Volume 1 Issue 9

News Bites

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

Please RSVP so we can plan appropriately, and remember to let us know if you're celebrating an Oct. b-day or veg*n anniversary.

Foie Gras

Tell Arnie to Terminate Animal Cruelty! YES on SB 1520!

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. Call now!

Please voice your support with the automated phone system. It's quick and easy.

Call automated system at 916-445-2841
Press 2 to voice concern on a bill,
then press 4 to comment on SB 1520,
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

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?!

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


Advocacy Rewards Program

Advocacy is Rewarding!

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


Chick-Peas A La King

Recipes 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


Future Events

Upcoming Events

September (*Monthly event)
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 Cafe
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.