event to your local calendar
04/17 Oakland Dinner - New World Vegetarian Restaurant Add event to your local calendar
04/17 Vegan Food Party Picnic with Entertainment! - Golden Gate Park, Bontanical Gardens Add event to your local calendar
04/23 Vegan Brunch - Fellini Add event to your local calendar
04/23 SF Letter Writing Party - 1665 Haight Street Add event to your local calendar
04/23 Palo Alto Letter Writing Party - BayLeaf Cafe Add event to your local calendar
04/28 SF Monthly Dinner - Shangri-La Chinese Add event to your local calendar
04/29 Mill Valley KFC Demo - KFC, 510 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA Add event to your local calendar
04/30 KFC Protest (Monthly) - Pacifica Add event to your local calendar

Note: PETA is still in negotiations with KFC. Based on what we hear, we may suspend this month's KFC demos. Check the events calendar for the current update.

Outlook users can use the 'calendar' icon link (calendar icon link)to add this event to their calendar

For latest news and events for Bay Area Vegetarians, check out the News Blog and Event Calendar. We don't always announce it, but event photos are added periodically to the gallery, too.

 



April 2005
 
In This Issue:
March Meatout Recap
Other News
Upcoming Special Events
Community Profile
Recipe of the Month
Future Events
BAV Resources:
Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Living in the Bay Area
Veggie Mentor Program
Advocacy Rewards Program
Advocacy and Volunteer Ideas
Articles and Guides
BAV News
Discussion Forums
Mailing Lists
Local Events Calendar
Free Restaurant Guide
Eat veg? Then don't leave home without your Restaurant Guide.

You can use Adobe Acrobat reader to print the entire SF Bay Area Restaurant guide or use UG to create and print your own custom guide.

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