Guess Who's Turning Three?
BAV will be celebrating its 3rd Anniversary/Birthday
this October! Please plan on joining us on Saturday, October
2nd at 5 pm for the big event. We intend to have an incredible
and highly edible vegan food party to celebrate. It will be in
San Mateo, in the community room complex where Lyman hosted the
Comedy VFP in 2003.
We will have special door prizes and lots of yummy
food. If you have ideas, etc., that you would like to contribute
to this special event, please feel free to email
us. In addition to BAV's 3rd Anniversary/Birthday, we will
also be celebrating:
- World Vegetarian Awareness Month
- World Farmed Animal Day (10/2)
- all of our October vegetarian/vegan anniversaries
- October birthdays
so we can plan appropriately, and remember to let us know if you're
celebrating an Oct. b-day or veg*n anniversary.
Tell Arnie to Terminate Animal Cruelty! YES on
Though several countries around the world have banned
force-feeding fowl, this is the first time this type of legislation
has made it this far in the U. S. SB 1520 makes the practice of
force-feeding ducks and geese illegal by 2012, and it also bans
the sale of the cruel product.
Gov. Schwarzenegger has received more calls to veto
the foie gras bill than to sign it. So, contacting his office
is not a mere formality, but a necessity if this bill is to pass.
Please voice your support with the automated phone
system. It's quick and easy.
Call automated system at 916-445-2841
2 to voice concern on a bill,
then press 4 to comment on SB
then press 1 to support the bill.
Alternatively, you can
email or fax:
Governor Schwarzenegger, State Capitol Building, Sacramento,
CA 95814, fax: 916-445-4633, e-mail: www.govmail.ca.gov
Veg Mentor Program
We are pleased to announce the start of our long-awaited
Mentor Program! The Mentor program is designed to provide a support
network to folks who have already made the decision that they
want to be vegan/vegetarian, but have questions or just want
to connect with others who are also making the same transition.
So please share information about this new program with your
family & friends!
More info: www.bayareaveg.org/mentor.htm
But You Eat Fish, Don't You?!
Every vegetarian has heard this at least once or
twice ... unfortunately, many non-vegetarians (and even some 'vegetarians')
don't realize that fish are not a vegetable. Well, with many thanks
to Mat Thomas, hopefully the new Bay Area Vegetarians brochure
on this topic will set the record straight. Check it out!
More info: www.bayareaveg.org/articles
We’ve gotten some great new prizes donated
for the Advocacy Rewards Program. So, now you can get out there
and help the animals and increase your chances to win some great
prizes, like a Swedish massage, or vegan meals and products delivered
to your door!
So join us for our next KFC leafleting on 9/25, letter writing
party (always the 3rd Thursday), or better yet -- organize a new
advocacy event in your neighborhood! Be sure to visit the events
calendar to see the most current list of events.
More info: www.bayareaveg.org/arp.htm
of the Month
CHICKEN-OUT: Get the chicken out of your kitchen
with this delicious recipe.
Chick-Peas A La King
adapted from Vegan Vittles, presented at August VFP, serves 8.
2 tbsp canola oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 c whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp dried thyme leaves
¼ tsp ground black pepper
4 cups plain soymilk
2 cans (15 oz) chickpeas
1 cup diced green onions
Sauté mushrooms and bell peppers, for 3-4 minutes. Stir
in flour, nutritional yeast flakes and spices. Cook, stirring
constantly, for a couple of minutes.
Remove pan from heat and gradually stir in the milk to keep
the mixture smooth and free from lumps. Use a whisk to make it
a bit smoother.
Place the saucepan over medium high heat and cook, stirring
constantly until the mixture thickens & comes to a boil.
Reduce heat to low & add chickpeas & green onions.
More BAV Recipes
Sun 9/05 - Vegan Food Party - San Pedro Park, Pacifica
Thu 9/09 - SF Dinner (*2nd Thursday) – New Ganges Restaurant
Fri 9/10-12 - Vegan Camping Trip - Butano State Park, Pescadero
Tue 9/14 - Monthly Palo Alto Vegan Dinner (2nd Tues) - BayLeaf
Thu 9/16 - Letter Writing Party (*3rd Thursday), MaggieMudd, SF
Sun 9/19 - Vegan Food Party - Lake Temescal (Oakland)
Sun 9/19 - Oakland Dinner (*3rd Sun) - New World Vegetarian Restaurant
Thu 9/23 - SF Dinner (*Last Thursday) - Shangri-La Vegetarian Restaurant
Sat 9/25 - KFC Leafleting* - Pacifica
Sat 10/2 – BAV
3rd Birthday/Anniversary Party! – San Mateo
See Event Calendar www.BayAreaVeg.org/events.php for
more details & future events.